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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Pose for the Frame”

 

(September 5, 2017) Dallas, TX – The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College presents: “Pose For the Frame,” (Portraiture Exhibition) from September 5-26. A reception will be held September 14 from 4-6 p.m.

 

Kate Stipp was born in Arlington, TX. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas - Arlington and her Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art + Design. Her work is an exploration and documentation of the pressures placed on women. Drawing from her own experiences, she intends to create visual interpretations of cultural standards, expectations, and ideals of femininity. She wants to express the difficulties in balancing and rectifying these canons of behavior and appearance. These ideas manifest themselves in various forms and situations in her work.

 

Jeremy Biggers is a painter, filmmaker, designer, and photographer based out of Dallas. As a teenager, Jeremy attended an arts magnet high school where he primarily focused on graphite and charcoal drawings. Once he entered college, he cultivated his love for painting as well as photography. These two mediums still manifest themselves in his work today. Jeremy’s work is a blend of photo realism with popular culture references that he hopes will inspire conversations within the viewers. While the bulk of his works deal with portraiture and self-exploration, he enjoys all forms of art regardless of subject matter or medium.


J.D. Moore born and raised in Dallas, James Douglas Moore III, has been creating art since elementary school. Art has always been a big part of his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he decided to really focus on his work. Today J.D is a tattoo artist at Last Angels Tattoo Co. in Dallas. He is currently focusing on creating detailed and illustrative tattoos, as well as honing his skills as a fine artist, all while continuing the never ending journey of growth and expressive discovery.

 

Since graduating from Rowlett High School in 2010, J.D has been making a name for himself in the Dallas area. He has been featured in 5 RAW: natural born artist exhibitions from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he was chosen to be featured in the Los Angeles based Chocolate & Art Exhibition hosted at The Lofty Spaces. In 2016, he was handpicked to participate in the New York based Conception Contemporary Art exhibition hosted at the Texas Ale Project. He was also asked to create art for the Dallas Savages art exhibition, presented by Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions and hosted at the Lawley Art Group Gallery. In 2017, J.D was selected for a two week fine art residency in Orquevaux, France at the Chateau de Orquevaux.

 

Aliester Moffitt born and raised in Dallas by his single father. Moffit found the freedom to express himself through art at the age of 7. Without having any formal training, Aliester taught himself to draw and paint in a photo realistic style. Using various techniques and mediums such as palette knife, oil paints and acrylic, Aliester explores the human psyche and the physical complexity of natural growth. He feels being self-taught helps him to fully express his imagination with no boundaries.


Christopher Bingham is a painter, born and raised in Dallas. He attended the University of Texas – Arlington pursuing graphic design but quickly turned his focus to studio arts. Since graduating in 2006 from U.T.A. about his craft. When he’s not painting, Chris works on keeping his students motivated to do the same as a high school art teacher. Christopher Bingham has been a creative force in the North Texas art scene since 2006, displaying his work in the DFW area and all across Texas. Along with having works in numerous private collections, he was also a two-time finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2011 and 2015.

Hatziel Flores is a Dallas-based artist who finds himself just as comfortable in street art as in a gallery setting with his unique, new, contemporary portrait style. Hatziel has shown work in different galleries around the United States and has done commission work for big businesses such as NBC, Red Bull, Nike, and MTV.


Carlos Donjuan works invite visitors on a journey as he continues to explore his personal narrative of societal constructs and perceptions of illegal immigration.


A product of illegal immigration himself, Donjuan often reflects on his upbringing and the consequences associated with illegal immigration. He continues to redefine and contextualize the terms he has heard as a youth with the goal of a visual translation that everyone can relate to. His work is acutely personal, often referencing family and friends in hopes of gaining a better understanding of his fears of not belonging, failure, and even mortality. A young father himself, he is concerned that his son will face the same moral impressions that perplexed Carlos in adolescence.

 

This new body of work aims to take on the pejorative term “alien” and looks to playfully appropriate its meaning with figures cloaked in sprightly shapes and patterns. The masked hybrid characters of people and creatures found in Donjuan’s work allows the viewer to be comfortably confronted.

Zarina Kay is a 24-year-old multi-disciplinary artist based out of Aubrey, TX. Studying at the Ermitage Academy since she was 12, Zarina has taken her classically trained set of skills and blended her own voice to create beautiful works of art. Using different mediums such as charcoal, pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic to build her body of work. Her works are focused on nature, voidness, the essence of an object or a portrait is what moves her creatively. Inspired by the lessons of nature her work is fluid, demanding and always changing.

 

Riley Holloway is a Hunting Prize finalist and figurative painter, currently working out of Dallas. Born in Los Angeles, Holloway relocated to Arlington at a young age. Growing up, he developed an early interest in art, learning from his mother, who is an artist herself. He attended The Art Institute of Dallas and the Florence Academy of Art, after which he was awarded an artist residency at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

 

Holloway is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art. His images are often accompanied by text and other personal references embedded within the work. Holloway uses a bold painterly technique to create depth within the portraits. There is a softness he translates accompanied with his wild markings. This is seen with his utilization of charcoal and hand drawing, in conjunction with his ability to control and manipulate oils in a traditional process. There is also a wonderful counterbalance of roughness and masculinity seen in the works. This is accomplished with his utilization of the “unfinished” aspects of the image and the rawness and utilitarian nature of many of the panels, gessos and nails he works upon.


Holloway’s aesthetics create familiar spaces that are rich in storytelling, free from constraints, and true to his subjects. Holloway’s technique is undeniable and his content is rich in both drama, history and intimacy.

 

For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Kate Stipp, “Lolita”, Oil on wood panel

Kate Stipp, “Lolita”
Oil on wood panel


JD Moore, “World of forms”, Oil on Wood

JD Moore, “World of forms”
Oil on Wood


Aliester Moffitt, “Erykah Badu”, Oil on woodcuts

Aliester Moffitt, “Erykah Badu”
Oil on woodcuts


Christopher Bingham, “Big Self Portrait”, Acrylic and aerosol on canvas

Christopher Bingham, “Big Self Portrait”
Acrylic and aerosol on canvas


Zarina Kay, “Swan Rose”, Water Color on Paper

Zarina Kay, “Swan Rose”
Water Color on Paper