Dallas Art News walkabout art reporter Claire Troy review The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece at the Dallas Museum of Art through October 6, 2013.
Walkabout art reporter Claire Troy reviews Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec & His Contemporaries at the Dallas Museum of Art through January 20, 2013.
Walkabout art reporter Claire Troy reviews the 3×3 Show by 2nd Tuesday at Evol Society. The exhibit includes Reynan Banaban, Robert Bittle, Alexander DiJulio, Ben Espy, Raul Flores, Christopher Gonzales and others.
Lucian Freud: Portraits, now on display through October 28, 2012, at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, is well worth a little of your own obsessive viewing. The Modern’s exhibit, a real coup for the museum and its chief curator, Michael Auping, houses a vast collection of about 90 portraits dating from 1943 through Freud’s death in 2011. On loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London, this luscious flesh parade of oils on canvas not only reflects Freud’s unique and celebrated obsession with the human form, but also his ability to capture the emotional undercurrent that flows between painter, subject and viewer.
The psychedelic pop-art of Peter Max defined my childhood aesthetic, and although I just dated myself with that comment, I will gladly say that I’m still a huge fan of bold colors, cosmic illustrations, hippies and groovy people.
Dallas Art News reporter Claire Troy reviews “Cuddle on the Tightrope” by Ernest Neto at the Nasher Sculpture Center, which is open to experience through September 9, 2012.
Ancient Greek tragedy inspires great art, and LA-based artist Elliott Hundley’s The Bacchae , currently on exhibit at the Nasher Sculptural Center, is no exception. Through a combination of found-object assemblages, stunning large scale collages and an oil on linen painting that nods to de Chirico, Hundley’s work evokes all of the lust, betrayal, violence, and despair expected in a visual interpretation of ancient Greek tragedy. Metaphysical art is presented through eclectic materials, photographs and a unique interpretation of the human form. Hundley’s catalog challenges the observer’s preconceived ideas of sculpture and collage, and brings Euripides’ final, tragic play to frenzied life.