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Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’ opens April 1st at Cris Worley

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Exhibition Title: Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’
Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017 — May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas TX crisworley.com

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Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present Blood Shot is Blood Loved, our second solo exhibition with Simeen
Farhat, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, April 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. Blood Shot is Blood Loved will include a large-scale installation along with various multi-dimensional wall reliefs. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017. In her work, Farhat often uses cast resin and acrylic to make intimately poetic sculptures that engage participants in the act of deciphering between material form and shadow, much like the process of deriving meaning from sensory perception; a visual analogue to the brutally nuanced struggle of human communication.

Inspiration for Blood Shot is Blood Loved began with Farhat’s poetic meditations on the dual nature of one of the most vital elements in the natural world—blood. As the artist writes, “I leave my traces many times. I can be either hot or cold. People both love and hate me—I scare them off; but they need me, too. My name is Blood.” In this installation, Farhat re-creates the moment a large-scale drop of blood hits ground, capturing the reverberating effects released by a passionate burst of energy. The ardent drop of blood is assembled from abstracted epigraphic forms, a signature of Farhat’s body of work. The direct metaphor with the liquid materiality of the human body evokes a realm of ideas inhabited by her previous works: A Teardrop in Disperse (2015), A Bubble Bursts (2015), and A Red Drop of Blood (2015). By rendering one example of the un-deniability of the human body, Blood Shot is Blood Loved quietly implicates the dichotomy between purity of life, and abject realities of violence that suppress human volition, globally. Mimicking the quality of blood as a provocative substance, the installation invites the viewer to actively explore the blood droplet as it spills into the gallery space.

Simeen Farhat was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1992, receiving her BFA from Arizona State University, and her MFA from Texas Christian University. Her work has been exhibited globally in Austria, France, Germany, India, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan, and the Sharjah Museum of Modern Art, among others. Farhat participated in the 2009 Texas Biennial; In 2012 she was an Artist in Residence at the ORYX Foundation in Switzerland; and in 2015 she was invited to participate in an exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale, In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World. Farhat’s work is represented in the Crown Prince of UAE’s Abu Dhabi Palace Collection, The U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, The Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, and the Peninsula Hotel in Paris.

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The Dragon That Never Sleeps: Living With Chronic Migraines – Installation by Anna Crowley Ford

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The Small Gallery is honored to host an installation by Anna Crowley Ford.
Opening November 19th, 6-9pm.

Anna Crowley Ford’s installation consists of over 50 handmade ceramic heads in her own likeness. Each describes a different feeling or experience that she has when she is attacked by migraines. She has beautiful photographs of herself along with her story. The exhibit will include a video that she has made of herself doing simple tasks while experiencing these migraine headaches. There is a meter that goes with each vignette that tracks The escalation of her pain and nausea as she performs these tasks.

It is a beautiful and important work of art. Since so many people suffer from migraine headaches and other debilitating situations I believe as many people as possible should have an opportunity to see this exhibit.

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Anna Crowley Ford artist statement: I use my personal experience with chronic migraines and headaches to create work that speaks to larger issues of pain, isolation, mental health, and chronic illness. Using materials such as clay, video, treatment-related documents, and other medical objects I illuminate social and livelihood impacts of a chronic illness (unemployment, deterioration of friendships, dependence on others) and expound upon the sensory experiences (changes in vision, hearing, dizziness, the location and texture of pain) that occur with migraines. I strive to inform my audience and to raise awareness of disorders that are not readily visible to the outside observer.
Chronic illnesses create a vicious cycle: pain, unemployment, and expensive medical treatments. With over 30 million people affected by migraines alone, a dialogue needs to be established, stigmas removed.
My work creates a narrative to reveal the far-reaching effects of these disorders. By exploring these social, environmental, and sensory impacts of chronic headaches, migraines, and their treatments, I strive to break stigmas and to engage in a conversation about the effects of these disorders.

ford-head-webThe Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View mall (LBJ/Preston) @ 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas, Texas.

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The Triple Carbs Society (The Built-In Kitchen of M. Duchamp) by Marco Bruzzone opens Sept 10 at the Pollock

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OPENING RECEPTION: POLLOCK GALLERY EXHIBIT
TRIPLE CARBS SOCIETY (THE BUILT-IN KITCHEN OF M. DUCHAMP)
Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 p.m.

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the exhibition  from September 10 through October 22, 2016. It is the first SMU exhibition curated by Sofia Bastidas as the 2016-17 Pollock Curatorial Fellow.

In the exhibition, Berlin-based artist Marco Bruzzone has created a conceptual constructed space composed of a built-in kitchen resembling a common middle-class American kitchen and a long communal picnic table referencing the furniture of minimalist artist Donald Judd. According to the artist, the work hopes to challenge the security and identity of a new/cheap/kitschy middle-class American dining environment with what might be its direct opposite – minimalist references that by default clash with the American middle-class notion of art. Bruzzone focuses on merging daily life activities and artistic practice, offering the spectator a moment of reflection on the domestic space and its function as a “readymade” (a term coined by French artist Marcel Duchamp around 1913 to indicate an everyday object that has been selected and designated as art).

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The Pollock Gallery is located on the first floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas. New gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

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Wash & Wax opens May 21 at Irving Arts Center

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Wash & Wax: A Collaboration

May 21July 3, 2016

“Wash & Wax: A Collaboration” features artists Virginia Greaves and Leisa Rich. The two have created nine large contemporary quilts,  a massive 25 x 7 foot deconstructed quilt, a simulated car wash entrance and more for a unique exhibition inspired by Leisa’s drive-through car wash photos. It opens May 21 at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas.

An intriguing idea to put the unlikely artists together came to Lauren Bernazza, who was at that time Gallery Director at the Abernathy Arts Center Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, when the artists’ prize-winning — and completely different — pieces were exhibited side-by-side during the 2014 Georgia Artists exhibition.

The main pieces featured in the exhibition – abstract “quilts” that slowly deconstruct – are based on photographs Leisa has taken during her trips through industrial car washes. These images were then translated to fabric through piecing and passed back and forth over a 15-month time period between the two artists who stitched and embellished them into the series of works that represent the “wash and wax” experience. In addition to fabrics, the artists also used recycled shower curtains, 1970s designer dresses, nail polish and more. That these two very different individuals, with such diverse ways of creating — one working in a traditional, 2D technique and the other with sculptural 3D – were brought together, was a uniquely transformative experience for the artists.

About Virginia Greaves
Self-taught quilt maker Virginia Greaves started making quilts after the birth of her first child and grew from making traditional quilts to creating intricate portraits of people and animals using textiles as her medium. Although at first glance her work is often mistaken for paintings, her materials are mostly fiber and thread.

About Leisa Rich
Leisa Rich, trained in the fiber arts, works with non-traditional approaches and conceptual materials and techniques, including 3D printing. She invents new visual realities that make a transformation from one tangible to another through touchable, viewer interactive art works and the creation of transformative, pseudo-Utopian environments that offer a collective human experience.

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.


RELATED EVENTS

Quilting Workshop with Leisa Rich: June 25, 9 – 4 p.m.
Reception for the Artists: June 26, 2 – 4 p.m.

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3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

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Stereotropes: Thomas Menikos and Tony Veronese at Mokah

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Stereotropes Opening Reception

Mokah Gallery in Dallas, Texas

Stereotropes is a show that takes a lighthearted look into daily narratives influenced by current and nostalgic pop-culture.  Conversations take place in a visual language where voice becomes color as two voices build a new narrative from opinions and memories. On a most basic level the show looks at the relation of tropes, archetypes and clichés as parallels are drawn between subject matters as conversations flow through times of serious discussion, to joking and outright insult wars.  The images presented are created to be viewed with the use of 3D glasses so the viewer can decipher each voice separately along with seeing each image in all its collaborative and chaotic glory.

Reception runs from 6pm-9pm. Thomas Caleb Menikos and Michael Veronese will be giving an artist talk at 7:30pm.

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Mokah Art Gallery, an extension of Life in Deep Ellum, serves to promote culture and art in Deep Ellum and surrounding communities. At the Cultural Center, Mokah Art Gallery exhibitions feature contemporary art of local artists from the experimental, the emerging, and the established.

2803 Taylor Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
M-F 7-7pm or by appointment
214-653-0633

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Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency

 

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Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency

Digital Fabrication Residency is a professional development program engaging artists with digital tools for project visualization and fabrication workflows for 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital embroidery, textile printing, animation and other platforms. A core concept of this program is to engage in the digital craft of making as it concerns technology augmenting with traditional fabrication concepts, processes and materials. Residents learn software workflows and become knowledgeable in current applications of technology in the production of art. Residents accepted into the summer and fall programs will have the opportunity to exhibit artworks created in the program in an exhibition in NYC organized by Digital Fabrication Residency.

Our program consists of an Online Program that includes group workshops, individual project development, guest speakers and invaluable resource information for understanding digital fabrication workflows. We also offer an Online/Onsite residency that is specifically catered to individual project goals that develop initially through online project development finalizing with onsite learning with machines and fabrication with the artist. Both programs provide artists with limited licenses to selected software and optional 3D print, laser cut, textile print or digital embroidery resources. Also as part of our programing, Digital Fabrication Residency hosts online guest speaker presentations during the residency session that are open to residents and the public.

To learn more about the range of topics covered in DFR Group Workshops visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/residency-workshops/

Digital Fabrication Residency seeks to empower artists with working knowledge of digital tools as they concern contemporary art studio practices. From concept to execution, we offer a range of informative programs and services to educate and facilitate artists. We welcome applicants of beginner to advanced levels. Please see our application for additional information concerning application requirements and residency participation fees. Extended residency sessions are available for accepted applicants.

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Residency Dates:

Summer Session 2: 6 Week Residency: July 27 – September 4, 2015

Fall Session 1: 4 Week Residency: September 14 – October 9, 2015

Fall Session 2: 4 Week Residency: October 19 – November 13, 2015

See Apply Form for Additional Session Dates

Online/Onsite Program: 5 Week Program: *Applicant must specify preferred dates between June 1 – November 20, 2015

There is a required $15 application fee. To apply visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/apply/

To learn more about the Subsidized Residency Work-Exchange Program visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/residency-participation-fee-disclosures/

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2015 AIA Unbuilt Design Awards

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As public discourse in Dallas becomes increasingly vital to understanding where we are as a city, and where we want to be, the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects seeks to enable continuing dialogue on important issues between the profession and the community. To this end, AIA Dallas has transformed the 2015 Unbuilt Design Awards program into an interactive event and public exhibition featuring new ideas for the future from the architect’s perspective.

The AIA Dallas Design Awards recognizes outstanding work by Dallas architects, both in the metropolitan area and across the country. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

The 2015 Unbuilt Design Awards are hosted this year by Mokah Gallery in Deep Ellum.  The exhibition will run through July 11, with a closing reception on July 11 from 6-9pm.  The closing will include a discussion with the winning project teams.

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Déjà vu: collective show of Dallas Art Fair artists, Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas is pleased to announce Déjà vu: a collective show with this year’s Dallas Art Fair artists. The exhibition opens on Saturday, May 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and runs through June 20.

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Bouncy by Andrea Marie Breiling

The show includes artists: GailPeter Borden, Andrea Marie Breiling, Jessica Drenk, Rachel Hellmann, Dylan Cale Jones, Samantha McCurdy, Irby Pace and Jason Willaford.

Viewers will recognize form, color and motion as motifs in the show. Below artists’ précis of what you do not want to miss. The show comprises of a portion of Borden’s 46 foot 32 piece installation which unquestionably depicts the artist’s architectural influence. Yet, his artwork finds its sole character removed from the conventional concepts of architecture. If Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Color Theory is used as model to understand Borden’s work, one can say that the impressions of color reaching our brain are molded by three elements: perception, the mechanism of human vision and the way our brains digest data.

Irby Pace, a native of Odessa, Texas, is the artist behind the sold-out and beloved photograph Prada. Featured in this month’s Patron magazine, Pace’s multi-colored smoke clouds are set up in gorgeous open landscapes and spaces and placed systematically to highlight negative space.
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Implement 38 by Jessica Drenk

Jessica Drenk works are widely collected and sought after. Drenk’s knowledge and admiration of nature influence her installations and sculptures. Her organic sculpture Implement 38, made of hundreds of pencils, show her tremendous talent when it comes to craftsmanship and her inspiration from systems of information.

Samantha McCurdy’s eye-catching Samantha McCurdy SS15 installation will immerse visitors in a multi-sensory experience. McCurdy originally from Philadelphia, is a local favorite, bringing what was inspired by an accident into a sensual playful artwork with fashion notes.

Andrea Marie Breiling’s series of large scaled paintings are decidedly choreographed and composed over time. In Bouncy, viewers can trace through her several layers the deliberately considered steps made during its creation. “Composed of explosive gestures, garish colors, acidic overtones, and gritty surfaces, they are dark and moody like the night, but radiant and charged like the blood orange moon.”

The newest works by Jason Willaford, America and Guilt Quilt (edition 3 of 3 still available) explore his most recent ideas on evolution and process; multidimensional objects are transformed into topographic images. The public is invited to attend an opening reception starting at 6:00 PM on May 16, 2015.

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FOMO by Erika Jaeggli at WAAS Gallery

WAAS Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works, titled “FOMO”, by artist Erika Jaeggli. The gallery will host an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 and the exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, June 13.
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Jaeggli’s artistic output to date has been concerned with creating contemplative works and installations that address subjects of gender, economy and climate change. Continuing to use metaphor and visual storytelling as artistic material, Jaeggli’s work references both past and contemporary culture in “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out). In large-scale charcoal drawings, she reinterprets sentiments of emptiness and angst found from the advent of postcards to present-day engagement with social media. The result is an intersection of modern culture with a highly contemplative imagination.

The gallery is open Sunday through Friday by appointment only, please call Brandy Michelle Adams at (626) 731-5683. Saturday from 12-5 p.m.

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