Spellerberg Projects

Hollie Brown and Sam Foster, Crud in Mud

Dec 18 2020 – Ongoing

Spellerberg Projects
103 S Main St, Lockhart TX

Outdoor opening, December 18 2020, 7pm
Meet artist Sam Foster and view the show from the sidewalk.
Please wear a mask.

Conversations between the paintings and sculpture of Hollie Brown and Sam Foster. Grecian statues next to the often underrepresented disabled bodies. A warped reflection pool on one side of the mountain. On the other side a human being breaks through a distorted image, climbing or clinging to the painted rock face. Evangelicals praising Satan. Under this idealized corporeal criteria, the subjects of these images are restrained in colorful cages or arranged in the textured space as presented by the artists.

Hollie Brown received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of California, Riverside. Her recent solo show was in the Masur Building of downtown Lockhart, a current flex space for Spellerberg Projects. The odd walls and restrictions caused Brown to approach the space with two site specific murals and one giant paper mache bone. Brown lives in Texas. Website

Sam Foster grew up in Lawrence, KS and graduated with a BFA from Milwaukee institute of Art and Design in painting and studio art (2012). Sam works and lives in Austin, TX, and creates paintings and video art inspired by his life experiences. His paintings incorporate garish oils and collaged elements.

Ralph Fulton Jr, New Found Friends

Feb 7 2020 – Ongoing

Photo by Laurel Coyle

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Curated by Hollie Brown

Open by appointment, contact Ralph Fulton Jr.
EmailInstagram • 512-787-7934

Artist Statement:

“I’m attracted to woodworking and painting because both require unique problem solving. I really enjoy painting because it is free of the rules of physics that are required in woodworking. It allows me to be truly free with my style and not rigid. Humans, animals, inanimate objects, random shapes and the space between are used to make my paintings. I use bright colors depicting these objects in action and at rest, in predicaments that may not be so graceful or comfortable looking. I try to catch these moments, and allow the viewer to come away with their own version of what is going on or what is about to happen… this is what I find very amusing.

“I usually title my paintings and I encourage the viewer to come up with their own title or caption, as we all relate to these every day moments but with our own interpretation. Maybe it just creates an emotion, like or dislike.”

Artist’s Instagram

Elijah Barrett, New Work

Oct 16 2020 – Ongoing

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX

Elijah Barrett lives and works in Austin, TX. He earned a BA in art from Yale University and is currently completing an MFA in photography at the University of Hartford–Hartford Art School. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Central Texas College, and Spellerberg Projects.

Artist’s Statement:

“My second show at Spellerberg Projects presents five color pictures that reflect my sense of idealism and pessimism in the face of an uncertain feature. A young man holding a blank booklet as if reading aloud to the creek before him, a rainbow with an unfinished anarchist A sprayed over it, a young woman caressing a telephone somewhere between receiving and placing a phone call, the tailgate of a luxury electric vehicle bearing the rainbow-themed license plate of Hawaii, and another young woman recording music in a studio. The pictures wonder what kind of world we built, what we could not let go, what kind of future is left, and whether it is too late to change.”

Artist website