KAC Interview: Steve Sacks

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Founder and Director of bitforms gallery, Steve Sacks, gives us the inside scoop on his quirky upbringing, his futuristic gallery, and his twenty-first century go-to technological tool in this exlusive interview with KAC. 

Inside view of bitforms gallery

KAC Interview: Rainey Knudson on Glasstire's OFF ROAD Event

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:53 AM

KAC got together with Rainey Knudson for an exclusive interview discussing the forthcoming April 30th OFF ROAD event with William Wegman. Here is what Founder and Publisher of the Texas arts online magazine, Glasstire, has to say. 

William Wegman, speaker at OFF ROAD 2016

Dallas Art Fair 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM

John McAllister
 at Carl Freedman Gallery in London, England

KAC is on the road to the Dallas Art Fair. We hit the ground running Thursday morning to be among the first to preview the fair. We are excited that the fair is getting stronger with the addition of new dealers, such as Carl Freedman, London, and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York. We have also connected with our old friends: Wendi Norris, San Francisco, Lisa Cooley, New York, Bitforms, New York, and Tally Dunn, Dallas. 

Julie Kinzelman & Robert Diamond, Director of Carl Freedman Gallery, discussing John McAllister's celestial sometimes2014 

Billy Childishalaska fur packer, 2015 at Carl Freedman Gallery in London, England 

Janet FishFive Tall Glasses, One Dawn Morning, 1975 at DC Moore Gallery in New York 

Alice ChannerSoft Shell Series, 2013 at Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York 

Will YackulicUntil the End, My Dear and Module 2.2 (Sculpture), 2014-16 at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, California

Tyson Reeder, Blue Store2015 featured in the booth for CANADA, New York

Elisabeth Kley featured in the booth for CANADA in New York

Helen Rebekah GarberCrowley Heads, 2015 at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, California 

Adrienne cleverly matching with Jay Shinn's Flat Prism, 2016 at Louise Alexander Gallery in Sardinia, Italy

Resurgence of Casey Williams

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Casey WilliamsUntitled, c.2012, acrylic on archival inkjet print. Exhibited at Art Palace Gallery. 
Casey WilliamsUntitled (detail), c.2012, acrylic on archival inkjet print. Exhibited at Art Palace Gallery. 

As a long time friend of Casey Williams we were delighted when Art Palace put on an exquisite show of never before seen works by Williams. In conjunction with Fotofest Biennial 2016, a discussion panel revolving around Williams' final works was organized by his wife, Jo Ann, studio assistant, Nick Merriweather, and the owner of Texas Gallery, Frederika Hunter. The dialogue between the three was a culmination of reminisicing over Williams' work style, the meaning behind his final series, and the lasting mark he has made on the Houston art scene. 

Casey Wiliams, Studies of 4 x 4 foot photographs 

For Williams, expirimentaiton across all mediums and ideas is what led to his final series being known as the "painted-ons", where Williams would brush paint across his photographic images. Williams did not personally speak much about his art. However through Williams' life, it is indisputable of his love for the Houston ship channel and the influence it made on his work. Williams was particularly interested in the way a ship would float toward the surface as goods were unloaded, decreasing the ship's weight. The lower portion of the ship would then be repainted by the crewmen. The action of repainting is symbolic of Williams' paint strokes atop his own images. Many of the strokes are colors of blues and silvers, further symbolizing the shimmer and reflection of water and possibly an ode to his earlier silkscreen works, as well as becoming a meditative process for Williams. 

Book compiled of photography by Casey Wiliams 

Casey Williams noticed details that many would naturally overlook. He forced the viewer to go somewhere they would normally bypass, giving a new perspective to the world. Williams was a master at opening up our eyes to beauty. 

Casey WilliamsUntitled, c. 2012, acrylic on archival inkjet print on satin. Exhibited at Art Palace Gallery. 
Casey WilliamsUntitled & Untitled, c. 2012, acrylic on archivsl inkject print. Exhibited at Art Palace Gallery.