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!

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