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 Please join us for the first exhibition ‘Phoenix’ in our new location, at 2650-B Main St in Deep Ellum. As declared back in April, when time was running low at our previous home, this would be the day we re-open. Thanks to the massive amount of people who believed in both our mission and target date, this proclamation is about to become true.

Since Kettle Art opened in 2005 we’ve given countless emerging and established North Texas artists a place to express themselves and show their works without inhibiti…on or restriction. We look forward to continuing this tradition at our new home as well.

Thank you all!

Featured artists for Phoenix include:

Justin Clumpner, Sean Fitzgerald, Carlos Donjuan, Cathey Miller, Judith Lea Perkins, Richard Ross, Patricia Rodriguez, Ryan Thies, Jason Janik, Richard Sharum, Sara Lovas, Derek Rankins, Jennifer Lafleur, Michelle Marie, George Wallace III, Danny Rose, Tyson Summers, Brian Hamm, Brian A Crawford, Corey Godfrey, Mark S Nelson, Cheryl Baker, Cabe Booth, Aralyn McGregor, Amber Campagna, Frank Lopez, Tom Currie, Justin Terveen, Lisa Lindholm, Dan Colcer, Erica Felicella, Clint Scism, Terry Allen, Scott Mankoff, Guy Reynolds, Miguel Aguilar, Jodi VonRotten, Brad Albright and Frank Campagna.

The Part And The Whole

Opening Reception – 3.7.13 7pm-10pm
Show runs through 3.23.13

About the Artist:
Derek Rankins pays homage to his roots in rural Southeastern Kansas. In 2004 he worked as a lab technician for the last remaining Kodachrome processor until which he moved to Texas to pursue a photography career. In 2006, Rankins received his Bachelors in Photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce and began developing his personal work over the next five years. Derek is now pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at the University of North Texas in Denton with an expected graduation date of May 2013.

About the Work:
“The Part and The Whole” is a visual representation of how I interpret my surroundings and how I interact with these parts of culture. It is a comprehensive collection of miscellanea and explores the possible narratives that take place. As I have attempted to visualize the sum of its parts, I have come to see that there is no whole, that the parts are infinitely divisible.