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Steven Charles: You and I are living now – opening May 19 at CWFA

Steven Charles: You and I are living now

May 19 – June 23, 2018
Opening Reception: May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


cris worley fine arts
1845 Levee St #110 @ Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75207


Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo show of paintings by local artist Steven Charles. You and I are living now, opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 19th from 5 – 8 pm. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo show in Texas and will be on view through June 23.

Paintings by Steven Charles are electrifying multi-layered abstract compositions that obsessively shift in spatial depth and color producing dazzling optical effects. Often embedded with found material, his combined works are known for their eerily sweet palette of acrylic paint that appear to be emerging microbial colonies—frozen in vivo. His work is highly informed by the aesthetics of surrealist and pop art, which took satirical approaches to the notion that “high” art should exist separate from forces in popular culture.

In this exhibition, the artist continues his ambitious execution of densely mapped compositions, which can often take years to complete. Playful, rigorous, and spontaneous, his works pulsate in a distinct maximalist style all their own. The title of the exhibition is an invitation, spoken directly from the work of art to the viewer, beckoning a closer look. This invitation extends from the artist’s belief that, “the viewer completes the image,” and signals his arrival in North Texas. For the artist, and the viewer, the pleasure is in the details.

Steven Charles was born in Birkenhead, England, in 1967 and immigrated to North Texas in the late 1970’s. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1994, and gained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Rome in 1996. He was a Visiting Artist Lecturer at the School of Visual Art in New York in 2003 and 2015. His work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums on the East and West Coasts, and abroad in Canada and Spain. Most notably he was represented by Pierogi and Marlborough Galleries in New York City. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications such as, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others.

Image: Steven Charles, blanwhgl, 2017, acrylic and gel on wood, 12.25h x 9w inches

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In My Own Backyard: Paintings by Silky Hart at the Cove

In My Own Backyard

Paintings by Silky Hart

Friday, September 15, 2017  •  7 – 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 16, 2017  •  6-9:30 PM

Sunday, September 17, 2017  •  2-4 PM

Artist Talk both evenings at 8 PM

Refreshments served each day

From the McKinney Farmers Market to front porches to goats to crepe myrtles,

Silky captures in colors and shapes what she loves about her wonderful neighborhood.

The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St.

McKinney, TX  75069


Submitted by Silky Hart. Email: silky@silkyhart.com

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Thriller opens Oct. 15 at SLANT


Join us Saturday, October 15, from 6:00-9:00 pm for a hauntingly good time at an opening reception for ‘Thriller’ – an exhibit featuring original works of the spooky, freakish, curious, scary, hairy and howling.

Featured artists: Sarah Barnett, Anya Boz, Cynthia Castillo, Diana Chase, Linda Clary, Brett Dyer, Yukiko Jones, Casey McGarr, Angela Sharp, and Brenda Stuart, along with the Slant Collective artists – Rita Barnard, Vicki Charlotta, Jacque Forsher, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Sara Miller, and Cheryl Vorhis.

SLANT is located in the west wing of Valley View mall at 13331 Preston Rd., #2218, in Dallas, Texas (@LBJ/Preston).

Image shown: ‘August’ © Angela Sharp

Submitted by Jacque Forsher. Email: jforsher@hotmail.com

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Politickin’ at SLANT


Does this political season have you feeling BLUE…or seeing RED…or somewhere in between?

Join us for an opening reception for Politickin’ -an art exhibit inspired by the opinions, happenings,and events surrounding the current political season.

Participating Artists:
Heather Griffin, Catherine Hicks, Tanya Slate,Frances Byrd, Brett Dyer, Steve Danner, Jeff Golmon, Lexis Loeb, Rita Barnard, Jacque Forsher, Vicki Charlotta.

SLANT gallery is located at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (LBJ/Preston) @ the intersection of LBJ & Preston, you can find us inside the Valley View mall, located in the west wing on the second level. We are across the hall from the Small Gallery, so be sure to visit both galleries while you’re there!

(Art image is ‘Vacancy’ by artist Lexis Loeb)

Submitted by J Forsher. Email: jforsher@hotmail.com

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Ryan Spiritas: Organized Chaos opens at Milan Gallery

Spiritas Blue Lenin


Organized Chaos: An Exhibition by the Modern Expressionist Artist
Ryan Spiritas

The exquisite work of artist Ryan Spiritas will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at the venerable Milan Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas (505 Houston St.) fromJuly 14 through July 31. The exhibition is a rare glimpse into the mind of one of Fort Worth’s most creative and innovative new artists. Spiritas is a modern contemporary expressionist whose artistic style emotes a refreshing, yet twisted, portrayal of the 21st-century avant-garde through an exploitation of color.

Two Special Appearances by Artist Ryan Spiritas will take place at the gallery: Friday, July 15 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, July 16 from 1-3 pm. For more info, visit www.milangallery.com. Please call 817-338-4278 or email art@milangallery.com to RSVP.

Where:  Milan Gallery, 505 Houston St,, Fort Worth, TX 76102


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Hand-designed Scarves & Knit Tops by Carole Wolanow


Local Dallas artist Carole Wolanow has recently launched a custom line of hand designed scarves in cashmere and silk as well as women’s knit tops using her own art work for the design patterns. The collection can be seen on the Shop Vida site using the link below



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The Invited at SLANT


Join us at SLANT for an opening reception on Saturday, September 19 from 6:00-10:00 pm during the Dallas Midtown Artwalk.

‘The Invited’ is an invitational exhibit, featuring original works by local artists: Steve O. Black, Letitia Huckaby, John Irizarry, Nan Martin, Chris Merlick, Jefferson Muncy, Gerardo Robles, Josh Schoemaker, Silvia Thornton, and Bob Willett.

This event is free and open to the public. SLANT is located in the west wing, on the second level of Dallas Midtown (Valley View mall) at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas (LBJ/Preston). Exhibit on display through November 13. Additional view times Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-6:00 pm.

Submitted by J Forsher. Email: slantx@outlook.com

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