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ARTRAGEOUS! in Lewisville

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Visual Art League of Lewisville presents, “ARTRAGEOUS!” an interactive exhibition of innovative and unusual art!.

January 7 – January 28, 2017

MCL Grand Gallery, 100 North Charles Street, Lewisville

Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5  show runs through January 28th.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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Bleckner, Houck & Weber at the Dallas Contemporary

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Saturday January 14 at 7 pm members only opening celebration at the Dallas Contemporary

Exhibit continues through March 12, 2017.

Ross Bleckner: Find a peaceful place when you can make plans for the future.

John Houck: The Anthologist

Bruce Weber: Far From Home

Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, Texas 75207

http://www.dallascontemporary.org/

UPCOMING

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017 @ 1.00 PM

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017 FROM 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017 @ 11.00 AM

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The Modern Presents FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

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Jan 21, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017
Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.


 

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
  
Since the mid-1970s, Stanley Whitney has investigated the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney’s signature style features multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.
Working without preparatory materials, Whitney combines balance and intuition in his approach to painting, as each color block is painted sequentially in relation to the ongoing arrangement. This process is expressive, improvisational, and can be linked to jazz, which continually inspires the artist. As Whitney has stated, “The way that it’s a little offbeat, polyrhythmic; the way that things move. Nothing’s straight. Nothing’s regular. Everything’s a little crooked. And I think that’s really what comes out of the music. It comes out of the beat, it comes out of how people walk, the way people wear their hat, just a little off. I think about all of those kinds of things and want them in the painting.”
FOCUS: Stanley Whitney features new work by the artist, including three large-scale paintings.
Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia, and lives and works in New York and Parma, Italy. He earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Yale University. Whitney has exhibited across the globe, having held solo exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Lagorio Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy; Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome; Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York; University of Dayton, Ohio; University of Rhode Island, Kingston; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Whitney was in the 50th Venice Biennale. He has also been included in many group shows at such venues as the Camden Arts Centre, London; American Academy in Rome; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; University of Chicago; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. His prizes include the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
The Director’s Council
The Director’s Council was formed in 1985 and supports the Modern with an annual acquisition for the permanent collection. The Director’s Council sponsors the FOCUS series, which presents three solo exhibitions organized each year. Each exhibition opens with an exclusive cocktail reception for the Council, giving the members an opportunity to meet the featured artist and discuss his or her work. One piece by each artist is chosen by the Museum director and curator to be part of the final selection voted on at the Council’s Purchase Meeting each May. This format provides members with an in-depth understanding of the Modern’s acquisitions process and offers a spirited and popular series of events. The annual dues, $600, include all the benefits of an Associate/Family-level membership and invitations to exclusive Director’s Council events.
 
High-resolution images available upon request. Please send a message to kendal@themodern.org.
 
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
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Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

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January news for you from CADD

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas

January Openings & Other Events

January 7 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Union Pacific: Angela Kallus, Brian Porray,
David Ryan, Philip Denker 
Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 9:00pmOn view through: February 4, 2017

 

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convergence: Susan kae Grant

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

Sweet and Sorrow: Steven J. Miller

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

Matters of Scale: David Canright

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

EVIDENCE: Paper TrailPamela Nelson

Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

 

Higher StatesChris Mason 

Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

 

The Painted Tombs of SwiftCarolyn Brown 

Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

 

Mutation: Murielle White

Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

Views: Anna Membrino

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

 

Gallery One
Skyline Drive:Lindsey Landfried
Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:30pmOn view through: February 11, 2017

 

Gallery Two
A Window, A Mirror, A Pool: Mel Davis
Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 8:30pmOn view through: February 11, 2017

WHITE NOISE: Douglas Leon Cartmel

Opening Reception: January 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: March 18, 2017

TOTEM: Ryan Goolsby

Opening Reception: January 7, 6:00 – 9:00pm

On view through: February 11, 2017

In Search of Meaning: Charles Richard Clary, Cuyler Etheredge, Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff, Carol Ivey, Julon Pinkston, Benjamin Terry

Opening Reception: January 7, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 4, 2017

Gallery Under the Stairs
Romantic Getaway – Palmertree Island: 
Adam Palmer

Opening Reception: January 7, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 4, 2017

Quiddity: Tuba Koymen

Opening Reception: January 7, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 4, 2017

January 14 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Upstairs Gallery

House: Lynné Bowman Cravens

Opening Reception: January 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 5, 2017

Downstairs Gallery

To Lisa, With Love: Rachel Livedalen

Opening Reception: January 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 5, 2017

The Pit Gallery

rabbit holes, the decent: Seth Lorenz

Opening Reception: January 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: February 5, 2017

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January 14th Openings at 500X

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January at 500X Gallery
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226 500x.org

January 14th – February 5th, 2017

Opening Receptions January 14th, 2017 | 7-10 pm
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Rachel Livedalen
 
This solo exhibition by Rachel Livedalen features new drawings that combine images of idealized femininity through canonical works of western art history with her love of 1990s Lisa Frank stickers and ephemera.

 

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House
Lynne Bowman Cravens
 
Cravens is exploring the idea of memory and nostalgia by photographing her childhood home. She used appropriated family photographs to serve as the anchor for the series. After examining the precise locations in the house in which the original photographs were taken, she then re-photographed the same areas. The building has undergone cosmetic changes over the past several years, and has transitioned from being her family’s home to becoming a rental property. From images full of artifacts and mementos, to starkly empty spaces, the house becomes barely recognizable. This project not only focuses on Cravens’ memories of the house, but also on how the recent physical changes done to the building affect perception of the space.
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Seth Lorenz
 
Lorenz’ new exhibition is the second chapter in the body of his work “rabbit holes,”. He continues to use elements of the home and objects of memory to investigate the intricacies of the human psyche and its’ emotional aptitude to cope, confront and heal from trauma and suffering.
Escapes
Julie Libersat
 
Escapes, a solo exhibition by Julie Libersat, explores the aesthetics of public space with works that blur the lines between virtual and real landscapes. Using 3D prints and images from the video game SIMS, Escapes presents a landscape that reflects the ubiquity and homogeneity of a placeless cityscape. The built environment directs our orientations and cultural values through the meaning we construct around the buildings and places occupied within memory, dreams and imagination. Our cities, neighborhoods and buildings reflect our personal, cultural and political histories and imaginaries. How does the design of the built environment colonize space and nature to manufacture desire in the landscape of capitalism?
January Project Spaces 
Replicate
Ross Faircloth and Ashley Whitt
Ross Faircloth: As our lives are becoming more and more influenced and connected to technology I have become interested in how and where this is taking place and more specifically at the possible outcomes of the lines between reality and simulated reality blurring to the point of non-existence. Video game consoles are increasingly becoming more than just for games and are hubs of entertainment in many homes. Contemplating the amount of control given to machines over our daily lives the images serve as a haunting reminder that a simulated world can be just as fragile and manipulated as our ‘real’ one, if not more so. We should be careful to place too much blind trust in these imperfect systems. The images in this series are created through a Playstation 4 and the game Call Of Duty: Black Ops III ®. The images are either multi-layered or cut-up to create another level of separation from reality.
Ashley Whitt: Inspired by the readings of scientists including Lawrence Krauss and Steven Hawking, the focus of Ashley Whitt’s work is a questioning of existence and reality. Responding to the theories that a multiverse could exist, Whitt creates visual parallel realities within her work. The dichotomy of the vast versus the miniscule is explored through a variety of imagery including landscapes and self-portraits. How would another universe look? Is it possible for two or more realities to exist at once? These questions are explored through analog and digital photographic imagery that is manipulated and layered in Photoshop.
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Alex Heffesse
Curated by Lindsey Larsen
 
Heffesse is a one-man enterprise. An inspector of the manufactured landscape. With a questionable production cycle that terminates at the prototype, the sculptural objects mimic a proof-of-principle, meaning, a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying practical modes of production. The prototypes, in some degree, serve to verify key aspects of society. Creating enigmatic narratives of man-made environments. Past, present, and future. The prototype is the only truth in a world full of disguise.

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Ro2 Opening Receptions on Sat., Jan. 14

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Saturday Opening Receptions

Saturday, Jan. 7, 7-10pm

Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75215

 
In Search of Meaning
Charles Richard Clary,
Cuyler Etheredge,
KellyIngleright-Telgenhoff,
Carol Ivey,
Julon Pinkston,
Ben Terry

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Tuba Koymen
Quiddity

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, Jan. 7, 7-10 pm

Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75215

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Adam Palmer
Weekend Getaway – Palmertree Island
January 7 – February 4, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, Jan. 7, 7-10pm

 Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75215

 

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Kathleen Ramirez “Fractured Sanctum” opens Jan. 8 in Irving

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FRACTURED SANCTUM EXHIBIT

Artist Kathleen Ramirez
January 8 – January 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, West Gallery, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

RECEPTION Sunday January 8th, 2-4 pm

Fractured Sanctum attempts to capture experiences that break the solitude and safety of a person’s physical, mental, or emotional attributes. The sanctum – a personal, even sacred place – sustains fractures through trauma of the physical or emotional nature, or from the infection of mental diseases, many of which come on suddenly, viciously, and in some cases, predictably. Such experiences reveal unseen facets of an individual. The event of the fracture is a very personal one, and cannot be fully understood from a strictly singular perspective. Nearly all of these pieces are based either on personal experiences or on the experiences of individuals.

 

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Fractured Sanctum utilizes iridescent and interference paints in such a way that viewers must move around the pieces in order to see the colors shift and change right before their eyes. This serves to parallel the perception toward a person whose sanctum has been rent, as the cognizance of a fracture is better understood when viewed from multiple vantage points.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Artist Bio:

Kathleen Ramirez is a Texas-based artist and works primarily in printmaking, painting, and light installation. She received her BA in Art with a focus in Printmaking from the University of Dallas, and she intends to continue on to earn her MFA in the near future. Kathleen currently serves as the Chair of Programs and Social Media Director for the Texas Visual Arts Association, and continues to exhibit her work around the DFW area, continually exploring the human mind, consciousness, and experience through light, color, and contrasts.

Artist Website & Contact information:

http://kathleenramirezart.wixsite.com/kathleenramirez

210-792-9870

 

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Gregg Piazza: Painted Lens opens Jan. 7 at WALL Gallery

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JOIN US FOR AN ART EXHIBITION

Painted Lens
Artist Greg Piazza

Saturday, January 7 5-8pm

WALL Gallery

 

Greg Piazza makes photos and paintings. Our January exhibition titled, “Painted Lens” is a juxtapose view of simplicity. This body of work reflects Greg’s representation of natural beauty and the modern destruction of it, focusing on the minimalistic, contemporary, raw and refined stages. On view will be a series of paintings and the photographs that inspired them. You’re invited to an art opening reception Saturday, January 7, 2017 5-8pm featuring Dallas artist Greg Piazza. This exhibition will be on view through February 11, 2017. For more information call 214-749-0015 or email us. You can also let us know you’re planning to attend by clicking over to our Facebook event page.See you this weekend!

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WALL Gallery 1529 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207

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Murielle White – Mutation opens Jan. 7 at Cris Worley

 

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Murielle White – Mutation
January 7 – February 11, 2017
Opening Reception:  
Saturday, January 7th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts 1845 Levee St. #110 Dallas, TX 75207 214-745-1415 crisworley.com
Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition with Murielle White, entitled, Mutation. press release: pr-white-mutation

An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery, Saturday, January 7, from 5-8pm. The show will
run through Saturday, February 11.

In the spring of 2014, Murielle White was chosen out of 300 applicants to create a mural for the new Student
Union on the University of North Texas campus. Since White was born to a culturally diverse family, it was
important to her that the mural reflects the cultural diversity on campus, a theme already focal to her art
practice. Titled, Ocean of Possibilities, the 4 x 92-foot curved painting was installed on site in January of 2016.

Since that time, Murielle White has worked tirelessly on a body of work that had to wait while she completed the University’s commission. Along with her prevailing obsession with cultural identity, and inspired by recent
personal events, the artist began down a new path of self-discovery. This culminated in the seven new mixed
media paintings found in Mutation. In this body of work, White incorporates themes from her past, popular
iconography and language from the four countries of her grandparents, along with lone figures in silhouette,
that allude to a kind of personal transformation. Of note is the focus on line, lines demarking borders, lines
revealing cracks that at once, form innocuously, and grow into eventual great divides.

White graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.F.A. in Studio Art in 2006 and went on to receive her M.F.A. from the University of North Texas in 2010. She has studied abroad the traditional painting techniques of India and China. White has had solo exhibitions in Dallas, Houston and New Orleans and is in private and corporate collections.

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Murielle White
Top of the World, 2016
oil & mixed media on canvas
48 x 60 inches
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Beyond Montmartre, 2016
oil & mixed media on canvas
43 x 62 inches

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CADD announces CADDfund 2017

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present
 
CADD FUNd 2017
 
Sunday, March 5th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
 
3015 AT TRINITY GROVES
3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper onMarch 5th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd 2017 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd 2017 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.

The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors to be announced soon. (Past jurors included: Gabriel Ritter, Judy Deaton, William Rudolph, Michael Mazurak, Jed Morse and Justine Ludwig.)

During the event on March 5th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2017 will be announced!

The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience. Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in January. Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2017 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.

The 2015 CADD FUNd was awarded to Rachel Rushing for her project- Sunset Art Studios: An Oak Cliff artist run studio and exhibition space. Named for the former Sunset Streetcar Line, Sunset Art Studios is a culturally invested art space. A group of local artists develop their work while providing the surrounding community opportunities to directly engage in the process of art. Ms. Rushing will give a short presentation at the event about her project, Sunset Art Studios.

While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

ABOUT CADD – Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

Apply for CADDfund 2017

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December Exhibits from CADD

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December Openings & Other Events

December 10 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

500X Gallery

Co | Action: Annette Lawrence, Murielle White, Jim Burton, Austyn Williams, Kim Owens, Kate Colin, Leigh Merrill, and Juan Cruz

Opening Reception: December 10th7-10pm

On view through: January 8, 2017

December 15 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Join us Thurs, Dec 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm for

CADD’S HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR!

Holly Johnson Gallery and Cris Worley Fine Arts

1845 Levee Street @ Turtle Creek Blvd

Dallas, TX, 75207

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Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s program, meet the gallery owners and staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.

3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

CONTINUING

Layered Tones: A group exhibit curated by Charlotte Comer: Charles Coldewey, Kenn Kotara, Phil Litchtenhan, Chalda Malof,
Nan Martin, Juan Alberto Negroni, Mary Tomás, Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Fred Villanueva and Larry Whitely

On view through: December 10, 2016

Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals: Group exhibition – Sheryl Anaya, Rachael Banks,
Dwayne Carter, Colette Copeland, Val Curry,
Randall Garrett, Danielle Georgiou,
Dennis Gonzalez, Randy Guthmiller, Thor Johnson, Rachel Muldez, Patrick Patterson-Carroll, Ryder Richards, David Sunshine, Marilyn Waligore, Montoya Williams,
Carlo Zinzi

On view through: December 10, 2016

Flagrant: Zeke Williams

On view through: December 17, 2016

Pedacitos de Paz: Bernardo Vallarino

On view through: December 17, 2016

Flocking Shoaling Swarming (Blue Kiss): James Drake

On view through: December 23, 2016

Paintings, Process, Materials, Texture…..:
Eric Shaw, Anna Kunz, Heather Bause,
Bradley Biancardi and Stephen D’ Onofrio

On view through: December 30, 2016

Clown Ambulance: Jeff Gibbons

On view through: December 31, 2016

Nostalgia: California artist Kelsey Irvin

On view through: December 31, 2016

 

In the Morning Light: Santa Fe artist
Peter Burega

On view through: December 31, 2016

 

Featured in the center gallery:

Small Things: A collection of small works
by various artists

On view through: December 31, 2016

 

Inner Workings: Anna Elise Johnson

On view through: December 31, 2016

Toast to the Holidays
Paintings, Process, Materials, Textures featuring; Eric Shaw, Anna Kunz, Heather Bause, Bradley Biancardi
and Stephen D’ OnofrioOn view through: January 1, 2017

Union Pacific: Angela Kallus, Brian Porray,
David Ryan, Philip Denker

On view through: January 2, 2017

Holiday Exhibition

On view through: January 7, 2017

 

 Media Meltdown: Clay Stinnettclaystinnnett

On view through: January 18, 2016

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Anna Elise Johnson: INNER WORKINGS opens Nov. 19 at CWFA

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ANNA ELISE JOHNSON 
INNER WORKINGS
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 31, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, November 19th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts 1845 Levee St. #110 Dallas, TX 75207 214-745-1415 Cris Worley, cris@crisworley.com
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo exhibition with, Anna Elise Johnson, entitled Inner
Workings. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery, Saturday, November 19th, from 5-8pm.
The show will run through Saturday, December 31st.
Anna Elise Johnson’s three-dimensional collages utilize photographs of political, economic, and diplomatic
meetings to create small-scale, mise-en-scéne containing ambiguous, but striking narratives with characters
frozen in time. Delicate mists of spray paint, photography and India ink, suspended in a box of clear acrylic,
capture a chaotic stillness between figures that are defined by the void that their absence creates. It is unclear if these moments represent the past, present, or act as directive to the future political accounts. Both personal and broader social implications appear in Johnson ‘s work; here she examines the impact of our world leaders’ decisions and how one navigates this ambiguous and complex terrain.
Anna Elise Johnson currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was a prestigious Core Fellow at the
Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX from 2012 to 2014. Johnson received an MFA at The University of Chicago and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She was granted an artist-in-residence at the Tottenham Hale International Studios in London, England, and was an artist’s assistant to Julie Mehretu. Johnson has been featured in over twenty group exhibitions throughout the nation, as well as internationally, in India, at the University of Chicago’s Delhi Center, in Slovenia, and multiple times in Germany, her birth country. She has also had solo exhibitions in Chicago, IL, Berlin, Germany, and at the Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX.
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Inner Workings, 2016
23 x 36 x 2 inches
acrylic, resin, archival digital prints, graphite, enamel paint
 
Anna Elise Johnson
Tête-à-tête, 2015
15 x 12 x 5 inches, diptych
acrylic, resin, archival digital print, spray paint

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Jeanne Neal “Iterations” – Ro2 Art at the Magnolia

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October 26 – December 6, 2016

Ro2 Art AT THE MAGNOLIA

West Village I 3699 McKinney ave. Ste 100

Second Floor Bar

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, October 27, 68pm

Unanswered questions, mysteries, imponderables, and under lying meanings are a few of the concepts that are evoked through the work. As always, materials mark the beginning of my artistic endeavors. Oil paint, acrylic paint, papers, markers, inks and glues work together to become physical expressions of the quandaries of existence. Whether I literally scrape away to reveal the underlying layers, create unfamiliar shapes or symbols, or utilize mixed media in an unexpected way, the viewer is called upon to help complete the work through their own interpretation, look for the answers ( or the questions) and hopefully be moved to find the metaphors that tie into meaningful experience. – Jeanne Neal, 2016

Ro2 Art  http://www.ro2art.com/

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deadWEST: STRUCTURE AND CHANGE opens Oct. 22

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Opening Date: October 22nd

Closing Date: December 10th

Reception: Saturday, October 22nd 4PM to 8PM

Participating Artists: Stephen Battle, Danville Chadbourne, Janet Chaffee and Benito Huerta, Christian De Leon, Trey Egan, Angel Fernandez, John Hartley, Omar Hernandez, Trish Igo and Jill O’Brien, Carol Ivey

John Matson, Jason Reynaga, Winter Rusiloski, Fred Spaulding, Evan Summer, Elaine Taylor

Giovanni Valderas, Ron Watson, Tiffany Wolf Smith

Exhibition Title: deadWEST: STRUCTURE AND CHANGE

Venue: deadWEST: GALLERY AND STUDIO- 304 Aquilla Drive, Lakeside, Texas 76108

Contact: 817-701-9132www.deadwest.org

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deadWEST: STRUCTURE AND CHANGE is an exhibition of artists working in a variety of media that takes place in Winter Rusiloski and Angel Fernandez’s studio. DeadWEST: GALLERY AND STUDIO was conceived as an alternative artist space in North Texas, with a location that is due west of the Dallas and Fort Worth Cultural Districts. Rusiloski is a transplant of the Northeastern United States to Texas, and Fernandez is a transplant of Mexico to Texas, to the Northeast and back to Texas. This is their third curatorial collaboration where numerous themes percolate throughout the works of selected artists; the two dominant themes are STRUCTURE and CHANGE.

Numerous artists address physical and geometric STRUCTURE within their work. The varied media is given a permanent and solid quality while others defy specific definition in their use of atmospheric and fleeting characteristics. Material is of paramount importance in the embrace of craftsmanship and process.

CHANGE is a dominant theme in regard to transformation of materials. Some are repurposed constructions born from discarded elements while others contextualize materials in unexpected ways.  In addition to physical CHANGE there is an exploration of shifting social and cultural dynamics.

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Ro2 Art presents Val Curry and Angel Cabrales Oct. 15

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Ro2 Art is proud to present new exhibitions by artists Val Curry and Angel Cabrales.

Join us Saturday night from 7-10pm, for the Opening Reception at the gallery, located at 1501 South Ervay in The Cedars Neighborhood.


 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

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Val Curry

 

Enfolding

October 15 – November 12, 2016

1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

“Enfolding represents my research into the burgeoning field of Bio Art. The sculptures and paintings in this series are meditations. Existing somewhere between absurdity and scientific discourse, they act as analogies to the cross disciplinarian work and research taking place in the fields of art and science.”
– Val Curry, 2016

 


 

 
OPERATION: AL PASTOR

October 15 – November 12, 20161501 South Ervay in The Cedars

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, October 15, 7-10pm

 

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Angel Cabrales presents ‘OPERATION: AL PASTOR,’ an exhibition which places its focus on the social impact of Mexican culture and its recent presence in conservative politics. Cabrales satirically reframes the taco as a symbol of cultural power, reimagining “TACO” as an acronym for “Tactically Appetizing Culinary Offensive” that has successfully infiltrated American culture by way of American stomachs.

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Cynthia Chartier: Reflections of Timeless Echoes

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CYNTHIA CHARTIER

October 15, 2016

5-8pm
REFLECTIONS OF TIMELESS ECHOES
WALL GalleryCynthia Chartier is a Dallas artist whose career has spanned for over 2 decades, creating mixed media paintings and sculpture.  This art exhibitions pays homage with a series of portraits to the artists Chartier has drawn influence, technique and inspiration. Please join us for this opening reception Saturday, October 15th from 5-8pm. This exhibition will be on view through November 15, 2016.

For more info call 214-749-0015

 

You can visit our FaceBook event page HERE

1529 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
info@wallondragon.com

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PAUL MANES – ‘HAREM’ opens Oct. 15 at Cris Worley

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Paul Manes, Tathātā, 2016, oil on canvas, 78 x 84 inches

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EXHIBITION DATES

October 15th – November 12th
OPENING RECEPTION
 Saturday, October 15th from 5 – 8pm
CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce its third solo exhibition with American artist, Paul Manes, entitled Harem. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery,Saturday, October 15th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, November 12th.
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Paul Manes, Harem, 2016, oil on canvas, 78 x 104 inches
In recent years Manes’ practice has focused on vast representational subject matter: stacked and tumbling bowls, foreshortened piles of fresh cut logs, reflective pools of raindrops, fighter planes, and rugged swamps. In Harem, we see the development of an idea that was in its seedling stages in his previous exhibition at CWFA. A single painting, 78 x 104 inches, entitled, Hieder’s Balance, now in a private collection in Dallas, would be the springboard for a new endeavor into the elusive, floating web, featured entirely in this latest body of works. Manes explains, “Some of my recent paintings involve a screen or net, which implies a separation between two things. That is the lie. What reveals and what is revealed are the same thing. Without the revealer there would be no revealed.” In fact, this Buddhist philosophy, of the inevitable interconnectedness of all, is a theme well known to the artist and has persisted in various manifestations throughout his oeuvre.
Harem also comes on the heels of a monumental international exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, in September 2016, curated by art historian and filmmaker, Barbara Rose, in conjunction with the City of Brussels, and Roberto Polo Gallery. Paul Manes is one of eight American and eight Belgian artists featured together. Rose firmly establishes that the artists in the Painting After Postmodernism exhibition are making an important contribution to the continuum of the history of painting, asserting that,  “…painting as an autonomous discipline can still make fresh, convincing statements as a living, evolving, significant art form that communicates humanistic values in an increasingly inhuman, technology driven globally networked world.”
                                                                                                                        
Manes has had an extensive career. He studied fine art at both Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York. Domestically, he has shown cross-country, in museums and galleries alike, including in Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Atlanta, New Orleans, Beaumont, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Internationally, Manes has exhibited in Milan, Monte Carlo, Rome, Paris, Bologna, Munich, and most recently in Brussels, Belgium, in the epic, Painting After Postmodernism exhibition, curated by Barbara Rose. Manes’ work is frequently collected in both the public and private sectors, and can be found in the collections of: the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Yoko Ono and Emeril Lagasse. His monumental work, The Entry of Christ into New York II, was most recently acquired for the lobby of the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), in Brussels, Belgium.
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

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Crimson, Mallmann & Smith open Oct. 15 at Craighead Green

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Dislocated Histories
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OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY | OCTOBER 15th | 5 – 8 PM
CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
214.855.0779

 

“18th Century Spliced Romney Portrait”
Oil and Acrylic on Metal
40″ x 50″

 

“Quiet Days”
Acrylic and Resin on Wood
48″ x 48″

“Twisted”
Plywood, Ink, and Acrylic
45″ x 14″ x 16″
About Us
Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX  75207

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Not Monumental opens Oct. 15 at Gray Matters

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Three contemporary artists extend the notion of materials, the found object, and the tension between individual authorship and cultural ownership. Josephine Durkin, Stacy Fisher, and Jay Henderson investigate the power of the small object. Oddity and quirkiness characterize the mishmash of diverse materials in these artworks at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Not Monumental opens on Oct. 15, 2016 with a reception (6-9 pm.) and runs through Nov. 23, 2016 at Gray Matters Gallery, 113 North Haskell, Dallas, Texas 75226. Gallery hours are: Saturdays 1-4 pm. and by appointment.

Not Monumental is curated by Jimmie Hudson.

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ART Instinct – New Exhibition opens Oct. 22 at LuminArte Fine Art Gallery

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery presents “ART Instinct”. Art is a pan-cultural phenomenon, an expression of our need to create and consume.  Featured Artist Keiko Gonzalez, born in Texas and raised in the US and Bolivia, is an instinctual painter, reimagining large scale bold works, through the action of painting. His works are collected on three continents; this premier selection of new works is presented world-wide at LuminArté Fine Art Gallery.

“ART Instinct” Opens October 22, 2016, runs through January 28, 2017.  Participating artists include sculptor Jeff McClung, UNT College of Visual Art and Design and Cristina De Castro vivid colorist is from Bogotá Columbia residing in Berlin Germany.  “Art Instinct” is about art and aesthetic taste, shedding new light terms on traditional questions in aesthetics and revolutionizing art criticism, art theory and art practice.

OPENING RECEPTION: 10/22/16 from 7-10PM

SHOW RUN: 10/22/16 – 1/28/17

LOCATION:

LuminArte Fine Art Gallery

1727 E. Levee St.

Dallas, TX 75207

 

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Contemporary Art Exhibits & Events for October

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | 
October Openings & Other Events

Visit our Website www.caddallas.net

OCTOBER 12 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

 

SOLILOQUY: Ryan McGinness
Artist Reception: October 12, 7:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 22, 2016
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OCTOBER 15 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

Expo 2016: Juror: Rachel Rogerson

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 6, 2016

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Continuum: Gregory Miller

Artist Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

A 2 Person Show of New Works by:graycircuit12
Casey Gray & Clark Goolsby
(Both artists will be in attendance)

On view through: October 8, 2016
Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: November 15, 2016

Synthesis: Shawn Smith

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

 

Dislocated Histories: David Crismon

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

 

New Path: Arturo Mallmann

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

 

Harem: Paul Manes

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

 

CODEX: René Treviño
Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: November 12, 2016

 

In Gallery One
Moving Paint: Donald Martiny

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

 

In Gallery Two
Soft Edge: Loring Taoka

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Flocking Shoaling Swarming (Blue Kiss): James Drake

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: December 23, 2016

Polished: Tim Best

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 9:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Enfolding: Val Curry

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Operation Al Pastor: Angel Cabrales

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

OCTOBER 20 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a
different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!
The inaugural Happy Hour will be held at Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:00pm Mary Tomás Gallery1110 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207(214)-727-5101RSVP HERE.Learn about CADD’s mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming
program of exhibitions, meet gallery artists, and otherlike-minded, art lovers in Dallas.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE! and
proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
and Arts+Culture Texas.

 

OCTOBER 21 – OPENINGS & EVENTS

KULT KLASSIC: Heyd Fontenot

Opening Reception: October 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 26, 2016

DESKTOP: Ludwig Schwarz

Opening Reception: October 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 26, 2016

OCTOBER 22 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
TRINITY RIVER PROJECT
Laray Polk and Marcos LutyensGuided meditations on Saturday, October 22Reservations accepted only after October 10

Fleeting: Lilian Garcia-Roig

Gallery Talk: October 22, 5:30 – 6:00pm

Opening Reception: October 22, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 26, 2016

 

OCTOBER 27 – OPENINGS & EVENTS
Iterations: Jeanne Neal

Opening Reception: October 26, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: December 6, 2016

CONTINUING
Sincerely Awkward: Marilyn Jolly
On view through: October 8, 2016

 

 

3-Artist ExhibitionPat Gordon

On view through: October 8, 2016

 

 

3-Artist Exhibition: Jeanie Gooden

On view through: October 8, 2016

 

 

 

3-Artist ExhibitionPancho Luna

On view through: October 8, 2016

 

 

gaslight: Kevin Todora
On view through: October 8, 2016

 

Controlled Objects: Gail Peter Borden

On view through: October 8, 2016

I’m So Glitché: Kathy Lovas

On view through: October 8, 2016
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Finding Daphne: Gillian Bradshaw-Smith

On view through: October 8, 2016

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Upstart Crow: Robin Ragin

On view through: October 8, 2016

TRANSMITTANCE: Cynthia Ann Miro

On view through: October 8, 2016

Love & Theft: Marcelyn McNeil

On view through: October 15, 2016

Love & Theft: Marcelyn McNeil

On view through: October 15, 2016

Everything and Nothing: Sandra Ono

On view through: October 15, 2016

REVERENCE, The Big Bend Landscapes:
Dawn Waters Baker

On view through: October 22, 2016

Still Light: David H. Gibson

On view through: October 15, 2016

Transmittance: Cynthia Ann Miro

On view through: October 25, 2016

 

In the exhibit Lounge at the
Thunderbird hotel Marfa
Mappings: Jason Willaford

On view through: November 1, 2016

the poem’s four corners: James Buss

On view through: November 12, 2016

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Lauren Childs: Spiral Fracture at Fort Works Art

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SPIRAL FRACTURE

September 27 – November 5, 2016

Opening Reception
October 1, 2016 6-9pm

Fort Works Art is pleased to announced our first solo exhibition by Fort Worth artist Lauren Childs. SPIRAL FRACTURES addresses how quickly life can change, and both the beauty and despair that exist within these changes. Over 30 oil paintings.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107 

For more about the artist see  http://www.fortworksart.com/#/lauren-childs/

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center

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The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13

Free

Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/

FREE ACTIVITIES TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE

OPENING RECEPTION:
Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).


TALK/PERFORMANCE:
Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP


WORKSHOPS: EASTERN WEAVING & INTERFAITH SYMBOLISM IN SACRED GEOMETRY
Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!


SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY:
Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.


TALK/RECEPTION PERFORMANCE:
TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP


GUIDED GALLERY TOURS: LED BY TODD HAWKINS &MARCIE INMAN
Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5


Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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“2wo hundred” opens Sept. 22nd at Kettle Art

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It was bound to happen sooner or later but after being in business nearly eleven years, Kettle Art is celebrating our two hundredth exhibition. We’ve hosted all kinds of events from straight up traditional art presentations to insane CD release exhibits, from tattoo artists, to video arts, photographic shows to spoken words. One thing you can always count on in the ‘gallery business’ is to expect the unexpected. Something is always lurking around the corner waiting to astound your avant-garde senses with visual, audio and literary delight.

With this show, 200, we break another aspect in the local art scene by presenting an ‘Opening Weekend’ starting onThursday, September 22 (as opposed to the traditional one night opening reception) and host a continuous art celebration through Saturday, September 24.

Kettle Art celebrates 200 exhibitions.
Artists include: Tyson Summers, Cathey Miller, Hatziel Flores, Minji Kang, Justin Clumpner, Tom Currie, Elizabeth Dryden, Clint Scism, Roberta Masciarelli, Francois Shogreen, Amy Seymour, Duke Horn, Anne Marie Talon, Micah Rabalais, Walter Land, Emily Yandell, Brad Albright, Jennifer Lafleur, George Wallace III, Erica Guajardo, Izk Davies, Marcie Dodd, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Steven Hamilton, Clay Stinnett, Judith Lea Perkins, Nick Glenn, Richard Ross, Amber Campagna, Steve Reeves, Erin Reeves, Miguel Aguilar and Frank Campagna. Also we are proud to introduce Erin Curry and Izzy Sanders.

This show runs through October 15.

Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226  www.kettleart.com

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Dallas Contemporary: Laercio Redondo, Pedtro Reyes and Bruce Weber

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18 SEPTEMBER – 18 DECEMBER 2016

LAERCIO REDONDO

Past Projects for the Future

PEDRO REYES

For Future Reference

BRUCE WEBER

Far From Home

 

161 Glass Street, Dallas Texas 75207

Laercio Redondo Memory from Brasília, 2012.

Laercio Redondo Memory from Brasília, 2012.

BRUCE WEBER Dallas Contemporary is pleased to present “Far From Home,” a new exhibition by the American photographer Bruce Weber. Over the past four decades, Weber has traveled the globe to produce groundbreaking and occasionally controversial imagery for the fashion industry’s leading publications and brands. From Vietnam to South Africa, Morocco to Brazil and beyond, Weber has consistently imagined his fashion sittings as the starting point for a broader exploration of each location’s vibrant culture and unique characters. In addition to over 250 photographs—a majority of which have never been exhibited—“Far From Home” will feature a selection of Weber’s travelrelated short film works. This Dallas Contemporary exhibition will be the largest presentation of Weber’s work since his 1999 survey at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A new catalog will accompany the opening of the exhibition.

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber first rose to international prominence in the early eighties on the success of images that combined classical styling with more visceral underpinnings of desire, mood, and sexuality. His ability to construct a seamless sense of romance and drama created the central public images for fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Versace, Abercrombie and Fitch and Louis Vuitton, as well as earning him an enduring presence as a contributor to magazines at the very highest levels in the industry. Throughout his career, Weber continues to work in various forms–he has directed seven short and feature length films, published 39 books, and has held more than 60 exhibitions world-wide–extending his lifelong exploration of the nature of human relationships.

The exhibition is curated by Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director of Dallas Contemporary

LAERCIO REDONDO

One of the foremost contemporary artists in Brazil, Laercio Redondo uses his work to unearth hidden
memories. Redondo has exhibited widely in South America and Europe, and Dallas Contemporary is
pleased to present his first United States exhibition. Redondo creates installations and multimedia
works that emerge from his deep research into cultural dynamics, Brazilian architecture and its
practitioners. In this exhibition he examines such important Brazilian figures as Athos Bulcão, Lina Bo
Bardi and Lota de Macedo Soares.

Central to the exhibition is a new film installation, Detour, that traverses the distance between
Flamengo Park designed by de Macedo Soares, where the main art museum in Rio de Janiero is
located, and Casa Samambaia, de Macedo Soares’ private home outside the city, in the hills of
Petrópolis. The soundtrack of the film brings attention to the architect’s conspicuous absence from
Brazilian collective memory. The piece exemplifies Redondo’s ability to illuminate the implications of
collective forgetting – which he positions as both specific to Brazil and universal. Other important
historical figures evoked in the exhibition are artist Athos Bulcão, and architect Lina Bo Bardi.
Bulcão is highlighted in the video Retoque. In this work a tile mural by Bulcão is translated into a
musical score. In a video work titled The Glass House we see documentation of Bo Bardi’s iconic
home on two occasions, one in 1999 and the other in 2008. It brings attention to the lived-in nature
of the home, in contrast to being seen as an architectural remnant.
Laercio Redondo was born in 1967 in Brazil and is currently based between Rio de Janeiro and
Stockholm, Sweden. He received his MFA at Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design in
Stockholm, Sweden. He has had solo exhibitions internationally in Spain, Germany, and Cuba in
addition to Brazil.

The exhibition is curated by Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator of Dallas
Contemporary.

PEDRO REYES

Pedro Reyes’ show at Dallas Contemporary explores the legacy of Greek statuary and Greek
philosophy, creating a bridge between sculpture and systems of thought. This exhibition comprises
recent works by the artist made in stone in combination with some previous works where he has
dealt with the use of space and volumes to organize ideas such as the case of Philosophical Casino,
a set of dices that feature quotes from philosophers and are meant to be used as an oracle in a
participatory event. A recent sculpture, Plato’s Cave, uses the famous allegory of the philosopher
and translates it into an architectural space. Reyes pays homage to other key figures in Philosophy
such as Epicurus and Socrates in stone-carved busts where he finds a middle-way between
abstraction and figuration, modern and ancient languages, primitive totemism and modern art. In
Colloquium, speech bubbles made in marble interlock in the style of a house of cards; an allegory of
polyphony representing voices, opinions, languages and emotions.

As a further study of sculpture, in
the series Flat Statues, the artist has re-worked photographs of statuary from different geographies
and historical periods, which he has printed on cloth, cut, and reassembled on a canvas.
Pedro Reyes was born in Mexico City in 1972, where he lives and works. He studied architecture at
the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. Solo exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
(2014); ICA, Miami (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); Whitechapel Gallery, London
(2013); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); CCA
Kitakyushu, Japan (2009); Bass Museum, Miami (2008) and San Francisco Art Institute (2008).
Group exhibitions include Beijing Biennale, Beijing (2014), documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2013),
Liverpool Biennial, UK (2012), Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2012), Lyon Biennale, France (2009)
and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

The exhibition is curated by Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator of Dallas


 

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events. always free

open

Tuesday – Saturday

11.00 – 18.00 (11.00 am – 6.00 pm)

Sunday

12.00 – 17.00 (12.00 pm – 5.00 pm)

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Kim Collins Open Studio Sept. 10

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OPEN STUDIO

artist open studio. Light snacks and wine

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Toni Martin: Wink opens Sept. 10 at Wall Gallery

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WALL GALLERY PRESENTS

AN EXHIBITION INTRODUCING ARTIST TONI MARTIN TO WALL GALLERY IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH, 5-8PM.

Please join us as we welcome abstract artist Toni Martin to WALL Gallery. Martin resides in Dallas, Texas and has astonished her collectors with pigment and resin on board for many years. Her giving back to the community has brought awareness to her open heart and talent as an artist and we can’t be more proud… to show her latest series titled, WINK.

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Wall Gallery
1529 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX
website: http://wallondragon.com/exhibitions/

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Patrick Turk: All of This From Nothing opens Sept. 10 at Chris Worley

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PATRICK TURK
 
ALL OF THIS FROM NOTHING
EXHIBITION DATES
September 10th – October 8th
OPENING RECEPTION
September 10th, 5 – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts is thrilled to introduce Texas artist and eccentric, Patrick Turk in his first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled, All of This From Nothing. An opening reception will be held, Saturday, September 10th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, October 8th.
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Patrick Turk, Animals, 2016, hand cut paper and mixed media on panel, 35 x 30 inches
 
Patrick Turk, Adam (detail), 2016, hand cut paper and mixed media on panel, 35 x 30 inches
Cris Worley Fine Arts is thrilled to introduce Texas artist and eccentric, Patrick Turk in his first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled, All of This From Nothing. An opening reception will be held, Saturday, September 10th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, October 8th.
Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science-fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative. Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.”
This latest body of work consists of 10 five-sided, three-dimensional assemblages, each referencing various pictorial interpretations of the Garden of Eden, a subject matter endeavored by artists throughout the history of art. Turk says that he chose the topic rather fluidly. “It really just started when I found these beautiful images of foliage… I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do The Garden of Eden?”
Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston. His assemblages have been exhibited throughout Houston in galleries including Art Storm, Lawndale Art Center and Rudolph/Projects/Art Scan as well as galleries in Galveston, Texas and Los Angeles, California. In 2013, he was an Artist in Residence at the Lawndale Art Center. His works have been published several times in Mung Being Magazine and include high profile commissions for the 2009 Houston Art Car Parade Poster as well as the Philokalia album cover by Golden Cities. Patrick Turk will be one of 60 artists included in the forthcoming book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Press), authored Robert Craig Bunch, and released in the fall of 2016. He will also be featured in the concurrent exhibition, The Art of Found Objects, held at Lone Star College – Kingwood in November 2016.
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

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CADD Fall Art Bus Tour Sept. 10

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CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS
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CADD FALL BUS TOUR
SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016
9:45 am – 2:30 pm

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents a CADD Early Fall Bus Tour on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:45 am – 2:30 pm. CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2011. Bus Tour participants gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, art installations and other special venues! Buy a bus ticket today and join the fun!

Meet at Ro2 Art

at 9:45 and be the first to preview two new exhibitions. Gillian Bradshaw-Smith’s Finding Daphne, is long-anticipated first Dallas solo exhibition of new paintings and large scale textile collages by the Dallas-based artist who first gained notoriety in 1970s New York, garnering several important solo exhibitions and museum shows.  For Upstart Crow, Robin Ragin presents a new series of assemblages inspired by her mentor of 15 years, David McManaway – a contemplative farewell after his passing about the profound possibilities of objects left behind by others. At 10:30 the bus heads north to the private museum, The Warehouse

, for a tour with Caitlin Overton of their exhibition curated by Allan Schwartzman. Identity Revisited is an examination of personal and cultural notions of identity in contemporary art. International in scope and spanning many generations, this exhibition includes work that addresses history, gender, race, childhood, mortality, and memory. Identity Revisited draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Dallas Museum of Art, Goss-Michael Collection, The Pinnell Collection, the Collection of Marguerite and Robert Hoffman, The Rose Collection, and Sharon and Michael Young.

Travel on in North Dallas to Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

for a preview of David Gibson: Still Light, a survey exhibition celebrating their 26-year collaboration and two publications designed by award-winning Nazraeli Press, with an essay by John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photography at the Amon Carter Museum. Thirty years of works from silver gelatin to archival pigment prints show highlights of his career to date. Enjoy lunch on the terrace in the sculpture garden at Valley House. Move onward to the home of Debra Stevens and Scott Jackson to view their collection of contemporary Texas artists. Tour the dynamic contemporary architectural changes and the garden which designed by Robert Bellamy. A surprise last stop, weather permitting: David Gibson’s garden. You have seen his photographs, now you will see his private refuge in the heart of Dallas. After the bus returns toRo2 at 2:30, you will have another chance to preview their exhibitions. Next door at The MAC, Rachel Rogerson has agreed to give us a private tour of their new location and preview their upcoming exhibition Mud Campaign, by H Schenck.

TICKETS

Tickets are $75.00 per person. Seating is limited to the first 25 responders. To purchase tickets visit www.etix.com. Guests are provided with bus transportation, lunch, and refreshments. The guided portion of this tour is approximately four hours long. For more information about the September 10th bus tour, please contact Laura Green at 972-239-2441 or Jordan Roth at 214-803-9575.

ITINERARY
9:45  am – Park and begin at Ro2 Art, 1501 S. Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
10:30 am – Bus leaves for the private museum, The Warehouse
12:05 pm – Bus leaves for Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden for Tour and lunch
1:15 pm – Bus leaves for tour of private collection #1
2:00 pm – Bus heads south for conclusion, brief stop at Artist David Gibson’s garden
2:30 pm – Bus returns to Ro2 Art gallery, where visitors will have a chance to visit The   MAC, next door to preview an upcoming exhibition.
ABOUT CADD
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.
Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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Partial Lobotomy. Art Show. Sept. 1st

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Partial Lobotomy. Presented by Peep Show.
30+ Artists and Live Painters!

Thursday September 1st.
Doors @ 6PM-2AM

FREE ADMISSION!
Live music!
Full bar!
Drink specials!

Taboo Lounge
1418 N Riverfront BLVD Dallas, Texas.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Carole Wolanow.
‘Salty’ Steve Dominguez.
Fergus Carroll.
Forrest Aderholt.
Shivangi Pandey. New Delhi, India.
Carol Sneed. New York.
Angelo Gomez.
Kortni Savell.
Rosie Lindsey.
Michael Hess.
Will ‘Paradox’ Williams.
Caty Meza.
Sarah Collins.
Misty Amber Moore.
Lara Lenoff.
Kevin Chaney.
Mark Reese.
DeeDee Fultz.
Mary Amber Shasteen.
Roberto Salazar.
Luis Blanco.
Jc Phrey.

More to come.

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WE ARE TAKING SUBMISSIONS NOW! SUBMIT BY EMAILING US @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail

Peep Show is looking for Artists and Live Painters of all mediums to be a part of our upcoming show, ‘Partial Lobotomy’, in Dallas Texas on Thursday September 1st. The show will be held at Taboo Lounge in the Dallas. To be considered send at least 3 samples of your work. (short bio optional)

Be sure to like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for information and updates about upcoming events.

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Rising Star Exhibition & Fundraiser at Turner House Sept. 17 & 18

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TURNER HOUSE ANNOUNCES 4th ANNUAL “RISING STAR” EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER

Event Will Showcase 11 Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries

DALLAS – August 25, 2016

Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will present its fourth “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 17 and 18 at the historic Oak Cliff home.

Eleven prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show. Participating galleries and nominated artists are:  Barry Whistler Gallery (Cassandra Black); Conduit Gallery (Lindsey Brown); Craighead Green Gallery (Angelika Ejtel); Galleri Urbane (Lynné Bowman Cravens);  Holly Johnson Gallery (Megan DeSoto);  JM Gallery (Jenna Fredde); Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Analise Minjarez); Liliana Bloch Gallery (Christina Kellum); Mary Tomás Gallery (Nik Hermanovoski); Russell Tether Gallery (Jody Martin); and Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Melissa Mohammadi).

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This year’s theme for Rising Star is Then and Now as the organization is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will include speakers David Dike and Ted Kincaid. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased at the door. A public reception will be Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists.  “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said. “This year is especially exciting with David Dike Fine Art exhibiting “Rising Stars” from the 1920s.”

Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

For sponsorships and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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Summer Solstice Closing Reception & Awards Aug. 27

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The closing is an awards Ceremony for our show and announcements about upcoming events . BYOW , bring your own wine . Celebrating some of Dallas Great Artist. One Night Only ! A fabulous Party!

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Gallery 3 – Bishop Arts

1319 W Davis St, Dallas, Texas 75208
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500X 2016 Member’s Show Opening Sept. 10th

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Opening Reception Saturday, September 10th 7-10pm
Showing September 10th – October 2nd
Sheryl Anaya
Kalee Appleton
Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Lynne Bowman Cravens
Steven Foutch
Julie Libersat
Lindsey Larsen
Seth Lorenz
Rachel Livedalen
Rachel Muldez
Valerie Powell
James Talambas
Justin Strickland Hoff
Ashley Whitt

500X is ready to kick off the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it’s newest members, this group of emerging DFW artists will be showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary art. Works ranging from photography, printmaking, textile, installation, painting, video, performance, and conceptual works investigate a variety of content and formal concerns.

These 15 active artists have ties to and have collaborated with other artist groups such as Art Conspiracy, aphophenia underground, Deep Ellum Windows, Gallery Project in Detroit, Hatch Show Print, Performance SW, Oil and Cotton, and Wild Pony Editions, to name a few. They work in the community as educators, coaches, professionals, and mentors across the DFW area. They work and are involved with institutions such as UNT, Brookhaven College, UTA, Collin College, TCU, Dallas Public Library, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.

As the oldest artist run co-op in Texas, the idea of collaboration, finding fresh talent and building community is what this current group hopes to continue to foster. Come out and help us kick off the 2016 season!

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500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226 http://500x.org

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Matthew Bourbon and Ashley Whitt – Opening Aug. 27th

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NEW WORK BY MATTHEW BOURBON

August 27 – October 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

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Different Versions of You, 2016. 39 x 29 inches. Acrylic on Canvas

 

Dallas, August 2016

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is excited to announce our first solo exhibition for artist Matthew Bourbon, entitled IF. Bourbon’s paintings sit in an uncomfortable limbo between heady ideas and dumb form. “How to paint the things of life is a chronic issue that seems somehow relevant with how to actually be in the world,” Matthew states.  He is after a kind of painting that is filled with all the contradictions one sees in everyday life. The exhibition opensSaturday, August 27th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00p.

Matthew Bourbon’s paintings exploit color and narrative, stirring convoluted memories that allow the viewer to compose moot stories.  Skepticism is the bedrock of his relationship to art. For the organization of this show the artist thought of creating and bringing work together, less to “say” one large thing, but rather like the range of songs on an old-fashioned music album.  Each painting he makes is a thing in and of itself and also shares company with the others.  He wants his art to embody a mystery of intent.  “I am assembling several puzzles without the comfort of a simple key or a concise guide,” he states.  Bourbon intends the paintings to push us back on ourselves, so we are left to reconcile what we see in the paintings with our own personal histories and experience.  That’s not to say there is no direction in his work—it is just found in some strange combination of his interests and the ebb and flow of the painting process.

Matthew Bourbon is an artist and writer.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bourbon earned separate undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Davis.  Relocating to New York City, Bourbon earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. Since then, his art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 


 

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NEW WORK BY ASHLEY WHITT

August 27 – October 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

An Ordered Chaos #27 (Nest), 2016.

Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches in 32 by 32 inch frame.  Edition 1 of 5

 

Dallas, August 2016

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to announce our inaugural show in our project space for artist Ashley Whitt, entitled SYSTEMS. The artist will debut photographs from her new series, An Ordered Chaos. The exhibition opens Saturday, August 27th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00p.

An Ordered Chaos explores the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Using a flatbed scanner as a camera, surreal environments are created using objects such as hair, thread, plants, and grid paper. These objects serve as symbols for order and chaos within each constructed image.

Tension and harmony between order and chaos exist within the self and the cosmos. These paradoxes include the order of the solar systems versus the exploding of stars, or the order of scheduling your day versus the chaos of traumatic events or depression. Eventually some scientists believe the universe will become dark and empty as the last stars die, before returning to chaos. Similarly, the feeling of the darkness of depression can empty the self before the chaos of confronting an issue. An Ordered Chaos considers this correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death.

Ashley Whitt graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she earned her MFA in Photography in 2012. She graduated from UT Arlington with a BFA in Photography in 2009. Ashley currently teaches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Dallas County and Collin County Community Colleges. She is also a member of 500X, one of the oldest artist cooperative galleries in Texas. Her work has been shown locally, nationally, and internationally including Texas, Vermont, California, China, and India.

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Gallery hours are TuesdaySaturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.com

 

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Fall Exhibits at Chris Worley

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FALL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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PATRICK TURK
ALL OF THIS FROM NOTHING
SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 8

 
Animals (detail), 2016, hand cut paper and mixed media on panel, 35 x 30 inches
PAUL MANES
HAREM
OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 12

Tathātā, 2015, oil on canvas, 78 x 84 inches
ANNA ELISE JOHNSON
INNER WORKINGS
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 31

 
tête-à-tête, 2016, acrylic, resin, archival digital print, spray paint, 15 x 12 x 5 inches each
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

 

 Cris Worley Fine Arts is a contemporary art gallery and advisory

dedicated to providing clients with the finest consulting services

and to building the careers of artists of distinction.

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