In Autumn 2018 DPG and North End Sketch Club went ON TOUR big style to Texas and became embedded into the rural community of Kingsbury, a small town between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Facilitated by Habitable Spaces, an artist residency program run on an organic working farm, I was allowed the opportunity to work with the local community using the residency as a base and anchor point. Using North End Sketch Club to get to know local members of the community and their businesses I was able to build a network of people interested and supportive of the idea of taking over a local building to host Dead Pigeon Gallery. This time, agreement came from the wonderful local Kingsbury Voluntary Fire Department who hosted DPG, in their brand new purpose built meeting hall and fire station, with every volunteer member of the Fire Department incorporated into the show via portraits taken by American photographer, Mercedes Fowler.
Exhibiting Artist: Adam Blaustein Rejto, Trish Simonite, Buster Graybill, Jayne Lawless, Justin Garrett, Mercedes Fowler, Bill Heinemeir, C Shane Heinemeir, John Ward, Reynaldo Budhi, F.L. McElroy, Ollie Morris, Marika Bordes, Alan Schreiber, Connor Frew, Morgan Young, Old Kingsbury Aerodrome, David Larison, Jackson Click
While in Texas I created vlogs on my YouTube channel. This included a film of the exhibition in Kingsbury Voluntary Fire Department which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/qO_gCFEKAlc
My YouTube channel includes other videos of my time in Texas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfdtBwZ8SmD4-5LUnriSUw/videos
While working with Marika Bordes, a sculptor from Haiti, who was based in Seguine, Texas at the time, I was interviewed by Marika’s husband Dennis Matin for his podcast, Touchstones of the Inspired Life. You can hear this interview here:
See the project proposal on Habitable Spaces website: https://www.habitablespaces.org/jayne-lawless