Saturday, January 21, 2017

Crippled Symmetry

4 ; 21 ; 20 ; 22 - each approx 20" square

15 ; 14 ; 18 ; 23 each approx 18x14"

16 ; 17 ; 19 ; 10 - each approx 18x22"

9 ; 8 ; 7 ; 11 - each 26" square

all are oil on canvas with painted wood frame - except #4, it is acrylic on canvas with no frame

spaces open out ~ evolving, shifting, changing ~
subtly and slightly ~ as if responding to your attention ~
the strain between unity and disruption is ceaseless

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Spark Gap

Acid Green Islands; Added Socrates; Depths; Red Shadow ~ acrylic on canvas, each approx 12x16"

Scarab; Swing; Wind's Attention; Strong Wind ~ oil on canvas, each approx 11" square

Froggy; Foxy; Mask 1; Over Dale ~ oil on canvas, each approx 11" square

So that there both was and wasn't an opening
So that there both is and isn't: the space
otherwise occupied, the edges fluttering.

Spark Gap                   Mary Ann Samyn

Monday, November 21, 2016

Canyon Watercolors

solo show @ Slant Gallery in Dallas
November to December 2016

watercolor on paper ~ all approx 13" square

these are 2 dimensional representations of real places ~ to me they are abstract paintings ~ you cannot feel the rocks, sand or breeze nor smell the dirt, water or vegetation

Friday, October 21, 2016

Turbulence

group show @ Small Gallery in Dallas
May to June 2015

Eye of the Storm, Three Coils, Coiled Energy, Two Coils

Twenty Years, Red Coil, Four Corners

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

50 Artists Painting

group show Process to Product @ the Creative Arts Center
March 2015
50 Artists Collaborative Painting acrylic on 10 ft sq canvas
robertmooreartclass ~ students from my Wednesday
am and pm abstract painting classes started on this
canvas in May 2014 and ended 9 months later

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Buoyancy Pony

group show @ Creative Arts Center in Dallas
Oct to Dec 2014

Big Buoyancy Pony 36x52 oil and acrylic on canvas

Buoyancy Ponies small watercolors on paper

Buoyancy Ponies small watercolors on paper

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Val Curry's Universe

2 person show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary
in Dallas from March to May 2014


Val Curry's spiral sculpture of epoxied plastic toys

my painting Hard Workin' John2002-04 oil on redwood
very kind words from val curry ~ thanks so much val

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Grassy Knoll was 50 Years Ago

group show @ Kessler Theatre Oak Cliff/Dallas
Nov to Dec 2013


Grassy Knoll 72x72 acrylic on unprimed canvas

Grassy Knoll Conspiracy 20x36 w/8 watercolors on paper
along w/altered Beatles' songs lyrics on notebook paper

P.T.S.D.

group show @ Plush Gallery in Dallas
Oct to Nov 2010

Big P.T.S.D. 84x96 oil and acrylic on canvas

Counting Sleep 48x72 acrylic on canvas

St Sebastian 29x29 oil and acrylic on canvas 

Little P.T.S.D. 12x20x4 oil on wood

Thursday, April 21, 2016

10:10:10

solo show @ The VAL in LewisvilleTX
Oct to Nov 2010

red snowman 23x30 oil on redwood
red rabbitt 23x23 oil on redwood
growing 23x23 oil on redwood 
green tree 23x23 oil on redwood
789 36x34 oil on redwood
green pea 22x25 oil on redwood

88 snowmen with heads knocked off
oil or acrylic on 88 6x9" redwood blocks

10:10:10 mixed media installation
Christian Vasquez made a video about my opening
night performance

Monday, March 21, 2016

Systems

systems: solo show @ Brazos Gallery Dallas
Jan to Mar 2008

bubbles 24 x 36 oil on canvas 2007
greenland 24 x 36 oil on canvas 2007
paleface 36 x 24 oil on canvas 2007
pocket 36 x 24 oil on canvas 2007
Knot Head 24 x 36 oil on canvas
Liqured Up 24 x 36 oil on canvas




Sunday, February 21, 2016

Manic and Wasted

group show @ Swing Space Lower Manhattan NYC
curated by Randall Garrett ~ Aug to Sep 2006
see more @ manic-and-wasted-james-wagner

video
video of my opening night performance

my sketch for the installation that is in the book Beets,
an empty bank building on Wall Street is sci-fi futuristic, unconventional space that we took as a special challenge, most of the artists were in town for the install. I built the leaning wall for Pedro Velez, duplicating his last exhibit...Donna Huenca, Mariana Saldana, and Jason Villegas had sewing machines and glue guns going 24/7. Part of my performance is finishing the installation, the aluminum screen wall and pipes was working came together when workers brought in heavy dance floor sections and I
was able to use 3 of the sections. I now had a circular flow from floor to ceiling and used my extended sound track to drag out the performance so Mariana can do her speeded up clothes changing while I move in a slow motion juxtaposed across the room from her. Randall and I were sleeping on the roof of Jack the Pelican Gallery in Williamsburg, but when the floors showed up I decided to sleep on top of my art on the wood floors, as the city became quiet, the subway rumbled underneath. Besides Mariana and I, Jason and Donna also performed, and all were incredible. Randall shot the video and Niloo Jalilvand edited.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

White Pintings

group show @ Aqua Art Basel Miami
Dec 2006

swimminwid da fish'is 14x22 oil on canvas
drowning leprechaun page from little puppy travels book
vicious fish'is 16x20 oil on canvas
rabbitt 10x19 oil on canvas
luckee 12x14 oil on canvas
stoppin' to smell 12x14 oil on canvas