Past Exhibitions

 

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Jason Willaford: After a long pause…

April 6 - May 25, 2019

In his first solo exhibition with the gallery since 2016, Jason Willaford returns to present his latest body of vinyl-based constructions. After A Long Pause... includes work completed in 2019 that have been approached from a more intuitively-driven process than Willaford’s previous investigations with the medium. Part-painting and part-sculpture, the pieces in this exhibition resist conventional categorization as Willaford has developed a more sophisticated relationship with his materials.

 
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Christopher Paul Dean: Reconfigured

April 6 - May 25, 2019

Galleri Urbane is delighted to host Dallas newcomer Christopher Paul Dean for his first solo exhibition in the region. The work in Reconfigured belongs to an on-going series that began during Dean’s graduate studies at Savannah College of Art and Design and includes work made from 2017 to the cpresent. Through multiple two- and three-dimensional explorations, Dean’s exhibition invites viewers to reconsider their own past, current, and future interactions with the familiar.

 

Melinda Laszczynski: The Love Lives of Stones

February 23 - March 22, 2019

Galleri Urbane is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Houston-based artist Melinda Laszczynski. Her second solo show with the gallery, The Love Lives of Stones presents paintings on panel and highlights playful new explorations in ceramic and watercolor. Different in many ways, these three mediums find common ground for Laszczynski in their ability to create tactile works that exist in the liminal space between looking and feeling.

 

Benjamin Terry: A Romantic Gesture

February 23 - March 22, 2019

Exhibiting with Galleri Urbane for the first time, Benjamin Terry presents his newest body of work in an exhibition titled A Romantic Gesture. The show follows the lead of Terry’s recent exhibitions that have used site-specific, painting-based installations as a means to engage with personal narratives. Utilizing this expanded mode of painting, Terry invites viewers to consider the exhibition as a love letter to his partner. 

 

Stephen D’Onofrio: Market Research

January 12 - February 16, 2019

Two years after D’Onofrio’s inaugural solo show with the gallery, Market Research builds upon the artist’s recent use of the still life motif as an archetype for exploring the mass production of art in today’s retail-driven design industries. In these new paintings, the classical composition of a still life begins to break down, edging towards abstraction through colliding and dissected imagery.

 

Liss LaFleur: Tutti Frutti

January 12 - February 16, 2019

Tutti Frutti, the first solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane by Liss LaFleur, is an immersive multi-media installation anchored by blown glass objects and a new film. Inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’,” and the “fruit machine,” a military device used by the U.S. and Canadian government during the Cold War to detect and purge LGBT individuals, this exhibition examines the semiotics of fruit in relation to the queer body.