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REVIEW: Michael Young in

August 18, 2017 - Todd Camplin

Something as simple as a line can create a range of emotional suggestions. Next, to the point, the line is the simplest expression in making visual art. Essential and at the core of nearly every work of art throughout the ages. The line helps direct our eyes through an art piece, whether implied or actual. Thick marks can give a feeling of boldness, while a thin wavy line can draw out from the viewer a feeling of nervousness and being unsure. The power of this art element can feel spiritual as well and structurally material....

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INTERVIEW: Dornith Doherty in Patron Magazine

August 17, 2017 - Steve Carter

Acclaimed North Texas artist Dornith Doherty has been photographing seed banks around the world since 2008, and the capstone exhibition, Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden, has just opened at the Amon Carter. The show is a spellbindingly beautiful collection of 15 large-scale images, both of the seed banks themselves and digital collages from x-ray images Doherty took in the labs. Patron spoke with Doherty at the Museum the day before the August 12 opening.

PATRON: Your “Archiving Eden” project has consumed you for nearly 10 years—does the origin of this exploration date back to when you learned of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, the so-called “doomsday vault”?.....

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INTERVIEW: Dornith Doherty at KERA Art & Seek

August 11, 2017 - Anne Bothwell

Photographer Dornith Doherty spent nine years documenting remote seed vaults around the world — and the seeds inside them. She even got inside the so-called doomsday vault, in Norway, near the North Pole, designed to help preserve samples of botanical life in case of worldwide catastrophe.

Her large, ghostly images capture life inside seeds as small as a grain of sand.  You can see them in her new book, “Archiving Eden,” and in the show by the same name at Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

For our weekly State of the Arts, I spoke Doherty about how she makes her ethereal work. Here are some excerpts from our conversation...

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ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in D Magazine

August 10, 2017 - Alex Macon

Dornith Doherty Sees the Future in a Seed - The photographer, whose work is featured in a new exhibition at the Amon Carter, has spent the last decade visiting seed banks around the world....

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BOOK REVIEW - Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden in Photo Eye Blog

July 17, 2017 - Laura M. André

In 2015, Syrian researchers made the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vaultto recover wheat, barley, and grass samples that had been lost when the Aleppo-based seed bank was destroyed in that country's civil war. That is exactly why the Svalbard "Doomsday Vault" exists. To date there are over 1,700 repositories like the one formerly based in Aleppo (which has since moved to Beirut), designed to function as natural safe deposit boxes for food crops and plant diversity in case of natural or man-made disasters....

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PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Archiving Eden

July 7, 2017 - Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden on view August 12, 2017, through January 14, 2018. The exhibition of photographs by North Texas artist Dornith Doherty intertwines science and art, showcasing the planet’s botanical diversity through 15 images from seed banks across the world. Admission is free.

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ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in the Dallas Observer

July 1, 2017 - Dallas Observer

Paint, canvas, watercolors, paper, multi-media collage – these are all familiar components in making art. Michelle Mackey’s joint compound, however, is a bit of a surprise to the uninitiated. Holly Johnson Gallery, 1845 Levee St., No. 100, hosts Mackey’s second show in the venue, Michelle Mackey: Double Take....

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PRESS RELEASE: Michael Young - Updrafts

June 11, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to introduce, Michael Young: Updrafts, an exhibition of new paintings by the Austin-based artist. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 24 from 5-8 pm. This exhibition marks the artists’ first show with the Dallas gallery and it continues through October 7. 

Over the last 30 years, Michael Young has developed a diverse and kaleidoscopic body of abstract geometric paintings, drawings and installations. Central to his work is an emphasis on facture, an attunement to the methodologies of making or constructing his paintings. His painting procedures are adapted from different sources such as geology, scientific documentation and architectural production, and result from the use of specific materials to construct the surfaces. For example, past installations and paintings have been distinguished by the use of sand collected from deserts, reflecting the mineral color of the geology of their place...  

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ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in FOCUS Magazine

June 10, 2017 - Kurt-Martin Mayer

...Today, we know that the wealth of seeds is our opportunity to provide sufficient food to the growing world population even under severe conditions due to climate change, Environmental destruction and bioterrorism. That is why more than 1400 seed banks around the world keep the seeds of innumerable useful and wild plants, some in cardboard boxes, others in liquid nitrogen...

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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Michelle Mackey at Holly Johnson Gallery

June 7, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

52 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Michelle Mackey: Double Take" at Holly Johnson Gallery from May 13 – August 19, 2017. Catalogue includes interview between Michelle Mackey and D. Dominick Lombardi. Interview first appeared in Huffpost Arts, 2015.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.

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