We love Texas artists, especially when they are as “Texas” as Bill Haveron, but don’t think for a second that he is a one-trick-Lone-Star-pony. While the Bryan, Texas native’s work has featured honkytonks and plowboys, the most critical element always remains that of narrative and storytelling. His newest exhibition, Optic Nerve, maximizes on just that. “A masterful illusionist representing struggles of good, evil and the sacred versus the mundane,” Haveron presents large works on paper with paint or pencil containing mythological allusions of epic proportions. Running through March 24 in the Main Gallery at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Optic Nerve is the latest from a country-boy-turned-internationally-acclaimed-artist, whose work is represented in permanent collections at the San Francisco Modern Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Austin – among others. KHFA is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6:00 p.m. at 3008 Commerce Street. Call 214-760-9230, or visit kirkhopperfineart.com.
Tue., March 6, 2012