Press Releases tagged with texas

Figure with printer’s tray, 1989, Courtesy of artist and PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

Geof Kern: Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage, Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997

Released: August 05, 2016

PDNB Gallery is pleased and honored to present Geof Kern's second solo exhibition this fall. It will highlight work from 1987-1997. This time frame marks one of Geof Kern's (b. 1950, New York City) most recognized periods of innovative fashion/advertising/editorial photography in his career.  His photographs are conceptual, often including surrealist references. Kern manipulated the medium (pre-photoshop) using multiple exposure, collage, photo sculpture and dioramas that soon catapulted his presence in the commercial photography world.  During this remarkable decade, his clients i...

Harold Bugbee, Evening Ride, c.  1925-30, oil on canvas board, 12 x 14 inches.

William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art announces Of A Cowboy’s Sentiment: Paintings and Drawings by Harold Bugbee, on view March 1–April 20, 2016.

Released: March 11, 2016

As trail riders begin their annual winter trek toward Memorial Park destinations, it hales the beginnings of yet another Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the annual fair/extravaganza that beckons locals to celebrate their genuine Texas roots and live the brand!  It is always a fun and exciting occasion for all involved, and constitutes what amounts to a month-long, city-wide hoedown!  Houstonians everywhere pull out all the stops to “Go Texan”, making the high-classed bar-b-que circuits and rodeo rounds in freshly steamed Stetsons and flashy, custom-made boots.  Meanwhile, over at William...

Image courtesy of Downtown Arlington Management Corporation

Artist Laura Kimpton’s DREAM Sculpture Launches Public Art Program in Arlington, Texas

Released: October 26, 2015

DREAM, a 54-foot long metal sculpture by artist Laura Kimpton, was recently unveiled in Arlington, Texas. Acquired by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, the sculpture is the first piece in the city’s new public art program. Temporarily located at 200 W. Abram Street, DREAM will eventually be moved to the Dream Park in downtown Arlington.   “DREAM is a perfect fit for our public art program,” said Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) President Tony Rutigliano. “Originally shown at Burning Man, the sculpture c...

Richard Stout, A Day at Rollover Bay, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30x60 inches

William Reaves Fine Art announces Return to the Sea: Recent Works by Richard Stout, on view October 30– November 28, 2015.

Released: October 12, 2015

In his eightieth year, Richard Stout continues to produce inspired abstract paintings, rich with affect and beautifully interpreting his native Texas coast.  His most recent output is on display in a stunning new exhibition entitled Return to the Sea, and the results, as we have come to expect from this gifted artist, are nothing short of incredible. As these works reflect, Stout is inextricably bound to the Texas coast.  Perhaps no other Southern painter has made the Gulf so central to their life’s work.  Certainly no other Texas painter has so beautifully captured...

David Caton, Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend, 2015, oil on canvas, 36x48 inches

William Reaves Fine Art announces The Big Bend of Texas: Interpretations by Seven Artists, on view October 30– November 28, 2015.

Released: October 14, 2015

Few places are more splendid than the Texas Big Bend.  It is a grand and spirited country.  Remote and far away, its lands possess a stark beauty which reads as high, wide and rugged.   Brusque mountains, chiseled arroyos and high desert terrain merge to create alluring compositions in virtually every direction.  The scenes at hand grow even more inviting in the fall.  The air hangs softer and the autumnal light glows more gently, deftly blending subtle hues of azure with pale yellows, reds and gold, forming a rich patina that illuminates the surrounding vista...

David Adickes, Three Men On A Beach, 1953, casein board, 48x48 inches.

A Midcentury Montage: Art Works by Three Houston Founders

Released: August 15, 2015

To inaugurate its 10th Year Anniversary Season, William Reaves Fine Art presents an alluring montage of local midcentury masters.  In Midcentury Montage the gallery features an exquisite collection of period paintings by David Adickes, accompanied by finely sculpted foodstuffs by Henri Gadbois, and recent paintings and collages by Leila McConnell.  The show offers a tribute to these three Houston greats, who all have been mainstays of the Bayou City arts scene since the fifties, and are still actively engaged in creative production well into their eighth decade.  Like the ar...

Urban-Themed Artworks Explore the Privilege of Ignorance

Released: July 31, 2014

FORT WORTH–Works on display later this summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will explore the topic of privileged ignorance. Local artist Allison Proulx depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. “The ease with which we are able to overlook global chaos and suffering reflects how desensitized and disconnected we can be from this side of the human experience,” says Proulx, who is finishing her MFA at Texas Woman’s University. Privileged Ignorance is being shown concurrently with Strangers: The Artwork of Maryanne Mel...

The McNay Presents REALITY CHECK

Released: February 11, 2013

Using technology to observe and think creatively about works of art, the McNay Art Museum presents Reality Check, an iPad app that uses augmented reality to experience works of art in multi-sensory ways. "Reality Check encourages engagement in the museum on a personal level. Visitors cast votes, mix soundtracks, and hear from some of the artists, "says Kate Carey, Director of Education. "Because the augmented reality software recognizes works of art as specific markers, you have to be in the museum to play. It's like a tech savvy search-and-find meets a choose-your-own-adventure story. ...

El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) and workshop, Head of Christ, ca.  1579–1586.  Oil on canvas.  Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay.

The McNay Announces Leticia Ruiz Gomez as next Distinguished Lecture

Released: August 28, 2012

Leticia Ruiz Gómez, Curator, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain, and author of El Greco en el Museo Nacional del Prado catalogue, confirmed that the McNay's painting is largely by El Greco's hand and very beautifully painted. In this lecture, presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation, Ruiz discusses her research and the McNay's current installation of El Greco's Head of Christ. Head of the department of Spanish Renaissance painting at the Prado, Ruiz obtained a PhD in art history from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In addition, she holds a degree in conservati...

McNay Art Museum Teams Up with Earl Abel's for 2012 Summer Jazz & Lunch Series

Released: June 21, 2012

San Antonio, TX - The McNay Art Museum is proud to announce the 2012 Summer Jazz & Lunch Series. McNay visitors may escape the summer heat inside the comfortably air-conditioned Leeper Auditorium and hear San Antonio's finest jazz bands perform. The concerts are free with museum admission, made possible by the Susan and John Kerr Music Fund, which has generously supported the series in its entirety, "We are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Kerr for their music fund gift that allows us to bring great jazz to our community," said Colleen Kelly, the McNay's Chief Development Officer.   F...

McNay Art Museum Participates in Blue Star Museums

Released: June 21, 2012

The McNay Art Museum is one of more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense   San Antonio, TX - The McNay Art Museum announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Da...

Radcliffe Bailey, Windward Coast (detail), 2009-2011.  Piano keys, plaster bust, glitter, and shell with sound.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

McNay Art Museum Presents Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine

Released: June 21, 2012

San Antonio, TX- On June 6, 2012, the McNay Art Museum presents Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine, the most comprehensive survey of works by the Atlanta-based artist. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the exhibition highlights Bailey's experimentation with diverse media, showcasing sculptures, paintings, installations, works on paper, glass, modified found objects. In addition, the artist has created new art for Memory as Medicine.   "We are excited to present Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine in the ideal setting of the Stieren Center for Exhibitions," said Will...

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