Art

"Little Works"

When: Sat., March 11, 7-10 p.m. 2017

Taxidermy mounts covered in shoes, larger-than-life garments plastered in dollar bills, conceptual neon signs and stylized bronze animal masks are among the unusual hallmarks in the work of Ken Little, a nationally recognized artist who teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio and graces the local music scene with his colorful projects Rodeo Ho Ho and the Swingbillies. A native of Canyon who grew up hand-painting china with his grandmother and dreamed of working for Walt Disney, Little uses his mastery with an array of materials to challenge the confines of sculpture with a refreshing dose of wit. Writing the foreword for his cheekily titled 2003 retrospective “Little Changes,” Southwest School of Art president Paula Owen hailed Little as “one of the true crossover artists” based on his “intertwining of precepts from both art and craft history and practice.” Adding to an impressive list of 40-plus solo shows, the beloved visual artist, vocalist and guitarist sets up shop at Dock Space Gallery for “Little Works” — an exhibition likely to emphasize his signature spin on creatures great and small. Following the opening reception, "Little Works" remains on view by appointment through March 31.

Price: Free