Saturday, January 12, 2013

CROSS TALK at Circuit 12

CROSS TALK: an exhibition featuring works by Sterling Allen and Brad Tucker curated by Nathan Green at Circuit 12 Contemporary
12 January 2013 - 20 February 2013.

My first visit to Circuit 12 and was surprised that I was completely unaware of this gallery.  It is a nice space.  I know over the years I have narrowed my focus to artists I respond to and have followed for many years.  It was Brad Tucker's work that brought me to Circuit 12.  Brad's work which has been a favorite of mine since first seeing his work in 1998. 

According to Circuit 12's website this was the first iteration of Regional Quarterly, a new program implemented that will place emphasis on the works and concepts of Texas based artists, curators, and collectives.

Regional Quarterly will happen 3-4 times per year beginning January 12th, 2013. The gallery and will bring together contemporary artists and visionaries throughout the state of Texas to share concepts and dialog with the Dallas market place, providing a platform for regional artists to expose their works and network with other Texas based creatives.

Installation of work from 2002 through 2012

"Odyssey", 2002, acrylic and plastic on wood

"Snake Runs", 2010, acrylic on wood

"Hopscotch", 2012, acrylic and fabric on wood, foam

"Strands", 2012, acrylic on wood

LtoR: "Downtown", 2012, acrylic, enamel, ink, gesso on canvas
"Suspenders", 2004, acrylic on wood
"Sack", 2012, fabric, acrylic, enamel on wood

"3 Clouds", 2001, acrylic on wood

"Helmet" and "Canal", 2012, acrylic and fabric on wood

Brad Tucker lives and works in Austin, TX.  He earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1991 and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, in 2009. From 1999-2000 he was an artist resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Tucker has exhibited and performed internationally for the past fourteen years, including solo exhibitions at Inman Gallery (2009, 2008, 2003, and 2001), Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles (2004), The Suburban, Oak Park, IL (2002), and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY (2002). His recent and notable group exhibitions, include More Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2009), The Fuzzy Set, LAThe Fuzzy Set, LA >< ART, Los Angeles, CA (2009), Drive Friendly, Ibid Gallery, London, UK (2005), and Treble, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY (2004).
For more info on the artists, curators or the Regional Quarterly program, please contact the gallery directors at

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