The first regional juried exhibition at Artspace 111 opened on June 20. It limits its geographical scope to artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Although including neighboring states opens the door to more talent, majority of the participants are local. Dr. Ron Tyler, former director at the Amon Carter Museum of American […]
Yet the unflinching screen of Lawrence and his men on camels again pyramids are unequivocally epic and exotic. Apart from the gender inference, I see no difference, between an iconic silhouette from a classic movie and the imagined Re god light above the family cat, in their pursuit of a life larger than our own.
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 […]
About three years ago, I attended my first antiques show after moving to Texas — the Dolly Johnson Show. Although the show had gone more mid-century and industrial than in previous years, the show stopper then was the Susanna Fuller White trunk, from the Mayflower. Americana was still the heart and soul of the show. […]
Albany is one of those small towns of Texas- by the time you read its name from a road sign, it’s almost behind you. Its museum has an unassuming name – the Old Jail Art Center. You would expect to be surrounded by bluebonnets or longhorns paintings, and be ready to associate with it the […]
Stunningly beautiful, it is distillation of our collective memory of sharpened sense of places, when we were dislocated and lost in the anonymous, vast rural land. Growing up in the heartland, Williams drives around Missouri to take pictures for inspiration. The night scenes are ubiquitous. They help wipe out elements unnecessary for compelling compositions. Although it is tempting to ravish viewers with that brute force gravity of a dark background, Williams seeks beyond: Exquisite and extreme colors under artificial light.
The new show – “Four Into One” – opened yesterday featuring new works by Bruce Monroe, Michael Francis, Bernardo Cantu and John Alexander Taylor. The word “Into” means nothing other than the physical space of 500X, as the four artists are of different mediums and styles. Mr. Taylor has created a body of work on […]
Situated north of downtown San Antonio along the famous River Walk, the San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in the historic Lone Star Brewery building complex. From the outside, the complex lacks the grandeur of Beaux-Arts facades. Multi-floored, with a subdued sun-fade yellow, the brick buildings give the feeling of a genteel southern living […]
The Texas town of Handley was established in 1876 and named after the confederate Major James Madison Handley. The city, a mere seven miles drive from downtown Fort Worth, was eventually annexed by cow town in 1946. Today, the small area called Historic Handley Village is famous for antique and furniture stores and other neighborhood […]
On the night of Nov 19, PDNB Gallery hosted a book signing event for Keith Carter. A quarter century has passed since the first print of the book “From Uncertain to Blue”, the almost incessant visitor-line proves that the book provides freshness to new readers like me, or still resonates with those who have seen those […]