Media mogul

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:30am

Gay multimedia artist Jim Hodges never met a material he couldn’t turn into art, as the DMA’s spectacular new exhibit proves   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Most artists dabble in one medium, maybe two: Watercolor, bronze, photography. But Jim Hodges seems to have never met a material he didn’t like — or couldn’t [...]

XChange rates

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 8:15am

A citywide celebration of public art, Nasher XChange marks the center’s 10th year. Do the works justify the ambitious project?   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When the Nasher Sculpture Center announced early this year that it would commemorate its 10th anniversary with Nasher XChange a citywide, 10-site art project — the only museum-sponsored [...]

Lens of the beholder

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:30am

Queertographer Debra Gloria opens women up to their own beauty   When photographer Debra Gloria opens her lens to create female nude images, she often brings the women she shoots to tears at the sight of their own beauty. Gloria’s project, titled Sensuality, is a collection of black and white nudes that captures the essence [...]

Squaring the Circle

Posted on 09 Aug 2013 at 8:15am

Kelly Fearing and other artists of the Fort Worth Circle gave mid-century Texas art a sophisticated — and often homoerotic — identity ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When you think about “early Texas art,” chances are the idea of “gay art” doesn’t jump to mind. But you might be surprised. One school of painting, [...]

Gary Farrelly: A portrait of the artist as a gay man

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 at 10:35am

Gary Farrelly knew, as soon as he graduated from art school in his native Dublin, that he was leaving Ireland as quickly as he could. Not that he isn’t proud to be Irish — he just needed to grow. “Ireland is gray, small and cold,” he says with a leprechaun lilt. “So I moved to [...]

A glass act: Chihuly at the Arboretum

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 at 9:30am

The Modern isn’t the only space in North Texas to use illuminated glass to draw in visitors. Over at the Dallas Arboretum, the exhibit of Dale Chihuly glass sculpture is enjoying the final weeks of its extended exhibition. Chihuly, whose art glass adorns everything from the lobby ceiling of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas [...]

Maximum minimalism

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 at 9:30am

As The Modern nears its 10th anniversary in its award-winning space, curator Michael Auping reflects on his unique vision of art and architecture JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer Walking through the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with its chief curator, Michael Auping, is like being invited over for tea by a happy new [...]

Voices heard

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 12:20pm

ilume Gallerie marks Dallas Pride with showcase of gay art Ever since the ilume Gallerie opened, it’s featured works from artists gay and straight who embrace equality, Pride and diversity. And to commemorate that tradition, it hosts a two-day exhibition from 14 of those artists for a show called Hope Is Never Silent on Friday [...]

Homeless is where the art is

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 at 3:00pm

Gay artist Robert Mateo Diago explores our collective discomfort with the homeless   STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer At some point or another, most of us have looked away when a homeless person approaches with an outstretched hand, or pretended not to notice them, even as they knock on our car window. But for [...]

Where sex and race collide

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 at 6:05pm

SMU’s Noah Simblist teams with The Modern to explore gays of color in art TALK SHOW | SMU prof Noah Simblist moderates a panel discussion on queers of color in art Tuesday at The Modern. RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer ………………………. DISIDENTIFICATION The Modern Museum of Art, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. May 1 at [...]