Monday, September 19, 2011

World's largest cast iron statue

Vulcan overlooking the city where I was born, Birmingham, Alabama.  Vulcan is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bill Davenport And the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs at the MAC

Arrived at Bill's opening at the MAC as they opened the doors to get a few pictures.   Bill was one of the first artists to show at the MAC when it opened in 1994 and this time he has the large exhibition space to himself.  The 6 pop/kitsch inspired and mostly oversized pieces completely fill the space.   

in the MAC lobby - Swiss Cheese, 2011, polyurethane foam and acrylic paint

LtoR: Strawberry, 2011, painted ferroconcrete. Big Owl, 2011, paper mache over steel. Nopale, 2011, paper mache over steel 

Moldy Cheese, 2011, polyurethane foam and acrylic paint. Stein, 2009, ceramic

Don't miss this opportunity to see Bill's exhibition at The MAC -
September 17- October 22

3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
Gallery and Shop Hours
Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bill Davenport And the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs at the MAC

One of my very favorite artists working today!

Bill Davenport and the Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs

Part roadside attraction, part excavation, Bill Davenport fills the large gallery with specimens unearthed from contemporary mass society. Inspired by Harry Burton’s photographs of the King Tutankamun excavation, the Houston based artist utilizes steel, paper mache and found objects to presume the chaos and mysticism of ordinary man’s treasures.  Exhibition was curated by Charles Dee Mitchell. 

Bill Davenport is a Houston based artist who holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts. He works as a contributing editor for Glasstire and a freelance art critic for the Houston Chronicle. Bill has been exhibited in over 60 exhibitions beginning his career as a resident at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the 1991 Core Fellows Exhibition and most recently at the Inman Gallery in Houston and the Angstrom Gallery in Dallas.

Exhibition opens this coming Saturday at 6pm - Don't Miss It!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Michael Mazurek: Not to Scale, Subject to Change @ Plush Gallery

Corner Relief

Untitled No. 72

Untitled No. 112 (with coffee table and lamp)

M61, photo on paper

Celia Eberle at Plush

Plush Gallery continues to push the envelope, while all other galleries on Dragon play it safe, with the latest exhibition featuring the work of Celia Eberle.

Mine, 2011, sand, coral, gemstones

Bog, 2011, alabaster, petrified wood, wood 

The Furies, 2011, alabaster, agatized coral, found objects 

 Ramparts, 2009, bone mounted on wood
LtoR: Tower, Hovel, 1971, Slag Home, 2009-2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Made in Polaroid at Phillips de Pury Gallery

50 artists were chosen by Polaroid and given a Polaroid GL10 printer with the freedom to create whatever came to mind and to give them a chance to explore the infinite number of ways technology can enable creative expression. The exhibition features a mix of artists which include Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Philip-Lorca diCocia, Norman Jean Roy, Jean Pigozzi, James Franco,Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Chase Jarvis, Marylin Minter, Dabs Myla, and Hilary Pecis.

 Jennifer Juniper Stratford's photographs are part of a new series called BEING which were taken on the UFO road trip across America.

Made in Polaroid opens on September 7 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s gallery at 450 West 15th Street in New York City, with works being auctioned on September 14 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s other gallery location on 450 Park Avenue.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


(+ Michael Mazurek: Not to Scale, Subject to Change)

September 10 - October 8, 2011

opening reception: Saturday 9/10 6-9 pm

Monday, September 5, 2011

SEPT 10 - OCT 15, 2011
Line of Fire, 2011, acrylic on wall, flicker flame bulbs, misc. elements, 119 x 123 x 10
This exhibition follows the exhibition Floater that was on view at Moody Gallery in 2007. The work featured in Half-Life includes a wall installation of torch drawings, tree paintings in acrylic on paper, moving blankets, and burnt dictionary pages that illustrate an array of animals. Also on view is a wall painting of a beaver dam with flicker flame bulbs, as well as snow globes with cast plastic forms of the World Trade Center Towers, and cast plastic goldfish in water. Some of the works included in Half-Life were also on view in the exhibition Tree Line at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont in the spring of 2011.
Helen states- "Many of my works use commonplace materials and objects. I respond to readymade objects that are often discarded or flawed in some obvious way. Alterations in these familiar things elevate them and draw parallels to our own human predicament.

I am also interested in mimics and replicas. It is a happy moment for me when I can create objects that are simultaneously convincing and yet blatantly absurd in their obvious artificiality."

Helen Altman's work has been exhibited in numerous museum exhibitions. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Glassell School of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Grace Museum, Abilene. Selected group exhibitions include the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the Old Jail Art Center, Albany; the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas; and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Half-Life is on view at Moody Gallery from September 10 through October 15, 2011. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 17 from 6-8 pm.

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