April 1, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery
March 20, 2017 - Peter Haynes
February 18, 2017 - Patrick Kelly, Old Jail Art Center
What Lies Beneath presents the work of nine contemporary artists who utilize the mediums of collage, montage (photographs or film), and assemblage (found objects). Mass-produced print imagery and utilitarian objects--fueled by voracious consumerism--have created an endless supply of source materials for these artists in their productions of collages, montages, and assemblages. Though diverse in appearance, all of the works in this exhibition share a commonality of providing layered meanings, consciously or sub-consciously, embedded by the artists. The full potential of each work is revealed by the viewers' efforts to discover "what lies beneath" ...
February 1, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Joan Winter: Edge of Light, an exhibition of new paintings, sculptures, and prints by the acclaimed Dallas-based artist. An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 18 from 5-8 pm. The exhibit continues through April 29...
January 31, 2017 - Molly Glentzer
...While John Adelman has recently begun adding three-dimensional elements to his obsessive pen and ink drawings, this piece surprised me because it's entirely 3D, composed of a plaster cast bust, a metal coin slide (that perfectly suggests a flapping tongue!) and a marble base; yet it's still in keeping with what Adelman calls his "dismantling" concept...
January 24, 2017 - Mari Tzikas Suarez
Kim Squaglia’s wondrous works are ones to pore over—that’s because their layers and layers of clear glossy resin and colorful paint give them an almost holographic appeal. Though her thriving real estate business keeps her busy with showings of another kind, the Sacramento native can frequently be found in her home studio, creating paintings for collectors, corporations and clients alike...
January 19, 2017 - ParallaxCollab.com
Painter Jackie Tileston explores both the self and creativity as never-ending processes of transformation. Her abstract work portrays the malleable nature of identity, illustrating how human perception is constantly twisted and redefined with each new idea, interaction, and experience that it encounters. Every element upon the canvas is in motion. Things come into being, they declare themselves, deceive, seduce, enlighten, and then dissolve. Atmospheric and figural worlds collide as soft, nebulae of color drift, fall, and collapse into phantom geometries, before disappearing into luminous, iridescent dusts...
January 15, 2017 - John T. Davis - Special to the American-Statesman
Lubbock ain’t never gonna be cool. Not going to happen. The conservative, inelegant, sand-scrubbed little city marooned in the flat and formidable vastness of the Great South Plains won’t ever be overrun with hipster cachet a la Marfa. The art mob will not flock. The cognoscenti will not congregate.
That being said, the ongoing paradox of the place is how much art, specifically music, can arise from such humble and inauspicious origins. From Bob Wills and Buddy Holly back in the day to the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines and singer-songwriter-fiddler Amanda Shires today, the Texas Panhandle has been an unlikely wellspring of ferocious creativity...
January 1, 2017 - Jason Cohen
In 1962 Terry Allen left Lubbock to pursue what he couldn’t imagine ever happening in his hometown: a life as an artist. More than fifty years later, the sculptor, painter, playwright, and musician behind Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything) is ready for a return...
December 28, 2016
December 20, 2016
48 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "James Buss: in the poem's four corners" at Holly Johnson Gallery from September 10 - November 12, 2016. The catalogue includes an essay by John Zotos, a Dallas based writer and essayist
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
December 10, 2016
December 7, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition by Dallas based artist Douglas Leon Cartmel. The exhibition titled WHITE NOISE marks the artist's solo debut at the gallery and features a selection of new paintings that will include white noise paintings, seascapes and abstractions...
November 11, 2016 - Todd Camplin
Some might claim that art has no purpose or say that art has no real value, but these are delusional ideas. In moments of emotional turmoil, art can speak to an individual in an immeasurable way. People desire to view or possess this experience, which gives the images power. Art can be just entertaining, but great art also informs, nudges people towards ideas or big questions, and helps heal or transcend this world’s problems if only for a moment...
November 10, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Johnson’s paintings and works on paper combine and explore dynamic opposites: expansiveness and compression, darkness and light. Johnson’s intuitive use of color evokes the contemporary urban, digital and natural landscape, and skews the vocabulary of abstraction into a hybrid techno-language...
October 16, 2016 - Janet Goleas
Christopher French creates minimalist abstractions infused with memory, light and a degree of perception that extends beyond sight. His radiant geometries reference a landscape of light and shadows in precise compositions. Layering pigment in thin veils, French crisscrosses shafts of color as they traverse the image field in crystalline tonalities...
October 6, 2016 - John Zotos
Artist and Fort Worth native James Buss lived and worked for many years in Los Angeles after completing an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Recently returned to Texas, his solo exhibition at Holly Johnson Gallery, through Nov. 12, highlights a spare and evanescent aesthetic vision in over 15 small-scale, abstract monochromatic black paintings. These curious pieces are realized through a type of poured plaster impression technique, and exude a quiet ontological meditation capturing visual traces, memory and the nature of perception...
September 17, 2016
August 27, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of the poem’s four corners, a solo exhibition of new work by James Buss. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Saturday, September 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through November 12...
August 26, 2016 - Rick Brettell
When Gavin Delahunty called in every chip he had to secure global loans for the extraordinary "Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots" at the Dallas Museum of Art last spring, the exhibition was like a bolt of lightning in Dallas.
Collectors, critics, historians and just plain cultural tourists flocked to Dallas from all over the world. Lectures were given. Artists opined in studios and at a dinner parties. And the city reveled in the world's recognition of the brilliance not only of Pollock, but of the power of Dallas and the DMA in the new world of art...
August 11, 2016 - Todd Camplin
Summer is where group shows rule the day. Often times you will see a mixture of artists in the gallery’s stable. Instead of browsing their website, you can see some of this work live. One example is Erin Cluley Gallery’s show. When I visited this week I found that she had the majority of her artists hanging in the gallery. Some galleries have a slightly more focused group show, like Barry Whistler Gallery’s works on paper show. The theme of course is paper. Though I enjoyed this show a great deal, I would bet their exhibition of photos of dogs by William Wegman would be a huge draw. Holly Johnson Gallery has taken a bit different take on the group show. She has a show that features artists with significant accomplishments over the past few years...
August 2, 2016 - Garth Cartwright
Cult heroes: Terry Allen – country music outlaw and renaissance man. The Texas-born artist’s work is found in the Museum of Modern Art and he’s creating a sculpture from Nashville legend Guy Clark’s ashes, but his reissued 1970s concept album might be his greatest work of art...
July 23, 2016
Dallas Gallery Day returns Saturday, July 23, from 12 to 8 p.m. CADD Member Galleries will participate in Dallas Gallery Day 2016. The event in its entirety features 31 spaces spanning The Design District, Deep Ellum, The Cedars, Trinity Groves, Uptown and The Arts District...
July 13, 2016 - Jamie Laughlin
The box set sitting under glass at Holly Johnson Gallery isn’t your standard rock compilation. And while its contents resemble CDs in their size and shape, they are actually custom 5-inch vinyl records — little palm-sized things, complete with sleeves, album art and liner notes. Housed inside their grooves is a poetically detailed history of human heartbeats, told through sound...
June 21, 2016 - John Zotos
In Anna Bogatin’s second solo show, on view through July 30 at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, twelve acrylic paintings executed in the last two years occupy the entry space. They seem to take hold of the gallery and attest to her unyielding, obsessive exercise in pattern through a wide range of colors. Clearly, the pieces are minimal and abstract...
June 20, 2016 - Giaco Furino
Sunbathers enjoying a midday tan, friends goofing off in a pool, a few swimmers hanging by the rocks… these idyllic images take on an entirely different meaning when presented by painter William Betts...
June 18, 2016 - Culture Map Dallas
SITE131, Dallas’ nonprofit kunsthalle, presents Black Paintings: a response to Jackson Pollock. This exhibition of paintings and drawings responds to Dallas Museum of Art’s impactful presentation of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings earlier this year. With an eye for artists working in black and in a similar abstract expressionist mode, director|curator Joan Davidow presents the work of five artists...
June 10, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery
June 1, 2016
36 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Anna Bogatin: New Paintings” at Holly Johnson Gallery from May 14 – July 30, 2016. The catalogue includes an essay by Peter Frank, a Los Angeles-based art critic, curator, and poet.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
June 1, 2016 - Steve Carter
Photographer Dornith Doherty’s art has long been concerned with nature, with a focus on its intersection with human intervention. Since 2008 she’s been at work on Archiving Eden, an ambitious series of images documenting seed and tissue samples stored in the world’s seed banks...
May 25, 2016 - John Zotos
Published on the occasion of Dornith Doherty's exhibition, Stow, the fifty page catalogue features an essay by art critic and essayist, John Zotos. The exhibition was held jointly at the University of North Texas' Artspace in downtown Dallas, as well as the Houston Center for Photography in 2016.
Available at the gallery.
February 24, 2016 - Michael Odom
February 22, 2016 - Max Karnig Interview
40 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Matt Rich: Tilt & Table" at Holly Johnson Gallery from February 20 - May 7, 2016. The catalogue includes an interview between Matt Rich and Max Karnig, a Los Angeles-based writer and painter.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
February 20, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery
November 13, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery
October 22, 2015 - Edith Newhall
October 17, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of A Thread House has Whiskers by Rebecca Carter...
October 15, 2015 - Noah Simblist
46 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Matthew Cusick: Rendition” at Holly Johnson Gallery from September 12 – November 14, 2015. The catalogue includes an essay by Noah Simblist - writer, curator, artist and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
June 2, 2015 - Michael Friebele
Kim Cadmus Owens grew up in Dallas, moved away to study fine arts...
June 1, 2015 - John Zotos
Todd Camplin’s suite of new ink drawings are as dense as they are weightless. They perfectly capture his signature style in delicate and labor intensive images that are heavy on the reds and blues. His former compositions used language such that names, or other text, to form the basis for abstractions done on paper. What can be called lines of text, or streams or strings, flow and repeat themselves in compelling patterns that he expertly renders in free form shapes...
May 1, 2015 - John Zotos
April 4, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Back & Forth: Celebrating 10 Years on Saturday, April 4, from 6-8 pm. Back & Forth commemorates the tenth anniversary of Holly Johnson Gallery, located in its new home in the Dallas Design District...
March 6, 2015 - Freya Cooper Kiddle
James Lumsden's new series 'Reflex' is comprised of paintings that emerge from baroque curves of light and color, which palpitate with energetic life. The artist maneuvers acrylic paint mixed with a gloss medium by using tools such as squeegees to drag and pull pigment across the gesso canvas surface, layer upon layer, to create a mesmeric world for his viewer...
March 1, 2015 - Todd Camplin
Moderndallas.net features gallery artists, Dornith Doherty and Kim Cadmus Owens, in their review this month...
February 10, 2015 - Kathryn Kanjo and David Krakauer
Published by Radius Books. Hardcover, 15.5 x 12.5 in. / 320 pgs / 1,280 color.
Three years ago, James Drake began the ambitious project of creating 1,242 drawings that would trace and reference all of the developments of his multifaceted career. Known as both a sculptor and video artist, Drake has always considered draftsmanship to be a key to his process, and this body of drawings does not disappoint. It is both a fascinating tour of Drake's creative thinking and a testament to the simple power of graphite and ink on paper in the hands of a master of the craft. The volume accompanied the exhibition, The Anatomy of Drawing and Space, at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Blanton Mueum of Art in Austin.
January 17, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery
January 12, 2015 - Bridget Gleeson
Not that it's easy to put into words the striking visual imapct of Johnson's boldly hued abstract paintings - images that look, at turns, like bright ribbons of color, or light refracted along the edges of falling water...
December 18, 2014 - Holly Johnson Gallery
After nearly a decade on Dragon Street in the Dallas Design District, Holly Johnson Gallery will relocate to a new, custom built space at the end of the year. The gallery strives to provide culturally significant experiences for all art enthusiasts, and this will continue in the new space, located only a few blocks from the current Dragon Street location. The gallery's first exhibition in the new facility will open in January 2015...
November 5, 2014 - Eric Nagourney
Illinois Avenue is the place to go if you want cash for gold — though be advised that the street is now known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. If your marriage is on the rocks, head over to Pacific Avenue, where A.C. Dolls, a “premier gentleman’s club,” advertises divorce parties. And on Virginia Avenue, there is yet another casino...
September 20, 2014 - Angela Kingston
54 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "Dornith Doherty: Oasis" from September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas. Catalogue includes an essay by Angela Kingston, an independent curator and writer based in London, U.K.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
September 3, 2014 - Scott A. Sherer and Marissa Del Toro
94 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "Dornith Doherty: Seeds, Science, Sustenance, and Snacks" from September 3, 2014 - October 3, 2014 at The University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Catalogue includes an essay by Scott A. Sherer and Marissa Del Toro.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
June 19, 2014 - Wall Street International
June 5, 2014 - Myles Little
At first glance, Mike Osborne's book, Floating Island, appears to unearth life in the American desert...
May 17, 2014 - E. Luanne McKinnon
February 22, 2014
Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, Geoff Hippenstiel: Murder Ballad, an exhibition of new paintings that exemplify abstraction and the full texture of the medium...
January 18, 2014 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
January 17, 2014 - Todd Camplin
November 23, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia
October 23, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery
October 12, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia
September 28, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery
September 12, 2013 - Georgina Coburn
In many ways painting is an act of becoming, a search for resolution and meaning that acknowledges our deepest creative drives and aspirations. James Lumsden’s latest body of work reflects the joy of painting as an infinite source of connection and renewal. Led by his chosen medium and a deep understanding of the subtleties and contradictions of the painted surface, Lumsden expands the possibilities of the medium through adept experimentation...
September 1, 2013 - Edited by Sharon Louden and published by Intellect Books
In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation...
July 26, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Matt Rich, an exhibition of new cut paper paintings and gouaches by the San Diego-based artist. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition continues through November 16.
July 9, 2013 - Bill Davenport
In his new show at Inman, Tommy Fitzpatrick continues to work in the precise, flat style he has used since the late 90′s to portray everything from mini-golf to road signs and architectural details, but moves away from large-scale objects to focus in on an eerie tabletop world of quasifantasy still lifes...
June 30, 2013 - Christopher French
28 page exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "On Drawing: Line" held June 29-August 17, 2013 at Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas and September 6-October 22, 2013 at Devin Borden Gallery, Houston. The catalogue includes an essay by artist and writer, Christopher French.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
June 12, 2013 - Bill Bush
In the tradition of Karl Benjamin and Lorser Feitelson, and their interest in the environment and the landscape, Johnson uses color to evoke the contemporary, urban, digitial and natural landscape of southern California...
May 19, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia
May 18, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery
May 1, 2013 - Todd Camplin
When minimal sensibilities meet abstract figuration, they give birth to works like Sharon Louden’s paintings. Perfectly titled, “Simple Strokes,” this show is like viewing an empty room with a crowd of people outside. However, a few unusual pieces of sculpture and one video shake up the grouping of paintings...
April 6, 2013
February 24, 2013 - Mark Harris
September 9, 2012 - Frances Colpittt
32 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "Tommy Fitzpatrick: Electric Labyrinth" from September 8 - November 24, 2013. Includes review by Frances Colpitt. Originally published by Art in America, February 2013. Courtesy BMP Media Holdings, LLC.
Available at the gallery and on Blurb.
September 8, 2012
In Electric Labyrinth, Fitzpatrick's inspiration is a 1968 print of the same name by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki...
July 8, 2012 - Debra Barrera
May 25, 2012 - Kurt Mueller
64 page fully illustrated book published on the occasion of "David Aylsworth: The Reverses Wiped Away" from May 25 - July 7, 2012 at Inman Gallery. The book includes a forward by Kerry Inman, an essay by Kurt Mueller, and an interview between the artist and Toby Kamps.
Available at Holly Johnson Gallery.
April 18, 2012 - Todd Camplin
Holly Johnson Gallery has paired Jacob El Hanani with William Betts...
January 31, 2012 - Ben Lima
Antonio Murado's lush lush, subtle paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery are made with oil on Belgian linen. Their range of pictoral effects is calibrated with a sensitivity...
January 20, 2012 - Matthew Smith and Ellen C Caldwell
This year's NAP annual prize has been awarded to Willim Betts...
December 31, 2011 - Amelie Malmgren
October 1, 2011 - Stephanie Cristello
Todd Chilton’s Pink and Green Combs, 2011 focuses on the edge as both a systematic and unifying element, as well as a divider. Perfectly interlaced, the woven strokes of paint optically create a tunnel, using pure color as a tool to create depth and exposing its illusion by the strict and traceable pattern of the brush to the surface...
September 8, 2011 - Ken Johnson
In his brief introduction to this buoyant show of abstract paintings, Feature’s director, the single-named Hudson, writes that he finds an essential magic in “how the artist leaks the personal into the formal...”
July 21, 2011 - Todd Camplin
Adelman follows the tradition of rule-based art, with systems derived from mathematics, logic, personal, and/or consequential rules. So disciplined is this work that it could be mistaken as computer generated but don’t be fooled, this is where John Adelman’s brilliance lies.
March 31, 2011 - Gustavo Turner
January 10, 2011 - Carter Foster
Published by Radius Books.
Hardcover, 14.625 x 11.5 inches, 144 pages, 50 color illustrations.
James Drake’s career has spanned more than thirty years and includes work in many different media including drawings, sculpture, video, and installation. However, he is best known for his draftsmanship, and his drawings have been consistently admired and sought after by collectors and museums. This most recent publication of his works on paper focuses on the White Cut-Outs and Red Drawings. The predominately white cut-out drawings are ephemeral studies in composition and subtraction. Made by literally cutting the paper with an exacto blade, the elegant works belie their extremely complicated fabrication and technical bravado—visible as much by the shadows they cast as by the drawn line. The Red Drawings began in direct response to the White Cut-outs. The intensity and saturation of the red chalk infuses the drawings with a different life and character. The tone of these pieces is complicated, political, and equally fascinating.This oversize book includes all of the pieces made from both series and is accompanied by an essay by Carter Foster, drawing curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
November 20, 2010
Todd Camplin has been working with abstracted text since 2003...
October 22, 2010 - Evan J. Garza
Michelle Mackey was included in edition #60 of New American Paintings and was selected as a Noteworthy artist in edition #80. The Brooklyn-based artist has made some recent changes, not only to her paintings but some geographic changes as well...
October 6, 2010 - Whitney Johnson
October 1, 2010 - Laura Lark
We live in a society where image is everything...
May 8, 2010 - Holly Johnson Gallery
March 25, 2010 - Robin Dluzen
Silent Light is a combination of cast objects and two dimensional print wors that Winter created concurrently...
February 20, 2010
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, Texas is pleased to announce the opening of Memories and Transformations, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Virgil Grotfeldt...
November 21, 2009
October 17, 2009 - Holly Johnson Gallery
May 2, 2009
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of, As the Land and the Air Is, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Christopher French...
April 16, 2009 - Meredith "Butch" Jack
The late Virgil Grotfeldt (a.k.a. Uncle Bill) was a mystery and an open book at the same time. I never saw him gamble, but he always said that if he was going to, he’d bet everything on a single turn of the card. He lived and died that way...
April 1, 2009 - Stephanie Buhmann
Grotfeldt was a prolific artist, who, over the course of four decades, created an oeuvre unique in its take on biomorphic abstraction. While he was never identified with any particular movement, his work was based on, as he put it, “a love of gesture as voice...”
January 13, 2009 - Holly Johnson Gallery
December 1, 2008 - Michael Odom
Jackie Tileston layers images expressed in a pluralized vocabulary...
November 22, 2008 - Holly Johnson Gallery
November 2, 2008 - Kriston Capps
William Steiger shares more than a passing affinity with Chalres Sheeler. Both paintings embrace the engine, the train,...
October 4, 2008 - Charles Dee Mitchell
The raw linen canvas that backs Jackie Tileston's new paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery has the soft brown color of aged silk...
August 29, 2008 - Douglas Britt
I missed last year's exhibit of early works by Houston abstract painters Richard Stout and Jack Boynton at William Reaves Fine Art, and I've been kicking myself ever since.
Studying that catalog, I thought Stout's best work ranked in the upper tier of what second-generation abstract expressionists put out in their often-overlooked heyday. Reproductions can be deceiving, but 1957, in particular, looked like a magical year...
June 21, 2008
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce Synchronicity of Color by sculptor Margo Sawyer...
February 21, 2008
Margo Sawyer has installed Synchronicity of Color in Discovery Green, a new 12 acre park in downtown Houston...
February 15, 2008
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening pf Delineation. The exhibition features works of art by a diverse group of artists...
January 10, 2008 - James Drake
An internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial, James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing. James Drake, the first monograph devoted to the artist, surveys thirty-five years of Drake's work up to 2007 and includes an Introduction by Bruce W. Ferguson, Essay by Steven Henry Madoff, Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Excerpts by Cormac McCarthy...
The University of Texas Press - M. Georgia Hegarty Dunkerley Contemporary Art Series
January 5, 2008
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce Gaps, Sinkholes, and other Chasms, an exhibition of new paintings by Gael Stack...
November 1, 2007 - Laura Kostelny
Take a walking tour of Dallas' finest galleries and discuss...
February 16, 2007
Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present, Color Culture: Themes and Deviations, a survey of work by Christopher French...
January 20, 2007 - Charles Dee Mitchell
January 5, 2007 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Following traditions of rule-based art, the drawings of John Adelman contain a preordained conceptual methodology. Rules consisting of a single resource, a constant, and a variable provide a focused exploration of a singular mindset directing the work to its conclusion.
October 20, 2006 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas unveils an exhibition of new works by Texas' most influential artist Richard Stout as well as a selection of his paintings from the 1950s...
May 1, 2006 - Ileana Marcoulesco
For a long time, I could not detect the swallow that would herald a sculptural spring in Houston. The best artists always emigrated; some gave excuses - no propitious climate, no inspiring culture, no public understanding...
February 16, 2006
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Constant Rhythm, an exhibition of new work by Virgil Grotfeldt
January 13, 2006 - Daniel A. Kusner
January 13, 2006 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Constantly recurring in the paintings of David Aylsworth are references to show tunes from Broadway musicals - specifically in the titles of his work. Wide, gestural brushstrokes immediately offer a playful appearance and an obvious pleasure in the artist’s handling of paint.
October 21, 2005
Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of New Paintings and Drawings by Gael Stack...
July 17, 2005 - Maria Sheets
June 25, 2005 - David Pagel for the Blaffer Gallery
Blaffer Gallery has invited noted Los Angeles critic and curator David Pagel to organize POPulence, an exhibition focusing on the intersection between populism and opulance - or accessabilty and luxury...
June 17, 2005 - Holly Johnson Gallery
Terry Allen is an exceptionally gifted artist whose original voice expresses complex ideas. His legendary story-telling ability is the key to his creative productivity, and the underlying narratives give form to drawn images in the series of sketchbook studies and the cast bronze sculptures on exhibit.
January 10, 2005 - David Byrne, Dave Hickey, Dana Friis-Hansen, and Terrie Sultan
How do you tell a story that's about baseball and jazz...Civil War battles and Cold War paranoia...love and death...true stories and lies...and a boy growing up on the flat sprawl of West Texas? Acclaimed visual artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen created a multimedia work—Dugout—that combines...
January 1, 2004 - Mary Hrbacek
Michelle Mackey's new abstract paintings show an ease and effluence that is uncommon in painting today...
January 1, 1998 - David Carrier
...David Row is a comparatively fashionable painter. Justly so, for he is terrific. What U.S.-born man of his generation (MFA '74) is better at extending the traditions of abstract expressionism...
June 1, 1997 - Alfred Mac Adam
"I am endlessly fascinated by paintng, whether it's hanging in a museum, or hanging out of someone's trash," says David Row...