Dennis Blagg

Dennis Blagg's vivid Big Bend National Park paintings capture the essence of nature in a duality of the literal and mythical - an exploration that goes beyond reality.  Blagg has had great success with his paintings of these grand monolith landscapes. His resume is filled with over thirty public and private collections including: Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. After completing a massive 42-foot painting for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Terminal D in 2005, Blagg had taken a more intimate approach to his breathtaking, near-photographic portraits of the remote mountain desert of Big Bend.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Dennis Blagg: Back at the Bend, New Paintings, Artspace 111 Fort Worth, TX

2004 Cosmic Big Bend Landscape, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Fort Worth, TX

  The Blagg Brothers, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

2002 Dennis Blagg New Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

2000 Dennis Blagg New Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

1999 Landscape, Rural & Urban, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1998 Virtual Reality, Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Dennis Blagg Desert Drawings, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX

1997 Dennis Blagg New Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

1995 Dennis Blagg Recent Paintings, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX

1995   The Lowlands Dennis Blagg New Works, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

1995 Texas Myths, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

1993 Half Light Dennis Blagg, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

1992 Borderline: Paintings by Dennis Blagg, Tyler Art Museum, Tyler, TX

1991 Assured Space: Dennis Blagg, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX

1990 Desert Landscapes: Dennis Blagg, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

1987 Dennis Blagg: Paintings, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

Selected Group Shows

2014 Sibling Revelry, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Douglas Blagg, and Woodrow Blagg, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Sky Blue Sky, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2011 Big Bend Journey, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2010 Selections from the Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2009 American Landscape, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2001 As it is: Dennis Blagg & Linda Blackburn. Art on Site Four Walls, Fort Worth, TX

1999 Dennis Blagg & Daniel Blagg: Landscapes, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1998 Virtual Reality, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

1997 New Horizons, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, TX

1995 Texas Myths, Houston Museum of Fine Art

1994 New Horizons, Meredith Long & Co., Houston, TX

1992 Introspect, NRH Gallery, North Richland Hills, TX

1991 Profiles 1: The Land, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX

1990   A Sense of Place, Acquisitions in Texas Art, San Antonio Museum of Art

1989 Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

1988 Land, ACA Gallery, New York City

1988   Landscapes, Haggar University Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

1987 Small Wonders, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

1986   Eight Texas Realist Painters, Frito-Lay Inc., Plano, TX

1985   Texas Realism, Texas Fine Arts Association, Atrium Gallery, Moody Hall, St. Edwards

1986 Works on Paper: Inside Texas, Barry Whistler Gallery, Houston, TX

Texas Time Machine, Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Cullen Center, Houston, TX

1985 At the Edge of Town, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX

1985   Portraits, Ann Havens Gallery, Rochester, New York City

1984 American Seen, Adams-Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX

1983   Daniel & Dennis Blagg, New Paintings, The Fort Worth Gallery, Fort Worth

1982 Fun and Games, The Waco Art Center, Waco, TX

1980 Opening Show, Huzzo-Blamb Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

1980   A Texas Trilogy, Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, TX

1978   The Grove Street Group, KERA Gallery 13, Dallas, TX

1977 Paintings and Drawings, Thistle Hill, Fort Worth, TX

1975 Daniel & Dennis Blagg, Fine Arts Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

1974 Daniel & Dennis Blagg, Carr Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Museum Collections

Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Selected Collections

Dayton Art Institute, Rochester, NY.

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Bank One, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Instruments, Plano, TX

Southwestern Bell, Dallas, TX

Exxon, Dallas, TX

Chase Bank, Fort Worth, TX

Belo Broadcasting, Dallas, TX

Fluor Corporation, Houston, TX

J.C. Penny Co., Plano, TX

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, TX

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Albritton, Dallas, TX

Betty and Stewart Alcorn, Fort Worth, TX

Baker, Mills, Glast, Dallas, TX

Richard and Nona Barrett, Dallas, TX

Sonny Burt and Robert Butler, Dallas, TX

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Butz III, Fort Worth, TX

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ducayet, Dallas, TX

Harris, Finley, & Bogle, P.C., Fort Worth, TX

The Houstonian, Houston, TX

Hughes & Luce, Houston, TX

Locke, Purnell, Rain, Harrell, Dallas, TX

Mr. and Mrs. John Marmaduke, Amarillo, TX

Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC

Nowlin Savings, Fort Worth, TX

Pacific Enterprises, Dallas, TX

Rosewood Properties, Dallas, TX

Murray Smither, Dallas, TX

Texas Commerce Bank, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston, TX

Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

Dr. and Mrs. Fed Thomas, Corpus Christi, TX

Bibliography

“Review”, Tyler Museum of Art, September 1992

Janet Tyson, “Grandscapes Dennis Blagg’s “Half Light” exhibit is shining example of artist’s talent”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 23, 1993

Janet Kutner, “Texas Artist a Turn for the Tangible”, Dallas Morning News, July 1996

Suzanne Akhtar, “Art Space III makes room for hometown art lovers”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 19, 1998

John Driscoll, The Artist and the American Landscape, First Glance Books, 1998

New American Painting, Volume 18, 1998

Alison De Lima Greene, Texas, 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 2000

Dennis Blagg, Big Bend Landscapes, Texas A&M Press, 2002

Gail Robinson, “Blagg to Basics”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 29, 2005

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, “Small works capture grandeur of Big Bend”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 23, 2005

Fort Worth artist Dennis Blagg portrays rugged beauty of nature by Rita Cook in Green Source DFW

Sibling Revelry: The Blaggs by Jocelyn Tatum in Fort Worth Texas Magazine