One that intends to usher the energy of Gonzo Graffiti Art throughout downtown Asheville.
Anthony: You got a little shin gallery dig going over at Studio 375 on the River Arts District. I am seeing bit of old work and a splash of the new. What would you say is the theme for this one?
Marshall: No theme really. Just have my friends Andrea Desky and Danielle McClennan have their Link’d Video and they had their space and were wanting artists. Cause mostly the people in here, in this gallery are artist. Most spaces have galleries up and their office is the exception. Till now.
Here with Marshall Pyle. Gran Pappy. Maestro of the Universe. The Wooly Mammoth that got away from the ice.
Anthony: When is the show?
Marshall: The show is Friday September 20th. I am going to bring more work in than the pieces already hanging on the wall. New collage art and paintings.
Anthony: Never seen you in the gallery strolls. Not your speed?
Marshall: Not in the gallery strolls or anything like that. Last time I tried getting with Andrea and Danielle for the space during that time, the power was out.
Anthony: The man keeping you down? I see your work has a bit of a political overtone — a strong gonzo tradition. Obviously with people like Hunter S Thompson. Do you find yourself trying to come across as the gonzo graffiti artist with the brush rather than the typewriter?
Marshall: Gonzo is just life. Being in it. Completely being in anything. That’s gonzo. The past is a muse for new creation. I think the times we are living in now are just as strange or stranger than it ever was. It will look crazy and violent but beautiful. Beautiful colors of the rainbow over the strangeness. So that people can look at it — whatever it is — they see this craziness but connect to the colors first. Then lift the veil of insanity underneath. Then point, laugh and say, “yeah I live there too.”