Speaking without words

Posted on 30 Jul 2009 at 5:14pm

By Rich Lopez Staff Writer North Texas’ gay visual artists exercise their freedom of speech — and voice their social activism — through the power of the image ART PROJECT: The falling 8s in Robb Conover’s ‘Requiem for Silence,’ above, imagine the defeat of Proposition 8, while Mark Stokes’ fighting rainbow fist, below, symbolizes a [...]

Artistic uprising

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 6:10pm

By Rich Lopez Staff Writer Three diverse Dallas galleries plan to move you — one way or another Art is supposed to be moving. It can be boring or pretentious or worse, awful but it evokes a reaction. Intentional art is a different matter. It plans to move you and your soul. Moses Art Gallery’s [...]

Drawing Dallas • June 19, 2009

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 1:41pm

By Mark Stokes – Illustrator What do you get when you cross a straight soprano with a lesbian church-goer? Best friends Let’s give ‘em something to talk about Who: Mary McMeans and Celina Garcia Spotted: At the Cathedral of Hope Mary (who’s straight) and Celina (a card-carrying lesbian) met in the Cathedral of Hope choir [...]

Artfully Abilene

Posted on 04 Jun 2009 at 3:49pm

By David Taffet Staff Writer A day trip to DFW’s nearest West Texas neighbor offers unlikely art fare THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: A collection of pop-up artist Robert Sabuda’s amazing, life-sized books are on display this month in Abilene. Everyone knows that Fort Worth has world-class museums that often outshine Dallas (and for that matter, [...]

A different kind of coming out

Posted on 04 Jun 2009 at 3:21pm

Jim Frederick discusses being an HIV+ artist on Internet radio Gay artist Jim Frederick has remained silent about his ailment, but will speak about it publicly on a Podcast. Two years ago, gay Dallas artist Jim Frederick contracted progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy — a viral infection better known as P.M.L. — and it turned his life [...]

Gayborhood artisans

Posted on 23 Apr 2009 at 2:26pm

By Daniel A. Kusner Life+Style Editor Big D’s creative forces unite for the Cedar Springs Art Fest: Meet queer vendors Clint Mordecai and Sherry Henry SATURDAY ALONG THE STRIP More than 200 artists and vendors are expected at the CSMA Art Fest 2009, which stretches along "the crossroads": from Cedar Springs Road at Regan Street [...]

Sole man

Posted on 05 Feb 2009 at 5:04pm

By Daniel A. Kusner Life+Style Editor Queer artist Carl L. Andrews shoe-slaps Dubya for being a war-hungry, soulless, oil henchman CARL’S CANVAS: Andrews with his entry, "Soulless: Blood-Oil Diamonds on the Soles of His Shoes." While the Obama Age is in its infancy, many of us are still chewing on Bush 43′s legacy. Carl L. [...]


Posted on 29 Jan 2009 at 3:33pm

SEGAL’S GAY ICONS George Segal is generally credited with creating the first permanent piece of public art related to gay rights. His white bronze work called "Gay Liberation," in Sheridan Square in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, has been on display since 1980. It depicts two men and two women interacting, apparently in solidarity following the [...]

Living art

Posted on 01 Jan 2009 at 9:41am

By ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Sculpture can literally die in Marc Quinn’s twisted, wonderful world MARC QUINN Goss-Michael Foundation, 2500 Cedar Springs Road. Through Jan. 23. 214-696-0555. Maybe you’ll remember the firestorm in 1989 when a New York museum exhibited a photograph called Piss Christ, in which a crucifix was submerged in [...]


Posted on 31 Dec 2008 at 1:45pm

By Daniel A. Kusner Life+Style Editor Dallas design whiz J. Blake Harris reverts to primary vision of art with new collection of painted photos FISHY FOTO: Harris holds, "1962," his new poster-sized goldfish painting. Some conceptual art is so abstract that it’s hard to recognize any connection to the real object. J. Blake Harris recently [...]