Hobo Camp – Bruce Lee Webb
Artist Lives : Waxahachie, Texas
Artist Born : Carrollton, Texas 1967
Take a step into Hobo Camp, an installation by Bruce Lee Webb based on folklore tales and American mysteries. The installation is a representational space that transports you into the mind of Mr. Webb’s current artistic mind.
Bruce Lee Webb is a collector of American treasures, a notable Oddfellow and your modern day Pablo Picasso. Bruce’s style of art draws inspiration from the weird and obscure nature of American history and hobo folklore. We are extremely proud to welcome his amazing work to the Safe Room at the Texas Theater.
“I’ve been doing art since I was a teenager,” says Webb, from a patch of good-signaled highway. “I first got into it back in the ’80s, listening to punk rock. You’d just get your dad’s old tee-shirt and draw over it with a Sharpie.” It was that kind of D.I.Y. re-creation that formed Webb’s artistic ethos of taking the world’s discarded items and giving them a new purpose. The project he’s been working on lately utilizes scrapbooks from the early 1900s; they’re filled with fabric samples and fashion branding — Webb takes a brush to the pages and reworks them into quirky beautiful story books. “Old things have a certain spirit or energy to them,” he says, with a wistful sense of eagerness, “I can’t stand a blank piece of white paper.”
Transport yourself to Hobo Camp and don’t be afraid to stay a while
Opening Reception: June 15th,2017 7:00 to 10:00 PM