CURRENTLY ON VIEW
OPENING RECEPTION - SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 9th | 5 - 8 PM
9.9.2017 - 10.7.2017
JOEY BROCK | FLOW
“Flow”, the coming exhibition of Dallas artist Joey Brock, pulses with the thrill of experimentation. His collage work is a response to the urban landscapes he discovers on his travels; a personal cartography of sorts unified by his own mark making. The inclusive approach to materials allows an atmosphere that is contradistinctive in texture but compelling in its clever understanding of color and form. A viewer might be confronted by a cut photograph altered by a quick swath of aerosol paint that is literally sewn and demarcated by lines of thread and a gesture of oil paint. Brock leans heavily on his intuition to achieve a state of flow for his compositions. He describes this frame of mind with “…the ancient Icelandic word for intuition ‘Innsaei’, referring to ‘the sea within’ which is a borderless nature of our inner world…” By relying on an intuitive practice Brock is able to access a range of mediums and materials to heighten his sense of exploration
Joey Brock is a Dallas-based artist who has shown nationally and was recently featured in the latest edition of “CREATE!” Magazine.
DENISE M. A. BROWN | WINDOWS & DOORS
In her upcoming exhibition “Windows and Doors”, Dallas based artist, Denise M. A. Brown’s work is a welcome reminder of the enduring power of the narrative in contemporary art. For over 30 years, she has made paintings, sculptures and mixed media works that are richly textured in appearance as well as content. Her powerful compositions, draw on myths, folktales, classic literary works, social concepts and her acute observation of the world around her. Brown’s work is a series of layered constructions in which she fleshes out concepts using a variety of unorthodox materials including tar paper, which serves as a surrogate canvas as well as a surface to be painted, etched, and reworked. Her carved wooden surfaces likewise speak to the blurring of drawing, etching, engraving, and sculpture as she demands that each element in her constructions move beyond traditional boundaries towards profound contemplation. Her work is the permanent collections of the Federal Reserve Bank, Museum of South Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, Biblical Art Museum, Texas A&M Stark Museum and Texas Old Jail Art Center.
JAY MAGGIO | SPECIAL PLACES
Craighead Green Gallery welcomes back oil painter Jay Maggio for his new show “Special Places”. Though a longtime resident of Dallas, Maggio is originally from southern Louisiana. The flora of his childhood established his fascination with trees, his favorite painting subject. Maggio finds autobiographic symbolism in his work: “…my paintings are a marriage of my past and my present life - a blend of the big trees of south Louisiana and the big, blue sky and wide-open prairies of north Texas.” While Maggio’s subjects are fixed, his color and paint application techniques entertain an exciting playfulness. A faded blue tree bristles in neon green, rolling fields while another painting exclaims the pastoral bliss of a fall day. His brush strokes show strong resemblance to pointillism applied with the practiced diligence of a tried craftsman.
Jay Maggio gives back to both of his communities in Texas and Louisiana by donating works to multiple non-profit fundraisers.
COMING SOON : HEATHER GORHAM | MARCI CRAWFORD HARNDEN | RAYMOND SAA
CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street Dallas, TX 75207 :: 214.855.0779
M: 12-5 | T-F: 10-5 | Sat: 11-5 | Sun: CLOSED