Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ron Hoover Retrospective

The staff of the Art Car Museum is presently compiling a list of paintings to be included in an exhibition of work by Houston artist Ron Hoover who passed away recently. Many collectors have already come forward offering to loan their pieces for the show which will likely take place near the end of this year. If you have one of Ron's works and would be willing to loan it to the museum for this exhibition, or if you know someone who has a Ron Hoover in their collection, please contact the Art Car Museum at 713.861-5526 or via email at info@artcarmuseum.com. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Jim Hatchett
Art Car Museum

Ron Hoover, "Will Shell Oil Co. Do In Iraq, What Shell Oil Co. Has Done in Nigeria?", April 2003, Watercolor on paper, 8"x5"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sterling Allen: The ABC Project

Fresh from its cubicle at the Volta art fair in New York, Art Palace brings Sterling Allen's ABC Project to Optical Project's cubicle in Houston. It's a simple triple-encryption: 26 sculptures encode a creepy-cute alphabet, from which Allen is generating a six-painting phrase that will read: 'big fjords vex quick waltz nymph,' which will include every letter. How Allen gets from here to there is all the fun."

Sterling Allen: The ABC Project
Optical Project
Opens Saturday, Apr. 25, 6-8 pm
Through May 24.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bill's Junk Shop

Stopped by Bill Davenport and Francesca Fuchs new home and studios in the Heights. Bill and Francesca both have large studios. Francesca's new studio can now accommodate her large scale paintings (sometimes 17 feet wide).

Bill's studio currently includes "Bill's Junk Shop" an installation of items too precious to throw away.

Bill Davenport's painted rock.

Bill's studio workshop.
We had lots of challenges this trip with the flooding in Houston and I forgot to take a picture of Allison Wiese's installation at Optical Project.

Moody Gallery

Dropped by Moody Gallery, while raging rains fell in Houston, to visit Pat Colville's "Ways and Means" exhibition in the main gallery.

There was a gallery artists group show in the back galleries that included Jim Love, Lisa Ludwig, and Helen Altman (all pictured below) and others. I would have loved to have taken the Jim Love sculpture home with me ($25,000) but couldn't do it this trip.

Jim Love sculpture

Lisa Ludwig's bronze mushrooms

Helen Altman's wire birds

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spotted Deer @ The Grace Museum

The Grace Museum is proud to present Helen Altman: Spotted Deer.

This exclusvie exhibition features the artists most recent torch drawings, hand woven wire birds and printed blankets inspired by the fragility of nature. Altman's statement, "It is a happy moment for me when I can create objects that are simultaneously convincing and yet blatantly absurd in their obvious artificiality" supports her signature combination of masterful technique and common place materials. The exhibition affords a view of the balance of nature as fragile and impermanent and yet well worth our effort to nurture and preserve.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: 325-673-4587
Email: info@thegracemuseum.org

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brad Tucker

I have been thinking about Brad's work a lot lately. I am hopeful that he will show in the Dallas area again someday.

I miss Angstrom Gallery and the exhibitions that pushed the envelope in the 90's with exhibitions that featured Bill Davenport, Hills Snyder, Robyn O'Neil, Ludwig Schwartz, and so many others.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

LISD High School Exhibition

Stopped by VAL to see the LISD High School Exhibition - awsome work! by teenagers from Lewisville, Hebron, The Colony, and Flower Mound High Schools.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rimer Cardillo and Darryl Lauster at UTA

Rimer Cardillo / Darryl Lauster
March 23 – April 25, 2009
Reception: Friday, April 3, 6 – 8:30 PM
with a brief gallery talk by the artists beginning at 6:30 PM

The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring Rimer Cardillo, and Darryl Lauster. Rimer Cardillo is a Uruguayan-born, New York-based printmaker whose work addresses the themes of memory, artifact and the impact of the human footprint on nature. Darryl Lauster, a recent addition to the art & art history sculpture faculty at UTA, creates and displays artifacts from pseudo-archeological sites to question the meaning of objects and their validity as signifiers of past cultures.

Rimer Cardillo, Duck with Bones, 1991-93,
Photo-silkscreen on paper, sheet 33 x 48 1/4 inches, image 24 x 36 inches

Darryl Lauster, Details from Merchantville Archaeological Research Site (M.A.R.S.)
Cache, 2007, Stoneware and tin, Dimensions variable

In association with the exhibition, the artists will discuss their work in illustrated, hour-long presentations beginning at 12:30 PM. Cardillo will speak on Thursday, April 2 in the Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 148 and Lauster will talk on Wednesday, April 15 in Room 2102A in the Fine Arts Building.The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is in room 169, Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. For more information, contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dallas Pottery Invitional

Dallas Pottery Invitational April 3-5 2009
This year’s Dallas Pottery Invitational at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in Dallas at South Side on Lamar.