Friday, May 22, 2009

CADD: Architectonic

CADD, the last stop of the day. The exhibition Architectonic featured the work of Stephen Lapthisophon, Daniel Joglar, Lily Hanson, Brian Fridge, Joan Winter, Daniel Mirer, Annette Lawrence, Pancho Luna, Carolina Sardi, and Jay Shinn.

Daniel Joglar, "AND Remixed", 2009, courtesy of PanAmerican ArtProjects.

Stephen Lapthisophon, "Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas", 2009, courtesy of Conduit Gallery

Richie Budd: "Whiteout" and "Fast Phobia Curing", both 2008 courtesy of Road Agent Gallery.

"Lily Hanson, "Soft Stone 3012", 2009, courtesy of And/Or Gallery :(

Lily Hanson and Joan Winter (Holly Johnson Gallery)

Thank you Anne!

The Public Trust

Barry Whistler Gallery: The Beat Goes On

My 3rd stop today was at one of may favorite galleries. Barry Whistler featured work of Southern California artists since 1965. Barry consistently puts on the strongest exhibitions of all the Dallas and possibility Texas galleries. This exhibition did not disappoint.

Guy de Cointet, "Dessert", 2006, cardboard and paint, "The Marriage of Electricity and Magnetism, 1971, ink on paper

Robert Wilhite, a new favorite of mine - "Briefcase Nuke", 2009, leather and lacquer on wood.

Works by Larry Bell, Ed Ruscha, and Wallace Berman

Chris Burden, "Lucky Sub", 1987, prototype for "All the Submarines of the United States of America", cardboard, vinyl thread

Pan American

2nd stop today was at Pan American Gallery. I had no clue what was showing. This exhibition featured the work of Maysey Craddock & Faith Gay. The gallery was in disarray as usual. This was the same as I found it on my first visit a few months earlier. Oh well, this did not distract from the wonderful work of Maysey Craddock, if anything you should stop by maneuver around the space to see her work.

HCG Gallery: Dick Wray and Martin Delabano

My first stop on Friday May 22nd was the highly anticipated exhibition of Dick Wray's work at the HCG Gallery in the Design District. Somewhat of an retrospective, but not really. Also, exhibiting was Martin Delabano. There were a couple of disappointing aspects of this exhibition. Wray's smaller works, some as strong as the larger ones, were hung in a group thus diminishing the strong effect of his work. The other, far too many works by Delabano in the closet space. The label effect was awful with no checklist to take notes or take home. Also disappointing, but no fault of the gallery was a review in "The Magazine" by CT, it's a shame that she did not do her homework before reviewing the show. I think she just glanced at the catalogs in the gallery to make her assessment. Anyway, Dick glad to see your work again!

Grouping of small works by Dick Wray

Martin Delabano's work in the closet space.

Artist Boat

Please take time to visit the Artist Boat non-profit organization in Galveston.

Artist Boat was founded as a non-profit organization in 2003. The members of the all-volunteer board of directors were carefully selected and asked to serve based on their background, expertise, and their common interests and dedication to the betterment of the environment and the arts. Artist Boat has grown and developed consistently since that time, and has remained dedicated and true to its stated mission.

Karla Klay, Executive Director
Artist Boat
2415 Avenue K
Galveston, Texas 77550
cell 713-569-0722

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mark Williams

Mark Williams, photo from his website.

I visited Mark Williams' exhibition in 2007 at Barry Whistler Gallery which I thought was one of the best exhibitions I had seen in a while.

Barry Whistler Gallery

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Brad Tucker website

I was thrilled to receive an e-mail today with a link to Brad Tucker's new website. Here are a few jpgs from the site. I first saw Brad's work at Angstrom Gallery in 1999 and then had an opportunity to visit with Brad in his studio at the Glassell, I think in 2001. I enjoy his work very much - just wish we could see more of it in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

White Clouds installation at Inman Gallery "Drum Solos" exhibition in 2001

Early stained canvas - love this!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston

Unlike my trip to Houston about 4 weeks ago, the weather was sunny and steamy, we stopped by the CAM to catch the "No Zoning" exhibition which included one of my favorite artists, Bill Davenport. The street front portion of Bill's studio, which opened as "Bill's Junk Shop" last November, was recreated in the CAM.

Jim Pirtle's ghost bar and George Hixson's photographs

Bill Davenport "Bill's Junk" and Dan Havel & Dean Ruck "Give and Take"

Interior view of "Bill's Junk" installation

Bill Davenport

Thursday, May 7, 2009

No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston

No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston
Opens Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:00–10:00 PM

Bill's Junk shop under construction at the CAM (photo by the CAM)

Celebrate the opening of No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston featuring work by The Art Guys, Mary Ellen Carroll, Bill Davenport, Ben Tecumseh DeSoto, Sharon Engelstein, The Flower Man (Cleveland Turner), The Fundred Dollar Bill Project (Mel Chin et al.), Andrea Grover, collaborators Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, George Hixson, Lauren Kelley, KnittaPlease (Magda Sayeg et al.), Eric Leshinsky, Lee Littlefield, Benjy Mason and Zach Moser of Workshop Houston, Jim Pirtle, and Nestor Topchy.

Judy Youngblood

May 9 - June 13, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 20096 - 8 p.m.

William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
PHONE: (817) 737-9566,

Ed Blackburn : Glimpse: 1973 to the Present

Ed Blackburn
Glimpse: 1973 to the Present

Painted Magazine: McGovern, 1973, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 62x48"
Horton & Co.
504 West 22nd Street Parlor Level
New York, NY 10011

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Pretty works by Christopher Janney and Chris Garten.

Richard Serra

Stopped by the Modern early Saturday afternoon. Always impressive is Richard Serra's 67 feet 10 inch high cor-ten steel sculpture titled Vortex that he made in 2002 for the opening of the museum. The base is a little over 20 feet wide, and one can walk inside.

Friday, May 1, 2009