Wednesday, February 22, 2017

One reason to love Pia Fries

Pia Fries
Link to artist's website.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

You won't be able to leave Jackie Saccoccio's website

Jackie Saccoccio
Link to artist's website.


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Sharon Butler caught making art

Sharon Butler
Link to artist's website.


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Amy Feldman shows us a new way of seeing

Amy Feldman
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Last word on Tal R

Tal R
Link to artist's website.


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Don't repeat your mistakes and spend time visiting Juan Uslé's art

Juan Uslé
Link or Link to artist's art


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Michael Jäger fills the desire to be somewhere else

Michael Jäger
Link to website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What you didn't know about Matt Connors

Matt Connors
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Finally, an answer to where to find Luc Hoekx's art

Luc Hoekx
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The amazing story behind Mikhail Lezin

Mikhail Lezin
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Experience Frank Nitsche's art first hand

Frank Nitsche
Link to artist's work.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Katharina Ismer's work will blow your mind

Katharina Ismer
Link to the artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.



Thursday, February 09, 2017

You won't believe what type of paintings Sandra Perlow makes

Sandra Perlow
Link to the artist's site.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Nick Lamia changes the way you see art forever

Nick Lamia 
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Stefan Davix changed contemporary art

Stefan Davix
Link to artist's page.



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Monday, February 06, 2017

Steve Roden brings good things to art

Steve Roden
Link to artist's website.


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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Before you go to bed, look at a Bart Exposito painting

Bart Exposito
Link or Link to artist's website.


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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Hanns Schimansky, nuff said

Hanns Schimansky
Link to artist's page.


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Friday, February 03, 2017

Calvin Burton is the first thing you need to see in the morning

Calvin Burton
Link to artist's website.



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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Rosemarie Fiore welcomes you

Rosemarie Fiore
Link to an artist's website.


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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Caio Fonseca will make you say AHA

Caio Fonseca
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Allison Miller's paintings will open your mind

Allison Miller
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Monday, January 30, 2017

SEE ART BY Peter Peri

Peter Peri
Link to Bortolami Gallery website that features his work.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Simply press a button and find art by Franz Ackermann

Franz Ackermann
Link to artist's website.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Janet Sobel drips with her art


Above is a video on Janet Sobel.

An eye opening moment for me. Janet Sobel makes art that helped Jackson Pollock create his iconic drip paintings. Great long article on her work, link.

Life hacks by artist Evi Vingerling

Evi Vingerling
Link to artist's website.


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Signs you're actually a Dan Perfect fan

Dan Perfect
Link to artist's page.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Kevin Tolman paints powerful art insiders don't know about

Kevin Tolman 
Link to artist's website.


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Jorge Puron, behind the thin taped line



Cande Aguilar told me about this great painter named Jorge Purgon. 

This is Purgon's website. Unlike some of my other posts, I would like to take a moment on why I

find this work so interesting. His simple direct colors and shapes make for eye catching formal elemental play. Other works are using organic shapes that are more like body forms. I see architectural elements in pieces that care a little over in this line and shape work. In all, this is a pretty interesting body of work and I hope I can see it live one day. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The hot art by Jason Karolak everyone is talking about

Jason Karolak
Link to artist's website.


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Jered Sprecher's most amazing works

Jered Sprecher
Link to artist's website.


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Click on Charline von Heyl link you won't believe what happens next

Charline von Heyl
Link to Petzel Gallery's site featuring her work.


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Stacie Chappell does hate this color

Stacie Chappell
Link to artist's website.

One Man Band 64 x 48 mixed media on canvas


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Things don't want you to know about Phillip Allen

Phillip Allen
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

One step to learn about Fergus Feehily's art

Fergus Feehily
Link to artist's website.


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Zero



I knew about some of these artists, but I learned a bit more from Jameskalm talks about them a bit while he tours around NYC in 2008.
An art movement in Europe that reacted against AbEx Art. Check out the wiki page, link.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mary Heilmann does color



Mary Heilmann might be a little to simple for my taste, but she is what is so influential to purely deskilled movement of today. Rough and edgy for rough and edgy sake. But if you look over her body of work, she is doing much more than those that are following her. Cartoon like shapes and colors mock minimalism and abstract art directly rather than indirectly, such as Pop did. Here is her work at 303.

Erika Svec art will restore your faith in humanity

Erika Svec
Link to artist's webpage.



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Curtis Graff



Curtis Graff is an artists and architect out of Marshall Texas. Here is an interesting article on what he is doing in Marshall, link. Here is an article on his Longview Museum of Art show, link. I meet him once, interesting person trying all kinds of things.

Andrew Bick makes art with this trick

Andrew Bick
Link to artist's website.



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Monday, January 16, 2017

My News Letter


I am starting a news letter. If you want notification for my art or my articles, then please subscribe.

(This will likely be once a month, thou my article in ModernDallas.net comes out weekly, so I will listen to you on how much you really want something from me.)


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You won't believe the art of Silvia Bächli

Silvia Bächli
Link to artist's website.



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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Finally, a place you can find art by Olav Christopher Jenssen

Olav Christopher Jenssen
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where you too can find art by Elizabeth Neel

Elizabeth Neel
Link to artist's website.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Unknown information about the work of Jost Munster

Jost Munster
Link to artist's website


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Amazing facts about Jurgen Partenheimer

Jurgen Partenheimer
Link to artist's website.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The rise of Evan Read's art and how you can see more of it

Evan Read 
Link to artist's website.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Edward Burra


Edward Burra was a British artist that created surrealistic/expressionistic art the moved from a Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec type artists that observed scenes of celebration to a moment when he changed do to his observation of war. Above is a great documentary of an artist you have never heard of, well maybe.


I am reminded of the American Regionalism of the same time period. Only, Burra was far more surreal and symbolic.

Henriette Granhnert and the end of the world as we know it

Henriette Granhnert
Link to artist's website.


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Monday, January 09, 2017

1 reasons to be addicted to Amy Sillman's art

Amy Sillman
Link to artist's website.


For a full list of artists I am showcasing visit A/Art blog link.

McMurtrey Gallery over a year after it closed




Over a year ago, in October of 2015, one of the best galleries in Houston closed its doors. McMurtrey Gallery had a great deal of beautiful shows with their stable artists. In the aftermath of such an important gallery closing, artists have to find new venues to represent them. A positive is that new galleries are popping up around the city, the negative is that most new galleries don’t have the cache as a gallery that was open for 35 years. So, if you still want to see what McMurtrey Gallery once showed, where can you go?

I began to think about this aftermath when I saw that Sarah Williams was showing with Moody Gallery. I was not surprised to see Williams get representation, because her work speaks to so many. Her paintings are of rural homes and buildings that seem momentarily abandoned. Moody also picked up Jean Carruthers Wetta and Dornith Doherty. I also found that Laura Rathe Fine Art now represents Sydney Yeager. One advance to this move is that Yeager now has a presence in both Houston and Dallas. Catherine Colangelo’s work takes the aesthetic language of wrapping paper, wallpaper, and geometric shapes of textiles. She has found a home at Cindy Lisica Gallery. The wild world of Jules Buck Jones can be found at David Shelton Gallery.

Art galleries are not the only possibility for artist to have a presence in Houston. Ted Larsen Harriet is working with Alexander Art Advisory. In the future, I am sure you will see art by former McMurtrey Gallery artists in art centers, university galleries, and community college galleries. Unfortunately, not everyone has been pickup by a gallery or art consultant yet. Jason Webb showed in the McMurtrey micro space. Murielle White has been too busy with a mural project and a solo show the coming January at Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas to start seeking a Houston venue this year. However, her work is so good that I can imagine someone wanting to work with her soon. Rusty Scruby has gallery representation in Dallas, Miami, Santa Fe, and LA, so he might be a bit too busy right now to make a run at Houston again, but Houston galleries would be smart to reach out to him.

On a sadder note, less than a year after the gallery closed, McMurtrey Gallery artist Jed Foronda died at the age of 30. Foronda’s work was an excavation of color and shapes that look like earth sediments. Some works had elements of the real, but were abstracted in his waves of paint. A retrospective of his work would be a fitting tribute. I hope I get to see more of Foronda’s art in another show one day.

I reached out to several other artists on the McMurtrey Gallery list to see what each artist was up to and where they went, but I didn’t receive responses in time for this article. I hope for my own reasons I get in contact with some of them, because I want another opportunity to see their work.