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Ludwig Schwarz: WALKINCLOSET

Conduit Gallery

Last Chance - September 6 through October 4, 2014

A story-show about Joaquin Klose, "a man of little means and a a fan of Little Feet," who invented WALKINCLOSET (The Game) on the eve of allegedly abandoning his family. Basically a set of instructions to be passed on via word of mouth, this game was never intended to be reproduced and/or marketed, but "is now considered a small masterpiece in the somewhat obscure instructional gaming underworld."

Margaret Meehan: Paper Moon

Conduit Gallery

Last Chance - September 6 through October 4, 2014

Chic ceramic golems and painted and collaged Vogue advertisements on 19th century cabinet cards link Coco Chanel with Frankenstein.

Winston Lee Mascarenhas | Linda McCall | Jeri Ledbetter

Craighead-Green Gallery

Last Chance - September 6 through October 4, 2014

Three solo shows make up the fall opener at Craighead-Green: 2014 Huntington-Prize winner Winston Lee Mascarenhas will show new encaustic works; Memphis-based Jeri Ledbetter presents her signature abstract paintings; Texas-based figurative artist Linda McCall presents an evocative and moody set of new paintings.

Michele Mikesell, Jan Kinney & Karen Walker: “The Family Circus"

Decorazon Gallery

September 12 through October 11, 2014

Decorazon Gallery is celebrating its ten-year anniversary through the month of September with this three-person exhibition. Mikesell illustrates what it means to grow up in a creative family by inviting two of her artistic family members, Kinney and Walker, to exhibit along with her. Painting, clay, and mixed media will be on display.

Say it Ain't Southern

The Public Trust

September 13 through October 12, 2014

Big national group show guest curated by Will Rhoten. Artists include: Bench Reporter, Briar Bonifacio (Broke A2M), Brian Butler, Colossus of Roads, Flak, Freight Bandit, High Ball, Hindue, Leroy Drown, Lone Stranger, Matt Zaremba, Michael W. Hall, Other, Pars, Read More Books, Regular Person, Relish Today, Remio, Tex Goth, The PhonoGraff, The Solo Artist, Tony Bones, Try Pottery, and Whiskey River.

Drawings by Lee Baxter Davis

Tyler Junior College Wise Auditorium Art Gallery

September 22 through October 17, 2014

Davis taught art at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) for over thirty years. He says,"My drawings are compositions of recall. Remembering is a montage. To remember is an act of imagination, usually spontaneous and once the drawings are started they take a life of their own. . .Fish and birds, both symbolic of the well-known ‘cosmic ship’ can be found scattered here and there.”

After Walker Evans

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

August 30 through October 25, 2014

A group show at TCU's satellite space and curated by Rachel Cook of Houston's DiverseWorks, the work will explore the rapidly evolving interconnection between photographs and sculpture. Artists include Sterling Allen, Julia Brown, Cassandra Emswiler Burd, Carrie Cook, Jamal Cyrus, Lauren Moya Ford, Anna Elise Johnson, Rosine Kouamen, Adam Schreiber and J. Parker Valentine.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji & Carris Adams

Arthello Beck Gallery - South Dallas Cultural Center

September 13 through October 25, 2014

Recommended: Two solo shows by strong Texas artists who spend a lot of time making work in other places: Ogunji in Lagos and Adams in Chicago. Ogunji shows new drawings and a video shot on cel phone in Lagos; Adams presents work that explores how late-night TV commercials' shape ideas about race and ourselves.

EX-Y: Representations of Contemporary Masculinity

CYDONIA

September 12 through October 25, 2014

The inaugural show of a new gallery in the design district owned by Goldsmith's-educated Hanh Ho. "EX-Y" is described thusly: "The collective show includes nine artists from around the globe that represent ideas of manhood. Instead of sweeping machismo gestures of their artistic forefathers, the show represents the latest generation of men, other men that declare their identity in different ways." Artists in the exhibition include Austin Eddy, Ryan Burghard, Alan and Michael Fleming, Paul Knight, Dorota Kozieradzka, Jan Mioduszewski, and John Douglas Powers.

A Transfer of Spirit: a selection of artists who studied with Roger Winter

Kirk Hopper Fine Art

September 20 through October 25, 2014

Winter, professor emeritus at SMU, has been a fertile source for his pupils over the years. "This expansive exhibition will include over 45 of Winter's past students including familiar names such as: John Alexander, David Bates, Brian Cobble, Ana Corberó, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Laurie Hickman Cox, Suzanne Kelley Clark, Stephen Mueller, Gail Norfleet, Dan Rizzie, and Kathy Windrow."

Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West

Sid Richardson Museum

September 25 through October 25, 2014

17 oil-on-cardboard paintings from the most influential 19th-century painter of American Indians, on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Relying on his memory of experiences in the 1830s, Catlin re-created these works between 1861 and 1869.

Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

Dallas Museum of Art

June 29 through October 26, 2014

Despite the fact that the DMA is predictably flogging the Impressionist ballet dancers and still lifes in their press materials for this show, set your skepticism aside: some of these people really, really knew how to translate the world they saw onto a piece of paper. Don't miss this show. Pictured: Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Le Fumeur, 1873, watercolor and gouache on paper

Northern Exposure

ro2 The Gallery at Visit Addison

September 18 through October 31, 2014

The galleries of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, decamp with a selection of their artists for a big group show ina shopping center in Addison, TX, the town with "more restaurants per capita than any other city in the US."

Ben L. Culwell: The Texas Abstract Expressionist

David Dike Fine Art

September 21 through November 1, 2014

"With art, as with atomic physics, the big problem in the world today is to bring the human being abreast of the techniques and the inventions of his material culture—to achieve an adequate modern spiritual integrity.” - Ben Culwell in “Fourteen Americans” catalog, Museum of Modern Art (1946).

"The Cycles of the Fig Tree" - Carlos Cázares

St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

September 11 through November 23, 2014

Mexican artist Carlos Cázares uses gold and silver pigments in his paintings to better reflect light. "His abstract works reflect an appreciation of ancient techniques and his application of them in a contemporary setting," says the Justus Sundermann Gallery at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts on Ross Avenue.

Lecture Series with Mark Thistlethwaite

Amon Carter Museum

September 3 through December 3, 2014

TCU’s Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite delivers a series of lectures this fall that take as their theme the appearance, meaning, and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art. All lectures will be held Wednesdays at the Amon Carter from 3-4 pm.

Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars

Dallas Museum of Art

July 18 through December 14, 2014

New work from the collective Slavs and Tatars, who focus on “the area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia” in their practice. This exhibit will include works from their current series Long Legged Linguistics, about "the thorny issue of alphabet politics."

Testino | Uklanski | Burd

Dallas Contemporary

September 21 through December 21, 2014

Three solo shows under one roof: International fashion photographer Testino turns his lens on mountainous people of Peru and their traditional and festive costumes. Uklanski is a Polish, New-York based Gagosian artist who makes "blood" and "ink drop paintings" for this show. Burd is a local favorite who here reimagines floor-tile patterns; instead of rigid and mass-produced, hers are teeming with patterned images of wilderness.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

Nasher Sculpture Center

September 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015

The first North American presentation of the English designer's practice, spanning the disciplines of architecture, furniture and product design, to engineering, sculpture and urban planning. Guest curated by Brooke Hodge, the show will later travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Cooper-Hewitt in New York.

George Grammer | Rachel Hecker | Ronald Rozencohn

Old Jail Art Center

September 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Three concurrent solo shows at the solid Old Jail Art Center. George Grammer is part of the mid-century Fort Worth Circle of artists. Houston artist Rachel Hecker references Hollywood and advertising--"languages of spiritual poverty"-- to paint unconventional devotional portraits of Jesus Christ.  And Ronald Rozencohn paints contemporary nudes, still-lifes and landscapes with the focus of an old master.

Isa Genzken: Retrospective

Dallas Museum of Art

September 14, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Big traveling show installed in the barrel vault and quadrant galleries; it's the first American retrospective, covering nearly four decades, of this influential German artist's varied work. The DMA is its last stop after stints at MoMA in NY and MCA Chicago.

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

September 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015

A who's who of the Reganomics decade, including Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, JPeter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Koons, Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Warhol, Christopher Wool and others. This is going to be fascinating, and there's a ton of programming around this show too--although the Modern is mysteriously not screening the seminal documentary Downtown 81, they've nonetheless got several of the artists involved coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Not To Be Missed.

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