Tag: Contemporary Art

City Symphony & Gold Rush openings Feb. 8 at ArtspaceIII


Image | Lost/Found, Suite of letterpress prints, Kim Cadmus Owens, Ink on cotton paper, 14 x 20″ each

CITY SYMPHONY
Daniel Blagg | Maureen Brouillette | Pat Gabriel | William Greiner | Kim Cadmus Owens
 
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 is pleased to announce a new group exhibition featuring the artwork of Daniel Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, Pat Gabriel, William Greiner, and Kim Cadmus Owens. City Symphony is an exploration of urban spaces and architecture through paintings, collages, and prints that highlight utilitarianism and design in contemporary cities.
GOLD RUSH
Jim Malone
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition GOLD RUSH by Jim Malone in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition City Symphony. Malone’s new collection of mixed media 2D works feature delicate gold leaf, used in this series to weigh the value of his subjects versus the universal symbol of wealth, gold.
Call for Submissions!
The Call for Submissions for the Fifth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition is open! This year’s exhibition will be juried by the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, Christina Rees. Click here for more information.

Open | Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 2018 Advanced Exhibition Schedule

January 27 – March 18
Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney’s works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings. By touching on serious subjects in a colorful palette and graphic style, Abney’s work is, as the artist states, “easy to swallow, hard to digest.”
Nina Chanel Abney, Hobson’s Choice, 2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
84 1/4 × 120 1/4 inches
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Museum purchase.
Image courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
 
February 16 – May 6
In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist’s figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale – they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. The exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck’s stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Now a decade later, Ron Mueck returns to the Modern  for a special project showcasing six major works created between 2008 and 2018, including two sculptures making their North American debut.
Ron Mueck, Woman with Shopping, 2013. Mixed media
44 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Photo: Patrick Gries. Copyright Ron Mueck.
Courtesy the Artist, Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth
March 31 – June 17

Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Kamrooz Aram’s work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have had in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Challenging the traditionally Euro-centric narrative established by art history, Aram’s work sets forth to disrupt this perceived hierarchy by merging and equalizing Western and non-Western forms. The artist will present all new work for this exhibition.
Kamrooz Aram, Ornamental Composition for Social Spaces (1), 2016
Oil, wax, and pencil on canvas, 90 x 78 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Green Gallery, Dubai
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami blurs the boundaries between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, this major retrospective features 50 paintings that span three decades of Murakami’s career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

The exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases his astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and the continued threats of nuclear power.
Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994-97
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board in plexiglass box
15 3/8 x 15 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico
© 1994-97 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida
 
October 14 – January 27
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major survey of works by Laurie Simmons, organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, with full support of the artist. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places.
Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976
Gelatin silver print
5 1/4 × 8 inches
Courtesy the Artist and Salon 94

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
CAFÉ MODERN
Lunch 
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Brunch 
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Dinner 
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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EXHUMED | Art Garcia at OC3 & more

EXHUMED
Jan. 20 – Feb. 23
Reception: Jan. 20th, 5:30pm – 8pmThe Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents a solo exhibition by Art Garcia. EXHUMED lures viewers with beautiful, seductive wood sculptures and installations, exposing a microcosm of society’s senseless violence. Thus, opening the conversation of social responsibilities.

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. for more information about Art Garcia, and exhibit please click here


 

Go Van Gogh – Workshop Activity
Wednesday, Janurary 17th, 2018
Starting time: 4:15pm
Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center

The Oak Cliff Cultral Center is proud to host a drop-in art workshop, presented by the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Go Van Gogh will be leading kindergarten – 6th grade students on a creative, hands-on activity on Fingerprint Portraiture. This workshop is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure a space.

Go van Gogh® brings the Dallas Museum of Art to Kindergarten through 6th grade students in schools throughout North Texas free of charge. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression. Students also receive information about the DMA’s educational programming for the families.

Go Van Gogh
Visual Art Workshop
Ages: 7 – 12
Jan. 17
4:15pm – 5:00pm
FREE

In the Gallery:
EXHUMED
Works by Art Garcia
Jan. 20 – Feb. 23
Reception: Jan. 20
5:30pm – 8pm
FREE

Verse & Rhythm
A night of Spoken Word
Jan. 27
7pm – 9pm
FREE

Booker T Washington
Musical Theatre Workshop
Feb. 10
Ages: 8 – 14
Admission: $5

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Dallas Contemporary: Katrantzou, Keane & Perez

MARY KATRANTZOU SS18 SHOWS AT LONDON FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER 2017

MARY KATRANTZOU

Mary, Queen of Prints

VALERIE KEANE

The desire to be everything

ENOC PEREZ

Liberty & Restraint

Join now to attend a MEMBERS ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION

SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018
7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

Exhibit runs through March 18, 2018

More info at dallascontemporary.org or +214 821 2522

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161 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207

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Duke Horn/Bill Foley – reception Jan. 18

 

ARTSPACE @ Metropolitan Press

1250 Majesty Drive

Dallas, TX 75247

 

http://metpressinc.com/artspace

 

Bill Foley/ Duke Horn Artist Exhibition

Showing January 4-26, 2018

Artist Reception
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6 pm to 9 pm

 

Although Bill Foley is already famous for his WW2 battlefield sketches and is the author of the book about his experiences in WW2 called “Visions From A Foxhole” now at the age of 92 he is showing his Supernatural Realism paintings for the first time in the USA Dallas, TX at Artspace @ Metropolitan Press.

Please join us for the very first USA Art Exhibition of Bill Foley’s Supernatural Realism paintings @ Artspace. Foley will be on hand to discuss his painting career during opening exhibition on January 18th @ 7:30 pm.

William Foley has been creating art for over 70 years. During World War II, Foley was a rifleman in the 94th Infantry Division “Ghost Corps” under General George Patton, whose campaign was focused on getting past the Siegfried Line, and also participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

 

As an eighteen-year-old, Foley began drawing sketches of events on the battlefield in a sketchbook he carried with him. These sketches were preserved in part because they were able to be stashed in a cardboard tube that previously held a mortar shell.  Later, right afterwards, he also drew some war scenes from memory.

 

Foley then went on to work commercially as an illustrator.

The paintings in this Exhibition were created over the past 50 years.

He still paints and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

Some of Foley’s WW2 Artwork has been featured at the National Guard Militia Museum of New JerseyNational World War II Museum, and the Pritzker Military Library. The exhibit at the latter contains over 40 of his works, including pencil and ink sketches as well as oil paintings.

In 2003, Foley finished 94th Mural to honor the 94th Infantry Division, which is displayed at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Foley’s memoir Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton’s Ghost Corps was published in 2007.

It includes several accounts from wartime, focusing on the actions and accounts on the battlefield rather than the larger context of the war. He notes that victories on the battlefield were not a cause for celebration, and expresses his understanding of soldiers who deserted their posts, given the difficulties of war. Foley’s account of the war has been described as “one of the most outstanding memoirs in recent memory”, in particular his descriptions of Germany, which are compared to landscapes as described by Dante Alighieri.

Duke M. Horn

Duke Horn is classically trained artist and career designer, having trained with Otis Dozier, Chapman Kelley and Ann Cushing-Gantz. He was awarded a scholarship to the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, when a student at the DMA museum school. He has exhibited at the Bath House, Latino Cultural Center and the Creative Arts Center where he is an instructor.

Duke has also exhibited at Kettle Art, American Fine Art and Frame, the Texas show in Tel Aviv, Israel, Craighead-Green New Texas Talent show, Luminarte and Cinq Gallery, to name a few. His works are in the collection of the DMA and private collections nationwide and abroad. Recently, he was a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize.

Comfortable working in all media, Duke was featured on Channel 11’s afternoon newsroom for executing the massive 50′ mural, “Route 66”, done in water based paints in 2015. Oil painting is what he teaches and is most comfortable with. He has volunteered with several non-profits groups over the years, including the Texas Visual Arts Association as its President.

Also, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Artists Support League and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, teaching kids how to build stick and tissue model airplanes. Duke was on the Board of Arts District Friends 1995-96.

Professional design years, he worked for the great scenic designer, Peter Wolf, during the halcyon years of the Dallas Summer Musicals’ indigenous talent and the State Fair of Texas where he re-created the murals of the historic 1936 images on the Automobile Building in 2010. Later, he became a custom rug designer for a prestigious interior resource wholesaler.

Maintaining a full-time art studio for painting commissions and specialty signage, along with coordinating with architects for proof-of-concept model making, Duke still finds time for painting competitions.

Education: BA degree in Advertising Art, University of North Texas, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Liz London

972-904-1016

liz@lizlondon.com

Submitted by Liz London. Email: lizlondonartist@yahoo.com

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January Exhibitions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

For more information see http://fwcac.com/?exhibitions

Located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth

35mm Slide Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 2018

TAC Small Works Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 201

BitPsy: Redefining The Ancient Painters Ritual For The 21st Century
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pmn

MANipulations, MANifestations an MASTERship
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Off The Grid
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Stories and Structures: Excursions in Memory
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin
Friday January 26, 2018 –
Monday February 19, 2018
Open to the Public- January 26, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Transcending the Landscape
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Monotypes
Saturday January 6, 2018 –
Friday December 29, 2017
Art7 Reception- January 6, 2018; 6 – 9pm

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Duets 2.0 Closing Reception and Holiday Party Dec. 20 at Fort Works Art

Closing Reception and Holiday Party
Wednesday December 20th 7-9pm

Please join us for the Holiday Closing Reception for DUETS 2.0 on December 20th from 7-9 pm

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

DUETS 2.0, is a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more.

DUETS 2.0 is paired with highly-acclaimed artistic platform and curatorial team Tax Collection’s exhibition New Pop — a pop culture-inspired exhibit showcasing visual artists whose work often portrays sociopolitical undertones through mixed mediums, playful techniques, and vibrant colors.

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday HOLIDAY PARTY on Dec 21st at CONDUIT

Join us for 3rd Thursday Happy Hours each month at a CADD member gallery!
CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HOLIDAY PARTY!
Thursday, December 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
CONDUIT GALLERY
1626 C Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, 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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500x Exhibits this December: A Thing Added, Squeeze Machine & Box 13

December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018,
Reception – December 9, 7pm-10 pm

 

A Thing Added
Downstairs / Main Gallery

participating artists: Scott Bell, Kathleen Janvier, Adam Knoche, Kathy Lovas, Abby Sherrill, Kristina Smith

The definition of the word adjunct is: a thing added to something else.  The adjunct professors in our DFW community are diverse and studious additions to our university arts programs. This December, 500x Gallery has selected a group of artists who balance their studio time with the demands of a sometimes strenuous teaching schedule.

 

Squeeze Machine 
joint exhibition by Molly Valentine Dierks and Yuni Lee
Upstairs / Project Space

Squeeze Machine brings together the work of Molly Valentine Dierks and Yuni Lee in a 2 person show that explores the artists’ shared interest in the links between humanity and nature. Drawing on the disciplines of Ikebana, Japanese woodblock prints, and traditional Korean artwork, the large-scale paintings and installation borrow from the bright color-scapes and simulacrae of post-industrial culture, creating foreign landscapes from new and recycled materials and forms. Translating elements both familiar and strange, Squeeze Machine is inspired by machinery and ecology, questioning how technology and nature converse in the human void of longing and intimacy.

Box 13 –
Houston Art Collective

Upstairs / Main Gallery

participating artists: Kristy Peet, Daniela Koontz, Emily Link, Caroline Roberts, Melinda Laszczynski, John Forse, Claire Chauvin, David McClain, Lance Brown, Jessica Kreutter, Patrick Phipps, Alexander Squier, Tudor Mitroi

This group show will featured artists from Box 13 Artspace, an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston.

 

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C. Mark Burt: Through the Dark Place + Georganne Deen: Psychic Violence in America at Ro2

C. Mark Burt
Through the Dark Place

December 9, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

About the Artist


 

Georgane Deen
Psychic Violence in America

December 9, 2017 – January 6, 2018

About the Artist

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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John Cobb and Henry Finkelstein exhibitions at Valley House

Opening reception was held on Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for two exhibitions, “John Cobb: Reclamation” and “Henry Finkelstein: Paintings.” Preview the exhibitions online at www.valleyhouse.com and scroll down to learn more.

Both exhibitions will be on view through January 20, 2018.

ABOUT John Cobb:

“These small works are the result of a tribulation. Eyes that could see only double, a heart that gave out from chemo, facial surgery to remove half the face; I lived only in hope against hope to be able to work again. With that old dear longing, restored face, renewed heart, and improving health, I started again to recline upon the shores of Texas waterways and vistas wishing to express as simply as possible my love and delight at being able to see and paint again. Also included in this exhibition will be the egg tempera panel, “Christmas,” one of the recent paintings completed for “The Chapel” installation, now 36 years in the making.”
“God bless us one and all.” – Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
– John Cobb

When John Cobb enrolled in RISD in 1974, his realist tendencies were ostracized. Using funds intended for his education, Cobb moved to Europe, bought a Vespa, and learned by independent study in museums and by making watercolors in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. When funds ran low he returned to Austin to finish his art degree at St. Edward’s University. Valley House Gallery has exhibited his work since 2010.

ABOUT Henry Finkelstein:

“Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation. Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging. To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work. I am not interested in documenting that fact of where I am, but in trying to convey what that place says to me. I go there, I enjoy the light, I enjoy the history. I’m more interested in my direct feelings from what I see, which come mostly from color. When I draw for a while, looking for a motif, color starts to give me a real buzz and I get excited. For me it’s the feeling I can imbue into the work and hopefully communicate to someone else. It is never fixed, but rather it lives on in its own right. This is the simplicity that I seek.”
– Henry Finkelstein

Henry Finkelstein returns for his eighth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery since 2002. A residency at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, in 1992, and again in 2000, introduced him to this region where he returns each summer to paint. Finkelstein earned his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art in 1983, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study in Italy. In 1994, he was elected a National Academician. Finkelstein has taught painting and drawing in New York City since 1996.

We look forward to seeing you at Valley House!

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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ArtSpaceIII Openings Dec. 7: Sussie | A Fascination with Color

Open | TuesdayFriday 10am – 5pm                      Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sussie | A Group Exhibition of Small Works
Sus·sie /ˈsəzē,ˈsē/ noun
1: (Southern, US) A small, unexpected gift.
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents Sussie, a group exhibition of small works from a selection of Texas based artists. Sussie, features small paintings, sculptures, and prints ideal for building or beginning a new collection for the new yea
A Fascination With Color | Sherri Woodard Coffey
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition A Fascination With Color by Sherri Woodard Coffey in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition Sussie. Coffey’s handwoven tapestries are created from hand-dyed fibers and inspired by a diverse list of ancient and contemporary cultures that express themselves through color, abstraction, and geometry.
Daniel Blagg Featured In Two Museum Exhibitions
Daniel Blagg’s solo exhibition is now on display at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, Texas for an exhibition open from December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk for CASSANDRIA BLACKMORE / MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS: ‘Breakthrough’

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘BREAKTHROUGH,’ featuring new works by contemporary West Coast artists, Cassandria Blackmore and Michael Schultheis, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 6th from 5-8pm. Blackmore and Schultheis will also give an artist talk beginning at 6:45pm.

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Cassandria Blackmore creates colorful abstract works from shattered and meticulously reconstructed reverse glass paintings. Seattle-based artist, Michael Schultheis, builds his compositions through successive layers of mathematical notations and geometric forms that collectively appear suspended in ethereal spaces masterfully rendered in acrylic paint.

Though they work in diverging techniques and media, the pairing of works by Blackmore and Schultheis reveals the beauty of controlled chaos and the remarkable tension between restrained and intuitive gesture. This will be LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Cassandria Blackmore. ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ will be on view through February 10, 2018.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The work of Cassandria Blackmore is exhibited internationally and permanently held in the collections of the Crocker Art Museum, the Bronfman Collection, the Gates Collection, Neiman Marcus, the University of Washington, MGM Center, the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, Pacific Central Bank, the City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission, and Deloitte Consulting, among others. Blackmore is also a recipient of the prestigious Hauberg Fellowship for painting and in 2006 she was honored as the Renwick Smithsonian artist of the month.

The work of Michael Schultheis has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions across the country and is permanently held in the collections of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., the Tacoma Art Museum, and the U.S. Embassies in Greece and Switzerland. Schultheis has also lectured about his work at various universities, and his paintings have been featured in several national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and NPR.

 

Submitted by Auriel Garza. Email: auriel@laurarathe.com

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Dutch Art Gallery Reception Dec. 2 for Annual Fall Show

11th Annual Fall Show
December 2, 2017 – January 19, 2018

The Dutch Art Gallery Presents 
“Do You See What I See”.

RECEPTION Saturday, December 2, 2017 11th annual Fall Show.

For images see http://dutchartgallery.net/product-category/show-winter-2017/

This theme can include the following interpretations:
Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
Traditional artwork.  Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.
The plan is for the Gallery to have a folded card next to the artwork describing the hidden element the Artist saw or created in the piece. This allows the customer to observe and participate with the Artist…almost like a treasure hunt.

http://dutchartgallery.net/

 

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Patty Rooney: Monster Star opens this Thursday at The Magnolia Theatre // ART TALKS by Joshua Goode + Erika Duque

Patty Rooney
Monster Star

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 30, 6-8 pm

On View
November 16 – December 19

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

Art Talks + Closing Reception

Joshua Goode: Pegasus Armor
Erika Duque: Paraíso

Art Talks: Saturday, December 2, 2-5 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 2, 7-10 PM

RSVP

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504518059585984/

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations opens Dec. 9 at Bivins

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 5-8pm

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

EXHIBIT TITLE: Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations

VENUE: Bivins Gallery: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-272-2795http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

DESCRIPTION:

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations from December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018. Ricardo Paniagua has become known as a visual artist for his trompe l’oeil constructions and dream-inspired canvases. The descendent of generations of master tile artisans, Paniagua’s creativity manifests itself in precise geometry and does not rely on a catalogue of historical art references. Rhythm and form unite his geometric sculptures, wall sculptures, and tondos with the deep spirituality of many of his canvas paintings. The solo exhibition will open at Bivins Gallery with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, as well as validated self-parking.

IMAGE:

Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”

 

BIVINS GALLERY 
300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 100DALLAS, TEXAS 75201 
BIVINSGALLERY.COM

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

CYDONIA
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.

 

Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.

 

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 

Image:

Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION

5:30 to 8 pm

 

An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 
 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.
ABOUT THE GALLERY

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

 

 

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JOHN HENRY: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY reception Nov. 18 at Samuel Lynne

 JOHN HENRY
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
Saturday, November 18th
5:00pm-8:00pm

Artist will be in attendance.

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

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STALLMAN / MARS : ‘Iconic Patterns’ at Laura Rathe

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. 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. 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

 

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.

Submitted by Auriel Garza. Email: auriel@laurarathe.com

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November CADD News and Fall Bus Tour

November Openings & Other Events

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

November 4 – Openings & Events

Large Gallery
Pegasus Armor: Joshua Goode
Opening Reception: November 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017
Small Gallery
Paraíso: Erika Duque
Opening Reception: November 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017
A Celebration: Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004)
Opening Reception: November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 2, 2017

November 11 – Openings & Events

Downstairs Main Gallery
On Water: Valerie Powell
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Downstairs Project Space
Plausible Structures?: Scotty Hensler
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Upstairs Main Gallery
Pass Through Me: Tabatha Trolli
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017
Upstairs Project Space
Seawiid: Nat Olmo
Opening reception: November 11, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: December 3, 2017

November 16 – Openings & Events

Join us on November 16th from
5:30 – 7:00pm
Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

November 18 – Openings & Events

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Visit Circuit 12 Contemporary, home and art collection of Ken Downing and Sam Saladino, and Galleri Urbane
On the Road: Thom Jackson
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Time Pieces: Gary Schafter
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Nexus: Marla Zeigler
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Truce: Isabelle du Toit
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: December 30, 2017
Gallery Two
Doubling the Cube: Rachel Hellmann
Artist will be present
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: December 29, 2017
In the Showroom
3rd Annual THE GIFT EDIT:
Carefully Curated for You and Yours
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: December 29, 2017
REFLECT: Margo Sawyer
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: February 3, 2018
Witness: Alicia Henry
Opening Reception: November 18, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: January 2, 2018
Twelve: The Best of 2017 Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: November 18, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: January 20, 2018

November 30 – Openings & Events

Monster Star: Patty Rooney
Artist Reception: November 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: November 16 – December 19, 2017

Continuing

Crystal Cities: Tommy Fitzpatrick
On view through: November 4, 2017
Downstairs Main Gallery
500X Expo 2017: curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Gallery Director, The Art Galleries at TCU: Dannie Liebergot, 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
On view through: November 4, 2017
Downstairs Project Space
We Made Cool: Ari Brielle
On view through: November 5, 2017
Upstairs Project Space
A Call From The Center of Things: Bárbara Cartier
On view through: November 5, 2017
Resonant Fragments: Jen Pack
On view through: November 11, 2017
Slipping Into the Glimpse: Heather Gorham
On view through: November 11, 2017
Scattered: Marci Crawford Harnden
On view through: November 11, 2017
New Works: Raymond Saa
On view through: November 11, 2017
Vetted: William Cannings
On view through: November 11, 2017
Dreamscape: Charlotte Smith
On view through: November 11, 2017
Gallery Two
Modes of Moving Air: Abby Sherrill
On view through: November 11, 2017
Architectures of Aspiration (rip):
Kristen Cochran
On view through: November 11, 2017
JFK – A Fractured Reality: Leslie Lanzotti
On view through: November 11, 2017
Joy Element: Cutting Paper and More:
Julia Trinh
On view through: November 14, 2017
Elsewhere: Christopher Gee
On view through: November 25, 2017
Luminous Opera: Catherine Howe
On view through: November 25, 2017
Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg
On view through: November 25, 2017
Small: Small works by various artists
On view through: November 25, 2017
BUILDERS: Katie Bell, Matt Kleberg, Keith Allyn Spencer, Alex Ebstein Marilyn Jolly and Brad Tucker. Organized and curated by Benjamin Terry
On view through: November 30, 2017
Drawing: Attn: John Adelman
On view through: December 23, 2017
Gallery One
STATES OF MATTER: Jessica Drenk
On view through: December 29, 2017

Save the Date

CADD FUND 2018
Sunday, March 4th, 2018

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Opening Sat., Nov. 4 at Ro2 Art | Joshua Goode: Pegasus Armor + Erika Duque: Paraíso

Joshua Goode
Pegasus Armor

November 4 – December 2

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 7-10 pm

Ro2 Art is pleased to present ‘Pegasus Armor,’ a solo exhibition featuring new works by Dallas artist Joshua Goode. The show will run from November 4 through December 2, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, November 4, from 7-10 p.m. at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood.

As an artist, Joshua Goode fabricates convincing archaeological evidence to support the existence of the imaginary Aurora-Rhoman civilization, preserving his childhood memories in the guise of ancient artifacts. This personal mythology is bolstered by Goode’s staged archaeological digs, which allow the artist to adopt and distort both the historical and mythological aspects of various regions around the world. Inspired by amateur archaeologists such as Heinrich Schliemann who discovered Troy, and by past elaborate hoaxes like that of the Piltdown Man, Goode uses his “discoveries” to manipulate and verify his invented civilization.

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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About the artist


Erika Duque
Paraíso

November 4 – December 2

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 7-10 pm

Paraiso reflects on artist Erika Duque’s recent trip to Tulum, Mexico and the lush jungles and vegetation that she saw during her time there. Paraiso translates to paradise in Spanish and Duque’s paintings reflect the tropical paradise of her trip with bright vibrant colors of orange and reds as well as sharp verdant greens. Duque painted with a specific color palette and looser strokes in order to intensify the dream like qualities of the subject matter and take the viewer to a pleasurable worry free locale. For Duque, the paintings in Paraiso reflect both memories and pleasure.

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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About the artist

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Artist Talk & Reception with Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C. – Nov. 3 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

You are warmly invited …

Please join us for the closing reception of Moments, a solo exhibition of works by Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C, this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk is being given in the Art History Auditorium at 5 p.m.at the University of Dallas with the reception following directly in the gallery. An artist catalog is being published for the occasion of the exhibition and will be available on the night. The exhibition ends this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., do not miss out!

A Roman Catholic priest from Vietnam, Nguyen will be transforming the gallery into a large installation for quiet meditation and reflection on the present moment.

The exhibition brings together three multi-year projects: Mountain Waits (1998-1999), Lucie (2001-2005), and Painting of the Social Network (2007-present). Occupying every inch of the gallery, this vast installation features thousands of cataloged moments, each carefully painted or drawn and then presented in a grid-like format. The result is a work of abounding repetition yet permeated with individuality, as each picture, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

“It is a room for meditation and it really resembles life,” says Nguyen, “the connections, the disconnections, the facts, the fragility of all of it and yet the power of life.” 

Devoted priest, long-serving educator and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work. Like ink and water on paper, juxtaposing lessons from a life marred by war mix together with joyful religious service.

“Many of the things are sad, but the bottom line of this life is good,” said Nguyen. “Life is very precious. It’s a positive message.” 

Nguyen is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Art, Art History and Design; he has been teaching there since 1995. In 1989, he became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee a decade earlier.

Let us know you’re coming!
udallas.edu/gallery
Image Credits:
Photo by Skyler Fike/University of Dallas, Installation Shots of Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., Moments, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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November Shows at The Cove

November at The Cove:
Nov. 4th — ONE NIGHT ONLY– Living in Color:  Mercy Manning and Joe Conner
Nov. 11-12 — McKinney Art Studio Tour, Wendolin Mercado, Studio Photographer
Nov. 17-18 — Genesis…Art by Darby LaGrave
The Cove will be closed Thanksgiving weekend.

Living in Color
Mercy Manning & Joe Conner

Saturday Nov. 4, noon-8 pm
Appetizers and wine will be served.

Mercy Manning was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in North New Jersey.  This upbringing, in addition to extensive travel, gives Mercy the colorful playfulness expressed in her abstract acrylics and digital photographs.  www.franciscasdaughter.com

Joe Conner studied Art & Design in England. In 1990, she won the coveted Iggesund Paperboard Silver Tree Award. Since moving to the States in 2000, she has shown her incredibly detailed collage work throughout the DFW area. Her work ranges from the serene to the whimsical, even provocative.  www.joeconnerdesigns.com


McKinney Art Studio Tour
November 11-12
Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Photographer Wendolin Mercado turns The Cove into her photography studio.

 

http://mckinneyartstudiotour.com/


Genesis   ….and other works that embrace Life
Art by Darby LaGrave

Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 5pm-9pm
5pm-9pm, with artist talk at 7pm both evenings

Darby draws inspiration from the expanse of the universe to the fragile creatures around her rural home to create elegant compositions that carry a message of hope, of relationship, of life.
“Genesis is the beginning. There are moments when we have vision, hope, dreams higher than we believe possible.  And yet, what are the possibilities?  What does our hope for the future spring from?  A new beginning, beginning to grow, the dawn of newness, fresh, uncluttered, uninhibited. Rest in the Presence, the hope of a future is yours.  Genesis is the future.”  –Darby

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Abstract: Julie England and David Gail Smith at the Eisemann

November 1 – December 20, 2017

Eisemann Center Mezzanine Gallery, Richardson TX

MEET THE ARTISTS  Nov. 4, 5-7pm

For more about Julie see her website http://www.julieenglandart.com

For more about David see his website http://www.davidgailsmith.com

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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

Fridays 9:30am – 12:00  (Limited Enrollment)
Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, 2017, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, 2018
Pay as you come $20 each session up to 3 paintings each
PRIVATE CRITIQUE SESSIONS: $25 for 30 minutes or $50 per hour

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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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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.

 

Submitted by Auriel Garza. Email: auriel@laurarathe.com

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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.

Submitted by Shari Landa. Email: shari.landa16@gmail.com

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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.

 

 

 

Submitted by Shari Landa. Email: shari.landa16@gmail.com

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