Graffiti beats, tramps and cowboys at the Do Right Hall Saturday
MARFA – The Do Right Hall is pleased to host an exhibition of paintings by Bruce Lee Webb.
Webb’s current work deals with hobos, tramps, cowboys and occult themes.
A reception for Bruce’s exhibition will be from 4-7pm Saturday, September 29 at the Hall, 110 W. Dallas Street, Marfa.
Webb says, “I am inspired by the Beats and vintage railroad graffiti and occult doctrines.”
He’s been painting profile heads since the early 1980s and was first inspired to make his own punk rock T-shirt design where his spiked head figure first turned up on a Suicidal Tendencies shirt in 1982. His collection of antique occult books serve as a spring board for ideas in his art today.
Born in 1966 in Waxahachie, Texas, Webb returned to Waxahachie in 1986 with his wife Julie, and they now run the eclectic Webb Gallery. Bruce grew up in Oak Cliff and Richardson where he got into skateboarding and punk rock around 1978, and it changed his life forever. His mother took him ‘antiquing’ with her from his earliest childhood memories and it is where he began to collect stuff, too. His collections inspire him today.
Through the Webb Gallery, Bruce and Julie became interested in southern folk art and started criss-crossing the country in search of miraculous treasures and venerable sage-like artists way off the main roads in rural America. Meeting and living with these older self-taught artists had a deep impact on Bruce’s life and work.
Bruce paints every day and lives for cross-country road trips to buy the real stuff of dreams.
The weekend hours for Bruce’s exhibition are Friday and Saturday, noon to 7pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm.
October 2, 5-7pm – “Giant Double Rainbow” by Wyatt Michael
This will be Wyatt’s first-ever show. For a couple of years, Wyatt has been obsessed with painting rainbows. He’s done 100s of them. As many as will fit on the big wall space will be exhibited. Wyatt’s proud grandparents, Lori and Big Guy from Chicago will be in attendance.
Randy Murphy: “Suburban Swingers”
Reception: October 5, 9:30pm until we kick everyone out.
Several years ago, Randy Murphy acquired a collection of slides in Lubbock. These gorgeous images of a 1950s swingers’ party are the real deal. They’re sexy, they’re risque, they’re curious, they’re the gorgeous bank teller with a cocktail, cat-eye glasses and no clothes. There ‘tis.
The show will be on exhibit during Chinati Weekend and maybe longer.
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