Wednesday, December 23, 2009

DOUGLAS LEON CARTMEL @ DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

DOUGLAS LEON CARTMEL

DOUGLAS LEON CARTMEL
Pacifica (Surface)
2007, oil on titanium 15 x 18 inches



COASTLINES: IMAGES OF LAND AND SEA, an exhibition of over 50 paintings, photographs, and works on paper, including Marty Walker Gallery artist Douglas Leon Cartmel's oil on titanium painting 'Pacifica (Surface)', will be on view at The Dallas Museum of Art, opening April, 2010, in an exhibition exploring how modern and contemporary artists represent coastal landscapes.

*contact gallery for information about Cartmel's upcoming solo exhibition and pre-sales.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ERIC SALL : NEWS AND REVIEWS

ERIC SALL

ERIC SALL Obstacle 3 2009, oil on canvas, 36 x40 inches


“Sall pulls from the traditions of action painting, culture, and environments... he’s adept at capitalizing on the tension between shape and line.” -Dallas Morning News

“Things merge and coalesce and what subsequently unfurls is an intricate linear progression with some delightful results.” -Art+Culture DFW


For more info, click above links, and please support these great publications -and for additional images of Eric Sall's solo exhibition Obstacles, click here.


ERIC SALL

ERIC SALL Obstacles installation view

Monday, December 21, 2009

HOLIDAY GALLERY HOURS

HOLIDAY HOURS
Tuesday, December 22, 11-5
Wednesday, December 23, 11-5
gallery closed Thursday, December 24 - Monday December 28
Tuesday, December 29, 11-5
Wednesday, December 30, 11-5
Thursday, December 31
, 11-5
gallery closed New Years Day, Friday, January 1st
Saturday, January 2, 11-5
and by appointment
-Happy Holidays from Marty & Billy


(regular hours resume Tue, Jan. 5)
GALLERY HOURS
Tue-Sat 11-5
and by appointment

TED KINCAID - solo exhibition opens Saturday, January 9, 6-8
I DO NOT WANT THE CONSTELLATIONS ANY NEARER / / L.A. SKIES


*contact gallery for further information and to preview the exhibition

Friday, December 11, 2009

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER GOIN' ROGUE!

"sinisterly funny" -ARTFORUM

ALLISON HUNTER

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER PALIN'
gouache on chipboard, 17 x 20 inches framed (original artwork)


"the apostrophe is a wink... a distinctive way of talkin'... but it is also a punch in the gut." -Kansas City Pitch (read the full article here)

New limited edition print available at www.getpalin.com + t-shirts and coffee mugs. BUY NOW!

Kansas City based artist ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER’s mixed-media constructions combine the craft and aesthetics of sign painting with cleverly deconstructed words and phrases, manipulating both surfaces and meaning in an often biting and humorous manner.

PALIN’ (the original work of art) was recently exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Gobber’s work is included in numerous private and museum collections including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. To learn more & see additional work by the artist, please visit martywalkergallery.com.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Renegade Bus' Lucia Simek on "The Obama Art Fund"


Renegade Bus's own Lucia Simek lays out some details and discusses the first-time homeowner’s tax incentive "The Obama Art Fund" in a new entry on Dallas' always fascinating and clever culture blog www.renegadebusdallas.com.

"...we landed a house just in the nick of time in order to qualify for : $8000, give or take, come refund time. While most assuredly the proper, home owning, adult thing to do with the money would be to put the money back into the house somehow – pay down the note a little, invest in some upgrades – we have another idea that’s much more fun, and that, tangentially, does some good too." -Lucia Simek, Renegade Bus

Read the full article to learn how you too can participate - click here:
http://renegadebusdallas.com/2009/11/30/the-obama-art-fund/

(and start your art wishlist - see you next tax season!)

ALLISON HUNTER

ALLISON HUNTER Untitled 14 - chromogenic photograph, 2007 -
(one of Lucia's "top, most-loved works of art as seen in Dallas galleries")

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NBC 5's Green News :: William Lamson @ Marty Walker

video


Dallas, NBC 5's Annie Potasznik interviews Marty Walker Gallery Director Billy Zinser to discuss the green themes behind William Lamson's solo exhibition 'Automatic' -view the video of the story above, or visit NBC 5 for a text version of the article, images, and more Green News.

Also, visit www.martywalkergallery.com for more information on William Lamson and to view images of the artist's work. Please contact gallery for any further info and acquisitions .

Friday, November 6, 2009

TED KINCAID @ DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Ted Kincaid's Thunderhead 83, digital color photograph surface mounted to Plexiglas in artist's frame, 72 x 48 in. -on display with other works from Dallas Museum of Art's collection.

(pictured, far right, photo from Ted Kincaid's Ten Year Retrospective at The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary) catalogue available, contact Marty Walker Gallery for purchase



See additional works by Ted Kincaid online + mark your calendars for the artist's upcoming solo exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery, opening Saturday, January 9, 2010 - click HERE for more info.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

art this week: WILLIAM LAMSON

For those not following the Art This Week podcasts -I recommend checking it out. In addition to reviewing/discussing/promoting the visual arts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Art This Week team reports current art news and upcoming events.

In their most recent podcast, Anne Lawrence talks about William Lamson's Automatic, and shows some clips of the artist's video work, click HERE to see the episode.


WILLIAM LAMSON - AUTOMATIC

WILLIAM LAMSON Automatic - exhibition installation-

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

art this week: TOM ORR + FRANCES BAGLEY @ DMA



Anne Lawrence interviews Tom Orr and Frances Bagley for Art This Week to discuss the couple's installation for Performance/Art at The Dallas Museum of Art (pictured below).

TOM ORR & FRANCES BAGLEY

TOM ORR & FRANCES BAGLEY
Performance/Art installation at The Dallas Museum of Art

Check out more video podcasts on artthisweek.com.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Death of a Propane Salesman

Anxiety and the Texas Artist

FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Seth Alverson, Michael Bise, Matthew Bourbon, Vernon Fisher, Lawrence Lee, Margaret Meehan, Amy Revier, Ludwig Schwarz, Edward Setina, Kevin Todora, Terri Thornton, Jeff Zilm, Eric Zimmerman

October 30, 2009 – December 13, 2009.
Opening Reception: Friday October 30, 6-9pm


Following is a brief essay written for the exhibit curated by FWCA newly appointed curator Christina Rees. The line-up alone merits a visit to see the show (includes Marty Walker Gallery artist Jeff Zilm!).


Relevant artists are barometers of their environments, and whatever form their art takes, their tendency to tell the truth leads them to create work that mirrors otherwise unseen, undiscussed or repressed phenomena and ideas.

After all, Texas is many things: polite and aggressive, lacking in urbanness with a desire to duck the searing sunlight; it’s part of the Bible Belt, it’s famous for doing things in its own time and it often seems unrattled by world events, and of course it’s known for stetsons, big hair, and plastic surgery. This, when viewed from afar, can appear to be an unnatural environment for contemporary art.

So what kind of art is being made here? Texas, as an environment, makes for rich place of contradictions for an artist to probe. Discomfort is a key element that takes many forms in this exhibition: erasure of content, degradation of material, violence, miscommunication, an attempt to organize and name uneasy thoughts, and dire tension about the kinds of cultural “norms” we’re all meant to take in stride.

So unlike artists working in the more progressive or art-lofty spheres of the two coasts, the Texas artist—especially the highly reactive, imaginative, and sensitive one—finds himself fighting battles of cultural contradiction from the inside. But really, no matter where he lives, this reactive artist would be grappling with the high stress of modern living or the hostile chemical bath of his own brain. Having to fight that good fight in the lone star state merely adds a new dimension of melancholy, if not poetry, to the work, not to mention a lack of commercial compatibility. Unlike news headlines, stress in art doesn’t always sell, and yet the artists in this exhibition keep on telling their truths, and they keep spelunking their personal obsessions as a way of better understanding and navigating the world. The work itself often seems destined for museums, gallery shows, or back in storage in the artist’s studio; even the most hale Texas art collector doesn’t necessarily want a nervous breakdown permanently affixed to the wall of his living room.

Thus, around here, the coming together of artists in exhibitions is one of the clearer manifestations of the desire for an expression of liberty, of honest dialogue about the state of our culture, and often what you see in art galleries is the stuff that doesn’t belong anywhere else. And for every imaginable personal reason, Texas artists stay in Texas, and they keep making their work.





a not entirely unrelated image - King of The Hill's season 3 opener is titled "Death of a Propane Salesman"


FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS
The Art Galleries at TCU [MAP]
2900 W Berry St. Fort Worth, TX 76109

www.theartgalleries.tcu.edu P:817.257.2588
gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday 1-6pm

Sunday, November 1, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON NEWS & EXHIBITS


"...transfixed by his videos, the humor and inventiveness of the scenarios is matched by the sense of existential bewilderment. Lamson does the human predicament, with a light touch.
" -Glasstire.com

WILLIAM LAMSON

WILLIAM LAMSON - Automatic
(Sea Drawings, Automatic video still & framed drawings)



Get Transfixed! See Lamson's Automatic exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery! ...in the meantime, check out these recent articles and reviews:

And, don't miss Lamson's current and upcoming exhibitions:


  • William Lamson solo exhibition upcoming:
    @ ARTSPACE, New Haven, Connecticut
    opening reception: Thursday, November 12
    50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
    [MAP] P:203.772.2709 www.artspacenh.org
    hours: Tue-Wed: 12-6pm, Thu-Sat: 12-8pm
  • William Lamson: LONG SHOT ['The Lot' - MAP]
    (through January, 2010)

For acquisitions, further information, or to view the artist's additional video work, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Anna Krachey @ Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

ANNA KRACHEY

ANNA KRACHEY
Galaxy, 2007, digital archival print, ed. of 10, 31 x 40 inches


PERSPECTIVES 168

Artists' gallery talk:
Thursday, November 5, 6:30pm
Opening reception:
Thursday, November 5, 7-9pm
On view: November 06, 2009 – February 07, 2010

Austin-based photographers Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber are fascinated by the transformations that occur when the visible world passes through the camera’s lens. Capturing an image on film, they believe, is always an uncanny process because the photograph inevitably differs from what the artist perceived at the moment of its making. Using highly manipulable, large-format box cameras and a wide range of architectural, technological, and household subjects, they create images that acknowledge the mysterious slippages, distortions, and blendings of real and unreal inherent in photography. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Perspectives 168: Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber, the first museum exhibition for these artists.

Krachey, Mallios, and Schreiber—friends and colleagues who work independently but share interests and approaches—are aware that, because of the instantaneous nature of exposures and the architecture of cameras with origins in Renaissance camera obscuras, all photographs distort appearances as they record light reflected from three-dimensional objects on a flat surface. By employing unusual framing, extreme close-ups, and idiosyncratic points of view, the artists seek to remind us of the artificial, enigmatic nature of photographic images. Likening their images to mirages, Krachey, Mallios, and Schreiber make photographs that evoke heightened or estranged versions of the visible world. Anna Krachey concentrates on her domestic sphere, making images of oddball objects she purchases on eBay or finds in ignored corners of her house and neighborhood. Creating a homespun Surrealism, Krachey’s work is filled with arresting juxtapositions of places and things that suggest a personal hall of mirrors in which questions about intentionality and accident, play and seriousness, abound.

PERSPECTIVES TALKS

Thursday, January 7, 6:30pm - Toby Kamps, exhibition curator and senior curator, CAMH
Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm - Kurt Mueller, critical studies fellow, The Core Program, Glassell School of Art, MFAH

CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713.284.8250
www.camh.org


ANNA KRACHEY

ANNA KRACHEY
Ear, 2007, digital archival print, ed. of 10, 31 x 40 inches

View additional images of Anna Krachey's work here, see them in person @ Marty Walker Gallery, and for more information, please contact gallery.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thomas Feulmer @ UT Dallas, group exhibit

THOMAS FEULMER

THOMAS FEULMER

Online Personal Ad (HUMOR AND...), 2008
spray paint on tracing paper, 17 x 20 inches



body text = "gender" -a group exhibition at The University of Texas Visual Arts Building, curated by Marilyn Waligore, includes work by artists Thomas Feulmer, Bryan Florentin, Morgan Ford, Simeen Ishaque and Christi Nielsen. Exhibition runs through November 28, 2009 (gallery hours: M-F 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm).

These artists explore the representation of the body, as well as cultural attitudes toward the body, gender and sexuality: they are engaged in critical reflection, often referencing the body through its absence; they mine codes and conventions, like unspoken social rules, that inform relationships between gender and language in contemporary culture; and they address the influences of mediated imagery and consumerism.

Click here to see additional images of work by Thomas Feulmer, and please contact Marty Walker Gallery for further information.

The University of Texas at Dallas
access the Visual Arts Building via Synergy Park Blvs & Rutford Ave.
ah.utdallas.edu - 972.UTD.ARTS

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON, TALK @ FORT WORTH MODERN

WILLIAM LAMSON


Tuesday Evenings @ the Modern: WILLIAM LAMSON
-Tuesday, October 20, 7pm @ Fort Worth Modern Art Museum-

William Lamson is a Brooklyn-based artist recognized for an inventive body of work that, as described on National Public Radio, uses “inexpensive materials and simple structures” to create “visuals that are mesmerizing and, in a word, playful.” Addressing issues of masculinity, amateurism, science, play, and the quixotic quest for personal heroism, Lamson speaks to the spirit of ingenuity in sculptures, photographs, and performances that broaden horizons and entertain the imagination. For Tuesday Evenings, Lamson presents what he describes as his “arduous endeavors that offer the perpetual hope of transcendence, however flawed the undertaking may be.”

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern begin at 7 pm in the auditorium. The series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week at the Modern. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. During the series the Museum galleries and Café Modern remain open until 7.

William Lamson's solo exhibition 'Automatic' at Marty Walker Gallery opens Saturday, October 17, 6-8pm.

WILLIAM LAMSON

WILLIAM LAMSON


(pictured, WILLIAM LAMSON's, Sea Drawing, and Sea Drawing Apparatus, 2009 - photograph, drawing, video still)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FRANCES BAGLEY & TOM ORR - 'PERFORMANCE/ART' @ DMA

TOM ORR & FRANCES BAGLEY

costume and set design by
FRANCES BAGLEY & TOM ORR
Verdi's Nabucco @ The Dallas Opera, 2006
photo by Nan Coulter


DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
October 8, 2009–March 21, 2010
Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

In celebration of the opening of Dallas’s new AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art is proud to present the work of six international and American artists who have used the forms and ideas surrounding theater, opera and performances starting points for an exciting array of paintings, sculpture, films, and installations.

Drawn from Dallas Museum of Art and important private collections , this extensive presentation will include British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s film Un ballo in maschera(A Masked Ball), based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name that is a brilliant reimagining of dance, costume, and narrative; Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s quietly intense and atmospheric evocation of an ill-at-ease mind, the three-screen film work Talo/The House; a new installation work by Dallas-based artists Frances Bagley and Tom Orr based on the spectacular sets and costumes they designed for a 2006 Dallas Opera production of Verdi’s Nabucco; and a selection of Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca’s powerful paintings and drawings based on album covers and seating charts of major theaters and opera houses; and David Altmejd’s spectacular sculpture, The Eye, that he created in conjunction with a recent Metropolitan Opera production of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic.


TOM ORR & FRANCES BAGLEY

costume and set design by
FRANCES BAGLEY & TOM ORR
Verdi's Nabucco @ The Dallas Opera, 2006
photo from article in Dallas Morning News

Monday, October 5, 2009

REALITY SHOW @ TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY

JILL PANGALO

JILL PANGALO

JILL PANGALO
from video - Note to Self


The exhibit "Reality Show," now at Texas Woman's University, explores the "reality" presented by television's favorite format. The artists are Jill Pangallo, Cecelia Phillips, Anna Krachey, Jaime Wentz and Laura Turner.

The artists' work uses the ubiquitous reality television format as material, though the show's brochure explains that reality television "is far from their main concern."

To build their vision, the show's five artists did extensive research, watching years of reality television.

Jill Pangalo's video can be seen at this year's '2x2 for aids and art' event. Click here for more info and to see the superb catalogue of artists. For more information, images, and available work by Anna Krachey and Jill Pangalo, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.


ANNA KRACHEY

ANNA KRACHEY
Cupcake on the Sea - digital archival print, 31 x 40 inches


*above excerpt from The Daily Texan article "Exhibit explores reality TV phenomenon through art," review of Reality Show's first iteration at Women and their Work, Austin, TX. (click here to read the full article)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

LAST CHANCE! SARAH WILLIAMS EXHIBIT CLOSES!

SARAH WILLIAMS

SARAH WILLIAMS
Marina, 2009
oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches


"Sarah Williams is a recent University of North Texas grad and is displaying remarkable talent and painting maturity right out of grad school. " - Joshua Goode, Renegade Bus

Last chance to view! Sarah William's solo exhibit at Marty Walker Gallery closes this Saturday, October 10th. Meanwhile, see the online gallery of the exhibit to whet your appetite:

http://www.martywalkergallery.com/archive/092009SW.htm

Friday, September 25, 2009

GOBBER in group exhibit with RUSCHA, NAUMAN, and more...

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER
Word, 2009
Found letters, enamel and tape, 36 x 118 x 3 inches



In a group exhibition drawing on themes of the text-based conceptual art movement begun in the late 1960's, 'Word' at William Shearburn Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, opens tonight, Friday 25, 6-8pm, and features work by Marty Walker Gallery artist Archie Scott Gobber, alongside Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Joseph Havel, Jenny Holzer, Mel Bochner, Whiting Tennis, Suzanne McClelland, Matt Mullican, Glenn Ligon, David Buckingham, Graham Dolphin, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Craig Norton, Ligorano/Reese, John Tinker, and Toadhouse. This line-up guarantees a great show, so check it out! -the exhibition runs through November 14, 2009.

For information on additional available work by Archie Scott Gobber, or Ed Ruscha's suite of prints 'Country Cityscapes' please contact Marty Walker Gallery.



ED RUSCHA @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

ED RUSCHA

Country Cityscapes: Be Careful Else We Be Bangin On You, You Hear, 2009
4-color photogravure with screenprinted text


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SARAH WILLIAMS solo exhibit debuts new gallery remodel


SARAH WILLIAMS: NIGHT VISION


September 12 - October 10, 2009

SARAH WILLIAMS

SARAH WILLIAMS
Macon, 2009
oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches


Marty Walker Gallery is pleased to debut the newly remodeled gallery space with a solo show for recent UNT grad Sarah Williams: Night Vision –an exhibition of oil paintings from Williams’ ‘Night Series’.

Williams’ ongoing experiments with place have most recently culminated in the oil on panel Nightscapes series. The artist grapples with the formal aspects of artificial light and atmosphere while seeking conceptually to captivate the viewer with ethereal yet banal locales on the fringes of urbanity.


SARAH WILLIAMS

Friday, September 11, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON and the NBA (?)

WILLIAM LAMSON

William Lamson: LONG SHOT

September 12, 2009 - January 2010
The Lot Public Opening: Saturday, September 12th
Pick-up basketball game, The Lot: 2–6PM
(food and drink on site - MAP)


William Lamson has installed basketball backboards and hoops enlarged 2.5 times to the scale of The Lot's 25-foot high rigger poles. The poles define the perimeter of the 90’ x 90’ site and the interior open gravel plaza of about 20’ x 40’. The result is the creation of a miniature basketball court of massive proportions. Artspace will provide basketballs to anyone who wishes to use the court through an exchange program with the gallery. You can use your own balls too - please play an enjoy!

The Lot is an 8,000 square foot pocket park located in downtown New Haven, CT [MAP]. Situated between two highly trafficked streets in the historic and culturally diverse Ninth Square neighborhood, this formerly derelict parking lot was redeveloped in 2005 as a public transit site and green space for communal use. LONG SHOT continues in Artspace’s tradition of expanding opportunities for public art and commitment to community. Lamson’s basketball court will create a function for The Lot's underused space, promoting play, community interactions, and physical exercise; it will also activate an otherwise dormant, unkempt area.

LONG SHOT will complement Lamson's solo exhibition at Artspace in November 2009.


The Lot is located on 812 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT -see map

WILLIAM LAMSON

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER @ NERMAN MUSEUM

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER
Talentless, 2008
gouache on vintage board 8 5/8 X 11 in.


The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College presents WORD -a group exhibition featuring Archie Scott Gobber, Christopher Leitch, Jim Sajovic. The exhibition opens tonight, Friday, September 11, 2009, from 6-9pm, with artist talks at 7pm.

The use of text is integral to the current work of Kansas City-based artists Archie Scott Gobber, Christopher Leitch and Jim Sajovic. WORD juxtaposes these three artists, highlighting their varying conceptual and visual approaches to the use of written language.

In the digital age, with the complexity of multi-culturism in a global society, what is the future of the visual/verbal in our present-day Tower of Babel? The three Kansas City artists in WORD – Archie Scott Gobber, Christopher Leitch and Jim Sajovic — offer very different and idiosyncratic answers, as WORD demonstrates. But they also share some mportant commonalities. Like the best word/art being created today, their work consciously
acknowledges aspects of art historical precedents, while exemplifying new kinds of ord/artforms that are deeply personal, subtly disturbing and truly unexpected.

Gobber, Leitch and Sajovic have all rejected (hands down) the didacticism and anti-aesthetic stance of a previous generation of conceptualists. Each has insisted that aesthetics have a powerful and unforgettable presence in their work, even as the text holds center court. In their art, the overtly political and remorseless verbal language of the last several decades has given way to paintings and works on paper in which ambiguity and open-endedness rule, and where the viewer is encouraged to not just look but participate. If that proves somewhat destabilizing, so much the better. The “protocols of print” in our new network culture are disintegrating and reassembling in a manner yet tobe fully determined, a fact that this exhibit poetically underscores. -essay by Bruce Hartman, executive director, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Nerman Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the exhibition, call 913-469-3000 or visit www.nermanmuseum.org (admission and parking are free). [MAP]

Also, visit Marty Walker Gallery for additional works by Archie Scott Gobber.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WAYNE WHITE VIDEO INTERVIEW & MORE

video

In this video, Wayne White gives a teaser for his installation at Rice University Art Gallery. White also discusses his inspirations for the exhibition and we get a glimpse at the installation in progress. The exhibition at Rice University Art Gallery runs through December 13, 2009. (highly recommended -check it out! -MAP)

For more insight into Wayne White's intricately laced history of ideas, inspiration, and past work, visit these links:
  • GOOD/MAGAZINE interviews Wayne White and discusses his recent monograph "Maybe Now I'll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve" from Ammo Books (download interview PDF).
  • The Houston Chronicle recently published a very interesting and informative article on Wayne White and the Rice Gallery installation (download PDF article).
  • Browse the Wayne White Youtube playlist, for videos the artist contributed to, including Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Mrs.Cabobbles Caboose, The Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Gabriel, and a Bruce Campbell Old Spice advertisement...
For acquisitions, more information, or to purchase Wayne White's monograph, please contact Marty Walker Gallery. For more Wayne White, look forward to the artist's solo exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery in February.

WAYNE WHITE INSTALLATION @ RICE GALLERY

WAYNE WHITE

BIG LECTRIC FAN TO KEEP ME COOL WHILE I SLEEP
10 September - 18 October 2009

Opening Celebration, tonight, Thursday September 10, 5-7pm & gallery talk with Wayne White @ 6pm

BIG LECTRIC FAN TO KEEP ME COOL WHILE I SLEEP is a line from legendary country singer George Jones’s song, “Ragged But Right,” which was stuck in Wayne White’s head when he visited Houston in the sweltering month of June. Says White, “I kept thinking of hot Houston nights before air conditioning and the young George Jones in this city – full of crazy artistic passion and making music history.” To honor Jones, White will create at Rice Gallery a fifteen-foot puppet head resembling a young, flat-topped Jones, circa 1950. The massive head will sit sleeping on its side, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling, billboard-style lettering. “It’s a roadside attraction, a museum relic of a lost world, and a big, weird toy still in its box,” explains White.

Over the course of a prolific career in Hollywood and the art world, Wayne White has done it all, from set design and puppetry, to cartooning and illustration, to oil paintings and bronze sculptures. Best known as the three-time Emmy winning creator of many of the puppets in the hit, late-1980s television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, White has done production design and art direction for numerous television shows, advertisements, and music videos, including Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight.” Most recently, White is known for meticulously painting irreverent and humorous phrases on top of found, thrift-store lithographs depicting romantic, 19th century renditions of pastoral landscapes and seascapes. Dubbed by one journalist “the weirdest landscape painter in America,” White uses master painting techniques to create the illusion of words and phrases surreally disappearing into the horizon or jutting out from each lithograph’s placid settings. Also a sculptor, White has created three-dimensional versions of his dynamic text and large structures with peepholes that viewers can peak into to see miniature, diorama-like worlds created by White. At Rice Gallery, White will bring his work in painting, sculpture, and puppetry together to create his first site-specific installation.

WAYNE WHITE
preparatory sketch of George Jones, Wayne White, 2009


About the Artist


Wayne White was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1957. He received a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he staged his first puppet show instead of writing a paper for his art history class. After college, White left Tennessee for New York to concentrate on a career in illustration and cartooning, working many odd jobs, including as a sign painter and as an assistant to artists Art Spiegelman and Red Grooms. In 1985, he built the sets and puppets and performed many of the characters for the Nashville children’s public television show Mrs. Cabobble’s Caboose. One year later he worked on the first season of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, designing and building Randy, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Roger the monster, Mr. Kite, and Cowntess the cow, and voicing/performing several of these characters.

Over the past eight years, White has worked primarily as a fine artist with solo-exhibitions of his paintings and sculptures in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. In 2006, he created the large-scale sculpture Yer Supposed to Act All Impressed for the plaza of Rockefeller Center as part of the group exhibition Art Rock 2006. A book about his work,
Wayne White: Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve, designed and edited by Todd Oldham, was recently published by AMMO Books, Los Angeles, California. Wayne White lives and works in Los Angeles.

Press release from Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005.
(713) 348-6069 [MAP]

Friday, September 4, 2009

WAYNE WHITE, talk @ THE FORT WORTH MODERN

WAYNE WHITE

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern : WAYNE WHITE
-Tuesday, September 8, 7pm @ Fort Worth Modern Art Museum-

Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White begun his career as a production designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse ( for which he received three Emmys), White is now recognized for his clever and beautifully rendered text paintings. As a wordsmith and draftsman extraordinaire, White juxtaposes irreverent and humorous phrases over “sofa art” lithographs of landscapes mass-produced in the 1960s and ‘70s to create something all together new and always compelling. Tuesday Evenings focuses on the work featured in the recently published monograph, Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve, which is a comprehensive view of White’s 30-plus-year career. And mark your calendars for February 2010 -when Marty Walker Gallery presents Wayne White in a new solo exhibition. Opening reception Saturday, Febraury 20; exhibition runs through March 20, 2010.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern begin at 7 pm in the auditorium. The series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week at the Modern. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. During the series the Museum galleries and Café Modern remain open until 7.

(pictured above, WAYNE WHITE's, Tinted Lard, 2009, acrylic on offset lithograph, framed, 18 3/4 x 25 inches)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON: one of "three NYC artists you probably don't know, but should"

New York's Village Voice recently asked three critics to each select one local artist they thought deserving of much greater attention. We are pleased to see, among their expert choices: gallery artist William Lamson, and we couldn't agree more! (their other choices include the fascinating Heide Hatry, and Carrie Moyer.)


video

WILLIAM LAMSON
Actions -excerpt 1/33, 2007-08
video, edition of 10, 24 min 20 s

"I don't want to work with real guns," says William Lamson during a phone interview from his residency at the MacDowell Colony. "I want to turn the machismo thing on its head—to shoot a balloon, there's something so nothing about that."

Indeed, the 31-year-old multidisciplinary artist—based in Brooklyn—visits a holocaust upon flocks of balloons in his Actions videos (2007–08). In 1/33 (above), he jumps on a teeterboard, sending nine of these innocent playthings bounding upward, then deftly shoots them with pellet guns, their shadows dissipating across a white wall. Other victims are skewered with darts, lacerated by Exacto blades, and deflated under crushing boards. Revenge of a sort occurs in 9/33 (below), when Lamson rolls into the scene like 24's Jack Bauer and, grunting and squirming, keeps a single balloon aloft with shots from low-velocity pistols. Ammo depleted, the artist finally lies as flat as Manet's dead toreador, while the balloon descends to lightly brush his forehead.

In the shadow of some illustrious forebears—think of David Hammons's flambéed fur coat, Robert Watts's swaying tree-branch drawings, and Fischli and Weiss's cinema of mad science—Lamson's thoughtful mayhem is dead-on. -R.C. BAKER, excerpt from Village Voice article.

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WILLIAM LAMSON
Actions -excerpt 9/33, 2007-08
video, edition of 10, 24 min 20 s

Read the full article at thevillagevoice.com or download a PDF excerpt of the article.

To view the entire Actions video, for further information, available works, and for acquisitions, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Monday, August 17, 2009

JEFF ZILM: 'THE' FEATURE

JEFF ZILM

Jeff Zilm is featured in the most recent edition of THE 'MAGAZINE OF AND FOR THE ARTS'. The issue includes a thorough interview with Zilm, offering a morsel of insight into his process, readers learn why the films he utilizes are primarily comedies, and among other things, Zilm is flattered by an overzealous film fanatic that threatens to destroy his paintings.

"Mr Zilm's work is conceptually layered. Paintings that prima facie seem simply to be a replay of yester-century's ruminative abstraction are actually so many flat mausolea of film... The somber grisalle of abstraction of the five large paintings that are the center of Jeff Zilm: 7023629730 belie the combination of magic and humor that is the true crux of the show." -writes Charrissa Terranova (Director of University of Dallas Artist Residency Program 'Central Trak' & Professor of Aesthetic Studies) in her review of Zilm's recent exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery '7023629730' -also in this issue of THE.


JEFF ZILM

Saturday, August 15, 2009

BARRY ANDERSON: VIDEO INTERVIEW

Ellen Blalock for the Post-Standard interviews Barry Anderson on his ambitious exhibition "Intermissions" for Light Work, Syracuse.




Also, check out these articles about the exhibition:

Friday, August 14, 2009

BARRY ANDERSON: LIGHT WORK in SYRACUSE, NY

Throughout fall/winter 2009, in Syracuse, New York, Light Work presents a large-scale video art exhibition by Kansas City artist Barry Anderson, titled Intermissions, featuring video work along with some photography and video stills, taking place in multiple venues throughout Syracuse and the Syracuse University campus.




This project is an ambitious collaboration at an unprecedented level, with exhibitions taking place at various galleries including Light Work, the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, the Everson Musuem of Art, as well as Syracuse University Art Galleries, various student centers, the Syracuse University Orange Television Network, in addition to the multi-media public art initiative Urban Video Project's outdoor projection systems, LED screens, and over a dozen billboards, with still images, to compliement their video counterparts. See a map of the current exhibition venues above, or view a larger map.


BARRY ANDERSON


Visit www.lightwork.org for additional information on exhibitions and events surrounding Barry Anderson's Intermissions, and keep your eyes open for CONTACT SHEET #153,
Light Work's award winning publication, which further describes the venues and exhibitions.

Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University (CMAC).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

DAILY SERVING: ALLISON SCHULNIK

ALLISON SCHULNIK

Marty Walker Gallery Allison Schulnik...& DAILY SERVING too!
DAILY SERVING
'an international forum for the contemporary visual arts' had some very nice things to say about our exhibition of Allison Schulnik's mesmerizing claymation video Hobo Clown (2008), video stills pictured.

"The few minutes that it runs are some of the most heartbreaking, kaleidoscopic, breathtaking and gracefully tragic that you might ever spend on viewing art. Schulnik has created a messily pinched and sumptuously colored world of upside-down-smile wearing clowns, dragging along a vast lonesomeness of delicate floral arrangements and faded landscape, to the mesmerizing music of Grizzly Bear. You just want to climb inside the video and wrap the folds of clay around yourself, maybe fall asleep to the heartbreaking guitar strums. Around the point when the song's first lyrics hum "Why don't you do any dishes?"--which surprisingly isn't at all distracting, as is the case with much of the music played over video work--things turn psychedelic, but in an honest and fresh way."
-by Allison Gibson


ALLISON SCHULNIK

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BARRY ANDERSON for Drug Free Sport

Barry Anderson completed a new, site-specific video installation commission awarded by Art through Architecture (AtA) for the recent architectural renovation project for the National Center for Drug Free Sport (NCDFS). Installation photograph and video still pictured below:

BARRY ANDERSON

BARRY ANDERSON

An article in ARCHITECT magazine further discusses the project (CLICK TO READ PDF), and, for the press release and further information check out these links:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ALEXANDRA GRANT in LA's ARTILLERY magazine

artillery

ALEXANDRA GRANT

photo and article by Sophia Louisa Lee


Los Angeles 'artillery' magazine visits with Alexandra Grant to peak at the alchemy that takes place in the artist's studio and gets a glimpse at her new body of work for an exhibition in September 2010 which Grant calls 'a math poem of haikus'. In addition Grant discusses some of the details for Watts House Project, a collaborative redevelopment of the residential block across the street from Watts Towers in South Los Angeles where she is proposing a large-scale sculpture of the word 'LOVE' in her signature text, on top of a family's home. CLICK HERE to read the full article (PDF), and CLICK HERE for more on Alexandra Grant, here on the blog @ Marty Walker Gallery.

Monday, August 10, 2009

COMEAUX & KRACHEY @ DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

BEAU COMEAUX

BEAU COMEAUX
New Construction, 2007
lambda print, 19.5 x 19.5 inches


'Viewfinder: New Images by Texas Artists' at The Dallas Contemporary, on view through August 22, 2009, includes gallery artists Beau Comeaux's large-format night photographs depicting rural and suburban scenes devoid of a human presence with eerie stillness reminiscent of classic horror movies; and, Anna Krachey's installation of show horse ephemera ~ documents of highly priced animals (thought to have lost their worth by purchasing them from online sites such as eBay and Craigslist) and repurposing them for art.

ANNA KRACHEY

ANNA KRACHEY
Trophies Series: BW Horsehead, 2008
archival Inkjet print



Lucia Simek reviews the exhibition for Renegade Bus, side-by-side with a review for CADD ARTLAB's 'Launch' exhibition, which includes new paintings by recent Marty Walker Gallery addition: Sarah Williams. For a PDF of the article, CLICK HERE.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Gallery 'sale' & remodel in Dallas Morning News




MATTHEW PORTER
Crash, 2005 - archival pigment print mounted to Plexiglas with satin laminate, in artist's frame, edition of 8, 20 x 24 inches


In preparation for remodeling its space before its next show opens Sept. 12 (featuring paintings by University of North Texas graduate Sarah Williams), Marty Walker Gallery is using most of the works from what the owner calls its “back room” to put forth a special exhibition. Pieces from its collection, some of which may never have been featured in a show, are being feted in a salon-style presentation and sold at a discount. The artists include Waddy Armstrong, Douglas Leon Cartmel, Beau Comeaux, Ted Kincaid, Archie Scott Gobber, Lisa Grossman, Angela Kallus and Jay Shinn, among others. The gallery is being scaled back, Walker says, with a natural byproduct being a reduced inventory. So, it’s a good opportunity to see or buy original works by some of Dallas’ best midcareer and emerging artists. Visit Dallas MorningNews' Guidelive.com.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SARAH WILLIAMS @ ARTLAB & MARTY WALKER GALLERY

SARAH WILLIAMS

SARAH WILLIAMS
Lexington Alley, 2009
oil on panel 24 x 24 inches



Upon completion of the forthcoming remodel and renovations, Marty Walker Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by recent University of North Texas MFA graduate, Sarah Williams, September 12 - October 10.

In anticipation of the exhibit, Sarah Williams' work can be seen at CADD ARTLAB's 'Launch' exhibit, showcasing art by studio art graduate students from Master of Fine Arts programs located in the DFW/Denton area, and in 'Frontroom=Backroom', the new salon-style exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery featuring a selection of superb works from the gallery’s racks including many works that have never before been exhibited.

Sarah William’s work focuses on her roots in rural Midwest America and how the ways of life shape and define the people and the spaces in which they live. The nightscapes in this series of work portray isolated and unremarkable buildings and scenes aiming to capture the emotions connected to a place. These feelings are deepened by William’s use of darkness to edit out extraneous details and the judicious use of illumination to draw the viewer in and highlight surface textures and patterns. (from the 'Launch' brochure at ARTLAB)

  • 'Launch' @ CADD ARTLAB runs July 16 - September 3, 2009
    1608-C Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201 :: 214.741.1075 :: www.caddallas.net hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Open until 8 p.m. on Thursday

  • 'Frontroom=Backroom' @ Marty Walker Gallery is on view for two weeks only, July 25 - August 8, 2009, opening reception is Saturday, July 25, 6-8 pm
    2135 Farrington Street, Dallas, TX 75207 :: 214.749.0066 :: www.martywalkergallery.com hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and by appointment
    *gallery will be closed after August 8, and resume regular hours in September

  • Sarah Williams solo exhibition opens at Marty Walker Gallery Saturday September 12, 6-8 p.m. and runs through October 10.


For further information please contact Marty Walker Gallery. (click!)