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2016 Mural by Russell Etchen
Lawndale Art Center

January, 2016

New mural by
Russell Etchen
on view
February 27, 2016 - January 2017
at Lawndale Art Center 

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 27, 2016
1 - 3 PM

About ___ Rocks | Russell Etchen
North Exterior Wall  
Houston, Texas - Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present a new mural by Russell EtchenAbout ___ 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 BooksThe new mural, titled About ___ Rocks, will open SaturdayFebruary 27, 2016, 1 - 3 PM and remain on view through January 2017.
To download the press release as a PDF click here. For high resolution images, please contact Dennis Nance at

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.

About Lawndale:  
Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists.
Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston's diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Gallery Hours:  Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 12-5; Closed Sunday


Viewing Dates: Mural on view March 13, 2014 - January 9, 2016  

For additional information, please contact:
Dennis Nance

Programs at Lawndale Art Center are supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, John P. McGovern Foundation, Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Mid-America Arts Alliance, John M. O'Quinn, Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Paula Murphy, Nicole and Joey Romano, Don Sanders and Laura Moore, Scott R. Sparvero, Mary Martha and Joel Staff, Nancy and Sidney Williams, Nina and Michael Zilkha, Abel Design Group, Architectural Floors, Sterling McCall Lexus, TeleFlex, United Airlines and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.

Lawndale Art Center


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