They Won't Leave You Hanging
Which is as true as that whole thing about how people – famous people, say: celebrities – always die in threes. Which is to say: It's bullshit.
People die all the time, and only goofy-ass gerrymandering of categories and times, only arbitrary demarcations of value, result in what appears to be folks cacking in rough groups of three.
And good things can also come in twos or fours, of course. Or even, Lotto-wise, fucking millions at a time, amirite?
Nevertheless, what we've got here is a definite case of the threes, and a damned fine case it is:
Bart Kibbe is the graphic designer for the Austin Museum of Art. Impressive, yes; but all you'd have to do is remember the poster he did for The Belmont back when that gin-flooded joint first opened its doors, and you'd raise an appreciative eyebrow at sight of his name.
Tony Diaz is the head honcho of Industry Print Shop – and a man whose artworks are, regardless of which pigment he's using to improve any manner of substrates, also renowned.
Brian Maclaskey of Squid Ink Kollective is no stranger to creating psychedelic, multilayered prints of whatever mental dynamite his brain has cooked up to blow your mind.
And the three of these gentlemen – these gentlemen artistes – are opening a gallery of their own. Beyond the confines of their workaday printshops. Outside the quotidian box of making an inkstained living. Into the realm of Get A Load Of This Stark Non-Commercial Beauty On Display In A Separate Place Reserved For Offering Your Eyes A Compelling Environment.
Also, they're not averse to beer.
This last will be especially evident on Friday, May 18, 6-9pm, when the trio's "Blood, Sweat & Mostly Tears" exhibition inaugurates their new High Five space in a night of creative celebration.
[Editor's Note: The rumors of any drunken "squeegee races"
are probably just that: Rumors. *cough* But our money's on Team Rammstein.]