Rural America meets gothic flavor

Rural America meets gothic flavor

Sideshow Emporium delivers art show to public
Photography by Dustyn Lyon who favors multiple filters and cheap camers as a means to his creative flow.
Graphic print from the art show’s host, Hardison Collins.
Photography by Ole Bye will be featured at the Rural Gothic Art Show. This photo is from the portfolio titled “Night Shift.”
Artist Rosie Carter and her husband Chuck Barry make up the instrumental duo, the Holy Smokers. They will play at the Rural Gothic Art Show Saturday, March 23.
Local artist Rosie Carter’s artwork titled, “the way thought battens time,” is one of the many pieces featured in the Rural Gothic Art Show at Sideshow Emporium and Gallery in Dolores on Saturday, March 23.
Rural Gothic show lineup

Artists and Musicians:



Rosie Carter on her dimensional artwork: 'These pieces are a situation as much as they are a body of work. They're the entwining of place and person, landscape and outlook, existence and invention, images and sound, wire and paper. They're the lurching and staggering between mesas, the tinkering in southwest wastelands, the idea of endless and empty country.' Rosie's work has been most recently shown at Durango's Studio as well as the Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque.

Hardison Collins on his art, sound and style: 'I just have to open up and let this stuff out you know, it feels like it's killing me sometimes'. Collins is Kustom Fronts, purveyor of Arthouse Rockabilly, guitarist/singer for Baby Toro and a lowbrow artist in his own right. He is a father, husband and rock 'n' roller. He opened for Samhain at age 16 and played Fahrenheit Coffee in downtown Mancos last summer.

Lara Branca formerly divided her time between serving and listening to spirits at the world famous Hollywood Bar and Grill. Finding herself with time to explore her old passion of sculpting visions in oil paint, she hopes to celebrate the people and majestic, nicotine tinted beauty that made our bar one of the most haunting and special places on the planet. She hopes this work can serve as a small balm to our community that is grieving the loss of so much.

Photographer/musician Ole Bye on his work: 'My goal is to create fresh sad ear food for people who might be tired of stale happy ear food. My motive is a conviction that sad music can make you happy and help you have a better day. I think there is an energy in sorrow, a kind of rage that can motivate good art. It's the same with my photos. They show a vision of a country whose heart has been ripped away. But they take away a sense of injustice and defiance, not just sadness. I hope.' Bye will be releasing both of his 'fierce black hounds' by way of music and photography Saturday night.

The instrumental-only Holy Smokers sound like the house band in a David Lynch movie. Weepy, blurry, lap steel combines with guitar and stand-up bass for the sort of noir country that is one part corn liquor, one part anti-depressant that's not really working. The Holy Smokers (featuring Beautiful Losers frontman Chuck Barry) will act as house band for the event.

Dustyn Lyon will be showcasing his small town photography that digs into the inner depths of emptiness and shackled dreams. His techniques of plastic lenses on digital cameras, databending, filters, ultra-wide angles, blur, multiple exposures, aberration, digital noise, sun flare and entropy create beauty and chaos.

Rural America meets gothic flavor

Photography by Dustyn Lyon who favors multiple filters and cheap camers as a means to his creative flow.
Graphic print from the art show’s host, Hardison Collins.
Photography by Ole Bye will be featured at the Rural Gothic Art Show. This photo is from the portfolio titled “Night Shift.”
Artist Rosie Carter and her husband Chuck Barry make up the instrumental duo, the Holy Smokers. They will play at the Rural Gothic Art Show Saturday, March 23.
Local artist Rosie Carter’s artwork titled, “the way thought battens time,” is one of the many pieces featured in the Rural Gothic Art Show at Sideshow Emporium and Gallery in Dolores on Saturday, March 23.
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