David Dreyer at Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden

One of the art reporters at the Dallas Morning News has a short piece in the Weekend Guide section today on “David A. Dreyer: Transitional Planes.” Dreyer is a local Dallas artist and this is his third showing that I can remember at Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden. The curator of the exhibit states that “. . . his paintings and sculpture are wholly interconnected. Once influences the other. Dimensions of space are in flux. Planes and plains morph. His palette is cohesively rooted in nature. For Dreyer, gesture is not only the esssence of a statement but also a means to finding that statement.”

Here are some examples of Mr. Dreyer’s art:

 High Planes II, David A. Dreyer, 2010, painted iron, 15 1/2 x 33 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

  High Planes Setting Sun, David A. Dreyer, 2010, oil and charcoal on canvas, 38 x 34 in.

The painting below reminds me of Georgia O’Keefe’s painting of the church in Rancho de Taos, New Mexico:

 Reverb, David A. Dreyer, 2008, oil and graphite on canvas, 19 x 21 in.

There can never be too many versions of The Kiss:

The Kiss, David A. Dreyer, 2005, iron, 66 x 34 x 55 in.
A nice bio of David Dreyer can be found at moderndallas.net. I do not know Mr. Dreyer and would not recognize him on the street. However, his mother was one of my kindergarten and first grade teachers. I did not know one of her sons was an artist until a few years ago. I was driving down a busy street near the office and saw a huge sign promoting one of his exhibits at Valley House Gallery. I had actually been to the gallery a few times previously to see a diorama exhibit and later a painting exhibit. I have even walked around in the outside sculpture gardens at lunchtime (the gallery is a mile or two from my office). Valley House is situated north of one of the inner loops of Dallas (IH 635) in a busy part of town, but it is a tranquil respite from traffic and the noise of the city.