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Opening Sat., Nov. 4 at Ro2 Art | Joshua Goode: Pegasus Armor + Erika Duque: Paraíso

Joshua Goode
Pegasus Armor

November 4 – December 2

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 7-10 pm

Ro2 Art is pleased to present ‘Pegasus Armor,’ a solo exhibition featuring new works by Dallas artist Joshua Goode. The show will run from November 4 through December 2, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, November 4, from 7-10 p.m. at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood.

As an artist, Joshua Goode fabricates convincing archaeological evidence to support the existence of the imaginary Aurora-Rhoman civilization, preserving his childhood memories in the guise of ancient artifacts. This personal mythology is bolstered by Goode’s staged archaeological digs, which allow the artist to adopt and distort both the historical and mythological aspects of various regions around the world. Inspired by amateur archaeologists such as Heinrich Schliemann who discovered Troy, and by past elaborate hoaxes like that of the Piltdown Man, Goode uses his “discoveries” to manipulate and verify his invented civilization.

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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About the artist

Erika Duque

November 4 – December 2

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 7-10 pm

Paraiso reflects on artist Erika Duque’s recent trip to Tulum, Mexico and the lush jungles and vegetation that she saw during her time there. Paraiso translates to paradise in Spanish and Duque’s paintings reflect the tropical paradise of her trip with bright vibrant colors of orange and reds as well as sharp verdant greens. Duque painted with a specific color palette and looser strokes in order to intensify the dream like qualities of the subject matter and take the viewer to a pleasurable worry free locale. For Duque, the paintings in Paraiso reflect both memories and pleasure.

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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About the artist

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OJAI Junket opening Sept. 24 – a triple threat tour of Dallas art!

OJAI Joint Administrative Intelligence Junket

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 4-6 PM 
  • Where: 500X, The Box Company, Ro2 Art

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s farcical bureaucratic agency, The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) has invaded Dallas with two shows, Fruit Efficiency at Ro2 Art and A Hard Place at 500X Gallery. If you haven’t had a chance to see the brilliant work of the bureaucracy in action yet, now may be your last chance, as both shows are drawing to a close this Sunday.

Luckily, Ro2 Art, 500X, and The Box Company have teamed up to bring you an exciting triple threat tour of both OJAI shows, plus Ro2 Artist Julie Libersat’s show with Nic Mathis, Intersections, at The Box Company. It will be a wild ride filled with bureaucracy, architecture, roads, and postcards. Our first stop will be at 500X at 4:00 PM to see A Hard Place, a celebration of brutalist architecture curated by Gundula Schmitz of Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin) and Gary Farrelly. From there we will venture to The Box Company to check out Julie Libersat and Nic Mathis’ show, Intersections, which centers around roads, intersections, and all things paved. Our final stop will be at Ro2 Art to see Fruit Efficiency, a show featuring Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s fictitious, bureaucratic corporation, OJAI. We hope you will join us on this artistic junket across Dallas to see these three important shows before they close!

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Opening receptions of Erica Stephens: The Serpent is Come & Barbara Horlander: Pink on the Inside April 22


 Ro2 Art 
1501 S. Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75215

Saturday, April 22, 2017 7 pm – 10 pm

RSVP to Pink on the Inside
RSVP to The Serpent is Come


Carroll Swenson-Roberts: 
Temple of Small WishesPicture

Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

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Ro2 Art at the Dallas Art Fair, April 6th-9th


Visit Ro2 Art

Booth F14-A

April 7 – 9, 2017
Preview Gala April 6

Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Get Your Complimentary
1-Day Pass HERE


Purchase Preview Gala
Benefit Tickets


Gillian Bradshaw-Smith
Mark Burt
Aimee Cardoso
Charles Clary
Ray-Mel Cornelius
Camilla Cowan
Ken Craft
Chance Dunlap
Erika Duque
Cuyler Etheredge
Gary Farrelly
Cheryl Finfrock
Adam Benjamin Fung
Joshua Goode
Terry Hays
Barbara Horlander
Brian K. Jones
Susan Kaiser
Sonali Khatti
Bumin Kim
Anita Kunz
Yuni Lee
Julie Libersat
Jeanne Neal
Nomadic Fungi Institute
Jeff Parrott
Alexander Paulus
Julon Pinkston
Robin Ragin
Kathy Robinson-Hays
Brian Scott
Erica Stephens
Carroll Swenson-Roberts
Benjamin Terry
Marilyn Waligore
Peggy Wauters
Scott Winterrowd
James Zamora

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on Jan 19 at Ro2 Art


Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!
This month’s event will take place at Ro2 Art on Jan 19 from 5:30-7:00 pm
1501 S. Ervay Street, Dallas TX 75215 USA
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 current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

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Clay Stinnett’s “Media Meltdown” at The Magnolia Theatre


Thursday, December 8, 6-8pm

Clay Stinnett: Media Meltdown

December 8 – January 18, 2017

Ro2 Art at The Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Second Floor Bar

About the Artist

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CADD Fall Art Bus Tour Sept. 10


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 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.

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.
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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July Openings from 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.  CADD includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. To see a list of galleries, go to http://www.caddallas.net/wp/about/. CADD also sponsors mystery dinners, bus tours, CADD FUNd, a scholarship competition and exhibition, and Thirds Thursdays Happy Hour (new – each highlighting a different gallery).

For more, see the CADD calendar. Sign Up for CADD News! Website: caddallas.net



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Ro2 Art: The Nomadic Fungi Institute’s ‘Spore Sprouting Test’ opening June 25 & more


Ro2 Art: On view and Upcoming : : This weekend, join us for The Nomadic Fungi Institute’s ‘Spore Sprouting Test’ opening this Saturday!


Spore Sprouting Tests


1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

Saturday, June 25, 6-10pm
The Nomadic Fungi Institute has been conducting Spore Sprouting Tests to ascertain if Nomadic Fungus spores can be coaxed into germination and encouraged to grow in a laboratory setting. This exhibition represents the culmination of two years of research and offers a step-by-step guide to the scientific procedures used in these tests. Although the American government has yet to officially verify or for that matter acknowledge the existence of Nomadic Fungi, there is no doubt that a mutated, invasive fungus feeding on automobile components poses a very serious threat tohumanity.

By collecting and then germinating Nomadic Fungus spores, The Nomadic Fungi Institute has taken a dangerous but very necessary step in proving once and for all that the existence of this voracious eater of cars is not an urban myth or the hallucinations of drug addled beatniks. The Nomadic Fungi Institute is dedicated to the research and documentation of Nomadic Fungi, and to informing the public by way of exhibitions, publications and the Nomadic Fungi Institute website about the threat this mutated fungus poses to modern life. For more information about the Nomadic Fungi Institute please consult with one of the gallery representatives.

Note: All lab samples contained within this exhibition have been sterilized according to the USDA Containment Guidelines and thus pose no threat to the public or their automobiles.

                          – The Nomadic Fungi Institute, 2016



The Morning After

1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

June 4- July 3


“My paintings are a representation of how ridiculous I think life can be. In some of my more recent works I’ve made fun of cheesy things, such as Tom Cruise and the show ‘Friends.’ I’m bringing attention to these things because I want the viewer to think about what it is they are looking at and why anyone would make a piece of art about this specific subject matter.

“I also like to include humor in the work. If my art can make people laugh and feel good, I’ve succeeded. The paintings are usually very bright and bold in color, and the subject matter can be a little bizarre. The use of brightly colored paint seems to curb some the strange imagery and make it more palatable to the viewer.

“Happiness and sadness seem to appear in the pieces simultaneously. A beautiful landscape can be accompanied by a small dead body, or a fun looking roller coaster can be surrounded by a bunch of dead bodies. Death makes me sad, so I try to make it seem less depressing.”

— Alexander Paulus, 2016



Dannie Liebergot

trapped in the fjord, so we had to walk everywhere


3699 McKinney Avenue, in West Village, Dallas, TX 75204

May 5 – Mid July

Driving and seeing the landscape from a car is vastly different than walking in it. The car acts as a divide between the viewer and the place. While walking in solitary, senses activate and your thoughts become louder. The natural and unnatural scents become prominent while time slows down to some sort of pacing, step after step evolving into a rhythm.

During an artist residency in Ólafsfjörður, a small town in northern Iceland, I photographed and documented moments on my walking paths. Walking was the only means of transportation for six weeks; it slowed time to an orchestrated repetition of white noise, revealing the beauty of this isolated town. Wandering enabled me to observe, hear, smell, and feel more attentively, thus resulting in a unique bond with the landscape. My thoughts became the cymbals, completing the piece.

Walking in the Fjord represents an organic visual meter of walking around in Ólafsfjörður; a small town nestled in the fjord. These photographs are memories of ambiguous moments and events that took place. Accompanying these images are text pieces and poetry written by my husband and myself during our stay.

                                                                       — Dannie Liebergot, 2016




1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

Saturday, July 9, 7 – 9 pm

This body of work is a showcase of questions; an approach towards the idea of drawing in the expanded field. Kim explores the nature of line, and the potential held therein, to push the boundaries between the two-dimensional surface and threedimensional space. Thread and string are synonymous with the actions of weaving and stitching, both for utilitarian purposes, and to serve as metaphor, for the joining of two separate entities with efforts to repair what once was, or with the intent of becoming something other, whole and new.

The transformative power of materiality is at play in these works, and Kim has repurposed the context of thread and string, to emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace of drawing. Both the weight of line as thin and singular, and the collection of lines en masse as solid form, are sensitive tools found in Kim’s repertoire; these are tools which have been exercised with skillful intent to build interesting forms, reminiscent of exacerbated versions of value studies, gesture drawings, or economical sketches one might find in the foundations of drawing. But that would be too reductive to let them exist still tethered to such a basic, albeit important set of concepts.

These works shift, undulate, and pulse into our space, promulgating themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of flatland, and now poised, vibrating, just
above the surface. Drawing has been personified, and is no longer limited to the index of the hand, or the illusion of the flat surface. It is an echo of a once sorrowful song, whose voice is present, tender, and alive.

                                                    – Bumin Kim 2016

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RO2 Art presents Sharon Neel-Bagley Ready..1..2..3….


WHERE: The Magnolia Theatre, 2nd Floor Bar – West Village
WHEN: December 8 – January 20, 2015-16
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, December 9, 6-8pm

Ro2 Art is pleased to present “READY..1..2..3….” featuring new photographs by Dallas-based artist, Sharon Neel-Bagley. The reception will be held Wednesday, December 9, from 6-8pm

These are not your ordinary floral photographs. They are high-speed shots taken at the moment of impact between the ammunition shot from a pellet gun and a chemically frozen flower. When I freeze these beautiful specimens with liquid nitrogen, they become brittle, allowing them to shatter, fracture, and crack in unusual ways. Shooting these flowers creates an explosion of energy, motion and color that only exists in a brief moment in time.
— Sharon Neel-Bagley, 2015

Submitted by Jordan Roth. Email: jordan@ro2art.com

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