Cathey Miller exhibit closes Wednesday at Magnolia Gallery

I featured Cathey Miller last year in my piece on local artists using their work to make a statement within the community. Plus, she was part of the Deep Ellum mural project.

In Trigger Happy, at the Magnolia Gallery, Miller shows 15 pieces and “has turned her illustrator’s eye toward vintage Hollywood starlets dressed as cowgirls wielding guns.” The gallery’s site  mentions, “words painted above each subject add a modern twist to the paintings … commands like ‘Shut It,’ ‘Come Here,’ or ‘Step Off’ add a kitschy sexy twist to the nostalgic cowgirls, and invites the question, what will happen if I disobey Jane Russell?” Hot.

DEETS: Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave. Through Wednesday. Cathedonia.com.

—  Rich Lopez