Avec Moi Ce Soir?
This is not an official "review" per se of the magnificent work by local artist Xavier Schipani. This is a tease, a whetting, a wetting, a preview, a by-way-of-introduction, a who's-that-boy, an appreciation. A simple appreciation.
I'll leave the really deep and dirty art-cheology to my better, Andy Campbell, but for now will pull back the curtain on all of these gorgeous wood-cut-esque, tattoo-flashy, Tom o' Finlandy hard blacks and hard whites you've been seeing around town lately. It's Xavier.
The only thing I know about X is that he's a handsome butch I've seen at Eastside Showroom and Bernadatte's (Rest in Peace) and GF Alana has an incredible voice and terrific karaoke presence. Like I said, this is barely even a qualified introduction. I'm in SXSW hades, at the office, awaiting copy that may never come, so I just wanted to be productive and share with you, dear readers, the identity behind this stirring art. Oh, and supposedly, Xavier designed this year's GayBiGayGay volunteer crew T-shirt. Don't know about you, but I am now seriously regretting not being able to sign up. Obviously, click all the highlighted links herein. You will see more art.
Expect to see/hear/feel more. Much more.