Western Migration by Briar Bonifacio + Michael Sieben

Saturday  9 July  2016  6:30 PM    Friday  22 July  2016 9:30 PM
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Needles & Pens presents,

WESTERN MIGRATION
New Paintings and Drawings by
Briar Bonifacio + Michael Sieben

Open Reception: Saturday July 9, 2016 from 6:00-9:30 p.m.
(runs through 8/2/16)

Both Bonifacio and Sieben live and work in Austin, TX, creating murals, illustrations, paintings, skateboard graphics, and sculptures. Briar’s drawing style is reminiscent of 1950’s American advertising with household items, animals and food all coming to life: wasabi characters, sushi-roll men, bluebirds, Buddhist bandit cats, Egyptian ladybugs and Gaudí-like birdhouses all have a story to tell you in his paintings. Bonifacio has been painting murals for the past 23 years and has exhibited from Hong Kong to New York. He has worked with Deitch Projects, bringing his characters to life for art parades and has also created a forest of smiling trees with Pope Park in Hartford, CT.

Michael Sieben is best known for his cast of invented characters, whose portraits mirror our own trials and tribulations of modern-day existence, their weariness and wounds worn proudly as opposed to being hidden. Sieben is currently the managing editor of Thrasher magazine and has a monthly column in Juxtapoz magazine. In addition, he co-owns a small skateboard brand called The Program and is an active member of the Okay Mountain art collective, founded in Austin, TX, in 2006.

For more information:
www.dearninja.com
@dearninja

msieben.com
programskates.com
okaymountain.com
@sieben_up

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