Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SHINN + DEESE: OPENING SATURDAY, MAY 2

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

Perceptions of space are warped and notions of man versus nature are implied in works that mimic natural properties yet assert a man-made quality by altering and taking control of light, shadow, and space.

Join us Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm for the opening reception of Spatial Shifts: New Work by Jay Shinn + Rupert Deese.

Exhibition runs May 2 - June 6, 2009 - visit Marty Walker Gallery for more info.

pictured above: Jay Shinn's Untitled Installation, 2009, stainless steel and wall paint, 81 x 24 x 6 inches

Monday, April 27, 2009

TEXAS ARTISTS' PORTRAITS @ CADD: ARTLAB


Ted Kincaid in his studio - photographed by James Bland
(Kincaid's Seascape prints, seen above, can be seen in detail HERE)


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas' ARTLAB presents TEXAS ARTISTS’ PORTRAITS, PART ONE, by James Bland, featuring 44 portraits of North Texas’ most prominent artists shot on location over a two and a half year period. Exhibition runs April 28-May 2, 2009, join us for a reception celebrating the artists, Thursday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. [MAP]

Artists include Helen Altman, Frances Bagley, David Bates, Ed & Linda Blackburn, Dan Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Dorinth Doherty, Vincent Falsetta, Patrick Faulhaber, Vernon Fisher, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Harry Geffert, Susan Grant, David Gibson, Linnea Glatt, Billy Hassell, Bill Haveron, Kirk Hayes, Tracy Hicks, Sedrick Huckaby, Robert Jessup, Otis Jones, Misty Keasler, Ted Kincaid, Bll Komodor, Annette Lawrence, David McManaway, Michael Miller, Tom Orr, Sherry Owen, John Pomara, Linda Ridgway, Susan Sales, Ludwig Schwarz, Rusty Scruby, Allison Smith, Charlotte Smith, James Sullivan, Erick Swenson, Ellen Tuchman, Joan Winter, Jim Woodson, and Marla Ziegler.

Excerpts of this project are published in the April issue of D Magazine 
and the March/April issue of D Home.
Visit D's sharp new website or pick up the magazines now to see the photographs and read the article, or CLICK HERE for a PDF excerpt of the article featuring Ted Kincaid.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON = AUTOMATIC

William Lamson just returned from South America where he produced a compelling and fun new body of work titled Automatic with subsections titled Sea Drawings, Molino Drawings, Kite Drawings, Tree Drawings, etc... Beautiful visuals touched by whimsy and grounded by serious purpose have come to define Lamson's art. (Thanks to the blog Heading East for posting the story)

In these new Automatic works, Lamson fashions mechanisms and temporary structures to make use of natural phenomena to execute (automatic) drawings in his absence.

WILLIAM LAMSON @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

WILLIAM LAMSON

Tree Drawing Apparatus - January 25-26, 2009


It is a fascinating concept to conceive a work of art while asleep.
(in this case, a drawing, detail pictured below)


For further information and available work please contact Marty Walker Gallery and to view additional video and photography visit the artist's website: www.williamlamson.com.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON on NPR's THE PICTURE SHOW

WILLIAM LAMSON @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

NPR's The Picture Show recently featured a story on William Lamson's video and photography work, while also offering a glimpse of the artist's process and inspiration.
The Picture Show is a daily take on what National Public Radio looks like through photographs and video. It is the NPR story-telling sound, visually translated.


video

WILLIAM LAMSON
Actions, 2007-2008
selection from video of 33 Actions, 24 min 20 s


For further information and available work please contact Marty Walker Gallery and to view additional video and photography visit the artist's website: www.williamlamson.com.

Monday, April 20, 2009

MATTHEW PORTER featured on FLAK PHOTO

MATTEW PORTER
Downtown, 2008
archival pigment print, 29 x 36 inches


Matthew Porter's
photograph Downtown was recently featured on the photo blog Flak Photo -a website that celebrates the art of publishing contemporary photography online, highlighting new series work, book projects and gallery exhibitions from an international community of artists. (Mickey Smith is another artist published on Flak Photo -whose work was part of the recent exhibition "there's something I've been meaning to tell you..." at Marty Walker Gallery)

To see additional work by Matthew Porter (or Mickey Smith), please visit Marty Walker Gallery. Porter's new solo exhibition "High Lonesome" is on exhibit at the gallery through April 25, 2009. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm, and please contact gallery for appointments.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

FRANCES BAGLEY NEWS & EXHIBITIONS

FRANCES BAGLEY
The Strategist, 2009
mixed media, 145 x 101 x 132 inches


We are very pleased by the positive response generated for Frances Bagley's new solo exhibition "Mixed Messages" -and would like to share some of the recent press, including interviews with the artist, reviews of the exhibition, and other articles, which can all be found below:

  • THE Magazine previews Frances Bagley & Matthew Porter's exhibition in their March issue. (click for the article on www.themagdfw.com - download PDF article, permalink)
  • There is a brief interview with Bagley for Modern Luxury Dallas, which offers a glimpse into Bagley's art-making process. (download PDF article, permalink)
  • In the Dallas Observer, the reviewer presents a tongue-in-cheek relationship between Bagley & Porter's exhibitions with current world issues and the economy. (click for the article on www.dallasobserver.com - download PDF article, permalink)
  • Pegasus News interviews Bagley and discusses "Mixed Messages", Bagley's experience, and her fascination with textiles, hair, and other materials that have consistently appeared in her work throughout her career. (click for the article on www.pegasusnews.com - download PDF article, permalink)

FRANCES BAGLEY
Red Dog, 2003
fabric and strofoam, 12 x 30 x 28 inches


Also on exhibit Texas Twelve: The Second Biennial Survey of Texas Art and Artists” at Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University includes work by Frances Bagley, and another gallery artist Kathy Webster. The exhibition runs through June 6, 2009. [MAP]

For additional gallery press, click here, and for more on Frances Bagley, including her bio, and images of her work, click here. For any further information, or images, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Friday, April 17, 2009

NOT TO BE MISSED! EXHIBIT CLOSES THIS WEEKEND!

LAST CHANCE TO VIEW! Check out our current exhibitions before they close this Saturday @ 5pm ! Installation photos pictured below:


FRANCES BAGLEY - MIXED MESSAGES




MATTEW PORTER - HIGH LONESOME




For further information, images, or available work, visit the gallery website: www.martywalkergallery.com (direct link to the artists' pages: Frances Bagley, Matthew Porter) or contact Marty Walker Gallery.