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Marty Walker Gallery Announces Solo Exhibit by Angela Kallus

Fault Line (detail) by Angela Kallus, 2012 at Marty Walker Gallery

Fault Line (detail) by Angela Kallus, 2012

New Work by Angela Kallus
Marty Walker Gallery
January 12 through February 16, 2013

Marty Walker Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of bas-relief rose paintings by Dallas artist Angela Kallus.

A master of paint as sculpture, Kallus covers canvases with exquisitely sculpted rose blooms of varying sizes and tones. Using strict control of paint to create delicate and purposeful formations, Kallus builds up layers of petals that undulate like ripples across a rose-covered surface. For such a simple subject, the paintings are complexly symbolic, both an indulgence of luxury while also a trickery of senses. They are feminine and familiar, yet strangely alien. The beheaded blooms fulfill the fantasy of a soft bed of roses too numerous to count, absent of thorns and inviting interaction. The thorn, however, stings in knowing that the petals are hardened pigment and remain a prop to the imagination. Like the subtle forms in Maya Lin landscapes where light, shadow, color, and volume are prominent players, the viewer engages in a sensual interaction as much as a psychological one.

A native of Dallas, Kallus received a BFA from University of Texas – Arlington and has lived and worked in Las Vegas for several years after completing an MFA at University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Kallus is currently teaching painting at Texas Christian University and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Marty Walker Gallery

Marty Walker Gallery is located at 2135 Farrington Street, Dallas, Texas. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

Fault Line (detail) by Angela Kallus, 2012 at Marty Walker Gallery

Fault Line (detail) by Angela Kallus, 2012

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