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News: REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book

REVIEW: Mike Osborne's book "Federal Triangle" in TIME's 30 Best Photobooks

January 11, 2020 - TIME Magazine

In 2019, creativity in photobook publishing continued to flourish with outstanding works from an international group of independent and established publishers. This list, chosen by TIME’s photography staff, celebrates any type of book driven by photographs, from lavish volumes like music icon Rihanna’s visual autobiography to more experimental artists’ efforts like photographer Sohrab Hura’s The Coast.

Some photo books expose the unfamiliar in familiar circumstances or stories. Elino Carucci’s Midlife illuminates a universal period in a woman’s life that is rarely exposed. Lisette Poole’s first book La paloma y la ley provides an intimate and personal account of migration, a topic too often oversimplified and hyper-dramatized...

 

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REVIEW: William Steiger in ModCiti Magazine

December 10, 2019 - Kendall Morgan

Precise and occasionally poignant, the works of painter William Steiger refine the concept of “less is more” at Holly Johnson Gallery. 

In his latest group of canvases entitled “Inventor,” Steiger remains fascinated by barren vistas and maps. What is portrayed is as important as what is not—the artist revels in the empty spaces that cradle his roller coasters and covered bridges.

“It was a gradual evolution like I’m making a minor discovery every day,” Steiger explains of his process. “I’ve always been drawn to minimal art and abstract art, and I wanted to figure out how much I can say with as little as possible. When you see them in person, there’s a large portion of the paintings that are not painted—it’s all just gesso. White is representing all of these different things, and the viewer’s brain fills in the image.” 

Even in his more frenetic layered collages, there’s still a sparseness to Steiger’s oeuvre—but the works are never lacking. There’s a complex series of inspirations underneath his flat graphic style....

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Mike Osborne - Federal Triangle opens in January, December  1, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Mike Osborne - Federal Triangle opens in January

December 1, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Federal Triangle; an exhibition of recent photographs shot in and around Washington, DC by Austin-based artist Mike Osborne. This exhibition marks Osborne’s sixth solo show at the gallery. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 11th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through March 14.

Federal Triangle looks at the city -- its sites of power and its margins -- from a perspective that speaks to our current iteration of the “paranoid style”, described in a 1964 article by Richard Hofstadter. Titled after a government complex wedged between the Capitol and the White House, the photographs depict Washington DC as a kind of bureaucratic Bermuda Triangle—an impenetrable place of mystery, danger, and disorientation....

 

 

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BOOK RELEASE: Mike Osborne's "Federal Triangle" available now

November 30, 2019 - Mike Osborne

Titled after a government complex wedged between the Capitol and the White House, Federal Triangle fuses a documentary approach to photography with the opportunity for alternative interpretations: simultaneously grounded in the real, and suggestive of the darker fantasies that pervade our political landscape.

The project is a series of brief encounters with the trappings of power. Men with earpieces gather on corners next to cars bearing diplomatic plates. Black Suburbans idle in the alleys behind Georgetown mansions. Gardeners receive security inspections before entering walled compounds....

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BOOK RELEASE: Dornith Doherty included in A World History of Photography 5th edition

November 12, 2019 - Naomi Rosenblum and Diana Stoll

Naomi Rosenblum's classic history of photography traces the evolution of this young art form chronologically and thematically. Exploring the diverse roles that photography has played in the communication of ideas, Rosenblum devotes special attention to topics such as portraiture, documentation, advertising, and photojournalism, and to the camera as a means of personal artistic expression. Her text is illustrated with nearly nine hundred images by photographers both celebrated and little known, arranged in stimulating juxtapositions that illuminate their visual power...

 

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News: CATALOGUE RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens at Holly Johnson Gallery, November  1, 2019 - Bill Davenport

CATALOGUE RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens at Holly Johnson Gallery

November 1, 2019 - Bill Davenport

Kim Cadmus Owens is a 48 page fully illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of, Kim Cadmus Owens: Forced Perspective, a solo exhibition that includes recent paintings, digital paintings and sculptures, drawings, and prints, by the Dallas-based artist. The exhibition is the artist’s third with the gallery and runs from Sept. 7 to Nov. 16, 2019.The catalogue, designed by Lily Smith-Kirkley of Lilco Studio, includes an essay by artist and arts writer, Bill Davenport of Houston. Photography by Kim Cadmus Owens and Todora Photography.

Catalogues will be available at the gallery for purchase or online at https://www.blurb.com/b/9725624-kim-cadmus-owens-forced-perspective.

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Suplerflux to open November 23, October 23, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Tommy Fitzpatrick - Suplerflux to open November 23

October 23, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of Superflux; a series of new paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick. This exhibition marks the artist's fifth solo show at the gallery. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday November 23rd, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through February 1. 

For the past twenty years, color, space, and architecture have been primary sources of inspiration for Fitzpatrick's paintings. In 2013, he began creating sculptural assemblages in the studio that were stand-ins for the architecture. Most recently, Fitzpatrick is using computer-aided design (CAD) programs as the blueprint for the painted imagery...

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News: BOOK RELEASE: Margo Sawyer included in

BOOK RELEASE: Margo Sawyer included in "On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston System'"

September 1, 2019 - María C. Gaztambide, with an essay by Alison de Lima Greene

This beautifully designed publication commemorates the 50th anniversary of Public Art of the University of Houston System, including works by esteemed artists such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Margo Sawyer, Alyson Shotz, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. An essay by Alison de Lima Greene delves into the history of the collection and an essay by Public Art UHS director and chief curator María C. Gaztambide, Ph.D., looks towards its future....

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News: PRESS RELEASE: William Steiger - Inventor opens October 19, August 19, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: William Steiger - Inventor opens October 19

August 19, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce Inventor, a show of paintings and collages by William Steiger. The gallery’s second show of the artist’s work opens on October 19th (5:30-8:30 PM) and runs through December 28.

Inventor speaks to the artist’s ongoing fascination with bridges, towers, transportation and machines, many of which came to be during the ‘Age of Invention’. The scrutiny of these, their most precise details, lay the foundation for much of Steiger’s work...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Forced Perspective opens Sept 7, August  7, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Forced Perspective opens Sept 7

August 7, 2019 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Forced Perspective, a solo exhibition of recent work by Kim Cadmus Owens including recent paintings, digital paintings and sculptures, drawings, and prints, by the Dallas Based artist. The exhibition is the artist’s third solo show with the gallery. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 7th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through November 16...

 

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