Thursday, April 2, 2015

Allison V. Smith a must-see artist

With today's online launch of Artsy's news and booth previews surrounding the Dallas Art Fair, Jacqueline Anderson has named Allison V. Smith's photograph, Mystic, as one of her 8 must-see works at the fair.

Mystic. June 2014. Marfa, Texas, 2015
Chromogenic color photograph
30" x 30", ed. 1/7

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Flexible Arrangement

Sterling Allen
Untitled (2 of 4)
Digital inkjet print, plywood
45" x 31.5"

Gallery artist Nathan Green is curating a group exhibition--A Flexible Arrangement--at Gray Matters Gallery, featuring works by Sterling Allen, Kalee Appleton, Josh Rios, Barry Stone, Kevin Todora, and Casey James Wilson.  The show opens Saturday, March 28, 6-9 PM and runs through April 26.  Says Green of the exhibition:
Close to a trillion photographs will be taken in 2015.  The proliferation of the image within our ever-connected society has undoubtedly impacted our perception of reality, as well as reality itself.  We consume hundreds, if not thousands of images on a daily basis searching for truths, fully knowing that the photographic image can lie.  The act of photographing is fraught with subjectivity and the photograph itself is not an accurate depiction of things as they actually exist- the camera changes everything. Now more than ever before, we are aware of the ways that a photograph can exaggerate, mask, and distort reality.  The artists in "A Flexible Arrangement" celebrate the distortions.  They explore the possibilities of the medium, as well as the failures, slippages, and fractures in photographic representation by physically or digitally manipulating the image, re-photographing it, or making it into sculptural form.  A Flexible Arrangement embraces the endless possibilities of manipulating the photographic image. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha talk about Robert Wilhite

Check out Wallpaper Magazine for a cool segment on artists to watch out for in Los Angeles.  Heavy hitters John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha discuss Wilhite's talent, citing his application of De Stijl and Russian Futurism to installations that approach a "complete work of art."

Robert Wilhite's installation at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2014.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blue, Yellow, Red opens this Saturday

Join us this Saturday, March 7, from 6—8 PM for the opening reception of our next show, Blue, Yellow, Red featuring works by Ellsworth Kelly, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, and John Wilcox.

Ellsworth Kelly
Blue Yellow Red, 1992
3-color lithograph
37" x 36"

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review at Modern Dallas

Thanks to Todd Camplin for this great review of our current exhibition, Texas Abstract.

Tom Orr
When they take away your crown, 2014
Digital print on PVC
25" x 80"
The last day to see the show is this Saturday, February 28.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Allison V. Smith at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

We're pleased to announce that the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has acquired three of Allison V. Smith's photographs, each an iconic image from her Marfa series.

The photographs are part of the museum's upcoming exhibition Framing Desire: Photography and Video, which opens February 21.

Allison V. Smith will also be speaking as part of Tuesday Evenings at the Modern on February 24 with museum curator Andrea Karnes and fellow photographer Misty Keasler.

Marfa High School, 2007. Marfa, Texas. 2008
Chromogenic color photograph
50" x 50", ed. 1/3

Parked. May 2011.  Marfa, Texas
Chromogenic color photograph
50" x 50", ed. 2/3

Vote. October 2003. Marfa, Texas, 2009
Chromogenic color photograph
50" x 50", ed. 1/3

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Texas Abstract in Arts & Culture

Leslie Wilkes
Untitled 14.P2, 2014
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"

Thanks to John Zotos for the great review of our current group exhibition, Texas Abstract.  Check it out in this month's Arts & Culture.

Barry Whistler Gallery 2909-B Canton Street Dallas, TX 75226 214.939.0242 All Images 2011 Barry Whistler Gallery