Exhibition July 30 2011

Western Movie: by Jon Flaming | Oct 27 - Nov 25

David Dike Fine Art presents a new series of artwork by celebrated Texas Artist, Jon Flaming. The Western Movie series is a collection of new works inspired by the Friday night TV westerns from the 60’s and 70’s. Viewers will discover a vibrant and fresh new look in Flaming’s technique. This is Flaming’s 4th one-man show at David Dike Fine Art.

This show will contain works indicative of Flaming’s signature style. Many of the paintings mark a turning point in his approach that can be seen through his representation of figures and composition. The self-taught artist’s neo-regionalist style has both a folk art and Texas Regionalist look inspired by some of the Dallas Nine artists. Traditionally, the images and sentiment captured in Flaming’s work reminds the viewer the of the spirit of a time past; an era when small town Texas was occupied by salt-of-the earth folk who were content with hard work and the simple pleasures of stability and Grace. In his work you will often find signs of this life and work whether it’s renderings of a pick-up truck circa late 1950, farm tools leaning on an old farmhouse, a cherished cowboy hat, vacant motel or a cross.

In this new style he still uses bold color, but the strokes and use of color are juxtaposed to create lines and forms for a dramatic thought provoking effect. Not only is the technique vibrant, new and unlike any other, but the inspiration for Western Movie is just that; vibrant – the TV westerns in their time could transport a young mind to gallantly save the town, the girl or just be cool in a cowboy hat with a lit cigarette.

Flaming’s Western Movie series includes paintings that convey shadows of a past time. These new pieces not only portray an advance in style for the artist, but also capture nostalgia from his childhood. Flaming is known on a National level and here in Texas as one of the great “neo-regionalists” of his time. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the unveiling of this new series of truly great works by the artist.

Opening: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Exhibition: October 27 - November 25, 2011

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