Tag Archive: Contemporary Art

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
Click here for parking info

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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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

 

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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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Candy Man: Ben Willis, Candy Castle and Signs at Fort Works Art

August 2 – September 9, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday August 5, 2017 6pm – 9pm
Childhood fantasy and fun burst to life as Fort Works Art welcomes the return of artist Ben Willis and his deliciously vibrant new exhibition Candy Man to Fort Worth from August 2 – September 9, 2017. This family-friendly exhibition/installation invites audiences of all ages to savor in Willis’s one-of-a-kind artistic confections with the same excitement and sense of adventure inspired by Hasbro’s classic board game. Candy Man is an immersive experience in pattern and color and designed to satisfy the artistic appetite of each viewer with its mouthwatering collection of bold abstractions.Along with being a recognized artist in his own right, Willis has established his reputation as a preparator with an eye for assembling captivating artistic collections. Together with his own Candy Man exhibition, the talented Arizona-based artist, has curated the secondary Candy Castle show and populated it with works by a lineup of notable artists. A direct reference to the original board game, Candy Castle serves to house a treasure trove of “objects” that have proven especially compelling to Willis over the course of his career. With a special emphasis on sculptural works that help to balance the paint-driven pieces found in Candy Man, Willis states “All of the [Candy Castle] artists I have admired for some time now and I believe their work relates and can carry conversation with my pieces.” Featured Candy Castle artists include, Derick Smith, Dan Lam, Christina West, Adam Hillman, Sean Augustine March, Sean Newport, Rachel Goodwin, Wheron, and Kristina Drake.

A third component of this experiential exhibition includes painting by two highly regarded Metroplex artists, Drigo and Brennen Bechtol. The two artists will hand-paint title walls for the Candy Man and Candy Castle shows in their representative styles. Both dealing with signs in their own respective works, Bechtol and Drigo’s colorful title walls will provide an additional installation element to the already vibrant exhibition. Like the nostalgia evoked by childhood memories of visiting a candy store for the first time, Willis commented “…I want this show to feel like oh my god, how did they get all of these wonderful things together in one space?”

 

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

 

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August news for you from CADD

August Openings &
Other Events

Visit our Website: http://www.caddallas.net/

August 5 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

Glimpsed Through Liquid: A solo show of new works by gallery artist Graham Caldwell 

 
Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

 

 

Shed Some Light: A solo show of new works by Carmen Menza in the project space

 

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

 

Per Diem​: Rosalyn Bodycomb, Vincent Falsetta, Kirk Hayes, Stephen Lapthisophon, Marcelyn McNei​l & ​
Roberto Munguia ​Opening Reception: August 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 12, 2017

 

Mi Cuerpo Non Està Aquí (My Body Isn’t Here): Hellen Ascoli & James Sullivan

Opening Reception: August 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 12, 2017

New Texas Talent XXIV: Curated by Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts CEO

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: September 2, 2017

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) Annual Juried Membership Exhibit and RADAR III:
Juried artists CAC members featuring multiple art disciplines. RADAR III- featuring artists Bill Holmberg, Sandra Lara and Megan Ping

Opening Reception: August 5, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: September 2, 2017

August 12 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Cups are Emotion: Mary Jo Karimnia

Paper Flower Workshop & Artist Talk:
Saturday, August 12, 2:00pm

Cups are Emotion: Mary Jo Karimnia

Artist Reception: August 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: August 19, 2017

August 17 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Join us on August 17th from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Ro2 Art Gallery
 
1501 S Ervay St.,

Dallas, TX, 75215, USA


3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

August 18 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

CHAOS!!!!!: 5th Annual Small Works Show
Closing Reception: August 18, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: August 19, 2017

August 19 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

500X, UTD, & Central Track
a hard placeCurated 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)

 
Opening Reception: August 19, 7:00 – 10:00pm
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

 
Opening Reception: August 19, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: September 24, 2017

TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb)

Opening Reception: August 19, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: September 16, 2017

August 26 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

Fruit Efficiency: Gary Farrelly + Chris Dreier 
Opening Reception: August 26, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: September 23, 2017

August 31 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Can You Get That To Me By Wednesday?: Austin Sparks

Opening Reception: August 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: July 18, 2017

CONTINUING

SUMMER 2017: A selection of works from the gallery’s program


On view through: August 5, 2017

Gallery open by appointment through August 31st

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Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color opening Sept. 16

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color from September 16 through October 21, 2017.

A celebrated painter for over forty years, Richard Hickam’s vibrant works have been exhibited in museums across the United States. Transitioning from photorealistic paintings to large-scale abstracts to figurative abstractions, Hickam’s style, technique, and influences are constantly evolving.  Whether it be the quirky and convention-breaking features of his human subjects, or his vivid jewel-toned abstractions, Hickam continues to explore the bold manipulation of color and brushstroke as the main subjects of his paintings. The topic of numerous publications, Hickam’s rich palette and accomplishments as a master of characterization have brought him recognition as a historically significant American painter.

An opening reception will be held at Bivins Gallery on September 16, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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August at 500x Gallery – Opening Receptions 8/19

Gary Farrelly – _parliament tower _Malaysia___ 2017_ embroidery on commemorative postcard_ 15 x 10 cm

August at 500x Gallery | Opening August 19th
 
a hard place
downstairs gallery
2017 500x Members Exhibition
upstairs gallery
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226
 
August 19 – September 24, 2017, Reception: August 19th, 7-10pm

Gary Farrelly – _parliament tower _Malaysia___ 2017_ embroidery on commemorative postcard_ 15 x 10 cm

Downstairs / Main Gallery:
a hard place

Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly

Featured artists:

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).
A hard place brings together work by artists and architects from Germany, Ireland, France and Italy as well as a piece by Dallas’s Cunningham Architects produced especially for the show.  A unifying concern in the work is the legacy of post-war modernist architecture. The artists of a hard place employ highly divergent strategies across a wide variety of media to explore the theme. The exhibition includes video art, photography, drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture, sound recordings and the written word.

Left to right, top to bottom: Ashley Whitt, Molly Dierks, Chris Ireland, Ross Faircloth

Upstairs Gallery: 500X Member’s Exhibition

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 is kicking off the new season with the 2017 annual members show.  This exhibition will be showcasing a variety of content and style that is representative of our members.  We will also be welcoming the addition of several new members to 500x Gallery. As the oldest artist run co-op in Texas, the idea of collaboration, finding fresh talent and building community is what this current group hopes to continue to foster. Come out and help us kick off the 2017 season!

 

More information on upcoming exhibitions can be found on the 500x website. 

500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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I am Woman, Hear me Roar reception August 6 at TVAA Downtown Gallery

I am Woman, Hear me Roar

July 31 – August 28, 2017

RECEPTION SUNDAY AUGUST 6, 2017 2-4PM

ProspectusAugust 2017 I am Woman – Hear Me Roar – Exhibition

 

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl, Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/ 469-332-0183


I am Woman – Hear me Roar! is a show that was inspired by ordinary women, who do extraordinary things! Let’s face it, Woman Rock! – They bring life into the world, they have broken through glass ceilings, and go above and beyond to care for others! This show will feature works of art that celebrate all females, whether they be human or from the animal kingdom, present or past, real or imagined, divine or demure. There are many sides to these fabulous creatures that this collection of works will explore! The curator, Kelly E. Marra, has been dreaming of this show with visions of lionesses, portraits, abstracts and more with a tribal vibe.

About the Curator: Kelly E. Marra is an Artist, from the North Texas Area, that loves to explore and create with a variety of mediums. She exploits the versatility of acrylic paint, and incorporates polymer clay, fabric, and jewelry design into her mixed media pieces. She is a member of The Cove Gallery in McKinney, Texas and is inspired to nurture the relationship between local artists and their communities.

 

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Collaboration at The Cove: Numinous (Fallon/Giersch) & Inspiration (Esser/Mekailek)

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

NUMINOUS
            arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring

Friday     7/28  7-10 pm Opening Reception 
8 pm       The Artists Talk
Saturday 7/29  6-9 pm  wine will be served
Sunday   7/30  1-3 pm  champagne will be served

The numinous beauty of this exhibition by Pernie Fallon and Guy Giersch is daring and deeply heartfelt.  NUMINOUS is an alluring and thought-provoking experience that is both quieting and disquieting.

The artists have approached the three components of the numinous experience — mystery, holy, and spiritual — with insight to the sacredness of the ordinary and unexpected in life.

You are invited to experience NUMINOUS and immerse yourself as deeply as you dare to take your heart.

Mature themes.


INSPIRATION
It can be found by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Friday     8/4  7-9 pm
Saturday 8/5  6-10 pm
Sunday   8/6  2-4 pm

Kathleen Mekailek, and Charles Esser explore their inspirations and bring them into the light using lines, color, shadow, and shapes.
They reach out to touch the viewer, eliciting surprising results.
From the simple to the sublime, Mekailek and Esser show what it is to be human and inspired.

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Summer Art Festival opening August 11 at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery is celebrating the season with three hot contemporary artists: Randy Jacobs, Kathy Metcalf and Christina Yielding, and book sculptor Keith Kriegel.

The exhibit runs from Friday, August 11 through Thursday, August 31. A reception to meet the artists and watch live demonstrations will be held on Friday, August 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

Shortly after 9/11, self-taught artist Randy Jacobs turned to painting as an expression of his overwhelming emotions. He is best known for his multiple layers of texture. His mediums range from acrylic to mixed media, including ink, watercolor and iridescence.

Book sculptor Keith Kriegel, a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry, loves the attention to detail that book carving requires. Using a surgical blade, he enjoys discovering what is hidden behind each page.

A native of Dallas, Kathy Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul” that gives her a sense of peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture.

Christina Yielding’s innovative techniques for creating her mixed-media paintings include using a variety of scrapers rather than brushes. Painting solely on wood, Christina builds a custom frame around every dynamic piece. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

 

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Los Fantasmas Ambulantes Artist Roundtable July 25 at Fort Works Art

ROUNDTABLE from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. TALK STARTS at 7 p.m.

Wally Knight, Elizabeth Bowie, Byrd Williams IV, and John Carlisle Moore of Los Fantasmas Ambulantes will gather for a Q & A to discuss their processes and creative influences.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

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Black and White & Read all Over opens July 27 at Kettle Art

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Black & White and Read all Over’ featuring Illustrators Brad Albright, William Bubba’ Flint and Miguel ‘Miggy’ Aguilar. Illustrations are everywhere. In the papers, on the web, on products, on billboards and more. They instruct, amuse, infuriate, tell us what to buy /where to go, and overall are an integral part of our lives. The three artists we present come from three diverse areas of illustration and essentially cover all previously mentioned aspects of living in America.

This show runs through August 19, 2017

About the Artists

Brad Albright is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and merch designer working with leading licenses in music, entertainment, and publishing. Guided by a lifelong love of drawing, his specialties include album cover illustration and 3D poster design for retro red/blue glasses. As inspired by music, comics, literature and movies, his line-art illustrations often revel in science fiction, horror, and Wild West genres. The pieces on display include gig posters, personal illustrations, and pop-culture inspired poster art, most of which are presented in 3D with provided glasses.

William Bubba Flint recieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. His Editorial Cartoons appear in The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, The Katy Trail Weekly, The White Rock Lake Weekly, Park Cities People, Preston Hollow People and Amusement Today. Flint has also illustrated six children books. Artist Statement: I describe my work as Future Paintings of the Past! I find inspiration from all areas of Pop Culture. Childhood memories constantly creep into my paintings. With a nod to Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow and Underground, I want the paintings to give a quick glimpse into a universe that almost makes you smile…

Miguel “Miggy” Aguilar has been part of the Dallas underground since the early 2000’s when he introduced his first three comic books under the title of “Mr. Zombie”. After that he started showing his lowbrow artwork at bars around the Deep Ellum area. He was invited to show in his first gallery show at Nine Eyes Gallery in the winter of 2005 where he met the artist & future gallery owner Frank Campagna of the great Kettle Art. In addition to the lowbrow ink style work that has made him a regular feature at the gallery he has continued to work in the comic book medium, done fliers for bands and is now showing interest as a fine art painter, some of which will be featured in this show.

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Paula Harris

Marketing Director
972-834-6989

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists through innovative exhibits and events, including:

– For the Love of Kettle
– For the Love of Artists
– Holiday Presence
– Deep Ellum Wine Walk
– Deep Dish: Deep Ellum Art+Restaurant Night
– and so much more!

Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including:
– USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas
– Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery
– Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery

In celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city.

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Carol Trice: Short Story Series opens July 20 at the Magnolia

Please join us for the opening reception of Carol Trice: Short Story Series | Thursday, July 20 from 6-8pm at The Magnolia Theatre!
Carol Trice
Short Story Series
July 20 – August 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

RSVP to Short Story Series

About the Artist: http://www.ro2art.com/carol-trice-short-story-series.html/

Carol Trice’s textile paintings evoke a familiar sensation of connectedness, illustrating the intersections and ties that are found in interpersonal relationships. Her bold, thick lines are emblematic of the fleeting and the sometimes intense interactions that people encounter on a regular basis. Her works are made using dense black thread that intersects and laces along a gridded background. Some of the pieces are methodical while others are disorderly, mimicking the experience of human interaction, whether brief or prolonged. Carol Trice’s pieces are exquisitely representative of daily colloquies.

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Not So Cruel Summer July 22 at Circuit12

NOT SO
CRUEL SUMMER
22 JULY 2017 @ CIRCUIT12

Join us at Circuit12 for an afternoon of art and an evening of music. PRIMER, the retail space inside of Circuit12, will be featuring new works by local artists as well as having a sale on existing merchandise. Starting at 6PM in our exhibition space there will be live performances by local musicians. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to support our local artists and musicians.

NOON – 5 PM // Pop-Up in Primer with new products and artworks from Dan Lam, Shamsy Roomiani, Tamar Navama, Built By Bender, Otter Illustration and Wild Garnet. Plus discounts up to 70% off existing merchandise and 40% of all Built By Bender merchandise.

6 – 10 PM // Live music by Rat Rios, Francine Thirteen and Drew Chapa accompanied by visuals by Mike Morris plus a DJ set by endolena.

Circuit12 Contemporary · 1811 Levee Street · Dallas, TX 75207

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CADD’s Summer Bus Tour on July 22


CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS

 
presents
CADD SUMMER BUS TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
5:00-9:00 pm

CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Bus tour participants might gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, corporate collections, art installations or other special venues!

The July 22nd CADD BUS TOUR

will visit three CADD member galleries, as well as Polsinelli’s art collection, and a private collection. Refreshments will be served at each gallery with a light supper served at the end of the evening in a private home. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs. Buy your ticket and join us!

The bus tour begins at CONDUIT GALLERY. Participants will park their cars at 5pm and proceed inside to view two exhibitions. The first is a group exhibition of works by gallery artists, including Marcelyn McNeil, Vincent Falsetta, Roberto Munguia and Jules Buck Jones. The second is a collaborative installation between James Sullivan and Hellen Ascoli exploring issues of the body, its presence and place within different societies. The original siting was an installation at Concepcion 41, in Antigua, Guatemala. It is titled, “Mi Cuerpo está aquí…..mi cuerpo no está aquí –(2)”.

Your 2nd stop is POLSINELLI. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs.  The firm’s national art collection embodies the energy, diversity, innovation, and forward-facing realities of the communities in which it is embedded. The 63,000 square foot Dallas office is marked by efficient design and a hospitality-driven approach that streamlines the work environment, creating a distinctive client experience and forming an elegant backdrop for the art collection.  A grand staircase serves as the centerpiece of the lobby, oriented to showcase views of Dallas’ skyline, and graced by a ceramic sculpture by Lauren Mabry.  Among the forty artworks displayed are works by area artists Joan WinterTommy FitzpatrickMatthew CusickDornith Doherty and John Holt Smith. Holly Johnson will ably replace the firm’s curator for this tour.

Then jump on the bus to visit two CADD galleries at 1845 Levee Street.

CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS is pleased to introduce four new artists in this summer’s exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings, depicting subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes. Adrian Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape, using its colorful yarn to create large-scale geometric forms. Sherry Owens is a prominent Texas sculptor known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches and bronze. Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates paintings that awe and impress with titles that correspond to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY features two exhibitions. Michael Young: Updrafts, is an exhibition of new paintings by Austin-based artist. Young’s inspiration is drawn from a lexicon of interrelated subjects such as Mimbres pottery, tantric art, geology, seismographs, modernist and colonial architecture, stereotomy, desert landscapes, petroglyphs, Japanese pottery, Native American design languages, textiles, microphotography, bee hives and the study of pollen.Michelle Mackey: Doubletake, is an exhibition of new paintings by the Dallas/Brooklyn-based artist. Within Mackey’s art there is a palpable sense of multi-dimensionality and spatial transference — where settings and imagery fragment and converge.  She uses light and its power to confuse structural logic, so that these paintings suspend between the known and the unknown.

Your final stop of the evening will be the private collection at the spectacular home of LORI and TOM REISENBICHLER. Refreshments and a light supper will be served.

BUS TOUR ITINERARY

5:00 pm    Arrive promptly, park and visit Conduit Gallery at 1626 C Hi Line Drive.
5:30 pm    Get on the bus and head to Polsinelli to view their art collection.
6:30 pm    Visit Cris Worley Fine Arts & Holly Johnson Gallery at 1845 Levee Street.
7:15 pm    Visit a Private Collection for refreshments and a light supper.
8:45 pm    Return to Conduit Gallery to retrieve your car.

Tickets are $75.00 each

Seating is limited

To purchase tickets visit 

ETIX

Guests are provided with transportation, tour, refreshments, and a light supper.
The Bus Tour is approximately 4 hours long.
For more information please email Nancy Whitenack at conduit1@gmail.com.

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Kirk Hopper Exhibit: TXMX – DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

OPENING IN JULY

CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

TXMX

DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

July 15 – August 12, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to present a three-person exhibit featuring artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal (San Antonio), Analise Minjarez (Denton), and Sarita Westrup (Dallas). The show opens on July 15 and runs through August 12, with a closing reception from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.Saturday, August 12.

 

Using unconventional materials such as cement, wire, and discarded textiles, artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Analise Minajrez, and Sarita Westrup tackle issues of migration, cultural identity, and the fracturing of our communal fabric. All three artists grew up in border towns of Texas and each explores the truths of the migrant trajectory.

 

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal sources discarded clothing from warehouses in her native Laredo (which sells mounds of clothing by the pound) and embroiders lyrics from popular corridos, Mexican narrative themed ballads about oppression and daily life. Madrigal doesn’t view these items as just clothing but as deeply personal artifacts that are symbolic of identity and shelter, and as stand-ins for the human body.  Daniela states, “My body of work is built around the illusive notion of the American Dream.” The understanding that inequity is systematic and difference is often met with hostility is the driving force behind the conception her work.

Analise Minjarez incorporates found objects, textiles, and native crops to evoke a minimalistic aesthetic that echos the beauty and fragility of life on desolate borderlands. Most recently, Minijarez has been exploring the ideas of nets as both a textile binding technique and as a symbol for the sky and stars shared between two countries. Analise states, “I engage in the repetition of net making to contemplate both the tension necessary to create the knots of a net and the social strain between people living on separated land. In addition, the net, although commonly perceived as a barrier, provides portholes of cultural and social understanding.”

 

In addition to using natural found material, Sarita Westrup experiments with man-made materials such as plastics, cement, and wire, materials that can all be found peppered throughout the border landscape. Westrup casts plastic water bottles and jugs out of cement, evoking sentimental offerings to those who have made the journey across the border. Westrup’s materials reference Mexican American identity and border trafficking, and question stability along the border region.

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Jay Wilkinson at Fort Works Art

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Los Fantasmas Ambulantes

June 28 – July 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTIONS was June 28
Artist Jay Wilkinson, deals in the exploration of the human condition and the intrinsic similarities that exist amongst us all. Utilizing portraiture, he deconstructs his works in hopes of revealing the soft and emotional underbelly that exists in the viewer, and not the person represented in his paintings. This is achieved in his use of blocking out sections of the individuals faces creating a tension and allowing the viewer to place themselves into the work. This instantaneous nostalgia in conjunction with his powerful use of negative space through abstraction, is what sets his work apart from other oil painters of his genre.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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FUTURE GLOW Reception Sept. 9th at Cris Worley

 

FUTURE GLOW
SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 7, 2017
Opening Reception:  
Saturday, September 9th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts
1845 Levee St. #110
Dallas, TX 75207
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present Future Glow, our third solo exhibition with Trey Egan, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, September 9th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Future Glow will include large-scale paintings in oil on canvas. The exhibition will be on view through October 7.
Trey Egan’s abstract compositions are known primarily for their method of creation, in which Egan translates the rhythms of contemporary electronic music into rich channels of color. This working method allows Egan to delve into his subconscious and deconstruct the digitally produced musical compositions, then re-materialize the sounds in pigmented tactile maneuvers. His work creates an effect of self-organized, indefinite, organic bursts on canvas, reminiscent of formative 20th century abstract expressionist painters.
According to the artist, “I have been thinking about the layering of sounds in a musical composition and how they can be compared to the layers of my paintings.” The bliss Egan finds in electronic genres, such as progressive trance, future bass, and liquid dubstep, allows him to continue the development of a singular visual language that deals with the relationship between the subconscious and physical space. His energetic canvases invite the viewer to perceive the lush swatches of color, activating their own memories and experiences.
Trey Egan gained his Master of Fine Art in 2013 from the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and
Design. Following Egan’s debut in 2012 at ArtHouston he was selected to exhibit at the 2013 Texas Biennial in San Antonio. Egan has participated in many juried group exhibitions including some juried by: Peter Doroshenko (Executive Director, Dallas Contemporary), Toby Kamps (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection), Clint Willour (Curator Emeritus, Galveston Arts Center), and artists Annette Lawrence, Vincent Falsetta, and Erick Swenson among others. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Kristin Farmer Autism Center, The Landes Group, Trive Capital, and the UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

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INTRODUCTIONS June 24 – August 26 at CWFA!

INTRODUCTIONS
MARC DENNIS | ADRIAN ESPARZA | SHERRY OWENS | ROBERT SAGERMAN

EXHIBITION DATES

June 24th – August 26th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday, June 24th from 5 – 8pm

Adrian Esparza, Sunroof, 2017, sarape, nails, wood, enamel, 82 x 164 inches

1845 LEVEE STREET, SUITE 110 | DALLAS, TX 75207

Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to introduce four new artists in this Summer’s upcoming exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. A reception will be held Sat., June 24, from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit continues through August 26.

Marc Dennis (Brooklyn): Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings. The artist cites Southern European figurative masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Manet, and Northern European still-life masters, such as Bosschaert, Davidsz de Heem, and Rachel Ruysch as influences. Dennis’ paintings often depict subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes to form a critical perspective. The juxtaposition of pop-cultural iconography and artistic masterpieces subverts our sanctified views of art history’s most noble subjects.

Dennis received his BFA from The Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Over a dozen high profile private and public collections across the U.S. possess works by Marc Dennis. These include the collections of Larry Gagosian, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Bill and Maria Bell, and Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman. Public collections include The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University.

Adrian Esparza (El Paso): Adrian Esparza explores material culture by “re-instilling lost value in found objects.” Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape. The artist reconstructs geometric forms using colorful thread from the sarape. Drawing inspiration from modern architecture, physical landscapes, and mid-century minimalist artists, Esparza depicts dramatic one and two-point perspectives to form striking dimensionality and volume.

Adrian Esparza received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. Artist residencies include ArtPace in San Antonio and the Border Art Residency in La Union. Esparza’s creative reinvention draws international appreciation from Mexico City to Berlin as well as in the U.S. Most recently, the Dallas Museum of Art featured Esparza’s pieces through the Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists Project. Esparza’s works reside in the permanent collections of multiple museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Perez Miami Art Museum.

Sherry Owens (Dallas): Sherry Owens is a prominent sculptor in the continuum of contemporary artists in Texas. Owens is known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches. She constructs dense and often chaotic forms through a labor-intensive process of carving and composing. Entwined branches transform light to expand and shift perspective. This interlacing technique mimics the delicate intricacy found in nature.

Sherry Owens received her BFA from Southern Methodist University. Owens won the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014, and was chosen as the West Texas Triangle Artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five West Texas museums. She co-founded the Emergency Artists’ Support League and served as president of the Texas Sculpture Association. Owens recently completed a large public art project for the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and India.

Robert Sagerman (Jersey City): Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates pieces that awe and impress. The artist mills his own oil paint to build layer upon layer on canvas with a palette knife. The title of each piece then corresponds to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

The artist received his BFA (1990) and MFA (1998) from Pratt Institute. A published scholar, he also holds an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute as well as an MA in Religious Studies and a PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. During this time, he recieved two fellowships, one grant, and a certificate of excellence from NYU and the Pratt Institute. Sagerman’s work has been reviewed by Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, Kunstforum International, Art News and the Atlanta Journal Constitution among many others. He is in the public collections of the Portland Art Museum, The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, and the Museum Für Konkrete Kunst.

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.

214.745.1415 | inquiries@crisworley.com | crisworley.com

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JONES/MYERS/PIERCE opens June 24 at Craighead Green

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CAROLE PIERCE 
ANDY MYERS       
 BRYSON DAVIS JONES
Mirage
Natural Connection
Love Scare
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CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
214.855.0779
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“Abstract Perspective: The Art of Kathy Metcalf” June 24

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes multimedia artist Kathy Metcalf in the exhibit “Abstract Perspective”, on display from June 24 until July 8.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A native of Dallas, Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul”, giving her a sense of creativity, peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture and reflects the mood of the moment.

Frisco Fine Art Gallery
(214) 872-1917
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm

https://www.friscofineart.com/

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