NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 23, 2011 / Opening: Saturday, November 19, 6-8pm
Michael Reafsnyder, Chorus, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 in.
Marty Walker Gallery presents deftly boisterous abstract paintings by California artist Michael Reafsnyder for his first exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Part drip, smear, scrape, and drizzle, part color-field, purely intuitive, intellectual and largely frenetic, the nest of colors vibrate beyond the canvas and invite a playful entry. Layers of paint are drawn across the surface like strata of earth in different perspectives in vibrant, unblended hues, cut up and left on the canvas like scraps. Inspired by abstract expressionism, the paintings blend intuitive process with child-like discoveries of the COBRA avant-garde group, cleansing the angst and subconscious monsters with his ever-present, smiley-face signature.
VIDEO ROOM: WILLIAM LAMSON
WAYNE WHITE: HOW EMBARRASSING
Just released - Beauty is Embarrassing, a feature-length documentary on the life of artist Wayne White. Presenting a goofy, imaginative, inspiring look at the ups and downs of the career of an artist from Tennessee living in Hollywood, the film features White's puppetry, installations, paintings, and other quirks.
With a star-studded line-up of interviews, this documentary is an attempt to explore the fantasy of White's mind and capture his legacy of iconic images.
image: Wayne White, Unknown, acrylic on offset lithograph, framed, 13 x 15 inches
SNEAK PREVIEW: MOBY
MARTY WALKER GALLERY brings in a selection of photographs, including views from singer/songwriter Moby, inspired by exponential population growth and the 99% to bring together an exhibition that celebrates relationships and ponders the impact of a crowded earth.
Look for more information in January 2012.
image: Moby, Hyenas, 2011, archival inkjet print, 60 x 31 1/4 inches, edition of 5
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MARTY WALKER GALLERY
2135 FARRINGTON STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75207
T 214.749.0066 F 214.749.0067
Hours: Saturdays 12-5 & by appointment