|CRAIGHEAD-GREEN GALLERY // JAN06 // 5-8PM
1011 Dragon Street
DALLAS, TEXAS 75207
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| TYLER BUTCHER
SUZANNE KELLEY CLARK
"Fog of Hope"
Oil on Canvas
55.5" x 72"
Georgia based painter Tyler Butcher makes his way back to Craighead Green Gallery with a new series of
work entitled “Empty Kingdoms.” Struck by the recent refugee crisis, Butcher draws parallels with the state
of bodies lost to human constructs and souls in limbo. While Butcher’s paintings retain his signature
silhouette figures, this time they are placed in landscapes that are equally nondescript and alien. In one
work, the sky above a faceless crowd is colored like a neon apocalypse. Another painting reveals a lake
scene (normally a pastoral setting) through a ghost-like figure, an unfulfilled desire. Butcher explains that
this series is meant to “…let people into our respective worlds rather than closing ourselves off into our own
Tyler Butcher is a painter living and working in Savannah, Georgia. He is currently an educator at
Savannah College of Art and Design and exhibits in Texas, Georgia, and Florida.
SUZANNE KELLEY CLARK
Dallasite Suzanne Kelley Clark spent the earlier part of her life falling in love with the woods and lakes of
upstate New York. Her upcoming show, “Natural Flow”, is a continuation of this infatuation, albeit via the
wildernesses of Texas and New Mexico. Each of these places hold a special place for her as she’s lived in or
visited both locations over the years watching nature unfold through seasons dry and wet, cold and warm,
in bloom and in repose. As a painter, Clark has been a tireless photorealist but for “Natural Flow” she’s
chosen to present her works done at these sites en plein air. This shift in focus allows the presence of each
environment to take precedence. The rivers and valleys in Toas retain their depth; the Pine curtain of East
Texas shade the viewer. As the artist says: “Nature is an unending revelation.”
Suzanne Kelley Clark is a Dallas based oil painter. She received her MFA from SMU and has been shown all
Arturo Mallmann’s paintings contain a deliberate kind of depth that is both formal and sociological. In his
upcoming exhibition, “Dystopian Dreams”, Mallmann combines his impression of the recent world with his
practice. Mallmann’s work is made by layering acrylic paint with resin, sanding, rinsing, and repeating. On
his process, he states: “This interaction is what holds the painting together and makes it a community of
images embracing each other in the same journey.” These “communities” are also the bedrock of his
subject matter. His landscapes hold fragile groups in their hands; ecosystems colliding with figures.
Mallmann’s interest in decay and creation (as suggested by the title of this exhibition) is on full display: from
peaceful fishing docks to urban decay to lonely sunsets.
Arturo Mallmann is a Uruguayan born painter that now resides in California. He has shown all over the
United States, primarily in California, New York, and Texas.