A Buffalo and a Swan: A Love Story Opening Reception

Sunday Jan 5, 2014




Phone: 505-243-0878

New mixed media artworks by Lance Ryan McGoldrick. Event also features performances by Cactus Tractor, Jenny Wren and Senora Shakedown.

See also: Culture Shock

Blackbird buffaloed

Painting the swan
Lance Ryan McGoldrick

When Sunday, Jan. 5, arrives, you might be exhausted from your year-end festivities. Maybe you’ll be tempted to throw yourself wearily on your couch and wish Monday morning would never come. Resist that urge. Instead, don your dancin’ duds and head Downtown to Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW), where Lance Ryan McGoldrick opens his newest art show with a reception from 6 to 10pm. McGoldrick is a multi-genre artist who’s already made waves as the originator of the now-defunct (but fondly remembered) fashion line 2DayCircus Ltd. Co. And in his current day job as a display artist at Urban Outfitters, he's responsible for all the in-store installation art. His work often merges organic textures with stylized two-dimensional whimsy for an optic eureka that’s both lovely and playful. With A Buffalo and a Swan: A Love Story, McGoldrick promises all-new pieces that combine his affinity for illustration with found object assemblage, his drawn creatures emerging from leather on canvases of aged wood. On top of great visuals, winsome folk-family Cactus Tractor and the ever-luminous Jenny Wren provide the tuneage, and you know Blackbird serves up brews and burgers like nobody’s business. So ignore the allure of the post-holiday sofa, and get into these goodly goings-on.

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