On March 9th, Gallery Lucid will be presenting a solo show by Doug LaRue. This will be something a little different than the artists we typically present. Doug is an Austin-local painter, photographer, and ink artist.
He was exposed to a wide range of creative expression at an early age and embraced the organic nature of painting expressed by his mother, and the technical aspects of Photography and Design he drew from his father, an Engineer.
LaRue took classes in photography at SMU and interned with several photographers including Dan Coleman, a peer of Ansel Adams in the 60’s. He got a BS in Environmental Design while working as a photojournalist and artist for newspapers and magazines
Doug is always creating. He has worked in architecture, been a creative director, a medical illustrator, a photographer, cinematographer, a painter, and he owned and operated an arts Zine in Austin.
Join us for his solo show. It will be sponsored by The Brewtorium; lite fare will be provided, and the show will run through April 6th.
Join us for a FREE reception and art show at Gallery Lucid with artist Elliot Rogers for his first solo show - “Mindscapes” as we celebrate his vibrantly colored, mind-bending artwork from 6pm to 9pm on Dec. 15th. Elliot constructs hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other. Pair this with live music by Fyo͞oɡ (aka William Allan Ross), as well as a preview of Elliot’s upcoming album of electronic music (Mystic Prism).
Elliot’s work is the kind you can get lost in while listening to ethereal tones that warp along with the fold of psychedelic patterns on the canvas. The magic is that Elliot composes and performs that very music. He is known for reality-challenging art and chill, flowing music. Elliot’s art combines aspects of surrealism, abstraction, and psychedelic visionary art. Using vibrant colors, mathematical forms, and repetition, he constructs hypnotic spaces, which reflect inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other. His art combines aspects of surrealism, abstraction, and psychedelic visionary art. Using vibrant colors, mathematical forms, and repetition, he constructs hypnotic spaces, which reflect inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other.
Elliot will have large and small original paintings, as well as prints and giclées available for purchase. We usually require that purchased paintings stay up throughout the show, but as this is the gift-giving season, we will be allowing those who desire to take the works home with them that night!
Enjoy complimentary creative spirits from Dulce Vida Tequila -Austin (including a return of the favorite Perfect Paloma)
Join Gallery Lucid for this highly-anticipated FREE EVENT on December 8th, as we welcome back visionary artist Leah Dorrian to close out her first solo-artist exhibition. Not only are we welcoming her back, we are welcoming her to Austin. She loved Austin so much when she visited for the opening of her show, she decided this is where she wants to live! Our city is different and amazing and artists from everywhere recognize it the moment they get to Austin.
Join us from 6pm to 9pm to meet Leah Dorrian, enjoy liquors and liqueurs provided by Revolution Spirits, deliciously dark craft beer brewed by Black Star Co-op, and delicious organic coffee from Fat Cat's of Austin.
Leah's art is a form of communication which expresses the subconscious, spirituality, beauty, divinity, and nature in various archetypal modalities. It is embedded with symbols and messages that invite the viewer into intuitive contemplation of the intrinsic nature of the human experience beyond our physical reality. Venturing deep into the mind, Leah's art captures the reverberations of what she has discovered and wishes to share with the collective consciousness to illuminate an ambience of mystery, magic, and peace. From Akashic Records to torroidal unfoldings, Leah's works epitomize the upward shift of human consciousness.
10% of sales for the entire run of the show will go to benefit All Things Wild Rehabilitation. ATW rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife and release them back into the appropriate habitat and also provides sanctuary for all animals in need. This charity was chosen by the artist, Leah Dorrian.
Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors!
We met Leah Dorrian as she traversed her way across the U.S. in her transition move from Maryland to California. She found herself in Austin and decided to see if there were any visionary art galleries in Austin. She walked in and we were instantly attracted to her spirit. As we spoke, Leah began to effuse art, light, and empathy and it quickly became obvious that she was more than just a traveler who stumbled into our visionary establishment.
Leah's art is a form of communication which expresses the subconscious, spirituality, beauty, divinity, and nature in various archetypal modalities. It is embedded with symbols and messages that invite the viewer into intuitive contemplation of the intrinsic nature of the human experience beyond our physical reality. Venturing deep into the mind, Leah's art captures the reverberations of what she has discovered and wishes to share with the collective consciousness to illuminate an ambience of mystery, magic, and peace.
In 1995, Leah Dorrian was gifted from the universe to her mother Jill and father, John in Rockville, Maryland. She came into the world with two older siblings and one more to come. Her childhood was filled with creative freedom in the realms of art and music, where she developed what would become a lifelong passion for both.
When she was six, her mother encouraged her to develop her artistic skills further by submitting works to a professional artist's guild where she was accepted and began to create amongst inspiring and accomplished artists. She says she will never forget her first day. She spent three hours at an adult-sized stool, hovering over her workspace, creating a landscape painting of a mountain and lake with a sailboat floating off into the distance.
"This was the beginning of my humbling journey within the artistic world where I started studying and making art with intention, using it as a tool to explore my imagination, spirituality, and the vast possibilities of creation."
She attended the Arts and Communications Academy in Frederick, Maryland where she continued studies in art history and studio art, becoming a featured artist in galleries of the Walter’s Art Museum of Baltimore and the Delaplaine Art Center of Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in graphic design at the University of Maryland.
In her sophomore year, after delving deeper into yoga and meditation practices and experiencing profound shamanic and transcendental experiences, her art began to take on a surrealistic quality that matured into the visionary artworks that epitomize the messages and energetic representations of matter in other realms of the subconscious that she was exploring. She has live painted at various music and art festivals including Envision Festival in Costa Rica, the Conscious Collective in Pennsylvania, Clustxr in West Virginia, and Kinnection Campout in Tennessee.
After graduating, she created began a freelance art and design business Dorrian Designs, working with clients on projects from logo designs to huge mural paintings, tattoo designs to documentary music scores- and anything else creative that was in alignment with her heart! She is more than just an art creation machine, she embraces traveling, photography, reading, hiking, dancing, singing, and connecting with nature and people.
On September 1. 2018, she set off from her studio in Maryland to embark on a month and a half long adventure across the country to paint en plein air in awe-inspiring settings within National Parks. Drawing from her love of nature, wildlife, music, and environmental sustainability, I created works of art and musical pieces that brought an awareness to the importance of cherishing nature. Her work is a conduit and invitation to the viewer to unconditionally embrace the vast expanse of their consciousness. She views herself as a dedicated artist for the global awakening of humanity.
Join us November 18th at Gallery Lucid from 6pm-9pm for an evening of beauty, insight, and expression.
A portion of the proceeds go to All Things Wild, an Austin organization that promotes respect and compassion for all wildlife through public education and awareness; to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife and release them back into the appropriate habitat; and to provide sanctuary for all animals in need.
Typically, I write write artist profiles for this blog. Today, I am going to let J.C. Amorrortu's words do most of the speaking:
"I was re-incarnated in the city of Lima, Peru on June 23rd into a family of thinkers, professionals and doctors. I remember at a very young age looking through my uncle’s books of medicine and pathology and reading books about the old master painters, hence developing a very especial interest in the human condition and anatomy. I have been doing art for fun since I was a little kid; now I do it as therapy, as a way to further my spiritual evolution in this planet, to have fun and to live.
I moved to Austin in December 21st, 2000. I hold a Bachelors degree in Graphic design, which with addition to all my art studies I have done, in both application and history, have helped me to find a balance in pursuing my vision. My work is difficult to put into one category. I refuse to be put into categories and/or styles. Art is my higher purpose and I march to the beat of my own drum. I acknowledge both the light and the dark in this waking dream we call life. Dreams, past experiences, traumas, fears, love, death among others intertwine to create something unique; sometimes funny, sometimes serious or both".
J.C.'s work will be on display until November 10th.
Join Gallery Lucid, J.C. Amorrortu, Juan Villegas and Kalee Espitia for the closing reception for the Miradas Profundas show being held from 6-9 pm at Gallery Lucid on November10th.
J.C. and Juan Villegas will be unveiling their first collaborative work together! These are two of our favorite Austin artists and we are thrilled to see what they have jointly created.
The most exciting part? We have no idea what they have in store for us. We know the magic of their individual efforts and can only imagine what will be produced collaboratively. Come be surprised with us!
Juan Villegas was born in the city of Cali, Colombia, on May 25th 1987 into a family of entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians. With such a rich family environment, he quickly started developing an interest in the arts.
After graduating high school in 2005, Juan moved to Austin, Texas to continue his journey in art and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of Fine Arts, focusing in drawing and painting.
His work consists of dreamlike images occurring where fantasy and reality meet and where time and memory shift. His images invite the viewer to step into a realm of higher consciousness where the subconscious and the physical world dance and fly together. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language via his painting, Juan seduces viewers into a world of equilibrium where intervals of allegory articulate the streams of our human condition.
Gallery Lucid welcomes you to experience the haunting, sweet, and brazen work of three local artists whose work begs a double-take. The subjects of Juan Carlos Amorrortu, Kalee M Espitia Art and Juan Villegas watch you just as profoundly as you watch them.
The show runs October 20th through November 10th, with Opening Reception on October 20th from 6pm to 9pm. This exhibition is intentionally placed during the month in which the veil is thinnest. Artists will be in attendance for the opening event--and you'll want to meet them. If the gazes from the canvas were not enough to entrance, the stories behind many of them are moving, funny, or even heartbreaking!
The event will feature a live music performance by upright bassist Adam Koch.
The night will be replete with refremshments, with beer from local brewery and restaurant Black Star Coop, and iced coffee and treats by Fat Cats Organic Coffee & Desserts (a perfect little cafe serving up the curators' favorite ice cream and gluten-free treats!).
This is a FREE event, and a portion of the proceeds go to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a remarkable organization with more than 19,000 volunteers working to feed the homeless and the hungry in Austin.
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See you there!
Collaboration is key! Each piece was created by two or more artists, and that vibe of coming together resonated throughout the run of the show, with collaborative music, dance, tea service and more throughout the last month. What a show Merging Perspectives turned out to be!
Now it's coming to a close this Saturday, October 13th from 6pm to 9pm at Gallery Lucid, with live painting from the artists of Merging Perspectives. An informal, energetic gathering, the live paintings give the public an inspiring view into the artists' processes. For this event, though, we see several artists working on their processes together. It's a chance to meet the artists, get inspired, and enjoy the show once more before the paintings move to a new home. We've loved hosting the artists and their mind-bending works--this is definitely a show we're going to miss!
Evan Wagoner "Axiom"
William Allan Ros "W.A.R"
Remember a portion of the proceeds from this show goes out to Art from the Streets, providing a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit of homeless and at-risk people is nurtured through artistic expression, and who provides them with a source of pride and income through the sale and display of their work. Purchase art you love and support a creative, wonderful cause!
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Vervain Hellsdottir--artist, tea server, songwriter, witch and priestess--joined the Merging Perspectives show at Gallery Lucid, bringing her flair and her pensive energy, then left with an invitation to join her at Guan Yin Tea House. She rocked an opening recpetion, then served tradition Chinese tea into the wee hours of the morning.
After a packed house for the opening reception, Vervain returns again to Gallery Lucid for a tea sit, "holding space with the tea for beautiful and transformative conversations and quiet moments between strangers and friends over Gong Fu Cha".
This woman-of-many-paths will not only be serving, she will be performing live music, as will Peacefox and Zena Siren of Cosmic Contract in an evening designed to flow with connection and beauty. See her collaborative art with Zena Siren, hear the uplifting tones as you sip traditional Chinese tea--you'll be set for a memorable evening!
Vervain and Gong Fu Cha: Evening of Tea
6pm to 9pm
Bring friends and loved ones, share tea, art, music and space.
See you there!
...To a very unique healing center encased within an art gallery specializing in visionary, surrealism, and psychedelic art.
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