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Though he might be best known as the guitarist and singer for the pop-punk band Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba is also a professional and formally trained artist, specializing in paintings and drawings. “I grew up with art everywhere, both my parents are artists and writers,” Skiba said. “I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember. Before I began playing music professionally, I went to school for design. Like music, it just came naturally to me.”

Matt Skiba/Alkaline Trio (photo by Jonathan Weiner)

Skiba has been working on the Is That All There Is? show for about a year, with some tour dates in between. Altogether there will be about 50 new pieces on view. But as to whether all the paintings conform to one style —  simply put, Skiba says no. “I have no particular style. Everything from film and punk rock, to pop culture and even war-themed. There will be a mix.”

Lethal Amounts, 1226 W. 7th St., downtown; opening reception: Fri., March 13, 7 p.m.; free w/rsvp; lethalamounts.com.

 

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