Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to announce William Cannings’ triumphant return to Dallas with Soft Cell, his first solo exhibition in North Texas since his 2008 show with PanAmerican Art Projects. English-born
Cannings has taken America by storm with his vibrant yet sleek inflated steel sculptures that he coats with glossy automotive paint. The British Invasion begins with an opening celebration on Saturday, December 1st from 6pm – 8pm and will continue through January 5th, 2013.Those familiar with Cannings’ work recognize his more figurative phase of sculpture that evoked an ironic sense of humor by using hard steel to create inner tubes, beach balls, and even inflatable chairs that looked like they were made of malleable plastic. Now, Cannings’ sculpture has taken a turn toward the conceptual and abstract with slithering serpentine forms that seem to rise out of the ground and voluptuous wall mounted pieces that are coated with decadent color. Due to Cannings’ process of literally heating and inflating metal, each piece still looks weightless despite its medium, creating a dichotomy of hard and soft. The seductive forms and visual trickery in
Cannings’ work makes it provocative, demanding to be touched.
William Cannings is originally from Mancester, England and currently lives and works in Lubbock as a professor of sculpture at Texas Tech University. He exhibits frequently across the United States including in New York, Miami, New Mexico and Texas, among others. This year alone, Cannings began a public sculpture in Lubbock for a TXDOT public art project, was included in Espoused, a curated exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and was chosen for 100 Southwest Artists, a book to be published as part of a fine art series by Schiffer Publishing.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 1, 2012 – Jan 5th, 2013
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1415 Slocum St, # 104, Dallas, TX 75207. Our contact information is – Telephone:
214.745.1415, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.crisworley.com. Gallery Hours are Wednesday –
Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.
The building is conceived as a large cube floating over a landscaped plinth (or base) and is designed to inspire awareness of science through an immersive and interactive environment that actively engages visitors. Conceived by the architects in collaboration with Dallas-based landscape architects, Talley Associates, the plinth is landscaped with an acre of rolling roofscape comprised of rock and native drought-resistant grasses that reflects Texas’s indigenous landscape and demonstrates a living system that will evolve naturally over time. Because its mission is to “inspire minds through nature and science,” the Perot Museum fully embraces the natural world and the manmade world, focusing on earth and space sciences, life and natural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences and engineering. The new building itself becomes an active tool for science education. By integrating architecture, nature, and technology, the building demonstrates scientific principles and will be used as a teaching tool that provides “living” examples of engineering, sustainability and technology at work.
Rings of Granite
PDNB Gallery has always been known for exhibiting important established artists whose tool of choice is the camera. This fall PDNB is branching out, exhibiting artists of note that use other media. The fall season kicks off with an important sculpture exhibition by internationally renowned, and Texas treasure, Jesús Moroles. Known for his large, massive granite sculptures, PDNB will feature recent works of various sizes that include small, approximately 11 inch tall, sculptures from his CORE series.
The highlight of the show will feature several large suspended RINGS of granite. The size of the featured image has a 45-inch diameter.
Jesús Moroles was born in Corpus Christi in 1950, and grew up in Dallas. His career spans more than thirty years. His sculptures and installations (works in place) are located around the world including China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and of course the United States. His most visible public sculpture, Lapstrake 1987, is a massive 22 foot tall, 64-ton work located across from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
There are numerous public installations, especially in Texas, including the Houston Police Officers Memorial.
Moroles was awarded the Texas State 3D Visual Artist award 2011 by the Texas Commission of the Arts. On November 17, 2008, Jesús Moroles was the recipient of the National Medal of Arts given by President George Bush. This award is a presidential initiative managed by the National Endowment for the Arts. He also was honored with the Texas Medal of the Arts Award for Visual Arts in 2007.
Moroles has strong representation in Dallas which include commissions by the Belo Corporation, Stele Gateway, 1995, made with Fredericksburg granite; the Latino Cultural Center, Granite Weaving, 2001 made with Dakota Mahogany Granite; and, most recently three works installed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Throughout his career he has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries. Moroles’s sculptures are in many museum collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Irving Arts Center, Palm Springs Museum, CA, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Japan.
On View Through November 24, 2012
Artist Talk & Book Signing: Saturday, November 17, 2012 2PM
The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University is proud to announce the promotion of Nicole Atzbach to the position of Curator.Atzbach joined the museum as Assistant Curator in March 2010. Prior to that she was a curatorial assistant at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a 1998 graduate of Brigham Young University’s Art History program, with a double major in German. As an undergraduate, Atzbach also studied art history and German language and literature for two semesters at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany. After graduating from BYU, Nicole completed the master’s program in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, with a thesis on Neapolitan 17th-century painter Antonio de Bellis.
Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán stated, “Nicole has been an extremely valuable part of our team since joining the museum, making significant contributions to recent exhibitions such as Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits, The Prado at the Meadows: Ribera in a New Context, and The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries. I look forward to her continued success with exhibitions, as well as her preparations for a forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the museum’s permanent collection.”
Latino Artists: Highlights From the AT&T Art Collection
at the Latino Cultural Center
Through January 5, 2013
Latino Artists: Highlights From the AT&T Art Collection is a selection of artwork by Latino artists from the AT&T Art Collection. Artists in the collection hail from Colombia to California; the artwork represents a wide array of media, style and subject matter, truly encapsulating the diverse backgrounds and influences that inform the Latino experience.
Latino Artists: Highlights from the AT&T Collection presents a thoughtful and diverse selection of works by artists significant to the early Chicano art movement and those who have followed in their footsteps. The works document a range of notable achievements by Latino artists over the past fifty years as they collectively established themselves within the greater art community. By presenting a variety of experiences and approaches, this exhibition examines how Latino artists have served their community’s need to converse with other cultures and with one another. As our country evolves and diversifies even further, Latino artists continue to play an increasingly important role in contemporary art and society.
“It is a privilege for AT&T to be involved in this exhibit that brings the Latino experience to life through art,” said Fred Maldonado, regional director of external affairs for AT&T. “This exhibition will give the Dallas community an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Latino culture through 50 years’ worth of artwork created by a diverse set of Chicano artists.”