hOOK up,oil on wood, 
oil on wood, 120 x 95 cm, 2016

Maxwell Dansuki, a man of good heart, 
oil on wood, 120 x 95 cm, 2016

Dr Justin Yak, 
oil on wood, 120 x 95 cm, 2016

dead or alive

Dead or Alive, Gallery 409, Brownsville, Texas
Organised by Cande Aguilar, info 


chalk pastel & acrylic on Saunders paper, 76 x 56 cm, 2016

We Are The Dead @ Kirk Hopper Fine Art

Right: Pier Wright, Left; Valerie Brennan

Right: Terry Maker, Left; Paul Behnke

Right: Pier Wright, Left; Karl Bielik

Right: Valerie Brennan, Left; Mali Morris

We are the dead

WE ARE THE DEAD @ Kirk Hopper Fine Art
March 5 – April 9, 2016

Cande Aguilar (USA), Paul Behnke (USA), Karl Bielik (U.K.), Valerie Brennan (CY), Brian Edmonds (USA), Mali Morris (U.K.), Sabine Tress (DE), and Pier Wright (USA).

WE ARE THE DEAD magnifies the ideas of variety and disparity in order to present a multifaceted, committed and dynamic group of painters all of whom eschew the bland, somnambulistic, and ever present approach of Zombie Formalism. In its place are idiosyncratic, powerful, poetic, and individualized statements by painters deeply immersed in their craft and committed to the idea that to communicate their own internal landscape is one of the bedrock reasons to paint. These painters have long and varied exhibition histories, including curatorial projects, and many have previously exhibited together all over the world. These connections only enhance a running and involved conversation of criticism and support that binds their work and the painters themselves.

Text by Paul Behnke