Folk You

Sale and Block decorate the Webb Gallery

Roundabout Oscar week tie-in: Amy Adams is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the independent film Junebug, about a New York gallery curator who connects with her new husband's rural family while on a trip to the South to wrangle up a folk artist in poor mental health. The artist in question paints disturbing Civil War battles in which the soldiers have giant flaming penises that they're using to fight instead of guns and cannons. Nothing is quite as disturbing as giant exploding penises, but you're bound to discover something equally eccentric among the folk art collected at the Webb Gallery. For instance, Tom Sale creates dioramas by cutting and framing windows into the sides of vintage suitcases. He builds scenes in the luggage or fills the pieces with found objects and writes thoughtful or just plain ironic slogans on the side. His work is on display, along with pottery by Carl Block, Saturday through May 17 at the Webb Gallery, 209-211 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie. The opening reception is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and features a performance by the Boys Named Sue. Regular gallery hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 972-938-8085 or visit webbartgallery.com.
Sat., March 4, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Starts: March 4. Continues through May 17
 
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