Featured Art at The Stack
After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Eaton built upon his experience designing toys at the age of 18 for Fisher Price and co-founded the legendary Kid Robot. There, he created two of it's most iconic designs, the Dunny and Munny, solidifying himself as one of the founders of the designer toy movement carried forth by contemporary pop artists such as KAWS today.
Shortly after Kid Robot, Eaton founded Thunderdog Studios, where he created original art and design work for major clients like Nike, Universal and luxury watch brand Hublot among many others. His highly sought after style and work ethic in the field continues to inspire confidence in his clients and admiration among his peers while he blurs the lines between commercial and fine art.
Eaton is perhaps best known for his large scale public murals, found throughout the world from New York to Paris to Shanghai, which he executes in freehand spray paint; a technical and personal nod to his own history and respect for graffiti culture, while honoring traditional painting and muralism with his thoughtful and dynamic subject matter and compositions.
All of these experiences become touchstones in Eaton's fine art practice where techniques new and old meet unusual and innovative ideas paired with an assortment of methods and materials both traditional and modern, all of which find a home and harmony in his work.
Eaton’s work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) permanent collection as well as the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art, which will host a retrospective of his art career Summer 2020.
Blues Alley Murals
The history and influence of Deep Ellum musicians comes alive on the walls of The Stack Deep Ellum through the work of talented local artists.
Blues Alley is an immersive mural experience and collaborative effort between local artists, property owners, and the community.
A range of incredible artists contributed to Blues Alley – from those creating their first full-scale mural to those who have muraled for decades. The murals reflect the unique talent that lives in Deep Ellum – from past to present.
Blues Alley features blues greats past and present like Freddie King, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, Leon Bridges, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Jimi Hendrix and T-Bone Walker.
Mike McQuade is an artist living and working in Richmond, VA. Mike's work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, and WIRED magazine to name a few. His work has been recognized by AIGA, American Illustration, The New York Times, Communication Arts, Art Directors Club, and VICE.