Artists Inspired By The 80’s: Free Exhibition at Domy Books

DAB fan Erin Portman sent this to us and we couldn’t resist showing some promo love.  The upcoming “88” Event held at Domy Books on Sat., Aug. 7th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., is a free exhibition, organized by Andy Coolquitt, offers a view through the lens of 1988 in Austin to demonstrate how “we developed as a visual culture … what we’ve learned and what we’ve lost and where we need to go.”

As a child of the ’80s, it’s always interesting for me to look back at those years with the benefit of hindsight.  Memories of Vision Street Wear and Hypercolor tee-shirts, jeans with tightly rolled cuffs, Michael Jordan, and ubiquitous Patrick Nagel fashion art posters hanging on the walls of bachelor pads around the country.

What were artists working on and exhibiting in the ’80s?  Coolquitt continues… “My interest in this exhibition is to publicly celebrate these amazing people that I learned from, to provide a small glimpse into some of the ideas that were floating around 22 years ago, and to see what they are up to now.”

One of the artists, Elisa Jimenez’s – Project Runway alum, and named by Vogue as one of today’s emerging designers to watch – interactive show starts at Domy at 7 p.m. and will feature models unveiling her creations while transitioning the event into a raw and immediate parade to OKAY MOUNTAIN for a final runway-esque presentation at 9:30 p.m.

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After “88”, on Sunday., Aug. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m., Jimenez will host a pop-up store at W3LL PEOPLE, located at 215 Lamar Blvd., featuring pieces from the Hunger World, her spontaneous couture and one-of-a-kind “ready-mades” of which she’s built her 14-year career. They are all hand wrought, hand drawn and imbibed with scented oils. Elisa’s celebrity clients include Marisa Tomei, Courtney Love, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Bonet and Melissa Auf Der Maur, among others.

More details on this event are available at

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