Paul Booker, a Dallas-based artist, will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Artist’s Eye series on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
Booker is an abstract painter and sculptor. Working from the concept that everyday images, such as arrows or rectangles, could develop their own intelligence, he explores naturally occurring movement patterns, including flocking animals and swarming insects. He creates complex, intricately arranged sculptures by cutting out small hand-drawn shapes printed on plastic and pinning them together and onto the wall. His paintings consist of layers of images “floating” on top of a clear polyurethane surface, casting shadows on the layers beneath.
Booker’s work has been featured in several exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the Dallas Museum of Art; the Austin Museum of Art; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the 69th Regiment Armory, New York; and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas.
The Artist’s Eye is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff. It brings artists to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.