Erin Curtis likes space. She likes the mystery behind it, the sense of awe it inspires, and the infinite possibilities for exploration that lies within. This is not space as in “The Final Frontier” however, but pictorial space; space that exists only as an illusion. It is a skill that has preoccupied artists for years, how to create a believable, dimensional space on a flat surface which draws the viewer into the artist’s creation. In many cases, the implementation of architecture is used to create depth through its intricate construction. This can be seen in so many of the early Renaissance paintings, where colorful windows, doorways, and arches create a believable depth in which the figures reside. Curtis plays with this idea of space-through-architecture, and seeks to confuse the traditional idea of the viewers perspective.
You may never expect to stand before a gallery wall and critique works created by a small tree or ceiling fan, but at William Lamson’s exhibition Automatic at Marty Walker Gallery you will do just that.
During his travels to South America, the Brooklyn based artist has harnessed the powers of his surroundings to create a series of delicate and unusual drawings.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is proud to present three new exhibitions: Philip Van Keuren: Forty Years of Works on Paper, 1969-2009, Ivan Stoytchev: The Shape of Colors, and Eric McGehearty: Surface with an Opening in the New Works Space. The opening reception will be Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 5:30 – 7:30pm at The MAC, located at 3120 McKinney Avenue in the Uptown District of Dallas. All three artists will be in attendance at the opening.
Cultural influences converge in the large-scale format oil paintings by Dallas-based artist Jenny DeLaughter in the exhibition, “Life Rhythms”, featured at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios in downtown McKinney, Texas.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), presents the critically-acclaimed exhibition Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, the first major museum exhibition in the continental United States in almost two decades to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. The exhibition is co-organized by the MFAH and LACMA, and was on view in Los Angeles until September 20, 2009. Houston is the second and final venue on the tour. Your Bright Future (a deliberately ambiguous title taken from a sculpture by Bahc Yiso) represents each of the twelve Korean artists in the show through a large-scale installation or substantial body of work, including site-specific installations, video art, computer animation, and sculpture. The exhibition is on view at the MFAH November 22, 2009 through February 14, 2010.
The Amon Carter Museum announces that it has been awarded two grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). The museum will receive a two-year $48,000 Arts Create grant and a $2,500 Arts Respond Project-Education grant.
Collectors of fine art around the world will be taking careful notice of the happenings at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12, as an array of American and European artwork – led by names like William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, William Glackens, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Maurer, James Jacques Tissot and Paul Signac – draws the attention of collectors in Heritage’s Signature® American & European Art auction.
Three buses depicting Fort Worth’s art museums and iconic works from their collections recently hit the streets. It’s a component of a partnership between The T and the museums to encourage the public to “Ride the T” to the Cultural District.
If it’s a fight you want, then look no further than the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) in Canyon, Texas. PPHM is displaying A Running Fight: The Red River War in Art, which showcases a wide range of art and artifacts related to the war between the U.S. Army and the Indian tribes of the Southern Plains between 1874 and 1875. A Running Fight will be on display through February 14, 2010
The artists of Shamrock Hotel Studios are having an open studio and group show from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2009. This is a one night reception and show all in one. Shamrock Hotel Studios artists include Lauren Gray, Lily hanson, Eric Harvey, Peter Ligon, Brian Ryden, Noah Simblist, Sunny Sliger and Saul Waranch.
“Meadows at the Bath House,” a new series featuring interdisciplinary performances by faculty and students of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, opens at the Bath House Cultural Center on October 28.
The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has selected two recipients of the inaugural 2009-2010 Meadows Prize, a new international arts residency: the Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird and the New York-based artist collective Creative Time. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at the “Act 3, Scene I” gala at the AT&T Center for the Performing Arts by Dr. José Bowen, dean of the Meadows School.
An interpretative gallery space dedicated to the works of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell recently opened at the Amon Carter Museum. Located on the mezzanine level of the museum, the nearly 2,000-square-foot network of galleries serves to educate visitors about the works of American artists Remington and Russell. Admission to the gallery is free.
There’s nothing like displaying art in an old warehouse, which make 500X Gallery a perfect venue. 500X Gallery, a stones throw from Fair Park, is currently exhibiting the Annual Open Show, an exhibit that gives artists without gallery representation (like me) the opportunity to display their work. 500x Gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. The Annual Open Show runs through Saturday, October 31, 2009.
Jardine won six months of free gallery space and a $1000 gift card after a committee of judges, including members of the local Dallas art and business community, named “Trees Squared” the winner of the Elan Art Contest in July.