Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Three Design District Art Openings for DADA Gallery Walk

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

A couple of weeks ago the Dragon Street art galleries banded together for yet another Dragon.Open and just in case you missed it it’s happening again this weekend, only bigger. This weekend the Dallas Art Dealers Association is hosting their annual Spring gallery walk so that means the open houses stretch from Slocum to Dragon and beyond. While everyone isn’t celebrating new openings, here are a few to be on the look out for as you plan your Saturday.

Christopher Martin Gallery

Geometric Abstraction is nothing new in art, but that doesn’t mean artists aren’t interpreting the medium in new ways. Christopher Martin Gallery, along with 212Gallery out of Aspen, are addressing some new ways artists are exploring geometric abstraction in their show NEO | GEO: New Perspectives in Geometric Abstraction. The show will exhibit work by Christopher Martin himself along with three other living artists who are currently deconstructing geometric forms in ways that are all their own. The show will open Friday but the gallery will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 to coincide with the DADA Gallery walk.

Gallerie Noir


For Dessert, Try The Coyle Triptych

Posted by    |    July 28th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Now, through September, contemporary Dallas artist Douglas W. Coyle is on display at the Bleu Artichoke Cafe. His beautiful triptychs, pinwheels, and blocks grace every corner of the restaurant, adding to the calm ambience. His color palettes range from cool blues, to intriguing greens, to fiery reds that evoke hearty emotion in the observer.

Jacques and the Mattress Pad Canvas

Posted by    |    July 28th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

French artist Jacques Lamy landed on the industrial territory of Dragon Street in 1985, well before the neighborhood was reinvented as the eclectic design district. Better known in Europe, Mr. Lamy has managed to build a fan base in his chosen home of Dallas both as a curator (with stellar taste) and an artist.

The front of the gallery is composed of traditional art from the 19th and 20th centuries. French, British, and American art lives here, ranging from post-impressionism pieces to local works. The second room is the contemporary gallery that is filled with Jacques’ favorite works, which (not surprisingly) include his own. Beautiful paintings, such as Summertime, feature ocean waves dark with impasto technique reminiscent of French artists before his time. (more…)

McGreal Opens “Art ‘n Bloom”

Posted by    |    June 23rd, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Over on, social media scribe Kendall Shiffler has penned a great piece on artist Janet McGreal whose collective series “Art ‘n Bloom” is featured in a temporary gallery at the Dallas Design District.

“The challenge of cancer often inspires survivors to expand their horizons. With Lance Armstrong it was the Tour de France. In the case of Janet McGreal, it was art. While battling thyroid cancer, San Francisco-based artist Janet McGreal re-focused her life, leaving corporate America and dedicating her time to a new-found passion: painting.

And what a blessing that she did! Janet’s art is unique and her spirit and talent are truly reflected in each of her completed pieces.

Janet is best known for her “squigglies” paintings, which use squigglies to create silhouettes that represent all the people who make up Janet’s life. “I cut into the canvas and I do that for a reason. I want this to be as deeply ingrained as possible. I believe that is what gets you through every day,” she said. Her newer collection of work, called “Boarding Passes” is my personal favorite. Inspired by her travels, Janet enlarges actual boarding passes to create various looks, from abstract to floral. My love of color drew me to the “N’ Bloom” collection. These pieces truly pop off the wall!”