Tag: 3D

Rachel Muldez: Quarks & Quasars at the OCCC


Rachel Muldez presents
Quarks & Quasars


January 21 – Feburary 24
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 21
5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to present the works of Rachel Muldez in Quarks & Quasars. Exhibition will run formJanuary 21, 2017 – Febraury 24, 2017 at 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75208. Reception will take pace on Saturday, January 21st, from 5:30-8pm. Exhibtion and reception are FREE and OPEN to the public.

About the Exhibit:
Rachel Muldez believes evolution is all things taking part in the changing aesthetic of the created. The further the change, the more fantastical the outcome. Through her practice, like every physical action, comes a change in the physical aesthetic of what she sees around her. Being drawn to materials with the potential of life such as seeds, sprouts,cocoons, and nests causes her to ponder about other worlds. The objects Muldez collects end up in piles in her studio and await re-examination; taking days, months, or years for Muldez to become aware of their aesthetic potential.

The natural materials Muldez uses often look otherworldly. Objects made by beings other than humans, like nests and cocoons, further impress upon her a higher level of craftsmanship which she seeks to achieve. This constant reference back to nature in her work, is due to casual nature walks both in and out of urban settings.


223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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Frances Bagley – The Lay of the Land opens Nov. 19 at KHFA



 Saturday, November 19th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Lay of the Land

Site-specific Installation by Frances Bagley 

November 19 – December 22, 2016


Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to feature a new site-specific artwork by artist Frances Bagley, entitled The Lay of the Land.  The exhibit will feature one of Bagley’s most impressive works to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, November 19th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

How do we cope with and interpret the lives we live in this highly complex and conflicting world?  These issues are on Frances Bagley’s mind as she observes her own efforts to make sense of it all. Interested in the conveyance of energy and information through form and space she finds her voice through the process of searching.  During that process she is looking for a feeling in making her work, that is something unspoken and intangible.

Questioning the current state or condition of affairs, The Lay of the Land is a site-specific installation created for KHFA.  In this installation Frances Bagley extends her use of visual metaphors and objects in conjunction with considered space to examine a disposition of oblique circumstances in relation to the human condition.

A meandering steel infrastructure organizes the space while providing connections and moments of question and focus. The experience of walking through The Lay of the Landbecomes a physical poem or puzzle which can be interpreted best by each individual viewer from their particular point of view.  Elements within the installation environment inform each other while referencing the relationship of body forms to natural land features.

Frances Bagley received her M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of North Texas after earning an M.A. in Art Education and her B.F.A. in Painting from Arizona State University. She has exhibited extensively in her career and in 2008 was awarded a top prize in the 10th Kajima Sculpture Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Her work is included in museum and corporate collections including The Dallas Museum of Art, The El Paso Museum and the National Museum of Women in Washington D.C.  Her awards include the Individual Artist Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Moss Chumley Artists Award 2011 and the 1995 Legend Award from the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art.


Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.com


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Not Monumental opens Oct. 15 at Gray Matters


Three contemporary artists extend the notion of materials, the found object, and the tension between individual authorship and cultural ownership. Josephine Durkin, Stacy Fisher, and Jay Henderson investigate the power of the small object. Oddity and quirkiness characterize the mishmash of diverse materials in these artworks at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Not Monumental opens on Oct. 15, 2016 with a reception (6-9 pm.) and runs through Nov. 23, 2016 at Gray Matters Gallery, 113 North Haskell, Dallas, Texas 75226. Gallery hours are: Saturdays 1-4 pm. and by appointment.

Not Monumental is curated by Jimmie Hudson.

Submitted by Vance Wingate. Email: vance.wingate@gmail.com

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Mayhem, Method & Medium


Mike O’Brien’s two-dimensional works are a unification of sculpture, painting, and photography. He creates abstract dioramas upon a 6 foot by 2 foot tall stage where compositions are built using paper and canvas pieces he has painted or drawn upon, then torn, warped, and crushed. These manipulated paper and canvas pieces are arranged into compelling scenes that are photographed and printed. The process of transforming two-dimensional space into three-dimensional space, and back again in the final printed image is a theme that O’Brien embraces. “I like the questions that arise from the finished print. What kind of space is this? Where is the background? I like the energy that the twisted paper and fabric imply. Some forms remind me of dancers at a honky tonk and at the same time take me back to my boyhood hunting turtles and snakes along the bayous of Texas and Louisiana.”

O’Brien began his mixed media work during his time studying fine arts at the University of Houston. Following his time at UH he relocated to Austin and became a sculptor for the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department. Over the next 23 years he fabricated everything from life-sized plastic house flies to eleven foot high mammoths cast in bronze, crisscrossing the state learning its rich and varied natural and cultural histories. Following a devastating automobile accident in 2013, O’Brien returned to his interest in mixed media artwork, bringing to his studio practice the specialization and interest acquired during his time as a sculptor, specifically his time constructing dioramas. “When finished the dioramas become worlds unto themselves where time stops and all action is frozen. I realized that I felt the same way about these dioramas as I did about my abstract multimedia artwork.


Mayhem, Method and Medium runs from October 21st to December 31st, with an Artist’s Reception the evening of October 21st from 6-8pm. The artist will be in attendance. Flatbed Press, Austin.  http://www.flatbedpress.com/

Submitted by Annalise Gratovich. Email: anna@flatbedpress.com

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125 Show deadline August 7

125 show for web

Plano Art Association  

125 Show 2016
August 23 – September 24

 The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce the 11th Annual 125 Show competition. The show is open to all artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The show will be held at the
PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.

Entry information:

Three Categories
  • 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
  • 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
  • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).
  • Entry Deadline – Sunday, August 7th (11:59 p.m. MDT)
  • Show Opens – Tuesday, August 23rd
  • Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 27th
  • Show Closes – Saturday, September 24th
Entry Information
  • 60 pieces will be selected for the show from the hundreds of entries submitted.
  • First ($600), Second ($400), and Third ($200) places will be awarded for each of the three above categories.
  • A Best of Show award of $1,000 will be made for the artwork deemed to be the most outstanding work of the show.

Submitted by Plano Art Association. Email: soheyla100@gmail.com

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Spring Show, Call for Entries! Show at Desoto Library and win cash & award prizes

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The Desoto Art League is calling for entries for its Spring Show. Membership is encouraged but not required.

Entries will be shown at the Desoto Library and Desoto City Center with excellent exposure for nearly 2 months, plus there will be cash and award prizes for several categories.  

Part of the proceeds will go toward a newly established student scholarship.

Drop off up to (4) works on May 27 or May 28.

We’ll have our Awards & Artist Reception on June 6th, 6:00-7:30pm

Show ends and pick up of work July 30.

Please review the prospectus for all details about the show including entry slips, directions, and judge information.

Our website DesotoArtLeague.com

If after reviewing the prospectus you have further questions about the show, you may phone Bryan Reynolds 469-337-8367.

Submitted by Mari Vega. Email: desotoartleague@gmail.com

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Jessica Drenk “Ad Infinitum” kicks off fall at Galleri Urbane


Ad Infinitum


Public opening reception with the artist on Saturday, September 12th.
6 – 8:30 PM
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas · 2277 Monitor St. · Dallas, TX 75217 · USA
Preview Select Works on Artsy


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Hard & Soft reception March 21 at the Small Gallery

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 “Hard &  Soft” – an exhibit exploring the use of fiber, stone, metal, ceramics, and wood as creative medium. Exhibit opens with a reception at The Small Gallery on Saturday, March 21, 6:00-9:00 pm. Featuring art by Jack Brockette, award winning fiber artist.Participating artists: Amie Adelman, Jack Brockette, Magi Calhoun, Vicki Charlotta, Nicole Dane, Katrina Doran, Molly Guzzino, Carter Herrington, Amy Justice, Morgan Kuster, Laurie Mahoney, Analise Minjarez, Julie Pitman, Shawn Reilly, Kathe Williams, Kiki Curry Winters, Kim Worthington.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing on the 2nd level of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at 13331 Preston Rd., #2242, Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston).

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(images: Analise Minjarez, Laurie Mahoney, Jack Brockette)

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