Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


Paul Manes

Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery

August 10 - September 1, 2017

Carbondale, CO



Paul Manes


October 15 - November 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 5-8PM

Cris Worley Fine Arts

Dallas, TX


Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce its third solo exhibition with American artist, Paul Manes, entitled Harem. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery, Saturday, October 15th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, November 12th.


In recent years Manes' practice has focused on vast representational subject matter: stacked and tumbling bowls, foreshortened piles of fresh cut logs, reflective pools of raindrops, fighter planes, and rugged swamps. In Harem, we see the development of an idea that was in its seedling stages in his previous exhibition at CWFA. A single painting, 78 x 104 inches, entitled, Hieder's Balance, now in a private collection in Dallas, would be the springboard for a new endeavor into the elusive, floating web, featured entirely in this latest body of works. Manes explains, "Some of my recent paintings involve a screen or net, which implies a separation between two things. That is the lie. What reveals and what is revealed are the same thing. Without the revealer there would be no revealed." In fact, this Buddhist philosophy, of the inevitable interconnectedness of all, is a theme well known to the artist and has persisted in various manifestations throughout his oeuvre.


Harem also comes on the heels of a monumental international exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, in September 2016, curated by art historian and filmmaker, Barbara Rose, in conjunction with the City of Brussels, and Roberto Polo Gallery. Paul Manes is one of eight American and eight Belgian artists featured together. Rose firmly establishes that the artists in the Painting After Postmodernism exhibition are making an important contribution to the continuum of the history of painting, asserting that,  "...painting as an autonomous discipline can still make fresh, convincing statements as a living, evolving, significant art form that communicates humanistic values in an increasingly inhuman, technology driven globally networked world."


Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at:

1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207


Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11am - 5pm and by appointment.






Painting After Postmodernism

Belgium – USA

Curated by Barbara Rose

September 15, 2016 to November 13, 2016

Under the High Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians

Roberto Polo Gallery, in collaboration with the City of Brussels and Cinéma Galeries, is honoured to present the manifesto exhibition Painting After Postmodernism I Belgium – USA, curated by the distinguished American art historian Barbara Rose. The exhibition, comprising 256 paintings in 16 solo shows of 8 American and 8 Belgian prominent artists, as well as its accompanying 240-page catalogue published by Lannoo, is devoted to defining new modes of painting that reconstitute, rather than deconstruct the elements of painting in fresh new syntheses free of dogma and theoretical reduction.


The unprecedented historical exhibition Painting After Postmodernism I Belgium – USA will take place in two public spaces in Brussels: 6 000 m2 (15 240 ft2) spanning 6 storeys of the historic Vanderborght building and 1 000 m2 (2 540 ft2) of Cinéma Galeries’ exhibition space, The Underground. The USA will be represented by artists Walter Darby Bannard, Karen Gunderson, Martin Kline, Melissa Kretschmer, Lois Lane, Paul Manes, Ed Moses and Larry Poons; Belgium by Mil Ceulemans, Joris Ghekiere, Bernard Gilbert, Marc Maet, Werner Mannaers, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Bart Vandevijvere and Jan Vanriet.

Practical Information:


Rue de l'Ecuyer 50 Brussels 1000

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11AM - 7PM

Cinéma Galeries I The Underground
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Galerie de la Reine 26

Brussels 1000




Paul Manes
Partly Truth and Partly Fiction
Oct 11 - Nov 15, 2014
Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

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