News: PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Drawings to open in late August, August  1, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Kim Cadmus Owens - Drawings to open in late August

August 1, 2022 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of KIM CADMUS OWENS: DRAWINGS, a solo exhibition of works on paper spanning twenty years. The exhibition is the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery. A reception will be held Saturday, August 27th, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kim Cadmus Owens grew up in Texas, studied fine art on both coasts and Japan, and returned to Dallas in 2006. Upon her arrival, she faced a city evolved. Recollecting Dallas architecture and other environs, her works convey a moment of retrospect and depict vernacular spots hovering between past and present.

Owens recently stated, “Drawing is a materialization of my thoughts, memories, dreams and even nightmares that allows me to process and consider their significance. Subjects that repeatedly enter my mind or that appear while I move through landscapes are the catalysts for all of my work. One drawing may lead to several more or reveal a new material path such as a painting, digital code, or sculpture.“

Owens received an MFA from Towson University near Baltimore, MD, and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA. The artist’s work has been exhibited at venues such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Heritage Museums and Gardens on Cape Cod, Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Islip Art Museum in New York, The Gallery at The University of Texas in Arlington, as well as numerous galleries.

She works on a variety of projects related to her varied interests that involve her community and environment and has created art and designs as Station Artist for the DART Light Rail Orange Line station at the Las Colinas Urban Center.

In 2019, the gallery published the catalogue Kim Cadmus Owens: Forced Perspective. Designed by Lily Smith-Kirkley of Lilco Studio, it included an essay by artist and arts writer, Bill Davenport. Her work has also been included in Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views published by Schiffer and Texas Artists Today published by Marquand Press, as well as New American Paintings #102 and #78, and reviewed in various publications including ARTnews.

Holly Johnson Gallery is located at 1845 East Levee Street; Suite #100; Dallas, Texas 75207. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is a founding member of CADD - Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. For information call 214-369-0169, or email, or visit

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