Dallas Observer on Frank Jones in Margins Beyond: Self Taught
"Murray Smither went into the prison in Huntsville not knowing what to expect. But the art appraiser knew the surroundings wellhe was born and raised in the city about an hour north of Houstonand he was in good company. His friends, faculty at Sam Houston State University, had been called in to judge a prison art competition and invited him to join. The year was 1964." Read the rest in the Dallas Observer. Dallas Observer article
Frank Jones, Devil House (detail), 1967-69, pencil
The Lay of the Land: interview on ModernDallas.net
KHFA's Giovanni Valderas takes ModernDallas.net's Jeff Levine on a video tour of Frances Bagley's installation The Lay of the Land, currently on display in our main gallery. View the video at ModernDallas.net
Bagley: "an opening for the ages"
Rick Brettell attended The Lay of the Land opening for the Dallas Morning News and describes it as "a historic opening, one that will not happen again soon in any gallery in the city. It was, in many ways, an appreciation, a kind of group act of adoration for the artist herselfnot only her art, but her activism, commitment, and involvement in a community." Read the article at DallasNews.com
Wanderlust opens at Art League Houston
KHFA artist Erin Stafford debuts new work this month at Art League Houston. Wanderlust features an installation of five identical View-Master stereoscopes, each revealing a uniquely layered three-dimensional photograph that the artist made using pre-existing View-Master imagery, relating to themes of travel, religion, storybook narratives and culture. Inspired by ideas of nostalgia and fantasy, the works in this exhibition propose new ways of engaging with historical material, and expand upon the artist's exploration with combining the social graces and ritualistic propriety from bygone eras with philistine sensibilities, revealing personal desires in the form of visual delight. Wanderlust is on view until January 15.
Terry Maker's intervention
The Denver Post recently discussed KHFA artist Terry Maker's new exhibit, Time Release, at the Fulginiti Pavilion GalleryAnschutz Medical Campus in Denver, on view until February 16. Notes Ray Mark Rinaldi, "by super-sizing pills, Maker glorifies them. They have a larger-than-life role in our routines, and she points out their abilities to make out bodies better. But these pills, of course, are too hard to swallow, and that invites us to look at their limits, at issues of dependency and necessity."
Ann Wood's Curtain Call at AMSET
Read Glasstire's visual account of KHFA artist's Ann Woods installation at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont (AMSET). "Citing Baroque and Rococo influences, Wood creates contemporary work that evokes the theatricality of Rubens and the ornamentality and soft colors of eighteenth-century French salons." Follow the links below to the Glasstire article and to a short video documentary of the installation produced by McKeel Productions of Houston for AMSET. Glasstire article AMSET video documentary
The Nest (detail) from Curtain Call
Welcome Benito Huerta
Benito Huerta is the newest artist in our roster, and is currently preparing for a one-person exhibit at KHFA next month. Huerta received a BFA from the University of Houston and his MA from New Mexico State University. He was co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas art journal. He is a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.
Apart from his October show at our gallery, Huerta has an April 2017 one-man show coming to the Cole Art Center at Stephen F. Austin University, and has work appearing now or very soon in 8 group shows. Upcoming curatorial efforts include exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago), the Houston Museum of African American Culture, and others. Benito Huerta artist page
Spirits to Watch Over Me, 2008, oil on velvet, stainless steel and wood, 110" x 70"
Cutie and the Boxer takes home an Emmy
The Academy Award-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Both are KHFA artists.
Cutie won in the Best Documentary category in last week's Emmys. Filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling also won the Directing Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Congrats to all!
Delabano featured in book on found art
The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, upcoming from Texas A&M University Press, will feature an interview with KHFA's Martin Delabano. In the book, more than sixty artists reflect on topics from formative influences and inspirations to their common engagement with found materials. The Art of Found Objects
Newsum in Houston
Now and Forever: The Art of Floyd Newsum opens September 17 and runs through November 3 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. KHFA artist Newsum creates "thought-provoking environments project strong and vibrant colors with lots of energy, invoking a wide range of viewer emotions. His work at its best with subject matter that centers on political statements, world events and cultural climates, presenting us with spiritual and philosophical challenges."
Newsum will also have a piece included in the inaugural exhibition at the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture later this month. Congratulations, Floyd! Now and Forever: The Art of Floyd Newsum
Art+Seek interview of Donjuan
From the program: "He's an Oak Cliff graffiti artist who moved into acrylic paintings and watercolors. Carlos Donjuan's artworkswith their haunting masked figureshave been seen in Milan, San Francisco and Barcelona, bought by Cheech Marin, and have been printed up in national magazines. But from painting colorful murals to building masks, Donjuan has continued to draw on his Mexican-American background." Listen to the interview
Carlos Donjuan wearing a Cowboys cap and one of his self-made masks
Oldham at Lazy Susan
Read Dayna Evans's review in New York Magazine's The Cut, of KHFA's Keri Oldham's recent show at Lazy Susan Gallery. Oldham presented watercolor-and-graphite paintings in a show called BLOOD BANNER. Writes Evans, "With an emphasis on rich colors and the inclusion of interesting fashions and wallpaper, Oldham's paintings feel simultaneously mythical and modern." Read the article
Our current drawing exhibition, Slipstream, has received some attention in the press. Glasstire describes the show's "humanism that is tender, nuanced, and poetic." Moderndallas.net takes us on a tour of the show and speaks with KHFA's Giovanni Valderas. See both, and download the Slipstream catalog here: Glasstire article Moderndallas.net video Slipstream catalog
KHFA at DAF 2016
Join us at the 2016 Dallas Art Fair as we debut new works from Alejandro Diaz-Ayala and Matt Manalo, and exemplar works from Bert Long, Matthew Bourbon, Keri Oldham and Roger Winter. Dallas Art Fair
Pushing Boundaries at SITE131
On Saturday, January 30, 6:00-9:00 pm, the new nonprofit artspace SITE131 pairs artists Paul Kremer and KHFA's own Eduardo Portillo. The exhibition, Pushing Boundaries, presents the explosive, room-sized, hard-edge abstractions of Paul Kremer juxtaposed with the secretive, romantic subtleties of Eduardo Portillo.
SITE131 presents new art from America and abroad side-by-side with new works by Texas artists. SITE131
Hardest working man in Neo-Dadaism
Once again, tireless Ushio Shinohara takes to the canvas, this time at his recent DMA performance, the evening before his KHFA Pop Up with wife Noriko. The performance followed Ushio's participation in the International Pop Artist Panel, where he discussed the multiple narratives of Pop art and his contributions to the movement. Watch the video
Read this article in Art&Seek about KHFA's Keri Oldham's Field Projects gallery in New York. "Yeah, it is small," says a smiling Oldham, "but you know, it's actually a really fun space to work with. And when we have our openings, they're crammed. It's wall-to-wall people." Art&Seek
Missed Keri Odlham's Labyrinth reception? Check out the podcast review by local artists Rachel and Ryan Rushing of "Art Funk: a podcast by artists about art in Dallas." Tour Labyrinth and also The Devil Within and Without with Rachel and Ryan! Art Funk
This side of paradise
KHFA's Bryan Florentin is part of a show in Houston, This Side of Paradise: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists, curated by Catherine Anspon. The show runs in two locations, FotoFest at Silver Street Studios and the Houston Center for Photography, through November 14. This Side of Paradise
On the two current exhibitions at KHFA, Dallas Observer's Jeremy Hallock reflects how "every artist struggles to reach certain milestones, but viewers aren't always offered a glimpse of the journey. Of the two solo exhibitions at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, one focuses on the creative process; the other allows viewers to see an artist transition from organizing chaos to using a simpler, more straightforward approach." Read the review
If you missed the Shinoharas' opening reception in March, you can still see Ushio Shinohara's performance. Ushio produced a large format boxing painting on site at the reception. Enjoy! View the video
Ushio at Tate Modern
KHFA artist Ushio Shinohara's artwork will be featured in the highly-anticipated The World Goes Pop at the Tate Modern this September through January. He is currently part of International Pop at the Walker Center, which will open October 11 at the Dallas Museum of Art. The World Goes Pop International Pop at DMA
You Activate This Space, 2014, 42 interactive backlit LED panels, University Health System, San Antonio
Ushio at Walker
Ushio Shinohara is part of International Pop at the Walker Art Center, showing through August 29. Shinohara participated in the opening day panel, and was chosen for the "Japan: The Sogetsu Art Center & Tokyo Pop" and "Distribution & Domesticity" sections of the exhibition. International Pop Ushio Shinohara's artist page
Shinohara at the Walker with "Coca Cola Plan" by Robert Rauchenberg (left) and "Coca Cola Plan" by Ushio Shinohara
Shinoharas in Art&Seek
It's 39 degrees in the open-air courtyard behind Kirk Hopper Fine Art. But the 83-year-old artist Ushio Shinohara stands bare-chested. He wears only shorts, goggles and boxing gloves, which his wife, Noriko, has helped strap on him. He soaks the gloves in a bucket of black paint. He warns cameramen away from the 18th-foot long canvas that lines one wall. You're too close, he shouts. "But I don't care!" Read the article and view performance Ushio Shinohara's artist page Noriko Shinohara's artist page
Highlights of Shinohara opening reception
View a slideshow of Cutie and the Boxer in Dallas opening reception and performance. View slideshow
KHFA artist George Schroeder will participate in TEXAS Abstract at the Galveston Arts Center from January 10 through February 22. Schroeder will also be featured in the accompanying book Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary. The exhibition and the book are curated and written by art scholars Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. George Schroeder's artist page
KHFA at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014
SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. KHFA will be participating in SCOPE Miami Beach this year from December 2-7. Participating artists will include Noriko Shinohara, Luke Harnden, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Carlos Donjuan and Sergio Garcia. Stop by and see us in Booth B07!
Stop by to see us at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, September 4-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. We'll be in Booth 104 with work by Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Keri Oldham, Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara, and Ann Wood, among others. More info
East Dallas Gallery Day
East Dallas Gallery Day returns for its third year to kick off the summer for the galleries in Downtown, Deep Ellum and Expo Park on June 14 from 12-8. The first 20 people at each gallery will get a gift bag which includes the official East Dallas Gallery Day t-shirt and other awesome stuff. Special thanks to the event's media sponsor Arts+Culture Magazine as well as the folks at Ben E. Keith, who will be supplying the coldest craft beer to get us through the day. More info
Deep Ellum's Spring Gallery Walk
This Saturday, April 26, we will be open from noon until 8:00 pm for Deep Ellum's Semiannual Gallery Walk featuring KHFA and 16 other galleries in Deep Ellum and Exposition Park. Visit KHFA for a chance to view Eduardo Portillo's solo exhibition Allocated Spaces, featuring colorful works and a site-specific installation that blur the distinction between sculpture and painting. Deep Ellum's Spring Gallery Walk
Sergio in SF
KHFA artist Sergio Garcia opens this month in a solo show at San Francisco gallery White Walls. Featured will be Sergio's distorted tricycles as well as a series of figurative sculpture. Infinite Chapters will run April 12-May 3. Read more Sergio Garcia's artist page
"My painting is tomorrow's painting. Wait and see"
CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Tour participants gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, art installations and very special trips. The March 22 bus tour begins at 12 noon at Holly Johnson Gallery, followed by Kirk Hopper Fine Art and a final stop at Waxahachie's WEBB Gallery. Buy tickets
Bert: Back & Beyond
February 1 marks the anniversary of Bert Long's passing. Deborah Colton Gallery, in conjunction with Kirk Hopper Fine Art, will hold a celebration of Bert's life and work, and a fundraiser for the book Riding the Tiger and the Bert Long Foundation. Join us in Houston on Saturday, February 1, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bert Long's artist page
Riding the Tiger
Florentin takes first prize
KHFA artist Bryan Florentin was awarded first prize in the Assistance League of Houston juried group exhibition. The juror was Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum. At right is an image of Bryan's winning piece. Read more Bryan Florentin's artist page
Record 11.1 (detail)
Carlos Donjuan wins New American Paintings award
KHFA artist Carlos Donjuan has won the Reader's Choice Artist of the Year award from New American Paintings. He was voted on and selected by over 2,000 readers. Congratulations, Carlos! Read more Carlos Donjuan's artist page
Artist talk with Harnden and Donjuan
Join us Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, for an artist talk featuring Carlos Donjuan and Luke Harnden. Harnden will discuss his conceptual multimedia works that incorporate light and space. Donjuan will speak about the meaning of his colorful paintings that relate to the idea of illegal aliens, and will be painting an outdoor mural during the talk.
James Magee in new book
KHFA artist member James Magee is featured in a new book from Thames & Hudson titled Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces. Magee is interviewed and his studio pictured, alongside such artists as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Chuck Close, Robert Irwin and Bill Viola. Read more James Magee's artist page
Announcing a new book on an important American artist
Former Houston Museum of Art curator and noted art writer, Susie Kalil, has begun research on an original book about the life and work of KHFA artist Roger Winter.
Born in Denison, Texas, Winter holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. His works are included in permanent collections at the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum of Art, the McNay Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, among others.
Says Edmund P. Pillsbury, Winter "possesses prodigious gifts as a painter and draughtsman, and his influence, through both his writing and teaching, is of serious consequence." Kirk Hopper Fine Art aims to oversee the completion of a book on Roger Winter and, in order to do so, we are asking for your support. If interested in donating, please visit the Roger Winter Book Fund Page to send a check or donate online. We thank you in advance for your support of such a significant project. Roger Winter's artist page
Roger Winter, Self Portrait, 2013, oil on linen, 38" x 32"
A Look Inside the Life of James Magee
Nasher Sculpture Center Acquires Mine Shaft
Peter and Carol York, longtime friends of Kirk Hopper Fine Art, have recently purchased James Magee's Mine Shaft. First captivated by the piece as it hung in Magee's 2010 exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Yorks shared the same admiration when seeing it for the second time three years later. The Yorks purchased the piece under the agreement that it will ultimately be donated to the sculpture center for its permanent collection. James Magee's artist page
Peter and Carol York with Kirk Hopper
Artist Keri Oldham participates in Boom Town
Boom Town, an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art curated by the Art Foundation, describes the tangle of networkspolitical, economical, geographical, social and historicalthat shape Dallas' current cultural climate. The exhibited work is by a handful of exemplary artists with connections to Dallas whose various modes of expression evince equal parts conflict, anxiety, or refusal. Read more Keri Oldham's artist page
Arts+Culture reviews current show
KHFA's June show is reviewed by Arts+Culture's Kent Boyer: "The three artists' work couldn't be more different, but somehow Kirk Hopper Fine Art always seems to manage disparate artists together in a show that complements all their statements." Arts+Culture article
Installation view of Steel and Light by Michael Christopher Matson
George W. Bush visits Gallery!
Particularly interested in painting, President George W. Bush visits the gallery to view Roger Winter's current exhibition Collages: 1968-2012, Portraits: 2013.
Sick of the Radio paid a visit to KHFA artist Keri Oldham's studio, to check out her "Space for All Endings" series of paintings. Be sure to mark your calendar for Oldham's opening on April 20. Sick of the Radio article
A Valentine for Bert
The Menil Collection in Houston presents a Valentine's Day tribute to KHFA artist Bert L. Long, Jr., on Thursday, February 14, at 7:00 pm. The event features a special screening of an hour-long documentary on the artist's life and art as seen through the eyes of collectors, colleagues, gallerists, and friends, and concludes with a wine reception for the artist. Read more
Donjuan to speak at DMA
Carlos Donjuan, KHFA artist and professor of art at UT Arlington, will participate in a State of the Arts
panel discussion at the Dallas Museum of Art. The ongoing series "explores the creative process and the nature of performance." Event is Thursday, January 24
7:30 pm, Horchow Auditorium. More at DMA site
KHFA at Texas Contemporary
Kirk Hopper Fine Art participated in the second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas, in October 2012. The gallery presented works by Alejandro Diaz Ayala, Karin Broker, Bill Haveron, Vince Jones, Leigh Anne Lester, Terry Maker, Keri Oldham, and Roger Winter.
Haveron and Hopper visit Magee at The Hill
KHFA artist Bill Haveron and gallery owner Kirk Hopper paid a visit to James Magee at The Hill. For more than a quarter of a century, the American artist, James Magee, has been engaged in a massive, largely secret, almost solitary endeavor in the vast plains of West Texas. On 2,000 acres of desert land in Cornudas, 70 miles east of El Paso, James Magee has designed and built four identical buildings connected by causeways, a product of one man's inﬁnite patience and unimaginable labor. To The Hill and Back: Meeting James Magee, by Kayla Ray The Hill of James Magee
Left to right: Bill Haveron, James Magee, Kirk Hopper
Bogdan Perzyński to show at Virtual Borders
Bogdan Perzyński, who will be showing later this month in our Noted space, is participating in an ongoing project with different stations, the first station being Feste Dilsberg, an old German castle-ruin from medieval times. This first presentation invited artists from different parts of the world to participate, asking the artists to send videos, animations, and sounds that are connected to the theme of the concept: borders as nonflexible barriers that restrain and give the illusion of keeping us out of harm's way.
Bogdan Perzyński, All at the same time, piano, flags, steel, archival boxes, shelves, trees, recorded sound, 1991
East Dallas Gallery Day
KHFA is participating in East Dallas Gallery Day, a summer kick off event by nine established galleries located in the neighborhoods of Deep Ellum and Expo Park. The event will take place on June 16, 2012 from 12-9 pm. From 12-3 pm, gallery goers can grab a bite from Dallas' finest food trucks, open for business in front of the galleries. All participating galleries will serve complimentary ice cold beverages, including Brooklyn Lager courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. There will also be 30 gift bags at each gallery including the official East Dallas Gallery Day t-shirt. Event poster
长期以来，AJ爱好者、当代艺术家Sergio Garcia以火药作为材料创造出一系列的AJ艺术品给人呈现一种"热"的风格。在MJ的引导下，他诞生一个将AJ于时尚相结合的灵感，用火药做 pop-art Warhol风格的图案。Sergio Garcia先是重点做出了AJ3这双与他有着千丝万缕联系的鞋子的图案，但是"热"这个风格则在他其他鞋子上有更多的表现 Read the blog
Congrats to Sergio for international sales
"Heat" prints have gone multi-continental with orders coming in from Canada, Australia and Belgium (in Flemish, the "gunpowder shoes" are known as buskruit tennisschoenen). Order your own here.
Heat: Silver 3, gunpowder and ink on paper, 15" x 20", 2012
Heating up with Sergio
Sergio the G talks about his series of "Heat" prints, part of his current show at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, in this video by Jun Kang.