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Tiny Park Presents Exhibition of Works by PJ Raval and Nick Brown

Southern Pacific by Nick Brown, 2011

Southern Pacific by Nick Brown, 2011

Opening Friday, March 23, 2012, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Tiny Park Art Space, at 607 ½ Genard Street (Austin, TX), the exhibition will feature the work of Austin filmmaker PJ Raval and Los Angeles painter Nick Brown. The two exhibits run concurrently through April 14, 2012, and will be available for viewing 12 – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment. 

About the Artists

Award winning filmmaker and cinematographer PJ Raval has been keeping busy. His films have won awards at the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Chicago Gay and Lesbian Int’l Film Festival, Cinematexas Int’l Film Festival, and the Santa Cruz Film Festival, among others. Currently, PJ is in production on a feature documentary about LGBTQ senior and retiree communities as well as collaborating on a collection of work with performer and “drag terrorist” Paul Soileau (a.k.a. CHRISTEENE), writing screenplays, and making a name for himself as a music video director. Tiny Park will present three of PJ’s animated short films. www.unraval.com

In Nick Brown’s recent work, mortality is sought out, feared, dreamt about, lamented, and memorialized. His use of media is a meditation on physicality and vulnerability, with raw canvas and thickly impastoed paint taking on qualities of skin, blood, flesh, and earth. In recent years he has spent a great deal of time engaged in solo camping excursions. His artwork investigates the psychological and emotional experience of these interactions of his body and mind with the natural world. Brown’s work has been shown at The Drawing Center, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Chicago Cultural Center; and at numerous galleries, nationally and internationally. www.nickbrownart.net

About Tiny Park

Tiny Park, an exhibition series and art space located in Austin, presents contemporary art exhibitions, readings, and film screenings by local and national artists. Functioning out of the organizers’ home located at 607 ½ Genard Street, Tiny Park also utilizes outside venues for larger exhibitions and events, and collaborates with guest curators and other galleries to present conceptually and aesthetically diverse works. Tiny Park is organized by Brian Willey and Thao Votang.

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