Last weekend I had the privilege of chatting with indie pop group MS MR at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival in Irving, TX. This was the first year that the festival stopped in Dallas/Fort Worth, and there was a surprisingly high turnout.
This was my third time seeing MS MR live, and each show just keeps improving. Hopefully it won’t be too long until a new album comes along.
Click here for the full interview and more photos from MS MR’s set. I’ll be posting more photos from the day soon.
I was lucky enough to take photos for the Imagine Dragons’ show in Dallas on February 21 at American Airlines Center, and I just thought I would share photos from the concert.
I felt a little out of place since I’m not a 14 year old girl (one of the girls in front row asked me if I had taken photos for the One Direction concert.. umm, no). However, Imagine Dragons definitely puts on an impressively entertaining show, or at least the first three songs were.
Openers Nico Vega and The Naked and Famous fit in nicely, and I had already seen The Naked and Famous play a few years back when they opened for Cut Copy, but the live show has improved.
Below are some photos from the gig. Clicking on an image will bring up the slideshow. In order to check out the full slideshow from the evening, click here.
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!
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.
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
Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings by Patrick Elliott
Trademark Tools 75-S008 Hawk 8-Piece Pottery and Clay Modelling Tool Sculpture Set
Sculpture: Principles and Practice by Louis Slobodkin