Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SourGrapes13 Wonder Years Exhibit

Here are just a few images from the SourGrapes opening reception...Thanks to everyone who came and suffered through the heat with us! We promise the air will be much cooler in here for the Nic Noblique show!

Shout out to Loyal K.N.G., Raul Santillan, and Frankie for the photos...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wonder Years: New work by the SourGrapes

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday July 29, 2011

Time: 7p-10p (Artists in attendance)

Exhibition Dates: July 29-August 15, 2011

VIP/Media Preview Night: Thursday July 28, 2011 5p-7:30p

RISING Gallery with FGIIIART, is proud to present “Wonder Years,” a series of new works by The SourGrapes. “Wonder Years” will take you through the collective early years and the evolution of their lives as street artists turned fine artists. The show will feature a few early works by the SourGrapes 13 collective, as well as new works by Carlos Donjuan, Ricardo Oviedo, Artura Donjuan, Miguel Donjuan, Eddie Castro, Isaias Torres, and Emily Donjuan. The intent of the show is to dive into their pasts and show the cultural aspect involved with the collective and how their early influences have affected the growth of their work.

The SourGrapes are coming off a successful graffiti installation at the Dallas Contemporary that showcased works that paid homage to fellow graffiti artists that have passed away. Most recently they were signed by Neiman Marcus to produce the storefront windows for several of their locations.

The SourGrapes’ Dallas roots and loyalty are the soul of each of the artists. These influences are apparent in their particular styles in their graffiti work and fine art. They have developed a style that is gaining great respect throughout the graffiti and art communities. They have a respected presence throughout the region and their works are being seen more and more throughout the country.

The Sour Grapes graffiti works can be seen throughout Dallas in the numerous public works projects they have contributed to.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ross v Ross

Join RISING next Thursday for the artist reception and official opening of Ross vs Ross at the new RISING location in downtown. RISING will host the works of Ross von Rosenberg, Richard Ross and Dan Gremminger. We hope everyone can make it out. Feel free to stop by the gallery next Wednesday for a sneak peek of the show...
RISING is looking forward to the upcoming May show with Austin's Marcus Payzant. Stay tuned for more on our upcoming show...and remember it will be held at our new location in downtown Dallas!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pierce's Memorandum and Account Book

Pierce’s Memorandum and Account Book: new paintings by Benjamin Pierce

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday January 29, 2011

Time: 5p-9p (Artist in attendance)

Exhibition Dates: January 29-March 5, 2011

RISING Gallery is proud to present new paintings by Benjamin Pierce in the exhibition

Pierce’s Memorandum and Account Book. This is Pierce’s second solo exhibition

in Dallas at RISING Gallery.

After a highly successful show, The Leviathan and the Flea, in St. Louis, MO which featured some 70 pieces, Pierce has focused his attention on this new body of work. Pierce’s Memorandum and Account Book is a visual journal of the past 6 months of his life. He says, “For many, imagination is the only escape from circumstance. For those of us living in a world quick to snuff out wonder and promise, it becomes necessary to create those things for ourselves.”

Ben’s paintings, acrylic and collaged works on wood panel, welcome us into the resolutions of his surroundings. He strongly believes in the importance of the viewer to be able to find personal significance within each piece: “I hope that when you see a piece of mine, it instantly takes you back to a specific experience, good or bad, back to that person you had a crush on but never mustered up the courage to talk to, the person who broke your heart, the day when nothing could possibly go wrong, the day when nothing went right.