Saturday, July 20, 2013

Self Destruction

Stephen Lapthisophon

Stephen Lapthisophon
Self Destruction
Richland College Gallery
July 20 - August 30, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Creating Havoc

First time to stop at Brand 10 in Ft. Worth to see Creating Havoc that included my friend Patrick Kelly.  A nice space in a strip shopping center, who would have thought, that reminded of my days with a space in Lewisville, Texas.    

Patrick Kelly, "Death Train in Jungle", 2011, digital drawing on photographic paper

William Lamson , "Think Globally, Act Locally", 2012, Video
courtesy of Marty Walker, Dallas, TX

 Works by Patrick Kelly and on the far wall works by Tamara Zibners.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

TEXAS Regionalism

Saw a nice exhibition of Texas Regionalist artists at the Amon Carter Museum today.  
In the 1930's there was a thriving new arts scene in Dallas that was credited to some young painters that included Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, Alexander Hogue, and Harry Carnohan.  The group became known as the Dallas Nine who along with patrons, writers, and architects formed the Dallas Artists League to discuss the latest issues in contemporary art.

Otis Dozier, Crows in a Melon Patch. 

The Amon Carter Museum:

Dorothy Antoinette (Toni) LaSelle

While visiting the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth today I encountered a nice surprise in form of 4 new paintings by Toni LaSelle. Toni LaSelle was one of the first Texas painters to fully commit to abstraction.  A true pioneer of Texas Modernism. 

98 Commercial Street, 1952

Echo Oriental, 1952

Restoration II, 1952

Motif Theme I, 1952


Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth

On a hot Saturday afternoon took a trip to Ft. Worth to see a few exhibitions.  The last stop was at the Modern to see Selections from the Permanent Collection and Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions.

Permanent Collection
Richard Hamilton

Philip Guston

Daisy Youngblood 

Andy Warhol

Cy Twombly

Ed Blackburn and David Bates

Vernon Fisher
Trenton Dole Hancock

Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions
right: Robyn O’Neil  These Final Hours Embrace At Last; This Is Our Ending, This Is Our Past, 2007

Dan Flavin (1933–1996) light sculpture, Untitled (for you Leo, in long respect and affection) 4, 1978


Bruce Nauman Studio Mix, 2010