One thing for sure, artist Sarah Maxwell English's grandmother had way cooler taste than my grandma. For a joint exhibit with fellow Dallas artist Jennifer Gassiraro Nguyen at Magnolia Gallery, Maxwell says she is "layering fabric from my grandmothers home and my own home, thinking about how I define what is familiar, recognizable vs. abstract, through patterns we live with." Huh. The patterns my grandmother lived with were paisley, cheap ornate candy dishes and striped furniture saturated with a healthy dose of OPF, or old people funk—definitely not the stuff of art. Both Maxwell's and Nguyen's works... More >>>