The Process of Drawing

Oh, it's not enough for Alain Gerard Clement to draw cool stuff and hang it on the wall. No, he's got to show everyone up--smoke the proverbial asses of artists near and far by employing a time-consuming extra step--the photogenic technique/process of W.H.F. Talbot straight outta the 1800s. Clement turns his drawings—of natural, medical, Medici and warring inspirations—into negatives, exposes them on photo-sensitive paper and processes for the unique pieces featured in Alain Gerard Clement: A Decade of Photogenic Drawings, the latest exhibition at the Holly Johnson Gallery, 1411 Dragon St. The show opens with a reception with the artist from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and runs through July 22. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 214-369-0169 or visit
June 23-July 22