Join us on Saturday, August 29, for the opening reception, 6:00-8:30pm, for two exhibitions, “David Everett: Almanac” and “Jim Woodson: Desert Tempo Recollections.”
Jim Woodson will give an artist talk on Saturday, September 5, at 11:00am, and David Everett will give an artist talk on the closing day of the exhibitions, Saturday, October 3, at 11:00am.
August 29 – October 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29, 6:00-8:30 pm
Austin artist David Everett made a conscious decision to use direct woodcarving for his sculpture while a student at The University of Texas at Austin where he earned his MFA in 1975. Everett pursued a traditional study of the human figure, working closely with Charles Umlauf, before turning to abstraction for the next ten years. It was in the mid 1980’s that he returned to a more direct use of anatomical human and animal forms, a shift he describes as a move from “poetry to prose.” Other changes at this time were the addition of joints that allowed movement and the addition of color to make fully polychromed sculptures that exist as three-dimensional paintings as much as sculpture. Since then, his compositions have reflected a childhood spent observing the natural world in Southeast Texas near Beaumont where he was born in 1950.
The High Desert near Abiquiu is the inspiration for Texas artist Jim Woodson. His paintings are a unity of the intuitive process of painting, personal ideology, and the desert landscape. Woodson embraces the concepts of time, space, and knowledge in his work. He received his BFA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1965, and his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1967. In 2014, Woodson was distinguished as Professor Emeritus at TCU, where he had been on the faculty since 1974. In 2013, Woodson was appointed Texas State Artist of the Year (2D) by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Commission on the Arts. This designation is the state’s highest recognition for excellence in the arts. This is Woodson’s third solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery.
–from the Valley House website and press release
Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
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6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254