Monday, January 16, 2012

Ross/Akard exhibit opening

Here's a look at some of the new work now being seen in the Ross/Akard Gallery, thanks to Bryan Embry and the Dallas Fairmont. "Six Impossible Things For Breakfast" (with adapations of works from the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center) was inspired by room service trays...
"Milk and Cookies for Santa" below in the studio with "Chlora's Snowman" for a Christmas salon. The gingerbread is modeled after relief sculptures from Autun Cathedral, and on Herod's Half & Half is Zurbaran's "Rest on the Flight into Egypt".

We went to Arkansas for Christmas and got a first visit to the new Crystal Bridges Museum. It was better than I expected, in every way. The very first painting I saw was this one, "Corn on Cob" by Raphaelle Peale. It nicely finished off the piece called "Chlora's Popcorn" which also bears Castagno's "David and Goliath"
Amid the hail and brimstone that fell upon the Ouija board is Duccio's "Temptation of Christ". There is also a scene of gameplayers from a Greek pot on the planchette (the plastic heart-shaped piece that reveals all).

January 7th the show opened. Everything in there except two pieces are new since the big exhibit at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary 1 1/2 years ago.

It is a nice installation, simple, with Gary
Cunningham's tables. There was a great crowd on opening night. The exhibit closes Feb. 5th.

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