Following a whirlwind of events in the early Spring, the creative collective of Black Locust Society has gone back into hiding underground. However, that doesn't mean its members have stopped working on keeping the Fort Lauderdale creative scene alive.
For the last two months, local artist and seasoned screen printer Lowell Donofrio, a.k.a. Jinx Remover, has moved into the space next to Laser Wolf, transforming it for his first solo show, Let's Get Weird.
Although the doors have been locked tight on what secrets he's got brewing behind the doors, he took a quick break from his hard work to answer a few questions before tonight's opening party. He shared a little about where his namesake came from, how he got started in screen printing, and what he's been listening to during the creative process.
New Times: How did you get into screen printing?
Jinx Remover: My friend Chad was making patches for his band, and I wanted to do the same. So, he showed me, and 15 years later I'm still doing it.
Why do you prefer this medium over others?
I just understand how it works.
The name Jinx Remover is inspired by a Jawbreaker song, right? How'd that come about?
Yeah, my friended pointed it out to me one day and was like, "I think of you when I hear this song."
What inspired this collection of art work?
Having a chance to show it.
What's your favorite piece from this series?
It's hard to say. I'm pretty happy with everything, but if anything, it's a toss up between the Evel Knievel or Mick Jagger.
What type of music/bands do you listen to while creating your art?
Dinosaur Jr, Blind Melon, Converge, the Hold Steady. It really depends on the mood I'm in and what I'm working on.
Let's Get Weird Opening Party. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, May 10, next door to Laser Wolf, 901 Progresso Dr., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. The show runs until June 2.
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