Thursday, July 15, 2010


Jay Shinn, Shattered X, 2010, light projection and paint on wall

Showing for the first time in Houston, artist Jay Shinn debuts his new work, Refuge, currently on exhibit at the Barbara Davis Gallery. The exhibition of steel sculpture, projected light, and framed works contemplate the ideas of reality and illusion through light and line, as seen in the image above.

Statement from the artist:
"Altering the light and surroundings provides for several images from one form. Through all of this, no one image is final. A semifinal stage is where my time with the work ends. The work continues its process." – Jay Shinn
Statement from the reviewers:
"Keep Shinn on your radar: His projected beams of light are redolent of early James Turrell, while his eloquent steel rods recall the precise attitude of late Marfa master Donald Judd. The resulting shadows are all about the future — moving beyond mere sculpture to evoke architecture." - Catherine Anspon, Paper City (click for full article)
Preview images online here or contact Marty Walker Gallery for more information.

Exhibition on view through August 21, 2010 at Barabara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas

Wednesday, July 14, 2010



People are talking about the futuristic renderings now on exhibit in POST-NOW. Anna Krachey, Buster Graybill, and Jesse Morgan Barnett's photographs, sculpture and videos illustrate their version of the quesion:

How would the world appear in the absence of humans?

Visual Art Source
claims POST-NOW is a must-see exhibition for all ages and walks of life, found on its list of RECOMMENDATIONS:

If Buster Graybill's black and white stills and video depict wildlife in the form of feral pigs and long-horned rams, then Jesse Morgan Barnett's and Anna Krachey's pictures show traces of the destructive wild life of people.

With the theoretically suggestive title of "Post-Now," this is a tight exhibition that brings home what it promises in a small dose. It is a pithy exposé of work by young artists providing glimpses into a would-be world left behind, yes, by fanatical Christians as well as by a vast array of technology whores, everyone from hot-rodding highway speed demons to lovers of Euro-trash disco. - Charissa Terranova

Read the full article here (permalink)

On view through July 24.
Contact Marty Walker Gallery for more information.

Buster Graybill, Tush Hog Surveillance: 2/22/10 07:57PM (Turf War), 2010, archival ink jet print
Jesse Morgan Barnett, To Accident and Abandon (A), 2009, archival Ultrachrome print
Anna Krachey, Four Corners, 2010, archival inkjet print

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


In addition to the 2010 California Biennial, Alexandra Grant to participate in two exhibitions:

Body (9), 2009, after Michael Joyce's "symmetry," oil on canvas


Four Projects: Doug Argue, Bill Fontana, Alexandra Grant, and Les Rogers
at Haunch of Venison
, New York
July 7 - August 28, 2010

Invited to exhibit at Haunch of Venison, L.A. based Alexandra Grant will be exhibiting a series titled Yo Soy Lo Que Veo, from her project Bodies, based on the book by Jorge Volpi, Mexican novelist. Using text and collaborating with poet Michael Joyce, Grant confronts symbolic and formal uses of text to construct her installations, where as she states "Arches become legs, slivers of moons, rainbows that support the words - which laid out symmetrically resemble organs or eyes." By densely layering shapes and letters, Grant questions the awareness of language as a construct toward meaning, often playing with logic to confuse phrases and the resulting associations.

Haunch of Venison, New York
1230 Avenue of Americas
Between 48th and 49th Streets
20th Floor
New York, NY 10020

Alexandra Grant solo exhibition
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles
September 18 - October 30, 2010

A Love that Should Have Lasted (in memory of a Diasporist Painter), 2008, paper mache

installation view, A.D.D.G., Honor Fraser Gallery, 2008

Honor Fraser Gallery
2622 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034