A cozy bungalow, roughly 6" x 6", perfectly formed by rectangles of thin steel welded into a symbol of comfort and security, sits atop a long, wooden handle in one recent piece of Tony Schraufnagel's work on view last summer at 500X, Dallas' oldest artist-run, alternative gallery. If the artwork were hefted, sledgehammer-style, and pummeled against the concrete floor, alert viewers would immediately anticipate the shattering of the concept of home. The sheer force and abuse the harmless little house would take reveals Schraufnagel's current approach to art, a melding of a 1970s minimalist's purity and simplicity with the sarcasm and humor of... More >>>