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ARTICLE: Joan Winter in LUXE magazine

September 8, 2017 - Tate Gunnerson

Hiking through a dense bamboo forest isn't easy, a fact that Dallas artist Joan Winter quickly realized while winding through the towering green shoots on Awaji Island. The experience was one adventure on a recent six-week trip to Japan she took for both artistic inspiration and a weeklong woodblock-printing class in Kyoto...


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ARTICLE: Tommy Fitzpatrick's show 'Top Ten in Texas'

September 7, 2017 - A+C Texas Magazine

Texas-based artist Tommy Fitzpatrick has been focused on architecture as the subject of his paintings for the past twenty years. And since 2013, he has been creating sculptural motifs made of transparent plastics—assemblages based on the ideas of the Russian constructivists. Crystal Cities through November 4, is a selection of new paintings and sculptures inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s unrealized 1940 project of the same name...


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ARTICLE: Arts + Culture Magazine - 'Dallas Gallerists Shape the Design District'

September 1, 2017 - Nancy Zastudil

The art scene in Dallas has long been influenced by avant-garde women: From the The Betty McLean Gallery, which opened in 1951 as one of the first modern art galleries in Texas, to Valley House Gallery, founded by Peggy and Donald Vogel, to the visionaries of today who show no signs of slowing down...


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REVIEW: Michael Young in ModernDallas.net

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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PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Crystal Cities

August 9, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of, Crystal Cities: New Paintings and Sculptures by Tommy Fitzpatrick. This exhibition marks the artist's fourth solo show at the gallery. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through November 4.

Architecture has been the subject of Fitzpatrick's paintings for the past twenty years. The current exhibition, Crystal Cities is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's 1940 project of the same name set for a Washington D.C suburb that was never built. This unrealized project, bold in scale and breathtaking in its aesthetic vision inspired Fitzpatrick to create this new body of work....


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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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REVIEW: Abstract Painting in Los Angeles

June 11, 2017 - David Pagel

for Gallery Magazine, Guangzhou, China (June Issue 2017)

 


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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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REVIEW: William Betts in ModernDallas.net

May 30, 2017 - Todd Camplin

Achieving the machine made look has been an obsession with many artists since Warhol and Lichtenstein burst onto the scene. Lichtenstein used projectors to draw many of his paintings. He also painted his signature dots to create simplified images that reflect a printing technology used in comic books and advertising. Warhol used the machine like process of serigraph printing to push the ink onto canvas or paper. Even today you can look at a poured painting by Peter Zimmerman or the late work of Scott Barber and you feel that the paintings were made with machine rather than by hand...


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ARTICLE: Mike Osborne in WIRED

May 26, 2017 - Laura C Mallonee

Something strange is afoot in Washington. Nondescript white vans loiter in quiet neighborhoods. Office workers hustle boxes of documents into a mobile shredder. Burly men with earpieces and no-nonsense demeanors come and go in black SUVs with black windows. Mike Osborne suspects a conspiracy, and he’s determined to get to the bottom of it...


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PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Mackey - Double Take

April 25, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, Michelle Mackey: Double Take, an exhibition of new paintings that explore dream like landscapes in relationship to time and memory. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, May 13 from 5 to 8 pm...


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PRESS RELEASE: William Betts - Color Space

April 1, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, William Betts: COLOR SPACE, an exhibition of new paintings by the Miami-based artist. An opening reception will be held April 1st from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition continues through June 10...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Douglas Leon Cartmel at Holly Johnson Gallery

March 29, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

42 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Douglas Leon Cartmel: White Noise" at Holly Johnson Gallery from January 7 - March 29, 2017.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.


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PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick in "What Lies Beneath" at OJAC

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" ...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery

February 18, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

42 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Joan Winter: Edge of Light" at Holly Johnson Gallery from February 18 - April 29, 2017.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Joan Winter at Holly Johnson Gallery

February 17, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

46 page fully illustrated catalogue about "Joan Winter: The Japan Prints" at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas. The catalogue features eleven prints from the Japan Series and nine prints from the Forest Floor Series executed in 2014 - 2016.

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PRESS RELEASE: Joan Winter - Edge of Light

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...


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ARTICLE: John Adelman in the Houston Chronicle

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... 


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ARTICLE: Kim Squaglia in Sacramento Magazine

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...


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ARTICLE: Jackie Tileston in Parallax Collaboration

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...


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ARTICLE: Terry Allen in austin360

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...


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ARTICLE: Terry Allen in Texas Monthly Magazine

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...


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BOOK RELEASE- The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

December 28, 2016

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the up-coming release (March 2017) of “the Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”, edited by Gallery Artist Sharon Louden...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery

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

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PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas

December 10, 2016

Houston artist David Aylsworth is well-known within Texas art circles for his stunning abstract paintings celebrating his facility with the brush, sophisticated understanding of color, and harmonious spatial relationships between form and shape...


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PRESS RELEASE: Douglas Leon Cartmel: White Noise

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... 


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REVIEW: James Buss in ModernDallas.net

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: Dion Johnson- Optic Energy

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...


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INTERVIEW: Christopher French in Romanov Grave

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...


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REVIEW: James Buss in Arts+Culture Texas

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: James Drake at Holly Johnson Gallery

September 17, 2016

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to present “Flocking Shoaling Swarming (Blue Kiss)”, a selection of new collages comprised of envelopes by the internationally acclaimed artist, James Drake...


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PRESS RELEASE: James Buss - the poem's four corners

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...


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REVIEW: James Buss at Site 131 in The Dallas Morning News

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...


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REVIEW: It's Official in ModernDallas.net

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...


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ARTICLE: Terry Allen in The Guardian

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: Holly Johnson Gallery to Participate in Dallas Gallery Day

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... 


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ARTICLE: Dario Robleto in the Dallas Observer

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...


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INTERVIEW: James Drake in THE magazine

June 30, 2016 - Clayton Porter and Lauren Tresp

James Drake is interested in systems, the micro - and the macrocosmic....


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REVIEW: Anna Bogatin in A+C Magazine

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... 


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REVIEW: William Betts in The Creators Project

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...


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ARTICLE: James Buss at Site 131

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: IT'S OFFICIAL - Texas State Artists 2015 & 2016

June 10, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of IT'S OFFICIAL, an exhibition honoring the recent appointments of four contemporary artists, as "Texas State Artists for 2015 & 2016"...


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REVIEW: William Betts in Arte Fuse

June 9, 2016 - Jennifer Wolf

William Betts’ current exhibition, entitled Splash, at Margaret Thatcher Projects offers a subtle peek at the limits of privacy, cased in the guise of celebrating summer fun in the sun... 


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Anna Bogatin at 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.

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ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in Patron Magazine

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...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - STOW at UNT & HCP

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.

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ARTICLE: Terry Allen in Rolling Stone Magazine

May 16, 2016 - James Sullivan

Terry Allen, painter, sculptor, writer and musician, was once asked his definition of art. He thought a moment and replied, "To get out of town."


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PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin - New Paintings

May 1, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Anna Bogatin - New Paintings...


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REVIEW: Sharon Louden in Sculpture Magazine

May 1, 2016 - Andrew E. Simpson

Louden, who has been called the Robery Ryman of the21st century" gives linnear abstraction an anthropomorphic edge...


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PRESS RELEASE: MANMADE

April 2, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of MANMADE, an exhibition of new paintings by seven artists...


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REVIEW: MANMADE in Modern Dallas.net

April 1, 2016 - Todd Camplin

Holly Johnson Gallery celebrates their 11th anniversary with their vibrantly coloful abstract painting show...


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REVIEW: Raphaëlle Goethals in Glasstire

February 24, 2016 - Michael Odom

The paintings’ materials listed in Raphaëlle Goethals’ exhibition checklist are wax, resin and pigments on birch panels. That’s the recipe for traditional encaustic painting: pigment, beeswax and Damar resin...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Matt Rich at Holly Johnson Gallery

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. 


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PRESS RELEASE: Matt Rich - Tilt & Table

February 20, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of TILT & TABLE, an exhibition of new painted paper constructions and gouaches by the Los Angeles-based artist Matt Rich...


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REVIEW: Raphaëlle Goethals in Visual Art Source

February 1, 2016 - John Zotos

In her current show, titled “Echoes,” Belgian native Raphaëlle Goethals presents her lush abstract paintings of encaustic resin and earth pigments.


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PRESS RELEASE: Raphaëlle Goethals - Echoes

January 9, 2016 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of ECHOES an exhibition of new encaustic paintings by Raphaëlle Goethals...


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REVIEW: Dion Johnson - Artsy Editorial 2016

January 4, 2016 - Bridget Gleeson

Looking at the rows of hard-edge lines and pulsating colors in Dion Johnson's recent series of paintings on view in Luminous Trajectories...


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INTERVIEW: Dion Johnson in The Arts Beacon

December 30, 2015 - Grant Vetter

Geometric Abstraction as a matter of scale and refrain - an interview with Dion Johnson...


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PRESS RELEASE: Bret Slater at Holly Johnson Gallery

November 13, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Bret Slater...


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REVIEW: Tommy Fitzpatrick in Arts + Culture

November 1, 2015 - Casey Gregory

There's a scene in Kurt Vonnegut's famous apocalyptic satire Cat's Cradle in which the inventor of the atomic bomb...


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ARTICLE: Anna Bogatin in The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 22, 2015 - Edith Newhall

Anna Bogatin second solo show with Larry Becker...


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PRESS RELEASE: Rebecca Carter - A Thread House Has Whiskers

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...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Matthew Cusick at Holly Johnson Gallery

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.

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REVIEW: Matthew Cusick in Glasstire

October 7, 2015 - Christina Rees

I saw Matthew Cusick’s show of tight, intricate collages at Holly Johnson Gallery last week and went back to see it again this week...


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ARTICLE: Terry Allen in La Jolla Mural Series

September 22, 2015 - Pat Sherman

Artist and outlaw country crooner Terry Allen's "playing La Jolla for all it's worth" was installed mid September 2015...


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PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Rendition

September 12, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Matthew Cusick: Rendition, an exhibition of recent collage works and altered book pages by the Dallas artist...


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REVIEW: Jacob El Hanani in the Brooklyn Rail

July 13, 2015 - Tainy Roniger

What do the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary, the famed mountaineer credited with the first conquest of Everest, and the scribal mystics of medievial Judaism have in common?


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ARTICLE: Kim Cadmus Owens in The Architects Newspaper

June 2, 2015 - Michael Friebele

Kim Cadmus Owens grew up in Dallas, moved away to study fine arts...


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REVIEW: Todd Camplin in Visual Art Source

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... 


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PRESS RELEASE: Todd Camplin - Contain Me

May 16, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Contain Me, an exhibition of new ink drawings by Todd Camplin...


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REVIEW: Dornith Doherty Exchange in ArtLTD Magazine

May 1, 2015 - John Zotos

Now in her third decade as a working artist, Dornith Doherty has never seemed to slow down or stop probing into...


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ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in Huffpost Arts

April 24, 2015 - D. Dominick Lombardi

Behind the scenes with Michelle Mackey...


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PRESS RELEASE: Back and Forth - Celebrating 10 Years

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...


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ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in The Mercury

March 9, 2015

Abstract art professor teaches from experience...


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ESSAY: James Lumsden - Reflex

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...

 


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REVIEW: Dornith Doherty + Kim Cadmus Owens in ModernDallas.net

March 1, 2015 - Todd Camplin

Moderndallas.net features gallery artists, Dornith Doherty and Kim Cadmus Owens, in their review this month...


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PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Exchange

February 21, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Exchange, an exhibition of recent photographs by Dornith Doherty...


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BOOK RELEASE: James Drake:1242

February 10, 2015 - Kathryn Kanjo and David Krakauer

Published by Radius BooksHardcover, 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.


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REVIEW: William Steiger in the Paris Review

January 29, 2015 - Dan Piepenbring

William Steiger's collages are wonderous, often humorous refractions of early American landscapes... 


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PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Purposely Distorted for Clarity

January 17, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kim Cadmus Owens: Purposely Distorted for Clarity on January 17th...


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REVIEW: Dion Johnson - Artsy Editorial 2015

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: We're Moving!

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...


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ARTICLE: Kim Cadmus Owens in Smithsonian Magazine

December 1, 2014 - Saba Naseem

These are the forgotten places in your neighborhood....artist Kim Cadmus Owens celebrates the places we ignore


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REVIEW: Mike Osborne in Visual Art Source

December 1, 2014 - John Zotos

Mike Osborne's newest and highly conceptual body of work, "Monopoly" opens with a stylized and metaphorical diptych of the famous...


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INTERVIEW: Dornith Doherty in Hyperallergic

November 26, 2014 - Laura C Mallonee

The apocalypse may be a popular trope in sci-fi film and mass market fiction, but it's not something...


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PRESS RELEASE: Gael Stack - Thistle

November 22, 2014 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Thistle, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gael Stack…

 


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REVIEW: Theresa Chong in Artcritical

November 6, 2014 - Jonathan Goodman

Insipred by meeting John Cage in New York in the 1990s, after pursuing cello studies at the Oberlin Conservatory...


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ARTICLE: Mike Osborne in The New York Times - LENS

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...


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REVIEW: Mike Osborne in A+C Texas Magazine

November 1, 2014 - William Bridges

Translating Monopoly as an artistic engine and metaphor for debunked capitalism is the compelling conceptual asset of Mike Osborne’s exhibition, Monopoly, at Holly Johnson Gallery...


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REVIEW: James Buss in Glasstire

October 22, 2014 - Bill Davenport

Quiet, poetic, intimate - it occurs to me that paintings like these...


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REVIEW: James Drake at The Blanton

October 15, 2014 - Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin

Relying on routine to draw inspiration - Artist James Drake starts every workday with a routine akin to many a workaday life...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Dornith Doherty at Art Museum of Southeast Texas

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.


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REVIEW: In Search of Turrell at Jaus

September 16, 2014 - Artweek.LA

This collective journey started in the northernmost section of the dunes...


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PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Gordian Knot

September 6, 2014 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of "Gordian Knot", an exhibition of ten new paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Dornith Doherty at UTSA

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.

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ARTICLE: On The Street - Gwynn Murrill & Raphaëlle Goethals

June 19, 2014 - Wall Street International

Raphaëlle Goethals work morphs the expressive and the minimal and her signature surfaces have turned increasingly rich and psychologically compelling.


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ARTICLE: TIME - America's Dreaming: Mike Osborne's Desert Landscapes

June 5, 2014 - Myles Little

At first glance, Mike Osborne's book, Floating Island, appears to unearth life in the American desert...


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ARTICLE: Margo Sawyer in Sculpture Magazine

June 1, 2014 - Kathleen Whitney

Margo Sawyer's work process is one of ecsalating complexcity...


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PRESS RELEASE: Otis Jones + Bret Slater

May 17, 2014 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Otis Jones + Bret Slater, an exhibition of recent paintings by the artists...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Otis Jones + Bret Slater at Holly Johnson Gallery

May 17, 2014 - E. Luanne McKinnon

62 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Otis Jones + Bret Slater" at Holly Johnson Gallery from May 17 - July 26, 2014. Includes an essay by San Francisco based art historian E. Luanne McKinnon.

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REVIEW: David Row in Artnews

May 1, 2014 - Alfred Mac Adam

"There and Back," David Row's title for his stunning show of six shaped canvases, is mysterious because it seems to refer to a departure and a return...


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REVIEW: Rebecca Carter in Glasstire

April 18, 2014 - Andy Amato

If you enjoy works of intricate simplicity and conceptual subtlety... 


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PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Mackey: Afterglow

April 5, 2014 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, Michelle Mackey: Afterglow, an exhibition of new paintings exploring cultural memory and visual erosion. 


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REVIEW: Mike Osborne in Glasstire

April 2, 2014 - Rachel Hooper

Mike Osborne's photographs of iconic streets such as  "Baltic Avenue" and "Boardwalk show a dilapidated cityscape...


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PRESS RELEASE: Geoff Hippenstiel at Holly Johnson Gallery

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... 


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PRESS RELEASE: Aylsworth + Hippenstiel in CAMH Exhibit

January 18, 2014 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased topresent the final three shows organized under the broader exhibition Outside the Lines.Presented on the occasion of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's 65th anniversary...


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REVIEW: John Adelman + Anna Bogatin in moderndallas.net

January 17, 2014 - Todd Camplin

Holly Johnson Gallery has split the body and mind with her offering of John Adelman and Anna Bogatin...


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ARTICLE: Gael Stack in the Houston Chronicle

December 20, 2013 - Molly Glentzer

Stack, who has taught UH for about 40 years, has painted with a consistent vision for decades...


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PRESS RELEASE: Anna Bogatin - Wanderings

December 19, 2013

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Anna Bogatin: Wanderings...


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ARTICLE: Glasstire - John Adelman - One of Two

December 15, 2013 - Richard Bailey

John Adelman follows the rules. Rules prescribe the subject for each of his drawings. Precise and odd, they dominate every mark.


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: John Adelman at Holly Johnson Gallery

November 23, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia

42 page fully illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of "John Adelman: One of Two" from November 23 - February 15, 2014. Catalogue includes an essay by Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.  


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PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman at Holly Johnson Gallery

October 23, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, John Adelman: One of Two, an exhibition of new drawings that elicit astonishing imagery from painstaking work with logical systems.


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Kim Squaglia at Holly Johnson Gallery

October 12, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia

38 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "Kim Squaglia: Gossamer" from Oct 12 - Dec 21, 2013 at Holly Johnson Gallery. Catalogue includes an essay by Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia.

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PRESS RELEASE: Kim Squaglia at Holly Johnson Gallery

September 28, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, “Kim Squaglia: Gossamer”, an exhibition of new paintings by the Sacramento based artist. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday, October 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. 


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ESSAY: James Lumsden - Echoes

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... 


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BOOK RELEASE: Living & Sustaining a Creative Life

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...


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REVIEW: Geoff Hippenstiel in Art Ltd.

September 1, 2013 - Kelly Klaasmeyer

Geoff Hippesntiel pulls off a kind of baroque abstraction in his paintings - he's got bold impasto strokes and gold and silver aplenty...


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PRESS RELEASE: Matt Rich at Holly Johnson Gallery

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.


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REVIEW: Tommy Fitzpatrick in Glasstire

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...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: On Drawing - Line at Holly Johnson Gallery and Devin Borden Gallery

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.

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PRESS RELEASE: On Drawing - Line

June 29, 2013

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of eleven artists' drawings...


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ARTICLE: Studio visit with Antonio Murado

June 27, 2013 - Amanda Fernandez

Antonio Murado works out of Mana Contemporary's fifth floor studio, 569. Upon entering this space, one is greeted by the warm amber aroma of freshly cut wood...


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REVIEW: Dion Johnson in Artweek L.A.

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...


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ARTICLE: A Plethora of Prints

June 1, 2013 - Dana Mattice

PRINT TX will feature the work of contemporary Texan printmakers...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery

May 19, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina-Garcia

32 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "David Aylsworth: Five, Six, Seven, Eight" from May 18 - August 10, 2013. Includes an essay by Jonathan A. Molina Garcia.

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PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - Five, Six, Seven, Eight

May 18, 2013 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Pinks, yellows and whites dominate this group of recent oil on canvas paintings, which continue to reference, in both title and optical display, the gaiety of Broadway numbers and choreographed performances between stage actors.


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REVIEW: Sharon Louden in Modern Dallas

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: Sharon Louden at Holly Johnson Gallery

April 6, 2013

We are pleased to announce the opening of Sharon Louden: Simple Strokes, an exhibition of recent painting, sculpture and animation by the celebrated New York artist...


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ARTICLE: The unspoken art of UH's Gael Stack

March 1, 2013 - Monica Byars

Feminist Art Movement pioneer Stack has taught in the School of Art for 40 years...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Theresa Chong at Holly Johnson Gallery

February 24, 2013 - Mark Harris

28 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of "Theresa Chong: Drawings" from February 23 - May 11, 2013 at Holly Johnson Gallery. Includes an essay by Mark Harris.  

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PRESS RELEASE: Theresa Chong - Drawings

February 23, 2013

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Theresa Chong - Drawings...


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ESSAY: John Adelman Catalogue

February 15, 2013 - Jonathan A. Molina Garcia

For most of his career, John Adelman has explored the material qualities of ink on paper, creating works of art that take on an incredible physical and visceral presence after successive layers of ink have been industriously applied. His compositions are strictly defined by a series of rules that the artist sets for himself. As others have noted, they follow – if a little peripherally - in the footsteps of minimalist and conceptual rule-based art that saw the likes of Sol LeWitt or Josef Albers, and a post-structural interest in art as text, rife with connotative value...


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REVIEW: Tommy Fitzpatrick in ARTnews

February 1, 2013 - Ben Lima

This exhibition of 13 acrylic paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick, all from 2012, presented close up views...


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REVIEW: Tommy Fitzpatrick in Art in America

February 1, 2013 - Frances Colpitt

Tommy Fitzpatrick's exhibition "Electric Labyrinth" consisted of...


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REVIEW: Randy Twaddle in Art+Culture Magazine

January 18, 2013 - Gordy Grundy

Art has many purposes and distinctions...


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REVIEW: Randy Twaddle in Urban Art & Antiques

January 17, 2013 - Lin Wang

Not once, not twice, but too often have been told by my Dallasite friends...


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REVIEW: Casey Williams in ModernDallas.net

January 15, 2013 - Todd Camplin

Casey Williams + Randy Twaddle in ModernDallas.net...


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PRESS RELEASE: Randy Twaddle - New Drawings

January 12, 2013

Throughout his thirty year career Randy Twaddle has been interested in the physical structures associated with industry and technology...


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PRESS RELEASE: Casey Williams - Within

December 1, 2012

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present "Within" a new body of work by Casey Williams...


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CATALOGUE RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick at Holly Johnson Gallery

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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Electric Labyrinth

September 8, 2012

In Electric Labyrinth, Fitzpatrick's inspiration is a 1968 print of the same name by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki...


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ARTICLE: Casey Williams in Drash Pit

September 1, 2012 - Rebecca S. Cohen

Houston-based photographer Casey Williams records images that others blindly pass by...


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ARTICLE: Glass Houses 24 - Geoff Hippenstiel

July 8, 2012 - Debra Barrera

...Influenced by painting giants Luc Tuymans, Robert Ryman, and Georg Baselitz, Hippenstiel spends his time layering paint onto canvas in a 1200-square-foot studio in downtown Houston, just across from the new soccer stadium...


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REVIEW: Jacob El Hanani at Holly Johnson Gallery

June 15, 2012 - Ben Lima

Seeing the ten examples of Jacob El Hanani's Linear Landscape series at Holly Johnson Gallery is a special event...


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REVIEW: Matt Rich in Modern Painters

June 1, 2012 - Stephen Squibb

"GHOST MUSCLE'" Rich's second show with the gallery, finds the artist continuing to vibrate between a rough edge patchwork process and a pointed deployment of color, line, and shape...


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BOOK RELEASE: David Aylsworth - The Reverses Wiped Away

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.


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in Glasstire

May 14, 2012 - Colette Copeland

Jackie Tileston's latest exhibition, Freefall, at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas includes paintings from 2007 to the present...


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PRESS RELEASE: Jackie Tileston - Freefall

May 12, 2012

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Freefall, a survey of paintings by Jackie Tileston...


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REVIEW: Geoff Hippenstiel in Art in America

May 1, 2012 - Raphael Rubinstein

Nearly all the paintings in this show of recent work by Geoff Hippenstiel, a Houston-based painter in his late 30s, feature a single massive shape occupying most of the available space... 


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REVIEW: William Betts + Jacob El Hanani in Moderndallas.net

April 18, 2012 - Todd Camplin

Holly Johnson Gallery has paired Jacob El Hanani with William Betts...


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PRESS RELEASE: Ink Drawings by Jacob El Hanani

March 31, 2012

Over the last 30 years, Jacob El Hanani has pursued his vision with tenacity and zeal...


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REVIEW: William Betts in Arts+Culture Magaine

March 1, 2012 - Kasten Searles

Visitors to Inside Out may be surprised to see their own reflections on the walls of Holly Johnson Gallery...


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REVIEW: Sharon Louden in Art in America

March 1, 2012 - Janet Koplos

In creating a new installation for the reopening last fall of the enlarged Weisman Art Museum, artist Sharon Louden was commissioned to take inspiration from the building itself...


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PRESS RELEASE: William Betts - Inside Out

February 18, 2012

In Inside Out, the artist has created panitings of both outdoor and interior spaces selected for scale and depth...


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REVIEW: Why American Museums Should Be Paying Attention to Antonio Murado

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...


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ARTICLE: William Betts Prize Winner in New American Paintings

January 20, 2012 - Matthew Smith and Ellen C Caldwell

This year's NAP annual prize has been awarded to Willim Betts...


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INTERVIEW: Matthew Cusick in The Hidden People

December 31, 2011 - Amelie Malmgren

Matthew Cusick is an artist to know, understand and admire. Inspired by topography, he uses vintage map cutouts as a surrogate for paint and creates the most compelling
pieces of art.


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REVIEW: Rebecca Carter in Arts+Culture DFW

December 1, 2011 - Andy Amato

In the intimate space of the reading room, Rebecca Carter thoughtfully offers up...


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PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Stockpile

November 19, 2011 - Holly Johnson Gallery

In this new body of work, Doherty explores the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts...


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REVIEW: Dion Johnson in Artforum

November 1, 2011 - Ben Lima

Dion Johnson's paintings are vivid and crisp, composed of tightly compressed contours that jostle each other in overlapping rows and long narrow layers...


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PRESS RELEASE: Gael Stack - Forty One Songs

October 15, 2011

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Forty One Songs, an exhibition of drawings by Gael Stack...


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BOOK RELEASE: Gael Stack monograph by UT Press

October 1, 2011 - UT Press

Gael Stack is the first retrospective monograph on the artist's career, which has spanned four decades...


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REVIEW: Todd Chilton review by Stephanie Cristello

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... 


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REVIEW: Todd Chilton in The New York Times

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...”


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ARTICLE: Modern Dallas - John Adelman - Trace Evidence

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.


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PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman: Trace Evidence

July 9, 2011 - Holly Johnson Gallery

John Adelman’s work continues to follow traditions of rule-based art, with systems derived from mathematics, logic, personal, and/or consequential rules set by the artist.


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PRESS RELEASE: Kim Squaglia - Nymphaeum

May 21, 2011

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Nymphaeum by Kim Squaglia...


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PRESS RELEASE: David Row - Flat Volumes

April 2, 2011

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the openingh of David Row - Flat Volumes, an exhibition of recent paintings...


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ARTICLE: LA Weekly - Terry Allen at L.A. Louver

March 31, 2011 - Gustavo Turner

It's at L.A. Louver that Allen now is showing the latest, fully developed version of "Ghost Ship Rodez: The Momo Chronicles," the project about the French playwright and theater revolutionary Artaud that so impressed Byrne three years ago.


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BOOK RELEASE: James Drake - Red Drawings and White Cut-Outs

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.


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PRESS RELEASE: Todd Camplin Language Reconstruction

November 20, 2010

Todd Camplin has been working with abstracted text since 2003...


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ARTICLE: Michelle Mackey in New American Paintings

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... 


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ARTICLE: Mirror Stages - William Betts and the Reflective Surface

October 1, 2010 - Laura Lark

We live in a society where image is everything...


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REVIEW: Todd Chilton in Chicago Critical

September 9, 2010 - Paul Germanos

The best of Todd Chilton''s paintings produce a visual stimulation of such intensity that prolonged exposure is uncomfortable...


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PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - That Thing That Makes Vines Prefer to Cling

May 8, 2010 - Holly Johnson Gallery

David Aylsworth's latest paintings burst from the canvas in vivid colors and reference the lightheartedness of musical theater. For Aylsworth, the creation of a painting is equated to the direction of a theatrical performance.


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REVIEW: 'Coastlines' drifts at DMA

May 3, 2010 - Gaile Robinson

The Dallas Museum of Art is spending the sumnmer on Spring Break...


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REVIEW: "Silent Light," Joan Winter at Dubhe Carreño

March 25, 2010 - Robin Dluzen

Silent Light is a combination of cast objects and two dimensional print wors that Winter created concurrently...


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REVIEW: William Betts in Artlies Magazine

March 1, 2010 - Charissa Terranova

William Betts replicated "world picture" in his latest body of work, Surveillance.


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REVIEW: Virgil Grotfeldt in Art+Culture Magazine

March 1, 2010 - Anne Lawrence

Virgil Grotfeldt created otherworldly landscapes recording flora and fauna as if from a dreamscape...


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PRESS RELEASE: Virgil Grotfeldt at Holly Johnson Gallery

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...


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REVIEW: A+C Magazine

February 1, 2010 - Charissa Terranova

William Betts rethinks the acting of making a painting. His "making" is hands off...


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REVIEW: Kim Cadmus Owens in ARTnews

February 1, 2010 - Charissa Terranova

Kim Cadmus Owens' paintings of dilapidated structures and neglected cityscapes have a...


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BOOK RELEASE: Terry Allen by UTPress

January 10, 2010 - Terry Allen

Terry Allen is the first comprehensive retrospective of this prolific artist's work... 


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PRESS RELEASE: William Betts - Surveillance

January 9, 2010

For the last 10 years, Betts has focused his practice on software controlled practices...


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PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Reading Between the Lines

November 21, 2009

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Reading Between the Lines...


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PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Archiving Eden II

October 17, 2009 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce Archiving Eden II...


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REVIEW: Kim Squaglia in Renegade Bus

June 15, 2009 - Lucia and Peter Simek

Peter and Lucia Simek discuss the group show Femme Fatale at Holly Johnson Gallery featuring the work of five female artists...


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REVIEW: Matt Rich in ArtForum

June 1, 2009 - James Yood

Matthew Rich makes art in patchwork fashion. A pictorial quilter, he stitches—tapes, actually—imprecise geometric forms together, creating compositions that never hide the means of their production...


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PRESS RELEASE: Christopher French at 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... 


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ARTICLE: Remembering Virgil Grotfeldt in Glasstire

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...


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REVIEW: David Aylsworth in Art in America

April 1, 2009 - Charles Dee Mitchell

Cole Porter first posed the question in 1938...


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REVIEW: Joan Winter in Sculpture Magazine

April 1, 2009 - Charissa Terranova

Joan Winter makes provocative work that seems more complex than it is...


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ARTICLE: Virgil Grotfeldt in the Brooklyn Rail

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...” 


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REVIEW: Todd Chilton in Newcity Art

January 19, 2009

Todd Chilton’s paintings offer a broken geometry rendered in a handmade manner...


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PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman: Up to...Half

January 13, 2009 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Adelman is an artist who plays by the rules. In September of 2008, Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston and Houston and ruined the artist’s dictionary (The Unabridged Encyclopedic Webster’s Dictionary of 1989).


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REVIEW: Matt Rich in Art Papers

January 1, 2009 - Evan J. Garza

Much of the attractiveness of implied dimension on a flat surface lies in its power to make us believe depth truly exists...


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in Artforum - Best of 2008

December 1, 2008 - Michael Odom

Jackie Tileston layers images expressed in a pluralized vocabulary...


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ARTICLE: Gael Stack in Modern Luxury Magazine

December 1, 2008 - Tim Moloney

Stack's rich paintings, at Moody Gallery now, echo the unsaid...


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ARTICLE: Joan Winter in Modern Luxury Dallas

December 1, 2008 - Steve Carter

"Nature has it all," Dallas artist Joan Winter tells me as we tour her Dallas studio...


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REVIEW: Virgil Grotfeldt in ARTnews

December 1, 2008 - Patricia Covo Johnson

Using carbon as his pigment, Virgil Grotfeldt makes sinuous, mystical paintings that evoke aquatic life and botanical specimans..


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REVIEW: William Steiger in THE Magazine

November 30, 2008 - Lucia Simek

The work of artist William Steiger recalls the hyper clean-edged landscape and architectural painting of self-described Precisionist Charles Sheeler....


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PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - Is It the Real Turtle Soup?

November 22, 2008 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, Texas is pleased to announce the opening of Is it the real turtle soup?, an exhibition of new paintings by David Aylsworth. In this new body of work Aylsworth continues to reference the excitement and frivolity of musical theater.


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REVIEW: William Steiger in The Dallas Morning News

November 2, 2008 - Kriston Capps

William Steiger shares more than a passing affinity with Chalres Sheeler. Both paintings embrace the engine, the train,...


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in The Dallas Morning News

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: William Steiger - Destination

October 1, 2008

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Destination, by the internationally acclaimed...


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in THE Magazine

October 1, 2008 - David Taffet

Phenomorama, the current exhibit running through October 11 at the Holly Johnson Gallery, highlights Jackie Tileston's most recent mixed media paintings...


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ARTICLE: Margo Sawyer in Austin Woman Magazine

October 1, 2008 - Julie Tereshchuk

There's a synchronicity to Margo awyer's life that has led this multifaceted artist from tragedy to joy...


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PRESS RELEASE: Jackie Tileston - Phenomorama

September 6, 2008

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to present Phenomorama, an exhibition of recent work by Jackie Tileston...


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REVIEW: Christopher French in ARTnews

September 1, 2008 - John Devine

Christopher French's deceptively simple paintings provoke complex pleasures...


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REVIEW: Richard Stout in the Houston Chronicle

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...


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ARTICLE: Matthew Cusick's "Bold Strokes"

July 31, 2008 - Alison Bevilacqua

Matthew Cusick in VOX Hamptons Magazine


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PRESS RELEASE: Margo Sawyer - Synchronicity of Color

June 21, 2008

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce Synchronicity of Color by sculptor Margo Sawyer...


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PRESS RELEASE: Casey Williams - New Work

March 29, 2008

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Casey Williams: New Work in March...


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PRESS RELEASE: Margo Sawyer's Synchronicity of Color at Discovery Green in Houston

February 21, 2008

Margo Sawyer has installed Synchronicity of Color in Discovery Green, a new 12 acre park in downtown Houston...


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PRESS RELEASE: Delineation at Holly Johnson Gallery

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...


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BOOK RELEASE: James Drake by UTPress

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 


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PRESS RELEASE: Gael Stack Gaps, Sinkholes, and other Chasms

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...


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REVIEW: James Drake at Holly Johnson Gallery

January 1, 2008 - Frances Colpitt

A dominant regional presence since the 1980s, James Drake, now living in Santa Fe, is admired in Europe and the US for his...


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REVIEW: Dornith Doherty in Dallas Morning News

December 20, 2007 - Charissa N. Terranova

To call upon Mother Nature, whether by way of a hike through the woods or in a landscape photograph, is to intervene...


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PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Altered Terrain

December 1, 2007 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is please to present Dornith Doherty: Altered Terrain, an exhibition of new Chromogenic color photographs...


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REVIEW: Mike Osborne in Art Lies

December 1, 2007 - Matthew Bourbon

Entitling his recent exhibition Enter the Dragon, Mike Osborne offers a series of photographs from the perspective of a foreigner on the outside looking in...


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REVIEW: Walking and Talking in the Design District

November 1, 2007 - Laura Kostelny

Take a walking tour of Dallas' finest galleries and discuss...


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PRESS RELEASE: James Drake - Border of Desire

October 19, 2007

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Border of Desire, a selection of recent drawings and videos...


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ARTICLE: Mike Osborne in the Dallas Morning News

September 13, 2007 - Charissa Terranova

Building on "Interchanges'" his latest body of photographs focuses entirely on China...


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REVIEW: William Steiger in the Chicago-SunTimes

June 29, 2007 - Margaret Hawkins

Selective viewing is essential to sanity...


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REVIEW: Christopher French in ARTnews

June 1, 2007 - Janet Kutner

Wresting rhythm from rigor, Christopher French creates energetic paintings that play off the endless potential of color and geometric form...


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PRESS RELEASE: William Betts - Array

May 11, 2007

In his second exhibition with the gallery, the artist continues to explore...


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PRESS RELEASE: Christopher French at Holly Johnson Gallery

February 16, 2007

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present, Color Culture: Themes and Deviations, a survey of work by Christopher French...


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REVIEW: David Row in Art in America

February 1, 2007 - Lilly Wei

The nine luminous new paintings in this show by David Row, a much respected New York-based abstract painter...


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REVIEW: Adelman - Rewriting the Rules - Dallas Morning News

January 20, 2007 - Charles Dee Mitchell

John Adelman is an artist who plays by the rules. Of course, they are rules he sets for himself with each new work, and so they do not seem too onerous. And although they consistently produce elegant and engaging drawings, some of them seem a little odd.


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PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman: Drawings

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.


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PRESS RELEASE: Janaki Lennie - Breathing Space

December 2, 2006 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to annouce the opening of Breathing Space, an exhibition of new oil paintings by Janaki Lennie...


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REVIEW: Janaki Lennie in ArtForum

December 1, 2006 - Matthew Bourbon

Houston artist Janaki Lennie's latest exhibition of suburban landscapes proves an engrossing portrayal of the sometimes copacetic, sometimes strained relationship between nature and human industry...


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PRESS RELEASE: Richard Stout - The Arc of Perception

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: Randy Twaddle - A.M. in America

September 16, 2006

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Randy Twaddle: A.M. in America...


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REVIEW: Tommy Fitzpatrick in Dallas Morning News

August 4, 2006 - Mike Daniel

Dallas native Tommy Fitzpatrick says that while growing up, he thought that his hometown's skyscrapers...


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PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Facade

July 28, 2006

For nearly a decade, Tommy Fitzpatrick has been exploring architecture and its relationship to the painted surface...


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REVIEW: Christopher French in Art Papers Magazine

July 1, 2006 - John Gayer

With the revival of interest in the Washington Color School now underway, the idea of showing new paintings...


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ESSAY: Janaki Lennie in Perspectives 152 at CAMH

June 23, 2006 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

REVIEW: Press Pictures with Mike Osborne

June 1, 2006 - Caitlin Haskell

In December 2005, Mike Osborne began making photographs inside the Austin American Statesman printing facility...


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ARTICLE: Richard Stout in Sculpture Magazine

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...


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REVIEW: Janaki Lennie in Glasstire

April 1, 2006 - Christoper French

Representation is a process of enumeration, a series of descriptions of people and things that seeks to establish a coherent narrative or a sense of place... 


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PRESS RELEASE: Virgil Grotfeldt at Holly Johnson Gallery

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


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ARTICLE: Dallas Voice - Brushing Up

January 13, 2006 - Daniel A. Kusner

Standing 6’4” tall and a habitual smiler, Aylsworth resembles the vibrant, large-scale canvases that adorn the walls of the Holly Johnson Gallery, a new venue located in the Dallas Design District.


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PRESS RELEASE: David Aylsworth - Similarly Occupied

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.


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REVIEW: Major Drawings at Carl Berg

December 31, 1969 - Peter Frank

Almost perforce, drawing surveys feature work not made on paper or with...


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PRESS RELEASE: Jackie Tileston - Heterotopia

December 2, 2005 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Heterotopia, an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper...


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PRESS RELEASE: Gael Stack New Paintings and Drawings

October 21, 2005

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of New Paintings and Drawings by Gael Stack...


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REVIEW: Michelle Mackey in Gay City News

October 6, 2005 - Andrew Robinson

A quiet storm brewed in the canvases of Michelle Mackey's recent exhibition "Spaces in Between" at...


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REVIEW: Margo Sawyer in Glasstire

October 1, 2005 - Charissa Terranova

Margo Sawyer's hanging web of colored tubes makes play-space just out of reach...


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PRESS RELEASE: Margo Sawyer - Cloud of Unknowing

September 17, 2005

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Margo Sawyer - Cloud of Unknowing, a new installation in two parts...


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REVIEW: William Betts in Artlies Magazine

September 1, 2005 - Charissa Terranova

By now, we should all be hip to the idea that perception is not a priori...


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REVIEW: William Betts in Dallas Morning News

August 12, 2005 - Mike Daniel

The paintings of William Betts are perfect examples of how technology and art can converge...


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PRESS RELEASE: William Betts - Sliver of Clarity

July 22, 2005

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Sliver of Clarity...


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REVIEW: Glasstire 2005 - Terry Allen at Holly Johnson Gallery

July 17, 2005 - Maria Sheets

Allen offered up a group of possibly over 100 sketchbook studies of which owner Johnson managed to highlight 16 staggered behind 7 realized bronze sculptures classically placed atop old school styled art pedestals made by partner Jim Martin.


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PRESS RELEASE: Kim Squaglia in POPulence

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...


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PRESS RELEASE: Terry Allen: Early Bronzes and Sketchbook Studies

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.


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REVIEW: Casey Williams in the Dallas Observer

June 2, 2005 - Charissa Terranova

Capsule Reviews: Our critics survey the local art scene...


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REVIEW: Virgil Grotfeldt in ARTLIES

June 1, 2005 - Ileana Marcoulesco

Remains of the Hand is a poetic if cryptic title...


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PRESS RELEASE: Casey Williams - Winter Light

May 6, 2005

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Casey Williams: Winter Light...


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REVIEW: William Steiger in Art in America

May 1, 2005 - Melissa Kuntz

By reducing landcape to simplified forms, New York-based William Steiger creates stark, cool paintings...


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BOOK RELEASE: Terry Allen - DUGOUT - by UTPress

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...


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REVIEW: David Row in Art in America

December 1, 2004 - Joe Fyle

David Row has spent over 20 years devising abstract paintings that seek to capture the tenure and grit of the contemporary experience...


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REVIEW: James Drake in The Times-Picayune

October 15, 2004 - Doug Maccash

Show and Tells - not content to rest on his scultpural laurels, James Drake draws with passion...


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REVIEW: David Row in the Brooklyn Rail

October 1, 2004 - Joan Waltemath

The Brooklyn Rail - Critical Perspectives on arts, politics, and culture...


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REVIEW: Margo Sawyer in ARTL!ES

June 1, 2004 - Leo Costello

In contemplatove spaces, Margo Sawyer employs the modernist grid and a language of pure form in an attempt to transform the physical environment of the viewer...


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REVIEW: Theresa Chong in Art in America 2004

May 1, 2004 - Edward Leffingwell

Surrenduring to the control of a steady hand, Theresa Chong's pencil glides in loops...


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REVIEW: Michelle Mackey in New York Art World Magazine

January 1, 2004 - Mary Hrbacek

Michelle Mackey's new abstract paintings show an ease and effluence that is uncommon in painting today...


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in ARTnews

December 1, 2003 - Catherine D. Anspon

Since her last Texas exhibition in 1998, Tileston has subtly changed her abstract paintings...


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ARTICLE: Antonio Murado in ArtForum Magazine

May 1, 2003 - Alexandre Melo

On first seeing Antonio Murado's recent landscape paintings, I asked myself, rather, "Where have I had this feeling before?"...


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REVIEW: Christopher French in ARTnews

May 1, 2003 - Catherine D. Anspon

Chistopher French, who exhibits internationally...


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REVIEW: Theresa Chong in the NY Times

October 12, 2001 - Ken Johnson

In Theresa Chong's ravishing paintings, you can see evidence of her conservatory-trained musicality...


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REVIEW: Margo Sawyer in Sculpture Magnazine

July 1, 2001 - Kate Bonansinga

Ephemerality of the moment, a conversation with Margo Sawyer...


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ARTICLE: Casey Williams in the Texas Observer

July 7, 2000 - Saundra Goldman

Escaping the Galleria - The Ship Photos of Casey Williams...


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REVIEW: Theresa Chong in Art in America 2000

April 1, 2000 - Jonathan Goodman

Music remains an inspiration-born, New York-based artist Theresa Chong, who studied the cello...


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REVIEW: David Row in Artnews

January 1, 2000 - Hilarie M. Sheets

David Row's signature oval forms broke deliriously loose in this elegant and animated show...


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REVIEW: Matthew Cusick "Diamonds are Forever"

March 26, 1999 - Ken Johnson

Sometimes the fine line separating the abhorrent and the attractive breaks down. That's what makes Matthew Cusick's paintings interesting.


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REVIEW: Jackie Tileston in Art in America

May 1, 1998 - Frances Colpitt

Jackie Tileston's exhibition included six large new paintings and five charcoal drawings...


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REVIEW: Continuous Model - The paintings of David Row in Art Journal

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...


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ARTICLE: In the studio with David Row

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...


REVIEW: David Row in Art in America, 1994

December 31, 1969 - Richard Kalina

David Row's new paintings mark a significant departure for him. The open, multi-panel paintings of his last show...


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