Because the look of happiness is priceless. In the new series, Courtney: Love, Dallas-based artist Courtney Miles showcases how love is translated through a facial expression. Using oil on paper, Miles has captured her family members’ radiant reactions when thinking about someone they love.
“I isolated the subject’s face against an unpainted background because I like the way the three-dimensional subject looks and feels against the clean paper,” she explains.
The new exhibition opens on March 24 and will run through April 21 at Jen Mauldin Gallery in the Bishop Arts District neighborhood of Dallas. This isn’t the first time Miles and Mauldin have collaborated. While Miles has featured previous works at the gallery, both women have also played significant roles in Art Conspiracy. Miles was a part of the inaugural Art Con Executive Team in 2005 and continued to volunteer for the Dallas organization for 11 years.
“I was on the original Art Con team that did the first event in The Texas Theater. We thought it was going to be a one-time event. I worked for Art Con in various roles for 11 years and retired a few years ago to pass it on to new hands,” says Miles. “I was holding on for too long ‘cause I love it so much. Most of my best friends are people I met through Art Con.”
Mauldin is also an integral part of the organization. She sits on the Board of Directors for Art Conspiracy and has volunteered her time and expertise for the last few years.
Written by: Brenna Rushing