Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Paola Pivi: Ma’am at Dallas Contemporary Museum

Paola Pivi. Installation view of Ma'am, 2016. Photo by Kevin Todora. Image courtesy Dallas Contemporary.

Paola Pivi’s exhibition, Ma’am, at the Dallas Contemporary Museum fills the galleries with colorful creatures and inflatables, coffee beans, feathers, and faux pearls. Visual tricks and gags, sensorial puns, and oddities—these are the territory of Pivi’s sculptures, photographs, films, and interventions. Her monumentally scaled, untitled airplane work—a small Fiat G-91 placed upside-down on the floor—guards the entrance into the space. Around the corner, a swath of[…..]

Animal Dreams: A Conversation with Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller. Cluster, 2003; oil on canvas; 40 x 40 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Texas-based artist Melissa Miller is widely known for her expressionistic paintings that use animals as metaphors for human dramas and dilemmas. Her recent works focus on the many ways humans are altering animal habitats and behavior. Miller’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Talley Dunn Gallery, in Dallas, in January 2014, and in a group show at the Martin Museum of Art, at Baylor University in Waco,[…..]