Saturday, October 25, 2014

Water Theater Endangerment

There's some buzz (catch up here and here) in Dallas lately about the potential deaccession of the Tom Orr & Frances Bagley work "Water Theater" at White Rock Lake (in White Rock Lake, more specifically).

The talk has resulted in the work being added to The Cultural Landscape Foundation's 2014 list of endangered works (aptly titled Landslide).  Photographs of the site are provided by our very own Allison V. Smith.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

John Wilcox: Private Words

John Wilcox
Whose Dog Are You?, 1988
Ink on paper
11" x 7"

Join Barry Whistler Gallery at the newest exhibition in the Wilcox Space:  Private Words, curated by Leigh Arnold, Assistant Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Arnold has assembled works of John Wilcox that grapple with written text and the struggle in ascribing language to themes of trauma, discipline, and identity--particularly amongst the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in New York.

We are grateful that both Glasstire and Front Row have listed it on their top 5 for the weekend!
The exhibition opens 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  October 24, 2014.

The Wilcox Space
824 Exposition, #9
Dallas, TX 75226

Friday, October 10, 2014

Digital-Distraction by John Pomara

Join us next week for the opening of our next exhibition:

John Pomara
October 18 – November 29, 2014

Opening reception:
October 18, 6 – 8 PM

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Darryl Lauster on ArtPrize shortlist!

Darryl Lauster
God Bless America, 2014
Site-specific installation, looping soundtrack
Gallery artist Darryl Lauster has been selected for the ArtPrize shortlist:  he is one of twenty finalists from over 1,500 applicants nominated for a juried grand prize ($200,000).  He also stands to win the same amount by leading the public vote.  Register here to vote and see his work if you make it to Grand Rapids, MI.  In either case, a congratulations is in order.

Lauster says of the work, which can be viewed online,
"My site-specific installation isolates the repetitive recordings of numerous politicians vocalizing the phrase “God bless America” in a large dark space illuminated by a reflecting mirror ball. My soundtrack includes the voices of 37 politicians from all political parties. Beyond its intent to reinforce policy with Christian ethics, the phrase has also become a de-facto reference to American exceptionalism. It is my hope that the piece will create a conversation based on the powerful yet conflicting nature of the American relationship between religion and government, as well dissect public conceptions of leadership, nationalism and collective progress through the presentation of a majestic yet melancholy environment."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SUM MER FALL 2014: Recent additions

Untitled, 2001
Urethane on aluminum
36" x 29"

Don't miss this recent addition to the SUM MER FALL 2014 exhibition.  There are three days left to see this rotating exhibition.  For more information on the show, check out Christina Rees' review on Glasstire.  The gallery is open 12-5 today through Saturday.

Friday, September 19, 2014

1814 Magazine at the gallery!

We've just put up this wall of photographs that are included in Issue 7 of 1814 Magazine.  Tomorrow we celebrate this wonderful publication of photography with refreshments and copies of the new issue.  Come check out the photographs from 12:00 to 3:00 Saturday, September 20 at the gallery.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Nathan Green at HUS Gallery

Nathan Green
Bacteria Resist (Westward), 2014
Enamel and acrylic on canvas
60" x 50"
photograph by Kevin Todora
Congratulations to Nathan Green:  his work opens in group show at HUS Gallery in London tonight.  SPACE AGE runs September 12 to October 11, 2014.

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