Thursday, November 27, 2008


My first visit to the CADD ARTLAB was a good choice. It took Tracy Hicks' work to bring me downtown. It was actually easy to find parking and the group exhibition "More Than This" was worth the trip.

Main Street entrance with Frances Bagley sculpture.

Upstairs overlooking the walkway was Tracy Hicks' brand new piece.

Looking toward Main Street from upstairs.
Upstairs gallery with Candance Briceno (nearest) and 2 small paintings by Terrell James.

"Wow That's Me" by Trenton Dole Hancock.
Anne Lawrence is the director and took time to give a tour with background information on how CADD began and works with the member galleries.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gallery trip to Dallas

Made to Dallas once again to catch-up on several exhibitions. Thought I would hit the high almighty galleries first. My first stop was at The Goss-Michael Foundation. This stop set the tone, they declined to allow any pictures. But that's okay.

Sarah Lucas' work is personal and intriguing. Her and Tracy Emin's art has always been a favorite of mine. My favorite was "Where Does It All End?" a small wax piece of a pair of lips with a cigarette butt. I wish I could have posted a photo of this piece.

Dragon Street if you have never been there.

I stopped at Gerald Peters next to see Terrell James's new work. The best painting I saw on this trip was "Second Shift" and it was a knockout. Also saw Bill Komodore's show "My Arcadia: Memory and Transience" however, the show was missing the work titled "My Arcada". Wonder what was up with that? Next stop was the unfriendly grounds at Holly Johnson. David Aylsworth "Is it the real turtle soup?" Probably the best exhibition in Dallas at the moment.

Pan American was next.

To Conduit, one of my favorite galleries. If you have been to Conduit then the sculptures should look familiar. Why are they in such disrepair? Does anyone know? Anyway back to Conduit, there was a group exhibition with a couple of new Johnny Robertson paintings that looked great. Also, 3 small knockout pieces by Vincent Fallsetta. Didn't care much for the Ken Holder exhibition. Oh, by the way, the sculptures are across the parking lot from Conduit. That's all this trip.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Work by Ray-Mel Cornelius at Norwood Flynn Gallery

Ray-Mel and Becky

Made it to Ray-Mel's opening at Norwood Flynn Gallery on Saturday night. I have known Ray-Mel and his wife Becky for about 2 years now, mostly through their visits to VAL. This was the first time I have actually seen Ray-Mel's work in person.

"Long Winter's Sleepwalk", acrylic on canvas, 6x8 inches.

My favorite from Ray-Mel's exhibition at Norwood-Flynn.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Childish: Bryce Lafferty / MFA Exhibition @ UNT

"... To See Time Fly" series

I made it to my first MFA student exhibition at UNT's Cora Stafford Gallery and it was a great experience. I did however get lost trying to find Oak Hall and the gallery. After finding the building at Ponder and Oak, I wondered into the clay studios, which is an area I want to visit again and one of the students had to show me where the gallery was located. And it was worth the effort. Bryce's Lafferty's work is somewhat similar to Richard Tuttle's work and for some reason (in my head I guess) Georgia O'Keefe's watercolors from her early days in Texas. Those that know me know that I like Tuttle's work very much. Anyway, the exhibition spotlighted a very promising young artist.
Bryce Lafferty (photo by Jennifer Jones)

This is my favorite group of Bryce's work.

Ray-Mel Cornelius at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

ELDORADO HILL, 36 in. by 48 in. acrylic
Courtesy of Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Ray-Mel Cornelius will be showing new as well as older work in his exhibition titled "From Here to There" at the Visual Art League of Lewisville. The opening reception is Saturday, December 6 at 7pm and is open to the public.

From Here to There

December 6 through January 17, 2009
opening reception: Saturday, December 6, 7 - 9 pm

Artist slide presentation: Tuesday, January 6, 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Fri - Sun 2-6 pm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bryce Lafferty: MFA Exhibition

Alien with Earthly Associations, Watercolor, Gesso and Paper Construction, 2008


Bryce Lafferty / MFA Exhibition
November: 17, 18 & 19
opening: Monday November 17, 6 - 9 pm
University of North Texas
Cora Stafford Gallery
Gallery Hours: M-F 2-5 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tracy Hicks at CADD Art Lab

"More Than This" at CADD Art Lab.November 13, 2008 - January 8, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 5-8 p.m.

This exhibition features Scott Anderson, Frances Bagley, Scott Barber, Kevin Bewersdorf, Paul Booker, Candace Briceno, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tracy Hicks, Terrell James, Tom Orr, John Pomara, Carl Suddath, Lizzy Wetzel, and more.

Artists’ Talk, Saturday, November 15, 2 p.m.with Frances Bagley and Tom Orr.

CADD Art Lab
1608-C Main Street, Dallas, TX
tues-sat, 11a - 6p, open until 8p on thursdays
tel: 214.741.1075

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jessica McCambly at IGLOO

Jessica McCambly's latest exhibition "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" just opened at IGLOO in Portland, Oregon. Jessica continues to create work based on her observations of the ephemeral, rhythmic instances of waves crashing on the beach. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And/Or Gallery Show #19: Lily Hanson

Paul was kind enough to send some reproductions of Lily's work from her latest exhibition at And/OR.

kirsten's favorite, 2008
acrylic on cut paper
18.5 x 23 inches

the top right corner of the ceiling in my room, 2008
acrylic on cut paper
17.25 x 16.5 inches

it could also be different, 2008
fabric, food, rope, wire, ink, foam
22 x 21.5 x 3.5 inches
( My favorite in the show )

naturally, it doesn't do to be fussy, 2008
fabric, wood, ink, foam
14 x 17 x 2.5 inches

Sunday, November 2, 2008