500XPO at 500X Gallery

Starting February 18, an exhibition titled 500XPO will be at 500X Gallery in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas. My photograph titled The Shock of It All will be included.

Photograph that will be featured at 500X Gallery

The juror is Aaron Parazette, whose work has been seen recently at the Dallas Comtemporary. I’m very honored to be a part of this great show that more than 70 artists will be a part of. The last day to see the show is March 4. Come by and have a look!

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Art auction benefit for Alley’s House

When: February 4, 7-11 p.m.

Where: Rising Gallery- 800 Jackson St., Dallas

Tomorrow I will be taking part in the Incrementum II art auction at Rising Gallery for the non-profit organization Alley’s House.

Located in Dallas, Alley’s House provides teen mothers with tutoring, counseling, and guidance. A few months ago I was given a tour of the facilities, and was able to see the myriad of ways Alley’s House supports young mothers. Their services include G.E.D. tutoring, classes on parenting, and providing clothing for the children.

Even if you won’t be able to purchase a piece of art, come by and support a great local charity and admire the beautiful artwork.

Tickets for the benefit are $25. Click here for more info.

Etsy shop is up!

After several months of wondering whether I should or not, I have finally opened up an Etsy shop!

Available on Etsy guys!

Right now, the only item listed is my Golden Gate Bridge photo, but I’m hoping to add more items soon. Hopefully some paintings will be available too. I have a few that are almost complete. I’ll be starting a Florence Welch painting in a few days, so maybe that will be for sale in the near future.

Have a good week everyone, and please stop by my shop and let me know what you think! This is all very new to me. so if anyone has any ideas as to which photos I should put up for sale, that would be very helpful.

Exhibition Opening at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Starting December 9, my photograph What a Tangled Web It Weaves II will be showcased at the 9 x 12 Works on Paper exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The exhibit will last until December 28. There will be an artist reception on December 9 from 6-9 p.m. Hopefully I’ll be able to attend around 8 p.m. Hope to see some of you there!

 

Tony Cragg’s “Seeing Things” exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Sculpture has never really been a main artistic interest of mine, but Tony Cragg’s exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas may have changed my mind. Seeing Things was an exhibit full of mostly nonlinear and free-standing shapes.

Instead of just utilizing materials such as wood and bronze, he also incorporates everyday objects such as dice into his work. When I say dice, I mean thousands of the darn things. The best part? He does it all himself. Usually artwork of this scale is made with the help of several assistants. I have respect for Cragg because of that (well, besides being an immensely talented artist of course). Most artists of his stature would not be so hands-on.

Besides sculptures, Seeing Things also includes paintings, drawings, and installations. One particular piece, Congregation, is made of various wooden objects with hooks attached to them. From far away, the wood appears to have some kind of frosted layer on top, but inching closer reveals an exterior of metal hooks.

Cragg’s drawings possess an intense energy. Curved lines flow in no particular pattern across the page, leaving little white space. The backgrounds of many drawings include grid-like straight lines, giving a graphic and architectural quality to his work. The exhibit as a whole reflects the artist’s obvious obsession with shape, whether it’s in 2D or 3D form.

Perhaps more trips to the Nasher will now be in store.

All photos taken by me


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