These are not the artists on the list of art investors or brokers. Yet their works connect rural Pennsylvania with national art scenes, often through a reference to their indebted influence from European modernism, American regionalism or New York school. It shows that while public art may not be democratic, individuals can blossom regardless their root and locale.
I walked through the city, at least my little part of it, to arrive at Magnolia Theater in Dallas to see the new documentary, Finding Vivian Maier. I have been familiar with her for some time. The story came to me by way of my business partner, Melissa Sands who told me about a guy […]
Once again the first stop during the art walk was Conduit Gallery. Here Billy Hassell’s new exhibition Illumination at Conduit Gallery challenges whether a decorative tradition, once in full bloom, can be perceived beyond its decorative nature. Whimsical and cheery, flora and fauna are flattened into opaque shapes interlocking within giant canvases. Its maniac nature-inspired […]
Little can be found for an overarching or coordinated curatorial effort within participants. To maximize the likelihood of sale, galleries boost the variety in the spirit of “there is something for everyone”. The result was like a holiday bazaar with pricier tags. The art, in consequence, feels and looks, more like commodity than any other time.
In an article published in Fort Worth Star Telegram, David Bates commented: “Regionalism is a nasty comment. It makes art seem small-minded. There is no difference between what I do or what Marsden Hartley or Diebenkorn did. What I do couldn’t be more American. You can look at German art as regional, Chinese art as […]
There’s an amazing show featuring the best still life paintings spanning more than a century currently at the Amon Carter in Fort Worth. It’s not just still-life paintings in the exhibition Art and Appetite, it was also a reason to bring in some blockbusters like Edward Hoppers Nighthawks and Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Want, but […]