A Minefield of Color and Shape: Kevin Todora and Robert Horvath at Erin Cluley Gallery

I have come to know Kevin Todora’s work through friends. Colored photography is seldom associated with painterly abstraction, but that's the case with Kevin’s work. Having missed his first two solo openings (though we did see the second show later) when Erin Cluley’s gallery was in West Dallas, we made it out to see the … Continue reading A Minefield of Color and Shape: Kevin Todora and Robert Horvath at Erin Cluley Gallery

The Art Through the Five-Inch Screen

Crowded opening at the MAC in Dallas

Much of the past ten months have been spent in quarantine and that has changed just about everything. Social gatherings including concerts, museum exhibits, and gallery openings have been canceled. We've tried to make up for some of it with an online experience.  By now, we are used to watching the live stream of performances, … Continue reading The Art Through the Five-Inch Screen

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

Roger Winter Curates Collage and Assemblage Show at Kirk Hopper Gallery

One Plus One Equals Three at Kirk Hopper

On the night of Blue Norther when Dallas saw its first hard freeze of the winter, the cold was not the only surprise hailing from the North. At Kirk Hopper Gallery, Roger Winter connects his present New York circle of friends with his Dallas buddies of the past through a show of collage and assemblage. … Continue reading Roger Winter Curates Collage and Assemblage Show at Kirk Hopper Gallery

Working States of Luis Jiménez Self Portrait at Flatbed Press

Luis Jimenez

But Jimenez spare no mercy on how the public should see him and his legacy, with the ultimatum of death. He had been no strangers to controversies – Determined to move his art out to the public, he worked on fiberglass monuments for many commissioned public installation by mixing high art with popular, and sometimes low, art. But here , unlike his provocative, rapturous public work, he presented him as an aging man, frail and vulnerable, staring outward. The double imagery that blends the living with the dead is striking, because it is visually uneasy. It is uneasy, because it is true, like his other public work that has been criticized as vulgar, violent or politically incorrect.

Big Cities in A Small Town — Sue Severson Exhibition at Gallery 321, Hollidaysburg PA

Sue Severson, Hollidaysburg

Sue Severson’s posthumous exhibition at Gallery 321 isn’t something you would expect in Hollidaysburg, a quintessential Pennsylvania place famous for its Victorian architecture and small town charm. Through her work, Severson brings the big city bustle to the mix. Severson was not a native. A Brooklynite who went to the Art Student League and Brooklyn … Continue reading Big Cities in A Small Town — Sue Severson Exhibition at Gallery 321, Hollidaysburg PA