Not everyone knows what to expect when they are invited to the Dallas Art Fair. One guest was expecting something more like the Fort Worth Arts Festival. Another went to the Deep Ellum Arts Festival by mistake but realized their error only when they couldn't find the correct booth number (the heavy metal music should have also … Continue reading Dallas Art Fair, 2017 Edition
Briefly Noted — Mike Glier’s Alphabet of Lili at Philbrook
There is a sense of fluidity, deeply rooted in canon of western art. That virtuosity is met with directions and means. Glier have applied incongruent techniques of painting and drawing which span over centuries in art history. But oddly, they not only are sensible aesthetically, but also speak authoritatively.
“Big Yellow” and Smaller Cousins
If you visit the Dallas Art Fair (April 7-9, FIG Gallery) this week and look down Ross Avenue, you may get a glimpse of a large yellow sculpture by John Henry. If you are intrigued, you may also look forward to a show opening later this month at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art … Continue reading “Big Yellow” and Smaller Cousins
Upcoming Exhibits Feature Work of Fort Worth Sculptor
Two upcoming exhibits will feature the work of Charles T. Williams. Working in a variety of forms and materials, Williams work is well-known but perhaps less documented. That may be changing. Most recently his work was included in Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University … Continue reading Upcoming Exhibits Feature Work of Fort Worth Sculptor
Talavera Pottery at Crow Collection of Asian Art
The show coincides with an election stirred by a rhetoric promoting nationalism, in the phrase of "America First". Apolitical as it may seem, Talavera pottery states that cultural identities are sediments of innovation and development, through generations of both indigenous and foreign minds, all becoming possible when the world revolves into one global community. Sure, Chinese, Muslim, and Europeans all have left their marks on this pottery, so what? In the end, it is uniquely and truly Mexican.
Opening for Vernon Fisher and Erick Swenson at Talley Dunn Gallery
This weekend has been quite a whirlwind. I had suggested driving to Houston for the Still Life show at the Museum of Fine Arts, but that would have meant missing an opening at Talley Dunn for Vernon Fisher and Erick Swenson. It wouldn't have been a good day to be in Houston anyway, or it … Continue reading Opening for Vernon Fisher and Erick Swenson at Talley Dunn Gallery
At Spirit of Flight
American sculptor Charles Umlauf created the Spirit of Flight at Dallas Love Field. A Michigan native, Umlauf spent 40 years at the University of Texas at Austin, retiring in 1981.
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
American Pickers Star to Launch Show
American Pickers star Danielle Colby is launching an antiques show. The first edition will take place October 25-26 at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa. She has teamed up with Vintage Promotions, which currently produces Grand Rapids Antiques Market, Vintage Garage Chicago, the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show and other events. “It was a … Continue reading American Pickers Star to Launch Show
In Pursuit of the Transaction at the Dallas Art Fair
Little can be found for an overarching or coordinated curatorial effort within participants. To maximize the likelihood of sale, galleries boost the variety in the spirit of “there is something for everyone”. The result was like a holiday bazaar with pricier tags. The art, in consequence, feels and looks, more like commodity than any other time.