New work by Ziesook You and Ty Bishop: Opening Reception with the Artists
Robert Lawrence Designs
1607 Dragon Street, Dallas Tx 75207
This event occurs concurrently with the Dragon Street Galleries Third Thursday’s Art Walk
Robert Lawrence Designs (RLD) is pleased to welcome Dallas-based artists Ziesook You and Ty Bishop to the showroom for the fall season with an exhibition of new work.
Since 2016, Ziesook You has been working on the “Scent of Broq-pa” project, which according to her, expresses happiness through the coexistence of humans and nature, with photographs of people from various walks of life being overlayed with hundreds of flowers. Broq-pa is the name of a small village in Nepal. Everyday the women in Broq-pa – living at the end of the Silk Road – work to grow flowers in their gardens. Because they live surrounded by mountains of stone, they call flowers, love. Their love is the power for them to survive in this sterile environment. The artist’s work starts from sharing their attitude toward life and the people around her. Boiled down, the artist is asking, “Can we be happy with flowers?” This series has been exhibited in Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Ty Bishop is an abstract oil painter whose recent works focus on the idea of wholeness in a world seemingly disintegrated. According to the artist, the pursuit of this wholeness is summed up in the question, “how do the ephemeral and eternal relate?” Bishop’s gestural process to create these paintings begins by combining methods related to improv jazz music with his memories and images from excursions into nature. Since each work is informed by a specific place and memory, his own intuitive emotional responses to the painting process come together in a meaningful and harmonious way – combing the eternal aspects of nature and ephemeral movements of his body. Bishop’s newest work relies on color, movement, and texture to promote these ideas.
A public reception and informal artist talk will be hosted at the Robert Lawrence Designs Showroom on Dragon Street on Thursday, September 19th from 5 – 8 PM with the artist talks beginning at 6:30 PM. Drinks and light bites will be provided.
Ziesook You is an artist from South Korea who has recently relocated to Dallas. She has participated in a number of exhibitions and had nine solo exhibitions in S. Korea. She received her MFA from the Seoul Women’s University in 2002 and has been teaching contemporary art and video art and techniques at universities and graduate schools since. She is currently working out of her studio in the Dallas area and is showing in exhibitions in several cities in Texas, South Carolina, and California.
Ty Bishop is a Dallas, TX based artist who received a BFA from the Unversity of North Texas at the top of his class in 2015. Ty has shown his work in several Dallas area galleries including Craighead Green, 500X, and UNT on the Square as well as in Atlanta, GA. He received the CVAD Student Project Award twice from the University of North Texas and was awarded the Gamblin Merchandise Award by the Visual Art Center of Texas. Ty has additionally been recognized in multiple publications, including EcoTheo review, Art Nomad, and ArtForward. With oil on canvas as his primary medium, Ty merges past and the present through his paintings based on landscapes that emphasize spontaneous mark-making.
Long a fixture in the Dallas Design District, in 2018 Robert Lawrence Designs began promoting contemporary Texan Artists by hosting artist talks, art openings, and offering their artwork to the area’s top interior designers as well as the public. Entering the non-traditional gallery space, you are greeted with luxurious home décor, a forest of realistic faux plants, and a curated, rotating selection of botanical and abstract work by Texan Artists. RLD hosts four art openings a year, as well as participating in the Dragon Street Galleries Monthly Third Thursday’s Art Walk.