Made in America

Posted on 01 Mar 2012 at 5:02pm

Gay artist Glenn Ligon rediscovers his country — and his art — with new retrospective at The Modern RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Artist Glenn Ligon’s simple “I Am a Man” was created by fixing stenciled black letters on a white background. The work is easy to underestimate because, while from afar it looks simply [...]

Phoning it in

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 at 5:02pm

‘Love addict’ Robert Diago uses his iPhone to explore his art RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Cell phone attachment is hardly uncommon among gay men. Whether on the treadmill, during happy hour or in the middle of a date, that lifeline to the ether is always at hand, ready to be texted, dialed or [...]

For the love of art

Posted on 01 Dec 2011 at 5:03pm

Van Lynch was a late-comer to painting, but he’s made up for it with passion Having only been painting for about two years, Van Lynch isn’t at Thomas Kinkeade’s level of fame yet. But that hasn’t stopped him from selling multiple, high-price pieces to establishments around Dallas. (And he’s much better than Kinkeade.) Lynch has [...]

Guitar hero

Posted on 01 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Amanda Dunbar’s bedazzling attack on axes makes art out of instruments Artist Amanda Dunbar spends hours attaching individual Swarovski crystals to her unique collection of guitars, but be careful how you refer to them. “I’m not sure Swarovski is into calling it ‘bedazzling,’” she cautions. “Bejeweling might be better.” Whatever the term, Dunbar’s glittering guitars [...]

Art attack

Posted on 01 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Dallas gets a dose of queer and queer-friendly art options this month Maybe the holiday season inspires artists or inspires buyers, but whichever the reason, Dallas’ art scene is in full bloom with openings, closings and anniversaries. These galleries are ready to introduce you to a world of art in your own backyard. Local queer [...]

Omni sensual

Posted on 01 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

New hotel’s artwork is as much a draw as its location “Did you see the gay clouds?” Jeff West asks. Of course, the clouds themselves aren’t gay — they are, at most, bi-cumulus — but West (who works with Matthews Southwest, the lead developer of the new Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas) knows that many [...]

ilume Gallerie gets its Pride on

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:12pm

The ilume Gallerie is settling into the start of its third year in its space (its sign went up last week) just in time for Pride, and as always, there’s plenty of diverse art to appeal to every taste. The current exhibit, More than Words by artists Kat and J Taylor, features dynamic oils and [...]

SEEN & heard

Posted on 01 Sep 2011 at 5:01pm

The abstract art of Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin correlates with his music more than he lets on ROCK IT, MAN | Already a legendary songwriter, Taupin (pictured with Elvis Costello, right) brings his abstract art, background, to Dallas. RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer To be a star in the rock universe without really [...]

The Pimentoist

Posted on 04 Aug 2011 at 5:02pm

OLIVE THE ABOVE | Rocker-like painter Michael Godard (who, ironically, is a teetotaler) specializes in cocktail art, often with witty images — including the occasional cross-dressing garnish. Michael Godard, rock star of the art world, brings his martini-soaked (and sometimes subversively gay) painting to Dallas STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer Long hair, black nail [...]

Gay artist Clint Mordecai holds parting show

Posted on 07 Jul 2011 at 5:01pm

We’ve liked Clint Mordecai’s paintings for a long time. Maybe it’s his bold use of color, or his witty visual playfulness or how effortlessly he weaves queer themes into everything from abstracts to portraiture. What we do know for sure is that we’ll miss having him around. Mordecai is relocating to Boston next week, so [...]