Dallas Gallery to Feature Works by Nationally Acclaimed Sculptor Mark P. Williamson; Opening at Dahlia Woods Gallery on November 3, 2005

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National award-winning contemporary sculptor Mark P. Williamson today announced his Dallas, Texas gallery debut to take place at the new Dahlia Woods Gallery on November 3rd.

National award-winning contemporary sculptor Mark P. Williamson today announced his Dallas, Texas gallery debut to take place at the new Dahlia Woods Gallery on November 3rd.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase a sensational body of Williamson’s works” commented Jonathan Woods, the gallery’s director. “The compelling innovations found in Williamson’s work reflect his own hardships but also delightful experiences.”

The show includes marble figurative works that feature Williamson’s trademark “wave” texture, two striking female busts, each composed from 14,000 colored coffee stir straws, and the artist’s largest work to date, a six foot, 1,200 pound sculpture made from laminated layers of black and blue granite.

“The opening at Dahlia Woods Gallery will unveil a new chapter of my work, including a large scale granite abstract and the first of my works composed from plastic straws, an important step toward broadening perceptions of me as an international sculptor” Williamson noted.

A cocktail reception will take place the evening of Thursday, November 3rd. The newly opened gallery, itself a contemporary image, will also feature the painting of the artist, Dahlia Woods. The gallery is located in an emerging Dallas arts district, across from the Latino Cultural Center and one block from the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art.

About Mark P Williamson

Williamson’s works have been accepted into more than 20 national juried art competitions since 2002, receiving awards in Denver, Sacramento, and San Angelo. A sculpture by Williamson currently graces the cover of Art & Antique’s annual “Insider’s Guide” 2005 – 2006.

Williamson perfected his marble sculpting techniques while in residence in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1991, later studying under the Spanish abstract sculptor, Xavier Corbero (2001), and Jesus Moroles (2005). While focused primarily on marble and granite, Williamson's work often displays healthy experimentation in the use of other non-traditional media.

Williamson's sculptures now sit in the collections of prominent art patrons, Highland Park Township (Dallas), and at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, please visit http://www.sculptormarkpwilliamson.com.

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