"How the West Was Fun" featuring Fred Calleri!
The encounters people faced in a time where people moved westward for a better life, a different pace and a change of scenery, developed a unique culture. This culture developed through the time period of the 1900’s through to the late 1940’s and 1950’s created a sense of positivity and growth and of course, a new frontier.
In Fred Calleri’s newest works, the focus is on the persona of the westward traveler. Calleri offers a contemporary documentation of the western landscape, Native American influences, aeronautical inventions, highways and roadways like route 66 and of course the trucks and cars that ran across them.
A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Fred Calleri has taken his education in figurative and representational painting to another quality. His slight distortions in the figure offer a romantic and mysterious edge that is evolving to a smoother blending of the representational narrative that is created in each painting.
Join Fred Calleri and Beals & Abbate Fine Art for a fun reach back to a seemingly simpler time; this time of new exploration, a time of developing culture and a time of fun.
The Lonesome Heroes, western daydream music from Austin, Texas will be performing for Fred Calleri's show on May 11th from 5 - 8pm and on May 12th from noon - 4pm!
The Lonesome Heroes debut full length Daydream Western has been nominated by The Independent Music Awards for album of the year for 2011. Described by Austin NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop – influences from their Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths.". Inclusive in sound, the Lonesome Heroes are as comfortable in the West Texas desert as the sandy shores of California. Pigeonholed as Alt Country for too long, Daydream Western represents a maturation of their sound into a highway revelry that crosses state lines and blurs genres seamlessly.
The core of the band consists of the shared songwriting and vision of Austin based couple Landry McMeans (vocals/dobro) and Rich Russell (vocals/guitar.) 27 states, four years of national touring, and two critically acclaimed EPs finally brought the Lonesome Heroes to the studio under the production guidance of Austin steel guitar legend, Gary Newcomb (Li'l Cap'n Travis, Richard Buckner, Stone River Boys, Bill Callahan.) Mastered by recent Grammy award winner Brian Lucey at Magic Garden (Black Keys, the Shins, Dr John) Daydream Western, will have an official national press and radio push in March after an action packed SXSW for the Heroes with 10 show in 6 days. http://www.thelonesomeheroes.com/
Beals & Abbate Fine Art is proud to announce its upcoming presentation of “How the West Was Fun” from Tuesday, May 8th to May 21st with an opening reception on Friday, May 11th from 5 – 8 PM! All are welcome!