Tag Archive: Surrealism

JM Gallery Presents: Ceramicist Linda Gossett April 22

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Join JM Gallery Saturday, April 22, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring ceramicist Linda Gossett.

JM Gallery is pleased to present a collection of porcelain assemblages by Linda Gossett. Starting with a curious cache of found objects, Linda recasts and playfully reassembles her material into talismanic figurines that appear both familiar and absurd. Mass-produced, plaster tchotchkes become refined collectibles in the style of 18th-century European ceramics—refined but nonsensical, as hands emerge from birds’ breasts, shoes grow out of a duck’s head on a deer’s body, and children’s legs run away with an eagle. This is an imagery of contrast meant to challenge our preconceptions. Where we normally expect to see cheap plaster knickknacks, we see light, fragile porcelain; but then, where we expect to see elegant subjects, we see new forms of absurdity and incongruity. With such contrasts, Linda questions cultural values—what do we value, what do we desire, and where does the desire for possession enter the conversation? As she explains, “I offer my art as a springboard for the imagination.”

 

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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LuminArte Presents: Dreams and Divinities March 21 – May 2

To Embrace_Zeljko Djurovic

LuminArte is honored to host the finale of the travelling international exhibition, “Dreams and Divinities Equinox,” which opens on March 21st, 2015 in celebration of the Spring Equinox. The principal visual styles showcased in the project include Visionary Art, Surrealism and Fantastic Realism, and are inspired by cultural and spiritual references, Sacred Geometry, elements of nature, explorations into the subconscious mind, visions, dreams and fantasy. Participating artists hail from around the world and include Liba Waring Stambollion, Peter Gric, Andrew Gonzalez, Joe MacGown, Martina Hoffmann, Emma Watkinson, Otto Rapp, Adam Scott Miller, Cody Seekins, Patrick McGrath Muniz, Sandra Yagi, Bruce Rimell, Raul Casillas, Miguel Tio, David Heskin and Aloria Weaver, Chris Dyer, Erich Moffit, Hector Pineda, Carrie Ann Baade, Zeljko Djurovic, Roku Sasaki, Marcus McAllister, Elisabeth Slettnes, Android Jones, Gabriela Garza Padilla, Martin Stensaas and Sunny Strasburg. The opening reception begins at 7:00PM on Saturday with artists in attendance; and both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The project Dreams and Divinities was conceived by Paris Based artist, Liba Waring Stambollion; and through a series of books, exhibits and events, Dreams & Divinities has offered the public a window into an emerging planetary movement of ‘Conscious Art.’ The project unites a culturally eclectic group of artists, writers, musicians and performers, each with their unique perspective on this experience of existence, yet all remain united through artistic collaboration and community dialogue. The quest and expression of Universal Love is a central unifying theme, which offers an opportunity for artists with resonant dreams to find each other, to be inspired by each other and to unfold the potentiality of a global movement.

The Dallas Dreams & Divinities Equinox Show is the finale of a three year odyssey starting in Toledo Spain on the spring Equinox of 2013. The show travelled through Spain and the European début ended on the Fall Equinox in Paris, France. The following year, on the Spring Equinox, the city of San Cristobal de las Casas hosted the suite in one of their museums and it later travelled to Monterrey for the Mexico finale at Amon-Ra Gallery. For the North American finale at Luminarte, some of the favorite pieces from Toledo and Mexico have been mixed with new work to give a sense of both continuity and freshness.

To Embrace_Zeljko Djurovic

About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

 

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Draftsman of the Apocalypse opens Nov. 1 at CentralTrak

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Draftsman of the Apocalypse curated by Heyd Fontenot

November 1 – December 13, CentralTrak, Free

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 8 – 10 pm 

Heyd Fontenot, Director of CentralTrak, is a practicing artist, an arts administrator, curator, and was most recently honored with a Mastermind Award from the Dallas Observer. 

Hosted by CentralTrak, this exhibition depicts both observational and visionary illustration in order to conjure images of mankind’s eventual doom. Everyday life is frightening enough and current news supplies documentarians with more than enough ammunition. For the fantasist artist, religion, folklore and cinema are ready to inspire and steer the topic toward the macabre. Perhaps these visions are offered to the public in the form of cautionary premonition and sermon: “Beware! Change your wicked ways or be forever damned in this misery”. Read More

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Zhulong Gallery presents Viscous Valley, Works by Jeremy Couillard

Jeremy Couillard

Zhulong Gallery (pronounced chú-long), a pioneer in New Media and a contemporary art space located in the Dallas Design District, is pleased to announce Viscous Valley, Works by Jeremy Couillard, a solo exhibition opening July 12th, 2014. Jeremy Couillard transforms Zhulong Gallery into an otherworldly terrain with his newest series of work. Alternate realities are presented as acidic landscapes, subterranean dwellings, and intimate domestic scenes within video works and prints scaling four by eight feet, overwhelming and drawing in the viewer.  

Additionally, Four Proposals for a Pavilion at the Historical Society at Atmos Village, a 40-foot table sculpture created for the Brooklyn Art Museum’s Artist Ball in reference to Judy Chicago’s canonical work Dinner Table, will fill the gallery.  In tandem with the exhibition, Zhulong Gallery will host “Four Proposals Dinner Series,” allowing guests to take a seat within the valley and dine amongst this multi-media sculpture.

Zhulong Gallery 1302 Dragon Street Dallas, Texas 75207 http://zhulonggallery.com/

Jeremy Couillard

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Surrealism of the 21st Century opens March 22 at LuminArte

BlackEnd by Joe Vaux

BlackEnd by Joe Vaux

LuminArte Gallery presents:

Surrealism of the 21st Century

March 22 – April 26

Opening Reception: Saturday March 22nd, from 7 – 10pm

DALLASSurrealism of the 21st Century at LuminArte Gallery features numerous Texas artists, including Breck Outland, Francisco Javier, Magi Calhoun, Morgan Grasham, Rick Timmons and Merry Fuhrer. Local Surrealists will accompany an international group of artists in a presentation of LUSO-AMERICAN Surrealism, which is a continuation of a series of exhibitions relating to Portuguese artist, Santiago Ribeiro´s project “International Surrealism Now.” This unique exhibition will feature works of Portuguese artists Victor Lages, Paula Rosa, Francisco Urbano, Santiago Ribeiro, and American artists France Garrido, Joe MacGown, K.D. Matheson, Shahla Rosa, Steve Smith and Olga Spiegel. In addition, LuminArte Gallery is proud to introduce the paintings of New York based artist, Richard Vaux and California based painter, Joe Vaux. In LuminArte’s Small Works “River Edge Gallery” a collection of mixed media artwork and photography will also be exhibited with works by international artists Chema Gil, Sergei Rodionov, Otto Rapp and Katrin Alvarez and Dallas based photographers David Rickerd and Ben Britt. This exciting exhibition opens on March 22nd, with a reception from 7-10pm; and many artists will be in attendance. The exhibit runs through April 26th; and both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Paula Rosa - HUMAN DK

Paula Rosa – HUMAN DK

Most widely known for his work as a director and storyboard artist on the animated series “Family Guy,” Joe Vaux has found his creative voice not only through a multitude of animation projects, but also in a booming career in fine art. Joe’s imaginative perspective is apparent in his playfully bizarre paintings, but has more recently branched out across the spectrum, including a line of clothing for the Tonny Sorensen Collection and even through projects for Playstation. “Strange environments and absurd characters are the players in a demented adaptation of my life story. I hope that within the madness the viewer will find the comedy that is our existence.”

The only son of two talented artists, Joe Vaux learned the joys of creation at an early age; though his work is in stark contrast to his father, Richard’s sublimely surreal landscapes and archetypal narratives. Richard Vaux is an accomplished multimedia artist, represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and the Far East; and has been in numerous international exhibitions and publications. “My work is an ongoing process, one composition leading to the next.  In searching for the harmonies and balances of nature, the works parallel and emulate natural phenomena.  With each painting there is a new sense of harmony with nature, a coordination and synthesis of the physical and the spiritual.  Each composition is a visual poem about light and illumination…the visible and the invisible”.

International Surrealism Now began in Portugal in 2010, with Santiago Ribeiro organizing a major exhibition that was sponsored by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Conimbriga Monographic Museum and was followed by exhibitions in Paris, Madrid and Berlin. Afterwards, Santiago began a partnership with artist Victor Lages to develop the project” Utopia of Fantastic Art,” for the purpose of organizing exhibitions in Lisbon and in other international venues. The collective focus of the artwork addresses themes of human nature and the subconscious, as well as concerns about modern society and its individual and collective behavior. Psychic automatism becomes a prevalent motif in the exhibitions, promoting spontaneous, free expression with as little interruption from the conscious mind as possible, in order to enable the artists to explore the depths of the imagination and to tap into and express the fundamental nature of reality.

Daughter by Morgan Grasham

Daughter by Morgan Grasham

About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

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