Showing at the Yard Dog Gallery in Marfa, TX – Jon Lanford creates art that is at once old timey and edgy. Using old country music publicity photos and sheet music as source material is builds layers of visual and musical history.
Langford describes his painting technique as s “Long process of layering, scraping, minute attention to detail. Basically, I create a very unstable surface with acrylics and pastel on top of each other and work on top of that with Sharpies, felt pens, white out, gunk, snot and whatever comes to hand.” A native of South Wales, Langford now lives in Chicago.
In addition to his art, Jon is an internationally known musician. He is a founding member of legendary British rock band the Mekons, who just celebrated their 30th anniversary; he has released 3 solo albums; and he plays with Chicago band the Waco Brothers.
Yard Dog Gallery
106 East San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843
1510 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704