Saturday, May 30, 2009

BARRY ANDERSON in the UK & TWITTER

BARRY ANDERSON @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY


Bary Anderson will be part of the new group exhibition "Everyday" at Temporary Art Space in Halifax, UK. Anderson is exhibiting four videos spanning almost 10 years of his career: Lovers (2001), Trash Can (2003), Epic Escapism 2 (2005), as well as his newest video, Pigeons (2009). Reception is Friday, June 5, 5-8pm, the exhibition runs through June 26, 2009. [MAP].

Also, Barry Anderson was listed on Texas art blog Glasstire's 175 Art People, Places and Things to Follow on Twitter blog post. You can follow Barry here: @baprojects

For additional info, available work, or to view videos by the artist, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Friday, May 29, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON: WORK & TRADE



video

Opening reception tonite, Friday, May 29 at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, William Lamson's solo exhibition "Work and Trade" features projects in which the artist creates a mark-making system with a makeshift apparatus consisting of a ceiling fan, string, a balloon, and a marker, to create "automatic" drawings. Visitors are invited to offer Lamson a trade to be displayed in the gallery as part of the exhibition in exchange for a drawing of their choice. Among the trades is a cast dog skull, a Fabio CD, a watercolor painting, a MACRODON, and various other oddities. For further documentation of Lamson's trades, check out the "Work and Trade" blog.

Also on view is Lamson's "Automatic", a documentation of drawing projects made during Lamson's travels in South America that employ natural forces of wind and the ocean to power various makeshift drawing devices. And, in the two-channel video "Hunt and Gather" Lamson performs urban interventions in NYC, involving sneakers, a bicycle, a ladder, and a bow and arrow... connect the dots, and check out the exhibition!

For more info, available work, or to view the artist's video work, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

NOT TO BE MISSED! SPATIAL SHIFTS EXHIBT'S LAST WEEK

LAST WEEK TO VIEW! Check out our current exhibition: SPATIAL SHIFTS: New Work by Jay Shinn + Rupert Deese, before it closes next Saturday! Click below for a slideshow of the exhibition (Flash player required)

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

"The shadow of the late West Texas art legend Donald Judd looms large over Spatial Shifts, the newest exhibit at Marty Walker Gallery. Artist Jay Shinn's work--which features stainless steel rods and paint fashioned into minimalist installations--has been compared to that of Judd, while New Yorker Rupert Deese (whose work uses topography and maps to create art from the California landscape) is a former artist-in-residence of Judd's Chinati Foundation. Shinn and Deese share gallery space through June 6; fans of Judd's work should definitely take a look-see." -Noah W. Bailey, Dallas Observer (PDF permalink)

For further information, images, or available work, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

TED KINCAID: DMA ACQUISITION

TED KINCAID @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

TED KINCAID
Thunderhead 83, 2003
digital color photograph, 72 x 48 inches


Showcased in Dallas Museum of Art's recent "The Year in Review" report, Ted Kincaid's Thunderhead 83 was among last year's acquisitions for the museum's permanent collection, generously donated by Dallas collector June Mattingly. Thunderhead 83 was also previously exhibited as part of Kincaid's "Ten Years" retrospective at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Catalogues of the exhibition available at Marty Walker Gallery & Amazon.com.

"Somehow familiar and real but ever elusive, Kincaid’s works provide a visual analogue to a parallel and mysterious world of the artist’s own making, and remind us of the continuing power of abstraction in the right hands to create a universe unto itself." -Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

For additional info and available work by Ted Kincaid, visit www.martywalkergallery.com, or contact gallery.

Friday, May 22, 2009

DMA ACQUIRES FRANCES BAGLEY SCULPTURE

We are pleased to announce the Dallas Museum of Art's acquisition of Frances Bagley's sculpture "Tiny Dancer" from her solo exhibition Mixed Messages at Marty Walker Gallery.

FRANCES BAGLEY @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

FRANCES BAGLEY
Tiny Dancer, 2008
mixed media, 24 x 14 x 7 inches

In Bagley's new work, fabrics are molded to form figures, not draped over cast ones, notes Lucia Simek in a review of the exhibition,
"Ms. Bagley turns her previous themes of mystery and illusion on their heads, upending her figures and mounting them to the wall and floor to reveal nothing beneath but hollowness. It's as if Ms. Bagley is feigning a revelation here, showing us but not showing us. She's teasing us, yet again, into wonder."
-THE Magazine, May 2009. (PDF article)

To see more images of Bagley's Mixed Messages visit the gallery website for a slideshow of the exhibition. And for news on the Dallas Museum of Art's upcoming Performance/Art group exhibition (including work by Frances Bagley and husband Tom Orr) as well as additional gallery news, subscribe to our e-mail list, join us on facebook, or subscribe to this news feed.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

EXHIBITION REVIEWS: BAGLEY & PORTER


Renegade Bus is a great new art blog on "Culture and the Curious in Dallas, Texas" that is intelligently written and covers topics ranging "from opera and the DMA to punk rock and graffiti." We were very pleased by the smartly written "Art Dialogue" between Lucia Simek and Teresa Burkett on Matthew Porter's High Lonesome exhibition, so check it out! (click here for PDF -permalink)

Also, in the May issue of THE Magazine, contributor and Renegade Bus Co-founder Lucia Simek wrote a very nice review of Frances Bagley's Mixed Messages exhibition, at one point fittingly calling it "puzzling as well as brave"... read the article here, or here for PDF (permalink).


Frances Bagley & Matthew Porter @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

FRANCES BAGLEY
: MIXED MESSAGES
MATTHEW PORTER: HIGH LONESOME

exhibition installation pictured - click here for more images


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.

Friday, May 15, 2009

DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL interviews MARTY WALKER

Nima Kapadia interviews Marty Walker in this weeks Dallas Business Journal article "TWO MINUTES with Marty Walker". Walker touches on topics of artist selection, the challenges of running an art gallery, and the state of the contemporary art scene in Dallas. Pick up the DBJ to read the article, or, subscribe to their online edition.

Monday, May 4, 2009

CADD ARTLAB presents ARCHITECTONIC

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

JAY SHINN
Mid-Cube, 2008
steel, enamel, latex paint, 36 x 8 x 8 inches (shadows vary)


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas' ARTLAB present a new look at space: ARCHITECTONIC, an exhibition exploring the activation of space through issues of form, mass, volume, light and shadow. Artists featured include Marty Walker Gallery artist Jay Shinn as well as Richie Budd, Brian Fridge, Lily Hanson, Daniel Joglar, Stephen Lapthisophon, Annette Lawrence, Joan Winter, and more.

Exhibition runs May 7 - July 9, 2009 - Receptions: Thursday, May 7, 5-8 pm and Saturday, May 9, 4-6 pm - click here for a PDF press release.

CADD ART LAB : 1608-C Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201 [MAP]
www.caddallas.net - P.214.741.1075

Also on view now, visit Marty Walker Gallery for the exhibition Spatial Shifts: New Work By Jay Shinn + Rupert Deese.
Exhibition runs through June 6, 2009. For more info, contact gallery.

Friday, May 1, 2009

SPATIAL SHIFTS -installation in progress-

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

Almost there... SPATIAL SHIFTS: JAY SHINN + RUPERT DEESE exhibition opens Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm.

pictured above: Jay Shinn's Untitled Installation, in progress, stainless steel and wall paint, 81 x 24 x 6 inches + Rupert Deese's Merced and Tuolumne Rivers/2, oil on plywood and fiberglass, 51 inches in diameter.