RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 6-9 PM
April 30 - June 25, 2022
The reception will be held on what would have been David's 73rd birthday, Saturday, April 30th from 6-9 pm in the gallery and rear parking lot*. This event is in lieu of a memorial on behalf of the Austin community who lost a talented friend and great inspiration.
*Street parking only. Ride sharing is encouraged for the event.
David Amdur was a staple of the Austin art community for much of his life, from his days at the UT film school, to Amdur Gallery and Frame in downtown Austin, to his dream home he designed & built. Drawings, paintings, prints, music posters, wood furniture, wood and stone sculpture, you name it, Amdur was a master at it. Let us come together to celebrate his life & legacy.
This exhibit is not ordinary. Five decades of Amdur's art will be on display. While the sheer volume of work could easily fill a museum and deserves to, it is with great honor that we present his work.
It is a different show than initially imagined when drawing up the starter list for the gallery. But with his passing, it became more important to help disseminate his work to the Austin community and beyond. It's rather fitting that we have both "high" and "low" art on display, as Dave himself was never too proud, taking any job over the years, with grace. The humble spoon and fork were taken to higher planes indeed! Music posters he designed for the likes of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators; Barton Springs meditations in drawings, prints, and paintings; wood "objets d'art", furniture and sculpture. Some of his work is sprinkled with humor, others are the essence of pure beauty and wonder. While we don't have his missing films, perhaps they'll manifest down the road. Regardless, there really is something for everyone. So come and sit a spell (in one of his chairs) and if you have a good Dave story, let's talk.