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  Our Current Exhibition  
Susan Sales   Marla Ziegler   Thom Jackson
September 12 - October 10, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 12th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
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    Craighead Green Gallery presents a 3-artist show featuring Susan Sales, Marla Ziegler and Thom Jackson

Pease join us for the opening reception Saturday,September 12, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
 
       
   

Susan Sales

 
       
       
     
    Susan Sales    "Vive Mas"   48" x 72"    mixed media collage on canavs
 
     
    Susan Sales presents her latest body of paintings on canvas titled, "Past Presents Future". Sales has been painting and exhibiting her work nationally for over 20 years. Her highly recognized technique is still very much a part of the work but the content has evolved. These noticeable changes are evidence of her growth and maturity as an artist.  Sales continues her study of color and surface by painting, sanding and then repeating this process until the final completed work emerges to her satisfaction. Sales comments about this newest body of work saying, "The collages are composed from paining's that were damaged or unresolved, some dating back to the early 1990's. The new paintings taking their cue from this collective, completing a chronological view of my artistic process”. Sales is originally from Connecticut and has been a resident in Dallas for over 8 years.  
   
 
   

Marla Ziegler

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    Marla Ziegler    "Parrot Parade"    12" x 64" x 5½"     glazed clay, color pencil, graphite  
     
    Marla Ziegler, clay artist, teacher and supporter of the Dallas arts scene is exhibiting her latest body of low fired clay. Ziegler's work has been recognized internationally for her unique approach to working with her medium. She comments that "I create in clay because I enjoy the medium. I like the challenge of stretching clays identity as a contemporary three-dimensional material while preserving parts of its rich historical tradition." Ziegler's foundation for constructing the pieces has not changed; she still uses slabs of low fire clay and presses them into a multitude of molds that she has collected over the years. Once this process is complete she then works with her hands to twist, fold, score and even cuts the pieces apart, then reassembles them. This process is what has made Ziegler's work recognizable over the years. The shapes have become more skewed, the colors of the glaze have become richer and given much more significance. Ziegler states that, "Not a touch but a blast of color returns. Thinking again in color was both daunting and rewarding." Ziegler is a graduate of SMU and has been an instructor at Brookhaven Community College for over 20 years.  
   
 
   

Thom Jackson

 
       
       
     
    Thom Jackson    "Portrait Man"    44" x 30" /  "Portrait Woman "    44" x 30"   photography  
     
   

Returning for his third exhibition at Craighead Green, Thom Jackson has once again assembled a powerful collection of photographs that he recently shot in Texas. The photographs tell a story about, and comment on our modern day issues of gender. In each of our daily experiences, gender is constantly taken for granted or the opposite, when gender is "outside the norm", awareness increases and questions arise in our minds. Jackson challenges what we take for granted or consider the "norm". His black and white photographs are powerful statements while still beautiful to view. Jackson comments that "My series of photographs attempts to defy the stereotypes of what men and women should look like. Once we blur the lines and question our traditional standards of beauty and identity, we see our similarities rather than our differences in a fluidity of gender and sexuality." Thom Jackson is an internationally recognized fashion photographer based out of Dallas. Over the past four years, Jackson's personal photographs have become widely recognized and admired.

 
    Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, September 12th,
5 – 8 PM. For further information or additional images contact Scot Presley or Kenneth Craighead at: 214.855.0779 or email
 
       
 
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