Williams recalls when once someone told her that there was nothing in Missouri. "I felt hurt," she says. "I love my home state. And I feel whenever someone takes a painting of mine home, they take a piece of Missouri with them. I am so happy for that."
Snapshots from Dallas Art Openings
The first coordinated gallery-opening night of the year in Dallas brought many out for views of stunning artwork. We began at Conduit and made stops at Curcuit 12, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Mary Thomas Gallery, Craighead Green, the newest kid on the block- Erin Cluley Gallery and 500x (which we are oh so thankful stays open … Continue reading Snapshots from Dallas Art Openings
Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center
It has been six years since the Amon Carter Museum of American Art mounted the exhibition Intimate Modernism. The show, for the first time, put the Fort Worth Circle under a national spotlight. The group was together just for a few years, near the end of 1940s. But their influence is long and their reach is … Continue reading Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center
Larger Than Life – Domestic Scenes by Carroll Swenson-Roberts
Yet the unflinching screen of Lawrence and his men on camels again pyramids are unequivocally epic and exotic. Apart from the gender inference, I see no difference, between an iconic silhouette from a classic movie and the imagined Re god light above the family cat, in their pursuit of a life larger than our own.
Portraits by Kim Brewer
Handcrafts have traditionally been associated with feminine activities, especially in a domestic setting. Brewer nevertheless embraces low art into her artistic pursuit. In her own modest words, she is not a master of any medium, but she is willing to let each medium guide her into a terrain unknown, searching for her own artistic voice.
The Animal Instinct and Our Own Reflection
“The hero is dead. TJ knocked him down.” Said the owner of RO2 Gallery - Jordan Roth, about the current exhibition “Animal Instinct” by TJ Griffin. He pointed to one of the drawings from the previous exhibition “Remove Your Mask.” It has a red dot, so it is gone. If there were a funeral march … Continue reading The Animal Instinct and Our Own Reflection
Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray
On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband. The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the … Continue reading Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray
Amon Carter Acquires Major, Little Seen, Duncanson Painting
A major painting by 19th-century landscape artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872), the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim, has been purchased by Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Painted in 1869, the work titled The Caves was originally owned by Cincinnati Abolitionist Richard Sutton Rust (1815–1906), and it remained in his family … Continue reading Amon Carter Acquires Major, Little Seen, Duncanson Painting
The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center
Albany is one of those small towns of Texas- by the time you read its name from a road sign, it's almost behind you. Its museum has an unassuming name – the Old Jail Art Center. You would expect to be surrounded by bluebonnets or longhorns paintings, and be ready to associate with it the … Continue reading The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center
Stunningly beautiful, it is distillation of our collective memory of sharpened sense of places, when we were dislocated and lost in the anonymous, vast rural land. Growing up in the heartland, Williams drives around Missouri to take pictures for inspiration. The night scenes are ubiquitous. They help wipe out elements unnecessary for compelling compositions. Although it is tempting to ravish viewers with that brute force gravity of a dark background, Williams seeks beyond: Exquisite and extreme colors under artificial light.