Bright Black Lines
Through December 7, 2012
White Space is proud to announce Bright Black Lines, its latest group exhibit showcasing the works of 12 artists, including featured artists John McLaughlin and JM Rizzi. The exhibit will run through December 7, 2012. A closing reception will be held on November 29, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. during which all works will be available for cash-and-carry purchase. JM Rizzi will also be present during the reception to create a live mural beginning at 8 p.m.
JM Rizzi, better known as JMR, has adapted a unique mixture of neo-abstract expressionism with hints of contemporary pop to create a style all his own. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York and now residing in Dallas, JMR has grown up with the influences of street art and the established art world constantly around him. Through his own individual, hybrid street style, he has dedicated himself to helping art fit into the outside world. In addition to exhibition in Dallas and New York, JMR has been featured in numerous publications and websites worldwide, including The New York Times, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Japan Vogue, Elle Magazine, Juxtapoze Magazine, Animal Magazine, WoosterCollective.com, Brooklynstreetart.com, Huffingtonpost.com, Ekosystem.org, and Streetsy.com. Learn more about JM Rizzi at jmrizzi.wix.com/jmrizzi.
The work of guest artist, John McLaughlin (Michigan), explores the relationship between humans and their environment. Child-like scribbles are combined with highly finished drawing and collage elements to create abstract works that still retain references to natural and man-made objects. Entirely self-taught, McLaughlin is an intuitive artist who allows his pieces to develop organically in both form and meaning, and his works are a source of constant discovery for both him and the viewer. McLaughlin is represented in numerous art collections and reviews, including: author, Michael Corbin 30 Hottest Artists for 2012; Meat for Tea Magazine: 3 drawings chosen Jan 2012; Sarabande Books Louisville Ky. catalog cover 2012; Art of This World: Mary Ann Wakely; author Michael Corbin interview; and artist interview at Whopple. Three of McLaughlin’s works are in the world tour exhibit “Circus Terminal” for 2012-2013, sponsored by Uncooked Culture. Learn more about John McLaughlin at www.drawinghermit.com.
Bright Black Lines also includes the works of the following artists: Robb Conover, Nix Johnson, Christian Millet, Andy Morris, Kevin Obregon, Julia Pappas, Richard Ross, Mike Salcido, Fred Villanueva, and Hunter Wild.
White Space is Dallas’ first venue to integrate gallery space with a full-service corporate meeting and events facility, offering artists exposure to a nationwide audience and business teams an inspiring environment where they can create, explore and express their best ideas. Situated in Dallas’ Historic West End, White Space is located at 2001 N Lamar Street, Suite 500 (corner of N Lamar & Munger). Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 214.272.2450 or contact us at www.whitespacedallas.com.