Art

Review: Deborah Ballard

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas May 20-June 16, 2012 Deborah Ballard: Alter Ego is a exhibition of a large number of Ballard figurative works, both in the gallery and in the gorgeous sculpture garden at Valley House Gallery in North Dallas. Cheryl and Kevin Vogel’s gardens have [...]...

The Formative Figure

The human figure remains a persuasive vehicle for the expression of fathomless doubt, hard skepticism, and existential uncertainty about the world. While perhaps something of a straw man argument today, the polemic over the “figurative” and “abstract” in art [...]...

Casting a Wide Net

Ernesto Neto is a contemporary Brazilian artist widely known for spectacularly huge sculptures that invoke adjectives like “seductive” and “glorious” — they’re meant to awaken our primal selves by inviting interaction. “Cuddle on the Tightrope,” currently on view at the Nasher [...]...

Art: Briefly Noted

Sharon Engelstien at Devin Borden Gallery. Houston’s in “so much art, viagra so little time” mode as galleries wrap up their spring seasons with a flurry of s...

Review: David Aylsworth

David Aylsworth, The Reverses Wiped Away Along with their own considerable merits and pleasures, the paintings of David Aylsworth’s current exhibition at Inman Gallery provide a case study in how some artists can find seemingly infinite room to maneuver within a narrow register. Each of the show’s small-to-medium-size paintings answers to the gallery’s [...]...