For Immediate Release
Contact: Dr. John Marcucci
RICHARD T. SKURLA
EXPLORATIONS & EXPERIMENTATION
May 1-25, 2019
Haley-Henman at Art on Henderson
1802 McMillan on the corner of Henderson
Dallas, Texas 75206
Gallery hours: 11am to 5 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
And by appointment
Haley-Henman Contemporary Art in collaboration with Art on Henderson proudly presents Richard T. Skurla’s exhibition of paintings and sculptures, titled “Explorations & Experimentations”, as part of a two-person show that features the ink drawings of Todd Camplin.
Mr. Skurla brings abstract expressionism and fauve-like colors together to create explosive imagery of color, shape, line and mass. His process relishes experiments in oil paint, its infinite range of color, vibrancy and textures, and explores the third dimension in sculptures defined as “Volumetrics”. Leaning heavily on the legacy of Jackson Pollock, he raises the question of how we understand abstraction in today’s postmodern context.
For Mr. Skurla, his explorations and experimentations are deeply personal and reflect his spiritual connection to God and the natural world. Each work invites the viewer to make their own connections to the universe and to personalize their own reactions to an abstraction that does not evoke representation of a concrete “thing” reality, but encourages feelings and thoughts, and the play of memories floating in and out of consciousness as we delve into the layers of color. His art does not tell you what to think. In a time when we are flooded with visual images that define the collective approval of style, be it kittens or bunnies, sunsets or ocean waves, Mr. Skurla wants the viewer to define for themselves their own alternative understanding.
Mr. Skurla is a graduate of Texas A&M, with his BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington and a MFA from Stephen F. Austin State University. He attended art workshops and classes at Southern Methodist University’s School of Art and with artists Gregg Kreutz, Wolf Khan, Kevin Macpherson, Ann Templeton, and Bob Rohm. His work is in the corporate collections of JCPenny and Baylor University, and in many private collections. He currently teaches art at colleges and universities in the Waco area and is the owner/director of Silver Maple Gallery.
Art on Henderson is located at the corner of McMillan and Henderson, next to Houndstooth Coffee. There is free parking on the side of the building off McMillan. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops in this lower Greenville Avenue district of East Dallas. Saturday night can get very busy. Valet parking is available. Dart Bus service (#24) is also available. Call/text 214-532-3225 and visit the websites www.haleyhenman.com and www.modmedia.net. ###
Of Intuition And Blindness
April 3-28, 2019
Art on Henderson
1802 McMillan at the corner of Henderson
Dallas, Texas 75205
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 6-8 pm
Conversation: Saturday, April 13 at 3 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, April 27, 2-5 pm
Haley-Henman announces their collaboration with Art on Henderson for Joshua West’s exhibition titled, Of Intuition And Blindness. The artist will be in attendance for a reception on Saturday, April 6 from 6-8 pm. A conversation and a closing reception will be additional opportunities to meet and talk with the artist.
Joshua West says, “The clash of current events in my paintings brings together historic and futuristic references in a sort of orchestral madness. They are visual shorthand for broader topics that intersect my mind. Taking inspiration from the way dreams force our unconscious to confront our deepest fears, each painting weaves a seamless tapestry of visual references, styles and symbols.
Joshua West’s paintings in this exhibition are big and bold. Vibrant color and theatricality entice the viewer to delve into their own intuitive connections to explore changing social landscapes. Joshua West invites “viewers to enter each painting for an open-ended encounter with the beautiful, the emotional and the mysterious.
Art on Henderson is located at 1802 McMillan, Dallas Texas 75206 on the corner of Henderson next to Houndstooth Coffee. For further information, please call/text Haley-Henman at 214-532-3225. ###