“How Life Is – Rap in Rural Louisiana”— A solo exhibition by Graham Dickie
Graham Dickie, AgavePrint, and the Alexia Foundation present the exhibition “How Life Is,” a selection of Dickie’s photographs about hip-hop in rural Southeast Louisiana. “How Life Is” approaches Southern rap with a grassroots, humanistic perspective, focusing on aspiring artists and how their music relates to their communities and everyday lives.
Inspired in part by the Austin native and legendary Blues folklorist Alan Lomax, Dickie has traveled to dozens of towns in Louisiana and the Deep South for this ongoing work, seeking new narratives within rap and how it fits into the bigger picture of the South today.
The show will remain open throughout SXSW and encourage viewers to consider music within its broader social and economic context.
Graham will also screen his documentary on the same subject, “Till We All Gone,” and is offering almost two dozen prints for sale in order to return to Louisiana.
AgavePrint is pleased to present Real Subjects, a collection of images from “Harlem’s official street photographer,” Khalik Allah. Join us for the opening reception Saturday, March 12th from 6-10 p.m. There will a screening of Khalik’s acclaimed short film Field Niggas from 7-8 p.m., followed by an artist’s talk. The exhibition will be on view at AgavePrint, 1312 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702, through March.
Join AgavePrint for the opening reception of Contemporary Approaches to Collagraph Techniques | Works by Emily Eaton and Ethan Odness; February 5th 6:30-9:30 pm.
To celebrate Print Austin, AgavePrint is pleased to host two atypical artists working with the print process of Collagraphy. Both artists experiment with textural elements to produce wildly colorful and unique prints. Each brings a distinct style, unifying an organic and geometric aesthetic.
Come join us. Meet the artists and enjoy food and beverage to celebrate this great Print Austin event!
Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Show will run from February 5 – March 5
M-F 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
1312 E. Cesar Chavez St | Austin, Tx www.agaveprint.com
AgavePrint is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of George Brainard’sAll Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits.The Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up, one of America’s premier car shows, attracts hot rod and custom car fans from around the world, bringing them to Austin every spring. George Brainard began photographing the Round Up in 2003 on behalf of the show hosts, The Kontinentals Car Club. Finding himself interested as much in the crowd and the culture as in the cars, he began taking pictures of people at the show.
All Tore Up presents portraits of these people, who are as distinctive as the cars they love. Allowing his subjects to pose themselves against a plain white background and write their own captions for their photographs, Brainard cuts through the visual spectacle of the car show and finds the essence of the people who are a part of it, capturing a fascinating pop subculture of American life.
George Brainard is a sixth-generation Texan whose photographs have
appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Times of London, and many other national and international publications and advertisements. In his twenty-plus years of professional experience, he has photographed everything from homeless teenagers to rock stars and chickens. A former working musician, Brainard has also shot more than fifty CD covers.
All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits by George Brainard
November 14th through 30th.
Weekend gallery hours through 11/22 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Space Exploration, a multidisciplinary, space-themed exhibition showcasing recent works by Nancy Mims, Dan Winters and Lauren Jaben, opens on May 2 at AgavePrint, and will run through June 12. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m.