Curated by Chad Dawkins

School of Art Landmark Gallery
September 4 - November 7, 2021.

Vincent Valdez
Above: Vincent Valdez,Dream Baby Dream #2, from the series The Beginning Is Near (2018) oil on paper mounted on wood, 42 x 72 inches.Courtesy of the artist and David Shelton Gallery.

Everyday is a survey of contemporary painting in Texas. The exhibition aims to present paintings made through divergent methods and with a variety of subject matter to highlight current tendencies within the discipline. The included artists represent a diverse group from across Texas who use painting in different modes, with different conceptual concerns, and in response to different historical trajectories. The term ‘everyday' is understood as the routine or  commonplace practices of life, but as we've experienced, the idea of the everyday is far from stable. Everyday is recognizable, but not universal—it is the process of existence that we somehow share, but made up of radically different events and sequences. 

Participating artists: Joey Fauerso, Dana Frankfort, Robert Hodge, Marcelyn McNeil, Daniel Rios-Rodriguez, Carlos Rosales-Silva, and Vincent Valdez.

Enjoy an 8 minute video tour of the exhibition, narrated by the curator.

The exhibition was presented in conjunction with the 2021 Texas Painting Symposium held in Lubbock September 2-4, 2021.

Carlos Rosales-Silva
Above: Carlos Rosales-Silva, Border Exchange Studies (2018-ongoing) sand in acrylic and flashe paint on panel, on site specific mural, each part 10 x 8 inches.Courtesy of the artist.

In an ongoing effort to cultivate dialogue and awareness about the complex, traumatic, and often violent truths of our history, we acknowledge the sacred grounds on which we stand, the traditional homelands of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Comanche Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, and we honor their elders and community members past and present.