“I first worked with Nancy in 2017 when she and Jason opened The Box Company Exhibition Space on Coombs Street in Dallas. Her kindness and steadiness were evident immediately. Nancy became my number one contact at The Box Company. She coordinated installations and deliveries with ease. I would look forward to talking to her, her kindness and caring manner became a highlight of the day. Nancy always wore a fuchsia-colored tape measurer, it was her installation signature. I asked her once about it and she replied ‘No one is going to steal this one!’ Nancy stole our hearts and love. She is deeply missed.”
In the game room, an image by Dallas photographer Allison V. Smith nods to the homeowners’ Texas roots. The photo hangs above a console table topped with a bronze horse sculpture the homeowners found at a Denver art gallery. “They have some really cool pieces in the house, and we continue to swap and add,” says Adam. “We’ve talked about building an art barn on the property, like a gallery, where we would change out art regularly.”
On Screen/Off Screen: Kate Petley, Lorraine Tady, & Liz Trosper at Barry Whistler
Nominally this is a show of abstract paintings, but the three artists — Kate Petley, Lorraine Tady, and Liz Trosper — seem to be striving to make non-abstractions and non-paintings. A stretched canvas is, of course, a convention, like a stage set. A hundred years ago it was seen as a window; increasingly it’s a metaphor for a screen because that’s what most people look at all day. In the show the artists silently debate, through their painted proxies, how much to reveal of the guts and wiring of this perceptual frame.
1. Liz Trosper: Dandelion and Rose
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
July 25 – September 25