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A Tiny, Cool Art Invasion at SXSW

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painting by Eddie Argos

The Show on the Road is a high-low art gallery housed inside a 1993 Chevy box truck; it was founded by gallerist Karen Light and it will be an exhibitor at SXSW’s Music Gear Expo from March 19-22. The Austin-based pop-up space on wheels will be showing drawings and etchings by Sonic Youth’s co-founder/guitarist Lee Ranaldo and paintings by Art Brut’s multi-talented frontman Eddie Argos.

Light founded a gallery called Garde Rail in Seattle in 1998; it specialized in outsider and folk art. Says Light about her year-old truck gallery (which has made dozens of appearances around Austin since it launched) and its inclusion in SXSW: ““My hope is that by revealing the visually-creative side of some of our favorite musicians, people will develop a deeper sense of connection to art and music… The two work so well together!”

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