An interesting show, Through The Dark Place, by Mark Burt of Bossier City, Louisiana opened tonight at RO2 in Dallas. You can read more about it here
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.
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."