Catching up with the Rising Stars Benefiting Turner House

Mary Tomas Gallery welcomes three previous Rising Stars from the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts and shows their current work. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Turner House in Oak Cliff. Juan Cruz is still a student at University of Texas at Dallas. His mono-prints in sequence describe sorrow and fear imposed by … Continue reading Catching up with the Rising Stars Benefiting Turner House

Beyond the White — Benjamin Terry at Galleri Urbane

If contemporary shows have anything in common, it's white walls. Benjamin Terry questioned this and created a site-specific installation for his Galleri Urbane show. Before I entered the gallery space, I could already see a dark wall of Victorianesque floral patterns. “That’s all from fabric.com," Terry says. "Thirty-six yards of it.” Also in the room … Continue reading Beyond the White — Benjamin Terry at Galleri Urbane

The Remains of a Great Collection — Richard Mellon Scaife’s Paintings at Freeman’s

Upon the 2014 death of Richard Mellon Scaife, a billionaire heir of the Mellon fortune, it was announced that his collection would split into two Pennsylvania’s museums – Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Scaife’s taste in art may be as conservative as many of his political views. … Continue reading The Remains of a Great Collection — Richard Mellon Scaife’s Paintings at Freeman’s

Kindred Spirits Without Categories: Nevelson and Hood in Houston

Dorothy Hood Art Museum of South Texas

Touring Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum in 2017, you couldn't help but wonder if work by Dorothy Hood belonged there. Long associated with the term "under-appreciated," Hood's work could have been included in this show which highlighted the overlooked work of a dozen or so female artists. This month an exhibit … Continue reading Kindred Spirits Without Categories: Nevelson and Hood in Houston