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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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Angelia Ford opening reception Nov. 4 at Haley-Henman

Angelia Ford’s Solo Exhibition, Connections
November 2-25, 2017Opening reception: Saturday, November 4, 5-8 pm

Image above: Angelia Ford’s “Stay a Little Longer” graphite and encaustic on paper, 42×46 inches


Haley-Henman Gallery,
422 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212  https://www.haleyhenman.com/

 

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Ruth Francis: Where in the World is Ruth Today at Giddens Gallery

You are invited

FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and Reception

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

 

FEATURED ARTIST

Ruth Francis – “Where In The World Is Ruth Today?”

Ruth’s work – https://goo.gl/fpS8F9

 

Show

Nov 2 – 11, 2017

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday

11:00am – 6:00pm

 

Artist’s Reception

Saturday, Nov 4

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – https://goo.gl/aMBnFk

 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051

817-488-8600

www.giddensgallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery

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Special Note on PARKING

 

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery.
Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.

This link will take you to a Google Map; https://goo.gl/6SQBGu

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

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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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Behnaz Sohrabian Solo Exhibition at the West Irving Library

October 1st – December 3rd, 2017
at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Brochure: IAA2017BehnazSoheabianExhibitBrochure

About the Artist:

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian started painting as a child and continued her passion professionally from the age of 10. She received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family in 2010. Behnaz is a member of the Irving Art Association and has won Best of Show in the last two annual IAA Member Exhibitions, as well as awards in the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition.

Behnaz works mainly in oils and is expert in several genres: portraits, figures, still life, florals, animals and abstract landscape.

Artist’s statement: My aim is just to paint simply, apply easy brush strokes, emphasize on light and shadow, and the dynamics between the subject and background. I paint different subject matters for conveying the concept of feminine characteristics and femininity as a representation of simplicity, beauty & inspiration. Woman, flower, earth are creators in our life & they all interact in the process of fertility, reproduction & generosity. My art collection represents this association.

 

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Moments, Martin Lam Nguyen Solo opening Oct. 5 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is honored to present Moments, a solo show by Martin Lam Nguyen. Please join us for either the opening reception on October 5, 6-8 p.m. or our closing reception November 3, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through from October 5, to November 5, 2017.

A 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 in drawings and lessons from a life marred by war mixed together with joyful religious service, like ink and water on paper, with the desire to teach and inspire.

Martin Lam Nguyen was born in Vietnam; he arrived in America as a refugee in 1979 and became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross a decade later. He joined the art department of the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and continues there as Associate Professor of the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Moments brings together three of Nguyen’s major multi-year projects; Mountain Waits, Lucie, and Painting the Social Network for the first time. Encompassing every inch of the gallery, in an impressive installation, thousands of cataloged moments are laid out in a grid format in each project. The result is abounding repetition and yet individuality, as each painted or drawn image, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

However, Nguyen’s work is less about him and more about us, the viewer, as he creates a space for us to contemplate the moments of our own lives while viewing his work in the present moment.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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Banking on Art- Historic Cumby State Bank Art Exhibition July 15th

HISTORIC CUMBY STATE BANK ART EXHIBIT

FEATURING WORKS BY CURTIS FREDERICK

SATURDAY, JULY 15

3:00 TO 7:00 PM

 

History and the contemporary meet in a celebration of art and architecture at the Historic Cumby State Bank on Saturday, July 15. The 117 year-old bank building, recently renovated and restored, incorporates an abstraction of non-traditional materials and applications all within a historical context – a perfect backdrop to Curtis Frederick’s modern paintings and sculptures.

 

Frederick was born and raised in the Dallas area. Although he showed artistic promise at a young age, events would take Frederick away from his passion for many years. Fortunately, for both Frederick and the community, he has been given another opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams.

 

His paintings reflect the modernist styles of Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and William De Kooning.  Chagall’s work is a synthesis of cubism, symbolism and fauvism while Pollock and De Kooning, notable members of a group of abstract expressionists known as the New York School, liberated art from a spatial dimension to the limitless boundaries of expression.  The treatment of the human form and use of unconventional materials by artists such as Henry Moore, Tony Cragg and Doug Jeck are reflected in Frederick’s sculptures.

 

The exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 7 pm. The Cumby State Bank is located at 201 W. Main St in Cumby, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.curtisfrederickfineart.com or call 214-240-9605.

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VAL presents Eilene Carver: Targets, opening June 23

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The Visual Arts League of Lewisville Presents Targets; a solo show featuring the works of Dallas based artist Eilene Carver.

Flyer: Press Release_MCL Grand VAL_Carver Targets Series

Website http://houstoncarverfineart.com/targets/

The MCL Grand Main Gallery will feature the paintings and drawings of Eilene Carver from June 23- July 29, 2017, with the opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 7-9pm. Gallery Hours T-Sat 10-5pm.

Eilene Carver is a South Texas native. She earned her BFA in Design from Baylor University and
her MFA in painting from UC Berkeley. Her pieces have received awards and been included in
national and regional exhibitions since 1986; including such venues as Laguna Gloria Museum in
Austin, The Berkeley Art Center, Women’s Museum of Dallas, San Antonio Museum of Art,
Michael Himovitz Gallery and the Graham Horstman Gallery.

Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the United States.
Eilene has taught drawing and painting at, Napa Valley College and the Richmond Art Center, as
well as conducting artist workshops in Thailand and Russia. She is currently a professor at Collin
College.

The works of this artist are particularly relevant given the almost daily occurrence of violence
directed at individuals or groups in public venues that in previous decades would be considered
safe; schools, concerts, public rally’s, nightclubs and sporting events. Her message regarding
these issues is, “if ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

Artist statement:

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “
-Aristotle

This series is a departure from my illusionary still lives, more graphic in quality and addressing
an overtly controversial topic. Remaining is the use of symbolism to address subjects in a
surreptitious manner.

Sandy Hook served as a sort of ‘final straw.’ I sat quiet long enough after Columbine and
various similar events unfolded. I was compelled to express my feelings regarding the effects
of these experiences. The thought of ‘Small Targets’ originally came from the heartbreaking
stories of the Stockton school shooting, which took place a mere thirty minutes from UC
Berkeley where I was a graduate student. An ever-growing occurrence, I remain as shocked at
the thought of children as “targets” as I was that day. As I researched, google maps of school
shootings are filled with drop pins too numerous to count. Overlapping pins block history of
previous events, a parallel to overloaded consciousness, we collectively forget the impact of
each personal loss.

The Target was an obvious symbol to represent the random acts of violence that have become
all too commonplace. It is immediately recognizable and universally suggests a predator setting
aim on a focused subject. When I began my research three years ago, the intended topic was
school shootings – unfathomable small targets. However, as I worked through the initial
concepts, the series evolved into a broader depiction. I started to consider the more expansive
concepts of targeted violence such as: Black Lives Matter, the Pulse nightclub massacre, the
July 7th Dallas Police shootings, the Holocaust and other forms of religious persecution.
The layering of content is as interesting to me as the layers of brushstrokes. This combined
focus is ever engaging for me as a painter. Expressing the effects of light and color on forms is
a constant in my process, no matter the subject. Specific to this series, I purposed strong
physical surface texture to suggest a subtext of tumultuous movement and mood.

Aesthetically, the works that represent a specific shooting are intentionally uncomfortable,
many of these developed over a collaged target. Concerning myself less with a formally
pleasing composition, instead blatantly displaying the message over a target or ‘X’ form which
extends from one end of the canvas to the other. Unintentionally, these works developed
much darker palettes than planned, possibly due to the level of emotional involvement in their
creation. Some of the small Targets works treat the subject symbolically. These works evolved
into a more static, calm, formal space; some even contain pleasing colors and imagery.

As always, I strive for my work to be visually interesting while inspiring an introspective search for meaning. I very much agree with Max Beckman who stated, “In order to get something universal you must be very specific.” I don’t presume to provide solutions to this complicated dilemma. I desire to stir awareness to the tragic losses and hope these works spur open dialogue regarding what can be done to prevent the excessive incidents of gun violence. If ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

About the MCL Grand Theater & Center for the Creative Arts The MCL Grand is a multi-purpose facility supporting numerous arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area by providing state of the art spaces for artists to perform and display their works. In addition, each year the Grand hosts regional & national exhibits. The arts community benefits from the availability of generous classroom space for artists workshops and meetings.

The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square foot professional art gallery, a 2,400-square foot dance recital hall, 3,000 square foot black box theater and 1, 750 square feet of classrooms. The MCL Grand is in the heart of Old Lewisville, a newly revived destination spot with numerous trendy eateries and taverns surrounding Wayne Ferguson Plaza, urban park with easy access to Dart Rail, yellow line and I-35. MCL Grand 100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057.

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“Flow”: Fluid Abstracts by Mary Galbraith opens June 17 at Frisco Fine Art

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes local abstract artist Mary Galbraith in the exhibit “Flow”, from June 17 to July 1. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase her most recent work: stunning, fluid acrylic paintings that evoke both calm and movement. Galbraith has a solid foundation in nearly every medium. As early as high school, she was participating in painting workshops throughout Texas and became an accomplished photorealistic artist. Now an advocate for experimentation, she broke from the tight constraints of photorealism to explore the looseness and abandon of fluid acrylics.  “Now that I’ve finally stepped out of my self-imposed box, I’ve never felt more free.”

Frisco Fine Art

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards

214-872-1917

http://www.friscofineart.com

 

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Adam Knoche solo cereamics exhibition opening June 16 at Brookhaven

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Adam Knoche Gallery Opening, 6/16/17 Studio Gallery, Brookhaven Community College, Farmers Branch, TX, 6-8pm

 

Adam Knoche is a ceramic artist working and teaching in Dallas, TX. Adam received his Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from Ball State University in 2010 and his Masters of Fine Art Degree from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2014. Adam has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as given artist lecturers and demos including Vanderbilt University, and Potter’s Society of Canberra Australia. In 2012, Adam spent 3 months at Strathnairn Art Association in Canberra, Australia as Artist in Residence.  In 2015 Adam worked and lived in New York City at Greenwich House Pottery as Studio and Fabrications Manager and also taught courses in ceramics. Currently, Adam is Adjunct Professor of Ceramics and Instructional Specialist at Brookhaven Community College in Dallas, TX.

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Artist Statement

I am always conscious of my place in the landscape and my impact on the environment. In my work I respond to visual influences that reflect time through cyclical natural processes. My work has been influenced by information gathered at various “sites”, places in the natural environment that I have responded to visually. The connection of the natural in conjunction with mechanized systems that we as humans are a part of, influence my work.  I am interested in how we as human beings in the 21st century interact with the landscape. We often have the best intentions in mind but in actuality we cause more harm than good. Through the tangible experiences that shape our lives we see life, death, decay, and rebirth. These extremes in life and nature make me aware of my own impermanence and just like the highest mountains whither to sand so will my body turn to dust. I make objects that represent these natural processes of time and life and show a depleted barren depiction of the future of our fragile landscape.

The idea of time in my work is activated on two levels, one of actual time that I occupy and also geological time that has come before me and will continue long after I’m gone. I am interested in the current time in history in regards to the human interaction and neglect of stewardship to the land that we all share. Whether that is the depletion of natural resources or the over excavated landscape in search of these finite materials. The landscape in which we are currently observing is being transformed by human interactions rather than geological time. Through this process our civilization is altering and shaping the vary planet that we all inhabit and re writing our own geological history in the dirt.

My work has a sense of artifact with a raw natural appearance. I respond to artifactual quality of my work on a visceral and conceptual level. I see the artifact as being able to speak not just about change but also about context and content of a civilization.  I use hand built and mold processes to create an environment for the clay to react naturally to the elements of the firing. To allow the clay to do what in nature it would without my interaction. I incorporate my hand through use of tooling of the surface to create faults and tears to insinuate the infiltration of the man and machine. I see this way of working as cyclical and returning to the bare essentials of art-making and finding the essence of the material and its structure. The violence in volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are what shape this earth and create the beautiful structures that I directly respond to. I incorporate these observations into my work but in conjuncture the land is also being changed through mining, drilling, and excavation.  I see this accumulation of processes as a way to show the honest of our landscape.

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Angelika Ejtel Solo Exhibition: Opening Reception | March 9 at ART7 Gallery

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents: 

Angelika Ejtel: ‘And They Say Of Her Woman’


Please join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8 PM

March 4 – March 22, 2017

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.

 

ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-8 pm

 

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“Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” Holidaze at MFA Gallery Dec. 3

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MFA gallery 419 N Tyler St, Dallas, TX 75208

Saturday, Dec. 3rd 6pm-9pm

Matt Bagley’s pan-dimensional archaeology travels have spanned past and future. This will be the last opportunity to see and hear about the cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture.

There will be performances by Professor Adroin a fourth dimensional viva voce chronicler. As well as, Professor R. Mutt, who traveled 100 years into the future- fulfilling Marcel Duchamp’s original vision for his bicycle wheel sculpture by combining musical and mechanical readymades with the world’s first kinetic sculpture.

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Mighty Fine Arts presents “Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” featuring new work by Matt Bagley.

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“Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” featuring new work by Matt Bagley.  Opens Sat. Nov.5 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will run till Sun. Dec.11.

Mighty Fine Arts is located at 409A N,Tyler in Historic North Oak Cliff 75208.

Matt Bagley’s imaginative reveries find their underpinnings in the humid backwaters of South Louisiana. Matt is a bonafied swamp child who evolved from the primordial muck and mire to emerge as an artist and master printmaker, as well as a pan-dimensional archeologist, skateboard activist theologist and homespun philosopher. He has somehow managed to channel his multiple interests into coinciding narratives that inform his artistic practice. His storytelling is exemplified in the tales that he relates in his show: “The Feminist Fairytale” A band of women in the very distant past form an army with the animals to defeat a corrupt and paranoid queen, “Breussard the Alligator” the fun loving fashion hip alligator who returns from NYC to the swampland to make woodcuts prints and invent the “PRINT FROG”, “Space Bug Robot Wars” A cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture. Despite the far fetched threads Matt manages to ground his work in a commonality and empathy beyond his own personal concerns. Perhaps there’s a bit of the swamp in everyone that yearns for the acquisition of a trans-dimensional consciousness. Heavy assumptions indeed, that will be addressed and perhaps answered by coming out to Matt’s show!

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Artspace111 | Fall Gallery Night Sept. 10 | Carly Allen-Martin

Carly Allen-Martin

Ode To Grace I & II (diptych), oil, pastel, and charcoal on paper, 57.5″x42″ (framed)

A Hundred Silent Ways
Carly Allen Martin
Opening Reception| FWADA Fall Gallery Night
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Exhibition on Display | September 10 – October 15, 2016
“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways” – Rumi
Artspace 111 is proud to present the solo exhibition, A Hundred Silent Ways, by Dallas artist Carly Allen-Martin. Inspired by the art of story-telling, Allen-Martin creates complex narratives, through the careful placement of line and juxtapositions of color. Her latest body of work focuses on the physical application of creating the work, emphasizing rich colors, layers, textures, and a variety of surfaces.
Allen-Martin earned her BFA in painting from Texas Christian University in 2007. She has studied internationally at Santa Reparata International School of art in Florence, Italy, The European Academy of Fine Art in Trier, Germany, Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, and attended a residency at TheVernmont Studio Center.  Allen-Martin is represented by Laura Rathe Fine Art in Dallas and Houston, and Artspace111 Gallery in Fort Worth. Her work has been purchased by both private and public collections across the country, including the permanent collection of Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business.
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GEOF KERN: Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage opens Sept. 10 at PDNB

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GEOF KERN
 
Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage
Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997
September 10 – October 8, 2016
Artist Reception
Saturday, September 10, 2016 From 5 – 8 PM
PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104 Dallas, TX 75207
Figure with printer's tray, 1989

Figure with printer’s tray, 1989

GEOF KERN
Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage 
Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997
 
September 10 – October 8, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm
PDNB Gallery is pleased and honored to present Geof Kern’s second solo exhibition this fall. It will highlight work from 1987-1997. This time frame marks one of Geof Kern’s (b. 1950, New York City) most recognized periods of innovative fashion/ advertising/ editorial photography in his career.
His photographs are conceptual, often including surrealist references. Kern manipulated the medium (pre-photoshop) using multiple exposure, collage, photo sculpture and dioramas that soon catapulted his presence in the commercial photography world.
During this remarkable decade, his clients included important fashion houses and department stores: Bloomingdales, Selfridges in London, Takashimaya, Matsuda, Alexander Julian, and Neiman Marcus. Magazines he worked with included Esquire, Rolling Stone, Atlas, Discover, Eco Magazine, Spy (he was an editor one year), and Detour.
His work was highly sought after by some of the most acclaimed art directors of the era including John Jay, Fred Woodward, B.W. Honeycutt, D.J. Stout (Texas Monthly) and Rip Georges.
Kern is not based in New York, a city recognized as the capital of the creative arena. He has lived and worked in Dallas since 1978, while raising a large family. This exhibition gives the Dallas area (and beyond) the opportunity to see what Kern has forged in our own backyard. Some locals are familiar with his assignments with Dallas based, Neiman Marcus. But most are unfamiliar with the breadth of his accomplishments working with national and international clients such as the ones listed above.

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Work prints from this period will be exhibited along with modern prints of the unique portfolio covers he presented to clients. This is a very distinct component of the exhibition that will illustrate Kern’s dedication to his work. These mixed media covers  include drawings, collage, paint and text, that offer his personal imprint on each portfolio.
Vintage prints will also be included in this industrious installation. These are gelatin silver prints that were made by the artist soon after the photograph was taken. In the art world, these are the most coveted prints to collect since a very small, finite number exist.
This is not the first time an art gallery has profiled work by a fashion/ advertising photographer in this area. Richard Avedon, Irving Penn (now at the Dallas Museum of Art) and Annie Lebovitz have been celebrated in local museum exhibitions. And The Dallas Contemporary has explored the fine line separating art and commerce with shows by Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber (upcoming).
Geof Kern’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. He received the prestigious Infinity Award in Applied Photography from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York as well as many other notable honors in his profession.
Artist reception, Saturday, September 10, 2016 From 5 – 8 PM

Three men along sidewalk, Neiman-Marcus, 1995

Builder, Mons. Nicole, Matsuda Tokyo, 1992

10,000 Cigarettes, Esquire Magazine,1997

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Surreal Art by Venus Solo Exhibition and Silent Art Auction

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Award Winning Artist VENUS will have a Solo Exhibition of her Surreal Art with a Silent Auction at Absinthe Lounge in Dallas on April 16, 2016.

Free Admission. DJ Music by DJ Specialblends. Happy Hour drink specials from 6-9. Food menu available on the website.

Opening Reception:
April 16, 2016
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Absinthe Lounge
1701 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas, 75215
http://www.absinthelounge.net/

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Gallery Talk with Earlie Hudnall, Jr. and Phillip Collins March 28

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GALLERY TALK – JOIN US!
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 PM

PDNB Gallery invites you to a special afternoon event in conjunction with PDNB’s exhibition of photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

Retired Chief Curator at the African American Museum of Dallas, Phillip Collins, will join Earlie Hudnall, Jr. in a conversation about Earlie’s career in photography.

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207.
214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com
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PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207.
214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com
http://www.pdnbgallery.com/
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PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas 75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com
http://www.pdnbgallery.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PDNBGallery

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

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Earlie Hudnall, Jr. at PDNB

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The compelling images by Earlie Hudnall, Jr, will be featured this Spring, in his second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery.

Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African American photographers living today, has extensively documented the African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas.  During his time at Texas Southern University in the late 1960’s,  he was hired to be a photographer for the Model Cities Program, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. This project introduced him to the various communities of Houston such as the Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Trinity Garden and the Hispanic neighborhoods.  His photographs capture life as it is. He travels through neighborhoods documenting kids playing in the streets, women at church wearing elaborate hats, mothers hugging their kids, July 4th parades. Earlie Hudnall’s photographs were included in the traveling exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, organized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Exhibition runs February 21 – May 9, 2015. Artist reception will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8pm

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com
http://www.pdnbgallery.com/
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

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