Galleries

Nancy Littlejohn Fine ArtSara Carter's "Lit With Color" & Margo Sawyer's "Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo"

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art presents two new exhibitions by renowned artists Sara Carter and Margo Sawyer.

Sara Carter's acrylic paintings on canvas stretched over panel are diverse, falling into clearly defined separate but related bodies of work. In her current show Lit With Color, Carter has deliberately and organically worked with colors and color combinations that feel powerful to her. Through the months-long meditation of creating these paintings, she experienced the profound power of color and contrast as they vibrate her being, asking to join the canvases’ objecthood, taking some of herself with them, and leaving their traces behind.

Margo Sawyer's Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo is a series of works on paper that pays homage to her monumental public art project outside the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, KosovoThe central actor in her work is color. In this work, her signature squares, rectangles, and strips of bold color is a preview into her larger public works. In her current show, Sawyer dissects the interaction between colors, opacity, and translucence. 

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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.

Sara Carter
Lit With Color 1, 2020
Available: $15,000
Sara Carter
Lit With Color 2, 2020
Available: $4,800
Sara Carter
Lit With Color 3, 2020
Available: $4,800
Sara Carter
Lit With Color 4, 2020
Available: $12,000
Sara Carter
Lit With Color 5, 2020
Available: $15,000
Sara Carter
Lit With Color 6, 2020
Available: $9,800

12.26Cary Leibowitz

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.

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)

GALLERY 

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.

Laura Rathe Fine ArtLaura Rathe Fine Art

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.

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. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.

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.

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. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.

Hunt Slonem
Guardians and Butterflies Cloak, 2019
Available: $35,000
Hunt Slonem
Untitled (each), 2018
Available: $5,500
Zhuang Hong Yi
Bon Bons (each), 2019
Available: $2,800
Gian Garofalo
Change of Pace, 2020
Available: $8,000
Stallman Studio
More than We Ever Imagined, 2020
Available: $33,600
Stallman Studio
Electric Days & Nights Diptych, 2020
Available: $42,000

Cris Worley Fine ArtsCWFA Celebrates 10 years

Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to present works on paper by Anne Allen, Maysey Craddock, Robert Lansden, and Rusty Scruby; cast paper sculptures by Harry Geffert; cast bronze and crepe myrtle sculptures by Sherry Owens, black and white photography by David Fokos, and small scale paintings by Isabelle du Toit 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.

Maysey Craddock
written on the water, 2020
Available: $4,500
Maysey Craddock
Emanuel Bayou, 2018
Available: $3,500
Sherry Owens
Almost a Symphony, 2019
Available: $12,000
Sherry Owens
Queen of the Night, 2019
Available: $9,500
Sherry Owens
Widows and Maidens 4, 2019
Available: $8,200
Robert Lansden
Chevron 1, 2010
Available: $1,450

Galleri UrbaneCP v. 2.0

Galleri Urbane brings together new and recent work by 11 gallery artists exclusively on Culture Place, with many works on view for the first time. From more traditional approaches like paintings on canvas to experimental techniques incoporating repurposed vinyl billboards 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.

József Csató
Interior, 2020
Available: $2,200
József Csató
Sensitive Scene, 2020
Available: $2,200
Loring Taoka
(untitled - blurry and extruded X), 2020
Available: $1,500
Loring Taoka
(untitled - overlapping U-shape patterns), 2020
Available: $1,800
Rachel Hellmann
Flip Side, 2020
Available: $3,500
Rachel Hellmann
Conversation, 2020
Available: $3,500

McClain GalleryLandscapes

McClain Gallery presents a group exhibition inspired by literal and metaphorical landscapes, featuring works by Etal Adnan, Brendan Cass, Gisela Colon, Christian Eckart, Mara Held, Alex Katz, Tom McKinley, Joan Nelson, Julian Opie and Ping Zheng. Each of these artists explore natural and sometimes imagined terrains in unique ways using a variety of media including acrylic, oil, and egg tempera on canvas and panel, oil stick on paper, etching and silkscreen on paper, and digital prints on paper and canvas.

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.

Ruiz-Healy ArtActs of Appearance and Disappearance

The artist selected in this presentation have the common thread of visual poetry abstracting language and producing visual commentaries on contemporary culture and societal investments.

In Amado’s latest body of work, Widespread Rumors of Dystopia, the figures create the various shaped landscapes inhabited by people. Above and throughout are dark forces such as a virus. The figures were made from a stamp and red ink the artist acquired while in South Korea for the Gwangju Biennial in 1997. In WOKE, Amado composes brilliant geometric shapes around the foundation of a word often explored in his practice, "woke," in reference to public awareness of current affairs and socio-political injustices.

Working within the borders of geometry, Cecilia Biagini explores the properties and relations between abstraction and construction, appearance and disappearance, lines, and surfaces, as well as form and structure.

Leigh Anne Lester's work investigates the birth of genetic modification and its repercussions. In her work, she uses meticulous layering and collaging to mimic the distorting effect of genetic modification

Ethel Shipton’s sculptural piece, Listen, invites us to do just that. As the artist says, “at one point, one must stop and listen. Shipton has focused her research on visual information and the powerful narratives that can be created of freedom, unification, and community.

Chuck Ramirez's photographic subjects are often "low" or common objects that are recast in high-culture style. Shot from overhead the objects are isolated at the center of a white, shadowless ground, a format he continued to use throughout his career. Regardless of subject, Ramirez’s images are devoid of human inhabitants, yet filled with humanity and hope.

 

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.

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.

William Campbell Contemporary ArtWilliam Campbell Contemporary Art

A selection of work by gallery artists. 

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Bill ArningThe summer that wasn't

A selection of artists from Bill Arning Exhibtions curatorial program. the summer of lockdown hs caused time to move in strange ways, quickly and slowly, social space fragmented, and private pleasure prioritized. Occasionally visual art works have shaken my quarentining stupor and I share a selection here.

 

Roving curatorial projects 

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. 

Foto Relevance2020 Selections

We are excited to present this selection of curated works from three of our gallery artists: Claire Rosen, Robert Calafiore, and Torrie Groening. Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or symbolic still-lives evoking the aesthetics of classical painting influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and referencing the Victorian Era. 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. Torrie Groening makes use of new and traditional technologies to create installations and photographs that reflect on a personal investment in the peripheral material of the artists studio.

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.

Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2008-2011
Available: $5,400
Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2008-2011
Available: $5,400
Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2016
Available: $3,500
Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2016
Available: $2,900
Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2009-2012
Available: $6,200
Robert Calafiore
Untitled, 2012
Available: $6,200

Conduit Gallery16 Faces

Sarah Ball, Saraï Delfendahl, Spencer Evans, Heyd Fontenot, Jeff Gibbons, Fahamu Pecou, James Sullivan & W. Tucker show us what we're missing.

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.

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.

Jim Love
Plowed Bear, 1972
Available: $18,000
Melissa Miller
Mongoose, 2012
Available: $30,000
Al Souza
Doubting Thomas, 1989
Available: $30,000
Helen Altman
Nest 49, 2020
Available: $1,500
Page Kempner
Shear, 2016
Available: $5,000
Gael Stack
Untitled (for George Bunker), 1993
Available: $20,000

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.

Amy Werntz
Marjorie, 2018
Available: $6,200
Hadar Sobol
a blink of existence, 2015-2016
Available: $2,800
Lloyd Brown
Highway Altarpiece: “The Child Is Father of the Man”; from Kingston, Ontario, Canada to Holden, Utah; U.S. Highway 50, 2019
Available: $4,200
Deborah Ballard
Not-So-Perfect World IV, 2019
Available: $65,000
Miles Cleveland Goodwin
The Addict, 2018
Available: $3,400
Carol A. Cook
Wet, 2018
Available: $2,500

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.

Liliana Bloch GalleryKathy Lovas

Kathy Lovas    
CLOTHING CRIMES . . . and Misdemeanors, 2020           
Liliana Bloch Gallery    Dates: September 12 – October 10, 2020

Artist Statement
My artworks constitute a career-long investigation into the ontology of photography. Freely moving between photography and sculpture, my projects are often based on historic narratives, memories from my childhood, or familiar subject matter from around my home or studio. My projects constitute an examination of photographic indexicality, the archive, and the frame, and they speak in multiple ways to the rapidly evolving definition of photography as they invite viewers’ imaginative participation in our current post-internet collective image environment.

“Clothing items often contain crucial evidence. Moreover, examination of clothing from a crime may elicit its ‘story’; much like examining a crime scene helps to reconstruct the crime. In some cases, the garment itself may be considered a crime scene.” 1                
1Jane Moira Taupin and Chesterene Wiklik, Scientific
Protocols for Forensic Examimation of Clothing, 
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 
Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742, 2011, Preface, p. xi.
 

 

Liliana Bloch Gallery is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2013. The gallery represents artists working regionally, nationally, and internationally in all media.

The Gallery provides a unique and personalized approach to building outstanding contemporary collections, emphasizing artwork that addresses contemporary issues with strong historical ties. We work to create a dialogue between institutional and private curators, collectors, galleries, educational venues, and the general public.

In 2016, the Gallery launched its public art program, URBANO, which cements the gallery’s commitment to educate and promote the understanding of contemporary art in public spaces. URBANO includes curatorial initiatives that reach beyond the traditional bounds of a gallery space and bring art into the context of the city. We believe that public art enhances the lives of our community and nurtures the freedom of expression through mutual understanding between artists and the public.

The Gallery takes as a given that contemporary art both serves as a catalyst for critical thinking and holds the promise to promote peace, understanding, and appreciation for knowledge and excellence.

Dirty Dark PlaceDDP Does Dallas

In collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair's Culture Place, Dirty Dark Place is proud to represent artists Butch Anthony, Andy Don Emmons, Devin Lunsford, Jack Sanders, Julie Speedand Wayne White.

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.

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