Monday, December 28, 2009

Ron Hoover - Art Car Museum


Opens Saturday January 9, 2010 from 7-10pm

Ron Hoover was one of the most gifted artists of his generation and one of the few painters in Houston, Texas to achieve an original style. His death in 2008 was a terrible loss to the Houston community. Hoover was a man with a mission. His abstract paintings and drawings expose little known hypocrisies and injustices that were instigated by government and big business. In many cases, Hoover was ahead of the press and painted about these issues before the general public was aware. Hoover was opinionated, would get in your face and challenge you and it was this passion that showed in his work and made it so strong. Hoover’s Everything’s Included series involves the excesses of home builders and developers and his SUV series depicts the SUV purchaser as irresponsible gasoline/ fossil fuel consumers. Our goal for this exhibition is to reveal Ron Hoover’s importance as a great painter and major figure in American art of the twentieth century.

Exhibit will be on view through March 5, 2010

David Bates since 1982 @ the AMOA

David Bates since 1982: From the Everyday to the Epic opens with the wit and honesty of Bates' early narrative paintings. His stunning landscapes and still lives are an inventive synthesis of approaches from sources as diverse as folk art and modern masters. The bold recent work confronts personal loss and the human toll of Hurricane Katrina.
Austin Museum of Art -Downtown

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pinky+ installation

“Pinky Diablo works along with one candy topped donut by Franco Mondini-Ruiz”

Lisa Ludwig at Moody Gallery

Lisa Ludwig
December 5, 2009 - January 9, 2010

untitled, 2009cast bronze, unique (13 parts) 4" x 19 3/4" x 1 1/2" installed

TEL 713-526-9911

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Susan Giller @ VAL

To cap off Saturday was the opening reception for Susan Giller's thought provoking and, to some frustrating, exquisite work. The exhibition at VAL titled "You and Me and Everybody We Know" is not for the faint hearted nor those looking for work to hang on their refrigerator.

“Gardening is My Hobby”

“Deborah Ballard and Susan Giller”

“VAL's Front Gallery”

“Raul Flores and Bruce Schiefelbein”

Tom and Judy Show

On December 5th, we stopped by Judy Vetter's studio in the Goodyear Building near Fair Park to "participate" in the latest from Tom Sale and Judy Vetter.

Tom Sale (a.k.a. Pinky Diablo) and Judy Vetter

Probably my favorite Tom and Judy work.

Vernon Fisher: Dead Reckoning

On December 5th, Stacey and I stopped by the Dallas Contemporary on Swiss Avenue to see the last exhibition at this space. I have been familiar with Vernon's work for many years and my first gallery experience in Dallas was a Vernon Fisher installation at Barry Whistler Gallery, I believe in 1994 or 1995. I was thrilled to see "To Hundred Numbered Rectangles" in person.

Vernon Fisher: Dead Reckoning

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rock Paper Scissors 2

ONCE AGAIN, Susan Giller hosts a sale of affordable art and decorative items by 6 Dallas artists. Drop by this Open House art sale to find gifts for the holidays in the intimacy of her White Rock Lake home studio.

Sunday, December 13
11:00am to 6:00pm
8239 Barbaree Blvd
Dallas, TX 75228
(east of White Rock Lake between Garland & Ferguson Roads, and between Highland & St. Francis)

Susan Giller Sculpture & drawings

Charlotte Lindsey Handmade jewelry

Rebecca Swann Fine metal art jewelry, flatware and sculpture

Alison Starr Recycled plastic sculpture & functional items

Larry Enge & James Michael Starr Vintage prints, framed & unframed