Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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.