“Objects of Desire” curated by June Mattingly
place: ilume GALLERIE, 4123 Cedar Springs Road April 7-30 during the Dallas Art Fair
benefitting: AIDS Arms Inc. Dallas // Faces of Life by Jorge Rivas
opening reception: April 8, 6-10pm April 8 -10 // 1pm – 10pm
Albert Scherbarth + Bryan Wetz + Chris Lattanzio + Chris De Dier Danny Kamerath + Etty Horowitz + George Tobolowsky + John Knott Mark Bushey + Michael Wilson + Keith Livingston + Omar Angel Perez Russell Buchanan + Steve Kinder + Stephen Elwood Sybille Bauer/ Luis Meza/Francisco Rizo
A major event is planned for Dallas’ collectors and appreciators of fine custom crafted and designed objects of art for purchase for the home/office ranging from screens, benches, bookcases, chairs and lamps. None of these individualized furniture creations by Texas-based artists and architects have yet been offered to the public.
Sixteen important and recognized artists and architects were invited by June Mattingly and Jeffrey Levine to participate in this original concept for a show. A space with close proximity to the Dallas Art Fair in a first floor, newly redefined restaurant/residential area was taken into consideration, making the new on-the- scene ilume GALLERIE the ideal choice to hold this art-filled show.
Functional, memorable, classic furniture dates as far back as a regal Renaissance throne, a Louis XIV baroque chair, to the omnipresent Marcel Breuer “Barcelona” to the over-copied Eames chairs/ottomans. The Postmodern period of the late 70s blurred boundaries between craft and art and set the stage for acceptance of furniture by artists as art, by artists such as Scott Burton and Isamu Noguchi. In the swing into the 21st century, look for notable furniture by Frank Gehry stamped with the KnollStudio logo and by Ron Arad in the Vitra miniatures chair collection, historical icons for contemporary design.
Who is to say one of the one-of-a-kind treasures in “Objects of Desire” won’t produce a not-to-be- forgotten, up-to-the-minute artistic addition to one’s coveted surroundings?
Sponsors: ilume GALLERIE + Jeffrey Levine publisher of moderndallas.net + Dish + Fin + Red Mango + Manik and Natly Tequilas + Scott+Cooner
ilume GALLERIE artists will be included:
DeAnna Cochran, Josef Jasso, Kat, Kiki Curry, Freeman, Ric Leichliter, Ronald Radwanski, Jorge Rivas, Joshua K. Stuart , J Taylor
Schedule of Events: Thursday, April 7th:
Soft Preview: 2pm-7pm
Friday, April 8th: OPENING RECEPTION “OBJECTS OF DESIRE” 6pm-10pm to benefit AIDS Arms Inc. Dallas. Manik & Natly Tequilla Sponsors Regular gallery hours are from 1pm-10pm The ilume breezeway will be converted to a “Tequilla and and Margarita Lounge” with music, bar and Gals passing out premium Tequilla shots. Dish and Fin have also created special Objects of Desire” Prix Fixed Dinner Specials” and Red Mango is creating a special yogurt dessert all weekend. (Thursday- Sunday)
Saturday, April 9th:
Jorge will also have the breezeway set up to photograph guests of the party and donors for The Faces of Life Project from 7pm-10pm. ($50.00 single, $75.00 couples and families donation)
Sunday, April 10th :
Dish Brunch with Erica Andrews and Jenni P. Regular gallery hours 12pm-6pm Jorge will also be taking pics for ” The Faces of Life Project “
ilume GALLERIE 4123 cedar springs suite 107 | dallas tx 75219 214.507.7369 | e-mail: email@example.com Regular April gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-7pm
Friday-Saturday 1pm-8pm Closed Sunday/Mondayprivate appointments available upon request
For additional information: contact Ron Radwanski – 214.507.7369 or Jeff Levine – 214.604.6362