a modern art gallery

          HOME EVENTS PRESS LOCATION-CONTACT PORTFOLIOS  
HH-name
press release heading

SUMMER SERIES Group Show 09

BETSY DAVES BASS, DOROTHY CLARKE, CAROLINE COOK,
PIERRE DURAND, BOB JOHNSON, JANE KLEVE, JIM KRAUS,
SHEILA MANN, CHRISTOPHER LEE MARTIN, KAREN PILOTO,
ALAN ROBERTSON, ELISABETH SCHALIJ, JACK SEELY,
JERRY E. SMITH, AND SILVIA THORNTON

JULY 11 - September 12, 2009

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 11, 7-10 pm

DALLAS, Texas (June 4, 2009)-Haley-Henman Gallery is pleased to announce the group show, entitled, Summer Series 09. The exhibition will feature the works of fifteen artists in a variety of media and a diversity of styles. These artists contribute to the gallery's goal of bringing forward the wonderful diversity of our community: Betsy Daves Bass, Dorothy Clarke, Caroline Cook, Pierre Durand, Bob Johnson, Jane Kleve, Jim Kraus, Sheila Mann, Christopher Lee Martin, Karen Piloto, Alan Robertson, Elisabeth Schalij, Jack Seely, Jerry E. Smith, and Silvia Thornton. Spanning sixty years in age, for some of these artists this will be their first show in a gallery, for others, they have received some of the highest accolades in the art world. The Summer Series is an annual venue at the gallery to experiment, to be relaxed in our approach. This exhibition does not strive for balance but rather juxtapositions.

Betsy Daves Bass brings bronze whimsy to human stick figures and animals. Dorothy Clarke recreates mid-century modern prints in two series: one on nursery rhymes and the other about gruesome urban tales. Caroline Cook expresses her gestalt in mixed media paintings. Pierre Durand seeks the unconscious connections in the surreal worlds that unfold in his paintings. Bob Johnson suggests contemplative thoughts of nature by digital technology. Jane Kleve vibrantly paints the portraits of her friend Ken. Jim Kraus composes abstract color fields for your imagination. Sheila Mann prints her struggles and joys as an ode to the tapestry of life. Christopher Lee Martin presents the premier of a mid-century modern technology by his innovative applications. Karen Piloto experiments. Alan Robertson captures our urban aesthetics of architecture by photography. Elisabeth Schalij paints and collages soft watercolor reflections of nature. Jack Seely boldly draws abstract icons. Jerry E. Smith provides Neo-Dadaist humor. And Silvia Thornton melts bee's wax and pigments as foundations to her mixed media works exploring our relationship to trees.

HALEY-HENMAN is located at 2335 Hardwick Street, Dallas, Texas 75208.
From Downtown Dallas, go west over the Trinity River by the Commerce Street Bridge and take the third left onto Hardwick Street which is the cross street that goes to the central post office on I-30.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00pm
and by appointment.