Mark Todd, from Webb Gallery site:
Like many kids raised in the 70's, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, it's neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog. He is well known as a teacher, a kickass zine maker, a painter, a illustrator, and all around great guy!!!
Mark Todd: Invaders, acrylic on wood, 24x36 and Strange Space, acrylic on wood, 40x60
Mark Todd: Ghosts, acrylic on wood, 18x12
Mark Todd's work in the main gallery space
Fred Stonehouse. Has exhibited extensively and ...is a professor of art at Univ of Wisconsin. He will be in attendance for the opening and spend some time haunting all of the great antique shops and fleas of the area. (Webb Gallery)
Fred Stonehouse works
Mr. Thynon Sykes is 97. He has done just about every occupation including cook and race car driver. These days due to age and health he can't move about and do like he used to; so he started doing drawings to fill his time. He makes no claims to them being art, but snickers and shines with joy when looking and talking about them. (Webb Gallery)
Thynon Sykes installation
Pack a Wallop
209 W. Franklin Street
April 28 - July 13
opening celebration Sunday, April 28th 4-7pm
with all of the artists and music
by Quintron & Miss Pussycat
#5 stop - Paul Fleming at the most unfriendly gallery in Texas Barbara Davis Gallery followed closely by Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas. I should have skipped this one. I will never step inside this place again.
#6 stop at one of my favorite galleries, Inman Gallery. You can't go wrong here. Robert Ruello was a pleasant surprise and the first time to see Jim Richard's work in person. Not disappointed.
Jim Richard's work at Inman
#7 stop was David Shelton Gallery to see "Style as Substance" exhibiton. It was soso...This gallery gave us the cold shoulder - somewhat surprising and disappointing.
#8 stop Art Palace to see Alissa Blumenthal - a small retrospective. This gallery always has interesting work to see.
#10 stop - Hiram Butler Gallery, my first visit and it was a treat. Mark Fox and Tony Feher in the gallery with Joe Havel in the sculpture garden.
Tony Feher at Hiram Butler
#11 stop - A long time favorite gallery of mine - Betty Moody, the friendlist gallery in Texas representing important artists. Helen Altman (wall) and Lisa Ludwig (table) in the back gallery.
#12 stop - d.m.allison gallery to a disappointing exhibition. The gallery is trying too hard...on many fronts.
#13 stop - McClain Gallery...Eric Fischel - do people buy that stuff? Come on really?? There was a nice group show in the back gallery called "Flowers".
#14 the final stop of the day - The Menil to see the Forrest Bess exhibition. The reason for the trip. Look up Forrest Bess' work you will want to see this exhibition. Knowing the small number of works Bess completed in his lifetime - this may be the last opportunity to see a large number of his work for a long long time.
This trip proved to me that the best art coming out of Texas right now is from North Texas. But I will try again in the fall.
Please visit this website dedicated to John Wilcox. This website is sponsored by The Ioannes* Project. The Project is dedicated to the art and legacy of John Wilcox, a Texas artist whose contemporary, minimalist style was unique and powerful in its depth and simplicity. Wilcox worked primarily with canvases but also produced innumerable works on paper and multimedia. In the wake of his death in June 2012, efforts were begun to catalogue and photograph Wilcox’s rich legacy of work as well as create opportunities for others to see and experience his art. This website is one venue for realizing those efforts. Another is the creation of a space in Dallas, Texas where rotating exhibits of Wilcox’s work will be installed in 2013 and 2014. Each installation will have a special curator. The first installation will be curated by Barry Whistler who represented Wilcox’s work for decades and is the owner of Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas. The second installation will be curated by Richard Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and Co-Director for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at The University of Texas at Dallas. The third installation will be curated by noted fellow Texas artist and friend of Wilcox, James Magee.
Future efforts are being planned including a published work on Wilcox’s art. As projects evolve and the digital archive develops materials and information will be posted on this website.
*Ioannes (pronounced: ee-o-an´-nace) is the ancient Greek for John and is derived from the ancient Hebrew, Jəhôħānān ,which means God is gracious.
Michael Bise at The MAC. I saw this exhibition yesterday - go see this exhibition. There has been much written about Bise and his life, most of it documented in his work. If you want to learn more about this artist and his work check the following links: