Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gallery Openings This Past Saturday

Although I got down the design district late last Saturday, I did happen to snag some photos at Craighead-Green Gallery. Samuel Lynn, Conduit, Holly Johnson, Marty Walker,and Cameron had openings as well. I will hopefully have some photos up of their new shows sometime this week.

Erykah Badu

There is some controversy arising in Dallas over the new Erykah Badu music video for her song, "Window Seat". It seems that some people are not too excited about her getting down to nothing but her birthday suit in the middle of the street in downtown Dallas, TX.

We can't help it, we love her. The music video is in true Erykah Badu style. Only she could look as strong and powerful as shes does while taking her clothes off in front of complete strangers in her home city. We also love the song.

If you love Erykah as much as we do, we have a piece at the gallery by one of our artists, Debbie Klein, with the words New Amerykah on it and signed by Ms. Badu. 15% of the sale will go to The Space which is supported by Erykah.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pints for Paint

Last night we headed our for a fun filled night of beer tasting and pizza eating at Eno's Pub in Oak Cliff where an event was taking place called, "Pints for Paint". There was a small donation at the door that went to fund the paint supplies needed for the mural project in Oak Cliff. We were happy to be a part of the event and truly enjoyed the surprise karaokeing skills of many of our fellow art supporters. I am sure we will be headed back to Eno's soon for some truffle oil and parmesan cheese cheesy bread. We also discovered our new favorite local brand of cider which will go very well with the summer heat we know is coming.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Works By Chris Panatier and Kathleen Wilke


Dallas, April 30, 2010 — RISING Gallery announces its next exhibition featuring the works of Chris Panatier and Kathleen Wilke. The opening reception will be held April 30, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from April 30 – June 5, 2010.

“In a world that seems to be swirling with any combination of catastrophe, deception, politics, war, and uncertainty a moment of truth is like a shelter you can always rely on,” states Panatier. This statement fully explains Panatier’s most recent series titled, “Love Them Now, Always”. Panatier finds moments of “truth” human facial expressions. Like a snap shot photo, Panatier’s oil paintings on wood panel display the emotion that can be seen in a human face through a candid moment.

Like Panatier’s work Wilke’s work also focuses on capturing a moment. “My work captures unique moments that only could be achieved with the magic water creates, the model’s effortless buoyancy, and the play of light and reflection,” explains Wilke. Unlike Panatier’s work, Wilke controls some elements of the moments she creates while letting nature take over the rest. Through her lens she creates moments that seem to be lost in time and cause the viewer to want to search for a moment in their life that could relate to her photographs.

In addition to the exhibition, Chris Panatier will be creating a painting on one of the Rising Gallery walls. This painting will be a temporary installation that will grace the walls presence only during the show dates. Like a moment in time, it will appear, only to disappear almost just as quickly. Be sure to come by and see the work as it will not be permanent and will only be viewable during the show dates.

RISING Gallery is located at 4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205, just off Knox between McKinney and 75. Hours are from 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday, 12pm - 6pm

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Free Range"

Come join us tomorrow night, March 19, from 6pm - 9pm for the opening reception of Jennifer Moreman's solo exhibit, "Free Range". Can't wait to see you here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Armory, Fountain, and Scope

This past weekend I went to The Big Apple to play in the amazing art festivities. Four art fairs and a little bit of champagne later I felt extremely inspired, and my feet told me to take a little rest. The Armory show was truly wonderful. I went on Saturday and it was packed, the booths were buzzing, and everyone seemed in good spirits. The weather could not have been better for the events. The entire weekend was sunny with a high of 50 degrees! The New Yorker's were out and everyone was happy to be in the city. On top of the Armory Show I went to Scope, Volta, Fountain, and a variety of smaller shows and just galleries in general. Here are some photos I took while wandering through the city. I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Esteem Fashion Show

Yesterday I attended the Esteem Fashion Show. The event was the newest of The Elisa Project – it is a celebration of positive body image that was held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. "The Elisa Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through awareness, information, education, support, and advocacy. The Elisa Project was founded in 1999 by Rick and Leslie McCall in memory of their daughter Elisa McCall, a vibrant 20-year old college student who suffered with the pain of an eating disorder and ultimately took her own life. She recorded her struggle in a personal journal and its posthumous publication has inspired many in our community to join in combating eating disorders. The McCalls wanted to share the message that recovery from eating disorders is possible and that no one should have to suffer or recover alone."

"By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy".

This information can be found at:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Free Range"

RISING Gallery Features “Free Range”.
Dallas, March 19, 2010 — Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.
The RISING Gallery’s next solo exhibition opens March 19, 2010. Artist Jennifer Moreman brings "Free Range" to the gallery at 4631 Insurance Lane in Dallas. The exhibition will run from March 19, 2010 – April 24, 2010.

Working with natural subject matter, Jennifer Moreman, uses multiple, colorful, layers to give her work a new depth. Most of her work is comprised on a smooth solid black background causing her subjects to become more pronounced. The final product is whimsical, psychedelic, and sometimes mysterious.

Moreman starts very loosely with her brush and gradually begins to thicken her paint medium. Using her natural instincts as her guide in the placement of colors and brush strokes she builds color strategically. “I’ve always been very interested in my own intuition,” states Jennifer, “I like to see how my inner self can be displayed on the canvas”. What comes out of Moreman’s “inner self” is a series that allows for perspective to be seen in her subject matter using a non-conventional method.

RISING…a gallery is located at 4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205…just off Knox between McKinney and 75. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, Saturday from 11:00am – 4:00pm, or by appointment. Please call 214.634.6262 for additional details, or visit