Jimmy Descant of Salida
Deluxe Rocketships & Deluxe West
Debut Buena Vista Exhibition at Jailhouse Arts!
SHOW DATES: February 22 - March 19
FRIDAY, MARCH 7th . ART PARTY 5pm - 9pm
The Jailhouse is open from 11am-9pm on this First Friday celebration, hosting glass blowing workshops with Salida Glass Artist Brice Turnbull from 12pm-6pm. Students and observers welcome! Please see our Workshops page for details.
Gypsy Swing & Original Tunes by The Black Resonators!!!
Live Music from 7pm - 9pm
wine & beer by donation
hors d'oeuvres by Eddie Sandoval of The Asian Palate
Jimmy Descant, the Rocketman from Salida, bills himself as a 'Severe ReConstructivist' on his tearing apart and rebuilding the tools of human existence from the golden age of American manufacturing. He sees the details in the parts that anonymous craftsmen drafted and put into production, and uses these past visions to create a futurism that has yet to appear. As a credo, his rocketships neither contain or depict guns, bullets, or bombs but his Western style of assemblage may to reflect out societal situation. Having moved from New Orleans to Salida 7 years ago, Jimmy has been affected by the West he's loved for decades and creates a new assemblage style of depictions of warriors and native strength that may be the Great Spirit pilots of the rocketships. Jimmy says he is not JUST the Rocketman, but a performance artist, Cajun, and an arts activist among many others aspects.
SEE THE CREATIVE VIDEO HERE
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