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Big Medium at Bolm Presents Jad Fair: Enjoy Your Life

The Past and the Future by Jad Fair, 2013 at Big Medium

The Past and the Future by Jad Fair, 2013 at Big Medium

Jad Fair: Enjoy Your Life
Big Medium
December 6, 2013 through January 4, 2014

Big Medium at Bolm is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Jad Fair. Enjoy Your Life will feature paper cuttings and drawings by the artist as well as a musical performance at the opening reception.

In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair co-founded the lofi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released nearly 30 records, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll.

Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with such musicians as Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Dot Wiggin, The Pastels, Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, R Stevie Moore and more.

Not satisfied with being a pretty boy rock legend, Jad is also a visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate, complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Books of his artwork have been published in the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Japan.

  • Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 January 4 2014
  • Opening Reception: December 6, 2013, 710pm (musical performance will begin shortly around 7:30)
  • Address: 5305 Bolm Rd #12
  • Gallery Hours: Fri & Sat, 124 and by appointment

About Big Medium

Big Medium is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and present innovative exhibitions throughout the year. Big Medium provides affordable studio space to artists, and partners with various organizations in Texas to help foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

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Big Medium is supported by generous contributions from private donors and funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

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