22 thru February 28, 2004
Bucknall + Bale Creek Allen
is all, 2002
Oil on Linen
14 X 12 inches
Terrarium, neon, metal, dirt
21 x 13 x 12 "
berman gallery opens 2004 with a pairing of
two Central Texas artists, each of whom has
an unusual and surprising way of viewing the
Bale Creek Allenís creations are sculptural
constructions made of neon and found objects,
and versions of natural forms such as sticks
and tumbleweeds; and obsessively detailed drawings.
Malcolm Bucknallís current paintings and drawings
meticulously conflate the costumed bodies from
19th century photographs and Elizabethan portraiture
with animal heads. As in myth and fairytale
the animal human mix encourages a childlike
Allen and Bucknall, separated by several decades
of age and very different backgrounds, both
use whimsy and craft to challenge and entertain
the viewer. It is the very eccentricity of their
art that joins them.
Allen studied at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston, and has exhibited throughout
Texas and the U.S. He lives and works in Wimberley.
Bucknall has studied at Chelsea Art School,
London, the University of Texas (BFA), and the
University of Washington (MFA). He has exhibited
in New York, Seattle, New Orleans, and throughout
Texas and the Southwest. He lives and works
Hours Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6 or by appointment.
Yeager's 10 year survey, "Little Mysteries"
Jan 20th - March 20 at The
Grace Museum, Abilene
Also Reviewed in
in The Austin American Statesman
off the press !
Lance Letscher: Work on Paper
at the gallery