Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Revisiting And/Or Show #13

In December 2007 I visited And/Or Gallery's Show 13 where I saw Lauren Gray's work for the first time. This particular work has stuck with me since.

untitled, 2007
Polaroid photographs
4 x 3.5 inches each

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Available Insights" @ MFA

Mighty Fine Arts presents "Available Insights" featuring new work by Adriana Martinez and Katie Gelinas. This show opens Saturday January 29 and will run till Sunday February 20.

Adriana Martinez "Yo Siento, Yo Creo", 10 7/8x 13 7/8
mixed media

The work of Adriana Martinez offers a compelling respite from the chronic assault of media saturated life. The constant insistence to satisfy our urges and impulses numbs our appreciation to the contemplative moments that lend poetry to life. Ms.Martinez creates pieces that evoke a meditative radiance that is meant to enhance our sense of quietude.

Katie Gelinas, "Passing Through", 15x18
acrylic on paper

The paintings of Katie Gelinas are steeped in surrealist tradition and visual tropes. Her imaginative renderings invoke the spirit of Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington but she shares with Ms.Martinez an inclination towards transcendence. Her images are steeped in a visionary spirit and sincerity that runs counter to the prevailing notions of irony and cynicism.

Mighty Fine Arts is located at 419 N.Tyler between 8th and Davis in the Historic North Oak Cliff Neighborhood of Dallas and Gallery hours are 12-5pm Sat. and Sun. or by appointment: 214-942-5241. For more info:

Monday, January 24, 2011

CJ Davis @ Plush

CJ Davis' latest works are included in the latest group exhibition at Plush Gallery entitled Slow Cheetah. CJ has made major leaps in his work as he continues his investigation in materials.

Spires installation, 2011, resin, wax, foam cast objects w/shelving

unlimited edition (each unique) dimensions variable

Wood Spire 1, 2011, solid resin on wax and foam base, edition of 3 w/solid hydrocal prototype

Cage, 2011, solid resin

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

- slow cheetah -

Plush Gallery
CJ Davis, Kat Ryals, Brian Ryden
January 22 - February 19, 2011

opening reception Jan 22 6 - 9pm

CJ Davis

Bernardo Cantu

Interdimensional Relics From the Barrio 2 at 500X in Dallas.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

500X opening

Attended the opening reception for "Imprints: Three Generations of 500X" curated by Leslie Murrell on January 15th.
Natalie Macellaio, a memory, 2011. dimensions variable, nickel silver

Very impressive work by Natalie Macellaio was both Stacey's and my favorite art for all the exhibitions that opened tonight at 500X.

Tom Orr, "Fatboy", 1978 and "Fingerprint Series #3", 2006

Vance Wingate, Compositions, 2010, graphite on coated paper

Love and Hares opening reception

Stacey and I attended the Tom and Judy Show exhibition entitled "Love and Hares" at Bows and Arrows on Greenville Ave. Tom and Judy know how to put together a fun show with fun and serious work.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Atomic Post Cards

by Scott Winterrowd

Love and Hares

The Tom and Judy Show
opening reception Saturday, January 15th from 6 pm until 9pm

bows and arrows
1927 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX

"Dueling Hares", 2010. fabric, yarn and sewing needles, 18x24

The Tom and Judy Show is a new collaboration between artists Judy Vetter and Tom Sale - both household names in the Dallas art world. Judy Vetter is the proprietress of her eponymous production studio Judy Vetter Quilts. Almost 5 years ago, she hired Tom Sale to assist her one day a week. He quickly (or so he says) learned the ropes of cutting and sorting fabric squares, but when Judy's back was turned, he was more likely than not drawing raw chickens or digging out miniscule fabric scraps covered in coffee grounds from the trash bin. Thus, an unlikely marriage of craft and trash was born."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beasts and Bunnies - opening reception

Attended Beasts and Bunnies opening reception on Saturday, January 8th. I have been looking forward to this exhibition for several months and it did not disappoint. The artists gave a short introduction prior to opening the main exhibition space.

Collaborative installation by Altman, Bagley, Eberle and Meehan.

Transbunny by Celia Eberle and Molly by Margaret Meehan.

Detail of Helen Altman's Goldfish.