Jerry Skibell: The Sum of its Parts
McKinney Avenue Contemporary at Mercantile Coffee House
December 8, 2011 through January 14, 2012
As part of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (The MAC) community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.
The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is The Sum of its Parts by Jerry Skibell.
Skibell was raised in Lubbock, Texas. Skibell received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968 and continued for a year in graduate school, majoring in graphic design. Skibell has exhibited in numerous galleries in Texas and New Mexico. Recently, Skibell was selected to participate in the “New Texas Talent Show, XVIII” at Craighead Green Gallery and ModernDallas.net’s show at ILUME Gallerie in Dallas, Texas.
Skibell incorporates a wide range of materials and collage elements in his work as well as a relatively new process called “Solar plate Etching.” The Sum of its Parts incorporates fragmentations of events or accomplishments in Skibell’s life as an artist, inventor, and real estate developer.
The opening reception will be on December 8 from 6:30-7:30pm. Jerry Skibell: The Sum of its Parts will be on view at Mercantile Coffee House through January 14.
Mercantile Coffee House will host monthly exhibitions of a variety of emerging artists and media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors. Through the MAC’s innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with the MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer.
When and Where
Monthly at The Mercantile Coffee House
1800 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201
About the MAC
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.
Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.