FEATURED THIS WEEK 12.1 | Galleri Urbane, Cris Worley Fine Arts, Conduit Gallery, Liliana Bloch Gallery, McClain Gallery
Four x Five
Special Exhibition on View November 11 – 25, 2020
Online at Culture Place: Beatriz Esguerra Art (Bogotá, Miami), Galerie Droste (Wuppertal and Paris), Kerlin Gallery (Dublin), SOCO Gallery (Charlotte), and Taubert Contemporary (Berlin)
In-person at Dallas Art Fair Projects: Keijsers Koning (New York), Magenta Plains (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), and Perrotin (Paris, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai)
Galleri UrbaneCP v. 2.0
Galleri Urbane brings together new and recent work by 7 gallery artists exclusively on Culture Place. From more traditional approaches like photography, paintings on canvas to experimental techniques incoporating repurposing books, plywood and spandex fabric, the selection highlights a wide range of artistic practices found in the gallery's program.
Please feel free to contact the gallery directly with any questions or to request a list of additional available work by any of the artists found below.
Galleri Urbane has been promoting the work of contemporary artists since 2000. With a location in Marfa from 2003-2019, the gallery has maintained its primary exhibition space in Dallas since 2009. Its program champions emerging artists who are getting their start in the field alongside well-established artists whose work can be found in prestigious private and public collections around the world. Through its exhibitions, the gallery advocates for fresh approaches to painting, mixed-media, sculpture, photography, and genre-defying artworks. Galleri Urbane ultimately seeks to connect its artists with all levels of collectors through a wide range of visually and intellectually stimulating art objects.
Sensitive Scene, 2020
Mystic Teenage Habits, 2020
crying over health food, 2020
Cris Worley Fine ArtsCWFA Celebrates 10 years
Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to present works on paper by Anne Allen, Maysey Craddock and Adrian Esparza; cast bronze and crepe myrtle sculptures by Sherry Owens, black and white photography by David Fokos, and small scale paintings by Isabelle du Toit Timothy Harding, and Paul Manes.
Established in 2010, Cris Worley Fine Arts is dedicated to promoting innovative work by contemporary artists at various stages of their careers. The gallery’s dynamic approach to fostering artistic growth includes the presentation of compelling exhibitions, and collaborations with public institutions, professional art organizations, and collectors.
For two decades, Cris Worley has contributed to national art dialogues as a gallery director participating in art fairs, as a guest juror for numerous exhibitions, and as an esteemed art advisor. As a charter member of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Cris Worley has played a vital role in the vigorous growth of the Dallas arts community, encouraging the evolution of contemporary art collections.
A/P (zig zags and waves), 2020
A/P (waves, lines, loops), 2020
Almost a Symphony, 2019
Queen of the Night, 2019
written on the water, 2020
Emanuel Bayou, 2018
Conduit GalleryKirk Hayes, Matt Clark, Robert Jessup, Catherine Howe & Jeff Baker
Kirk Hayes, Matt Clark, Robert Jessup, Catherine Howe & Jeff Baker
From it’s inception in 1984, the focus of Conduit Gallery has been to forge a link between contemporary artists’ work and the public. The gallery represents established mid‐career artists and young, new talent. The program includes three exhibitions which run concurrently, including the Project Room, committed to showing works by artists not represented, often experimental or small scale in scope. Exhibitions include painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and video. Since relocating to Hi Line Drive in 2002, Conduit Gallery has led the way to what is becoming a vibrant, energetic gallery sector in the Dallas Design District.
This Desire Will Find an Opening, 2018
Diverse Strings into a Single Current, 2018
Slow Time Turn, 2014
Whidbey 56 (Triptych 3), 2020
Liliana Bloch GalleryLight + Space: Alicia Eggert and Lynne Harlow
The Gallery is proud to present the selected works of Alicia Eggert and Lynne Harlow.
Liliana Bloch Gallery represents national and international artist working in all media.
This Present Moment, 2019-2020
All That Is Possible Is Real, 2017
Between Being and Becoming, 2019
Stay, that’s what I meant to say, 2016
Horizon Light, 2017
McClain Gallery presents a group of works by Seth Cameron, Gisela Colon, Christian Eckart, and Cleve Gray.
McClain Gallery’s program represents important twentieth-century figures while continuing to commit to younger generations of artists, which includes primary representation of many Texas-based artists. The gallery has mounted monographic exhibitions, as well as published scholarly catalogues for Peter Halley, Donald Baechler, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Rosa Loy, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Julian Schnabel, Bo Joseph and Pablo Picasso. Our exhibition program is augmented by survey and group shows that investigate current themes in contemporary art within historic contexts.
In addition to promoting the work of our stable of artists, our strength is guiding and educating both the new, as well as the seasoned, collector. We actively advise and help private individuals and institutions in the acquisition and sale of artworks to organizing a comprehensive program of collecting. With over three decades of proven expertise, McClain Gallery has a strong reputation as secondary market specialists who offer, research and source artworks of exceptionally high quality with discretion. We regularly attend art fairs, bid at auction and draw on our existing strong relationships with dealers, museum professionals, and collectors around the globe to provide our clients with thorough, insightful and market savvy advice.
McClain Gallery is an ADAA member.
No 40, 2018
Conjunction #98, 1976
Skewed Square (Copper Gold), 2020
A.C.D.C. #3 - Clouds, 2018
William Campbell Contemporary ArtA Collection of Work by Gallery Artists
A Collection of Work by Gallery Artists
Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.
Holly Johnson GalleryBack & Forth: Celebrating Women and our 15th Anniversary
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to present Back & Forth: Celebrating Women. The exhibition commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the gallery and celebrates the centennial of the 19th amendment.
Since its inauguration in April of 2005, the gallery has presented nearly 125 exhibitions by more than thirty artists from the region, the U.S. and abroad. The anniversary exhibition is about looking back in time as well as looking forward into the future — highlighting where we have been and where we are going.
Presenting sculpture, installation, paintings, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition highlights the varied creative practices and compelling artworks created by the distinguished women represented by the gallery and invites visitors to consider the centennial milestone in the context of a woman-owned business.
Artists in Back & Forth include Anna Bogatin Ott, Rebecca Carter, Theresa Chong, Dornith Doherty, Raphaëlle Goethals, Misty Keasler, Ana Esteve Llorens, Sharon Louden, Michelle Mackey, Kim Cadmus Owens, Margo Sawyer, Kim Squaglia, Gael Stack, Jackie Tileston, and Joan Winter.
Image: Back & Forth: Celebrating Women, Installation 2020 (Raphaëlle Goethals, Dornith Doherty, Jackie Tileston)
Holly Johnson and Jim Martin founded the Holly Johnson Gallery in 2005 in the Dallas Design District. The gallery represents contemporary artists from throughout the United States and abroad. The gallery features eight exhibitions per year, primarily one-person shows, by mid-career and internationally acclaimed artists. The gallery continues to refine and augment the careers of their artists while increasing the appreciation of their art. The gallery strives to educate and provide culturally significant experiences for all guests, whether collector, observer, or student.
Works by many of the gallery artists are included in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Austin Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Gallery artists include: John Adelman, Terry Allen, Stuart Arends, David Aylsworth, William Betts, Anna Bogatin Ott, James Buss, Todd Camplin, Rebecca Carter, Douglas Leon Cartmel, Theresa Chong, Eric Cruikshank, Matthew Cusick, Dornith Doherty, James Drake, Jacob El Hanani, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Christopher French, Raphaëlle Goethals, Virgil Grotfeldt, Geoff Hippenstiel, Dion Johnson, Sharon Louden, James Lumsden, Michelle Mackey, Antonio Murado, Dorothy Napangardi, Mike Osborne, Kim Cadmus Owens, Matt Rich, David Row, Margo Sawyer, Kim Squaglia, Gael Stack, William Steiger, Jackie Tileston, Randy Twaddle, Casey Williams, Joan Winter, and Michael Young.
Holly Johnson Gallery advises private and corporate collectors - making recommendations for an art collection’s enhancement and expansion as well as assist in the resale of works of art, provide fair and accurate advice on the market value of singular works of art or entire collections, and offer solutions for framing, conservation, and installation.
Fleeting Series of Five, 2020
Scatter Light, 2020
Scenes From the Ethnosphere, 2018
Expanse of the Space Treasury, 2018
Forget-me-nots #9, 2011
Erin Cluley GalleryErin Cluley Gallery
Erin Cluley Galley is pleased to present a selection of works from the gallery's program of emerging, mid-career, and established artists from Dallas and the United States. The gallery presents a provocative roster of artists working in both traditional and alternative forms including painting, sculpture, new media, photography, sculptural installation and public intervention.
In 2014, Erin Cluley Gallery ignited a creative movement in West Dallas acting as a hub for visual arts and community engagement. After nearly five years on Fabrication Street, the gallery has moved its operation to Riverbend – a development in Dallas’ Design District celebrating the intersection between culture and commerce.
Barbara Davis GalleryCURRENT EXHIBITION: EDUARDO PORTILLO: FLYING FAST FORWARD
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Flying Fast Forward, Eduardo Portillo's first solo-exhibition at Barbara Davis Gallery.
Portillo’s work leads a negotiation between a borderline and the exterior of the pictorial plane, realizing his desire to deviate from the rectilinear into real space. Portillo’s latest work might be the apotheosis of his mestiza aesthetic, insofar as he’s condensed his idiom through a progression that can be mistaken by radical minimalism when studied up-close the work is an actual manifestation of what the artist defines as the new American Baroque.
The way Portillo's work moves toward a further streamlined sensibility allows for his pieces to focus more effectively on the concept of borderlines, the complexity of the structure of the work, and his material ingenuity. The juxtaposition that is established between what is considered painting and what is categorized as a sculptural work, subverts the allotted space each is normally given. In this way, his work breathes life into these ordinarily lifeless areas, celebrating the tension between implied capacity and imposed boundary.
For 39 years, Barbara Davis Gallery has brought groundbreaking contemporary art to Houston. Driven by her intuitive sensibilities and perennially fresh vision, Barbara Davis has championed a generation of significant contemporary artists. In the process she has challenged a generation of art collectors, both seasoned and aspiring, to see the beauty and value in their work through dialogs and panel discussions with prominent museum curators and artists from across genres. She has launched the careers of international artists such as Julie Mehretu, one of the most important contemporary artists of our time, and Mie Olise Kjærgaard, a rising star from Denmark discovered in a Saatchi Sensations exhibition, having given Mehretu her first gallery exhibition and Olise her first U.S. exhibition. She was also one of the first to bring to Houston the influential names of Joseph Beuys, Kiki Smith, Jonathan Borofsky, Allan McCollum, and Gilbert & George among many others. She brought progressive international exhibitions such as Leipzig Select, artists from the New Leipzig School, and exhibitions for Beijing East Village artists Zhang Huan and Li Wei. Barbara Davis Gallery was one of the first Texas galleries to be included in the influential and prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach art fair. The gallery’s exhibitions have been reviewed in international publications such as ArtForum, Art in America, Art News, Flash Art International, The Art Economist, and The New York Times among many others. Her passion for exhibiting innovative contemporary art and her commitment to educating her collectors and the community has driven the focus of the gallery for 39 years.
Persiana Americana, 2020
Sonora A260, 2020
Megallanic SBm, 2020
Bill ArningBricks and Mortar Time
Bill Arning Exhibitons just transformed from a roving curatorial project to a bricks andf mortar space in the Montrose area of Houston, the artistic spiritual home for the city. This presentation is focussed on our first show-Plans For the Fall and a preview of Michael St John's upcoming solo exhibition These Days/The Passions opening November 17th through January 2021
Bill Arning has done everything with contemporary art but make it. As a curator, critic, museum director, advisor, lecturer, grant maker, dealer, gallerist and collector, Bill Arning Exhibitions curatorial project space will give the fullest expression to his vision for what art can do to our hearts, minds and souls.
These Days: The Passions, (Emcee), 2020
These Days: The Passions, (Camille Javal), 2020
These Days: The Passions, (Jim Carroll), 2020
These Days: The Passions, (Philip “Buzz” Perry), 2020
These Days: The Passions, (Derek Vinyard), 2020
These Days: The Passions, (Ghostface), 2020
Interval: in everyday and global events, a moment of deviation from the original course, which if passed unrecognized, may eventually veer purpose in the opposite direction. Interval invites a pause and a place to consider disparate connections, subtle changes, implied possibilities.
With galleries in San Antonio and New York City, Ruiz-Healy Art specializes in contemporary works of art with an emphasis on Latinx and Latin American artists, as well as working with prominent Texas-based artists. Ruiz-Healy Art features 6-8 exhibitions a year, often accompanied by fully illustrated catalogs and has done so since 2006.
The gallery is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Estate of Chuck Ramirez. As member dealers of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), Ruiz-Healy Art demonstrates a high level of expertise and adheres to a strict code of conduct with professional integrity. The gallery has participated at the IFPDA Fine Print Fair, every year since 2015, Frieze, New York, ZonaMaco, Mexico City, Volta NY Art Fair, and The Dallas Art Fair, among others.
Philosophical Painter, 2019
Above All, 2017
Untitled (Progeny), 2002
Song II, 2017
Varities That Were, 2020
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture GardenON BEING HUMAN
Valley House Gallery is pleased to present an online version of our exhibition "On Being Human."
These last months have reminded us of the importance of our basic humanity and the inherent value of others. After isolating, we felt a need to be surrounded by people—hence this invitational exhibition about people seen through the artist’s eye. In addition to Valley House artists, we have invited figurative artists whom we admire to participate:
Deborah Ballard, Vera Barnett, Lu Ann Barrow, Peter Bonner, Curt Brill, Lloyd Brown, Jerry Bywaters, Sean Cairns, Jeanne Campbell, Lindy Chambers, John Cobb, Brian Cobble, Robert D. Cocke, Carol A. Cook, Laurie Hickman Cox, Lee Baxter Davis, Laurence Edwards, David Everett, Max Ferguson, Barnaby Fitzgerald, Scott Gentling, Miles Cleveland Goodwin, Ira Greenberg, Jimmy Hill, William Eric Horsbrugh-Porter, Otis Huband, Sedrick Huckaby, Anita Huffington, Kathryn Keller, Sirena LaBurn, Emily LaCour, Rudolf Sotelo Lailson, Jungeun Lee, Laurie Lipton, Jun-Cheng Liu, William B. Montgomery, Philip Morsberger, Fred Nagler, Trish Nickell, Gail Norfleet, Michael O’Keefe, Luke Sides, Hadar Sobol, Ellen Soderquist, Everett Spruce, Earl Stroh, Bob Stuth-Wade, James Surls, Chaco Terada, Valton Tyler, Mary Vernon, Donald S. Vogel, Amy Werntz, Jim Woodson, and Miguel Zapata.
This exhibition is held in memory of Lu Ann Barrow (1934–2020). Her paintings enriched our lives with uplifting parables on being human.
All works are available to see in person.
"On Being Human" is on view every Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, through October 31.
Masks are required.
Please call 972-239-2441 or email gallery @ valleyhouse.com for further information.
We will be adding video interviews and written statements from our artists for the duration of this exhibition - so please check back!
About Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden:
Founded in 1954 by Peggy and Donald Vogel, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden is located in its original North Dallas location (on Spring Valley Road between Preston and Hillcrest.) Second generation owners Cheryl and Kevin Vogel, along with Director Laura Green, represent established and emerging contemporary artists working in inventive ways with traditional media. Sculpture is on view throughout the 4+ acre garden. In addition, the gallery offers 19th and 20th century American and European art, as well as significant Early Texas works. The gallery has promoted artists internationally for over 60 years through curating exhibitions, showing in art fairs, publishing scholarly catalogues, and placing fine art in private and museum collections.
a blink of existence, 2015-2016
Highway Altarpiece: “The Child Is Father of the Man”; from Kingston, Ontario, Canada to Holden, Utah; U.S. Highway 50, 2019
Not-So-Perfect World IV, 2019
The Addict, 2018
Inman GalleryDavid Aylsworth at Inman Gallery
Throughout his career, painter David Aylsworth has deftly embraced ambiguity and the liminal possibilities inherent in the painterly process, one where the resulting canvas lives on not so much as an end product but more as a space for an ongoing adventure. In a recent essay Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Curator Alison de Lima Greene writes: “Over the past three decades, David Aylsworth has built up a remarkable body of paintings that are sensual, humorous, at times wry, and always bursting with love. Grounding his pictorial vocabulary in the non-objective language of such early modernists as Marsden Hartley and Arthur Dove, Aylsworth has also remained steadfast in his commitment to finding fresh inspiration in the world around him as he consistently renews his painting practice through trial, error, and resolution.”
In the past 5 years, David Aylsworth’s colorful, expressive abstractions have expressed evocations of landscapes and seascapes, with suggestions of horizon lines visible. In this viewing room, we are highlighting works with a strong suggestion of landscape.
David Aylsworth (born 1966, Tiffin, OH) earned a BFA from Kent State University in 1989 and was an artist resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1989-1991. Aylsworth's paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; the El Paso Museum of Art; and the Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. He currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.
About Inman Gallery: Founded in 1990 with an emphasis on artists living in Houston and the region, Inman Gallery has since cultivated an internationally recognized program that represents contemporary artists from the region, nationally, and abroad. The gallery takes an active approach in supporting artists from the early stages of their careers into national and international recognition; the gallery is equally active in its local community. Education, community engagement, and a long-term commitment to artists form the core of the gallery’s mission. Celebrating the gallery's 30th anniversary this fall, we welcome visitors by appointment.
Inman Gallery has been a member of the ADAA since 2009.
Double Crossing, 2018
Mountain Sea and Shore, 2013
Gossamer Wings (remix), 2016
Sometimes Joy Has a Terrible Cost, 2016
Night Water, 2017
The Sea is Incredibly Blue, 2017
12.26's presents three New paintings by New York-based contemporary artist Cary Leibowitz (b. New York, 1963)
Cary Leibowitz’s work has shown in museums and institutions across the globe including The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York, New York; Museum of Modern Art, PS1, New York, New York; The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; White Columns, New York, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Cabinet Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Galerie Claudio Botello, Turin, Italy; List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Leibowitz’s first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition, Museum Show, originated at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco in 2017 and traveled to The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and The Contemporary Art Museum, Houston in 2018. Leibowitz’s work has been included in the landmark exhibitions Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities at The Jewish Museum in New York, New York; In a Different Light at the University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley; and Bad Girls, New Museum, New York, New York. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Artforum, The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, and Art in America, among others.
12.26 is a Dallas-based contemporary art gallery with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists. Co-founded by sisters Hannah Fagadau and Hilary Fagadau, 12.26 was created with the intention of offering a new international perspective to the Dallas gallery landscape.
Because I Can, Because I Can't (Because I Can't, Because I Can), 2020
Respect for the United States Constitution is a Turn On, 2020
abc 123 do re mi R.G.B., 2020
I Can't I Can't, 2017
My Sugar High is at a All Time Low, 2018
We are excited to present this selection of curated works from three of our gallery artists: Robert Calafiore, Karen Navarro, and Jennifer Ling Datchuk. Robert Calafiore employs a hand-built pinhole camera to create large scale one-of-a-kind c-prints of carefully constructed sets featuring the nude male figure or glassware from his family's collection. Karen Navarro constructs portraits in a highly stylized aesthetic on a diverse array of mediums which express self-referential questions that connect in a much larger scale to ideas of construction of identity, societal expectations and the understanding of being. Trained in ceramics, Jennifer Ling Datchuk captures the conflict between her Chinese and white identities by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects and rituals that fix, organize, soothe, and beautify our lives.
Foto Relevance exhibits museum-quality, contemporary photo-based art and provides a platform for an innovative selection of American and international photographic artists. The gallery has mounted monographic exhibitions as well as group shows to investigate current trends and themes in contemporary art, showcasing an unusual range of both darkroom and digital photographic techniques. Foto Relevance provides guidance and consultation, educating collectors and corporations in the acquisition and sale of art.
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Untitled (Figure Triptych), 2011
Untitled (Still Life Triptych #100), 2011
Untitled (Figure #19), 2009-2012
Ogetti de Vetro, Fuocco #1, 2014
Ogetti de Vetro, Fuocco #2, 2014
Ogetti de Vetro, Fuocco #3, 2014
Nancy Littlejohn Fine ArtKysa Johnson's After Monet
I have always loved Monet’s lyrical and luscious waterlily paintings. I would spend hours as a teenager sitting in the Water Lilies room at the “old” MOMA in New York basking in the sublime beauty of its three long enveloping panels in the room that was dedicated just to it.
When I was researching the microscopic sea dwellers phytoplankton (whose fossils become the raw material for crude oil) for the series Crude which traces the natural history of oil from its chemical inception in nebulae to its modern extraction from the earth, I was struck by how their forms reminded me so much of those paintings. Simple shapes based on phytoplankton structures became the base imagery of this work and it seemed only fitting to relate the micro water creatures and the macro water lilies, so I recasted Monet’s Water Lily paintings as the compositional and chromic structures in the Crude paintings and drawings.
Not only linked by their aquatic nature and their basic forms, historically Monet’s Water Lily paintings were created at the moment when due to technological advancements in WW1 oil was about to explode in usage in a way that has defined our relationship to it over the last hundred years. As we near the transition to a new age of energy, looking back to the start of that journey seemed a fitting bookend.
Kysa Johnson, November 2020
NLFA gives the Houston arts community well-deserved recognition in the National and International art world. Bringing 30 years of experience as a patron, collector, art advisor, and gallerist, Littlejohn delivers an experience unlike anything you’ve seen. In 1998 she opened what has been noted as the most avant-garde gallery in Texas, bravely showcasing emerging talent through exhibitions, performances, and thoughtfully curated multi-disciplinary events. Today, NLFA represents the very best Nationally and Internationally recognized established and emerging contemporary artists.
Nestled in the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Nancy Littlejohn thoughtfully renovated the 5,000 square foot modernist masterpiece originally designed and occupied by world-renowned architect S.I. Morris in the early 1970s. “Seth Irvin Morris and his architectural firm left a timeless imprint on the Houston skyline, from the first-of-it’s-kind Astrodome to downtown’s trapezoidal Pennzoil Place skyscraper to the Williams Tower that looms high over the Galleria”. NLFA is a destination surrounded by the city’s best boutique design firms, antique emporiums, flower shops, and restaurants.
Ms. Littlejohn’s civic work includes serving as a board member of the Houston Symphony and past board president of the Houston Symphony League, board member of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Blaffer Art Museum University of Houston, the Moores School of Music University of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Guild, Lawndale Art Center, the advisory board of the Houston Arts Alliance and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Littlejohn has also been recognized for her work with the AIDS Foundation Houston, Escape Family Resource Center, FotoFest International, Houston Art League, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens of the MFAH, and the Rothko Chapel.
Laura Rathe Fine Art"Reconstructed" - Laura Rathe Fine Art
Objects separated from their original context can be rebuilt to serve an entirely new purpose. Artists Max Steven Grossman, Paul Rousso, and James Verbicky use this concept when creating different thoughts and ideas through their art. Each working with identifiable imagery, they thoughtfully assemble fragments of various media, focusing primarily on textual references, to reconstruct a whole new dialogue with the viewer.
Max Steven Grossman uses composite images from various bookshelves, and combines them to form libraries that only exist in his photographs. Each composition, or in Grossman’s own words, collage, is an intricate process of digital manipulation and engineering in the hopes of creating a personal conversation with each viewer. Grossman returns time and again to these bookscapes to not only reflect on the changing nature of books and photographs, but to allow for the physical world to be taken over by the virtual world he constructs.
Paul Rousso aims to create works that embody everyday objects and media on an exaggerated scale. The objects of his focus, he describes, are the things that “are going away,” currency, advertising, newspapers, magazines, and other print media. Using heat infusion on acrylic, Rousso is able to sculpt and mold these images into dynamic sculptures that give new life to these objects.
James Verbicky uses vintage and current media clippings, dissecting them to form new messages. His work leads viewers to question the undeniable prevalence of popular imagery and its effect on modern life. His ‘Media Paintings’ bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, using both language and imagery and melding them together. By unearthing and layering the remnants of numerous disparate generations, the artworks transcend simple words and images, which become objects that contain the essence of human culture.
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. With over 25 years experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.
Rock Art Film Fashion B, 2019
Fashion WT2, 2020
Rock Art Film Fashion CV, 2020
Rock SQ 6, 2020
Music VQ, 2020
Rock Art Film Fashion WV4, 2019
Moody GalleryMOODY GALLERY
Featuring a curated selection of works by artists represented by Moody Gallery.
Moody Gallery opened in 1975 and exhibits work by contemporary American artists. The emphasis has always been on artists living and working in Texas, as well as artists who have a strong connection to Texas. The gallery is interested in a wide range of artistic ideas and in showing all media. Many of the artists represented are recognized on a national (and in some cases, international) level; however, the gallery also represents mid-career and emerging artists. The gallery is committed to showing the best work possible from this region and putting the work in context with established artists from other parts of the country.
Cool Mountain, 2019
South Cannon Road, 2020
Redrawing the Maps, 2015
Hearts Own Quiet #1, 2020
David Shelton GalleryCP v.3: FORMS
Alejandro Diaz, Robert Hodge, Jason Karolak, Paul Lee, Amanda Martinez, Erica Sellers, Ara Thorose
Visit the inaugural Kips Bay Show House in Dallas, September 25 - October 25, to see work by Jason Karolak, Paul Lee and Amanda Martinez in conjunction with Margaret Naeve Parker and M Naeve, Houston
Happiness Is Expensive, 2020
Make Tacos Not War, 2020
Untitled (P-2002), 2020
River Painter, 2020
Subtle Implication, 2020
Dirty Dark PlaceDDP Does Dallas
Dirty Dark Place (DDP) is an errant, artist-run project space dedicated to disrupting the hierarchical and socioeconomic systems that shape access and patronage of contemporary art. We collaborate with Texas-based, contemporary artists to develop programming that challenges the dominant structures and strictures of exhibiting art. DDP is an experiment in community that willfully mismatches place and programming as a means to both incite artists and to provoke new audiences.
In partnership with our publishing imprint, Cattywampus Press, we create and publish original books, goods, and other ephemera that support and document the work of artists who live and work in the American South.
All the Place You've Got, #9, 2019
Where You Are Is No Good, #30, 2019
All the Place You’ve Got, #17, 2019
All the Place You've Got #1, 2019
Black-Eyed Susan, 2019
Caravaggio X BA, 2017