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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

Dallas Art Fair

In Pursuit of the Transaction at the Dallas Art Fair

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.

David Bates at Fort Worth Modern

On Bates and Regionalism

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

Awadlo Craighead-Green Dallas

Discovering James Zwadlo and Other Joys at Dallas Art Walk

There are few sidewalks in the Dallas Design District. Pedestrian art lovers mix with slow moving cars as they traverse the industrial buildings during the openings, which occur here every five weeks. That doesn’t bode well for the neighborhood generally, but doesn’t seem to matter during the openings. Perhaps the most rewarding work on display

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

Allison Proulx Rise of Kawaii

Words Fail – Gallery Crawl on the First 2014 Dallas Gallery Opening Night

On the night of January 11 when dozens of Dallas galleries (most in the Design District) had their openings, the crowds were excited to see what was offered from the new exhibitions of the new year, likely only to discover the same mixed-bag feeling as I had. I was momentarily confused when I made my

Rembrandt Peale Portrait Of George Washington

Rembrandt Peale Portrait Of George Washington Sets Record for a Porthole Portrait

Rembrandt Peale’s iconic portrait of George Washington realized a new world record for a porthole portrait by the artist when it sold for $662,500- a record for a porthole portrait by the artist-to lead Heritage Auctions’ recent American art events in Dallas. Peale’s portrait of Washington was presented with his equally iconic portrait of Martha