Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Strikingly articulate and exceedingly experimental, artist Gabriel Dawe is breaking down barriers of a traditional male Mexican artist as he constructs geometric and fantastical illusions through the use of textile and thread. KAC had the pleasure to meet with Dawe in Dallas during his residency at Fairmont Hotel. Located in the bustling art district of downtown Dallas, Dawe innovatively transformed his temporary studio space into a colorful and dynamic solo exhibition. 

Dawe's studio at Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Responding to the architecture and environment, Dawe's installations become an open dialogue between art and space. While this process creates unique, site-specific works of art, there is a found unity throughout his collection. Every installation is developed from the full color spectrum, resembling light rays. Only experimented once before, the installation presented in Dallas, explores the cooler side of the spectrum, staying exclusively with blues, violets, and shades of pink. Here Dawe begins to omit part of the color spectrum, a preliminary investigation into the absence of color. This new departure is one he addresses further in his current exhibition "Plexus 37" at Conduit Gallery.   

Dawe in front of his site-specific installation

Detail of Dawe's installation 

Living and working in Dallas, locals have come to familiarize themselves with Dawe's brightly colored thread installations. Therefore he decidedly turned a 180 in his recent endeavor by masterfully abandoning color through the use of gray, silver, and black threads. The viewer is forced to see beyond the spectrum, cerebrating this omission to be not an act of defiance against that traditionally associated with color, but perhaps as a "silver lining" on what is next for the renowned artist and his forthcoming work.  

Spools of silver thread in front of a work in progress

Gabriel Dawe is represented in Dallas, Texas by Conduit Gallery. Dawe is on view now with Conduit Gallery through May 13, 2017. 

Repurposed thread installation

KAC Interview: Elizabeth Atterbury

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Portland based artist Elizabeth Atterbury talks art, inspiration, and the transition of being a new mother with KAC in our latest Interview Interview. 

Elizabeth Atterbury, "Happy Sunny Jade" 2016, installation view

Elizabeth Atterbury, "Relief (Studio Taupe)," 2015, MDF, paint

KAC Interview: Klea McKenna

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 3:35 PM

California based artist Klea McKenna walks KAC through the evolution of her first beginner photography class to her ongoing experimentation with photograms. Read our interview below to learn how McKenna continuously pushes the boundaries of traditional photography practices, producing an innovative body of work. 

Klea McKenna, "Archipelago," 2012-2013, photogram

Klea McKenna, "Rainstorm & Rain Studies," 2013-2016, gelatin silver photogram

McKenna is represented in Los Angeles, California by Von Lintel Gallery. 


Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Hidden at the end of a beautiful lot densely populated by lush Houston greenery, Libbie Masterson's studio feels like her own personal oasis. The high ceilings and large windows yield a flood of soft natural light ideal for viewing her vast array of work including photographs, paintings, watercolors, glass mosaics and even stage set maquettes.

Outside of Masterson's studio 

Masterson's lively persona is a striking counterpart to her tranquil, contemplative work. Our studio visit began with a look at her new glass mosaics, an extended exploration of her large-scale installation at the Houston Hobby Airport. These works are heavily influenced not only by Masterson's affinity for nature, but also music. Masterson shared her life-long fantasy of composing a symphony, and explained to KAC how she incorporates this hidden passion into her work by listening to songs on repeat and allowing the music to dictate the emotional direction of each mosaic.  

KAC in Masterson's studio

Close up of Masterson's glass mosaics 

The imaginative glass compositions provide a splash of color to Masterson's otherwise monochromatic studio, filled with icy landscape photographs of deep grays, blues, and whites. These mesmerizing and meditative photos are back-lit and displayed as illuminated light boxes. Masterson walked us through the rewarding process of working with the light boxes, and calculating the perfect hue and strength of light to properly enhance the imagery without overpowering it. 

Masterson's light box photographs 

Masterson’s dream project: set design for an entire opera! Her infinite sources of inspiration and matching talent pose a promising future of endless possibilities and exploration. Be sure to attend her upcoming exhibition, opening September 10th 2016 at Catherine Couturier Gallery, who represents Masterson in Houston. 

Masterson's glass mosaic work station

Welcome to the block, Capsule Gallery!

Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:23 AM

KAC got an exclusive look at our newest neighbor, Capsule Gallery. True to it's name, the tucked away space on Main Street is quaint yet open and full of fresh and innovative ideas. 

KAC discussing Fibers of Design with director of Capsule Gallery, Sarah Sudhoff, and gallery assistant, Taylor Cox

We had the pleasure of chatting with Capsule's owner and director, Sarah Sudhoff.  Sarah's dynamic background reflects the gallery's whimsical and refined array of works. The innovative progarm combines contemporary photography and craft, representing emerging to established artists. 

Ouray , Meghan Bogden Shimek in Fibers of Design  

Capsule Gallery kicked off the summer with exhibition, Fibers of Design, featuring three craft artists, Amada Miller, Meghan Shimek, and Delaney Smith, who work in various textured mediums.

Signatures #17, Delaney Smith in Fibers of Design

Untitled, Amada Miller in Fibers of Design

Knebix, Delaney Smith in Fibers of Design

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. 

KAC Interview: Yamini Nayar

Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8 AM

We first discovered artist, Yamini Nayer, at a presigious art fair last year. Brooklyn based, Nayar, has been on our radar since, and we recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with her! Check it out now on our Let's Talk Art Interview below to see what her art process is all about. 

Yamini NayarStrange Event, 2015, photograph
Yamini Nayar, Garden for Laborers2015, photograph

Mexico City Art Fairs 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Garbriel Orozco at the Jumex Collection
After our recent visit to Mexico City, it is clear that the city’s burgeoning art scene lives up to its hype. After being introduced to several impressive Mexico City galleries at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, we were excited to explore what else the city had to offer. During our stay, we managed to visit multiple museums and galleries, an artist’s studio, and two art fairs, Zona Maco and Material. Every experience left us continually impressed by the fresh perspective within this growing arts community. Below are a few of our favorite works from the weekend. 

Julieta Aranda at the OMR Gallery                                                Nancy Rubins at Gagosian Gallery
KAC's Adrienne Johnson at Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Jumex Collection
Elizabeth Atterbury at Document Space

Carlos Irijalba at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz
Kim Ye at JAUS                                                                                          Kim Ye (detail) at JAUS

Imi Knoebel at Von Bartha Gallery

Miami Art Week 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12 PM

A clever installation of works by Paul Morrison at Galerie Sabine Knust's booth at Art Basel. Sculpture: Dandelion, powder coated steel. Prints: Hesperidium, 2007, woodcuts, Edition of 15.

After 4 days, 8 art fairs, and nearly 700 gallery booths, we are eager to report a selection of the many impressive artworks on view in Miami this week. Reflecting back, we picked up on a recurring theme that we see as a sign of the times: many artists are creating work that evidences the ubiquitous presence of technology in society, while others are returning to handmade traditional craft media such as ceramic and textile. Here is selection of our favorite finds from Art Basel, Untitled, Pulse, NADA, and Miami Project. 

Digitally inspired work by Laeh Glenn on view in Altman Siegel's booth at NADA. Flowers, 2015, acrylic on linen.

Kathy ButterlyTangsome, 2015, clay, glaze. Exhibited at Tibor de Nagy Gallery at Pulse.

Quirky and mesmerizing photos by Joaquin Trujillo at De Soto Gallery on view at Pulse. Center: Platanos y Café (Mexico), 2015 archival pigment print. 

Jonathan Monaghan, Agnus Dei (After Zurbarán), 2015, Carrara marble and 3D printed steel. Bitforms Gallery at Untitled.

Technology inspired, mixed media work by Allora & Calzadilla in Lisson Gallery's booth at Art Basel. Solar Catastrophe, 2015, broken solar cells on canvas. 

Assorted textile collages by Diana Guerrero-Maciá at Traywick on view at Miami Project. Siblings of the Sun, 2015, wool, cotton, thread on Belgian linen.

Detail: Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Siblings of the Sun, 2015, wool, cotton, thread on Belgian linen.

Alex Dodge uses computer generated patterns to create his paintings. Belfast, 2015, oil on canvas. On view at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery at NADA.

Detail: Alex Dodge, Belfast, 2015, oil on canvas. 

KAC First Impressions from TCAF 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5 PM

Bradley Kerl at Art Palace Gallery

We previewed the fifth edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, and wanted to share some of our first impressions and stand-out works. We encourage everyone to attend the fair and post your faves with #LetsTalkArt. Stay tuned for more highlights throughout the weekend from Kinzelman Art via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you would like more information on these works feel free to contact us.

Tomás Díaz Cedeño at Yautepec

Detail of Tomás Díaz Cedeño at Yautepec

Katrin Korfmann at Kopeikin Gallery

Héctor Falcón at Galeria Enrique Guerrero

Dallas Art Fair 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Julie speaking with Heidi of DC Moore Gallery about Claire Sherman's beautiful landscape paintings

This year, the Dallas Art Fair played host to nearly 100 galleries. We enjoyed exploring and admiring the breadth of top-notch art exhibited. After seeing it all, here is a shortlist of our most coveted works. Reach out to us if you are interested in more information about these or other artists we found.

Alice Channer's gestural resin sculpture at Lisa Cooley Gallery

Yamini Nayar's and Chloe Sells' captivating photographs at Gallery Wendi Norris. Photo courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris.

Jay HeikesMusic for Minor Planets (Ekberg), 2015 at Federica Schiavo Gallery

Crystal Liu, the sky, "I wonder”, 2015 at Hosfelt Gallery

Detail of Crystal Liuthe sky, "I wonder”, 2015 at Hosfelt Gallery

Ann CravenStepping Out With Cherries, 2011 at Maccarone Gallery

Julia discussing Paul Anthony Smith's work at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery

 Paul Anthony Smith, Diamond Mango #1, 2015 at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery

Detail of Paul Anthony Smith's work at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery

Julia at Jack Geary Gallery's booth discussing the work of Richard Jacobs (back wall) and Lina Puerta (right wall)

Lina PuertaUntitled (Green 2), 2014 at Jack Geary Gallery

Stefana McClureThe Amazing Spiderman (How Green Was My Goblin!), 2015, knitted comics at Josée Bienvenu Gallery

Detail of Stefana McClureThe Amazing Spiderman (How Green Was My Goblin!), 2015, at Josée Bienvenu Gallery

Clement Valla, Tex_archive 688272 0, 2015, digitally exploded objects at Zhulong Gallery

Yoshiaki MochizukiUntitled 9/20, 2013 at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery

Houston Fine Art Fair

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:21 PM

James Surls at Linda Clarke Art - Wade Wilson Art

The swooping and spiraling James Surls sculptures stole the show at HFAF this year, and of the many other beautiful programs on view, we especially enjoyed Art Nouveau Gallery and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Below are some of our most coveted finds at this year's fair.

João Carlos Galváo at Art Nouveau Gallery

Roberto Lombana at Art Nouveau Gallery

D'lisa Creager at George Billis Gallery - LA

Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Detail of 
Izhar Patkin at Shoshana Wayne Gallery


Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Reviewing Huda Beydoun's portfolio

We have been reviewing portfolios at the Fotofest Biennial too long to remember but our experiences are always memorable and distinct. Once again, this year we left inspired by the ever-expanding exploration of the photographic media. Among the 6 of us reviewing, we walked away especially impressed by the works of: Huda Beydoun, Zelda Zinn, Marcus Lyon, Sandi Haber Fifield, and Jun Itoi.

Reviewing Bryce Lankard's portfolio

Julie and Jun Itoi discussing his honorary exhibition at FotoFest, Discoveries of the Meeting Place