Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brad Tucker at the Old Jail Art Center

Took a Saturday afternoon trip to Albany, Texas to see Brad Tucker's latest installation as part of the Cell Series at the Old Jail Art Center.    
The Cell Series is a wonderful series of exhibitions curated by Pat Kelly that focuses on emerging and established Texas artists.  I wish Albany was a hundred miles closer to Dallas.

For Brad's site specific installation in two almost identical jail cells he built the work based on his recent adventure in Real Estate.  The separate installations nearly mirror each other and magnify the differences resulting in contemplation and satisfaction.

The first Installation you encounter as you climb the stairs into the 2nd floor cells.
Left to Right: Receiver, Broadbands, Hashmack Tray, Transmitter.
All 2013, acrylic and enamel on wood 

Entering through heavy iron doors across from the 1st cell is Brad's 2nd almost identical installation.
L to R: Dim Widths, Ham Shack, Butter Dish
All 2013, acrylic and enamel on wood


Cell Series:
Brad Tucker
TV Dinner Commercial Break

The Old Jail Art Center
201 South Second Street
Albany, TX 76430

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I was visiting a friend  recently and pleasantly surprised to see this small gem.  I knew instantly who made it, however I still asked for confirmation.  Then I asked if I could take a photo. 
"Destiny", 2007, 4x4x5 inches, alabaster malachite and marble.
The Carter Wynne Collection
Her work resonates and sometimes never leaves.  I believe she wouldn’t have it any other way.   She does what every attentive art patron wants – she is serious about her work, she takes risks, uses unconventional materials, pushes herself to create the best and smartest work possible.   If you are not familiar with her work just google “Celia Eberle”.   RR

Sunday, June 9, 2013

clear view

photos from Helen Altman's latest exhibition at Talley Dunn Gallery.

Latest installation of wire birds.  Helen has started using manzanita branches for perches.

Coconut Palm, 2013, acrylic on paper, 42 x 29 3/4 inches

Coyote Looking Back, 2013, torch drawing on paper, 30 x 22 1/2

Helen Altman: clear view
June 8 - July 27, 2013
Talley Dunn Gallery

Chances Are

Photos from Jeff Gibbons latest exhibition at Oliver Francis Gallery.

CHEE$E, Freezer, mild curd (fresh made 5/14/2013), stool, wood, strap, thermostat bypass, cheese cloth, acrylic

Chances Are, sausage, bun, acrylic, vibrational motor, springs, steel, wood, timer

L: Intermission, the movie "Gone with the Wind" compressed into a single photograph
R: Mirror, televisions, camera

Jeff Gibbons
"Chances Are"
May 18-June 22, 2013