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.

No Se Puede Así

Apr 16 2021 – Ongoing

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Organized by Mano Amiga

Open by appointment, email dpazmino@manoamigasm.org

An exhibition of local teenagers’ poetry and artwork. Selected artists include Jonathan Carrillo, Jeyme Zavaleta, Daniela Sustaita, Jonathan Vasquez, Maribel Castruita, and Liliana Castruita. Several artists are members of Lockhart’s Voces de Resistencia collective.

This exhibition travels to us from the San Marcos Art Center. The title is a Spanish-language expression that refers to not allowing a situation to persist. This title reflects the young artists’ concerns about race, criminalization, and immigration.

The exhibition opened on April 15 with a festive event featuring literary performances and live music by Olivia Zane. Attendees to the opening received original postcards containing the young artists’ work pre-addressed to the Texas Historical Commission. These postcards support the effort to relocate Lockhart’s Confederate monument.

The opening reception was co-hosted by Caldwell County nonprofit Where We Thrive. The group announced their new Essentials Pantry, featuring various household and hygienic items offered for free to low-income residents. The pantry is located on the second floor of the Spellerberg Projects building at 103 S Main St.

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.”

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