Metropolitan Press presents our Resident Artists Group Show in the ArtSpace gallery this month!
- Showing: September 9-27, 2019
- Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
- Artist Reception: September 19, 4-8pm in conjunction with Metropolitan’s annual North Texas Giving Day event – join us!
Resident Artists Group Show: Featuring the work of Ed Hall, Duke Horn, Ray LeBoeuf, and Marta Whistler now showing at Metropolitan Press’ ArtSpace Gallery
This month in our ArtSpace gallery, enjoy the work of all four of the artists who make the Metropolitan building their studio home. The work of Ed Hall, Duke Horn, Ray LeBoeuf, and Marta Whistler are on display, an exciting and magnetic showcase of four magnificent talents.
Meet the artists in person at the Artist Reception on Thursday, September 19 from 4 to 8pm. This month, the Artist Reception takes place as part of Metropolitan’s annual North Texas Giving Day event. While you’re here supporting your favorite local artists, take some time to support your favorite local nonprofit organization as well! On North Texas Giving Day, Metropolitan Press partners with our friends at local business organizations to match, dollar for dollar – up to $100, donations made during our annual #NTxGivingDay party. Find out more about North Texas Giving Day at www.northtexasgivingday.org.
The Artists, in their words
Resident Artist Ed Hall
My approach to painting is spontaneous and intuitive. Many of my paintings are abstract landscapes. I’m interested in worn and weathered elements in the environment that reveal colors, textures, and patterns. After applying multiple layers of acrylic paint, and by randomly scraping, erasing, and making marks, the beginnings of the painting appear. My focus can be the contract of dark to light, rough to smooth, and transparent to opaque. With more accidental and intentional altering, the painting reveals itself.
Resident Artist Duke Horn
Duke Horn is a career designer and artist, having a classically trained background, studying privately with instructors, Chapman Kelly, Ann Cushing-Gantz and Barney Delebano. Duke has exhibited in Kettle Art,
Padilla Gallery, LumineArte, the Bath House Cultural Center and Craighead Green’s New Texas Talent Show. His work is in the
collection of the DMA and private collections nationwide. Duke is comfortable working in all media with emphasis on oils. Recently, his 50’ mural “Route 66” was featured on Channel 11’s afternoon newsroom, June 2. He has volunteered with several non-profit arts groups over the years including the Decorative Artisans’ Guild, Texas Visual Arts Association (past president), the EASL foundation and Board of Directors for Arts
District Friends. Duke worked for the great scenic designer, Peter Wolf during the halcyon years of the Dallas Summer Musicals indigenous talent. Of recent note, Duke won Best of Show in TVAA Membership Show and is a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize, the premier art show of Texas, 2016.
Resident Artist Ray LeBoeuf
Unlike my paintings and sculptures, which are deliberate, my photographs are produced without preconceptions concerning their final outcome.
My current photographic work is achieved via the television, a device that I both love and hate. Each resulting image is an electron gun painted collage created by exposing a single frame for varying durations of time. The accumulated visual residue becomes the image. This process allows me to use the television as a virtual painting machine.
Creating art is a fascinating activity for me. The world is a never-ending source of inspiration as well as the world of ideas ultimately shaping our society. Art is a virtually unlimited medium for expressing one’s perceptions.
Resident Artist Marta Whistler
The basic themes in my art are my concern and preoccupation with human social and spiritual life. There is in the first place a human predicament to which I return time and time again in my works – loneliness and isolation of human beings from each other, their inability to bridge and escape the imprisoning shell of their existence through their union with others and through their communion with nature.
My cosmological statements revolve around my belief in the cyclical nature of life and universe, life followed by death and rebirth. The belief in rebirth and resurrection infuses my art with hope, which is often represented by a fiery, red sun.
Find Marta Whistler online at www.martawhistlerpainterandsculptor.com.
Up Next at Metropolitan’s ArtSpace Gallery
Nicola Brady: Roots and Wings
Showing: October 7-25, 2019
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 17, 5-8PM
About Metropolitan Press
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Visit Metropolitan Press and our ArtSpace gallery this month to see the work of our resident artists in person, and please, join us on North Texas Giving Day – 9.19.19 – for our annual event supporting local nonprofit organizations, and for the Artist Reception!