Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lady Comix Art @ Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Texas

 Webb Gallery store front.

Lots of zines by most of the artists included in the exhibition

Ester Pearl Watson, "Beer Can Hunting", graphite on food packaging cardboad

Overall, this was my favorite work.  Altered polariods by JJ Stratford documenting the trip from LA to Waxahachie.  She plans to document the trip back to LA. 

I liked this series of work by Philadelphia artist Martha Rich.  This was not part of the Lady Comix Art however Martha latest work was included in the exhibition.


Visited DEMOLICIOUS  - (from Glasstire: A one-night amalgam of the colorful and kitsch vs the foreboding and apocalyptic, set in a house slated for demolition at 7030 Fisher Rd, Dallas. Playful kittens will be dressed in drag, plastic toys melted and transformed, all under the auspices of the Mckinney Avenue Contemporary. It’s a Crash Collective production, featuring contributions from Mary Benedicto, Courtney Brown, Ashley Bryan, Paul Bryan, Chandra Bun , Dwayne Carter, Val Curry, Sam England, Jason Flowers, Eric de Llamas, Jeff Parrott, and Josh Poole.)

Mary Benedicto

Jeff Parrott

Rachel Lee Stephens

Eric de Llamas

From my favorite installation:  Ashley Bryan 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lady Comix Art and Table Scrappin' exhibitions

Lady Comix Art - Super Secret Crush

curated by Esther Pearl Watson
This exhibit features the work of 22 great lady artists who work in the comic book world. The exhibit features artwork and comics by the artists.
Georganne Deen,  Megan Whitmarsh, Martha Rich, Dame Darcy, Nina Frenkel, Ayumi Piland, Mimi Pond, Jackie Dunn Smith, Lorna Leedy, Vanessa Davis,  Gabrielle Bell, Hellen Jo, Esther Pearl Watson, Pacolli, Tasha Kusama, Saejean O, Nora Krug, Katherine Guillen, Aya Kakeda, JJ Stratford, Rachell Sumpter, Aiyana Udesen, Prudence Fenton, Bubbles the artist (courtesy of Allie Willis)

upstairs gallery: table scrappin with Chuck & George
July - 30 - September 18, 2011

Webb Gallery Waxahachie

opening party - Saturday July 30th 8-10
with music by DJ wild in the streets

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Helen Altman at Talley Dunn Gallery

Stacey and I stopped by Talley Dunn on Saturday July 9th to see Helen's lastest exhibition.  The torch drawing installation was wonderful.  It was not overwhelming and we enjoyed standing back from the work and trying to not miss a single drawing.   Stacey likes the owls, I like 2 large deer drawings and we both liked the jack rabbits.

In the foyer for the small gallery where the torch drawings are installed were a handful of wire birds and set of paintings of trees on paper. 

Friday, July 1, 2011



JULY 9 - AUGUST 6, 2011

Moody Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Beautiful Son, featuring new work by Lawrence Lee. This marks Lee's first solo exhibition with Moody Gallery and is in conjunction with the 2011 ArtHouston event. Beautiful Son consists of nearly twenty drawings ranging in size from four feet square to eighteen inches square, which are made with gouache and ink on tea-stained paper. Lee states, "Currently, the work follows the story of a kidnapped prince who is made the slave of a wealthy family. But metaphorically, it is a story about perceived truth and about self-compared to actual truth. So the characters represent what we think about ourselves and what we internalize as truth about ourselves and juxtaposes that to who we really are and were meant to be and how so few know this truth. I have a lot fun of creating peripheral characters and tangent stories and its fun creating creatures and worlds in which I can inject recognizable objects and situations as well as the strange and very exotic. I am constantly scanning the airwaves of my life in search of interesting thoughts and moments I can weave into my ever-growing narrative".

Steve Carter, of Modern Luxury Dallas Magazine writes "Lawrence Lee's drawings inspire an American revelation...Lee creates an alternate universe populated with racial archetypes, icons and grotesques, as well as an ark's-worth of animals, foreign, domestic and fantastic."

Coast Magazine, based in Santa Ana, California describes Lee's work as "...a carnival-like swirl of vivid visual imagery, toned in hues of days gone past and reminiscent of the subconscious world of fantasies and dreams."

Lawrence Lee received his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Rohrer Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California in 2008 as well as Clementine Gallery, New York, New York, who also included his work in the NADA Art Fair, both in 2007. He is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas and has had three exhibitions with the gallery since 2006. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY; Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; Plush Gallery, Dallas, Texas; and the University of Arkansas Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas. Lee's work is also part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Beautiful Son will be on view at Moody Gallery from July 9 through August 6, 2011. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 9 from 6-8 pm.

MOODY GALLERY 2815 Colquitt Houston, TX 77098
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10:30-5:00, Sat 11:00-5:00