Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fluxus Language/Taoist Geometry at Cohn Drennan Contemporary

fluxus language/taoist geometry
Cecil Touchon/David Carlson
Opening Reception October 15, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates:  October 15 – November 12, 2011
fluxus language/taoist geometry is an exhibition pairing the interaction of paintings and works on paper by artists David Carlson (Arlington, VA) and Cecil Touchon (Pagosa Springs, CO).  In 2009, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presented The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 – 1989, an exhibition that demonstrated the historic impact of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical concepts on American art.  These works of art by Touchon and Carlson show that the Asian influence didn’t end in 1989, rather, that its impact has continued and flourished in the formal and conceptual development of American contemporary art.
Cecil Touchon is widely recognized throughout Texas and the United States and has played a major role in the fine arts arena for well over two decades, exhibiting in galleries and museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Boston, Houston, St. Louis, and Atlanta.  International exhibitions include venues in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cuernavaca, Mexico and Italy, where he participated in the Venice Biennial in 2009 and 2001.
Touchon is the founder and director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction and co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group.  He is also a member of the Massurrealist Society and founder of the La Sociedad Massurrealista de Mexico.  He has been featured in dozens of exhibition catalogues, magazine articles and scholarly publications.  The most recent was published in 2010 and is titled Masters: Collage—Major Works by Leading Artists (Lark Books).
Touchon’s work appears in the collections of several major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London.  His works are found in many corporate collections including those of IBM, HBO, American Airlines, American Express, Citibank, Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel, Neiman Marcus, Hallmark and the Sanyo Corporation.
A Texas native, Cecil Touchon was born in Austin and attended both North Texas State University in Denton and the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is newly represented by Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas.
David Carlson has had 17 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows from 1988 to the present.  His paintings, digital video and digital photographs are included in national and international collections.  Since 2000, David has shown his Digital Videos at venues in Senegal, Egypt, Washington, DC, South Africa, Belgium, Turkey, Illinois and Texas.  He has participated in international exchanges with artists from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Morocco, and West Africa.  Carlson has taught design, drawing and painting for 21 years at Marymount University and other local art programs including the Corcoran School of Art+Design and EEI Communications.  He continues to collaborate with international artists and in 2007 he joined with German artist Pit Brussel and Egyptian composer Ashraf Fouad to create the installation 'Firewave'.
For more information about fluxus language/taoist geometry or for more information about Cohn Drennan Contemporary, please go to   www.cohndrennancontemporary.com or call 214.708.8051 or e-mail cohn@cohndrennancontemporary.com.                                             
The gallery is located at 1107 Dragon, Dallas, TX and hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Alice said...

These works of art demonstrate the continued importance of Asian influence in the formal and conceptual development of American contemporary art.

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