Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bill Haveron: Baptism by Fire

Stopped by The MAC to see Baptism by Fire a retrospective exhibition for Bill Haveron.

Der-Der Mystification of the Saboteurs, 2002 and Conformo Piglets, 1975 

Two Tourniquets For A Prothesis, 2005 and What's Wrong Thanatos? Got Lead In Your Ass? Guts Fall In The Chit'lin' Pot? Tardy With The Requiem For Oedipus?, 1998 

Bill Haveron
Baptism by Fire
The MAC - Large Gallery
February 25 - March 31

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kevin Ruben Jacobs performing CJ Davis' "Grandson", 2012 at Plush Gallery

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A New Kissed Out Red Float Boat

new work by CJ Davis at Plush Gallery.

Plush Gallery 

 CJ has done it again,  he has created a complete new body of work in new media for his latest exhibition at Plush Gallery.   CJ seems to be having a great time making his art and it shows in his latest work.  The gallery was packed most of the evening including his family which flew in for the opening from South Carolina.  Kevin Ruben Jacobs (Oliver Francis Gallery) performed on the hour for one minute (6, 7, 8 and 9pm) for the duration of the opening reception.  Kevin peformed "Grandson" for CJ's mother.

CJ with "A Kissed Out Red Float Boat", 2012

Plush Gallery
February 18 - March 24, 2012
918 Dragon Street • Dallas TX 75207 • 214-915-0925 •

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


These are some of the sculptures that reside beyond the sculpture garden at the Old Jail Art Center.

Charles T. Williams @ the entrance to the Sculpture Garden 

Carlos Carulo (Argentina/American) 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bill Davenport @ The Old Jail Art Center

After a 3-hour trip from Dallas we finally made it to the Old Jail Art Center for Bill Davenport's Junk Store installation.  This is now my 5th version of Bill's Junk Shop installation I have seen and this was the most sparely filled space of any.  And that was not bad.  This installation featured more of Bill's work than the previous versions.  This of course was obvious to me since I have been following Bill's work since the early 90's.  This junk store version included a mini retrospective of Bill's work.  Pieces from most  phases of Bill's career were included.  I was thrilled...Yes I had to take some work with me, however it was kind of sad that the work will evolve over the 3 month exhibition period - That is because I can't see how the exhibition will evolve over time. 

 "Old Junk Art Center" Bill Davenport.  Bill hot glued styrofoam letter cutouts to the facade of the Old Art Jail Center.
 Bill ringing up sales

Installation photos of Bill's Junk Shop.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Trip to Albany, Texas

Took a trip to Albany, Texas to attend Bill Davenport's exhibition at the Old Jail Art Center.  Along the way and in town I took time to take photos of the buildings.  Unlike what this pictures may portray, Albany is a beautiful small town that supports Texas artists in a BIG or bigger way than any major city in Texas does. 

In the "Middle of Nowhere" we came across this small abandoned gas station that we had to stop at.

Shackelford County Courthouse 

Small abandoned or never finished small house just a few blocks from town  -  Beautiful!