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Lawndale Art Center

About ___ Rocks • Russell Etchen

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

About ___ Rocks • Russell Etchen

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present a new mural by Russell Etchen. About ___ Rocks will be the sixth mural produced for the 3,200 sq. ft. north exterior of Lawndale. Etchen's mural will include a pattern of rocks or heads repeated throughout the mural that he describes as, "represent[ing] Us, You, Me. How so many of our lives have been distilled to one box or another. How individualism is an illusion. How we're parts of a bigger whole. How we've actually become digital heads-in-a-box-The Profile Picture. An avatar on screen. Floating EYES looking at everything." Etchen currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and is a founding member of Sketch Klubb and former director of Domy Books. The new mural, titled About ___ Rocks, will open Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1 - 3 PM and remain on view through January 2017.

About the Exhibition

About the Artist

Born 1979 in Shreveport, LA, Russell Etchen is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. A dilettante, recovering fundamentalist, and an emotionally damaged humanist, Etchen has spent twenty years unlearning, seeking, and striving for something that could be mistaken for integrity. Additionally, he's a founding member of Houston’s underground music promotion collective Hands Up Houston, the former director of Domy Books, a founding member of Sketch Klubb, the art director of the short-lived magazine Left Of The Dial, and co-curator of The Secret History of Punk Rock: Visual Vitriol at Lawndale Art Center in 2000.

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