Thursday, December 8, 2011


Video still from Honey Bee, 2011, 3D stereoscopic video with sound, 7min 30sec

In the first annual S-3D video festival, "Parallax: Stereoscopic Video Festival," of Prague, Czech Republic, Allison Hunter's Honey Bee is featured among the selected international and amateur shorts. Using technology once dominated by Hollywood, the festival is set to celebrate independent 3D filmmakers and challenges stereoscopic technology as an art form.

Resulting from her residency at the Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2), on the campus of University of Houston, Honey Bee is a layered video, audio, and computer graphics, all generated with 3D software and video camera, to create the sensation of standing among a swarm of bees. Honey Bee presents a playful fantasy of cyber bees with military weapons, while also contemplating impacts of government interventions in food as well as ecological disruptions caused by cell phone technology.

Hunter states:
"When considering the bee, an air-borne insect, as a subject for video, I thought it would be interesting to use 3D to give the viewer a sense of sharing the same space with bees, rather than having the insects recessed behind a framed picture plane. ... I intercut the narrator extolling the virtues of agricultural aviation with the sound of a swarm of bees."

60-second preview of Honey Bee by Allison Hunter

Also featured in Houston Arts Alliance current exhibition Hanging by a Thread, Houston's Culture Map "Weekly Picks," Nancy Wozny states,

"Trust me, there's some gorgeous animation as well as witty vintage narration. Bees in Hunter's hand are simply amazing."

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Lucerna Cinema, Prague, Czech Republic
December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


New gallery artist Bret Slater has been included in TWO of the last three Modern Painters magazine issues Not only did his show at Thomas Robertello snag one of the Top 100 Best Fall Shows in the September 2011 issue, he held a featured spot in the Top 100 Artists To Watch in the December 2011/January 2012 issue.

Slater, who recently received a MFA at Southern Methodist University, works in a diverse range of pragmatic materials, including cardboard, dry wall, staples, screws, nails, and tape. Whether painting within the aesthetic parameters of manufactured items, reinforcing tape installations with industrial fasteners, or floating rugged cuts of drywall in front of its plastered-over brethren, Slater’s work is a first responder to the language of functionality.

Slater will be showing at Marty Walker Gallery Spring 2012. His work has created a buzz in contemporary art circles and has been described as "working within a language of Minimalism and with an emphasis on the tactile, he creates small works with an almost edible mass". Slater speaks of his inspiration:
I became really interested in this symmetrical rivet that happens in things like cereal boxes or in automobiles: It's a shape that dips down and comes back up. I liked the idea of borrowing composition, borrowing color from places where that color or form exists for a reason and through the reals of visual art being able to look at it formally, without having to worry about what it's function is.
The artist reflecting on the minimalism in his work,
Like us, each painting grows into its individuality. My work is simple but nuanced, sophisticated as well as clumsy.

ABOVE, TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: Chunkenstein, 2011, acrylic on canvas 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches; Warp Rider, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches; Sleeping Giant, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 9 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 inches. ( for pricing)

Sources: Modern Painters, Free Museum of Dallas

Friday, November 4, 2011


White on stage in his act, "You're Supposed to Act All Impressed" at Largo in West Hollywood

Just released - "Beauty is Embarrassing," a feature-length documentary on the life and work of artist Wayne White. Presenting a goofy, imaginative, inspiring look at the ups and downs of the career of an artist from Tennessee living in Hollywood, the film features White's puppetry, installations, paintings, and other quirks, from Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 - 1991) to the 22-foot, motorized George Jones puppet head for Rice Gallery in 2009 to his most recent hilarious, one-man show titled "You're Supposed to Act All Impressed."

With a line up of interviews with designer Todd Oldham, actor Paul Reubens, co-creator of Pee Wee's Playhouse Gary Panter, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Los Angeles art critic David Pagel, and co-directors of Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the film attempts to recreate "a fantasyland called Wayne's mind" and explore the imagination of a man who continues to create iconic images.

White discusses construction of George Jones puppet head for "Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep" at Rice Gallery, Houston

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Stay posted for updates. Contact Marty Walker Gallery for inquiries.


Aero, 2011, acrylic and Flashe on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

Dion Johnson's exhibition of colorful paintings has caught the attention of art critics, and currently featured as a "Critic's Pick" for Artforum magazine online.

Read full reviews available by following the links below:
"Johnson's paintings have a hybrid genealogy that invites novel connections." ~Benjamin Lima, Artforum
"We can recognize a sophisticated abstract work through a combination of colors and his use of repetition without exactly repeating the shapes... Johnson's muses on past hard edge color field artists like Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin, but with refreshingly less jazz or pure minimal quality." ~Todd Camplin, Modern Dallas

Friday, September 23, 2011


Video artist Barry Anderson exhibits two video installations in The Big Reveal at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, on view September 23, 2011 - April 15, 2012. The exhibition highlights new acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection.

Janus (2), 2011, two-channel HD video animation (no audio) from Barry Anderson on Vimeo.

Barry Anderson's enigmatic and captivating video installations are constructed worlds of rumination that deftly but subtley counter the cult of speed that frequently plagues our society. Experiencing his works, we must slow down, engage, and, ultimately, reflect upon that which is overlooked -- a process of discovery that is all too often absent or underemphasized in much of contemporary art today. --Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator, Arthouse Texas

installation view of Janus 2 at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

installation view of Pigeon at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Tel 816-753-5784
Open Tues.–Thurs. 10–4, Fri.–Sat.10–9, Sun. 11–5
Free admission and parking
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

ROLAND FISCHER @ Von Lintel Gallery

Facades on Paper III: Metropolitan Plaza, 2007, screenprint, part of suite of 8 prints, 35 x 25, edition of 100

German artist Roland Fischer opens exhibition of new works, titled Roland Fischer: New Facades at Von Lintel Gallery, New York, featuring Fischer's newest large-scale photographs of modern building facades.

Lyle Rexer writes of Roland's print in his book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography:
. . . He carefully frames details of highly schematic building facades in such a way that they are read as patterned two-dimensional surfaces with only telltale hints of their physical origin. This schematizing emphasizes the relentlessly geometric, repetitive and regular character of the social and political worlds these buildings embody.
New prints show bold color and dynamic lines that seem to deny the strict structure of such facades, leaving one lost in pattern and separated from the physics of such existence.

Exhibition runs September 6 - October 8, 2011

Von Lintel Gallery

520 W 23rd Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011
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KATHY WEBSTER @ Brand10 Art Space

Earbuds, 2005, fiberglass and auto paint, 27 x 21 x 11 inches

Sculptor Kathy Webster opens an exhibition of new work in Selfless. Selfish. Selfiness, a group exhibition including artists Annie Arnold, Carol Benson, Shelby Cunningham, Val Hunnicutt, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Kerry Pacillo, Terri Thornton, Kathy Webster and Tiffany Wolf at Brand10 Art Space, Fort Worth, Texas.

Webster, in addition to exhibiting new work, partnered with Christine Bisetto, Matthew Clark, and Heagan Bayles earlier this year to launch Brand10 Art Space, a non-profit venue for contemporary art work to fill a missing niche in Fort Worth. Read about the group's vision for the new space in this Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.

Exhibition runs September 9 - October 15, 2011

Brand10 Art Space
3418 W 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Arrowheads #1, 2010, iron-on transfer on pre-printed canvas, 22 1/4 x 18 inches

Jeff Zilm and Kevin Todora pair up for an exciting new exhibition, Gaffes and Informations at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, part of The Art Galleries at Texas Christian University.

Exhibition runs September 17 - October 30, 2011.
Opening reception for the artists: Saturday, September 17, 6 - 8 pm.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
2900 West Berry Street (at Greene Street)
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
HOURS: Thursday - Sunday: 1pm to 6pm
Admission: Free
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In case you missed Zilm's last exhibition - read reviews about his recent work here:

ArtLies, by Michael Odom, January 2011
RegularMain, by June Mattingly, January 2011
Visual Art Source, by Charissa Terranova, January 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Allison Hunter, Honey Bee, video still, 2011, stereoscopic 3D video, color, sound, approx. 10 minutes

Just announced!

3D screening of Allison Hunter's Honey Bee, an experimental video exploring the Western honey bee that combines both actual and computer-constructed 3D footage, is scheduled for August 23rd at the Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2) Visualization Theater, University of Houston.

Hunter's video was produced as part of the 2010-2011 University of Houston and TLC2 Artist in Residence program that selects artists who blend art and science and developed to further interdisciplinary research and education.

Open House and Screening in 3D
August 23, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
University of Houston
TLC2 3D Theatre
Hoffman Hall
2nd Floor, Room 216
Houston, TX (directions)

Free and open to the public

Monday, August 15, 2011


Allison Hunter, Untitled #1 (from the Blue Butterfly series), 2011, digital c-print

Photographer and video artist Allison Hunter to present Natural Perceptions: Allison Hunter and Marylin Jolly at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery on the campus of University of Dallas, on view September 3 - October 2, 2011. Exhibit will include new work where Hunter isolates various animals with serene backdrops. Each artist shows colorful and subtley sentimental contemplations of natural life in the context of abstracted environments.

Allison Hunter, Untitled #2 (from the Blue Butterfly series), 2011, digital c-print

Allison Hunter, Untitled #7 (from the Blue Butterfly series), 2011, digital c-print

Allison Hunter and Marilyn Jolly
Haggerty Gallery
University of Dallas
Irving, TX

September 3 - October 2, 2011
Opening reception: September 9, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Friday, August 12, 2011


Jay Shinn, Scissor Square, 2011, light projection and paint
"Harmony, the appeal of colour and the potential of shaping space, or merely suggesting this, are characteristics common to both Axel Anklam and Jay Shinn's work. Although both artists work very differently in their approach, they complement each other remarkably well in this show. Both depend on light to achieve the desired effect." - Dr. Martin Steffens, kunsthistoriker

Opening August 19 in Berlin, artist Jay Shinn and German artist Axel Anklam present new work in the exhibition Luxplus at kunstraum t27, on view through September 18, 2011.

Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's last words, "Luxplus," or "more light," describes the metaphysical experience presented by the two artists who, by using light, time, and innovative materials, create a strong sense of ethereal infinity. Jay Shinn continues to juxtapose perception with reality, creating imaginary spaces and textures, seeking to transcend material limitations. Shinn's luminescent objects are reminiscent of holograms and appear to float while also embodying a startling sense of three-dimensionality, while Anklam uses light through translucent materials, questioning the durability and elasticity of the object itself.

Axel Anklam and Jay Shinn
Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin
August 20 - September 18, 2011
Exhibition opening: Friday, August 19, 2011, 7.30 pm

kunstraum t27 / Kunstverein Neukölln e.V.
Thomasstraße 27, 12053 Berlin

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 3-7 pm

Monday, May 30, 2011


Artist Jay Shinn and Jens Hanke will exhibit work at Kreativraum during 48 Stunden-Neukölln, Berlin's largest 48-hour cultural festival scheduled for June 17-19, 2011.

Including work from the Takt Kunstprojecktraum artist residency, the exhibition explores perceptual space, challenging a sense of boundary with geometry.

Shinn’s sculptural “op art” does not explicitly distill or represent nature but envisions experiences analogous to it. His recent works thus provide a refuge from the complexities of the world while quietly immersing us in its manifold visual phenomena.
~Kurt Mueller, Houston, Texas

Read more about festival events (link)

Recent reviews and more work:
In case you missed it - an interview with Jay on Art this Week about his recent exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery

Jay Shinn at Alice Gryphius (pdf) (link to online image portfolio)
Geometric Trio: Shape-shifters at Marty Walker, Holly Johnson, and Conduit, Peter Simek, D Magazine

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Frontburner review: Kincaid exhibition

Frontburner's Peter Simek reviews Ted Kincaid's exhibition Every Doubt That Holds You Here. Read review

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Photographer Anna Krachey is capturing the attention of collectors as one of the top art photographers in Texas, recently selected for at the Art Museum of Austin triennial exhibition New Art in Austin, this year featuring 15 Austin artists. Based in Austin, Krachey has been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum - Houston, Houston Center for Photography, Dallas Contemporary, and was chosen as one of 31 Women in Photography exhibition at Humble Arts Foundation, New York.
Krachey's still-life photographs are luridly colored in neon hues, to disquieting - and intriguing - effect.
~Jeanne Claire van Ryzin,
Krachey's work and selected artists are featured in an interactive online exhibition. (link)

Read full article (pdf)

Austin Museum of Art
823 Congress Ave
Austin, TX

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Ted Kincaid was featured on NBC 5 DFW for inspiring students in the classroom and keeping Plano schools at the top in art programs, despite worries over budget cuts in education.

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Programs under Kincaid's direction have earned recognition from local and national organizations, where student artwork emerges as best in the state.

Click to read article by Andrew Taniellan (online at NBC 5 DFW) (pdf)

**Don't miss - Opening Saturday, May 21 at Marty Walker Gallery, solo exhibition Ted Kincaid Every Doubt That Holds You Here through June 11**

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Matthew Porter launched solo exhibition, The Undefeated, at Invisible-Exports gallery in New York, investigating the Hollywood legacies of Jane Fonda and John Wayne as political actors while juxtaposing political actors as Hollywood icons.
"His work often features historical mash-ups, collapsing disparate events and cultural references within single frames, or spreading them out over a series of tightly edited photographs." Invisible-Exports
Following film narratives, personal stories, and political activism of both actors' careers, Porter critically weaves iconographic photography with environmentalism, sexual revolution, and Hollywood studio representations of political movements.

On view through June 19.

14A Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Lamson during performance at the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion,
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, April 7, 2011

Indianapolis Art Museum celebrates artist William Lamson's Divining Meteorology radio tower installation currently on exhibit in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.

Lamson extensively explored the tower's sound-making possibilities with unconventional audio devices in his studio in Brooklyn, then transported and installed the piece at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, giving a sound performance during his artist talk on April 7.

Lamson using electric guitar pickup to generate sound during performance

The combination of tower engineering, radio waves, and sound-generating devices "make apparent the unseen forces that surround us, as a radio signal (also linked with the weather) is made audible and tactile through the vibrations in the tower," Amanda York of Indianapolis Museum of Art (link to full article).
Radio tower construction, Pierogi Boiler Space, Brooklyn, New York

On view through August 28, 2011

Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Images courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art
Video courtesy of


Monroe City, 2010, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches

Painting saturated, contemplative scenes of small-town and rural Texas, artist Sarah Williams is scheduled to mount a solo exhibition of new work at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas in 2013. Dedicated to exhibiting artistic talent in Tex
as and southeastern states, AMSET boasts a collection of modern & contemporary art and regional folk art, this will be Williams' second solo museum exhibition.
Closer in mood to Edward Hopper than Ed Ruscha, these paintings speak of the North Texas-based Williams' connection to the rural Missouri where she grew up. ... Some of the newest works, inspired by a recent return home marked by unusually clear night skies, depart from strict realism to include constellations, adding a mystical touch to her night scenes." Douglas Brit, 29-95 Art
Star Trails, 2009, oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Constellations, 2010, oil on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Williams, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas, was a finalist for the prestigous Hunting Art Prize and has had solo exhibitions at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, 500x Gallery and Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, and the Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City, Missouri and included in group exhibitions nationwide.

Recent reviews:

Keep an eye on this stellar painter! For more information and updates on this artist, contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Tom Orr, Ghost (Ocean), 2010, archival ink print mounted on acrylic, 18 1/2 x 28 in., edition of 3

Just announced! Artist Tom Orr has been selected to receive the distinguished Pollock-Krasner Grant, awarded to support established artist for outstanding artistic merit in the visual arts. Since 1985, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded 3,476 grants to artists in 72 countries, including artists Polly Apfelbaum, Ted Larsen, and Arturo Herrera.

Established to honor Jackson Pollock's achievements in painting and recognize wife Lee Krasner's significant legacy of support, the grant awards one year of living and production expenses to allow artists to produce and exhibit new bodies of work.

Congratulations Tom!

Contact Marty Walker Gallery to view work and to find out more information. Stay connected for updates.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


video still from Zoosphere, 2010, video installation

Allison Hunter featured in Sculpture Magazine for her video installation work investigating animal habitats and human relationships with environment. The article states the installation with 8 videos visually, aurally, and spatially challenges the viewer's relationship with not only the animals, but also hierarchy and "regimes of viewing."

Click here to view article. (PDF)

installation view at DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, 2010

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


William Lamson has created an installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and will be giving a free artist lecture on April 7, 2011 to discuss his work of interventions between the natural and man-made landscapes. His installation at the museum is a re-configured radio tower, bent-up and built to fit the space so that when receiving radio waves, the sound vibrates throughout the pavilion.

Lecture will be held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Thursday, April 7 » 5:30-8 pm
The Toby & Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion

click here for more information

Saturday, February 5, 2011


A line, simply, takes on a multitude meanings: division, horizon, object, space, movement, shape, frenzied activity, structure, edge, to lead, to follow, a beginning and an end. Marty Walker Gallery presents prints byTed Kincaid, Tom Orr, Jay Shinn, and more - artists who question the physical sense of boundary by using line, drawn or implied, to break the surface plane and extend beyond flat space to activate a palpitating openness. The exhibition vacillates between rigidly structured investigations that recall Sol Lewitt and the free-flowing Duchampian randomness of chance.

Exhibition opening: Saturday, February 19th, 6-8pm.
(pictured: Shinn's Square Cube x4, woodcut, 36 x 36 in.)


Join us in the gallery for a talk by former Chinati Foundation artist-in-residence and University of North Texas alumn, Jeff Zilm. The artist will discuss the possibilities and variations open to painting as it relates to his current solo exhibition.

Jeff Zilm's second solo exhibition at Marty Walker Gallery “A Social Acid (leaked), A Terminal Edit (4), the Saps at Sea and Additional Research (Bernadine Dohrn)” includes 7 new paintings; four film paintings, plus new work from the Password Series and Arrow Heads. Click here to read the reviews at The Huffington Post & Artlies.

A Lecture on a Minor Platform - Saturday, February 12th, 5pm // Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm & by appt. // For additional info please contact gallery // pictured: installation view of Zilm's work

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Frances Bagley, Zebra

Beasts and Bunnies at McKinney Avenue Contemporary

Artists Helen Altman, Celia Eberle, Margaret Meehan and Frances Bagley join forces this January in a show called Beasts and Bunnies, which will explore this bevy of female artists’ often macabre considerations of animals. Through work in various media, from Margaret Meehan’s often furry, toothed bizarro humanoids to Frances Bagley’s shrouded, stunted or blind mystery beasts to Helen Altman’s precious tanks of pet-ables to Celia Eberle’s monstrous, mouthy creatures, each artist explores our own animal behavior in off-kilter notions of beasts. With results that are often haunting and repulsive, but always full of wonderment and wit, these artists forcibly push a viewer to reflect on the state of one’s own inner creatures. Grouping the four of these women together as a collective should prove a walk on the wild side, so be warned: one never walks away from work by these artists unbitten. – Lucia Simek

Beasts and Bunnies: An Investigation of Crossed Paths

McKinney Avenue Contemporary
January 8 – February 12

3120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204


Tom Orr, Fingerprint, screenprint on wood, 81 x 81 in.

500x Gallery, commemorating 30 years as the oldest artist-run space in Texas, highlights 3 generations of member artists with the current exhibition Imprint, curated by current member Leslie Murell, includes artists Tom Orr, Vance Wingate, and Natalie Macellaio.

Tom Orr, one of 500x's founding members, will include a survey of artwork produced over the past 30 years, including a ready-made installation included in the gallery's first exhibition in 1978. His works will include investigations in abstraction and perception.

The work of Vance Wingate investigates intersections of mathematical reason and human intuition, setting specific rules to construct the images that result in nuanced variations.

Natalie Macelliao uses the cracks found on the gallery floor and imitates them in silver on the walls of the gallery. Mimicking mundane flaws in precious metals brings an immediate awareness of the surrounding space.

January 15 - 30, 2011
Opening Reception - January 15, 7pm - 10pm

500x Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226