Monday, May 1, 2017

Archway Gallery: Dyer's Things I Said Opens May 6

Archway Gallery presents
Things I Said
Abstract Expressionist Works by Veronica Dyer

Exhibition                   May 6 to June 1, 2017

Opening Reception
DATE:                         Saturday, May 6, 2017
TIME:                          5 – 8 p.m.
LOCATION:                 Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas 77006
                                    Complimentary Valet Parking & Light Refreshments

Veronica Dyer's exhibition, Things I Said, will be on view May 6 through June 1, 2017. The artist will be available to visit with guests during the opening reception on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 
5 – 8 p.m.

Working primarily with acrylics, Veronica Dyer builds her works of art in layers. It is the constant progression in her artwork that excites her - the changes, the challenges, and the accidents. This artistic process brings her enjoyment and fulfillment; by seeing and sensing the canvas acquire a life of its own, an expression of the intangible coming from all realms of her experiences eventually becomes a visual record.

Dyer's abstract works are an adventure into worlds often only discovered in the attempt to represent them.  She prefers to paint in series exploring multiple approaches. Things I Said is a series with structured design and planning accentuated by layers of paint and other materials creating subtle impressions of geometry.

In this new series, Dyer has combined two different styles of work - Industrial and Contemporary. Despite working with meticulously delicate brush strokes during the first layers of the painting, the final result is texturally rough with bold strikes and no transparency, embueing the work  with a sense of abandonment rather than that of an artist's creation.  The materials used for these recent works incorporate cardboard, metal, cloth, and mesh with the paint to create an urban quality.

Veronica Dyer's paintings are generally characterized by brilliant, bold, and lively colors but for this collection she has chosen to work with a lighter and more subdued color palette which coordinates well with current contemporary interior design. Dyer explains, "I believe abstract art is achieved with a variation of mediums, tonality, and texture; therefore, I keep an eye on contemporary décor and follow the latest trends in art and design. Developing this body of work has proven to be a productive experience in advancing my work and I am pleased with the resulting harmonious styles."

Dyer was born in Venezuela and has lived in the United States since 2000. Her love of art and special capacity for painting are natural extensions of her artistically gifted family. She took her first art classes at age 13 with her grandfather, Italian artist Nerino de Panfilis, who painted in the style of the figurative movement.

Dyer's paintings can be found in private collections in Venezuela, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Switzerland.  She is currently represented by Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas,  Affaire D'Arte in Galveston, Texas, Mixed Emotions Fine Art in Houston, Texas, and Latin Art Gallery in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

ABOUT ARCHWAY GALLERY Artist owned and operated since 1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houston's and the nation's oldest artist-owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting the work of the area's finest artists, providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 resident artists is always on site providing visitors the unique experience of meeting the artists who created the work and offering a personal insight into the process. Each month features a special exhibition highlighting a resident artist. The public is invited to the monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.  In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors, as well as a "Tea and Tour" program which provides visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition followed by tea and refreshments.  With 30+ resident artists, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly from the artist. For more information, visit or call 713.522.2409. "Like" Archway Gallery on Facebook.

--   donna e perkins