Friday, September 24, 2010

Chris Usher "Behind the Velvet Rope" D Magazine Video Interview

Still from D Magazine FrontRow interview with Chris Usher at Rising Gallery.

Check out Peter Simek's video interview with Rising Gallery artist Chris Usher just posted on D Magazine FrontRow! Peter met with Chris last week at the gallery to talk about behind the scenes at the White House and Usher's photography project "Behind the Velvet Rope". Peter did a fantastic job distilling an hour long conversation down to a few memorable minutes. Check it out here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rising Gallery's September exhibition on!!!

The Endorsement, 11.4.00
Pittsburgh, PA -- A neighborhood bar shows its support for Gore a few blocks from a campaign event three days before the election.

THANK YOU to for writing about our upcoming exhibition "Behind the Velvet Rope: Photographs by Chris Usher". In addition to the Opening Reception on Thursday September 16, there will be a Preview Party Wednesday September 15 starting at 6pm, with artist remarks and an informal Q&A beginning at 7pm. All are welcome!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Arts+Culture Magazine September 2010


Our September exhibition, "Behind the Velvet Rope: Photographs by Chris Usher" graces this month's cover of Arts+Culture Magazine.

We have two events next week:
Wednesday September 15th join us to preview the exhibit and talk with the artist. Chris will speak and answer questions in an informal social setting beginning at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm.

Thursday September 16th from 6-9pm we will host an opening reception with Chris in attendance.

All are welcome to both events! See you there

COMMUNITY: drawings by Jim Hastings and paintings by John Skibo

Stop by and view COMMUNITY, on display through October 2, 2010. We had a great turnout for the opening reception event!

JIM HASTINGS is a local artist who has exhibited his work in a variety of venues over the past eleven years. Hastings' work explores relationships - husbands and wives, children and parents, teachers and students, caregivers and the children over whom they watch - the building blocks of community. Hastings incorporates a personal lexicon of symbolism to illustrate the dynamics of people's social interactions with one another at their most instinctual level; conveying love, violence, joy, tragedy, immaturity, and wisdom.

JOHN SKIBO is a Brooklyn-based artist making his Dallas debut here at Rising Gallery. Skibo's series "Change of Context" revolves around the ways in which modern-day organization of housing affects community. When creating his paintings, Skibo reflects on the process of change within an environment, of how environment is recontextualized through building or demolishing structures and how these constant changes to landscape affect community and one's ability to interact with each other in a meaningful and sustained way.