January 22, 2004

Loft for Lease

Pamela Nelson and her husband Bill have been great landlords and we count ourselves fortunate to have become friends as a result of our adventure in Texas. The image of the studio above is taken from her website, which I shall put into the Soup of Links to the left. She's an artist who came out of the art school at Southern Methodist University. As you might see from her work in her site, and as I have seen in meeting her compatriots here in Dallas, she (and they, I here assert with hat in hand) have been influenced by their time in grad school when James Surls taught for a spell.

I can see a Texan and Southern grain that comes from a touchstone of outsider-folk-eccentric artists and channeled into the likes of Surls, David Bates and Julien Schnabel. It all makes sense when you can trace the fecund line to New York.

Posted by Dennis at January 22, 2004 2:11 PM

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