June 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – August 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
North Floor Gallery
2211 Seminole Dr. Huntsville
This exhibition round includes works by Tim Kerr which will be on view in the North Floor Gallery from June 19 – August 3 2019.
About the artist:
Tim Kerr (born 1956) is an American musician, visual artist, and photographer.
Known for his music during the late 1970s through the early 2000s, his visual art has now come front and center. Tim shows his artwork, and paints murals, in the US and abroad. During the summer of 2015, Tim had a solo show at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL, which then toured. He was selected as the first artist for the Arlington (VA) Transit’s Art On The Bus program in 2010. He has held residencies through Void Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, at AS220 in Providence, RI, and at I.A.M. in Berlin. He has taught at the new Black Mountain School (now called the School Of The Alternative (SOTA)), and helped Newcastle, UK based, international artist Matt Stokes with three of his pieces – The Gainsborough Packet (at The Baltic & 176 Gallery), These Are The Days (Austin Museum of Art (AMOA)), and Cantata Proforma.
Tim considers art as just one example of self expression, and has always pursued painting, photography, and design even as he became known for his work in music. His early and current art has been on album covers, posters, skateboard graphics, and advertisements.
Journalists and critics have cited bands of which Tim was a founding member, as major factors in starting everything from funk-punk, skaterock, grunge, and garage. The Big Boys, Poison 13, Bad Mutha Goose and the Brothers Grimm, Lord High Fixers, and Monkeywrench are just some of these bands. These bands have also recorded for such labels as Touch & Go, Estrus, Sympathy For The Record Industry, In The Red, Sub Pop, and Kill Rock Stars. Tim also produced and recorded bands for all these labels and more, both in the US and overseas. He has shared bills with the likes of Grace Jones, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Fugazi, Black Flag, Afrika Bambaataa, and X to name a few.
Tim composed and recorded music for several choreographers who work in Austin. These pieces have been performed in Austin, New York, and California. He has also created soundtrack work for films, including Jan Krawitz’s documentary, “Drive In Blues” (www.jankrawitz.com/drive-in-blues) and Bill Daniel’s documentary, “Who is Bozo Texino?,” (www.billdaniel.net/who-is-bozo-texino).
Tim was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame by popular vote in 1996, and again as a founding member of the Big Boys. The Experience Music Project museum in Seattle (now called the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP; www.mopop.org) recorded an oral history with him in 2000 (skateboarding.transworld.net/news/experience-music-projects-skate-punk-weekend) and he has donated his personal archive to the Austin Public Library’s Austin History Center (legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/aushc/00663/ahc-00663.html).
There are many interviews with Tim in a variety of magazines, webzines, newspapers, and books, about his music and art. He has been asked to speak on panels and even gave a talk at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia about his work. Tim is featured in the Austin episode of Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways on HBO. He is also included in an upcoming documentary about his first band the Big Boys.