Abstract Dub Company- Originally known as Pipeline Riot, Abstract Dub Company was formed in late 2008. In 2012 the band took a new form when the original guitarist parted ways. The band now consists of Andrew Jackson playing the guitar, Greg Keller on bass, Brendan Sawyer hitting the drums, Colin Edgar playing the saxophone, and all percussion by Peter Scavongelli. The band has an extensive musical background and journeys through genres and writing styles, appealing to a large demographic. Funk/reggae/rock/hip hop are their strong points; however, they continue to grow their library on genres as they play together.
Quincy Dewing- This 28 year old Massachusetts-based vocalist is originally from Cape Cod. He started playing piano recitals at age 8. He is currently focused on buying a house to create a lasting home and become a career school bus driver. He has also started to experiment with creating bat colony houses in an attempt to find methods of combating the devastating effects of "white nose syndrome" on the bat populations of North America. He played music with Alex periodically.
Dead Rambler- Avery Dewing is a 24 year old from Cape Cod. He started playing guitar about 11 years ago. In 2006 he created Dead Rambler, a dark psychedelic folk drone man. Alex drove him to his first shows, and their friendship grew from a mutual appreciation for heavy music.
Tony Argo- From Orleans, MA, Tony started taking piano lessons when he was nine. He didn't know then where it would take him, but he kept up with music and ended up going to many punk shows, thanks to the influence of his friends and to the Juice Bar (R.I.P.) He plays piano mostly, but practice many other instruments. From the artist: "I love all the music Alex made and his whole take on music and art. He was a majorly important musician that I looked up to when I was younger who provided me with very much creative insight, and I thank him for that. With that said, enjoy my bizarre conglomerate of classical, jazz and pop songs!"
The Paradise Rock Band- A mixture of originals and classic rock covers, with Justin Sawyer, guitar and vocals, Randy Gummow, bass guitar and vocals, Eric Hayden, keyboard, Nate Chu, drums and vocals, Craigo Carlson, guitar and vocals
Pat Action- Patrick Belken is a 25 year old from Yarmouthport, MA. He plays in The Zookeepers and lives in New Hampshire now. Currently, he is making new Zookeepers and Pat Action recordings, and producing a band called The Sound Down Cellar. "I am eternally at a Cut Down The Tall Trees show. I begged Evan for months in 2007 for unsexy concepts. It changed my life."
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ITEM: Framed canvas with free-write. From the artist: "Alex and I used to exchange free-write in our high school history class together. His interpretation was always very important to me, and how I should keep working at it. This was a free-write I did in one of my current courses. He's come up twice for me there so I felt it was appropriate."
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Cassidy is a 27 year old from the North Shore. Her first love was journalism, thanks to Harriet the Spy. At some point those observations turned into prose and she knew that she had something to contribute and dug deeper. Alex taught her, her first riff on the guitar and appreciated many media including her early days of scribble. To create is to emote. And we all do it in our own way.
ITEM: "Nine of Swords" – 12x24" woodcut print
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michelle is a 26 year old from Cape Cod/Boston, MA who does printmaking and illustration. She has been drawing since she was a toddler, and now focuses on doing artwork specifically for metal, punk, and hardcore bands. Alex and she always had a mutual admiration for their respective talents, his music and her art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michael Hibbert is a thirty-six year old Falmouth native whose multimedia work runs the full artistic spectrum from illustration to videography. His circuit-bending musical act, The Life and Times of Sebastian Half, was a Cape Week cover story, and his original computer games enthrall a surrealist corner of the Internet with their singular humor. In addition to his electronic accolades, Michael is equally comfortable with markers and a sketch pad. He is currently drawing up his very own tarot deck. By taking artistic risks and encouraging collaborators to "get weird," Michael continues to playfully challenge the assumed consensus that might otherwise pass for reality.
ITEM: Paul Laffoley–inspired embroidery on linen
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mallory is a crafter from Brewster, MA, currently residing on the seacoast of New Hampshire. Recently, her projects have focused on embroidery, knitting, sewing, and printmaking. She likes to make objects that are useful, or are otherwise pleasing to touch, wear, and see. She utilizes reclaimed and natural materials in her work when possible.
The first time she really connected with Alex was over their shared love of the artwork of Paul Laffoley. Mallory spent four years in art school, and never heard anyone talk about art with half as much thoughtfulness or enthusiasm as Alex. She tries to channel this excitement in art-making and in life.
ITEM: 16x12 inches, acrylic Inspired by Life, Love, and Confusion.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: A 25 year old, born in Vietnam, raised in Texas, and now currently residing in Rhode Island. His work reflects a little bit of light from each of those places and people like a broken mirror falling into a white dwarf.
ITEM: 18"x24" acrylic on canvas with pumice acrylic medium
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born thirty years ago and raised in the enchanted woods of Marstons Mills, Ellie Petrovits is an abstract painter and photographer whose unconventional vision also extends to creative portrait photography. When she isn't behind the camera or brandishing a paintbrush, she can be found in the kitchen, where her take on your grandmother's favorite recipes often cook up culinary breakthroughs with a side of candid conversation. The fine art of gathering good people over good food is a bond that Alex and Ellie always shared, and she misses his gift for arranging food on breakfast plates as avant-garde self-portraiture.
ITEM: "Nine of Swords" – 12x24" woodcut print
ITEM: From The Heart Records music collection and scrapbook. Memorabilia package including a 1 of 1 handmade and previously unreleased Cut Down The Tall Trees demo CD
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Sometimes a painter, sometimes a guitarist. Tim, from South Yarmouth, started From The Heart Records in the early to mid 2000's releasing material from local DIY bands, such as Cut Down The Tall Trees (in which Alex was a founding member), Western Syndrome, Tape Eaters, Howarewe Hawaii?, and more. He's booked tons of local shows and fests. Alex always had his thumb on the pulse, and was a very big part of From the Heart, and the DIY art and music community as a whole.
ITEM: "Selling a Landscape" – 11"x14" mixed-media collage (cut paper, ink), with frame included. From the artist: "This piece draws from one of the last conversations Alex and I had on the topic of private land, depriving the impoverished of the environment, and landscapes that are natural and undisturbed."
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Alexander is a 25 year old from Boston/Amherst, MA. His work comprises cut paper collage, mixed media, typography, posters, graffiti, murals, public art installations and interventions. He has been creating works for 10 years now, exhibiting work domestically and installing public works throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is currently an urban planner and public artist in the Boston and Springfield area.