Sue Severson, Hollidaysburg

Big Cities in A Small Town — Sue Severson Exhibition at Gallery 321, Hollidaysburg PA

Sue Severson’s posthumous exhibition at Gallery 321 isn’t something you would expect in Hollidaysburg, a quintessential Pennsylvania place famous for its Victorian architecture and small town charm. Through her work, Severson brings the big city bustle to the mix. Severson was not a native. A Brooklynite who went to the Art Student League and Brooklyn […]

Temple of Small Wishes by Carroll Swenson-Roberts

“Temple of Small Wishes” touch the commonality of ordinary life. We often forget the pleasure derived from meeting our basic needs. We take them for granted. But as trivial as shaving, indoor plumbing or comfortable napping, it is the universal desires all humans share. For some, they are the luxury of obliviousness. For others, they are out of reach. Roberts neither comments nor criticizes. Here, she simply paints the joy and enshrines such happiness so we all can embrace.

Talavera Pottery at Crow Collection of Asian Art

The show coincides with an election stirred by a rhetoric promoting nationalism, in the phrase of “America First”. Apolitical as it may seem, Talavera pottery states that cultural identities are sediments of innovation and development, through generations of both indigenous and foreign minds, all becoming possible when the world revolves into one global community. Sure, Chinese, Muslim, and Europeans all have left their marks on this pottery, so what? In the end, it is uniquely and truly Mexican.

Miles Cleveland Goodwin at Valley House Gallery

All art is autobiographical, Fellini declared. For Miles Cleveland Goodwin, those snippets of life in rural Mississippi make up his artwork in the current solo exhibition at Value House Gallery and Sculpture Garden. As a city of concrete and glass, Dallas hasn’t been at the forefront of persevering vanishing America. But the imageries of Goodwin, if nostalgic by nature, are less about the old South than a reflection of his reality. The relentless process of ruin and abandonment, in an eerie way, is sort of romantic and comforting.

Japanese Fashion at the Crow Back left: Yoshi Yamamoto, Sweater and underdress, wool, 2012 Back right: Issey Miyake, 132_5 Dress (polyester) 2010-2011

East Meets Texas, Part 1–Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Two exhibitions have brought Japanese art to the city of Dallas. It is a welcome change from shows like the staid flower paintings of Bouquets at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). These two exhibitions, one at DMA (Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga) joined The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese […]

William Reaves Gallery

It’s Big in Texas – Reductive Landscape by McKie Trotter and Jack Boynton at William Reaves Gallery

It has been too long-American art institutes need to look into mid-century modernism outside of the New York school. Suddenly, there is a flourishing interest in the state of Texas, particular of Houston. Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest just concluded at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams […]