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Dallas, TX 75205
Anila Quayyum Agha
Estate of Joseph Glasco
Rima Canaan Lee
Leonardo Drew, Installation view, 2020, Talley Dunn Gallery
Gabriel Dawe, Found, Installation view, 2020, Talley Dunn Gallery
The viewing room
Arely Morales, Installation view, 2021, Talley Dunn Gallery
David Bates: Grassy Lake
October 2, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Talley Dunn Gallery is distinctly honored to announce an exhibition of David Bates’ most recent works, Grassy Lake. This momentous exhibition of painting marks both the artist’s return and final goodbye to a subject of remarkable importance to both the artist and the development of his practice.
Bates first visited the low-lying wetland dense with 350-year-old cypress trees and tupelo in central Arkansas that is Grassy Lake in 1982. Up until the close of the decade, the artist continued to return to this captivatingly spectacular place for renewed inspiration. It revealed to Bates an otherworldly environment teeming with wildlife and dramatic beauty throughout its swampy terrain. This is where Bates met his mentor and the subject of many of his paintings from the 1980s, Ed Walker. Although his frequent visits ceased after the passing of his close friend in the early 1990s, Bates recently revisited this formative place with the idea that he would paint a series around it and retire upon its completion. This exhibition may therefore be the final chapter of Bates’ painting practice—a profound and euphoric return to Grassy Lake.
Letitia Huckaby: And Thy Neighb(our)
September 18, 2021 - October 30, 2021
Talley Dunn Gallery is honored to announce And Thy Neighb(our), a solo exhibition of acclaimed mixed-media artist Letitia Huckaby comprised of works made during the Fall 2020 International Artist-in-Residence Program art Artpace in San Antonio, Texas.
All of the fifteen subjects portrayed by Huckaby identify as refugees or immigrants from countries with majority Black populations. Much of current immigration news centers on persons crossing the U.S./Mexico border. However, in photographing Black subjects, Huckaby presents those whose experiences may not be as visible but are nevertheless shortchanged and abused at every step of the immigration process. These subjects include social workers, students, a model, a seamstress, and business professionals—in essence, individuals who make valuable contributions to society wherever they reside.