PHANTASMAGORICAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY JON MACNAIR

by Ariadna Zierold

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Austin, Texas based Jon MacNair (previously featured here) was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of southeast Michigan near Detroit. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. His commercial work has appeared in editorial publications and mainly been used for apparel and package design.

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With pen in hand, MacNair creates phantasmagoric images that reveal stories of parallel worlds observed by giant eyes. Chimeric creatures captive from a dark innocence invade the hallucinatory universes of this work.

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ReCREATE ATX – All-Day Live Art at SXSW March 10th 10AM-7PM

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This March, The HOPE Campaign & Empty Kingdom will bring artists from around the globe together during SXSW in Austin, TX for a fundraiser and all day art event titled “ReCREATE: ATX”.  The event was created to support one of the largest outdoor art galleries in the United States, the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, located in the Austin-Clarksville neighborhood.  It is a historic three-story art project developed to provide muralists, street artists and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art driven by positive & educational messaging. An indiegogo campaign was recently launched to raise money to rehabilitate the entire space for the public.

For more information check out: http://www.indiegogo.com/recreatehope
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/407655505991370/

EVENT INFO
MARCH 9th -Community volunteer clean up
MARCH 10th -The official all day Art event 12pm – 7pm
At the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (11th St & Baylor Street, Austin, Texas 87803)

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Bill Daniel x Austin McManus @ The Lost Door

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A good friend of ours, Austin McManus, will have photographs and new zine at a show with one of the great independent spirits in photography and documentary art, Bill Daniel (director of the great “Who Is Bozo Texino?”). Stop by the Lost Door in San Francisco this weekend, December 4, and get a nice slice of what makes SF and the Bay Area a special place. Great name for a show, too: Tin Ton Tic Tac Click Clack.

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How the West Was One at FIFTY24PDX Gallery

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Estevan Oriol, Austin McManus, and Megan McIsaac are showing at FIFTY24PDX Gallery in Portland, in a group exhibition titled, How the West Was One. You have Oriol from LA, McManus from SF, and McIsaac from Portland. The show opens this April 7, which is Thursday.

FIFTY24PDX Gallery is proud to present, “HOW THE WEST WAS ONE,” featuring photographs from Estevan Oriol (Los Angeles), Megan McIsaac (Portland), and Austin McManus (San Francisco). For this show, each photographer represents their city, the style and content unique to artist and landscape. What links these three disparate artists is residing on the West Coast, and the medium by which they express themselves and reflect what they see around them.

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An Infinite Voyage and Everything in Between: A Traveling Art Project from Miami to Los Angeles Part III

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We left New Orleans, drove straight through Houston and, eight and a half hours later, landed in Austin at the crack of dawn. I’ve been to Austin two years ago, coming here for the first time to attend the music festival SXSW. Arriving with the Infinite Wanderlust gang this time on a whim has allowed me to enjoy it at a much more laid back pace.

We drove through the entire town, exploring the different neighborhoods and on our last drops of gas, made it out to a small town in the hills surrounding Austin to Saltlick. This restaurant immediately felt cozy and welcoming. The place was packed with large parties of large people sitting on wide seated rustic picnic tables all sharing numerous plates piled high with meat and bones. The pit where they cook the meat is also in view of everyone passing by and we were drooling as we were guided to our seats by our hostess. Our breakfast was a giant plate of barbecued ribs, sausage, brisket, coleslaw, beans, mashed potatoes, jalapenos, pickles, onions, bread, and pecan pie with ice cream. Everybody should go here if they get the chance. A lumberjack would be satisfied.

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Afterwards, we parked along the shores of the Colorado River near Austin Lake. A quick walk along the pathway led us to a dock with canoe paddling for rent by the hour. Even in the middle of December, the weather was perfect;  Austin offered us the best days of perfectly clear skies and a warm day on the entire trip so far. The sunshine was bright and a cool breeze was blowing through the fresh air. Sherry wanted to take a walk around the lake since we had been in the car for the last couple days, even sleeping in it too, sharing shifts of driving. There were lots of people strolling around, running, biking and walking their dogs. Jason brought his typewriter and was writing stories on a picnic bench. Saelee was laying down on the dock and was reading a book she got at the Austin Salvation Army. I rented a canoe and went around the lake for a while. Being out in the middle of the cool, dark emerald water was relaxing until I had to pee and the sound of the oars lapping the water wasn’t helping. So that cut my ride short, but it was meant to be because as I brought the canoe back onto the dock, I saw Jason and Saelee and some other people surrounded around a black swan.

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Black swans most commonly reside where I come from in Australia and they’re a rarity here. I had chat with the man who fed the swans regularly and was their unofficial caretaker. He said that black swans are endangered and he’s not sure how this one got here. He thinks some rich person paid lot of money for it and it escaped. Our new feathered pal was especially friendly to everyone that day. We were petting him and he was comfortable enough to poop three giant green turds the size of breakfast sausage links. After the lake we needed to find some wifi to work and went to the Whole Foods flagship store which is the biggest most enormous Whole Foods I’ve ever been to. Almost as big as the swan’s turds.

-Arnold Coludy

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