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Austin Figurative Project show tonight

In a timely followup to EAST, Austin artist David Ohlerking has organized a large group show called the Austin Figurative Project: 30 artists paint the same models, with each model painted from the front, back, left and right by a different artist. It sounds like a terrific way to get to know a bunch of Austin painters at once. Some of the participants who've been on my radar include Felice House, Katy O'Connor, Ohlerking himself, and the usual suspects Chris Chappell and Michael Schliefke.

Tonight, Friday 11/24/06, from 7 to 10 at Gutterkitty Studios, 102 Krebs Lane (on South Congress opposite Ruta Maya).

If that's not enough collaboration for you, Ohlerking is also at work on an upcoming show with Chris Chappell in which they'll each offer their own views of the same subjects.

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Update: It was an interesting show. Judging by the artists I was already familiar with, the pieces were often very different from the artists' ordinary body of work. The models had posed for just 15 minutes, making it a quick-draw challenge and a big departure from many participants' usual working methods. Even if it wasn't the representative catalog of Austin portraitists I'd had in my head, there was lots of good stuff, especially Ohlerking's own thickly layered oils. I'm looking forward to the Chappell/Ohlerking extravaganze in the new year.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2006.11.25
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