We met James Surls in Waco at the Martin Museum of Art for this interview. There is so much good material, it was really hard to choose a take-out clip. But here it is- his recollection of the now infamous Dog Show, held in 1975 at SMU.
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 […]
“I tried a lot of different things. Sometimes it works, sometime it don’t.” He commented as he gave us a walking tour around the property. But never has he has stopped experimenting and exploring the material limits. It is hard for me to imagine bending a steel chain of 90 feet against its horizontal thickness.
ArtafterX is keeping us busy. It’s also getting expensive. In the coming days we’ll be launching the kickstarter campaign to raise some dough. Your contribution will help us uncover and chronicle the people and places that made the art scene in Dallas from 1960-1980. Art After X — Forming Contemporary Art in Dallas from Eric […]
The recent Wall Street Journal article on the prices brown furniture is bringing provided mostly reasons I was already aware of. Until now I have thought of the sea change mostly as a demographics problem. This certainty allowed me to gloss over other important information. Besides too many people selling, the article offered three X […]
“I want to cultivate a contemporary attitude toward art in general — to make this a contemporary museum of art, not a museum of contemporary art.” — Douglas MacAgy in 1960 With the death of President Kennedy in 1963, America changed. As hard as it is to minimize that sentiment, the effect of Dallas was […]
Maryanne Meltzer’s work is somewhat of a stranger in the art circuit today, yet not so long ago her work received accolades near and far. Somewhat forceful in her paintings and refined in her printmaking, Meltzer often explored the topics of strangers and alienation. Her artwork filled the walls of her North Dallas home. Large paintings in a […]
The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art will be back at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center August 8-9, 2014. Now run by Vintage Promotions, LLC the show was produced for more than a decade of production by the Collectors of Fort Worth Art. The Texas Art Collector Show and Sale of Early Texas […]
A show coming to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will highlight the work of Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer. Meltzer, who died earlier this year, was a prolific printmaker whose work was shown in several states, and frequently in Texas during the 1980s and 90s. Strangers, the Work of Maryanne Meltzer will open with a […]
Some people do still collect, in fact the number of collectors may be more than ever. Insurer AXA Art recently released a survey revealing a rapidly expanded art market over the last decade as well as notable numbers of new collectors in advancing economies. The survey of 1,000 international collectors revealed four distinct categories of […]