Christina Rees and Brandon Zech on art-world after parties, paintings so heavy they require new walls, and germ factories as art.
1. Dallas Art Fair
Fashion Industry Gallery (Dallas)
April 15 – 17
The 2016 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 95 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, go here.
2. CounterCurrent Festival
Various Venues across Houston
April 12 – 17
A festival of live performances, participatory art, audio and visual installations, lectures and special events by artists from around the world. The event is presented by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and will be headquartered at the MATCH complex, though events for the festival will take place all throughout Houston. For a complete festival schedule, go here.
3. Frank Stella: A Retrospective
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
April 17 – September 18
Opening April 17, 10AM-5PM
A comprehensive survey of works from Frank Stella’s career, including paintings, reliefs, sculpture, and drawings. This show is co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art and curated by Michael Auping.
4. Thesis Exhibitions: Design BFA, Design MFA, Studio MFA
UT Visual Arts Center (VAC) (Austin)
April 15 – May 21
Opening April 15, 6-8PM
UT’s annual thesis show featuring works from Design BFA, Design MFA, and Studio MFA students.
5. 3 a m eternal
3901 Main Street (Dallas)
April 16, 10PM
An exhibition organized by Dallas and Los Angeles gallerist/artist David Quadrini, eclectic Southwest artist Nick Stewart, and veteran museum curator Suzanne Weaver. The show includes works by Theodore Boyer, Judith Bernstein, Chivas Clem, Keith Edmier, Farrah Fawcett, Neckface, James Franco, Jack Greer, Nana Ghana, K8 Hardy, Rachel T. Harris, Stanya Kahn, Sandy Kim, Dean Levin, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, Thomas Lynch III, Fabian Marti, Colin McElroy, Samantha McCurdy, Jane Moseley, Nicole Nadeau, Grear Patterson, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Melanie Schiff, Lucien Smith, Nick Stewart, SeMeN SPeRmS, Peter Sutherland, Brian Tarpey, Jason Tomme, Henry Vincent, and Urban Zellweger.