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469-551-3967 or plushgallery@gmail.com

JACQUELINE BLANCO • DENNIS GONZALEZ • NORMAN KARY

JUNE 18 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

closing reception: Saturday September 3rd 2-6 pm

Jacqueline Blanco: Gluttony

Jacqueline Blanco (b. 1997) is a figurative painter from the Dallas area. In 2019, she received her BFA in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her new body of work, called "Gluttony," is based on sexualization and emotional distresses within intimate relationships. She begins by shooting photographs of models (including herself), having foods such as raw meat or cake either smudged or placed on the body. She then creates photorealistic paintings based on the imagery, in the traditional medium of oil paint.

Dennis González: Talismans

Before he passed away earlier this year at age 67, Dennis Gonzalez was a musician, artist, and cultural influencer of great magnitude. Living in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas since 1976, he toured Europe and the world extensively as an avante garde jazz musician, showed his mail art and talismans at galleries and art centers, was a DJ on KERA-FM with his program "Miles Out," for over twenty years, and founded La Rondalla, a free after school music program for children in Oak Cliff. This posthumous exhibition will feature his talismans, ritual objects which he created and kept around the family home, believing them to be imbued with protective energy.

Norman Kary: Practical Magic

Norman Kary has lived and worked in Dallas since 1976, moving to the area after completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1982 he was one of the supporters behind the founding of D-Art, the seminal non-profit which later became the Dallas Contemporary. He served on their board from 1985-87. Norman showed with Edith Baker Gallery and then Craighead Green Gallery, before being represented by Plush three years ago. His current body of work mixes drawn and erased images on chalkboard surfaces with both collage and found objects, "attempting to capture the mystery of a 'now you see it, now you don't' effect."

For more information, contact the gallery at 469-551-3967.

THE STORY OF

PLUSH GALLERY

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Between 2000 and 2012, Plush Gallery produced over 60 art exhibitions from their home base of Dallas, in addition to participating in 15 art fairs and curatorial projects in cities across the U.S., such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Santa Fe.

 

During that time, the experimental space won two Best Alternative Gallery awards from the Dallas Observer, and had a nomadic nature with five locations, beginning in the Cedars neighborhood, then moving to a vintage parking garage and high rise in downtown Dallas, before settling into the offices of Cunningham Architects in the Design District. In 2012, owner and founder Randall Garrett closed the space to focus on his own work as an artist and teacher. In September 2018, after a six year hiatus, Garrett reopened Plush Gallery, adding artists from Mexico City to a budding stable of emerging Texas and U.S. artists.