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ArtWalk Opening – Brad Tucker
March 9 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center presents a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker opening Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 6:30 PM. Tucker’s exhibition, Standard Tan, includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, his work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture. Tucker’s experience as an artist, skateboarder, musician, and teacher reveals itself in his work through the use of abstracted shapes, text, and sound elements encountered in his daily life. This exhibition will remain on view through June 2, 2019.
Also on view in the second-floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, New Orleans-based artist, musician, and puppeteer Miss Pussycat presents an installation of her puppets and their worlds for the exhibition The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat. In GAC’s second-floor vault, Miss Pussycat’s partner Quintron presents one of his most notable inventions, the Drum Buddy. DRUM BUDDY (Miss Pussycat Model) is a one of a kind version of his light activated, analog synthesizer, installed to activate the unique acoustics of one of GAC’s historic vaults. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 21, 2019.
GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded here. GAC’s galleries are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is free at all times.
These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.