Saturday, June 30, 2012

Arthur Peña @ Oliver Francis Gallery

Oliver Francis Gallery is sprinting miles ahead in the Dallas Art scene.  I hope Kevin continues to raise the bar which is sorely needed in Dallas.

The lastest exhibition, I can't even make every single exhibition, is "ever / always / elsewhere" by Arthur Peña .  Peña  is a recent grad of RISD.

ERWIN WURM Beauty Business

Stopped by the Dallas Contemporary today to see Erwin Wurm exhibition/installation.  I continue to encounter great exhibitions at the Contemporary.  This one does not disappoint. 

Exhibitions turn through August 18th so make time to see this exhibition.

161 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 USA +214 821 2522
always free
Tuesday - Saturday
11.00 am - 6.00 pm

12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

First Thursday of the month open until 8.00 pm

John-Paul Philippe

"Hill Work", Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings by John-Paul Philippe at Barry Whistler Gallery.   

My two favorites were Dauber and Bird Perch -

"Dauber", 2010, emulsified gouache on linen mounted on panel, 16x16 inches

"Bird Perch", 2010, steel, 17 x 20.5 x 7.5

John Wilcox

Stopped by Barry Whistler Gallery today and saw this wonderful painting by John Wilcox.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tracy Hicks Atlanta home

Tracy Hicks' Atlanta, George home.  I miss Tracy in Dallas.

dinning room work table (photo by Tracy Hicks)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Marc Swanson @ Inman Gallery

"Untitled (Wall Hanging Shirt and Chains)", 2011, cotton t-shirts, latex, thread, chains
"Antler Pile", 2012, crystals, antlers, adhesive

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CAM and The Menil

'The Manila Palm' by Mel Chin, 1978

 The Menil
Jim Love

 The Menil
Tony Smith

The Menil
Michael Heizer

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Reverses Wiped Away

New work by David Aylsworth at Inman Gallery.  This body of work is my favorite by David Aylsworth so far.  I have liked his work since the mid 90's and this is, to me, his best.  The white paintings.  The paintings were lumpy and covered his normal patterns underneath white paint.  This is an exhibition not to be missed.

Moliere and Keats are Enraged and Engaged in a Row, 2010, oil on canvas, 60x98
Down and Down I Go, 2011, 36x40
Bridges All Were Crossed, 2012, 23x23
Boring From Within, 2012, 14x30
Nightingale Without, 2012, 12x16

My favorite painting, "Indubitably", is reproduced on the Glasstire review of David's exhibition.

David Aylsworth: The Reverses Wiped Away
May 25 - July 7, 2012
Inman Gallery
3901 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
phone: 713-526-7800
tu-sa 11-6

Jason Villegas studio visit

My friend, Michael, and I visited with Jason Villegas Saturday morning.  Jason is a bright young artist whose STAR should be on the rise.  His work is unique, smart, and likable. 

Michael Wynne and Jason Villegas 

Various completed and in process works in Jason's studio. 

A wonderful sculpture. 


Frank X Tolbert and Ann Stautberg studio visit

Michael Wynne and I visited with Frank X. Tolbert and his wife Ann Stautberg on Friday, June 15th.  A wonderful bungelow in the Houston Heights area.  The 2 story studios were behind the house - Frank's down and Ann's up. 

I can't wait to vist Frank and Ann again! 

Frank's studio shots: 

 Frank, Michael and Ann

Michael and Frank in Ann's studio.  Ann had several photos in progress for a proposal, so I am not posting her studio photos right now.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jeff Gibbons @ Oliver Francis Gallery

Dick Higgins Gallery inside Oliver Francis Gallery

Got a chance to see the DB12 exhibition in Oliver Francis Gallery's Dick Higgins Gallery (that's correct) at Jeff Gibbons' opening tonight.  Not sure how long this exhibition will be up.  However, it was nice to see another installation by Stephen Lapthisophon and others' that I am not familiar with. 

 Dick Higgins Gallery

 LtoR: Stephen Lapthisophon "Offal", Artur Barrio "Meat Skirting Boards", Michael Vorfeld untitled portrait

 One of my favorites Petra Cortright "Footvball Faerie", 2009 video

Sharon Ya'ari "Frame Loops", video