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Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich at Crow Collection of Asian Art, opens Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

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Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich

June 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 979-6430
www.crowcollection.org

Image Credit:  Sopheap Pich, Rang Phnom Flower, 2015. Bamboo, rattan, metal wire, plywood, steel, metal bolts. 325 x 180 x 65 inches (825.5 x 457 x 165 cm) (approximate). Image courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. This exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Twenty-five feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo. The sculpture is that of the cannonball tree (“rang phnom” in Khmer), which in Southeast Asia is associated with the sal tree under which the Buddha was born. This tree is often planted near Buddhist temples; many can be found around the temples near Pich’s studio on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. In fact, the plant originated in the Americas and was introduced by Europeans to Sri Lanka, where it was soon revered for its resemblance to the sal tree, which does not grow in tropical climates. It was then brought to Southeast Asia by Sri Lankans, who were responsible for the revitalization of Buddhism in that region. Pich’s tree is created at enormous over-sized scale, which conveys the power of nature, but also brings forward the plant’s abstract qualities by using precise grid–like structure and geometric shapes, in order to consider concepts of scale, the natural and the industrial, and the large that can be found within the small.

Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich will be on view from June 24, 2017-January 7, 2018 in the Mezzanine.

About the Artist:

Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.  Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he moved with his family to the United States in 1984, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.  In 2002, he returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he continues to be based.  Pich is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and making sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures.  His childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia has had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory and the body.

His work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials throughout the world, notably Documenta 2012, and a 2013 solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich), which was the museum’s first solo show given to a contemporary Southeast Asian artist.  Major museum collections of his work include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), M+ Museum for Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), and Cleveland Museum of Art.  Most recently, he has been selected to present in the main exhibition at this year’s 57th International Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel.

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center http://dentonarts.com
January 20 – June 3, 2017, FREE

Local Denton artists Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides are joining together to curate a three-person, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring recent works as well as custom installation pieces. Archer’s wooden sculptures, Black’s large-scale murals and Bereuvide’s A/V components will take over Festival Hall, as new pieces evolve and change over the four month span of the exhibition. The desire for these works is to demonstrate, through personal situations, that we are called to move forward with our lives; we should understand the past, yet strive to build and create a more sustainable future. More events and programs celebrating the exhibition to be announced. 

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The Book Forest Installation at the Irving Arts Center

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The Book Forest Installation, Irving Arts Center

December 1, 2016January 29, 2017
ARTIST TALK Dec. 10, 1:00pm
Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover. The exhibit inspires conversation about re-purposing, recycling and conservation.
For more about the artists, see their websites: VET: http://artcycletx.blogspot.com/; Sheila Cunningham: http://sheilacunninghamart.blogspot.com/
Irving Arts Center Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062 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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Frances Bagley – The Lay of the Land opens Nov. 19 at KHFA

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OPENING 

 Saturday, November 19th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Lay of the Land

Site-specific Installation by Frances Bagley 

November 19 – December 22, 2016


 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to feature a new site-specific artwork by artist Frances Bagley, entitled The Lay of the Land.  The exhibit will feature one of Bagley’s most impressive works to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, November 19th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

How do we cope with and interpret the lives we live in this highly complex and conflicting world?  These issues are on Frances Bagley’s mind as she observes her own efforts to make sense of it all. Interested in the conveyance of energy and information through form and space she finds her voice through the process of searching.  During that process she is looking for a feeling in making her work, that is something unspoken and intangible.

Questioning the current state or condition of affairs, The Lay of the Land is a site-specific installation created for KHFA.  In this installation Frances Bagley extends her use of visual metaphors and objects in conjunction with considered space to examine a disposition of oblique circumstances in relation to the human condition.

A meandering steel infrastructure organizes the space while providing connections and moments of question and focus. The experience of walking through The Lay of the Landbecomes a physical poem or puzzle which can be interpreted best by each individual viewer from their particular point of view.  Elements within the installation environment inform each other while referencing the relationship of body forms to natural land features.

Frances Bagley received her M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of North Texas after earning an M.A. in Art Education and her B.F.A. in Painting from Arizona State University. She has exhibited extensively in her career and in 2008 was awarded a top prize in the 10th Kajima Sculpture Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Her work is included in museum and corporate collections including The Dallas Museum of Art, The El Paso Museum and the National Museum of Women in Washington D.C.  Her awards include the Individual Artist Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Moss Chumley Artists Award 2011 and the 1995 Legend Award from the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art.

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Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

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

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

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.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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Amuse-bouch opening August 25 at Gallery 76102

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Art Tooth, a Fort Worth-based art exhibition and gallery initiative, will debut the organization’s first official show, Amuse-Bouche, on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Gallery 76102 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 15.  The opening reception hours are from 6-8 p.m.

Featured artists include: Sheryl Anaya, Chuck & George, Erika Duque, Dannie Liebergot, Shelby Orr, and Tiffany Wolf. Artist accolades include President of 500X, founder of Homecoming! Committee, Berlin Foto Bienniale participant, and recipient of the 2016 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund from the DMA. The show will feature painting, sculpture, photography and site-specific installations.

Founded by Fort Worth art collectives Bobby on Drums and Exhibitionists, Art Tooth is a new artist-run, hybrid gallery project that uses a digital and pop-up platform to make invigorating art accessible and to solidify Fort Worth’s reputation as an art destination.

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ONE week left to SUBMIT IMAGES for 3rd annual “sculptechular” exhibition!

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3rd annual “sculptechular” exhibition – Frisco Art Gallery – deadline 8/10

Join the exclusively three-dimensional art show hosted by Frisco Arts at the Frisco Discovery Center!

Questions? Email Paige Prater, Marketing & Exhibits Coordinator for Frisco Arts: exhibits@friscoarts.org

Or, you may call the office at 972-668-5180

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Call for 3D Artists! Frisco Arts’ 3rd Annual “sculptechular” exhibition!

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Do you work creatively in three-dimensions? Join the third annual “sculptechular” exhibition hosted by Frisco Arts!

  • By July 22, submit a written, photographed, or drawn proposal for a LARGE scale installation or free-standing sculpture in one of the special events rooms from 9.8-9.20
  • By August 10, submit images of smaller scale work for the Frisco Art Gallery to be exhibited 8.25-10.1

For all details, entry forms, etc., please see: http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2015-sept/

Questions? Call 972-668-5180 or email exhibits@friscoart.org

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