Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Episode 4-September 26, 2014


Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Jay Sullivan Interview

Episode 4-September 26, 2014

Our first series of interviews for Art This Week Bios explores the history of Conduit Gallery. For our fourth episode, we speak with artist Jay Sullivan about his relationship with Nancy and Conduit Gallery. He has shown with the gallery since 1990. At about the same time, he accepted a teaching position at SMU (coming from Massachusetts). He talks about what it was like to live in Deep Ellum and what it has been like to work with Nancy for almost 25 years now.
We will post more of these interviews over the next few weeks, so keep watching!
In an early version of this post, we referred to her first space as 3100 Main Street, it was 3200 Main Street.

Show Notes:
Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

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Art This Week-Isa Genzken: Retrospective

At the Dallas Museum of Art
Isa Genzken: Retrospective
Dr. Jeffrey Grove Interview
Episode 220-September 25, 2014


This week, we visit the Dallas Museum of Art and speak with the Jeffrey Grove, co-curator of Isa Genzken: Retrospective, about the exhibition. The exhibition is up through January 4, 2015.

Show Notes:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
And thanks to Conduit Gallery for letting us film in the gallery!

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Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Episode 3-September 24, 2014


Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Nancy Whitenack Interview, Part 2

Episode 3-September 24, 2014

Our first series of interviews for Art This Week Bios explores the history of Conduit Gallery. For our third episode, we continue our conversation with Nancy Whitenack. Here she talks about her move to her 3200 Main Street Spaces in May 1991. Then, she talks about her move to the current space at 1626 Hi Line Drive in the Design District in May 2002.
Also, Nancy briefly mentions the Annex, a space she and former Conduit Gallery assistant Marty Walker created as a second exhibition space at the Main Street location. There will be more on the Annex in a future episode.
This is part of a series of interviews we filmed with those involved with the gallery over its first thirty years. We will post more of these interviews over the next few weeks, so keep watching!
In an early version of this post, we referred to her first space as 3100 Main Street, it was 3200 Main Street.
Show Notes:
To watch the full interview we filmed with Robert on his history with Conduit Gallery, click here!
Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

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ATW links for the week of September 15-21

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KC – I was blown away after attending last year’s Chagall:Beyond Color exhibition at the DMA by the various branches of art that he was involved in. Thanks to Google, we’re now able to admire another one of Chagall’s beautiful contributions and this time closer than ever before. Google has digitized Chagall’s painted ceiling at the Opera Garnier in Paris and it’s breathtaking. Read more about it here or take a look here

Logan – I just saw the show over the weekend and highly recommend it to anyone who can get there. Whether you love him or hate him one thing is for sure- his work forces your attention and always creates a good conversation. The Cult of Jeff Koons.

Richard – Dr. Consagra from the Blanton on CBS.

 

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Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Episode 2-September 19, 2014


Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Robert Barsamian Interview

Episode 2-September 19, 2014

Our first series of interviews for Art This Week Bios explores the history of Conduit Gallery. Our second episode features the artist Robert Barsamian. Robert moved to Dallas from New York in the mid-1980s and he has shown with Conduit Gallery since then. He has a great perspective on the similarities between the New York art scene and Deep Ellum during this time. Along with many other artists and musicians (and Nancy) he was there working to develop Deep Ellum during one of its most important artistic eras. In our interview, he discusses this time, why he moved, his relationship with Nancy, and an important exhibition he had in April 1990 at the Elm Street Conduit Gallery space. Titled “Pages From My Diary”, the exhibition explored his Armenian heritage. There is an article here that talks about his work. It has some great images of the installation (and some images of the interior of the Elm Street Conduit Gallery location).
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The image of the installation provided to us by Robert.

This is part of a series of interviews we filmed with those involved with the gallery over its first thirty years. We will post more of these interviews over the next few weeks, so keep watching!

Show Notes:
To watch the full interview we filmed with Robert on his history with Conduit Gallery, click here!
Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

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Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Episode 1-September 17, 2014


Art This Week Bios: Conduit Gallery
Nancy Whitenack Interview, Part 1

Episode 1-September 17, 2014

Our first series of interviews for Art This Week Bios explores the history of Conduit Gallery. Nancy Whitenack opened the gallery at 2814 Elm Street in the heart of Deep Ellum on March 17, 1984. At that time, Deep Ellum was beginning one of its most important eras, both for art and music. Nancy was right there in the middle of it all helping to build and support the area along with many artists and musicians. You can find her quoted in Dallas Morning News articles describing the vibrant time. In this first interview, we go back to the 1980s and ask her about this first space. Nancy talks about what she did before the gallery, the hardships of opening the gallery, what it was like to live and work in Deep Ellum, and some of her favorite memories.
Here is a very brief timeline of events for Conduit Gallery…
March 17, 1984
Conduit Gallery opens at 2814 Elm street with two exhibitions-Shep Miers (MFA Graduate Student from the University of Dallas) and Lee Connerant
May 1984
Dallas Arts Kazoo (now Dallas Arts Revue) on KNON-JR Compton mentions Shep Miers exhibition (First mention of the gallery I can find anywhere)
May 29, 1986
Dallas Morning News-Janet Kutner’s first review of Conduit for the exhibition “4 at Conduit”, a four person show that includes Robert Barsamian, Judith Garrett, Albert Scherbarth and Margaret Van Wagoner.

This is the beginning of a series of interviews we filmed with those involved with the gallery over its first thirty years. We will post more of these interviews over the next few weeks, so keep watching!

Show Notes:
To watch the full interview we filmed with her on the origins of Conduit Gallery, click here!
Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

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