Upcoming Exhibitions

Letitia Huckaby: par·ish

On view: 28-May-2020 15-Aug-2020

Letitia Huckaby: par·ish

On view May 28-Aug 15, 2020


Opening reception: June 25, 5:30-7:30pm with an Artist's Talk at 6:30pm


par·ish

/ˈperiSH/

: parish; plural noun: parishes

1  (in the Christian Church) a small administrative district typically having its own church and a priest or pastor."a parish church"

2 (in Louisiana) a territorial division corresponding to a county in other states.


This exhibition draws heavily from Huckaby's series "40 Acres... Gumbo Ya Ya," which consists of images taken in rural Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and framed in vintage embroidery hoops. Also featured are pieces from Huckaby's "Shop Rags" series, and a multi-media quilt titled Mississippi Mud. the exhibition examines the landscape of the rural South, the realities and longings of a neglected culture, and the hopes and dreams passed on to future generations.

Born in Augsburg, Germany, Letitia Huckaby began her artistic career at the age of four, when here parents started her in dance classes. She went on to participate in the prestigious Oklahoma Arts Institute two years in a row. It was this exposure to a variety of other art forms that led her to photography, which she formally persued through a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, followed by a BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston and a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Huckaby has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary, the Galveston Arts Center, Renaissance Fine Art in Harlem curated by Deborah Willis, PhD, the McKenna Museum in New Orleans, the Camden Palace Hotel in Cork City, Ireland, the Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum and now the Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna, Austria. Her work is included in many prestigious collections. Huckaby resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband, fellow artist Sedrick Huckaby, and their children.


Thumbnail: Letitia Huckaby, Sharecroppers Duplex, 2017, pigment print on fabric with vintage embroidery hoop. Courtesy of the Artist.


Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)

On view: 03-Sep-2020 21-Nov-2020

Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)

On view September 3-Nov 21, 2020

This exhibition was organized by independent curator Annemarie Sawkins.

Opening reception Thursday, September 3, 5:30-7:30pm with Gallery Talk at 6:30pm

Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints and several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. Artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869–1927) came of age in the Meji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization when Japan was opened to world trade after more than two hundred years of relative isolation. Kōgyo specialized in depictions of Noh Theater, a classical art form which until then had primarily been enjoyed by social elites. This changed at the end of the 19th century, however, when Noh Theater expanded in popularity and was embraced by the middle class. Kōgyo’s numerous paintings were translated into series of woodblock prints, including Pictures of Noh (1897–1902), One Hundred Noh Dramas (1922–1926), and Encyclopedia of Noh plays, (1925–1930).


Image: Tsukioka Kogyo, Kumasaka (Kumasaka the Robber) from Nogaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Dramas), 1922-1926. Woodblock print.

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

On view: 03-Sep-2020 21-Nov-2020

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

On view September 3-Nov 21, 2020

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence was organized by the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandra, Louisiana.

Opening reception Thursday, November 5, 5:30-7:30pm with a special Gallery Talk by Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh at 6:30

This award-winning exhibition from the Alexandra Museum of Art's permanent collection features work from the later years of innovative Jewish artist Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012). As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced into hiding during the city's Nazi occupation from 1942-1944. Tobiasse's work - influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and modern primitivism - explores themes of mythology, biblical stories, exile, and his own past. All of these elements combine to present rich metaphors for the 20th century. His mix of techiques and mediums brings a rich and colorful emotional quality to these later works.

Programming with this exhibition will include a Jewish film series, lectures on Jewish holidays and symbolism, and a presentation by the son of Holocaust survivors, dates TBA.

Image: Theo Tobiasse, America, 1986, limited edition lithograph on paper. 

William Dunlap: TBA

On view: 10-Dec-2020 06-Feb-2021

William Dunlap: TBA
On view Dec 10, 2020 - Feb 6, 2021

Opening reception and artist's talk TBA early December

Mississippi-born William Dunlap is a painter, writer, and arts advocate and commentator. Dunlap combines memories of real places to create imagined, but convincing, images of farms, rolling hills, and marshes populated by barns, old buildings, and farm dogs. The realistically-rendered landscapes are punctuated by purposeful paint drips, visible brushstrokes, and even text - creating a sense of surrealism the artist refers to as "Hypothetical Realism". Other works are purely allegorical and feature visual poetry through unusual juxtapositions and manipulation of the picture plane. Some of Dunlap's artworks take on the third dimension, incorporating natural and found objects and encouraging viewers to look from multiple angles and perspectives. 

William Dunlap's artwork is featured in esteemed collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and many more. Has published several art books and is also the author of Short Mean Fiction (2016), a collection of 15 short stories with sketchbook excerpts.

More details coming soon!