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In Bloom

April showers bring May flowers.
That is what they say.
“In Bloom” blossoms for three fun weeks
Opening this Friday, May 22nd at 7:00pm.

Join us for a first look at our walls “In Bloom” at the opening reception this Friday, May 22, 7-10pm.

Artists include Brad Albright, Miguel Aguliar, Todd Bot, Tom Curry, George Fowler, Steven Hamilton, Emily Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins, John Irizarry, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Theresa Mangum, Michelle Marie, Salvatore Pacilio, Steve Reeves, Erin Reeves, Jeff Skele, Clint Scism, and Minji Watrous.

Myth America

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Myth America’, a four man show featuring new works by Clint Scism, Justin Clumpner, Johnny Hawkins and special guest Mark S. Nelson. This show explores mythology & legend as interpreted by four American artists, with diverse livelihoods ranging from programmer to teacher, from graphic designer to visual artist.

Open reception: Thursday, April 23, 7:00 – 10:00PM.

Runs through: Saturday May 9.

Admission is free and is open to the public.

Grit

“Grit” celebrates the spirit of Charles Portis’ beloved novel in a group exhibit by North Texas artists featuring diverse works on the theme. This show is in conjunction with the Big-D Reads campaign throughout the month of April in Dallas, Texas.

Artists include: Clay Stinnett, Jeff Skele, Todd Bot, Justin Clumpner, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Lisa Lindholm, Christian Millet, Brad Albright, George Fowler, Minji Watrous, Tom Currie, Paul Pena, Brian Crawford, Steve & Erin Reeves, Nina Harp and Frank Campagna

Big D Reads is a community service project designed to immerse Dallas in a shared reading experience, with a specific focus on ninth-grade Dallas ISD students. The program is under way now and will culminate with a citywide initiative throughout the entire month of April.
Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on one book, including an opening event, a closing event, poetry slams, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, movie screenings, a festival at Klyde Warren Park, and as many other community interactions as budget allows. At the same time, 17,000 books will be distributed to DISD ninth-graders, as well as to DART riders, visitors in hospital waiting rooms, and all branches of the Dallas Public Library.

Fractal Logic 2

Texas native sculptor, long-time Dallas resident, and prodigal son George Fowler has returned from New York City after matriculating at the New York Academy of Art. His first curatorial endeavor since returning is Kettle Art’s “Fractal Logic 2.” The event features 25 local Texas artists including painters, photographers, and sculptors.

Each artist will create a large mural comprised of at least one dozen smaller canvases, boards, etc. hung edge-to-edge, that when viewed from afar, form one cohesive piece. Each of these individual pieces, numbering over 1,000 works in all, will stand alone as solo pieces. Most are available at under $500.

Participating artists include: Ray Albarez, Brad Albright, Cabe Booth, Chetley Cade, Dan Colcer, Tom Currie, IZK, Daniel Driensky, Hatziel Flores, George Fowler, Jenna Fredde, Kevin Gilmore, Joe Hardy, Scott Horn, Robert Irby, Nick Glenn, Theresa Mangum, Dusty Morre, Jennifer Portz, Erin & Steve Reeves, Richard Ross, Ross von Rosenberg, Tyson Summers, and Minji Watrous.

For The Love Of Kettle 2015

 

“For the Love of Kettle” is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of our year. This one night only, annual fundraiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us 51 weeks a year of eclectic, North Texas based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and twenty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery. Please get here early and grab a place in line, as the doors open at 7:00PM sharp.

For a brief rundown on how this event goes down here is a blog post / review done last year by a gentleman named Bill Chance.http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/

ArtCon Select

 

In November 2014, Kettle Art was asked to preview the art work of Art Con 10 and offered the opportunity to curate a spotlight of artists who have never shown at the gallery before. This exhibit is the result of that sneak peek of talent.
Confirmed are:
Gary Buckner
Alfie Coy
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
Steve Hamilton
Nina Harp
Alison Jardine
Austin McKinney
Richard Rukus
Betty Southerland
Rachel Spire
and Kelly Sulak

Holiday Presence 10

On Thursday, December 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Kettle Art Gallery proudly presents their tenth annual holiday gift show “Holiday Presence 10” featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted gifts made exclusively by local artists. Works by Judith Lea Perkins, Brad Albright, Monica Moody, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Clint Scism, Megan Petasky, Clay Stinnett, Sarah Zamora, Michael Francis, Jody Pham, Cabe Booth, Corey Godfrey, George Wallace III, Michelle Marie, Richard Sharum, Cheryl Baker, Justin Clumpner, Jennifer Lafleur, Brian Crawford, Darlene Schaper, Larry Carrey, Patricia Rodriguez, Nick Glenn, and more will be featured. Most pieces will be available for under $100.00.

Kettle Art Gallery began its mission in 2005; a year that also introduced Art Conspiracy and The Lollipop Shoppe. There must have been something in the air that year as these three preeminent showcases have all evolved into forces with which to be reckoned. From the very beginning, Kettle has maintained two overall objectives: to offer local creatives a place to exhibit; and to rejuvenate the artistic roots of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Throughout the years, Kettle has hosted over 140 exhibitions, in various media, featuring only North Texas artists. This averages out to one show every three weeks, with over $200,000.00 going directly into the pockets of local artists.

Join us during “Holiday Presence 10″ as Kettle enters their tenth year of celebrating the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!

DEEP

 

Kettle Art presents “Deep: Expressions of the Feminine Aura”, opening on November 6, 7:00-10:00pm. This exhibit runs through Saturday, November 22.

“Deep” brings together five female artists with diverse commentaries on the feminine gender, portrayed through a collectively vibrant palette of color and imagery.

Roxanne Mather: “I am a purist when it comes to paint, capturing light with my paint brush and earthy tools. In the fantasy world I create I consider myself a primitive creature from the future and that fantasy is what my body of work encompasses. Greeting earthlings, the Primal Alien has been grounded.”

Corey Godfrey earned a BFA at the University of North Texas in 2008, but has been creating art since she was old enough to teach her siblings how to color on the walls. She is inspired by the soft nature of female sensuality, and accentuates that into her compositions by using craft materials, which are deeply rooted in female history.

Megan Petasky is a 23 year old artist raised in Texas with an immense interest in horror films. Her artwork is a harmony of spindly, macabre, seemingly tormented freaks. After graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, she returned to Dallas where she works as a Visual Development Artist for an animation studio.

Emily Hawkins studied fine arts at the University of North Texas and University of Wisconsin. She has been a professional graphic designer since 2006. “Deep” will be her first gallery show as a featured artist.

Harmony Witte’s watercolors utilize vibrant color and strong themes to present glimpses of an alternate reality. Inspired by environment, pop culture, hallucinations, delusions, and daydreams, this other universe is created in moments of hypomania.

The Sour Grapes Crew

 

For immediate release:

Kettle Art presents “Sour Grapes”, an exhibit featuring internationally acclaimed Oak Cliff artists Arturo Donjuan, Carlos Donjuan, and Miguel Donjuan.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 11, 7-10pm at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main St., Dallas 75226. The exhibit runs through Saturday, September 27, during regular gallery hours and by appointment.

For video of the creation of the large mural on view during this exhibit, visit http://vimeo.com/100362241

For more information, please contact kettleartgallery@gmail.com, or visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501563446756331/?ref=ts&fref=ts

About Sour Grapes

– Established in 2000 in Oak Cliff, Texas, the Sour Grapes Art Collective transitioned from graffiti artists to painters, sculptors, and photographers exhibiting in galleries across the US and Europe.

– Commissioned by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to create the Jefferson Viaduct mural, Spring 2014.

– Presentations by UTA Adjunct Professor Carlos Donjuan include various lecture series hosted by the Dallas Contemporary and the Dallas Museum of Art.

– Works included in the Cheech Marin Collection, of “Cheech and Chong”, comprising the largest private collection of Chicano art in the world.

– Recent collaborations include Red Bull, Nike, Cinelli, Alife, and Fiat.

– National and regional publication mentions include: Juxtapoz, New American Paintings, The Dallas Observer, Dallas News, and D Magazine.

Press:

2014 Sour Grapes: From Street to Studio, University of Texas at San Antonio exhibit: http://utsa.edu/today/2014/06/sourgrapes.html

2014 Jefferson Viaduct mural: http://yourbestsouthwest.dallasnews.com/tag/sour-grapes/

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/07/the_busiest_graffiti_crew_in_a.php

2014 Everyone’s Time Is Their Own, San Francisco exhibit: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/everyones-time-is-their-own-curated-by-gabe-scott-alter-space-sf

2013 Juxtapoz Magazine: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/issue-preview-april-2013-w-ralph-steadman-erik-parker-parra-and-hunter-s-thompson

2013 Sour Grapes: Open Studio: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/03/the_sour_grapes_graffiti_crew.php

http://centraltrack.com/Culture/3746/Sour-Patch/Scenes-From-The-Sour-Grapes-Crews-Open-Studio-on-Saturday

Sour Grapes Mural

Artpocalypse

 

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Artpocalypse’ a four man show featuring works by Richard Ross, Clay Stinnett, Mattson Plummer, and Johnny Hawkins, opening Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00PM.

From Ross’s whimsical, mythology-based social commentary, to Plummer’s graffiti-inspired street art characters, to Stinnett’s humorous pop imagery with a Texas twist, to Hawkins’ depictions of man vs. animal, all four artists are linked through the use of impassioned, thought-provoking symbolism, and are delighted to cross-pollinate their diverse and devoted fan-bases in this dynamic exhibit.

Richard L. Ross formed his artistic voice during the chaos of the early Dallas punk scene. His metanarrative series “The Road to the Store” is based on the Kantian concept that beliefs derive from the question “What can I hope?”, with a symbolic cast of characters portraying the disorder and uncertainty experienced along life’s journey.

Clay Stinnett’s work explores relationships between humorous motifs, pop imagery, and iconography, representing a personal definition of beauty and truth as the synthesis of story-telling, shocking humor, and horror within a post-modern forum.

Mattson Plummer’s latest series focuses on engaging his Dallas and Austin audiences in a scavenger hunt for his works via Instagram. Plummer’s minimal, small-scale works, created in large numbers, comprise an installation of seemingly similar, yet unique, pieces of a whole.

Johnny Hawkins is a graphic designer with a focus on digital design theory that trickles its way into his paintings. Lately, he has been exploring the conflicting interests of animals and men. ARTPOCALYPSE will be his first gallery show as a featured artist.

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