Oak Cliff-based artist Ray-Mel Cornelius opened a show called “Every Day” at Ro2 Art last week.
The show includes portraits of Oak Cliff landmarks you’ll recognize, including “Sister Hope,” the two-story prairie-style house in South Winnetka that’s been the home to a “reader advisor” for decades.
Cornelius, who was featured in the November 2015 Advocate, also is an illustrator and is best known for his landscape paintings.
…the artist turns his attention away from the rural and wilderness milieu of his prior work towards the urban environment that he encounters on a daily basis. In redirecting his focus, the artist fully explores the diverse Oak Cliff neighborhood that has been his home for 26 years, representing its heritage, diversity and charm with a meticulously considered use of color, form, texture and scale.
The show is up at Ro2, which is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, until June 24.