It was Keats who wrote, “Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it loud,” but Dallas painter Aralyn McGregor had to make no such request. For the oil, acrylic, watercolor and dry media artist, the inspiration for her new solo exhibition, Muse, resounded from the words of “Lady Lazarus” herself, the inimitable Sylvia Plath, who indelibly rises “out of the ash” of yellowed pages with her red hair. On exhibition at the Magnolia Gallery within the Magnolia in West Village at 3699 McKinney Ave., each of McGregor’s paintings expresses stark and chilling femininity, displayed with the poem serving as its catalyst. With an opening reception from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Muse runs through September 19 and is available for viewing during regular theater hours. Call 214-683-9134 or visit magnoliagallerydallas.com for more details.
Thu., June 21, 2012