KHFA exhibition archives

Sometimes just a line, sometimes the whole kit and kaboodle

New works by Martin Delabano
September 7-October 5, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Artist will be in attendance

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is excited to announce our upcoming solo exhibition, Sometimes just a line, sometimes the whole kit and kaboodle, new works by Martin Delabano.

Martin Delabano, Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 2018, 80" x 23" x 77"

Delabano's newest body of work at KHFA has been three years in the making, some of his work emerging from his sketchbook with whimsy and play and coming through sheer poetic improvisation. Other works he has struggled with over the past few years, always returning seeking new elements to exploit and conjure.

Delabano's work is familiar, yet chart new territory for him. His pieces are puzzles of lines and shapes, some abstract, some imagistic, but all conveying some type of human need, impulse or condition. Knowing every little detail about the work doesn't interest Delabano because he is only intrigued by the mystery it presents.


Martin Delabano grew up in a setting of prints, paintings, and antiquities. His father, Barney Charles Delabano, was the noted Curator of Installation at the Dallas Museum of Art for 33 years, as well as a gifted painter. Encounters with his father's vast knowledge, artist friends and art collection had a profound influence on Martin. Delabano has taught at St. John's Episcopal School for over 25 years.

Chris Martin, 3 East..., 1996-2001, mixed media on paper, 12" x 9"

In the Viewing Room

Selections of Chris Martin
September 7-October 5, 2019

Working from a various array of cultural traditions, Chris Martin creates paintings that represent the primal aesthetics ideas influenced by musical, spiritual, and art historical. His works conjure his desire to return to a universally accessible source of inspiration.