Art Whino: Austin - May 22, 2010

Art Whino: AUSTIN
Featuring the artwork of
Dave Lowell, Graham Franciose and Brent Houzenga



Art Whino makes it’s way to Austin, TX for its “Lone Star State” premiere. Art Whino will be showcasing some of the area’s best talent. Texas artists Dave Lowell and Graham Francoise join Iowa artist Brent Houzenga in a powerful Now Brow exhibition, three distinct but cohesive artistic stylings. These artists deliver works that cover the whole spectrum, from the illustrative works of Graham Franciose contrasts well with the stencil works of edgy Dave Lowell and interpretive Brent Houzenga. Together they pack a powerful punch of New Brow figurative works with a Texas twang.

Saturday, May 22th, from 5pm – 11pm

Location: Seventy Seven Gallery
900 E. 6th St. #103, Austin TX 78702

Show end date: June 5th

Live DJ sets by:
Weight, Mad Classy, and Irresponsible Voltron

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Dave Lowell


Dave works with a combination of multi-layer stencils and freehand spraying. His preference is using found materials as canvas when possible. He likes the challenge it presents; ad how the materials are utilized to contrast and balance the aesthetic of his work. He includes elements of text and writing which adds a level of exchange with the viewer. He also has two cats and says he is still growing up in Austin, Texas.

Graham Franciose


Relatable and honest, Graham's works are some of the most gentle, yet emotionally evocative works ever featured at Art Whino. His imaginative illustrative paintings are small in size and big on emotion, each depicting its own little narrative, often dreamily reminiscent, reaching deep into the human condition and showing us all little pieces of ourselves along the way.

"A lot of my work deals with the quiet moments in a story, between the excitement and action where characters deal with internal conflicts, doubt, loneliness, wonder, apprehension. My work often comes across as sad and melancholy, but there is always a sense of hope that I am trying to portray."

Graham Franciose graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School in 2005l. He has exhibited his work for the last five years across the United States and has been published in various art publications and children's educational books. When he is not painting he is probably riding his skateboard, rolling skeeballs, spending time with his girlfriend, or wishing he was doing any of those things.


Brent Houzenga


Brent Houzenga is an artist living in Des Moines, IA. Houzenga is originally from Fulton, IL. He studied printmaking and graphic design at Western Illinois University before moving to Des Moines in 2006. Since relocating to Des Moines Houzenga's work has been featured in many group and solo shows on the local and national level.

Houzenga’s inspiration stems from modern art, comic books, punk rock posters and album covers, graphic design, street art and the desire to accomplish something with his time spent on earth.


Art Whino

ImageArt Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest and rawest talent from around the world. With over 700 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.

Seventy Seven

ImageCome visit the newly opened Gallery in downtown Austin whose goal is to exhibit talented young emerging artists. With the owner Jon Bookers background as an artists himself he thrives to expose the latest talent for the Texas area.

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