Monday, April 28, 2014

Genograffic 3

Genograffic 3

White Space Gallery
2001 N Lamar Suite #500
Dallas, TX 75202, (214) 272-2450
May 24, 2014 – June 14, 2014

OPENS: Saturday May 24, 2014 / 7pm

Genograffic 3 is an art exhibition featuring the artwork of Hatziel, Jeru, and Ray Albarez. Inspired by the graffiti and urban landscapes, these three artists have fused their past experiences and present surroundings to bring to you their own interpretation of Art's future. The spontaneity and sometimes-premeditated process of their artwork have led them through different routes to further evolve their art and find their meaning.

Jeru Gabriel often describes his own work as a blend of order with chaos. Using a mixture of realism and surrealism, pop and graffiti, typography and a playfully bright color palette, his work is more about the spontaneous creation he experiences in the moment and the visual response by the viewer once the art is complete. Jeru draws inspiration from his own hobbies and interests that include a wide range of music, film, and comic books. His work gravitates more towards delivering a fun visual experience rather than attempting to convey a story.

Ray Albarez is inspired by his strive for excellence in craftsmanship and delivering a single important, but often forgotten message. Where most painters are searching for perfection or political insight, Ray Albarez enjoys the process of painting and connecting with his subject matter. His sole intention for this collection is to enjoy each step and find the same feeling as a graffiti vandal and child of simply having fun.

Hatziel’s work explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and emotional memories. With influences as diverse as Machiavelli and Francis Bacon, new variations are crafted from both explicit and implicit meanings. Ever since he was a child the traditional understanding of the human condition has fascinated him. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes corroded into hegemony of futility, leaving only a sense of unreality and the unlikelihood of a new synthesis. As spatial derivatives become distorted through boundaried and critical practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the edges of our existence.

Ultimately, Genograffic is a collection of artwork that brings each artists own style and purpose for you to view, construe, debate, and repute.

White Space is Dallas’ first venue to integrate gallery space with a full-service corporate meeting and events facility, offering artists exposure to a nationwide audience and business teams an inspiring environment where they can create, explore and express their best ideas. Situated in Dallas’ Historic West End, White Space is located at 2001 N Lamar Street, Suite 500 (corner of N Lamar & Munger). Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM by appointment. Call 214.272.2450 or contact us at

Thursday, April 24, 2014

UpcomingShow list

OK Here is how is going down this couple of months! you might want to sit down for this one...ready!!

May 15 - Kettle Art Tunnelvision Exhibit featuring artwork from the
              Tunnelvision artists.
May 15 - White Linen Dallas 2014, Benefit show to show support to
               The Bridge: a homeless recovery center
May 17 - TunnelVision Mural Project Results Showing Party/judging/and
               all that good stuff
May 17 - "Bad Diary Days" Atama, Atama's first group show with all the
                Dallas key players

June 19 - Dallas art and Fashion show, WAAS Gallery fashion and art!

I will add more information as the days come closer but for now u have a small info to be ready by. Now I have to get my ass to painting if I want to make it to all this shows.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Deep Ellum TunnelVisions

I had a chance to paint along some of Dallas key Artists in a Mural Tournament hosted by Deep Ellum Texas Community, They allowed all artists to express their creative talents on a 4' x 8' wood panel in a 4 hour time limit, With great artistic company the pressure was on.
I did do some homework made sure that I didn't go empty in the head and this was my study and prep for the piece that I was going to create.
In the the first 45 min I made sure that all the grays had been placed in their proper space, using a mix between aerosol and latex acrylic the execution moved smoothly allowing plenty of time to finish the piece right. 
A very special thanks to Deep Ellum, Dallas Morning News, Mercado Bilingue