future exhibitions and events
Upcoming Exhibitions at Valley House Gallery:
Opening September 21: Mary Vernon
Opening November 2: Gail Norfleet
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Events, Exhibitions, and News:
Through August 18: "Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art" features 10 of the most progressive and exciting artists working in Florida today, including Lilian Garcia-Roig. Her 15-panel, 14x20 foot painting "Banyan as Metaphor" is on view in the exhibition.
Opening August 23: "Alex Corno: Contrappunto" at Piazza del Castello in Brufa, Italy.
Saturday, August 31, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Opening Reception for Barnaby Fitzgerald, Lin Medlin, and Mary Vernon in "Conversation: Landscape Painting as Movement at Rest" at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218; on view through September 28.
Through September 1: "Assembly: 22nd Annual Members Show" at The MAC, 1503 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215.
September 3-28: Brian Cobble will be included in the "Pastel Society of America 47th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!" at 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.
September 7, 5:30pm-7:00pm: Opening Reception for "Passing Through" a 3-person exhibition curated by Caleb Bell, with work by Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel, and Sarah Williams, at the Tyler Museum of Art; on view through December 1.
Saturday, September 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm: "Rising Star 7," an exhibition and fundraiser, at Turner House, The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, featuring 14 artists selected by 14 galleries. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at www.turnerhouse.org
Through September 28: "Identical but Different: Lindy Chambers and LeeLee Brazeal" at LHUCA, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, in Lubbock, Texas.
THE WELCOME SPACE:
"The Welcome Space" by Sedrick Huckaby was recently dedicated at the Highland Hills Community Center in Fort Worth, commissioned as part of the City of Fort Worth's Public Art Collection. Christopher Blay writes in Glasstire, "The work takes the form of two benches that are covered in concrete and tiles that create the effect that quilts have been draped over the benches. The concrete undulates with folds, and the 'quilts' are a patchwork of portraits and landmarks that would be familiar to anyone who has seen the artist's paintings. Huckaby's subjects for "The Welcome Space" are some of the same subjects he has explored for his painted portraits, including his family and neighbors." The Fort Worth Public Art Commission states, "The sitting area is one that recalls the African American artistic legacy of quilting and hand-made craft. Its jubilant color reflects the celebratory palette in many traditional African cultures. The cultural quilts acknowledge the quilted past of the community, with some patches featuring portraits as a way of illustrating the variety of people who have made up this close-knit community."
Sedrick Huckaby is featured in the August issue of Texas Highways magazine, which can be found on the newsstands or online at texashighways.com
Brian Cobble is featured in the recently published book "Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists" by Anne Hevener, editor of Pastel Journal magazine.
Mary Vernon's exhibition will open at Valley House on Saturday, September 21. Listen to an interview with Mary Vernon about teaching and "listening to paint" on the SMU Meadows School of the Arts blog.
Listen to Mary Vernon interviewed by Craig Gould on the weekly podcast Outside of New York that features in-depth discussions with members of the art world who live and work outside of New York.
CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS:
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Two paintings by Sedrick Huckaby are on view in the contemporary galleries at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, as part of a long-term loan. Curator Veronica Roberts says, "Sedrick has the painterly chops of the Old Masters and while invested in the time-worn tradition of portraiture, applies paint sculpturally with a soulfulness and skill entirely his own."
Blanton Museum of Art
Valley House Gallery is included in D Magazine's Learn Your Galleries: Where To Buy Art in Dallas
David A. Dreyer's painting "Bending Time To Focus" appears on the cover of the March-April 2019 issue of D Home Magazine, in an interior by Dallas-based designer Jan Jones.
Read John Mitchell's interview of Sedrick Huckaby on Painters' Table.
Read John Mitchell's interview of Allison Gildersleeve on The Studio Visit.
Listen to Craig Gould's interview of Mary Vernon on Outside of New York.
Listen to Craig Gould's interview of Sedrick Huckaby on Outside of New York.
See Gail Norfleet's work on Draper James.
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For information email LGreen@valleyhouse.com