What's Hot
What's Going On


Search thousands of events in our database.


Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.


Search hundreds of clubs in our database.


OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email


Art: Our Small Private Stories

Twelve21 Gallery's newest show features the work of Robert and Carla Poindexter

Photo: , License: N/A, Created: 2011:03:11 12:50:21

Simply Elegant - One of Robert Poindexter's ink-on-paper drawings

"The improvisational works in watercolor and ink on paper are my visual poems," Poindexter says in his statement on the gallery's website. "If I could write, my words would read like these watercolor paintings, if I could create music, my music would sound like my ink drawings, with all their joy, with all 
their sadness."

Somehow, that emotion in Robert Poindexter's work - that joy and that sadness illustrated in the freedom of his brushstrokes and forms - is well balanced by the more measured and studious works by Carla Poindexter. That's probably due in part to the fact that the artists in Our Small Private Stories share a story of their own. The Poindexters were once married and are now cordially divorced, and the curator of Twelve21 Gallery - Sara Poindexter - is their daughter.

"I've chosen to not explain too much about their relationship or their relationship to me in hopes that the concentration can be on them both as individuals, and so that their art can be viewed without any prior expectations," Sara Poindexter says.

An understandable impulse. But even without knowing the dynamic between the artists, a viewer can't help but notice how the works complement one another, how they play off one another, that there's something more going on than just two artists who happen to share a gallery show or a last name - that the artists do indeed seem to have a small, private story that they're telling via art.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus