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 lifestyle@dallasvoice.com 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 stevencraiglindsey@me.com 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 […]

Hello Dolly

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 5:14pm

Designer Allen Jancik mixes passions for decorating and charity in one fell swoop at Dolly Johnson Antique Show RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer For 11 years, you could see Allen Jancik’s hand in a number of homes and even some restaurants or bars. As the founder of AJ Environments, he has brought his interior design and […]

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 lopez@dallasvoice.com 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 […]