Domy Books is pleased to present Friends, featuring Tim Kerr, Bill Daniel, Cynthia Connolly, Rich Jacobs and Michael Sieben on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Domy Books, 913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78702. The show runs from April 23 - June 4.
This exhibition was conceptualized by Tim Kerr, one of the five exhibiting artists. Simply put, we have been friends for years and our friendship was struck by our admiration of each other's artwork and the vision we each have. I met Tim in 1983 when he came through DC with his band, the Big Boys. He was the only other person that I knew who was involved in the dispersed punk scene who also did art, which at the time were NOT synonymous or generally accepted.
I met Rich Jacobs in about 1997. He contacted me to include me in a show that he was curating. Iâ€™m sure that Rich knew me from the punk music scene and the People From DC and Their Cars show. I met Bill Daniel in the mid '90s in San Francisco, where I was trying to track him down while looking for old images he shot of a band called Minor Threat hanging out with the Big Boys in Austin Texas.
Rich knew Tim through the old punk scene, and Michael Sieben through the Austin art scene. Rich says, â€œI had done art for a Big Boys record called Wreck Collection and met Tim through that, and also through Siebenâ€™s cooperative gallery, Camp Fig. I had a show there and told him if anyone from the Big Boys came in to tell them to take any piece they wanted, just for fun, and kind of half thinking they may never see it. But Tim did!â€
Michael and Tim know each other from the Austin art scene. Bill knows Tim from seeing the Big Boys play an outdoor show in 1980 next door to a skate shop where he was working. They became friends and Bill went on the band's first California tour. Bill met Rich through Tim. Bill met Michael a couple of years ago in Austin. Cynthia is about to meet Michael at the exhibition install. Now we are all together in a show called Friends.--Cynthia Connolly