The tide is slowly turning…

For all the negative press that Deep Ellum is getting, there had to be some bright spots around the corner. Last night one of them lit up for the first time. Road Agent opened its doors right next to Barry Whistler’s gallery. Their first reception was entitled, Mountain Paintings an exhibition of new work by Evan Daniel Lintermans. The show represents 3 years of work as these very large scale abstractions of photographs Linterman took of Mount McKinley’s terrain as seen from a small airplane. The meticulously painted landscapes are executed beautifully on the backside of plexiglass. I appreciated the work for its aesthetic, but it felt a bit cold to me…I say this without having read any type of statement about the work as printed matter was in short supply due to the frenzy of any gallery’s first opening. This one was definitely hectic, as gallerist Christina Rees was putting on the finishing touches as guests started to come into the gallery. Things came together well and from what I heard pieces moved which is always a plus. This is not a surprise as Rees isn’t new to the game. She starting earning her chops over at Angstrom gallery and splitting time between New York and London for a few years. She seems genuinely excited for the opportunities that are ahead. I cannot wait to call her and Barry neighbor. We are going to have quite a mix and I really see the neighborhood turning around a lot faster than most people think. So before you say there is nothing to do…fight the urge to blog about the weather and go check out the Deep’s newest offering.

Road Agent
2909-A Canton St. // Dallas, Texas
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11am – 6pm

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