Friday, May 28, 2010


The Orange County Museum recently announced the artist included for the 2010 California Biennial, the highly-anticipated exhibition identifying emerging artists gaining much national and international attention working in California. Marty Walker Gallery artist Alexandra Grant is among the final 40 artists and collaborative groups selected by OCMA's curator Sarah Bancroft. The exhibition will include a diverse selection of drawing and works on paper, film and video, large-scale installation, painting, performance and dance, photography, sculpture, and text-based work. The exhibition will be on view October 24, 2010 thru March 13, 2011.

above: curator Sarah Bancroft and artists Juan Capistran and Alexandra Grant

Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Friday, May 21, 2010


Find a full interview with Douglas Leon Cartmel on his current exhibition SUPER NATURE, featured on "Art this Week," conducted by Anne Lawrence, video by Richard Serrano.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Perspectives 2010 launches a new annual exhibition at the International Center for Photography in New York that focuses on significant works by emerging contemporary photographic artists. Artists in this year's inaugural exhibition include Carol Bove, Lena Herzog, Matthew Porter, Ed Templeton, and Hong-An Truong. The exhibition will show how these artists approach new ideas and digital technology in photography and its implications on social, historical, political, and philosophical content.

From the press release: "In his dramatic, almost cinematic photographs, Matthew Porter establishes an unsettling relationship between history and imagination. His sun-drenched muscle cars excerpted from 1970s television fly just too high over their city streets, evoking youthful masculine fantasies. Capitalizing on the inherent narrative implied in any juxtaposition of images, Porter has moved toward increasingly improbable installations of unrelated photographs, such as cowboys in Western landscapes alongside invented images of Nazi-era dirigibles."

Organized by Brian Wallis, ICP Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Chief Curator, Perspectives 2010 runs May 21 - September 9, 2010.

International Center for Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Marty Walker Gallery artists William Lamson and Jay Shinn will be traveling this summer to participate in artist residencies to develop current projects - Lamson to Utah to continue exploring interactions with the environment and Shinn to Berlin to explore spatial relationships of geometric designs.



Brooklyn-based William Lamson will be participating in the Wendover Residency with the Center for Creative Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. Established in 1997, the program has included prominent and international artists, researchers, and land use enthusiasts to develop engaging, innovative, and compelling interactions with Utah's regional geography, including the Great Salt Lake, desert and salt flats, to reveal new perspectives about the built environment.

Dallas-based Jay Shinn is among the artists selected for the Takt Kunstprojecktraum residency program this summer in Berlin, Germany. Started in 2003 and autonomously run, the residency program intends to provide support to artists and foster creative minds. Having access to Berlin and an international community of artists, the residency will allow Shinn to develop his current investigation of two- and three-dimensional spatial relationships to create new geometric structures and prints.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Douglas Leon Cartmel
's current exhibition SUPER NATURE featured this week in Glasstire, Dallas Morning News, and D Magazine.

For those of us living in landlocked Dallas, rising temperatures seem to bring on an annual longing -- for the sea. As if to announce that the Dallas Museum of Art doesn't have a monopoly on pining for the ocean with its "Coastlines" exhibition, Marty Walker Gallery brings us Douglas Leon Cartmel's "Super Nature." -- Michael Granberry, Dallas Morning News

The result is a mesmerizing black-and-white picture that is impossible to take your eyes off. Bonus: look for Cartmel's works in the "Coastlines" exhibition currently at the Dallas Museum of Art. --D Magazine

Monday, May 17, 2010


Wayne White was invited this week by friend and art instructor Mike Quinn of The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee to build a 30-foot puppet resembling the school's founder W. R. "Sawney" Webb as a part of the school's Art Week and 14oth year anniversary. Assisted by students and using cardboard, foam core, bamboo, paint and wire, White constructed a 40-pound puppet head, clothed with a jacket made of 12 hot-glued t-shirts and paints made of rainbow satin. Reminiscent of White's automated George Jones head recently exhibited at Rice University, this puppet was created in two and a half days and was operated by students in a final celebration parade.

Click to read a PDF of the full article from The Daily News Journal.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Barry Anderson's recent exhibition, "SpaceRockSpasm" at Review Studios in Kansas City, is highlighted in a radio interview by Laura Spencer on Kansas City's public radio station KCUR.

Listen on KCUR or click here: