Gallery Report - November 25th, 2016
This Thanksgiving, we should be incredibly thankful for art. As the Pedro the Lion lyric goes, "I can't say it like I can sing it.” A beautiful work of creative expression — whether it's literature, photography, a painting, etc. — can do more to build bridges between opposing perspectives than wasted words of argument. Anyway, let's check out some art and not be afraid of what's disturbing.
Art Glass Ensembles
513 Bolivar St.
Currently featured here is the work of owner Christie Wood, who has assembled a variety of wood-framed stained glass panels.
The Bearded Monk
122 E. McKinney St.
Six eye-popping pieces by Sanford Black currently dominate this craft beer haven's art wall.
Brick Haus Art Collective
215 S. Woodrow Ln
In collaboration with the Greater Denton Arts Council, Brick Haus is currently displaying a piñata-like billboard created by Giovanni Valderas. His creations resemble real estate signs as a statement on gentrification taking over poor neighborhoods. Conspicous Craft will be on display until December 4th.
The Chestnut Tree
107 W. Hickory Street
These walls currently feature the watercolor paintings of local artist Jo Williams. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view of the award-winning Williams's work spanning the past decade.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
The vibrant works of Yun Jung "YunI" Lee are currently on display in the Gough Gallery. Lee was born in South Korea before arriving in America where she earned a BA in Art and Performance from UTD and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at UNT. Colors, patterns, and the overlapping spaces between different cultures are the focus of her work. Check out her portfolio at yunjunglee.com. This exhibit will be open until December 16th.
Comic books may be for popular consumption, but that absolutely doesn't discredit their value as artwork. Greater Denton Arts Council presents an interactive exhibition that proudly celebrates independent artists and graphic novelists. There will also be work from the greats such as Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. A $5 special exhibition admission (Free for GDAC members and current students) will allow viewers to get a behind-the-scenes look at how comic superheroes are created.
Zines are vital in a DIY culture. Works of Randy Guthmiller presents the works of an artist and educator who founded the Dallas Zine Party and Shape Zines. The former is an annual celebration of zines, and the latter is a publishing house dedicated to micro-publications. The works are featured in the Festival Hall with no charge for admission until December 8th.
Mulberry Street Cantina
110 W Mulberry St.
This trivia and margarita hotspot has amazing pyrography by Jeremy Sale depicting baseball heros, and paintings from Light and Orbock Art.
Murchison Performing Arts Center
2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton, TX 76266
Here lies the other half of Giovanni Valderas' work in Conspicuous Craft. The Murchison is hosting Valderas' mixed media work that reflects his Latino heritage and thoughts on gentrification.
901 Ave. C, Ste 101
tAd is a not-for-profit artist-run space that is open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm, located inside the Bowllery. Current exhibitions include Traces of the Others as part of their Outskirts: Bodies, Places, & Identities series, a project that explores politics and women's issues as told by artists from diverse backgrounds.
Taps & Caps
505 W. Hickory Street
This is one of the newest homes to artists and musicians. Currently featured is a set of photos printed on wood that sell as low as $20 a piece. Stop to consider a piece of art the next time you get a growler filled here.
UNT on the Square
109 Elm St.
A UNT faculty and staff exhibition launched this week in both UNT on the Square and the UNT art gallery. Stop in sometime to see the latest work by college art educators.
UNT Union Gallery
Student Union Building (2nd floor)
1155 Union Cir
The Union Gallery is currently displaying the heartfelt Take Me Home series by Nickolai Lanier. There will be a reception for Lanier's B.F.A. exhibition on November 4th from 5pm - 7pm. His works will be viewable until Nov. 17.
1314 W. Hickory
Nascent is a partnership between local printmakers and the non-profit Bricks to Boardroom, Inc. Proceeds from this show go toward helping women in need get back on their feet with clothing donations and career enhancement classes. Closing reception will be November 18th from 6pm - 8pm.
West Oak Coffee Bar
114 West Oak. ST
The back wall currently features Zach Weber, an environmental scientist who discovered a passion for photography. Weber is self-taught, but has been shooting for the past 4 years. Check out his natural light lifestyle photography the next time you get a cup of joe at West Oak.
On the main wall you'll find acrylic paintings by David Wilson, who has been a pastor for more than 20 years. Wilson paints to relax and gain perspective on the life surrounding him. His current work is Inspired by Dutch theologian Cornelius Van Til's take on worldview that was coined "The Creator/Creature distinction".
Header image design by Jason Lee