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Dallas Piranha Printmakers at Mighty Fine Arts

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: Mighty Fine Arts 409A N.Tyler in Oak Cliff TX 75208

Mighty Fine Arts presents “Dallas Piranha Printmakers” curated by Matt Bagley, master printmaker and head honcho of Iron Frog Press, and featuring work by Courtney Googe, Brian McClure, Terri Thoman, Josh Monroe, Erica Guajardo, Mirka Hokkanen, Junanne Peck, Evita Tezeno, Una Scott, Chris Merlick, Lindsay Burris, Jack Russell, Angela Faz, Gary Uribe, Viktor Otrix, Paul “Arte Chambers” Robey, Scott Krakowski, Amber Crimmings and Matt Bagley.

“Dallas Piranha Printmakers” opens a window onto the burgeoning Dallas print maker community. Printmakers nationwide are experiencing a Renaissance and Dallas is no exception. Despite the lack of any central studio or hub print shop printmakers here have managed to create their own cultural millieu. To be certain these are old school print crafters eschewing digital and electronic technologies in favor of handmade, hand pulled manual dexterity and acumen. This is a DIY world done in home spaces, garage studios or spare closets, wherever an ink slinger can get away with making a mess.But like a pool of piranha they’re hungry for acknowledgement and want to take a bite out of your attention. So come out and support your local print artists and marvel at their virtuosity and fresh creative visions while enhancing your art knowledge of print techniques! Jump in the pool with some accomodating piranha who don’t bite but might want to share an art bone with you!

This show will open Sat, Aug 12 and will run till Sun. Sept.24.

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“Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” Holidaze at MFA Gallery Dec. 3

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MFA gallery 419 N Tyler St, Dallas, TX 75208

Saturday, Dec. 3rd 6pm-9pm

Matt Bagley’s pan-dimensional archaeology travels have spanned past and future. This will be the last opportunity to see and hear about the cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture.

There will be performances by Professor Adroin a fourth dimensional viva voce chronicler. As well as, Professor R. Mutt, who traveled 100 years into the future- fulfilling Marcel Duchamp’s original vision for his bicycle wheel sculpture by combining musical and mechanical readymades with the world’s first kinetic sculpture.

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Mighty Fine Arts presents “Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” featuring new work by Matt Bagley.

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“Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” featuring new work by Matt Bagley.  Opens Sat. Nov.5 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will run till Sun. Dec.11.

Mighty Fine Arts is located at 409A N,Tyler in Historic North Oak Cliff 75208.

Matt Bagley’s imaginative reveries find their underpinnings in the humid backwaters of South Louisiana. Matt is a bonafied swamp child who evolved from the primordial muck and mire to emerge as an artist and master printmaker, as well as a pan-dimensional archeologist, skateboard activist theologist and homespun philosopher. He has somehow managed to channel his multiple interests into coinciding narratives that inform his artistic practice. His storytelling is exemplified in the tales that he relates in his show: “The Feminist Fairytale” A band of women in the very distant past form an army with the animals to defeat a corrupt and paranoid queen, “Breussard the Alligator” the fun loving fashion hip alligator who returns from NYC to the swampland to make woodcuts prints and invent the “PRINT FROG”, “Space Bug Robot Wars” A cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture. Despite the far fetched threads Matt manages to ground his work in a commonality and empathy beyond his own personal concerns. Perhaps there’s a bit of the swamp in everyone that yearns for the acquisition of a trans-dimensional consciousness. Heavy assumptions indeed, that will be addressed and perhaps answered by coming out to Matt’s show!

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