Sunday, June 22, 2014

Robert Jessup

New Works Space
May 10 - June 28

Ice Storm, 2013. Oil on canvas, 44x60
courtesy of Conduit Gallery, Dallas

The Ghost of Aiki Beach, 2013. Oil on canvas, 70x90
courtesy of Conduit Gallery, Dallas

Black Night Snow, 2013. Oil on canvas, 70x90
courtesy of Conduit Gallery, Dallas

Nursery, 2013. Oil on canvas, 60x90
courtesy of Conduit Gallery, Dallas
The MAC welcomes Robert Jessup for a solo exhibition in the New Works Space this summer. Selections – New Work: 2013-2014 includes paintings from the past year, which explore his journey into a “free play of form”. The intuitive, non-representational form making gives his paintings an open ended resolution, keeping singularity in meaning out of his works. Having identity without being identifiable, the paintings are free to speak for themselves through an abstract visual narrative.

The dynamics of composition, the dialogue of shape and line, and the interaction of color have been central to Jessup’s pictorial inventions over a three decade career. Working within a career of academia and training artists, Robert Jessup received his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 1978. Currently a painting professor at University of North Texas, Jessup was recently awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, UNT which allowed him to create this new body of work with selections on display for the first time at The MAC.
Robert Jessup’s paintings have been displayed at galleries across the country including the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TCU, The Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Beshar at Gallery, Atlanta, GA and most recently at McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX. Jessup has work in private and public collections including The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Dallas Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. 

From The MAC website

Robert Jessup is represented in Dallas by Conduit Gallery.
Exhibition runs May 10 – June 28, 2014.

The MAC @ 20, Part I

MAC@20 Part I
Featuring The MAC exhibiting
artists from 1994-2004
From "Exquisite Corps" the inaugural MAC exhibition
Artists include: John Alexander, Dan Rizzie and James Surles

L: Matt Clark
R: Daniel Wiener

L: Giles Lyon
R: Benito Huerta

David Gibson

David Gibson

L to R: Otis Jones, Ludwig Schwarz, Valton Tyler

L to R: David Bates, Pamela Joseph, Judy Desanders

L to R: Aaron Parazette, Ben Herrera

Michael Henderson
MAC@20 Part I
Large Gallery
May 10 - June 28
Part II will open later this year

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The End

El Centro College
Dallas, Texas

Thor Johnson performance 

Luke Harden 

 Clay Stinnett

 Pierre Krause, Thor Johnson, Pedro Velez

Dwayne Carter

curated by Randall Garrett -
Featuring work by: Dwayne Carter, Luke Harnden, Thor Johnson, Pierre Krause, Clay Stinnett, Pedro Vélez

“The End” is a group show focusing on the theme of endings, as artists look at life and death, relationships, and apocalypse. A selection of work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, a...nd video will be presented.

Dwayne Carter’s small framed works in oil and graphite serve as studies for his finished digital prints, which are then incorporated into thematic graphic novel projects.

Luke Harnden appropriates photographs of outdated and obsolete personal mementoes and technological artifacts, which he then prints onto canvases and alters through painting.

Thor Johnson’s sculptural totem “Trigger Warning Alpha” (2014), mixes a hand carved skull with objects that evoke both personal and collective violence.

Pierre Krause re-edits vintage video infomercials, to foreground their cultural subjectivity, adding dark abstract soundtracks, enhancing their strangeness and foregrounding the artist’s own perceptions.

Clay Stinnett makes odd paintings and works on paper that hover between the realm of graphic poster and religious icon.

Puerto Rican native and Chicago/Milwaukee artist Pedro Vélez, a participant in this year’s Whitney Biennial, will show a selection from the photo studies, “Girlfriend Glare” (2003).

Participating artist Thor Johnson will perform an electronic / didgeridoo sound set as a part of the opening reception on Friday evening June 6th.