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Nature Mort
September 9 - November 11, 2017
John Herrin, Flower 6B, 2008
A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist, John Herrin, will be simultaneously on view along
with two other exhibitions.

After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin's flower arrangements within his home took on a different
character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to
photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique
vases from their collection.

Since that time, he has evolved in his depiction of still lives. What became bewitching was the
slow death of the tulip, how some petals drop, and some do not. The great master painters have
been depicting aging and death via still lives over a century. Herrin, perhaps not so much
removed from the concept of graceful aging, pursues the beauty of nature with great technical
and visual acumen.

John Herrin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1994. His work is in private collections
and included in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston permanent collection.


Cowboys, Cowgirls and Some Indians [sic]
September 9 - November 11, 2017
John Langmore, Sam Dove, 2014
This great state of Texas is well known for its legendary history of oil discovery, but more importantly,
Texas is known for expanding the myth of the Cowboy. The rugged cowboy life of riding the open
range, cattle driving, breaking wild horses, working in severe cold or heat, gun slinging, drinking in
Saloons, is the stuff of great fiction.

The cowboy culture will be the theme of this group exhibition, with photographs by Bank
Langmore from the 1970's. Bank Langmore's photographic survey and book, The Cowboy,
became one of the most important documents of the modern cattle drive. Also included
will be photographs of the contemporary cowboy that work the "big outfit" ranches in the
United States. These are by Bank Langmore's son, John Langmore. A documentary film and
a book will be released on John Langmore's exploration next year.*

Local Dallas photographer, Chris Regas, a long time friend and colleague of Bank Langmore's,
will be included with his unique images of the mythical cowboy. Added selections from Jeremy
Enlow's recent series, Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch, will remind us that the Cowboy jobs
will be fewer after great ranches like the Waggoner become sold.

Vintage rodeo photographs from the 1940's by John Stryker are also part of this exhibition. One
of the rodeo photographs features Gene Autry in his Flight Officer military uniform, standing next
to Everett Colborn of Dublin, Texas.

The Myth of the Cowboy cannot be complete without including the story of the Native American.
Distinguished images by Edward S. Curtis will be featured from his lifetime document, The North
American Indian. These beautiful photogravures depict some of the Southwestern tribes, the
San Ildefonso, Wichita, Tesuque and Yokut.

This will be one of three exhibitions featured simultaneously at PDNB Gallery in the next two months.
September 9 - November 11, 2017
Anonymous, Bonnie & Clyde, Kissing & Embracing, 1934
It was said that Bonnie & Clyde died as they lived, by the gun.

On September 9, 2017, PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting for the first time, photographs of the
infamous Texas criminals, Bonnie & Clyde. These historical photographs are from the personal
collection of PDNB Gallery Director, Burt Finger. This exhibition highlights the deadly aftermath of a
two-year manhunt for America's most romanticized criminal couple. Warning: Parental Discretion
advised due to vivid imagery of the crime scene.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (b. 1910, Rowena, Texas) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (b.1909 Telico, Texas)
first met in 1930, in East Dallas where they had both previously relocated with family. It wasn't long
after meeting and falling in love with Bonnie that ex-convict Clyde was imprisoned for auto theft.  
A lovesick Bonnie helped Clyde escape prison by smuggling him a gun. He was captured shortly
after his escape and released in 1932. Bonnie and Clyde were reunited and began their two year
long crime spree with gang members W.D. Jones, Raymond Hamilton, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults,
Henry Methvin, and Clyde's older brother Buck Barrow and his wife, Blanche. They ruthlessly
robbed banks and small businesses across the South while killing anyone who threatened their
actions. The FBI deployed law enforcement later that year with the number of murdered police
officials rising on account of Bonnie and Clyde.  

During the “Public Enemy Era” of the early 30's with criminal superstars as John Dillinger, Pretty Boy
Floyd and Al Capone, the American public became enamored with Bonnie and Clyde's exploits.
In 1933, after a police shootout in a Joplin, Missouri hideout, Bonnie and Clyde left two police
officers dead and a roll of undeveloped film. The discovered film showed the couple posed as
stereotypical outlaws with guns, cigars, and cars. These images sensationalized Bonnie and Clyde
to full stardom when the Joplin Globe had them published.

On May 23, 1934, a team led by Texas Ranger captain, Frank Hamer, tracked down Bonnie and
Clyde in Louisiana where they would ambush the couple on Highway 54. It was documented that
107 rounds of bullets were shot in less than 2 minutes. Many bullets shot through the car, both
bodies, then out the other side. Each body had been hit fifty times each. Though this was a long
awaited victory for justice, America's dangerous sweethearts were gone.

The exhibition features photographs of the ambush aftermath: the get away car, Texas Ranger
Captain, Frank Hamer, and a post mortem of the couple. Also included is an earlier photograph,
“Bonnie & Clyde, Kissing & Embracing.”


September 9 - November 11, 2017
Executive Home Desk by George Nelson 1946
In collaboration with Collage 20th Century Classics, PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition of
architect designed furniture on the first floor of the gallery.
This will be the second time PDNB has partnered with Collage, the first being the Bauhaus
exhibition in 2012.

The exhibit will celebrate designs by several icons of design, including:
George Nelson, Philip Johnson, Peter Danko and Jacob Kjaer.

1) Executive Home Desk, George Nelson, 1946: Walnut with original custom white leather writing
surface and sliding floating doors; including small drawers in maple. Storage and drop down
typing table with original perforated aluminum file drawer. The legs are aluminum. Made by
Herman Miller.

    Rare Outdoor Lighting by Philip Johnson, 1961
2) Rare Outdoor Lighting, Philip Johnson, 1961: These lamps were created for the grounds of the
Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, TX. Philip Johnson was the architect of the museum. The lighting
is enamel and painted bronze with a drum shaped top and platform base.

3) Set of Twelve Eco-Eden Chairs, Peter Danko, 1986: Single bent-ply American ash chairs molded
back and seat. Part of the MOMA collection since 1986. Made by Peter Danko and Associates.

4) Set of Four UN Chairs, Jacob Kjaer, 1948: Rare set of chairs originally designed in 1948 for the
United Nations building in New York City. These examples are walnut with new leather upholstery,
with original label, Jacob Kjaer model Handvaerk, Udfort, 1954.

Collage 20th Century Classics was originally founded by Abby and Wlodek Malowanczyk in 1986
in Laguna Beach, California. They moved the store to Dallas in 1990, establishing themselves as the
singular establishment in Dallas to offer fine furniture designs and decorative art from the 20th
Century. Their clients include museums as well as notable collectors.

PDNB Gallery is excited to once again work with Collage Twentieth Century Classics.