CRAIGHEAD-GREEN GALLERY // SEPT09  // 5-8PM
CRAIGHEAD-GREEN GALLERY
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DALLAS, TEXAS 75207
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JOEY BROCK | FLOW
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DENISE M. A. BROWN | WINDOWS & DOORS
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JAY MAGGIO | SPECIAL PLACES
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“Flow”, the coming exhibition of Dallas artist Joey Brock, pulses with the thrill of experimentation.  
His collage work is a response to the urban landscapes he discovers on his travels; a personal
cartography of sorts unified by his own mark making.  The inclusive approach to materials allows
an atmosphere that is contradistinctive in texture but compelling in its clever understanding of
color and form.  A viewer might be confronted by a cut photograph altered by a quick swath of
aerosol paint that is literally sewn and demarcated by lines of thread and a gesture of oil paint.  
Brock leans heavily on his intuition to achieve a state of flow for his compositions.  He describes this
frame of mind with “…the ancient Icelandic word for intuition ‘Innsaei’, referring to ‘the sea within’
which is a borderless nature of our inner world…”  By relying on an intuitive practice Brock is able
to access a range of mediums and materials to heighten his sense of exploration

Joey Brock is a Dallas-based artist who has shown nationally and was recently featured in the
latest edition of “CREATE!” Magazine.

In her upcoming exhibition “Windows and Doors”, Dallas based artist,
Denise M. A. Brown’s work is
a welcome reminder of the enduring power of the narrative in contemporary art. For over 30
years, she has made paintings, sculptures and mixed media works that are richly textured in
appearance as well as content. Her powerful compositions, draw on myths, folktales, classic
literary works, social concepts and her acute observation of the world around her. Brown’s work is
a series of layered constructions in which she fleshes out concepts using a variety of unorthodox
materials including tar paper, which serves as a surrogate canvas as well as a surface to be
painted, etched, and reworked. Her carved wooden surfaces likewise speak to the blurring of
drawing, etching, engraving, and sculpture as she demands that each element in her
constructions move beyond traditional boundaries towards profound contemplation. Her work
is the permanent collections of the Federal Reserve Bank, Museum of South Texas, El Paso
Museum of Art, Biblical Art Museum, Texas A&M Stark Museum and Texas Old Jail Art Center.

Craighead Green Gallery welcomes back oil painter
Jay Maggio for his new show “Special
Places”.  Though a longtime resident of Dallas, Maggio is originally from southern Louisiana.  The
flora of his childhood established his fascination with trees, his favorite painting subject.  Maggio
finds autobiographic symbolism in his work: “…my paintings are a marriage of my past and my
present life - a blend of the big trees of south Louisiana and the big, blue sky and wide-open
prairies of north Texas.”  While Maggio’s subjects are fixed, his color and paint application
techniques entertain an exciting playfulness.  A faded blue tree bristles in neon green, rolling
fields while another painting exclaims the pastoral bliss of a fall day.  His brush strokes show
strong resemblance to pointillism applied with the practiced diligence of a tried craftsman.

Jay Maggio gives back to both of his communities in Texas and Louisiana by donating works
to multiple non-profit fundraisers.

JAY MAGGIO | SPECIAL PLACES