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Erin Cluley Gallery: SMALL – group exhibit of small scale works

SMALL
A group exhibition of small scale works

OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Erin Cluley Gallery   erincluley.com

414 Fabrication Street, Dallas, Texas 75212

ERIN CLULEY GALLERY is pleased to announce a group exhibition titled SMALL comprised of small works (24 inches or less in height) from various artists. The exhibition will be on view October 21 through November 25 and will open with a reception for the artists on Saturday October 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Works will be included by:
OLIVER CLEGG
CHIVAS CLEM
DENNIS CONGDON
DANIEL DRIENSKY
JOSEPHINE DURKIN
JAKE ELLIOTT
HIDENORI ISHII
MARILYN JOLLY
PIERRE KRAUSE
RACHEL LIVEDALEN
SARAH ANNE LOBB
ANNA MEMBRINO
ANGELBERT METOYER
FRANCISCO MORENO
NIC NICOSIA
JM RIZZI
CARL SUDDATH
KEVIN TODORA
RENÉ TREVIÑO
WHERON
ROB WILSON
BRUCE WEBER
ZEKE WILLIAMS
and others.

IMAGE: Hidenori Ishii, Ekki Múkk (E) and (F), 2017, Acrylic & Kuricoat C-720(synthetic resin), powder pigment on panel, 20” x 16”.


RACHEL LIVEDALEN @
YLANG 23

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017
11:00AM-2:00PM

Meet Erin Cluley Gallery artist Rachel Livedalen at ylang 23 Friday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. See new works by Rachel, ready for Holiday gifting, and create your own jewelry at the custom bead and charm event and trunk show with Sydney Evan designer Rosanne Karmes while enjoying Champagne and bites. All ylang 23 jewelry purchases at the event are 20% off with your Partners Card. 10% of all sales of Rachel Livedalen works will benefit The Family Place, supporting victims of domestic violence in Dallas.

IMAGE: Rachel Livedalen, Boredom and Bad Bitches IV, 2016, collaged laser-cut screen print, vinyl, archival inkjet print on mylar, 15” x 8”.

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Jane Jones Art Class: Finding Your Distinctive Mark & Critique Sessions

“Finding Your Distinctive Mark”
For all levels, Mondays 10:00am – 1:00pm
$50.00 per weekly session 
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5th
Held at Artists Showplace – Dallas, TX

 

Jane E. Jones Art Studio
S.W.S., A.C.A., T.W.S., N.W.S., N.W.O., W.F.W.S., W.C.W.S
(972)-407-1566 janejonesart@yahoo.com
http://janejonesart.com

In her decades-spanning career, Jane E. Jones has produced a diverse body of work that explores the limits of painting and demonstrates her mastery of the medium. Best known for her abstract and impressionistic watercolors depicting the Colorado landscape, she has also adopted non-objective acrylic painting to abstractly convey the feeling of cities and architecture she has visited during her extensive world travels.

Also an instructor, Jane leads workshops in both Dallas, TX and Lake City, CO imparting her expertise on color, design and abstracting nature. The recipient of numerous awards, Jane is also a published author with her essays and paintings included in magazines and art books nationwide.  Influenced by artists from Wassily Kandinsky to Georgia O’Keefe, Jane uses the history of painting to inform her works, while continually experimenting with new subject matter and techniques.

Critique Sessions

2017 – 2018 CRITIQUE SESSIONS

Fridays 9:30am – 12:00 (Limited enrollment)

June 16, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, 2017, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, 2018 – $20 a session for up to 3 paintings

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Opening Reception Nov. 18 for STALLMAN / MARS : ‘Iconic Patterns’

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and contemporary mixed media artist, Robert Mars, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm.

DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT / 1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

http://www.laurarathe.com/

Though their work differs greatly in terms of technique, subject, and medium, Stallman and Mars share an interest in creating dynamic compositions that incorporate energetic forms, patterns, and colors. LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ will be on view through December 30, 2017.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges gather to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.

Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.

Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. Mars’s careful manipulation of color, text, and symbol transform these age-old icons into images that resonate with renewed contemporary vitality.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.

 

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Danville Chadbourne: Recent Works opens Oct. 26 at Artspace111

THE INADVERTANT MONUMENT TO THE SACRED DILEMMA, 2011 – 2016

Recent Works | Danville Chadbourne
Opening Reception | Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 5 – 8:30pm | Artist in Attendance
Exhibition on Display | October 26 – December 2, 2017
Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102  website
Artspace111 is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by artist Danville Chadbourne. Chadbourne’s organic totems and wall sculptures, formed from earthen materials, emulate organisms found and unfound in our natural world. The artist’s prolific career has yielded an expansive body of work that faithfully uses simple design to express a complex exploration of origin and consciousness.
Biography
Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including over 100 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and was featured in the November 2010 issue of Sculpture Magazine, and in the February 2010 and January 2006 issues of Ceramics Monthly.
Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.
Artist Statement
Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious. I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated. I am concerned with the intellectual speculation that we make regarding other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones based on our observation of their artifacts. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.
Formally, I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static, like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest some usage, often ritualistic. I also tend to use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has the most associative power in archeological terms and easily responds to the expressive needs of my ideas as well as being rather permanent and durable. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and some found objects also work effectively as materials charged with connotative powers in this context. Hopefully each element, as well as the whole body of work, contributes to the total effect of rediscovering an artifact that is evidently outside of our culture at one level, but reflects a kind of universal human consciousness and ultimately stimulates the perception of our own personal existence.

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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair Oct. 21

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with a weekend-long art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. We’ll have live music, and complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.

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Gail Delger Exhibit: Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride opening at Blue House Too

The exhibit, Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride will open on October 20 and run through November 12, 2017 at the Allen Arts Alliance – Blue House Too ArtSpace.

Gail Delger works in all watermedia. The range of her work shares her passion and talent as an artist, and her sense of humor as an individual. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. Her painting Full Of Holes, was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor, and her two paintings, Old Number 10 and Chicken Sit, were included in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland. “I enjoy pointing with acrylics and adding mixed media. My ideas come from my photos or sometimes a light bulb goes off in my head with an idea. I lik to put whimsical things in my paintings because, I like to see people smile when they view my artwork” Gail Delger. Read more at www.gaildelger.com

The artist reception is Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by and meet Gail, sip a glass of wine and enjoy her work.
Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.
bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to lif

 

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Craighead Green Gallery presents Gorham, Harnden & Saa opening Oct. 14

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CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
214.855.0779
 HEATHER GORHAM   
“Conejos Bailando en la Oscuridad y la Luz (Rabbits Dancing in the Dark & Light)”
Mixed Media on Wood
28″ x 32″
RAYMOND SAA
About Us
Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
Craighead Green Gallery
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Ro2: Julia Trinh’s opening at The Magnolia Oct. 12 // Upcoming Art Talk with Adam Fung Oct. 14

Julia Trinh
Joy Element – Cutting Paper and MoreOpening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 6-8 pmOctober 12 – November 14

Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

RSVP
Ro2 Art at The Magnolia
Come see the show and stay for a movie!
For showtimes and tickets, click here.

UPCOMING ART TALK
Adam Fung: Iceberg X
Art Talk + Book Signing

Saturday, October 14, 3:30-5PM

Iceberg X is on view at Ro2 Art through October 28

RSVP

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Ruth A. Keitz: Silent Interiors That Speak opens Nov. 3

28 Harrison Avenue #3

 

The Fort Worth Community Art Center is pleased to announce a juried solo exhibition by Ruth A. Keitz from Los Fresnos, TX. The exhibition opens Friday, November 3, 2017 and runs until Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday November 3, from 6 to 8 in the evening in Gallery 6 at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, 76107.

Ruth A. Keitz has been involved in art since elementary school. She participated in Saturday art classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA from fourth grade through high school. (Well known graduates of the Carnegie Institute program include Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol.)

However, it was her father who ran a part-time business painting lines for parking lots, crosswalks, and directional traffic arrows who claimed to have taught her how to paint while working for him summer nights. Perhaps there is more truth than fiction here considering the linear structure of many of her works and the recurring subject matter of night skies.

After graduating with a BA in art from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, she went to the University of Texas at Austin to continue her education. She was a student of Kelly Fearing and Michael Frary. She completed her MFA in art education with a minor in studio art and a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a minor in studio art.

Her art explores the concept of linear perspective and the concept of the picture plan appearing to advance or recede. Her training in art history has influenced her art:

  • Renaissance linear perspective and the Renaissance concept of the picture plane as a window to the world with its perceived depth and space;
  • Baroque compositions that spill towards us from the picture plane.

The stuff of her art is as likely to be the discards of industrialization as the discards of nature. She enjoys the “thingness,” the uniqueness of objects and materials: texture, shape, color, contrast. All the work uses an extensive mix of found man-made and natural materials.

Her mixed media and collage works include series, such as, “Silent Interiors,” “Fragmented Box,” “Night Windows,” “Moonrise Rift,” “28 Harrison Ave,” “1601 Pine Hollow Road,” and “Doors with No View.”
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If you would like more information about this or high-resolution images associated with this release, please contact:
Contact name: Ruth A. Keitz Number: +1 956-371-2951 Email: keitzra@gmail
Website: RuthKeitzArt.com includes a preview of the exhibition, “Nov. 3-22: Silent Interiors That Speak”


Artist’s Statement

Silent Interiors That Speak

My mixed media collages and constructions reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thingness”: textures, shapes, colors. Regardless of the subject matter, message, or symbolism, all my work uses mixed media and often includes a variety of found objects. The stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.

“Silent Interiors That Speak” explores how we create a space/room where we live and where we work. The Silent Interiors include former classrooms where I have taught, former offices, views from rooms in my home, views of room in what was my sister’s home, and empty rooms in my childhood home.

HOW WE LOOK OUT OF A ROOM TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD

G-115 Classroom: views through the window of the classroom door, across the hall, through the window
of another classroom door, and through the window of that classroom to the outside.

LHSB 1.602 Classroom: the architectural view of the adjacent buildings would change depending on where I stood and the daily weather conditions; the sky, changing and unchanging; walls that were some days impenetrable and other days nonexistent; an entry door with a window that had no view; never determining the exact hue of the neutral white walls, sometimes warm sometimes cool!

View from the Studio: explores the same view which is never the same. Changes in seasonal or daily light create patterns of shadows that harmonize and contrast with the lattice covered pergola and the tile accent. My private patch of sky changes its color. Usually the varying patch of blue is empty, but sometimes I am startled by the glimpse of a fleeting airplane or a bird.

HOW THE OUTSIDE WORLD SPILLS INTO OUR SPACE/ROOM

Night Window: explores images of the darkened sky as seen by the naked eye and as revealed by the unconscious mind at night in dreams: sometimes the sweetly poetic and sometimes the omnia noctis (omens of the night).

Moonrise Rift: explores the sensuous texture of the sky and the
palpable quality of its blackness as the brilliant glow of the moon tears and tatters the fabric of night.

G-115 Classroom/Camera Obscura: examines the outside visual world spilling into the classroom. Like the tiny pinhole of the Renaissance camera obscura, the window of the silent, empty room floods the space with the inverted images of the outside world.

HOW PART OF US REMAINS IN A SPACE/ROOM AFTER WE LEAVE

PB1: remembering a shared office space that became an office only for me.

28 Harrison Ave: remembering the rooms of my sister’s home which are now silent.

HOW OUR MEMORY RESHAPES THE PAST OVER THE PASSAGE OF TIME

1601 Pine Hollow Road: looking back over the elapsed years to the spaces and rooms that shaped me.

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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair: Oct. 21 at Artists Showplace

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with an art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.

 

 

 

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2017 Texas Biennial in Austin

The TX17 Exhibit is up and running in Austin! September 30th through November 11, 2017

The TX★17 exhibition is one cohesive show taking place in a single venue in Austin, located at 211 E Alpine Rd, #700. The exhibition will run from September 30 through November 11, 2017, on view Thursday – Saturday, 12-6pm. Public programming will take place leading up to the exhibition surrounding these topics, as well as while it is on view, further facilitating an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded in 2005 to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The survey exhibition curated from the open call for art remains the central feature of the project. Over time, the Biennial has also grown to include a range of other exhibitions and programming, all in celebration of contemporary art in Texas. The sixth edition of the exhibition will take place in the fall of 2017.

http://texasbiennial.org/

 

 

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Receptions Oct. 7 at 500X: EXPO 2017, Ari Brielle, Bárbara Cartier & Members Exhibition

500x Gallery Exhibitions
October 7th to November 5th
Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 7th, 7-10pm

EXPO 2017
Downstairs / Main Gallery

Curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons

Featured artists:

Dannie Liebgot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist-run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2017 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas.  The exhibition will be running from October 7th – November 5, 2017, with a reception October 7, from 7pm-10pm.
This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.


We Made Cool – Ari Brielle
Downstairs / Project Space

We Made Cool is a body of work by Ari Brielle that examines notions of black femininity, strength and softness. Candy painted colors and natural motifs decorate portraits that explore black culture, consumption and experience. Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. She completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016 where she cultivated her studio practice and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. Brielle has exhibited in Texas and New York, and was recently nominated as one of Dallas’ Rising Stars by Liliana Bloch Gallery.


A Call From The Center of Things 
– Bárbara Cartier
Upstairs / Project Space

Bárbara Cartier energetically explores the tricky territory between painting and sculpture using a variety of materials and methods to create sculptural forms reminiscent of organic objects such as eggs and river rocks. Her use of vibrant colors and silky smooth surfaces suggest a “new car” seduction; polyurethane and fiberglass forms become outsized shining gems, transformed by hand and machine resulting in an ornate illusion of weight and volume. Teamed with collages, these totemic forms challenge decoration in a playful manner to create a kaleidoscopic installation intent on alchemy.

Born in Argentina, Bárbara Cartier now lives and works in Panama. Featuring new sculpture and collages, A Call From The Center of Things will be her first solo exhibition in the United States. This exhibition is sponsored by the Art Galleries at TCU.


2017 Member’s Exhibition

Upstairs / Main Gallery

Welcoming the addition of its newest members, this group of emerging Texas artists will be showcasing a range of media investigating a variety of content and formal concerns. Now on exhibition until November 5th.

Featured artists:

Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt.


500x Gallery   500x.org

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

2016 catalog cover

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In Living Color at The Janette Kennedy Gallery This October

The Janette Kennedy Gallery will feature new and original artwork by local Dallas artists, Mike Bosch and Mikka entitled In Living Color. An artist reception will take place October 7 at the gallery located at South Side on Lamar.

The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar 1409 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 426-1575

In Living Color exhibit – October 2017 Artist reception – Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Free

About Janette Kennedy Gallery:
The Janette Kennedy Gallery was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the Community at large to exhibit their works. This Gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. For more information, visit the their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Janette-Kennedy-Gallery-151361824892591/

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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair – rescheduled to Oct. 21

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with a weekend-long art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit http://www.theartistsshowplace.com.

 

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

Dallas, Texas 75248

972-233-1223

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When the Mystery of Creativity Appears – Reception Sept. 30 at TVAA Downtown Gallery

When the Mystery of Creativity Appears

September 27 – October 25, 2017

RECEPTION Saturday, September 30 2-4pm

This show will focus on works that were inspired by the spiritual, inspirational and intuitive. Art often is inspired by our unconscious and gives us images and ideas we did not expect or plan. It is our creative imagination that is based on the intuitive within us the deepest and profound work. Sometimes we are inspired by spiritual ideas to create our best art.

About the Curator: Esther Ritz is a local Dallas artist. She has had gallery representation in the past with Haley Henman, Modartists and Murray Coven galleries. She has a number of both one person and group shows in both Dallas and Santa Fe NM. She is a long time member of TVAA and won several awards, including best in show. She does both abstract and figurative work.

 

Downtown Gallery

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Tom Holland: Birds and Water opens Oct. 27 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is proud to present Tom Holland: Birds and Water from October 27 through December 2, 2017.

Tom Holland’s paintings and freestanding paintings are inspired by natural elements of California, where the artist currently resides. The sinuous forms and organic colors of his work call to mind the landscape and scenery of the celebrated artist’s surroundings. A distinguished American artist, Holland’s works on aluminum and fiberglass have brought him critical acclaim and can be seen in the permanent collections of the Whitney, MoMa, the Hirshhorn, and the Guggenheim, among many others. He is a globally recognized artist who has been the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the world.

The solo exhibition will be unveiled at Bivins Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at which the celebrated artist will be present. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the opening and for all guests of Bivins Gallery during normal business hours.

ABOUT BIVINS GALLERY

Located on the ground floor of 300 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Bivins Gallery showcases modern and postwar contemporary art. The shared vision of Karen and Michael Bivins, Bivins Gallery represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists. For more information, visit bivinsgallery.com.

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Floyd Newsum: The Things I see opens Sept. 30 at KHFA

The Run, 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 5 x 7.5 inches

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

The Things I See | Floyd Newsum

September 30 – November 4, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is thrilled to welcome back artist Floyd Newsum (Houston) for his latest solo exhibition,entitled The Things I See. This exhibit will feature Newsum’s newest and most ambitious work to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 30th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m

 

Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that take the form of glyphs alluding to Floyd’s own story and upbringing. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however, his subject matter centers on deeper meanings of cultural climates, political statements and personal events. His naïve style echos African culture and serves as a blended creation of spirit works and ancestral stories. The contour line drawings of a floating woman in The Run and in Spirit and Serpent are prime examples. Floyd’s use of the floating woman pays homage to the great women that have impacted his life; they become free floating spirits making their presence known to their viewer. It is no surprise that Floyd places such a strong emphasis on depicting women in his works; after all, women are the bearers of life, they nurture and protect.

 

Other images such as dogs, birds and fish can easily be seen in Floyd’s work as well. The dog, bird and fish are obvious and hidden symbolisms he creates as a dialogue to represent fidelity, grace and the ability to soar and overcome struggles. Throughout art history, artists such as Jan Van Eyck and early Renaissance artists have incorporated these same elements to give important meaning to an event. Ladders and houses are also visual elements incorporated into his compositions, representing family and his father who was one the first fire fighters in Memphis. The ladder and house become metaphors for faith, family structure and the ability to overcome obstacles. Newsum has an uncanny ability to harmoniously introduce vignettes through vivid staccato strokes of undulating line. His slow reveals acknowledges what a great storyteller he really is.

 

 

Floyd Newsum. Four Tables in Red, 2017. Acrylic and oil on paper. 52 x 80 inches

 

Artist Biography

 

Floyd Newsum, a painter and printmaker with a career spanning four decades is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. Currently a University of Houston art instructor, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art. Recently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired two of Newsum’s paintings. His work belongs to many private collections such as, Alice Walton Proietti, Lester Smith and Gerald and Anita Smith. As well as in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

 

 

The Spirit and the Serpent, 1989 – 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 13.25 x 16 inches

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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

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OJAI Junket opening Sept. 24 – a triple threat tour of Dallas art!

OJAI Joint Administrative Intelligence Junket

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 4-6 PM 
  • Where: 500X, The Box Company, Ro2 Art

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s farcical bureaucratic agency, The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) has invaded Dallas with two shows, Fruit Efficiency at Ro2 Art and A Hard Place at 500X Gallery. If you haven’t had a chance to see the brilliant work of the bureaucracy in action yet, now may be your last chance, as both shows are drawing to a close this Sunday.

Luckily, Ro2 Art, 500X, and The Box Company have teamed up to bring you an exciting triple threat tour of both OJAI shows, plus Ro2 Artist Julie Libersat’s show with Nic Mathis, Intersections, at The Box Company. It will be a wild ride filled with bureaucracy, architecture, roads, and postcards. Our first stop will be at 500X at 4:00 PM to see A Hard Place, a celebration of brutalist architecture curated by Gundula Schmitz of Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin) and Gary Farrelly. From there we will venture to The Box Company to check out Julie Libersat and Nic Mathis’ show, Intersections, which centers around roads, intersections, and all things paved. Our final stop will be at Ro2 Art to see Fruit Efficiency, a show featuring Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s fictitious, bureaucratic corporation, OJAI. We hope you will join us on this artistic junket across Dallas to see these three important shows before they close!

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CONCEPTION – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Sept. 21

You are cordially invited to Conception Global Art Collective’s Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Thursday, September 21st.
Conception, a global art collective, transforms local artists into community merchants.  Hosting shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, Conception Arts will return to DALLAS, TEXAS, with over 60 local artists at Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207. Featured by The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, WABC News, and Dallas Style and Design Magazine, Conception has made a daring impression on the world of contemporary art shows.  By linking collectors and artists directly at their shows, Conception provides a unique, two-way platform for artists to discuss their work with potential buyers.
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBIT
Thursday, September 21st
5 pm – 10 pm

Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Drive, #200
Dallas, TX 75207

Cash Bar
Food by The Virgin Olive
Live Music by Tim Shewmake

RSVP ginger@conceptionevents.com

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m

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Mary Vernon exhibition opening Sept. 23 at Valley House

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at www.valleyhouse.com or stop by to preview in person.

About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, “I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It’s not that drawing is first and painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and painting, get in each other’s way at every moment.”

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon’s 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of Mary Vernon’s career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.

Mary Vernon will give an artist talk on Saturday, October 14, 11:00am, at Valley House.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through October 28, at Valley House.

A second Mary Vernon exhibition “Painting is Drawing” is on view at The Grace Museum in Abilene. The Artist Reception will be Saturday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at The Grace Museum. The Grace Museum has compiled a time-lapse video of the installation, and will soon post an interview with Mary online. Stay tuned!

In case you missed “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors” at The George W. Bush Presidential Center with Sedrick Huckaby, Gail Norfleet, and Jim Woodson, find a link to watch it at http://www.valleyhouse.com

Also on our homepage, a link to watch an interview with Cheryl Vogel and Jeff Levine on moderndallastv about our recent TREES exhibition.

Congratulations to Brian Cobble who received an award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition, on view through September 30, at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

If you purchased tickets for this Saturday’s CADD Mystery Dinner, plan to stop by Valley House on your way to dinner to see Mary Vernon’s exhibition! Proceeds from the Mystery Dinner fund a CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Save-the-date for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on September 21st at Circuit 12 Contemporary

JOIN US FOR CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour! Learn about our members, mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

 

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Dallas Contemporary’s MEMBERS ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION Sept. 28

Invisible Cities – Moving Images from Asia

McDermott & McGough – I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going

Kiki Smith – Mortal

Reception for Members, Thursday Sept. 28, 7-19pm

On Exhibit through December 17

Dallas Contemporary – join now http://dallascontemporary.org/membership.html

61 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 USA +214 821 2522

 

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The Forbes “Texas Road Trips” and Alison Daffin Montgomery “Glass Half Full” at The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney  www.thecovemckinney.com

EXCITING NEWS:  Sculptor and assemblage artist Frances Dezzany has been chosen by the curator of the Texas Biennial to represent McKinney in this month’s opening of the event in Austin.  Frances is a member of The Cove, with a solo show October 13-15.


Texas Road Trips

Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes

Friday, September 22  •  5 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 23  •  5 – 9 PM

Sandy and Alex love taking road trips!  Their paintings are inspired by their experiences.  Even though Sandy is a native Texan, she finds new sites on every trip.  In this show the Forbes will also show their new series, McKinney Hangouts.


Glass Half Full

Paintings by Alison Daffin Montgomery

Friday Sept 29th 6-9 pm
Saturday Sept 30th 6-9 pm

“With all of the chaos in the news and our lives, from leadership concerns to horribly destructive weather and all of the pain and sorrow in between, I’ve chosen to focus on the beauty in our world.

This “Glass Half Full” show features imagery that focuses on love, health, spirituality and my favorite qualities of the human soul. It is a joyful and colorful collection of paintings that aims to bring smiles and comfort to the viewer.”

-Alison Daffin Montgomery

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MEREDITH PARDUE: ‘Cenote Falls’ at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents a solo exhibition featuring new works by Texas artist and contemporary painter, Meredith Pardue.

OCTOBER 14 – NOVEMBER 11, 2017

‘Cenote Falls’ will feature paintings from Pardue’s latest body of work that explores the fracturing of light as it passes through translucent elements, including bodies of water, precious stones, glass, and various atmospheres.

The artist says, “As I examined this visual phenomena, I was confronted with the temporal, transient nature of light and its movement. As it travels through waterfalls, lagoons, underground pools, and rivers, light creates a magical, almost sacred space. It moves elusively in and out of shadow amid lush growth, brightly colored birds, and flowering plants.”

‘Cenote Falls’ will be on view through November 11, 2017. Laura Rathe Fine Art  http://www.laurarathe.com/  1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

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Esther Pearl Watson – Blackhole Backfiire opening Sept. 17 at Webb Gallery

BLACKHOLE BACKFIRE OPENING
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
 AT
WEBB GALLERY – WAXAHACHIE
New artwork by Esther Pearl Watson

September 17 – December 17, 2017

opening celebration: Sunday, Sept. 17th 4-7pm

   with music by western swing accordion sweetheart Ginny Mac
WEBB GALLERY
gallery open Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm
209 W. Franklin – downtown Waxahachie, Texas

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September news for you from CADD

September Openings & Other Events
September 7 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Can You Get That To Me By Wednesday?: Austin Sparks
Opening reception: September 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 10, 2017

 

 
September 9 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Resonant Fragments: Jen Pack
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: November 11, 2017

Glimpsed Through Liquid: Graham Caldwell
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Shed Some Light: Carmen Menza in the project space
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Maitri: Matt Clark
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 14, 2017

Jungle Transition: Erin Curtis
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 14, 2017

The Gathering: Jackson Echols
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 14, 2017

Flow: Joey Brock
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:008:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Windows and Doors: Denise Brown
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Special Places: Jay Maggio
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Future Glow: Trey Egan
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Objects from a Future Past: Alison Jardine
Book signing: September 9, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 14, 2017

Gallery 1
Preservation of Forgetting: Sidney Mullis
Artist Talk:  September 9, 5:45 – 6:15 PM
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Gallery 2
A Hole A Pool A Moon: Melinda Laszczynski
Artist Talk:  September 9, 4:45 – 5:45 PM
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Crystal Cities: Tommy Fitzpatrick
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: November 4, 2017

40 Acres…Gumbo Ya Ya: Letitia Huckaby
Opening Reception: September 9, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

Space & TIME: Donn Parr and Kenneth Schiano
Opening Reception: September 9, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

September 21 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Join us on September 21st from 5:30 – 7:00pm
Circuit 12 Contemporary
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

September 23 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:00 – 9:30 pm

Paintings: Mary Vernon
Opening Reception: September 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 28, 2017

Continuing
TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb)
On view through: September 16, 2017
Fruit Efficiency: Gary Farrelly + Chris Dreier
On view through: September 23, 2017
500X, UTD, & Central Track
a hard place: Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly:
Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE)
On view through: September 24, 2017
2017 500X Members’ Exhibition: Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt
On view through: September 24, 2017
Updrafts: Michael Young
On view through: October 7, 2017

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“ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java”

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents “ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java”. The show will be on exhibit from Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 23. The opening reception, which will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., will feature the works of 39 artists from the multicultural art community of Koperjati in East Java, as well as Indonesian music by The Asik Tone Band and Indonesian dance by the Linda Berryhill and Nancy Lopez Dance Group. Complimentary wine and snacks from Java will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

The Shops at Spanish Village

Dallas, Texas 75248

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The Essential Nature and Freddie McCoo exhibitions at the Bath House

 

Join us for the opening reception of our two new art exhibitions
Saturday, September 2, 20177-9 PM
Featuring live music by Percussion Things – Free and open to the public
Resurface: Artwork by Freddie McCoo

Freddie McCoo’s experiences growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, began to shape his core of artistic sensibilities from an early age. His modest upbringing, careful observation of the world around him, and subsequent deep interest in subjects that focus on social, economic, political, cultural and spiritual issues are clearly manifested in his paintings, murals, and mixed media art.

Freddie’s work is constantly in a state of evolution. Some of his earlier works depict themes that draw inspiration from music, relationships, and the predicaments of living in a disadvantaged community. The artist presently continues to revisit those topics, but his interests have broadened to include concepts that investigate biblical imagery, history, cultural identity, and contemporary political concerns. When it comes to his style and technique, some might suggest that his experience working in large scale murals has provided the artist with the dexterity and clarity to infuse all of his works—through his choices of colors, textures, composition, and scale—with an admirable sense of monumentality and relevance.

A common feature in Freddie’s work is the use of symbols and texts, which often require thorough exploration by the viewer and, often, a bit of decoding. Freddie explains that he has come to appreciate the diversity of symbols and text as long-standing tools of visual communication. He states: “When thoughtfully juxtaposed, both text and symbol can become significantly more relevant and thus begin to reveal certain deep-seated truths.”


The Essential Nature

Featuring artwork by Ruda Anderson, Maureen Brouillette, Jenny DeLaughter, Viola Delgado, Cecelia Feld, Nancy Ferro, Susan Lecky, Mylan Nguyen, Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, Edith Torres Avendano,and Sarita Westrup.

In every creative discipline, artists express their experiences and emotions in innumerable ways. The methods, techniques, or arrangements that artists choose to illustrate their works’ central idea or principal theme are unsurprisingly diverse, given the universe of perspectives, beliefs, and personal partialities with which artists view the world. Art forms also vary in the degree of extensiveness or simplicity demonstrated by artists as they explore and communicate a message. Whereas some literary works employ long texts that are written with the intention of expanding on a main topic to offer a more meticulous study of a subject through further elaboration, visual art tends to be a deliberate process of elimination and reduction used by many artists to strip concepts and thoughts to their bare essentials.

This exhibition examines the notion that a work of visual art is fully capable of conveying, effectively and economically, complex ideas and narratives. The pieces presented in the show demonstrate that a picture is worth the meaning of ten thousand words. Whether with representational or abstract works, the participating artists express a multiplicity of messages with art that stand for qualities such as clarity, conciseness and simplification. The practical task—intentional or otherwise—of reducing unnecessary elements during the making of visual art does not subtract substance from the works. Reduction of elements in visual arts, normally, does not translate into a dilution of meaning; instead, it leads to an experience where the art reveals only the most indispensable and utterly fundamental aspects of the narratives and concepts investigated by the artists.


The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, TX 75218 • White Rock Lake

 

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Private Preview Party at CWFA & HJG September 7th!!!

 

 
CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS &
HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY
~ cordially invite you to a private preview party ~
PLEASE JOIN US from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
– at –
1845 LEVEE STREET | DALLAS, TX 75207
TREY EGAN // FUTURE GLOW
TOMMY FITZPATRICK // CRYSTAL CITIES
PLEASE RSVP to inquiries@crisworley.com
CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS
TREY EGAN // FUTURE GLOW
ON VIEW SEPT 9 – OCT 7, 2017

Trey Egan, Let The Bass Run This Place, 2017
 oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY
TOMMY FITZPATRICK // CRYSTAL CITIES
ON VIEW SEPT 9 – NOV 4, 2017

Tommy Fitzpatrick, Portico, 2017
acrylic on canvas, 32 x 40 inches
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

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Bivins Gallery Solo Exhibition Announcement Featuring Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color

Richard Hickam | Mulberry Forest | 1990 | oil on canvas | 67″ x 57″

Opening reception on Sat., September 16, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bivins Gallery in the Uptown Dallas Crescent complex.

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present the vibrant paintings of master colorist Richard Hickam in RichardHickam: Expressions of Color, on view from September 16 through October 21, 2017. The show will occupy the main gallery, and will trace Hickam’s artistic development from photorealism to large-scale abstracts to figurative abstractions, and his dedicated examination of the manipulation of color and brushstroke. Karen and Michael Bivins will host an opening reception for the exhibition with the artist in attendance at BivinsGallery on Sat., September 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the opening and for all guests of Bivins Gallery during normal business hours.

Richard Hickam’s style, technique and influences are constantly evolving, yet his rich palette and unique characterizations make his work distinguishable. Hickam’s career began in the 1970s and was initially influenced by the photorealistic movement that surrounded him. Hickam’s affinity for pushing conventional boundaries transformed his style in the 1980s and 1990s, where his brushstroke loosened and took on an energetic gestural impasto, resulting in a series of large-scale abstractions. In the late 1990s, Hickam began exploring figurative abstraction. Discernable from this body of work are his portraits, whose striking features reflect a collection of inspirations, often combining physical aspects of multiple characters in Hickam’s own life. Through all his stylistic transitions, Hickam’s bold handling of color and tone remain the main subjects of his paintings.

Richard Hickam has been a celebrated American painter for over forty years, and his works have been exhibited in museums across the United States. His career has been the topic of numerous publications, and his works can be found in both private and public collections, including the Richmond Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Canton Museum of Art, and the Beck Center Museum.

ABOUT BIVINS GALLERY

Located on the ground floor of 300 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Bivins Gallery showcases modern and postwar contemporary art. The shared vision of Karen and Michael Bivins, Bivins Gallery represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists. For more information, visit bivinsgallery.com.

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Karen Bivins
BIVINS GALLERY
214.272.2795
karen@bivinsgallery.com

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Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl reception Aug. 19 at Giddens Gallery

“Go Deeper” (Diptych) by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“Window to the World”

by  Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

6pm – 9pm

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
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Show dates Aug 17 – 26

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“An artist’s muse is a ‘Window to the World’ making us see it in a broader sense. The sea is my muse, that window for me. I return each year to the West coast of Oregon, to the Keys of Florida and the China Sea of Okinawa, Japan to find inspiration and ‘See’ the world through a wider lens. Each of the new works in my show reflect my new way of seeing.
Paul Klee said, ‘Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see.’”

Click here to read more and to view all of Rosemary’s work

“Sea Creatures”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Northern Lights Night”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Costal Dreams”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

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New Works by Matt Manalo in Project Space opening Aug. 19 at KHFA

Assimilation 01. Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.


OPENING 
RECEPTION

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 

New Works by Matt Manalo

August 19 – September 23, 2017

 

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to exhibit New Works by Houston artist, Matt Manalo. This exhibit will feature Matt’s most recent mixed media paintings in our project space, opening Saturday, August 19th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 pm.

 

Originally from Manila, Philippines, Manalo creates work as a form of an ongoing journal of experiences from his time living in the Philippines in juxtaposition to his life in the United States. At the age of 18, Matt Manalo and his family decided to move to the United States in pursuit of a better life. Although living in a city as diverse as Houston he continues to reconcile his old life with his new life in the largest city in Texas. Matt states, “As an artist, I was looking for a tangible outlet to express my feelings, memories and newfound experiences.” He is constantly redefining his definition of “Home,” while struggling with memories from his homeland and the feeling of being split into two pieces emotionally.

 

Manalo’s work represents an abstracted image of a specific place or memory from either back home or from his new surroundings in Houston. The artist incorporates repetitive marks, shapes, collage and/or stamped images and scratch marks on his work. They signify the amount of “to and fro” with flashbacks that he has when making a piece. One notable aspect of Manalo’s work is the significant amount of physical or visual texture on the surface, which represents the grittiness of living in a city like Manila. As one will notice, Filipino artist Matt Manalo has two very different stories to tell.

 

Concrete (Gray). Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.

 

 

Artist Biography                                     

 

Matt Manalo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He moved to the

United States along with his family to pursue his education. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History at the University

of Houston. He has always been drawn to making art since he was a child. He grew up being heavily influenced by comic books and cartoons. His intuitive art making process includes the processes of collage, painting, and sculpture. His work talks about his identity as a Filipino and the places he has lived in.


 

 

 

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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