Edith Baumann•Darcy Huebler•Aaron Parazette•John Pomara Fran Colpitt, curator May 20 - June 25, 2011, Inman Annex 3917 Main St
Closing reception and gallery talk with Skin Freak artists and curator: Saturday June 25, 4:00pm
Left to right: John Pomara, Aaron Parazette, Edith Baumann, Aaron Parazette
Skin Freak was organized by Frances Colpitt, Deedie Rose Chair of Art History, for the TCU Galleries in Fort Worth. The exhibition includes several paintings by each of the four artists: Edith Baumann (Santa Monica, CA); Darcy Huebler (Valencia, CA); Aaron Parazette (Houston, TX), and John Pomara (Dallas, TX).
Skin Freak is the final show for Inman Annex, at 3917 Main Street. A catalogue with essay by curator Fran Colpitt accompanies the exhibition.
Derived from a term coined by the critic Al Brunelle and referring to the tactile and seductive surfaces of abstract paintings in the 1960s, "Skin Freak" draws attention to the distinct physical presences of the paintings in the exhibition: the scale, heft, shape, and emotional tenor and weight of each. With elegantly refined textures, carefully honed shapes, and inventive color palettes, each artist crafts a uniquely seductive surface through the thoughtful application of paint - hand-ground pigment, acrylic, or enamel - on a variety of supports, including canvas, plywood, and aluminum. "Skin Freak" encourages viewers to experience paintings as visceral material phenomena, rather than "images" without material dimension.
The exhibition will be on view through Saturday June 25th.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, for me, I helped Tracy pack up his studio for the long trip to his new home in Atlanta, Georgia. I took a few photos with my cell phone around Tracy's studio.
I had the opportunity to meet and work with several people that were dedicated to helping Tracy and Victora in their new adventure. Colleen Dean and her teenagers, Kim Alexander, Ron Seibler (wow Ron did the lion's share of the work), Mike Westfried, and several others that I did not get (or remember) their names.
Stopped by Barry Whistler Gallery on Friday 6/10 to see the XXV exhibition for a second time. Since 1993 Barry has introduced me to the best of the Texas art scene. I haven't missed one anniversary exhibition V, X, XV, XX and now XXV.
Paintings by John Pomara and Mark Williams.
Works by Terrell James, Adam Raymont, Toni Laselle and John Wilcox.
From top: Helen Altman, Niagra, water fountain, cast resin and miscellaneous objects Jaume Plensa, Crown Fountain Public Art Video Installation Bruce Nauman, 3 Heads Fountains; "3 Andrews" and "Juliet, Andrew, Rinde", epoxy resin and fiberglass heads wired together
Dallas-based Plush Gallery opens the first in a series of pop-up shows to take place this summer in Santa Fe.
Plush Gallery (@ Retropets Gallery location).
621 Old Santa Fe Trail / Suite 10 / Santa Fe NM 87505
gallery hours M-F 12-5 pm / telephone: 505-577-9008
(next to Mellow Velo)
Plush Gallery will present an installation of small sculptural and works on paper by Celia Eberle, the well known mid-career Texas artist. Eberle is a 2011 nominee for the Arthouse Texas Prize, a 2010 featured artist in the book, Texas Artists Today, published by Marquand Books, a 2007 resident at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a 2002 Dozier Travel Grant awardee from the Dallas Museum of Art. She is the veteran of numerous solo and group exhibitions, including most recently, "Beasts and Bunnies" (2011) at the MAC, Dallas; Texas Biennial (2009) at Women and Their Work, Austin; "Survey of Texas Art and Artists" (2007) at the Wichita Falls Museum; and "New Embroidery" (2006) Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon.
carved coral, tar, pearls
In the words of the artist: "I have long been concerned with the changeless aspects of the human condition. There is a pattern to human affairs which we consistently choose to ignore. The persistence of human needs and desires is reflected in the persistence of myth, religion and philosophy. This is related to the continuing appeal of certain images and ideas. I copy or adapt these images and ideas in an effort to emphasize my concern over our inability to recognize the historic and natural cycles that ensnare us, despite our wealth of knowledge. Our technology may evolve, our institutions may change, but it seems we cannot change ourselves. With the use of traditional materials I intend to bring forward imagery and ideas that are analogous to current experience. I intend these artifacts to reflect and emphasize this condition of recycled experience."
A group exhibition will also be on view, including work by Dallas abstract painter Brian Ryden, Nashville photographer Kat Ryals, and Española, New Mexico mixed media artist Ben Utigard.
The exhibition will be on view through July 1st. For more information, contact gallery owner/director Randall Garrett at 505-577-9008.