Portraiture by Kim Brewer

Portraits by Kim Brewer

Handcrafts have traditionally been associated with feminine activities, especially in a domestic setting. Brewer nevertheless embraces low art into her artistic pursuit. In her own modest words, she is not a master of any medium, but she is willing to let each medium guide her into a terrain unknown, searching for her own artistic voice.

Billy Hassell Conduit Fort Worth

From Nature to Nudes — Art Scenes from Dallas Art Galleries Opening Night April 5

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 […]

Opening William Reaves Houston Brants Trotter

Texas Modernism from Cowtown

When the first modern art gallery in Texas opened in 1950, Betty Blake, the owner of Betty Maclean Gallery, struggled. “I worked like a dog but I still didn’t sell much,” she told the Dallas Morning News (March 28, 2012) “People in Dallas then would rather buy Cadillacs!” Yet she considered the art scenes in […]

Luis Jiminez

From Analog to Digital — Scenes from Gallery Openings In Houston (Jan 18)

Dan Sutherland’s current solo show “SEEM” at Moody Gallery consists of mostly small oil paintings and graphite drawings. They echo our experience in which the extraordinary visual cognition bound to our fragmented memory. From afar, they possess the dynamics and elasticity of a sculpture. (In particular, the tightly controlled spatial relationship reminds me of papier-mâché […]