Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman

Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University

Last Chance - November 29, 2012 through January 17, 2013

A touring exhibtion and concert responds to the generative poem Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot. Featuring paintings by Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman,  along with Composer Christopher Theofanidis (Yale University) and theologian Dr. Jeremy Begbie (Duke University). The show is closed  between December 15 and January 2.

Cell Series: Carol Benson

Old Jail Art Center

Last Chance - September 29, 2012 through January 20, 2013

In Carol Benson’s paintings the house, bowl and cocoon forms symbolize containment, security and fortitude, but the artist allows for various interpretations of the works.

Gene Owens: Modern Vision

Old Jail Art Center

Last Chance - September 29, 2012 through January 20, 2013

During the mid-twentieth century there were just a handful of artists exploring Modernist approaches to making sculpture in in North Texas. One of those pioneers was Gene Owens. With few fellow artists to draw from for technical information as well as an absence of art foundries, Owens' experiments resulted in some of the most unique and innovative bronze sculptures created in Texas.

Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries

Dallas Museum of Art

Last Chance - October 14, 2012 through January 20, 2013

Beginning with the early designs of Jules Chéret, the exhibition explores the earliest days of the affiche artistique (artistic poster) and its flowering in Paris, first under Chéret in the 1870s and 1880s, and then with a new generation of artists including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, and Edouard Vuillard, artists who brought the poster to new heights in the 1890s.

Esther Pearl Watson: Hidden Behind The Stars

Webb Gallery

Last Chance - November 18, 2012 through January 20, 2013

Autobiographical paintings about Watson's wacky childhood growing up with a Father obsessed with the idea he could build a flying saucer and sell it to NASA or Ross Perot. Also: music, puppets and photos by Quintron and Miss Pussycat and the premiere of their new film:  The Mystery in old Bathbath.

Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935

Grace Museum

September 15, 2012 through January 26, 2013

Over 100 paintings dating 1885-1935 challenge the perception that Impressionism in Texas was provincial and outside the mainstream of American and European art. Organized by art historian and curator Michael Grauer of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, TX. Including works by Julian Onderdonk, Robert Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Edward G. Eisenlohr, Ella Koepke Mewhinney, Dawson Dawson- Watson, Seymour Thomas, Lucien Abrams, E. Richardson Cherry and Frank Reaugh.

RETURN: David Conn

Artspace 111

December 7, 2012 through January 26, 2013

Large-scale paintings depict dense forest scenes. Trees and tangled underbrush alternate with dappled or streaming sunlight. Viewed from a distance, the paintings and prints are alive with pictorial clarity. Up close, the surface teems with abstract shapes.


The Goss-Michael Foundation

October 19, 2012 through January 31, 2013

A large group of Linder's characteristic collages from the collection of George Michael and Kenny Goss and new large-scale photographs displayed in light-boxes.  Age Suitability:  21 and up

Brian Molanphy: Encapsulations

January 7 through February 6, 2013

New work by Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Brian Molanphy: three groups of ceramics called "trim", "carrés encadrés", & "square cubed", exploring the physical and imaginary implications of enclosure and concealment.

Kris Pierce: Missed Calls

The Reading Room

January 12 through February 7, 2013

Using three separate phone numbers which will be posted in diverse geographic locations of the city, Pierce, co-founder of the experimental art collective Homecoming!, will output the data from the calls into one continuous scrolling printout in the gallery. The data will then be compiled into a book as part of his investigation of technology and information and its influence on human behavior and quotidian activities.

Bryan Adams: Exposed

The Goss-Michael Foundation

December 18, 2012 through February 8, 2013

Musician Bryan Adams captures intimate images of a cross-section of international celebrities in the entertainment, fashion and art industries.

Michael Kenna

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery

December 1, 2012 through February 16, 2013

Kenna's signature long-exposure black and white photographs present the landscape as something that cannot be seen with the naked eye, abstracting reality.

Rosalyn Bodycomb: Cassandra

Conduit Gallery

January 12 through February 16, 2013

Bodycomb’s figurative paintings capture modern-day Greece and, in many ways, a universal humanity, with an undertow of sadness.

David McGlothlin: Bag It

Alan Simmons Art + Design

January 12 through February 16, 2013

After its grand opening in December, Alan Simmons Art + Design presents its first show of 2013, mixed media pieces on board, canvas, and paper by David McGlothlin.


Talley Dunn Gallery

January 12 through February 23, 2013

A group exhibition, featuring the work of Julie Bozzi, Vernon Fisher, Joseph Havel, Linda Ridgway, Matthew Sontheimer, Erick Swenson and Xiaoze Xie explores the idea of the library as a place for imaginative exploration, a point from which to dive into the worlds of cherished interests, dreams, and imaginary places.

The Imaginary Still Life of William Bailey

Talley Dunn Gallery

January 10 through February 23, 2013

A renowned American artist paints female figures entirely from imagination.  Posed sitting or standing in strange interiors and gazing directly at the viewer, they appear as weightless apparitions in their imaginary spaces.

Jennifer and Matthew Guest: Doing Wrong Right

Mighty Fine Arts

January 12 through February 24, 2013

An assortment of unlikely but familiar objects imbued with sly mystery and purpose and eye-imploding hallucinatory mind-altering art, full of profound and profane references to culture high and low. This is the first show in the new MFA Gallery space at 409A N. Tyler just a few doors down from the old space!

FOCUS: Gary Simmons

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

January 13 through March 14, 2013

Works on paper, paint on canvas, and murals that mimic smudged chalk. The resulting blurred and ghostly images often refer to intersections of pop culture, race, and class.

Randy Twaddle: New Drawings

Holly Johnson Gallery

January 12 through March 16, 2013

Silhouetted electrical transformers and their distribution lines turn into calligraphic drawings or alternative music scores, executed in black drawing ink and coffee


Dallas Museum of Art

October 19, 2012 through March 17, 2013

Artists old and new with one thing in common, drawn from the DMA's collection. Curator Jeffrey grove poses the question, “What’s the difference, and does it matter?”

Recents Posts

Play-a-grill, Echolocation Headphones, and PopMatrix

Artist Profile: Aisen Caro Chacin

Sensory Substitution, Devices, Perception, Alternative Displays, Bone Conduction Hearing, Parametric Sound, Tactile Visual Displays, HipHop, Gastronomy, Echolocation, Accessibility, Hardware, Physiology, Bionics, Tongue Display Unit, Electrode Vibrotactile Stimulation These are the keywords listed in Aisen Caro Chacin’s MFA thesis on sensory substitution. In the year and a half since she left Houston for The New School, [...]

Lynn took this photography on August 22, 2007--of a rufous hummingbird that annually returned to her yard for at about six years.

Birding as Art? For Sanity’s Sake: Yes

Lynn Barber lives in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has degrees in microbiology and law, and intermittently works as a patent attorney. She enjoys playing the hammer dulcimer and the concertina. She’s married to a shy guy named Dave, who holds advanced degrees in meteorology and theology. Both are members of the ACLU and are [...]

Lauren Kelley working in her studio.

Interview with Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley creates animated videos that often feature Barbies altered by clay and confectioner’s sugar and that evoke a complex commentary on race, youth and desire. Kelley’s works also engage materiality and the craft of making miniatures. Her show True Falsetto is currently up at Women & Their Work through January 17th. I sat down [...]

Bryan Adams “Exposed” at Goss-Michael Foundation (yeah, that Bryan Adams)

Bryan Adams “Exposed” at Goss-Michael Foundation (yeah, that Bryan Adams)

The Goss-Michael Foundation’s zesty, celebrity-filled exhibition of Canadian pop star Bryan Adams’s photography embodies the essence of escapist entertainment that Dallas confuses with reality. I have a history of bashing this gallery for pandering to fame, but Adams is a sensational photographer, and I suspect his famous subjects—including Mick, Posh and Amy Winehouse—were all the [...]