Love Scare, the upcoming painting exhibition from Bryson Davis Jones,
showcases the wild talents of an artist let loose. An abstract artist,
Jones' canvases relay his ability to layer line, form, texture, and color in
surprising and intriguing ways. Thick lines descend into ghosted scribbles.
His color palette pops with intention and weaves atmosphere seamlessly.
There's a quickness to his brush that is reminiscent of Willem de Kooning;
it pairs nicely with a confidence that echoes his original training in
architecture school. Jones began his artistic journey by "sketching weird
shapes to avoid the boredom of a poor job fit." and eventually found
painting to be "not a means to an end but just a vehicle for exploration".
Love Scare is truly the work of a great explorer. Bryson Davis Jones currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas artist Andy Myers' work embraces and subverts nature at the same
time. His quiet sculptures consist of plaster casts of human hands and tree
branches warped into differing physical states. The branches are sewn into
the wall or they drip like water from a cupped hand. By contrasting the
physicality of such a ubiquitous item as the tree, Andy makes them strange
to the viewer. The work makes us realize the daily role this material plays
and humans' conflicted history with it. It blurs our notions of who's
molded whom. Specifically, in his latest show for Craighead Green Gallery
entitled "Natural Connection", Andy ponders "the question of how our
perception of and dependence on nature would change if, upon death, trees
fell limp as humans do." Andy Myers grew up in Oklahoma, received his BFA from the University of
Dallas, and currently resides in Irving.
Carole Pierce returns to her native Dallas and Craighead Green Gallery with
an exciting, transcendent new series of paintings exploring the atmospheric
phenomena of mirage. Her paintings have been consistently inspired by the
sky and changes in weather and light. Pierce's love of the sky result in a
feeling of being in the painting itself and a sensation of the environment.
Her work displays a contemporary edge that relates to minimalism and color
field painting. This body of work holds the quality of mystical beauty and
the unknown. Pierce grew up in Texas observing the giant open skies which has been on
going inspiration since she wad a child. Her process involves applying
multiple layers of color to achieve a quality of light that is both radiant
and vast. Pierce is represented in galleries throughout the United States and is
included in both global and private collections.