James Gill: When the World Went POP!

James Gill’s exhibition When the World Went POP! was on view from November 21, 2015 through January 11, 2016. As a “founding father” of the Pop Art movement, James Gill has frequently exhibited alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. James Gill’s style was unique from the beginning, even for the Pop Art movement he helped to create. Instead of merely depicting images from advertisements and the media, Gill uses his paintings to represent prominent emotions and ideas associated with popular culture. During his illustrious career, Gill has demonstrated the ability to adapt his style to reflect modern sensibilities, while simultaneously staying true to the fundamental elements of the Pop Art movement. Gill’s work can be found in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Bernie Taupin: Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee)

Largely recognized for his longtime songwriting partnership with Elton John, Bernie Taupin continues to delight and surprise even those who think they know him best. In addition to lyricist, musician, producer, author, and award winner, Bernie Taupin is also a serious visual artist. Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee) comments on the ability of governments to cause chaos, create and perpetuate poverty and misery, and ultimately destroy civilizations. The severely contrasting light and dark colors, fragmented edges, and torn middles of these paintings reflect the disturbance and pain of their subjects. There is harmony but it is somewhat harrowing. Bernie Taupin’s paintings often hover gracefully around the canons of both the Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art movements. His paintings are proof that abstraction can contain emotion, that nothing is off limits, and that painting has the power to be simultaneously violent and lovely. A man of limitless creativity, Bernie Taupin uses his alchemical skills to explore the visceral relationships between color and texture through his wide array of media; he often uses acrylic and oil paint, but stretches the standards of conventional media to include wood stains, spray paint, cheesecloth, wax, glass, bubble wrap, metal, and paper. Bernie Taupin’s artwork has been exhibited nationally from New York to Los Angeles, and his work can also be found in numerous significant private collections throughout the United States.

Tom Holland: NOW… and a little bit of history

Artist Tom Holland exhibits his latest work at Samuel Lynne Galleries this May. His show titled: "TOM HOLLAND: NOW.... and a little bit of history" will open May 16, 2015 and will be on exhibit through June 29, 2015. Holland has had an illustrious career, one that has garnered critical acclaim for the last half century. Holland's paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been called California's most important living contemporary artist and one of the top ten living artists in the country. Holland works without assistance in his studio, cutting and shaping aluminum and fiberglass "canvases" - wall pieces, free-standing and hanging structures - which he then paints with epoxy. His recent paintings will be shown interspersed with some earlier work from his past 50 years creating a comprehensive view of his artistic maturity. Holland describes his process as one that is strongly subliminal and subconscious. He relies on the prospect of surprise to get him into the studio every day. In the paintings produced for his upcoming show, Holland continues to consider his artistic process as "strictly visual" with a reverence for the wordless effect his artwork has on himself and his viewers. Every painting, which Holland creates is something new, an arrangement of pastels or bright hues, geometric or organic shapes, which resonate in the viewer's psyche.

JD Miller: Breaking the Color Barrier

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce JD Miller's exhibition titled "JD Miller: Breaking the Color Barrier" which will open May 28, 2015 and be on view through June 23, 2015 at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York. Established in 1992, the Walter Wickiser Gallery aims to create a visual dialogue between art and artists of different cultures, and to remind audiences of art's ability to transcend cultural boundaries. The Walter Wickiser Gallery has received numerous reviews in ARTnews, Art In America, and many other internationally recognized publications. Breaking the Color Barrier features JD Miller's visually arresting abstract paintings, which combine his three-dimensional oil painting techniques with a precise and delightful command of color. With images that extend off the canvas and into the viewer's space, and colors that have been personally mixed by Miller to capture light and appeal to our visual senses, his paintings undoubtedly demand attention. This is the first time that JD Miller will be represented in the heart of New York City - in the cultural mecca that is the world-renowned art scene of the Chelsea neighborhood. Walter Wickiser Gallery - 210 11th Avenue #303 - New York City, NY 10001

JD Miller: LIVE Painting

Samuel Lynne Galleries hosted an exclusive LIVE painting by renowned contemporary artist JD Miller on February 14, 2015 from 6-8pm. This rare opportunity allows you to experience first hand Miller creating a visual masterpiece in his private studio. Witness an artistic visionary at work in an engaging performance with dynamic contours, contrasting light play and vibrant expression communicated through Miller’s unique multifaceted language. Miller’s creative vision is influenced by the energy of the crowd resulting in the finished piece holding an essence of something that can never be duplicated or reproduced. Just as the paint extends into space, sculpted into our dimensionality, the energy of the crowd is reflected back into every detail, curve and stroke Miller employs. The chance to share in this experience is a one of a kind opportunity to witness a true master in his imaginative realm, and is sure to inspire and provoke creativity in each viewer.

JD Miller: Luminous Levitation

JD Miller continues to confront and defy conventionality in his new exhibit Luminous Levitation, which opens with an artist reception on November 22 from 5-8 pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries. This exhibit will debut Miller’s newest multimedia sculptures, created with acrylic, plexiglass, wood and light. Miller manipulates his acrylic forms to make them appear to float in three-dimensional space as light continually scrolls through the entire color spectrum. Designed as a holographic experience, Miller’s sculptures offer varying vantage points, ranging from iridescent floating organic forms of light to the dazzling reflective illuminations reminiscent of tropical fish and coral. Luminous Levitation draws inspiration from Miller’s extensive travels to both the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines.

Lea Fisher: Unexpected Reflection

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to host an opening artist reception for Reflectionist artist Lea Fisher’s newest exhibit Unexpected Reflection on April 26 from 5 – 8 pm. Unexpected Reflection will be on exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries from April 26 – June 7, 2014. In Unexpected Reflection, Fisher utilizes her 3D Oil technique of painting, which allows her to build an atmosphere of abstraction by blending sculptural applications of oil paint with explicit placements of line and color. The result of this process will create an unanticipated impression on the viewer, who will be challenged to consider his or her relation to their fellow man and to all things aesthetic. In Lea’s oeuvre, actuality meets ambiguity, objectivity meets subjectivity, and the subconscious meets reality.

TYLER SHIELDS: THE DESTRUCTION OF GLAMOUR

Famed and controversial celebrity photographer, Tyler Shields, makes his Texas debut at Samuel Lynne Galleries in an innovative show of astonishing and unparalleled proportions. Shields combines his own recognizable brand of social commentary with a graphic style of photography, vividly capturing the modern youth in America and celebrity culture. Opening Reception: November 23 5 – 9PM

TOM HOLLAND: A SURVEY

Samuel Lynne Galleries, in association with Displays Fine Art Services, is proud to announce a groundbreaking exhibition of wall-mounted and freestanding paintings of the premier internationally acclaimed artist Tom Holland. Experience the progression of Tom Holland’s illustrious half-century career and the artistic processes that propelled Holland to create the incredible body of art he continues to garner recognition for throughout the art world. Holland’s unprecedented union of natural forms and organic fluidity juxtaposed with luminously modern textures and a pattern of geometric lines creates a collision of the native and the industrial spheres. The contrasting aluminium and vibrancy of dripping epoxy creates an arresting layered and dimensional landscape of color in a unique combination of media and techniques. Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1936, Tom Holland attended the University of California at Berkeley before travelling to Santiago, Chile on a Fulbright Grant. Upon his return to Berkeley, he began teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute and has been on the faculty at UCLA and Berkeley in the years since. Holland is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, having shown his artworks in major museums throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and in the Chicago Art Institute. His work is also represented in the Anderson Collection as well as the Charles Schwab Company, Mayfield Fund, and Di Rosa Collections. A process forged in decades of trial and error, Holland‘s artistic process begins by cutting thin pieces of metal and riveting them to sheets of aluminium or fibreglass. He then builds up depth, light, reflection, and color through his uniquely developed technique of epoxy paint application. In addition to these aluminium and Fiberglas paintings, Holland also works with paper, marble, and copper. “My process develops around what I experience in nature and is strongly driven by color. Whether free-standing or wall-mounted, I consider all of my works ‘paintings’ since the epoxy color application is what truly defines each one.” –Tom Holland Opening Reception: October 19 5 – 9PM

1105 EXHIBITION

This September officially marks the 5th year anniversary of Samuel Lynne Galleries! In celebration, Samuel Lynne Galleries will be hosting a group exhibition featuring the latest 3D Oil Paintings by Reflectionist artists JD Miller, Philip J. Romano, and Lea Fisher, the foundation artists of Samuel Lynne Galleries. Established in 2008 on the then industrial Dragon Street in the Dallas Design District, Samuel Lynne Galleries has come to be known as the premier gallery for contemporary art in Dallas. Additionally, the Reflectionist School has continued to thrive through the foundation artists of the gallery. Just as Impressionism developed around a core group of artists in late 19th century Paris, the Reflectionist School is beginning to foster a following around a core group of artists in Dallas. Characterized by thin, visible, and textured strokes, Impressionism manifested the cultural changes in Paris, as the city began to emerge as the epicenter for art, music, and ethos for Parisians like Monet, Renoir, and Cezanne as well as expats like Morisot. Similarly, Dallas is growing rapidly as a cultural Mecca in the heartland of the U.S., transforming rapidly in terms of demographics, economics, and investment in the arts. The Reflectionist School, in turn, is growing throughout the country and the world around key groups of artists mentored by JD Miller, the school’s founder. This is characterized by the use of bold colors and the thick, sculptural application of oil paint (3D Oil), directly mirroring the times and place JD Miller and the other Reflectionists live. For Samuel Lynne Galleries’ fifth anniversary exhibition, experience the unique perspectives of the artists that helped to establish Samuel Lynne Galleries in a way you have never seen before. JD Miller, Philip J. Romano, and Lea Fisher, while working in the traditional oil on canvas medium, each elevate beyond the traditional through the technique of an impasto application. Each artist achieves an individual affect and signature style while maintaining the use of the sculptural application of oil paint. Opening Reception: September 21 5 – 9 PM

REALITY TO EUPHORIA

Samuel Lynne Galleries will celebrate the duality of experience in JD Miller’s upcoming exhibition Reality to Euphoria, which opens Saturday, April 6th from 5 to 9 p.m. Miller is praised for his 3-D technique of oil painting, allowing him to activate the canvas with layers of sculpted color. The exhibition will present two distinct categories of Miller’s work: a selection of landscapes inspired by his travels throughout the continental U.S. and large-scale abstracts from his new Sahara and Dream Sequence series. This juxtaposition will act as an exploration of the relationships between the physical and spiritual present, allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions about the nature of what is “real”. “The landscapes are an interpretation of my real, sensory experience – what it felt like to be in the presence of such magnificent natural wonders,” says Miller, who traveled to Alaska, California, the White Mountains, and the Texas Panhandle last year. The abstracts, on the other hand, are “direct expressions of the spirit from universal consciousness.”