berman gallery ironically welcomes spring with “Black
& White”, an exhibition of monochromatic works
on paper by four Texas artists: Robert Dale Anderson,
Jeffrey Dell, Frank X. Tolbert², and Randy Twaddle.
Robert Dale Anderson’s intricate graphite lines coil
and unwind to reveal the dreamlike and sometimes nightmarish
fantastical worlds of his imagining. In his intimate
drawings, mysterious cave-like environments and contorted
creatures meld into chaotic scenes.
Jeffrey Dell embraces and revels in the infinite nuances
of gray. In his prints and drawings, he explores the
nature of light and shadow as much as the more tangible
world of form and line.
In the expressively charged works of Frank X. Tolbert²,
delicate leaf veins pulse with life and gentle lilies
take on a raucous vitality. Tolbert’s drawings have
an impulsive sense of urgency that is immediate and
Randy Twaddle’s rich, velvety drawings juxtapose ribbons
of crisp text against fields of smoky, floating air.
The texts themselves are ordinary, recognizable phrases
made unfamiliar through inversion. Because we can
now see these phrases anew, we can reconsider what
they may mean.