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ARTICLE: Matthew Cusick Illustrates "Manifestations on the myth of the voiceless" in Orion Magazine

September 1, 2021 - Amitav Ghosh for Orion Magazine

It is very rare today for the word brute to be used in the way it was in the past. Nobody refers to animals, let alone to people or races, as brutes anymore; nobody even cries out “you brute!” as characters so often do in Victorian novels.

But even as the original coinage fades from everyday usage, its derivatives, like brutal and brutality, have become ubiquitous—on the internet, in newspapers, and on signs protesters carry through the streets as they chant “Black Lives Matter!”—for police brutality is, of course, at the heart of the protests.

The current ubiquity of the word brutality is an indication of a stunning reversal: no longer is this domain of meaning configured around the savage or the semicivilized; it is centered instead on the repressive machinery of the state, primarily the police. The inversion of meaning establishes an etymological arc that links the planetary crisis directly back to processes of colonization, enslavement, and biopolitical war....

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News: ARTICLE: Misty Keasler - Sanctuary Dispatches in The Dallas Morning News, August 26, 2021 - Lauren Smart

ARTICLE: Misty Keasler - Sanctuary Dispatches in The Dallas Morning News

August 26, 2021 - Lauren Smart

North Texas photographer Misty Keasler turns her camera on the rituals of pandemic life. In her latest body of work, “Sanctuary Dispatches,” Keasler offers an intimate look at her family’s isolation.

The pandemic redefined what home meant. For many Americans, the definition expanded to include all facets of our life. It was where we worked, relaxed, and were alone. It was where we came together (when it was safe), celebrated and grieved...

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News: ARTICLE: Top Five Exhibits for August 26, 2021, August 26, 2021 - Glasstire

ARTICLE: Top Five Exhibits for August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021 - Glasstire

Misty Keasler's exhibition of photographs, Sanctuary Dispatches, is included in Glasstire's count down of the top five art events in Texas this week...

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News: MENTION: The Best Things To Do in Dallas August 25-31, August 24, 2021 - DIAMOND RODRIGUE for the Dallas Observer

MENTION: The Best Things To Do in Dallas August 25-31

August 24, 2021 - DIAMOND RODRIGUE for the Dallas Observer

In Sequence: Paintings and Works on Paper at Holly Johnson Gallery included in the Dallas Observer's Best thing to do in Dallas list for the week of August 25 - 31...

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Misty Keasler - Sanctuary Dispatches, July 27, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Misty Keasler - Sanctuary Dispatches

July 27, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of MISTY KEASLER: SANCTUARY DISPATCHES, an exhibition of fourteen new photographs. An open house for the artist will be held Saturday, August 28th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through Saturday, November 13, 2021.

In this new body of work, Misty Keasler has created a sanctuary space for her family during this transformative moment.  These poetic and reflective film images are created with her Hasselblad camera. Posed and sometimes digitally stitched – these photographs are a poignant recollection of grief, longing, and solitude that allow an intimate look at her family’s isolation during the pandemic....

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News: PRESS RELEASE: In Sequence - Paintings and Works on Paper, July 26, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: In Sequence - Paintings and Works on Paper

July 26, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas is pleased to announce the opening of In Sequence, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artists working in a serial format. An open house will be held on Saturday, August 28th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition continues through Saturday, November 13.

In Sequence showcases artists including Anna Bogatin Ott, Rebecca Carter, Eric Cruikshank, Geoff Hippenstiel, Dion Johnson, Lester Monzon, Jill Moser, Jackie Tileston, and Joan Winter. The selections reveal the artists wide range of creative approaches in conceiving and producing works in a series...

 

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News: ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in Smithsonian Magazine, June 14, 2021 - Roger Catlin

ARTICLE: Dornith Doherty in Smithsonian Magazine

June 14, 2021 - Roger Catlin

The Sad Truths Behind These Unsettling Works of Art: A new exhibition reflects on the haunting aesthetics of human impact on the planet.

Talk about unsettled. Just as a new exhibition titled “Unsettled Nature” that combined art and science—and the expertise of two Smithsonian museums—was about to open at the National Museum of Natural History in March of 2020, all the museums and much of the country shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

 

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News: PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Of All This World At Once opens in May, May  5, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Of All This World At Once opens in May

May 5, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Matthew Cusick: Of All This World At Once, an exhibition of recent archival pigment prints by the Dallas artist. An open house will be held Saturday, May 15th, from 12 - 4 pm. The exhibit continues through July 31. Of All This World At Once is the artist's second solo show with Holly Johnson Gallery...

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News: REVIEW: Dallas Gallery Day, April 23, 2021 - Todd Camplin for moderndallas

REVIEW: Dallas Gallery Day

April 23, 2021 - Todd Camplin for moderndallas

I have been on a week-long state of euphoria after spending time seeing so much art during Dallas Gallery Day. Take out all the driving, and I had the feeling I was at a mini art fair. The Dallas Art Fair opened up their gallery space, which reinforced my feelings. So many familiar faces, with masks, moved in and out of the art spaces. The Dallas art scene was opening up again. Almost everyone had a vaccine story to tell. I don’t think I met a single person that hadn’t had one or two. The galleries worked the crowds to flow around with respectful distance. Thankfully, the weather was great, so there were moments you could talk outside if things felt too crowded...

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News: REVIEW: Painting architecture - Tommy Fitzpatrick’s fractured modernist visions, April  6, 2021 - Harriet Lloyd Smith for WALLPAPERS*

REVIEW: Painting architecture - Tommy Fitzpatrick’s fractured modernist visions

April 6, 2021 - Harriet Lloyd Smith for WALLPAPERS*

Tommy Fitzpatrick’s new series of electric-hued architectural paintings capture the American artist’s 30-year fascination with modernism. Tommy Fitzpatrick has long had a fascination with how buildings are made. Growing up in the Dallas suburbs, the downtown urban environment became a magnet. ‘I’ve always liked modernism and Bauhaus, and found that urban areas had a similar quality of newness and futurism,’ he tells Wallpaper*....

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