Artist Talk with Carlyn Ray
Oct
21
1:30pm 1:30pm

Artist Talk with Carlyn Ray

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Acclaimed glass artist Carlyn Ray and her team work in a mysterious medium—molten sand, at the temperature of lava, formed with one’s breath, hand, and gravity into delicate, crystal forms. Glass. It can transmit or reflect light; it can be solid and strong or thin and fragile; it can outlive us for hundreds of years or break in an instant. Formed at volcanic temperatures and blown into beguiling shapes, Carlyn’s glass works capture both the magic of the medium and the passion of its creators. Her distinctive forms include large-scale weavings made from rippling strips of colored glass woven together by metal and wire; illuminated panels; flowing collections of crystal ribbons; vessels; chandeliers; and much more. But no matter the form, each piece is full of light and energy and has the power to transform space with its brilliant, shimmering colors.

Carlyn is the lead designer, artist, and owner of Carlyn Ray Designs. At a young age she discovered an unrelenting passion for glass and a desire to be involved in community art projects. After receiving her BFA from The College of William and Mary, she trained with various master glass artists around the world, including Dale Chihuly, for whom she worked on project management, scheduling, glassblowing, and managing the daily activities in the hot shop. She has also worked at the Corning Museum of Glass, where she worked alongside other master artists creating works and educating the public about glass. Carlyn has now come full circle to build a multi-talented team with a focus on creating large-scale custom projects for and with the community.

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Ron and Michael Heinlen Opening Reception
Aug
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ron and Michael Heinlen Opening Reception

JM Gallery is pleased to present works by Ron and Michael Heinlen, father and son photographers who look for the extraordinary hidden within the seemingly ordinary. Ron’s camera is his constant companion, and he collects images from around the world. Many of his photographs capture everyday city scenes—a man eyeing produce in a Boston storefront or a pair of beggars in Beijing—that appear fleeting, but reveal a sense of the shared humanity we too often forget. Michael finds beauty in ordinary and decayed forms, like the graceful lines and shadows of telephone wires or the suggestive patterns of crumbling concrete and broken glass in an abandoned building. He photographs common objects that we may “see” but that remain unseen, re-visioning them into novel forms and exposing the grace that surrounds us. Whether by memorializing the routine or by shifting perspectives, both father and son focus on the commonplace and elevate their subjects.

30% of all sales from this show will be donated to Big Thought. For 30 years, Big Thought has collaborated with local partners to bring creative learning opportunities to youth in Dallas neighborhoods with the greatest need. Students in these high-need neighborhoods do not have equitable access to crucial out-of-school education, which widens the opportunity gap. Big Thought develops and facilitates after-school, in-school, summer, and community programs that stimulate the imagination, instill and strengthen crucial social and emotional learning skills, and impact academic achievement.

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Alternative Photography Artist Talk
Jun
17
1:30pm 1:30pm

Alternative Photography Artist Talk

Join JM Gallery Saturday, June 17 at 1:30 for an artist talk with Peter Blackburn, Amy Holmes George, Frank Lopez, Kathy Lovas and Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen.

JM Gallery is excited to work with photographer and teacher Frank Lopez in presenting an exhibition of works by local photographers who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made. These artists use a variety of processes—some old, some new, and some in combination—to create images that cannot be reproduced using standard methods. Frank, for example, scratches, tears, and bleaches exposed Polaroid film and then scans and retouches the images to create abstract works that illustrate the process itself. Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen offers cyanotype images on fabric that recall ancient “wanted” posters, but present portraits of recent victims of racial profiling and police brutality. Amy Holmes George’s ziatype prints are still lifes composed of babies, duckies, ring toys, and children’s clothing that appear at once concrete and dreamlike; familiar, yet strangely haunting. Kathy Lovas presents Police Blotter, an artist’s book in which Polaroid pinhole photographs of newspaper crime reports, school photos, and encyclopedia texts are layered to pose the questions: “Who will become a criminal?” and “Who will become a victim?” And Peter Blackburn works with gum bichromate printing, a 19th-century technique that produces rich, painterly images, to capture the energy of dance.

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Alternative Photography Opening Reception
May
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Alternative Photography Opening Reception

JM Gallery is excited to work with photographer and teacher Frank Lopez in presenting an exhibition of works by local photographers who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made. These artists use a variety of processes—some old, some new, and some in combination—to create images that cannot be reproduced using standard methods. Frank, for example, scratches, tears, and bleaches exposed Polaroid film and then scans and retouches the images to create abstract works that illustrate the process itself. Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen offers cyanotype images on fabric that recall ancient “wanted” posters, but present portraits of men and women standing up for victims of racial profiling and police brutality. Amy Holmes George’s ziatype prints are still lifes composed of babies, duckies, ring toys, and children’s clothing that appear at once concrete and dreamlike; familiar, yet strangely haunting. Kathy Lovas presents Police Blotter, an artist’s book in which Polaroid pinhole photographs of newspaper crime reports, school photos, and encyclopedia texts are layered to pose the questions: “Who will become a criminal?” and “Who will become a victim?” And Peter Blackburn works with gum bichromate printing, a 19th-century technique that produces rich, painterly images, to capture the energy of dance.

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Linda Gossett Opening Reception
Apr
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Linda Gossett Opening Reception

JM Gallery is pleased to present a collection of porcelain assemblages by Linda Gossett. Starting with a curious cache of found objects, Linda recasts and playfully reassembles her material into talismanic figurines that appear both familiar and absurd. Mass-produced, plaster tchotchkes become refined collectibles in the style of 18th-century European ceramics—refined but nonsensical, as hands emerge from birds’ breasts, shoes grow out of a duck’s head on a deer’s body, and children’s legs run away with an eagle. This is an imagery of contrast meant to challenge our preconceptions. Where we normally expect to see cheap plaster knickknacks, we see light, fragile porcelain; but then, where we expect to see elegant subjects, we see new forms of absurdity and incongruity. With such contrasts, Linda questions cultural values—what do we value, what do we desire, and where does the desire for possession enter the conversation? As she explains, “I offer my art as a springboard for the imagination.”

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Jeremy Lock Opening Reception
Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Jeremy Lock Opening Reception

During his adrenaline-filled career as a military photographer, Jeremy Lock documented battles, disasters, and everyday life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Haiti, Mongolia, and many other locations. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, and was named Military Photojournalist of the Year seven times. Though no longer in the military, Jeremy’s intense vision and passion continue to motivate and inspire him and his work. He travels constantly, documenting landscapes that evoke the frightening power and awesome beauty of our world and capturing images of the people who occupy it that evoke the essence and reality of humanity at its finest and its worst. As he explains, "Not only do I get to live my life, but I've been able to live the lives of those I photograph, even if it was just for a moment. I thrive on sharing those experiences." For this show, Jeremy shares his experiences with a collection of aerial landscapes and portraits from around the world. The vistas and people, though far-flung and diverse, are united in his photographs by pattern, shape, color, and texture. African deserts, Alaskan tundra, an old man’s face—all very different, yet with so much in common, if we know how to look. These photographs help us to see past our differences and understand how much of the world and our human experience within it are held in common.

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Nov
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Simply Stated Opening Reception

Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins work in different mediums, but they share a powerful aesthetic. Each can express volumes with just a few simple gestures. In Jay’s watercolors, four lines and a splash of color evoke a personality. Doug creates dramatic narratives in ceramics with basic, geometric forms. And Susan weaves fiber and paper into clean, calligraphic shapes that inspire a sense of profound calm.

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The Phoinix Project Opening Reception
Sep
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Phoinix Project Opening Reception

For the solo exhibition at JM Gallery beginning on September 16, Shawn Saumell has set his works on fire. Literally. After reviewing his personal collection and archives, Shawn decided to "blaze" his photographs; not as an act of destruction, but rather as a reconstruction. The burning is not about obliteration, but about metamorphosis and rebirth. Using existing bodies and individual pieces of work, Shawn baptizes the materials in flames and new life emerges. Fire destroys. Fire cleanses. Fire makes new. The two-dimensional becomes three-dimensional. The photograph becomes sculptures, drawings, paintings, and installations. In the process, the images are completely transformed, the spaces they occupy are transformed, their forms have transformed, and their material compositions have chemically transformed. Thus, beauty emerges from decay, old worlds become new, appearances change but substance persists. Experience may be fleeting, but the Phoinix rises. 

 
 
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Veiled Grace Opening Reception
Jul
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Veiled Grace Opening Reception

JM Gallery presents the work of two women who find beauty in unexpected materials. Lesli Robertson fuses concrete and textiles in provocative objects that force us to question the boundaries between brutal strength and refined delicacy. In works featured in this show, Lesli uses detritus from her life and studio, including woven pieces, broken forms, and pieces cut from earlier works to create “Remnants,” a series of new forms that document and comment on the material objects that define the work of her hands. Shayema Rahim transforms drab wax into brilliantly colored encaustic paintings, full of emotion and spirit, that reveal her passion and let us share it with her. Painting in encaustic combines beeswax, resin, and pigment into deep, complex layers and allows Shayema to create lyrical works whose textures, colors, and patterns evoke the rhythm and tone of music and to express the emotional struggles and joys that have defined her as a person and an artist.

 
 
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Worlds Within Opening Reception
Jun
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Worlds Within Opening Reception

JM Gallery is proud to present a show featuring works by Kenneth Burris and Sam Watson who both explore the process of creation. Kenneth exploits the control and human intimacy of drawing in a collection of dystopian landscapes that question what it means to be “real” in a digital age. His images present mental, social, and physical landscapes that investigate the unrest and alienation many experience in this new world. Sam brings the inside outside in his bronze figures by literally opening them up to reveal the secrets of the casting process and allowing us to see familiar objects with new eyes. Tools used but normally discarded become essential elements of design. His sculptures make us stop and realize the essential beauty of the mundane structures that hold our worlds together.

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Artist Talk With Jason Mehl
May
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Artist Talk With Jason Mehl

 
 

JM Gallery is proud to present a solo show by Jason Mehl. Jason’s current body of work is a study of the morphology of recollection, he appropriates and reinterprets the same basic forms to create a series of fascinating and unique sculptures. He uses the language of erosion, decay, growth and the passage of time to create a moment of discovery, a point of interest that grabs our attention, something that is at once familiar but cannot be defined. Jason started his artistic career with a studio in Seoul in 2008 returning home to continue his endeavors in Dallas in 2013, he has exhibited his sculpture in across Texas as well as internationally.

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Naked Memories Opening Reception
Apr
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Naked Memories Opening Reception

JM Gallery presents a solo show of sculpture by Jason Mehl that embody and reveal the morphology of recollection. Jason appropriates basic forms and reinterprets them using the language of erosion, decay, growth, and the passage of time to create moments of discovery, points of interest that grab our attention and appear at once familiar but undefined. Jason started his artistic career with a studio in Seoul in 2008, and his works embrace a unique blend of Eastern and Western influences. He returned home to continue his endeavors in Dallas in 2013 and has exhibited widely across Texas as well as internationally.

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JM Gallery 1 Year Anniversary
Mar
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

JM Gallery 1 Year Anniversary

Please join us in celebrating JM Gallery’s one-year anniversary! Since its grand opening last March, JM Gallery has been proud to offer works on paper and sculpture by local and regional artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. Whether their images are watercolors or gold leaf, marble or steel, clay or silk, photographs or aquatints, they all share the ability to excite the eye and challenge the mind. It has indeed been an incredible and successful year, and we want to share our excitement with you. So join us at the gallery to celebrate while enjoying Illumination, the first show of our second year, featuring works by Diana Antohe and Michael  Sutton.

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Illumination Opening Reception
Feb
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Illumination Opening Reception

To celebrate its first anniversary, JM Gallery presents a collection of abstract, multilayered vistas by Michael Sutton and Diana Antohe that appear familiar yet exotic. Michael works in glass and steel to create images that evoke satellite views of a radiant earth. Diana’s hand-colored etchings offer intimate views of a dream worldfilled with balletic lines and glowing color.

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Rob Aikey, Ann McIntyre, and Scott Shubin Artist Talk
Feb
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Rob Aikey, Ann McIntyre, and Scott Shubin Artist Talk

JM Gallery is excited to open the year with an exhibition featuring three artists whose works embody contradictions. AnnMcIntyre translates the shapes of discarded trash into multicolored and richly textured prints that reveal the overlooked beauty of the world around us. Rob Aikey explores the relationship between predictability and random chance with paintings that appear both carefully composed and spontaneous. Scott Shubin offers steel forms that appear industrial and elegant,  stable and unsteady, powerful and intimate. To paraphrase Walt Whitman, the works in this show are large; they contain multitudes.

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Embracing Contrast
Jan
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Embracing Contrast

JM Gallery is excited to open the year with an exhibition featuring three artists whose works embody contradictions. Ann McIntyre translates the shapes of discarded trash into multicolored and richly textured prints that reveal the overlooked beauty of the world around us. Rob Aikey explores the relationship between predictability and random chance with paintings that appear both carefully composed and spontaneous. Scott Shubin offers steel forms that appear industrial and elegant,  stable and unsteady, powerful and intimate. To paraphrase Walt Whitman, the works in this show are large; they contain multitudes.

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