Show Offs II

New and Emerging Texas Talent

December 1, 2006 - January 13, 2007
Artist’s Reception: Friday, December 1, 2006 from 5:00-9:00p.m.

Homage to Domestic Familiarity
Dustin Van Orne
Homage to Domestic Familiarity
Jane Eifler - Circles
Jane Eifler
Lane Banks - Untitled 2002.13
Lane Banks
Untitled 2002.13
Jeff Mueller - Nerds Can't Spell
Jeff Mueller
Nerds Can't Spell

Image info: Dustin Van Orne - Homage to Domestic Familiarity Jane Eifler - Circles (listed as Painting 13 on the jpeg) Jerry Cabrera - Verbs (size is not part of the title) Lane Banks - Untitled 2002.13 (listed as 2002.13 on the jpeg) Jeff Mueller - Nerds Can't Spell Tom Hollenback - Double Lines


Lane Banks
Candace Briceno
Jerry Cabrera
William Cannings
Jane Eifler
Mary Emma Hawthorne
Tom Hollenback
Jeff Mueller
Julie Shipp
Charlotte Smith
Dustin van Orne

Show Offs II will open to the public December 1, 2006, and will be on view through January 13, 2007. An opening reception for the artists will be held Friday, December 1, 2006 from 5:00-9:00p.m. ???????

Guest curated by Robert McAn, the exhibition will feature new and emerging artists from across the state of Texas, including artists from Austin, Cedar Creek, Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio. Included in the exhibition- Lane Banks, Candace Briceno, Jerry Cabrera, William Cannings, Jane Eifler, Mary Emma Hawthorne, Tom Hollenback, Jeff Mueller, Julie Shipp, Charlotte Smith, and Dustin van Orne.

Featuring painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, and more, Show Offs II will examine some of the newest techniques and artistic devices being employed by new and emerging Texas artists.

Works in the exhibition range in content and visual representation from the sublime to the absurd. The sublime Titianesque skyscapes of Julie Shipp seemingly hold the viewer in abeyance, searching for the internal source of their glorious illumination. Jeff Mueller on the other hand considers the absurd ramblings of contemporary society, by incorporating in his paintings what he calls "the last uncensored media"-text found in bathroom stalls. In Jerry Cabrera's work the modulations of color and light create a rhythmic a nd dynamic line that pulsates across the picture plane. And if you have ever wondered what it would be like to combine Donald Judd and Dan Flavin-then look no further than the sculptural works of Tom Hollenback. Using florescent plexiglass and steel support structures, Hollenback creates works that, without the aid of electricity, seem to glow from within. Lane Banks black, white, and gray paintings create a sense of tranquility and order, and are a quite retreat from the more rambunctious works in the show. William Canning is the illusionist-he makes the real look fake, or perhaps the fake seem real, as he blurs the lines of perception in his inflated steel sculptures representing everyday objects. Jane Eifler's masterful use of oil on canvas brings to mind the work of Henri Matisse, while maintaining a naiveté of paint-by-numbers. Mary Emma Hawthorne's "Cornell-ish" works take collage and homage to a new level, while Dustin van Orne plays with our senses and sensibilities with his tongue in cheek, yet intellectual sculptures. Candace Briceno's mixed-media sculptures are fanciful re-creations of the natural world, with special attention paid to moss, spores, and wetland species. And lastly, Charlotte Smith's glorious paintings seem to defy gravity as tiny droplets of layered paint fill canvases like stalagmites in Technicolor.

Previous Exhibitions

 BERND HAUSSMANN - RECOLLECT: October 21 - November 25, 2006

 DALTON MARONEY - CROSSINGS: September 9 - October 14, 2006

 Group exhibition - MAN-I-FEST: June 24 - August 5, 2006

 Patrick Kelly - I Want Eye Candy: May 13 - June 11, 2006

 Carol Benson - ATTACHMENTS: April 1 - April 30, 2006

 Cecil Touchon - VISUAL POETRY: February 18 - March 26, 2006

 RANDALL REID & STEVE MURPHY - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: December 2, 2005 – January 14, 2006,

 RICHARD THOMPSON - Mindful Wading: October 22 – November 26, 2005

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - Work by Tarrant County artists: June 25 – August 6, 2005


 KEVIN TOLMAN - PAINTINGS + DRAWINGS: May 14 – June 18, 2005

 SEVAN MELIKYAN - ‘AFTER’ SERIES II: April 2 – May 2, 2005

 A FOCUSED VISION - Group Exhibition: February 11 – March 26, 2005

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - NEW PAINTINGS: December 3, 2004 – January 8, 2005

 J.T. GRANT - BÊTE NOIRE: September 18 – October 23, 2004

 SURFACE - Group Exhibition: June 19 – September 4, 2004

 JUDY YOUNGBLOOD - NEW WORK: May 1 - June 5, 2004

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