HCG Gallery | Dallas Texas | Circa 2010
For a number of years this was the website for the HCG Gallery, located in Dallas Texas.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages offering just a glimpse of what visitors could expect to find regarding the gallery's artists and shows.
1130 Dragon Street
Suite 190 (off Howell)
Dallas Texas 75207
HCG Gallery currently represents the following artists:
Work by HCG artist Adriana Carvalho has been selected for inclusion in an exhibition at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., alongside artists Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and David Hockney. The show, titled "Under the Influence of Fashion and Finance," will be on display until December 2010.
|Delabano Receives Distinguished Texas Artist Award
Martin Delabano has been selected by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center as its 2010 Distinguished Texas Artist. An exhibition of Martin's work will be on display at the Center in September and October, with a reception Saturday, September 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The pieces included in this mixed-media exhibition feature textural assemblages of hundreds of found objects. "Layered, stacked and packed into the frame, life's discarded minutiae coalesce into a singular narrative. It's abstract, yet deliberate; full, but not chaotic. The overall effect is one of abundance, of visual wealth," says art historian Elizabeth Delaney of Delabano's artwork.
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendry Street. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
|Bert the Film
"Bert," a production of Just Right Films, will have its Dallas premiere at The Mac on August 6 at 7:00 pm. The event is sponsored by The Mac and HCG Gallery.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is located at 3120 McKinney Avenue. Call 214-953-1212 for more information.
"My Loving Wife," acrylic on canvas with paper, 53" x 29"
Ann Carrington, famous for her sequined portraits of the queen and her frilly and fringed denim works (which landed her in the Levi Strauss collection) is to exhibit in a solo show at HCG Gallery in 2011. For a preview of works to come you can catch a glimpse of her this fall in a group show with artists Roberta Harris and Miru Kim. You can currently tune into the Bravo Network to see her and her art on the television show N9ne by Design.
|Brazilian Artist Rosane Volchan O'Conor Debuts New Wall Installation at the Pearl Museum
O'Conor's creations reflect a lifelong fascination with biology, music, and the rhythms of the natural world. This focus is clearly portrayed in her colorful and biological monoprints and organic wall installations, with their free-floating ecosystems featuring microorganisms and cellular structures from land, sea, and the human form.
Installation in progress
|Diaz Wins Kobes Prize
HCG's Alejandro Diaz was the recipient of a cash prize awarded by the Kobes Arts Foundation at the Dallas Contemporary's WISH! auction this past Saturday. Dia z is currently creating art for his first solo show at HCG Gallery, tentatively scheduled for February 2011. If you would like to stay updated on the progress of work, please send an email to the gallery with "Alex Diaz" as the subject and you will periodically receive previews of the art before the exhibit opens.
"What I Was Becoming"
Oil and acrylic on canvas
40" x 29"
|Bert Long at the Jung Center in Houston
Houston art scene fixture Bert Long presents 18 new pieces at the Jung Center based on The Red Book, Carl Jung's personal art journal. Jung's artwork was based largely on the symbolism of dreams, and Long mines his own personal unconscious for this show, incorporating elements evocative of Jung's personal style. Many of Long's works utilize collage; assemblages of objects with paintings. Long's work shows at the Jung Center April 17-May 28, 2010.
Stay tuned for more on Long's The Red Book, coming to HCG in July. Also see the Dallas premiere of Riding the Tiger (see story below) at the Dallas Video Festival this summer.
From the Jung Center exhibition
|Cheech Marin Visits HCG Gallery
Cheech Marin, who holds one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States, paid a visit to HCG to view works by Carlos Donjuan, purchasing artwork for his traveling exhibitions.
Marin with HCG artists
|It's Not Dry Yet
Few modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting. Unless, of course, it is the belief that abstract and representational painting are oil and water, never to meet as one. Actually, the two notions are related.
"Loddie," by Michael Williams, 2007
|Former Kimbell Director Edmund Pillsbury Dies
Edmund Pillsbury, who turned Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum into a world-renowned institution during his 18 years as director, has died. He was 66.
"Ted was one of the greatest museum directors of his generation, and his impact on the Kimbell Museum of Art is immeasurable," Eric Lee, the Kimbell's current director, said in a statement Friday. "As a connoisseur, Ted had an unerring eye and consistently made brilliant acquisitions. Many of the exhibitions he brought to the Kimbell in the 1980s and 1990s are remembered and discussed to this day. I have tremendous admiration for Ted's achievements at the Kimbell and am honored and humbled to follow in his footsteps."
|Director Kayla Brown speaks to Arts+Culture
Why did you decide Christopher Ciccone's art was of merit?
Apart from his affiliation from his sister, what will people find intriguing about Ciccone's technique(s) and sensibility?
How does his affiliation with Madonna as dancer and videographer figure into your decision to show his work?
People would be talking about this show even if they didn't have any idea who the artist is related to. When you walk into the gallery and see projected onto the wall a very ironic, techno affectation of Dolly Parton's rendition of "Peace Train," which Cat Stevens originally wrote . . . how could you not be intrigued?
Christopher Ciccone (center) with HCG owner Kirk Hopper and director Kayla Brown
|Sergio Garcia Wins Big at Celebrate Texas Art 2010
Our own Sergio Garcia (the "G") took the First Place award of $5,000 at the Assistance League of Houston's Celebrate Texas Art 2010 exhibition. The show was juried by John Zarobell, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Celebrate Texas Art 2010 runs January 14 to February 19 at Williams Tower Gallery in Houston. Congratulations, Sergio!
Its not always easy to tell whats real and whats fabricated, 42" by 50" tall
|Charge it, Point it, Zoom it, Click it
Check out "Lens Master," Bishop in the latest issue of Dallas Modern Luxury
Cowboy with Camera, Pueblo, Colo., capture date 1970, print date 2009, 49" x 74", photographic print
|Sam Scott Honorary Artist 2010
Sam Scott's canvases embody a vision of "brave beauty" that has motivated him since his youth. Arising from nearly seven decades of life experiences, the paintings invite a dialogue that offers fresh revelations, time over time, to those who are attentive to them.
The Santa Fe Gallery Association's ARTsmart has chosen Sam Scott as the featured artist in their annual ARTfeast, a weekend of artful events combined with sensational savories and drink, the proceeds from which benefit art programs for Santa Fe's youth. Scott will also be working with students at Capital High School and Santa Fe High School.
|Bert Long Video Documents Ike
See the video
Hell and High Water: Bolivar After Ike, color video, 8:14 min
|Carvalho Interview in The Lead
"The Developed World: Adriana Carvalho Juxtaposes Women and Work" spotlights the Brazilian-born and Miami Beach-based artist's latest body of work: dresses shaped out of metal pieces such as tin can lids and pop-tops, and elaborate corsets and ball gown-like sculptures made of ironic materials.
|Yui Kugimiya Work Online at MoMA
One of the four artists in the current show at HCG Gallery, Command, Shift, Tab, Return, Delete, Yui Kugimiya's video work is also part of the Museum of Modern Art's digital archives.
The Love Story, video (color, sound), 2:22 min
|Ansen Seale at Land Heritage Institute
More photos of "The Corn Crib"
HCG's Carlos Donjuan is showing works at the Victoria Museum in Victoria Texas, from October 22 to November 22, after which the works will travel toThe Station Museum in Houston.
|Christopher Ciccone on for February
Director Kayla Brown and Christopher Ciccone finalize plans for an exhibition of the artist's work. Christopher will show photos, drawings, paintings and video works at his one-person show in February 2010 at HCG Gallery.
|McCullough at Picnic in the Park
|Artadia Award Winner Floyd Newsum
Ghost Series Sirigu, "Janie's Apron"
|Carvalho's Quinceanera at Chicago's Columbia College
For young Latino girls, the Quinceanera is one of the most important moments in their youth. "Layer Cake: Tales from a Quinceanera" explores this coming out ritual in all its tension, delight, embarrassment, desire, joy, pride, confusion and beauty. Adriana Carvalho's one-woman show at Columbia College's C33 Gallery runs September 8 to October 28.
|Carlos Donjuan Part of Marin Collection
Two paintings by HCG artist Carlos Donjuan have been acquired by the prestigious Cheech Marin collection. Cheech Marin holds one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States. Carlos' work can be seen at HCG Gallery and as part of a group show this August at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.
|Roberta Harris to Join HCG Gallery
Online interview with Roberta Harris on iliveindallas.com
"Charlie's Angels," 2007, 48" x 60", oil and mixed media on canvas
Brazilian Artist Rosane Volchan O'Conor will be showing Linhas Sinapticas—a new series of monoprints and wall installations—at the Centro Cultural dos Correios in Rio de Janeiro from August 12 till September 13, 2009. Rosa has been selected as a 2009 Summer Studio Artist atProject Row Houses this summer.
Centro Cultural dos Correios
|". . . inferno of passion as an artist"
A wonderful article was written by Everett Taasevigen about artist Bert Long Jr. The words describe his home, studio space, vegetable garden and accomplishments as an artist. Read the full article on the Glasstire website.
|Burckhardt Named Texas State Artist 2010
|Mural of a Lifetime
Still from "Mural of a Lifetime," video by Brett Coomer, November 2008