It is no surprise that the art world has met a racial reckoning since Trumpism. A year on, many minority artists are featured in venerable institutions. If we think about the intricate relationship and influence between patrons, curators and artists, and realize that the former two groups are still largely white, we begin to wonder … Continue reading Biggers at 500X
Galo, the guide from LA Art tours, gave an hour-long virtual tour Saturday showing off some of the creations in the LA Arts District. From the tour, it seems like the works are a primary focus of the area, yet the Wikipedia page does not mention graffiti or street art. It's easy to find articles … Continue reading Graffiti and Street Art: What’s the Difference?
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
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
Most adults don't get as much out of the holidays as we did as children. Beyond the expectation of gifts, the most exciting thing to me as a child was getting to stay up until midnight. The occasion was for Christmas Eve. Sure, I had to endure the mass, but there were these mysterious hours … Continue reading A Quiet Moment for Peace
Seeing paintings in a gallery is often a treat. Yet there is nothing like a visit to an artist studio to get the feel for an artist's work. Source material and inspiration combines with additional explanation of the process. Sarah Williams illuminated nocturnal scenes of the beautiful and seemingly mundane are undoubtedly painstaking to produce. … Continue reading Studio Visit: Sarah Williams
All art is autobiographical, Fellini declared. For Miles Cleveland Goodwin, those snippets of life in rural Mississippi make up his artwork in the current solo exhibition at Value House Gallery and Sculpture Garden. As a city of concrete and glass, Dallas hasn’t been at the forefront of persevering vanishing America. But the imageries of Goodwin, if nostalgic by nature, are less about the old South than a reflection of his reality. The relentless process of ruin and abandonment, in an eerie way, is sort of romantic and comforting.
(1896-1978) Born in Rochester, New York, Emile Albert Gruppé lived his early years in the Netherlands where his father Charles Paul Gruppe painted with the Hague school and worked as a dealer. He studied in the U.S. at the National Academy and in Paris at the the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In the U.S. he worked primarily from his studio in Gloucester, … Continue reading Emile Albert Gruppé
You may know Mexico City-based Leslie Moody Castro from her recent series of articles in the Dallas Observer. Moody Castro came here for a residency at CentralTrak, but unable to get enough funding for her project, thought she could make a bigger splash and impact by leaving the gallery empty and engaging the community in … Continue reading Leslie Moody Castro on Funding for Art in Dallas
It has been too long-American art institutes need to look into mid-century modernism outside of the New York school. Suddenly, there is a flourishing interest in the state of Texas, particular of Houston. Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest just concluded at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams … Continue reading It’s Big in Texas – Reductive Landscape by McKie Trotter and Jack Boynton at William Reaves Gallery