Leaving Love Field
Exhibition Dates: November 23 - January 4, 2014
Opening with the Artist:
Saturday, November 23
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The work of William Greiner is super-saturated with color and emotion. His frames are graphic and cinematic and charged with memory, history, and loss. While there is something new to the frames they have a strange haunted nostalgia and its not long before we place the scenes. All of the work in this series is a look at Dallas on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. While Dallas may not want to be in the spotlight, preferring to slip back into its association with ranchers and cowboys, it is undoubtably at the center of this historical tragedy.
This series by Greiner addresses this space so heavily marked by tragedy, and actually follows the entire route JFK took in the city, planned and otherwise. Some of the images serve as visual memorials, like the flower-lined planter in the plaza Facing School Book Depository (Tulips), Houston Street, Dallas, TX, 2013. Other images are metaphoric transitions, Emergency Entrance - Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, TX, 2013 is an eerie only half-light entry; a portion of the frame moves into shadow so dark that it seems to slip into a void. There are images that if not for their charge would seem mundane; some of these feature fountains, trash, the overpass, and the hill beside it.
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