Lawndale Art Center is a nonprofit alternative exhibition space dedicated to the presentation of
contemporary art in all media, with an emphasis on the work of
Houston area artists.
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 12-5; Closed Sunday
Admission: Free
Sang-Mi Yoo - Mimicry, 2012
Pigment inkjet print, laser cut wool felt, latex paint Dimensions variable

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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.


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.
New mural by
Russell Etchen
on view
February 27, 2016 - January 2017
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About ___ Rocks | Russell Etchen
North Exterior Wall