A retrospective show by Dallas artist Viola Delgado provided an excellent reason for a first visit to the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. However, upon arriving we heard a transformer blow. The lights went out on what the artist noted was the first retrospective for a Latina Artist in Dallas. Wine could not be served […]
From traditional to contemporary, from ancient to modern, the Newark Museum’s collections showcase a broad range of works that explore the past, inspire the present and provide a glimpse into the future. Selected as the Winter Antiques Show’s annual loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015, will feature pieces from the Museum’s […]
When the Art for Appetite exhibit came to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth this summer, a painting by the lesser-known artist Albert Francis King ( AF King ) not only held its own with other paintings in the exhibition but stood out. Perhaps the finely-painted glass with beer, biscuits and cheese […]
The art of the 80s may finally be coming into its own. Several exhibits this year have put a spotlight on the decade and gone beyond the trio of Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring. Currently on exhibit at The Modern in Fort Worth is Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Among the artists included […]
Works on display later this summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will explore the topic of privileged ignorance. Local artist Allison Proulx depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. “The ease with which we are able to overlook global chaos and suffering reflects how desensitized and disconnected we […]
My favorite of all is “School Bus Line”. It is, as the title suggests, pure yellow. The structure is airy and dynamic. It tells just as much about the space it does not occupy as about the space it does. Hanging on the wall, its kinetic rhythm captures more negative space than the sculpture itself physically occupies.
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 […]
Like Tarkovsky’ movies, Turrell’s Skyspace at Rice University takes long. Each long-waited color transition blends the boundary between artificial and natural, and blurs our perception with memory. In doing so, the hour-long program functions as a lullaby for adults. The initial ecstasy recedes into a spiritual form of self reflection.
It’s not often that a piece of public art of any consequence is added to a cityscape. The recent installation of a work by James Surls in the Upper Kirby neighborhood in Houston warranted a drive. The 35-foot tall Tree and Three Flowers sculpture is unmistakably Surls. The pointed petals spiral out from the stainless […]
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.