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.

Emile Albert Gruppé

(1896-1978) Born in Rochester, New York, Emile Albert Gruppé lived his early years in the Netherlands where his father Charles Paul Gruppe painted with the Hague school and worked as a dealer.  He studied in the U.S. at the National Academy and in Paris at the the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In the U.S. he worked primarily from his studio in Gloucester, […]

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 […]

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.