Thursday, February 25, 2010

Collaboration To Expand Art Off Knox

Design Within Reach features artist, Chad Petersen, in a collaborative effort to expand RISING Gallery’s Art Off Knox.

Dallas, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 — Design Within Reach and RISING Gallery announce their next collaborative exhibit, featuring RISING Gallery Artist, Chad Petersen, at Design Within Reach. The opening reception is Wednesday March 10, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from March 10, 2010 – April 22, 2010.

The exhibit will continue to expand Art Off Knox, which promotes the arts around the Knox St. area of Dallas, Texas by bringing businesses together. RISING Gallery will soon launch to keep people informed of upcoming events. “We are very enthused about getting more involved with our neighborhood,” stated RISING Gallery director, Jamie Arendt about the project, “we are constantly working to bring awareness of the arts community here off Knox Street”.

Chad Petersen is an Oklahoma-born painter who moved to the techni-color blunderland of Los Angeles, California to study art and painting at Otis College of Art and Design. He found his earliest influences back in the midwestern plains of Oklahoma, surrounded by endless horizons, and his mother’s hobby store landscape paintings. Petersen’s ideas are often sketched on a computer, with the aid of digital photo and illustration software, and the colors are usually imitated. They are sprayed onto the surface with the aid of a rig on tracks created by the artist to steady his hand as he glides down the length of the acrylic polymer coated panel. The process is part man, part machine, and for the most part, the artist and art never really come in contact with each other. This production process reads as cold and mechanical as it actually is. At first look, one feels drawn in, and seduced by the jubilant candy colors and lazy horizontal compositions. But as the gaze continues, and the viewer approaches the work, optical tension often creates eyestrain and fatigue, and forces the viewer to look away.

Design Within Reach
4524 McKinney Ave., Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-0102

RISING Gallery is located at 4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205 (just off Knox between McKinney and 75). Open Tue-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 12p-4p, or by appointment. Please call 214.634.6262 for additional details, or visit

Closing Reception "Backwater"

The Belmont Features closing reception for RISING Gallery Artist, Benjamin Purvis, in “Backwater”
Dallas, March 2, 2010 — The Belmont Hotel announces a closing reception for "Backwater" featuring RISING Gallery artist Benjamin Purvis. The closing reception is March 2, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

" are things?" Artist Talk

Here are some photos from our opening reception for, " are things?",last Thursday night.

This Saturday we will be having an artist talk at the gallery from 1pm - 3pm. Come join us and here Lloyd speak about his work.

Friday, February 19, 2010

" are things?" Installation

As some of you may have known, last night was the opening reception of Lloyd Lowe Jr.'s solo exhibit, " are things?". We are so thankful for everyone that stopped by and enjoyed the celebration with us. Here are some photos of the installation. Photos from the event coming soon :).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

D Magazine Front Row

Check out this new link:

It has a link to the opening reception of " are things?" being moved to this Thursday, February 18, 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


RESCHEDULED: RISING Gallery Features “So…how are things?”
Opening Reception has been moved from Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm to Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Due to the icy weather we have decided to reschedule Lloyd's opening reception. We hope everyone can make it out next Thursday! Never did we think it would snow on an opening night in TEXAS! We will be open regular hours this weekend and next week so stop by for a sneak peak!