Artist: Andy Rihn
"MARGARITAVILLAGE" Andy Rihn + + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
A warped, nostalgic Jimmy Buffett experience.
An absurdist celebration of Buffett’s 1970’s musical output and his undeniable influence on culture. The show will be a carnival-like approach to the Cult of the Island Lifestyle.
Who Likes Hammocks?????!!!!!!?!?!!?
Andy Rihn was born in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas and raised in South Texas. In the last 15 years he has founded and starred in a performance art group, recorded with a U.S. touring French rock band, carried on an annual postering campaign, hosted an interview show for Volcom Ent., and released a book with Monofonus Press titled ‘The Tiger’s Last Tooth’. In addition, his installations, performances, sculptures, and drawings have shown at El Cosmico, MASS, Okay Mountain, Gallery Lombardi, Common House, The LMNL, and other Texas galleries. He has also had solo shows at MASS, Highwire Arts, Monofonus Compound and Yellow Jacket Social Club, as well as creating and curating shows for Darkroom Gallery, Frontera Fest, and Fusebox @ Okay Mountatain. In 2011 Rihn was the recipient of a grant from The Idea Fund, through The Andy Warhol Foundation and created and directed ‘Texas’ Longest Hammer Choir’, a soundscape, art happening and film shoot. Also an active member of MASS Gallery, he currently lives and works in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.