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Made for T.V. opens Nov. 2 at the Kettle

Made for T.V. – Opens Thursday, 11/ 2
“A group exhibition curated by Raymond Butler”

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November 2 – November 18
Kettle Art

2650 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Kettle Art is proud to host ‘”Made for TV” a group exhibition featuring the work of Christopher Machorro, Franco Fazio, Max Quest, and guest curator Raymond Butler. Together these artists explore pop culture, street art, cartoons, video games, etc. reflecting sentimental values from their personal perspectives.. All works use vibrant colors and playful imagery to entertain, challenge, and guide the viewer.

Made for T.V – About the Artists.

Christopher Machorro : I specialize in illustration with a background in Graphic Design and Street Art. My art style comes from a combination of Pop Surrealism, Graffiti, and Low Brow Art where I emphasize the combination of different colors as my focus when producing works. Some of my inspiration come from adult swim animations, pop culture, and music which influence the imagery produce.

Max Quest : I go by the name Max Quest, originally born in Mexico I grew up watching anime and Saturday morning cartoons on Cartoon Network. What stood out to me the most about those shows were the bright vivid colors. No matter what the mood being fed by the images portrayed the colors mellowed the tone by masking it with this fun spectrum of color. Which sometimes hid in plain sight violence, tragedy, or sadness. These shows along with my passion for drawing inspired me to explore my interest in color. Today my work uses the same techniques to represent metaphors of my own personal experiences. It’s a way for me to cope with adulthood and make sense of the world around me. The images in my work spawn from graffiti, cartoons and pop culture.

Franco Fazio :As an artist, my work often represents a transition of states, and heavy juxtaposition as a mean of challenging and subverting the perceived merit of traditional imagery within art. My work pulls heavily, and sometimes directly from ideas associated with pop-culture and street art. I often try to sample small aspects of established works within fine art and submerge them into heavily pop-culture influenced pieces as a means of asking questions; namely, is the incorporation of a pre-established and successful work cheapened in a contemporary context? And are the two worlds mutually exclusive? I like to think that the contrast of imagery and different cultural contexts persuades viewers to analyze the contrasting elements as a cohesive idea. Another consistency in my work is the implementation of vague and abstracted figures, often intertwined by a gloved hand attached to a seemingly endless arm. I use this as a physical representation of my love of pop-culture and its hold on me, and what I believe to be its hold on society to a greater extent. The reach of pop-culture is powerful, and I think it’s often discredited. Whether viewed as cynical or endearing, It’s my perspective that contemporary artists should be encouraged to borrow and recycle ideas from established work in an effort to shift preconceived perceptions of originality—allowing for alternative methods to describe the work in a new context, this redefines the appropriated imagery and allows for the juxtaposition of elements to suggest new meaning in ideas.

Raymond Butler: I’m a Dallas based artist and curator. Currently, I am the Gallery Director of the H. Paxton Moore Gallery at El Centro College. In the past, my work has consisted of painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage. My most recent work revolves around my experiences growing up in a rough part of Dallas in the ’90s. There weren’t a lot of children in my neighborhood to play with, so I spent a lot of time watching television, eating sandwiches, drawing and hanging out with family.

The Importance of Sandwiches and Cartoon houses:
It seems like a random thing to mention in the grand scheme of my childhood, but I found creative inspiration in the remembrance of sandwiches, the food of champions for most kids growing up poor in America. For some time, I’ve been creating handmade wooden versions of sandwiches I call “Sammys.” They are a nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek representation of the ups and downs of my upbringing. They are all different in some ways; anthropomorphised cartoonishly, sometimes missing details of what one might expect to be on a sandwich. This could be interpreted a number of ways, but I’m focusing on how the contents of the sandwiches depended on the availability of resources from my childhood.

Like the cartoons I adored so much, these pieces are not only an expression of the time and environment of my youth but also an escape: the Sammys make absurdly funny faces, almost in reaction to those cartoons, which in turn offered humor, violence, and endless entertainment away from the realities of my world. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Buried within the systemic and social otherization experienced, was a sense of community, of belonging; we worked together and helped each other out despite our own personal barrier.

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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
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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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Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner – Reception June 16 at Kettle Art

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Kettle Art Presents: “Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner” 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5-8pm

Kettle Art proudly presents “Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner” featuring current illustrations and paintings by the artist, as well as an exclusive, immersive installation, in the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Clumpner’s work continues to explore the implications of America as a “Christian nation.” Working primarily in paint and collage, he depicts symbolic narratives built around portraiture. Using newspaper and advertisements as source material, Clumpner looks to our contemporary existence to find the maddening, the ironic, and the absurd. He uses this imagery to create secular icons of morality inspired by the stained glass windows and illuminated manuscripts that were ever-present in his upbringing. Using these same symbolic elements mixed with contemporary imagery, he creates something both new and familiar.

As Clumpner explains:

We have declared ourselves a Christian nation, but problematically the generosity, sacrifice, and love of our Christian saints do not align with the needs of contemporary America. We will need new saints. Saints of greed and division. Saints that tear apart man and nature, looking for every lucrative resource, and then building walls to protect that wealth. With that in mind, I have created this monument.

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Opening Reception: Friday, June 16th, 5 to 8pm

Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
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, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Contextual Assembly opening Feb. 23 at Kettle Art

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Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Contextual Assembly’ a group exhibit featuring new works by Corey Godfrey, Hilda Lafleur, Roberta Masciarelli, and Amy Seymour.

From Corey’s soft, yarn focus on stones, to Hilda’s psychedelic imagery, to Roberta’s recycled constructions, to Amy’s imaginative world of clay, these four artists are united in whimsical, dream-like realities. This exhibit opens on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00-10:00pm, and runs through Saturday, March 18.

Kettle Art Gallery Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street  Dallas, TX 75226 www.kettleart.com

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Corey Godfrey is a Texas-based artist whose past works have focused primarily on women as subject matter, utilizing yarn as her medium, a material traditionally associated with them. In her current series, Corey is inspired by stones found in nature that exemplify beauty, strength, and a profound sense of femininity. Corey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from North Texas State University.

Roberta Masciarelli  is a Brazilian-born visual artist based in Dallas for the past eighteen years. Her art consists of sculptures, or constructions, created from found objects and materials, such as metal hardware. Having been a full-time artist for approximately ten years, Roberta has participated in art events within the US including Dallas, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Sedona, and New York. Internationally, she has exhibited in collective exhibits in England, Holland, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Bosnia, Japan, Italy, and India. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

HIlda Lafleur is a self-taught, Texas-born-and-bred artist. Hilda’s unique eye for color produces upbeat paintings inspired by frequent trips throughout Europe, further influenced by a life spent in Dallas during the turbulent sixties, seventies, and beyond. Her works are created on hand made canvas and painted with a unique concoction of acrylic paint and secret ingredients.

Amy Seymour is a Dallas native who has been creating art, sculpture, and photography for approximately twenty years. Amy’s work depicts a playful and mischievous vision from a dreamy realm within her subconscious view of the world around us.


 

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Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street  Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
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, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Kettle Art Presents “For the Love of Kettle” Feb. 4

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Kettle Art Presents “For the Love of Kettle” – Saturday, February 4, 7:00pm, 2650 Main St., Dallas TX 75226.

For the Love of Kettle is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of our year. This one-night-only, annual fund raiser allows us the remaining fifty-one weeks each year of eclectic, North Texas-based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty, 9 x 12 works will be available for $50 each, created by the amazing artists who support our gallery. There are no previews or pre-sales available to anyone, so please arrive early and grab a place in line, as the doors open at 7:00pm sharp.

For a brief rundown on this event, here is a blog post and review from a few years ago by Bill Chance.http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/

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Participating artists in For the Love of Kettle 2017 include:

Roberta Masciarelli, Jeff Skele, Erica Guajardo, Karrie Carr, Daniel Yanez, Emily Yandell, Ruben Ramirez, Katrina Rasmussen, Mandy Paquette, Suzi Migdol, Michael McPheeters, Sarah Gutierrez, Matt Roppolo, Justin Clumpner, Audrey DaLane, Miguel Aquilar, Colin Lafleur, Raymond Butler, Judith Lea Perkins, Jenn Lefleur, Francois Shogreen, Chai Bryant, MAK, Miranda Young, Clinton Young, Annette Guzman, Alexis Saucedo, Heather Shoulders, Richard Ross, Robin Garza, Hilda Lafleur, Gabriela Elguea, David B. DuDerry, Diana Almond, Alicia Vasquez, Brad Albright, Allen Hallman, Joshua Noyes, Kelly Saunders, Joseph DeLeon, Carrie Sharp, Natalie Small, Veronica Young, Lacie Pierce, Robert Garza, Silvia Chavez, Jon Martin, Brittany Hayden, Erin & Steve Reeves, Alexis Alfaro, Joey Chabolla, Chris Thames, Nicholas Williams, Barbara Chasham, Cecilia Jimenez, Susan Carson, Matthew T. Rader, Holli Michener, Margo Miller, Marilyn Vicente, Jennefer Gregory Portz, Billy Coleman, Mara Rothman, Anthony Martinez, Jaime Hudson, Jennifer G. Thompson, Todd Macaulay, Sonja Quintero, Alfredo Pina, Brian A. Crawford, Enrique Mascorro, Frank Campagna and more…

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Up next: “For the Love of Artists” opening Thursday, February 9, running through Saturday, February 18.

In response to the overwhelming kindness and dedication of our artists, Kettle Art presents the companion exhibit to “For the Love of Kettle” in which 100% of the selling price will go directly to the artists. This exhibit is open only to artists who participated in the “For the Love of Kettle” event. Each artist is invited to exhibit a piece of their preference, up to 18″x24″, and may set the price at their discretion. Come show some Love for those who have shown Love!

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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 Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
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, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Art Con Select 2017: Reception Jan. 12 at Kettle Art

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Art Con Select 2017: Opening Reception Thursday, January 12, 7:00-10:00pm

Kettle Art proudly presents Art Con Select 2017.This exhibition is one of our annual favorites, marking the third year of collaboration on this project with our long-time friends at Art Conspiracy. The preliminary guidelines for this exhibit are: each artist is chosen from one-hundred-fifty artists based on a single piece created for the much-lauded, annual Art Conspiracy fund raiser the previous Fall; and every artist chosen may not have ever exhibited previously at Kettle Art.

In keeping with these guidelines, this exhibit adheres to the idealism that Kettle was based on, to welcome and promote emerging and mid-career North Texas artists. We are excited to include this new roster of artists, and look forward to kicking off the new year with them.

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Artists for Art Con Select 2017
are: Elizabeth Baca, Jim Campbell, Pamela Danai, Holly Gray, Erika Krivda, Todd Macaulay, Mak, Shoby Modjarrad. Emily Nigma, Eva Semrad, Jiri Semrad, Lauren Shafer, Olivia Themudo, Can Turkyilmaz, and Maggie Turkyilmaz.

Up next: For the Love of Kettle, our official, one and only, annual fun draiser. One night only, Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 7:00pm. All works just $50.

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
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, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Holiday Presence #12 at the Kettle

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Holiday Presence #12

Kettle Art Gallery
Through Saturday, December 24, 2016

In this season of celebrations, Kettle Art presents Holiday Presence #12, our annual art and gift show featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted pieces made exclusively by local artists. The exhibit runs through December 24. Watch for special announcements throughout the exhibit, artists collaborating on-site, updates on new items, impromptu parties, and extended hours. Artists include Richard Ross, Erin Curry, Brad Albright, Steve & Erin Reeves, Cathey Miller, Clint Scism, Amy Seymour, Jennifer Lafleur, Miguel Aguilar, Hilda LaFleur, Judith Lea Perkins, Justin Clumpner, Amber Campagna, Jeff Skely, George Wallace III and more…Most pieces are less than $100.00 and everything is under $200.00. In the light of the holiday gift-buying season, all pieces are cash and carry.

Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226 http://kettleart.com/

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For the Love of Kettle Feb. 6

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“For the Love of Kettle” is a One Night Only benefit for the gallery that opens at 7:00pm sharp on February 6th. This One-Night-Only, annual fundraiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us 51 weeks a year of eclectic, North Texas based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery

All works are sold for $50.00 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Absolutely, no pre-sales are allowed.

This is a show unlike any other! Arrive early to take your place in line for a chance to grab some incredible art by Dallas’ finest artists!

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Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226

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Art Con Select opens Jan. 14 at Kettle Art

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Kettle Art was offered the opportunity to curate an exhibit to spotlight artists of Art Con 11 who caught our eye. The tricky part was selecting artists who had never before exhibited at our gallery. This exhibit is the result of that sneak peek of talent. This show runs through Saturday, January 30th.

Artists include:

Gina Benson
Sully Ridout
Jocelyn Garcia
Anne Marie Talon
Andrea Davis
Sierra Sintic

and more will be announced in the near future!

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