Exhibitor listing

Galleri Urbane

Galleri Urbane
2277 Monitor St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
United States
T  325-226-8015
art@galleriurbane.com
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E-mail address : art@galleriurbane.com
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ABOUT

Galleri Urbane has been a leader in the presentation and promotion of contemporary art since 2000. After eight years in Marfa, Galleri Urbane expanded and relocated the main gallery to Dallas, Texas while maintaining a boutique gallery in the Exhibit Lounge of Marfa’s Thunderbird Hotel. The gallery continues to refine and advance the careers of emerging and mid-career artists while advocating for the appreciation of their fresh approaches to painting, mixed-media, sculpture, photography, and installation. Through implementing innovative and often non-traditional media, the gallery’s roster of artists creates art as object that is always both visually and intellectually stimulating.

  • Willaford Ree Owner/Director

  • Willaford Jason Owner/Artist

  • Adrian Zuñiga Assistant Director/Curator

  • Flynn III Thomas Administrative Assistant

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Stephen D'Onofrio  (+)

    Biography : Stephen D’Onofrio is a contemporary visual artist focused in painting. Stephen’s work is characterized by an interest in the home decor market, the mass commodification of art, and the generic visual language that accompanies commercial design. Stephen received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and has most recently been awarded the Jasper Studios' Artist residency in Philadelphia, PA, where he currently resides and works to expand his practice.

    Detailed Description : Artist Statement: My work explores the relationship between physical spaces and the objects we fill them with. Often focusing on typical domestic decor and household ornaments, the work makes these inherently empty objects into simplified symbols and patterns that can then be rearranged and compressed to carry a formal sensibility. Currently, my work has concerned the idea of the painting as ornament, with stock subjects of landscape, still life, and portraiture becoming knickknacks. I distill, consolidate, and appropriate the overwhelming amount of generic design aesthetic in the commercial decor market when working. Rather than fight the inherent kitschiness of this visual language, I embrace the imagery so the work can, in turn, become a critique of the subject it is representing

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    Artist's Objects:

    •  Stephen  D'Onofrio - Still-life with Cezanne

      Still-life with Cezanne

    •  Stephen  D'Onofrio - Large Ship

      Large Ship

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  • Donald Martiny  (+)

    Biography : Martiny lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He studied at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Martiny’s work has shown at Falmouth Art Museum in Cornwall, UK; the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC; Madison Gallery in La Jolla, CA; and previously at Galleri Urbane, Marfa + Dallas. Notably, his work hangs in New York inside the Condé Nast atrium,after the artist was the recipient of a coveted commission for the lobby at One World Trade Center

    Detailed Description : Artist Statement: I work with paint, color, and form; elements from the history of painting often referring to color or manner of paint application from diverse areas on the art-historical timeline. While I highly value the history of painting I do not feel beholden to it. My current exploration is in the presence and power of gesture made to exist forever in the present. What I want to happen is for the space between the painting and the viewer to become activated, encouraging the viewer to form a relationship and interact with the work. Beyond an observational viewing experience, I am encouraging engagement and participation with the painting. By eschewing the ground (canvas or panel) altogether, the painting directly addresses the viewer and relates more dynamically to the space around it. These massive brushstrokes offer a potent exchange inviting the viewer closer, even inside the work. The intimacy is instantaneous and intensely visceral. My paintings are not a depiction of an experience, rather they are the experience.

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    Artist's Objects:

    • Donald Martiny - Karipuna

      Karipuna

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  • Samantha Mc Curdy  (+)

    Biography : Living and working in Los Angeles, Samantha McCurdy is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her work has been included in gallery exhibitions in Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City and she recently completed a site-specific installation at The Standard, Hollywood hotel. McCurdy has previously exhibited with Galleri Urbane at the Dallas Art Fair. In addition to her own practice, Samantha also runs an art space and “intellectual pavilion” That That, which relocated with her move from Dallas to Los Angeles.

    Detailed Description : At once liberating and constricting, the many boundaries humans assemble define our need for emotional security. There are the invisible personal boundaries that define the guidelines a person creates to identify permissible ways for others to behave towards them. We construct emotional “walls” for those we are uneasy with and tear them down to reveal a vulnerable self for those we are close to. Additionally, there are the physical boundaries that support one’s need for psychological contentment. Our most intimate acts are performed behind the safety of wall structures, keeping us unexposed and safe from embarrassment. For her first solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane, titled “Personal Boundaries,” Samantha McCurdy finds interest in the instances where these physical boundaries are worn thin to reveal the heightened mental power that one can forge. A frightened child, for instance, can protect themselves from imaginary intruders with the help of only a bedsheet. With a background in fashion and styling, McCurdy has developed a keen awareness to the way in which certain articles of clothing provide a similar duality, allowing one to reveal their body while simultaneously keeping it protected and unavailable to others. The shaped paintings in the exhibition reference the material qualities of those very articles of clothing. Substituting traditional canvas for thin, stretchable spandex, the works call to mind form-fitting attributes of yoga pants or a swimsuit. Hidden behind the painted stretched fabric, each painting conceals spherical objects that bulge beyond the confines of the rectangular frame. Painted in vivid tones of orange and pink, or a nude that more directly alludes to a human figure, viewers are enticed to imagine what remains concealed. Tightly arranged, each work’s protrusions extend to its neighbor and seemingly reach for physical contact but ultimately never overstep that boundary. Each painting creates moments of tension through its invita

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    Artist's Objects:

    •  Samantha  Mc Curdy - Orange  Belly Button

      Orange Belly Button

    •  Samantha  Mc Curdy - Cold Top

      Cold Top

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  • Irby Pace  (+)

    Biography : Irby Pace was born in Odessa, Texas. In 2005 he moved to Lubbock, Texas to attended Texas Tech University where he received his BFA in Photography in 2008. He received his MFA from The University of North Texas in 2012. Currently, he lives and work in Alabama where he is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Troy University.. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Dallas Observer among many others. Recently he was awarded “The Best of 2012: Best Art Heist” and was considered one of “The 12 Most Newsworthy Moments of 2012.”

    Detailed Description : Artist statement: Turn-of-the-century French chronophotographer, Étienne-Jules Marley was interested in photographic-based movement and pioneered innovative ways to capture this in people and objects. Near the end of his life he developed a machine to record the movement of smoke trails as they passed over various objects. The objects visually showed how the smoke was interrupted and altered depending on their placement within the smokes path. Marley’s introduction of objects to interrupt the smoke’s path influenced me as I injected smoke into the landscape to disrupt the visual spaces that they temporarily inhabit. The floating phenomenons fill the void of the urban and natural landscapes. The physical space is altered as colorful clouds of smoke are allowed to combine with the forces of nature to dictate their shape and duration and are captured to show a momentary glimpse of the change in the vacant space. I am experimenting with the tension of upward and outward movement against the downward force of gravity, creating the illusion of gravity defiance with crude and readily available resources.My photographic investigation takes place in and between the states of Alabama and my home state, Texas. The work is influenced by banal spaces which are chosen for their lack of content. Through the photographic process the smoke trails are once again made tangible if only momentarily.

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    Artist's Objects:

    • Irby Pace - Brownfield

      Brownfield

    • Irby Pace - Diffraction

      Diffraction

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  • Heath West  (+)

    Biography : Taking into account the history of painting as a point of departure--from such figures as Fairfield Porter, Henri Matisse, and Alex Katz, to the contemporary Masters of Nicole Eisenman, Laura Owens, and Tal R--the painted image is a work of embodied references. As framing elements call to cinematic and theatrical aesthetics, brushstrokes and color parallel architecture in the spatial sense of texture combined with volume. Activating the picture plane as a construction of both color and space, painting utilizes past and present to continually refresh itself as a classical tradition.Heath Westis a painter who lives and works in Houston, Texas. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston, and attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. West has participated in shows at Harper's Books in East Hampton, NY, Erratum Galerie in Berlin, Big Medium in Austin, Hello Project in Houston, and had his first solo show in 2015 at Castor Gallery, New York City.

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    Artist's Objects:

    •  Heath  West  - Rietveld Schröderhuis

      Rietveld Schröderhuis

    •  Heath  West  - Villa Zeno

      Villa Zeno

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Large Ship -  Stephen  D'Onofrio

Stephen D'Onofrio

Large Ship

68x68" acrylic on canvas

Cold Top -  Samantha  Mc Curdy

Samantha Mc Curdy

Cold Top

12x7"

wood, latex and spandex

Orange  Belly Button -  Samantha  Mc Curdy

Samantha Mc Curdy

Orange Belly Button

18 x19x6"

wood, spandex and latex

Diffraction  - Irby Pace

Irby Pace

Diffraction

Villa Zeno  -  Heath  West

Heath West

Villa Zeno

untitled  -

untitled

dispersed polymere pigment on aluminum

Still-life with Cezanne  -  Stephen  D'Onofrio

Stephen D'Onofrio

Still-life with Cezanne

Karipuna  - Donald Martiny

Donald Martiny

Karipuna

2016. Polymer and dispersed pigment, 45 x 53 in.

Brownfield  - Irby Pace

Irby Pace

Brownfield

2017. Archival inkjet print, 20 x 30 in. Edition of 5.

Rietveld Schröderhuis -  Heath  West

Heath West

Rietveld Schröderhuis

2018. Oil and acrylic on linen, 60 x 50 in.