FEATURED THIS WEEK 5.4 | Moody Gallery, David Shelton Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Red and White Gallery, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
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)
Moody GalleryMOODY GALLERY
Featuring a selection of works by James Drake, Lucas Johnson, Jerry Jeanmard, Mary McCleary and Michael Bise.
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.
Red Gabriella, 2010
Tongue-Cut Sparrows XI, 2018
Motoring South #2, 1992-94
Volcano Series, 1995-96
Camper with Bird, 2019
Car Guy, 2018
David Shelton GalleryRobert Hodge and Brandon Thompson
Robert Hodge (b. 1979, Houston) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice reflects themes of memory and commemoration. Grounded in the rich continuum of African American history and cultural expression, Hodge’s work celebrates resilience and reclamation, with his commemorations of African American musical and cultural icons serving to both preserve the past and illuminate the present. With a nod to sampling culture and Rauschenberg’s principle of working in the gap between art and life, Hodge’s collage-based works pair urban detritus and found objects with cut-out images, lyrics and other signifiers of the African-American experience, forming a duality of meaning wherein fragments of everyday urban life become conduits of artistic expression.
Hodge studied visual art at the Pratt Institute in New York and the Atlanta College of Art. He has exhibited in numerous national and international institutions including Houston Museum of African American Culture; Project Row Houses (Houston, TX); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX); New Gallery of Modern Art (Charlotte, NC); and Contemporary Museum of East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya). He was an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio (2017); the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans (2015); and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2014), and has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance and The Idea Fund.
His work is included in ‘Slowed and Throwed’, a group exhibition, curated by Patricia Restrepo, at Contemporary Art Museum Houston. Other current projects include “Two and 1⁄2 years: A Musical Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth”, an album that he executive produced, as well as his traveling installation titled “The Beauty Box.”
Brandon Thompson (b. 1992, Cedar Hill, TX) grew up in the small town of Cedar Hill just outside of Dallas. His work is primarily focused on oil, acrylic, oil pastel and crayons for two-dimensional pieces and wood and clay for three-dimensional pieces. Throughout, he incorporates a range of vibrant bright colors in swift motions to always suggest movement. His work draws from his experience of growing up in Cedar Hill and takes inspiration from the black experience in the South and the Bible Belt. Subjects are taken from his neighborhood, from the styles of dress, hair styles, music, and slang, all put into art. As Thompson states to summarize his work, "It’s just a bunch of country stuff."
Thompson earned a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018, the same year that PaperCity named him the best young painter in Dallas. He has recently exhibited at Ro2 Gallery (Dallas), PRP (Dallas), Swim Gallery (San Francisco) and David Shelton Gallery (Houston), among others. Thompson was selected by Rebecca Matalon, Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, to be included in New American Paintings (2019) and has received reveiws and press coverage in the Dallas Morning News, Glasstire, PaperCity, D Magazine, Neveszn and Houston City Book, among others.
Robert Hodge: DNA will be a site specific studio exhibition at the gallery opening late March.
Conduit GalleryPortraits by various artists
Time to show some face!
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.
I Pray You Catch a Wave 2, 2020
I Pray You Catch a Wave 3, 2020
Before the Dawn, 2020
White Clouds, 2020
Daily Drawing 2.22.20, 2020
Liliana Bloch GalleryPortraiture
LBG presents an array of works and mediums with an emphasis on particular representation.
Liliana Bloch Gallery is a contemporary art gallery founded in April of 2013. The gallery represents national and international artists working in all media. The Gallery works to create a dialogue between curators, collectors, galleries, educational art venues, and the general public.
In 2014, the gallery started its public art program URBANO to educate and promote the understanding of contemporary art featuring selected artworks and experimental interdisciplinary projects outside the confines of the traditional gallery physical space.
The gallery believes in the power of education and uses contemporary art as a catalyst for critical thinking and contextual perspectives that generate individual and collective dialogues promoting peace, understanding and appreciation for knowledge and excellence.
Red and White GalleryLaura Wilson at Red & White Gallery
The Red & White Gallery is pleased to present the work of noted photographer Laura Wilson.
The Red & White Gallery, established in 2013, specializes in established Texas artists. The gallery has hosted major exhibitions by Jesús Moroles, William Anzalone, Charles Schorre, Laura Wilson, Pat Johnson, Mark Kohler, Mary Quiros, Arthur Meyerson, Jerry Jeanmard, Jack Unruh, Sally Maxwell and Linda Tibolla among others. The gallery also mounts group shows, such as the Fayetteville Clay Invitational and the Biennial FotoFest.
Donny Baize, Cowboy, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas, 1997
Emma, Hutterite Girl in Field, Duncan Ranch Colony, Harlowton, Montana, 1994
Dapple Gray and Lace, 2006
Hutterite Boy on Appaloosa, Golden Valley Colony, Ryegate, Montana, 1993
Girl with Gray Horse, Weatherford, Texas, 2006
Favorite Roping Horse, Corazon, Y-6 Ranch, Jeff Davis County, Texas, 1992
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture GardenLooking at You, Looking at Me
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.
The Closing Door, 2020
The Pandemic, 2021
Portrait of Van Cliburn (Preliminary Study), 2019
Van Cliburn Study 8, 2019
Kizuna B 2, 2017
Memoir of the Tree 3, 2019