Anne Genung’s Willie series is marked by a graphic use of color and references to pop culture under an often humorous guise. Each collaged work is created with an identical aerosol stencil and is a commentary on Willie Nelson’s ability to transform himself and yet remain himself in various scenarios.
The work is inspired by street art, traditional portraiture, and an overwhelming adoration of Willie Nelson, beloved Texas figure and obvious mascot to those of us outlaw Texans.
Raised and educated in both Dallas and Madrid, Anne left Texas to attend Pratt Institute and later Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, studying fashion design, graphic design, and illustration. She has additionally called Santa Fe and Austin home, but now lives and works in Houston.
Her work hangs in private homes and businesses in the United States and Western Europe.
Christopher Cascio is a painter based in Houston, TX who works with mixed media and explores themes of obsession, compulsion and ritual. His current body of work incorporates a holistic view of color, traditional quilting designs, and hard edge abstraction. He is no longer emerging but not quite at mid-career, and is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Houston.
Cascio has shown extensively at Devin Borden Gallery, Cardoza Fine Arts, Rice University, Blaffer Museum, Diverseworks and Lawndale Art Center in Houston; New Image Art and Maitland Foley in Los Angeles; and Makebish in New York. In 2014 he was included in the Contemporary Art Museum’s 65th anniversary show Outside the Lines. He has contributed twice in Sneeze Magazine, been reviewed in Art in America, and featured on the Creators Project at Vice.com.
Cascio teaches at Sam Houston State University and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.