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July 23, 7:00 pm, Summer Film Series, 8 Weeks of Art and Madness, Week 7, Zardoz.
July 26, 12:00 pm, Last day for Robert Milnes, I'm (Alright/Moving On).
July 30, 7:00 pm, Summer Film Series, 8 Weeks of Art and Madness, week 8, Delephine and Kervern, Avida.
August 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Opening Reception, PRINTS!PRINTS!PRINTS!, David Diaz, Erica Guajardo,Gary Joe Uribe, Seth Victorious and Syd Webb.
August 16, 4:00 - 9:00 pm, Print Pool Party!, summer print fair for student, street and underground printmakers.
Robert Milnes, I’m (Alright/Moving On)
Opening Reception June 28, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates, June 28 – July 26, 2014
Cohn Drennan Contemporary is honored to host an exhibition of ceramic work by Robert Milnes titled, I’m (Moving on/Alright). The earthenware series in the exhibition include Milnes’ “big heads” that play with the notion of what it means to know something, or to believe you know something. The exhibition also includes a series of wall hanging sculptures influenced by the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein such as 2.014 from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Objects contain the possibility of all states of affairs. Milnes’ objects invoke “W”ittgenstein queries such as “what”, “where”, “when”, “why” or “who”.
Robert Milnes, Why, earthenware, 16 inch diameter
Milnes – In all of the works, significant influences also include linguistic and pragmatic philosophy; Neolithic and early classical Chinese and Japanese pottery, sculpture, and calligraphy; the pottery of the southwest American Indians; the wood carving of the Northwest Indians; and the stone carving of the Mayans.
Dr. Milnes has served as Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas since 2006. He served previously as Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University, a position he held for fifteen and a half years. A sculptor and ceramist, prior to his arrival in San Jose, he served as Director of the School of Art at Louisiana State University (1987-1990) and as Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1974-87).
He holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh (1987), a MFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington (1974), and a BA in Philosophy and Fine Arts from Claremont McKenna College (1970). His artworks have been included in over 175 exhibitions nationally including 26 one/two person shows. The works are represented in private and public collections including the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian Institute), Arizona State University, the Seattle Arts Commission, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Erie Museum, and numerous private collections.
Dr. Milnes will be retiring his post at UNT and leaving the North Texas region this summer. He has been an important facilitator and friend of the North Texas art community, so please join us, at our new location (4118 Commerce), and take advantage of this opportunity to view his art and support Robert and Karen’s new adventures.
For more information about Robert Milnes, I’m (Moving on/Alright) or for more information about Cohn Drennan Contemporary, please go to www.cohndrennancontemporary.com or call 214.708.8051 or e-mail email@example.com. The gallery is located at 4118 Commerce, Dallas, TX and hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
David Diaz, Erica Guajardo,Gary Joe Uribe, Seth Victorious and Syd Webb
Opening Reception August 2, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates, August 2 - September 6, 2014
Seth Victorious, Subconscience Content #15, Cyclical Shadow Work, 2014, wood, screen print on plexiglass, acrylic, embroidery thread, 36 x 48 x 4 inches
In August 2014, Cohn Drennan Contemporary celebrates the print and the makers of prints. The gallery will host an exhibition of University of Texas at Arlington students who challenge general interpretations of what a print is, and re-define what a print does. David Diaz, Erica Guajardo, Gary Joe Uribe, Seth Victorious and Syd Webb each confront their audiences with issues that address the academics and the politics of the multiple.
The gallery will also host a Pool Print Fair, August 16, 4:00 – 9:00 pm for student, street and underground purveyors of affordable prints. This will be a celebration of prints and an opportunity for guests and clients to encounter new art and artists, and stock up on reasonably priced works of art.
Throughout the month, special selections of works from the gallery’s inventory will be made available to the public for viewing and purchase. The majority of these prints have not been presented to clients or collectors, but PRINTS!PRINTS!PRINTS! seems like the right time and place.
Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm
Week 7, 8 Weeks of Art and Madness
John Boorman, Zardoz
If you have any doubt of the venerable associativeness performed or thoroughly skirted by John Boorman's Zardoz, then come on out tomorrow night to Cohn Drennan Contemporary to take a look.. Here is an essay by Frederic Jameson on the film! So this is what happens when an immortal scientifically advanced post-apocalyptic hipster decides to create a society for the non-immortal left-overs using things like Magritte and the Wizard of Oz.. And this is also what happens when Dorothy is Sean Connery dressed like Vampirella, and Toto is a warhorse. John Boorman's own daughters were cast members as well, and the film was basically shot in his own backyard.
Super High Holy 1970's Kitsch.. A Classic of Art and Madness!