Arthur Pena

March 22, 2013, 8:30am

MAKING [IN] DALLAS: Volume 2

Vol. 2: Charles Mayton, The Power Station and the Long Vision

Before I go any further, here is some official literature about The Power Station:

"The Power Station is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for ambitious contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas. Housed in a Power & Light building constructed in 1920, artists are invited to respond to the raw character of the architecture, offering an alternative to the traditional gallery and museum context.

Listed under: Dallas, Q&A

March 15, 2013, 8:30am

Long Plays: Okay Mountain at Mark Moore Gallery

I’ll start with a joke: How many artists does it take to satirize contemporary culture, democratize the collaborative process, vandalize notions of the banal while able to emphasize the importance of drawing within the practice of making?.....9. I learned that one while talking to Okay Mountain co-founder, artist, curator and overall swell guy Nathan Green.

Listed under: Interview

February 26, 2013, 8:30am

A Conversation: B. Wurtz

An afternoon with B. Wurtz is one filled with ruminations on art and life, the relationships between the everyday and the uneventful and your choice between a cheese or hummus sandwich. Wurtz himself is a welcoming spirit with an ever-present eye for the details that make up the world around us. Looking at his work, Wurtz’s meditative hand and delicate nature are overwhelmingly apparent. I can’t help but believe that only Wurtz could have the diligent restraint to caress plastic bags, tin foil pans and other materials that “service/serve us” into objects that challenge the conventions of art history while acting as mirrors to this space/place that we occupy.

Listed under: Interview, Q&A

February 22, 2013, 11:30am

MAKING [in] DALLAS

I’m not gonna say that Dallas has a “burgeoning art scene.” It’s been here and it’s full of artists who are not tied to a specific idea of what it is like to exist in a cultural mecca. There is a shit ton of space: warehouses are being flipped into DIY studios, abandoned buildings are being utilized for performances and pop up group shows and there is a re-introduction of artist run galleries and raw experimental spaces. Top notch venues such as Dallas’ Power Station and Forth Worth Contemporary Arts are bringing in international artists and sparking much needed conversations as well.

Listed under: Dallas, Features

February 07, 2013, 8:30am

Arthur Peña at RE gallery + studio

One of our contributors, Arthur Peña, is having an exhibition at RE Gallery + Studio in Dallas, Texas. The gallery will be hosting an opening reception for the artist Friday, February 8th from 6-10 pm, with an additional viewing/talk Sunday, February 17th from 6-7 pm, and a closing reception Friday, March 1st, from 6-10 pm. If you're in the area stop by! Otherwise, learn a little more about Peña and his exhibition after the jump!

Listed under: Dallas, NAP News

January 17, 2013, 8:30am

We've Got One Question: Daniel Buren

Since 1965 painter Daniel Buren has been covering whatever he can with his colored vertical stripes. Buren has covered everything from canvas, walls, and stairs and even train cars that could be seen while looking out of a window from the Art Institute of Chicago. Yeah, sweet, I know. Buren does this in the effort of forcing us to take notice of our surroundings. He drags painting into your space to interrupt your vision and possibly your day. Buren=stripes=Buren. It’s a palindrome. He’s traded his identity for a symbol; in this case it is an exact 8.7cm wide vertical stripe in the service of painting.

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