Saturday, December 28, 2013

Last exhibitions of 2013

Took a short trip south of Dallas to Webb Gallery to check out Tom Sale's The Florence Project.  The installation was spread across the entire first floor of Webb Gallery.  The installation includes artifacts from the adventures of Florence Nightingale as collected by Sale.

From Webb Gallery site
Blurring the boundaries between truth and fiction, education and amusement, THE FLORENCE PROJECT provides indelible memories.

The exhibit is hugely extensive.  It ranges from dioramas in trunks, incredible created artifacts, photographs, artist made handbills, cast body parts, a beautiful decorated dress, to the words of Florence, facts of Florence, an incredible artist leather tooled wheelchair, and taxidermy.

Suitcase with Ship 

LtoR: Golden Pets, Wax 1850 Model w/French Knot Diagram, Letterpress Nightingale Quotes
Lead and Plaster Feet

Crimean Wren

Mermaid's Net with Frame

In the upstairs gallery is a small exhibition of  works by Penny Nickels and  Richard Saja curated by Tom Sale.
Richard Saja "The Darwins"

Penny Nickels "Surgery I"

The Florence Project will be on view until January 29th, 2014 at
Webb Gallery
209 W. Franklin
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
Stopped by Kirk Hopper Gallery to checkout the latest exhibition.   Two solo exhibitions; Carlos Donjuan "Let Me Be Your Favorite Nightmare" and Luke Harden "Maw N Paw".

Carlos Donjuan "Te Portas Bien", 2011
mixed media on birch panel, 60x48
Luke Harden works
Through January 8th, 2014

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