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Beili Liu: STRATUS

Grace Museum

January 22 through April 25, 2015

Artist Beili Liu’s large-scale installation–a hovering, cloud-like mass of granite and wax-coated sheets with motion sensitive lighting–is a rumination on water crises, and specifically, the current statewide drought.

Blue, Yellow, Red

Barry Whistler Gallery

March 7 through April 25, 2015

An exhibition featuring prints by Ellsworth Kelly, color photographs by Allison V. Smith, hand-colored black and white photographs by Ann Stautberg, and paintings by John Wilcox.

Noah Simblist: Palestine, Texas

The Reading Room

March 21 through April 25, 2015

An exhibition of works by writer, curator, and artist Noah Simblist telling the parafictional history of a small American town–a mix of colonial histories, holy lands, and catastrophes.

Jonathan Ramirez: Infinite Sadness

WAAS Gallery

April 18 through 25, 2015

An exhibition of photography, painting, and sculpture combined with found organic matter in artist Jonathan Ramirez’s explorations of life, death, and decay.

A Flexible Arrangement

Gray Matters Gallery

Last Chance - March 28 through April 26, 2015

A group exhibition celebrating  some of the trillion phtos taken this year that exaggerate, mask, and distort reality. Featuring works by Sterling Allen, Kalee Appleton, Josh Rios, Barry Stone, Kevin Todora, and Casey James Wilson, curated by Nathan Green.


Haley-Henman Gallery

Last Chance - April 9 through 26, 2015

A movement theatre performance by Prism Movement Company with art installations curated by Haley-Henman Gallery exploring the creation of civilization in three stages:  darkness, light and color. Performances April 9-12, 16-19, and 24-26. (more info HERE).

Student Art Show: Talking Back

Old Jail Art Center

Last Chance - March 22 through April 30, 2015

5-12th grade artists were invited to submit artworks that "talk back" to one of five works in the museum collection and exhibitions. Thee winning pieces are exhibited along with the original museum artworks.

International Collective Dallas 2015

TVAA Gallery

Last Chance - April 3 through 30, 2015

An exhibition curated by Diana Moya and featuring work by contemporary European artists Elisabeth Shalij, Laara WilliamSen, Adrie Van de Nieuwenhof, Sonali Kukreja, Jyoti Rane, Weeda Hamdan, Graham Edward, and Teresa Nelson.

Laura Moore: All Bright

The mArtin Place

Last Chance - April 4 through 30, 2015

An exhibition of recent works by Dallas-based artist Laura Moore featuring geometric and organic shapes in vibrant, contrasting colors.

Chivas Clem: Desperate to Appear Sophisticated and Other Titles

Erin Cluley Gallery

Last Chance - April 4 through May 2, 2015

An exhibition of new paintings by Paris, Texas based artist Chivas Clem made with glitter, metallic confetti, and other materials suspended in resin and poured onto canvas–an extension of his earlier performance work Desperate to Appear Sophisticated. The show also includes new sculptures made from used VHS tapes.

Jesse Meraz: HAUTE FAUXX

Ro2 Art Downtown

April 4 through May 3, 2015

An exhibition of works by Fort Worth-based artist Jesse Meraz exploring the enchanting falsehoods of the Fashion industry and the fantasies of consumer culture.

Family Ties: Brooklyn|Dallas

500X Gallery

April 11 through May 3, 2015

A "family style" group exhibition, curated jointly by Brooklyn-based painter Julie Torres and Dallas artist Bonny Leibowitz and including the participation of more than 120 New York and Dallas artists. What would we do, baby, without us?

Justyna Gorowska: FWJG


April 10 through May 8, 2015

An exhibition by Polish performance artist Justyna Gorowska–her first international exhibition. The artist reorients our fascination with the late Francesca Woodman’s sensibilities, using Gilles Deleuze’s concept of desire as a catalyst.

Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery

February 21 through May 9, 2015

Photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. studied at Texas Southern University in the late-1960s under the direction of John Biggers. This exhibition of Hudnall’s striking photographs includes images taken in African American neighborhoods in Houston, Galveston, and his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dornith Doherty: Exchange

Holly Johnson Gallery

February 21 through May 9, 2015

With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dornith Doherty traveled across the Australian continent with x-ray equipment to photograph rare and critically threatened plants. This exhibition features new collages made from these x-rays.

Flor Garduno: Trilogy

McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)

March 21 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of works by Mexican photographer Flor Garduño, including images from her Trilogy publication–a “dance” in three movements, realized through years of photography in Mexico and Europe.

Jonathan Schipper

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

March 28 through May 9, 2015

New sculptures and a video by artist Jonathan Schipper, that, like a roller coaster, are pregnant with potential energy but need to be experienced to be truly understood.

Susan Barnett: Copenhagen

Conduit Gallery

April 4 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of drawings, prints and paintings by artist Susan Barnett that visualize mathematical models associated with The Theory of Everything as well as the unrecorded historical events surrounding the 1941 meeting between physicists Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.

Jeff Baker: CODE

Conduit Gallery

April 4 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of Jeff Baker’s images documenting the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a time of great change in the city.

Vincent Ramos: The Parable of Arable Land...

Conduit Gallery

April 4 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of artist Vincent Ramos’ site-specific installation featuring two series of small scale drawings and collages investigating the current political immigration debate and class and race issues in America.

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades

Nasher Sculpture Center

January 31 through May 10, 2015

A retrospective exhibition of renowned American sculptor and pioneering figure in African-American art, Melvin Edwards, who has redefined the modernist tradition of welded sculpture with his defiant artistic explorations of social, political, and personal issues. The show includes a range of works created since the 1960s, including never-before-seen pieces.

Leonardo Drew

Talley Dunn Gallery

March 20 through May 16, 2015

A solo exhibition of sculptures and installation work by Brooklyn-based artist Leonardo Drew made by manipulating materials such as wood, iron, cotton, paper and mud.

Sam Reveles: Iarnród

Talley Dunn Gallery

March 20 through May 16, 2015

An exhibition featuring six recent works on paper by abstract artist Sam Reveles. Inspired by the subtle colors of Ireland’s grey landscape and skies, the show’s title references the national railway system lines that cross that country.


Mary Tomàs Studio Gallery

April 4 through May 16, 2015

A group exhibition featuring the varying perspectives of international artists in their interpretations of landscapes. The show features work by artists Dennis Blagg, Carolyn Caldwell, Ernst Gruler, Merri Ellen Kase, Leslie Lanzotti Solomon, Sherri Mignone, Janna Tidwell, Mary Tomás, and Dawn Waters Baker.

I Should Have Been a Pop Star: Evaluating Value


April 18 through May 16, 2015

A series of writings promoted as an exhibition? CentralTrak’s curator-in-residence Leslie Moody Castro will have weekly articles in DMagazine exploring value and the visual arts, while the gallery space will be an empty “microcosmic space through which a bigger conversation can be massaged with transparency and criticality in order to begin to change how this system operates.” Oohkaay

Letitia Huckaby: Bayou Baroque

Liliana Bloch Gallery

April 18 through May 16, 2015

An installation by artist Letitia Huckaby, who evokes old master portraiture in her honoring of the spirit of sacrifice and faith of the nuns at the Sisters of the Holy Family Mother House in New Orleans–an African-American congregation founded in 1842.

Public Service Announcement

The Public Trust

April 18 through May 16, 2015

This inaugural exhibition of The Public Trust’s new location in Dallas' Design District, this group show features work by artists William Binnie, Arthur Peña, Brent Ozaeta, Favio Moreno, Misty Keasler, Mylan Nguyen, Taro-Kun and the collaborative work of Desiree Espada and Kasumi Chow, among others.

Annabel Livermore: Unseen Works

Kirk Hopper Fine Art

April 18 through May 23, 2015

An exhibition of oil paintings and watercolors by El Paso artist Annabel Livermore–personal, dream-like explorations rendered with thick applications and evocative colors, and displayed in lavish, handcrafted frames.

The Spiritual Image

Old Jail Art Center

February 7 through May 24, 2015

A fantastically wide-ranging selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and objects from the Old Jail Art Center’s collection that reference, elicit, or are inspired by spiritual ideas, feelings or responses.

Natasha Bowdoin: HEX∆M

Old Jail Art Center

February 7 through May 24, 2015

Intricately layered collages by artist Natasha Bowdoin, taking some inspiration from the initials HEX∆M carved into the limestone blocks that form the OJAC’s 1877 jail. This show is part of the Cell Series of exhibitions.

The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass

Kimbell Art Museum

March 1 through May 24, 2015

A selection of paintings and sculptures, from Impressionist to post-World War II art, amassed by pillars of the Texas philanthropy, the Bass family. Includes works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Léger, Chagall, Rothko, Rodin, Maillol, Segal.

Observe Dallas 2015

April 6 through May 31, 2015

A two-month public installation series of Richard Andrew Sharum’s photos documenting the citizens and structures of downtown Dallas. Eight photographs will be shown via humongous (40-foot) prints–a different one exhibited on the exterior of a different downtown building each week. (211 N. Ervay St., 800 Main St., 500 S. Ervay St., 325 N. St. Paul St., 601 Elm St.).

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys: Die Schmutzigen Puppen Von Pommern

The Power Station

April 8 through June 12, 2015

An exhibition of works by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, whose collaborations in various media since the late-1980s expose the bankruptcy of humanity through exhaustive tone, bare aesthetic, and dead-pan humor. The title refers to a family who monopolized the execution of death sentences in the 12th century.

Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?


February 13 through June 13, 2015

A visual art “roast” of Dallas artists Brian Jones and Brian Scott. who each make art works of their own as well as collaborate under the moniker “Chuck & George.” Nearly a hundred artists were asked to create work immortalizing the beloved duo for this homage exhibition.

Ceramics at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

April 17 through June 21, 2015

Three exhibitions of ceramic arts open simultaneously–Portraits of the Earth featuring the work of two ceramic artists Margaret Boozer and Juan Granados, 100 Years: A Celebration of Master Potter Otto Heino, and Ceramics from the Collection of John and Darlene Williams. (Ceramics workshops and talks held in various locations in conjunction with the shows and Ceramics weekend.)

Mario García Torres

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

April 11 through June 28, 2015

An exhibition of video, photography, and sculptural work by Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres exploring stories and activities associated with conceptual artists of the 1960s and 70s and analyzing how history is constructed, interpreted, and transformed.

Audubon’s Beasts

Amon Carter Museum

January 15 through August 2, 2015

A selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851)–some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.

Frank Bowling: Map Paintings

Dallas Museum of Art

February 20 through August 2, 2015

An exhibition of select works from painter Frank Bowling’s “Map Paintings” series in which he used world maps as organizational tools to explore color. Including his painting Marcia H Travels (recently acquired by the DMA), this show is the first public exhibition of these works since their debut at the Whitney in 1971.

Michael Craig-Martin

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

April 10 through August 17, 2015

An exhibition of work by contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin–one of the city’s public venues for exhibitions designed specifically with Dallas in mind. Craig-Martin is the honoree of this year’s charity art auction to support the Dallas Contemporary and MTV:STAYING ALIVE.

Framing Desire: Photography and Video

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

February 21 through August 23, 2015

An exhibition featuring recent acquisitions, including works by Cory Arcangel, Artemio, Larry Clark, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Debbie Grossman, Candida Höfer, Misty Keasler, Ragnar Kjartansson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ryan McGinley, Nicholas Nixon, Catherine Opie, Orit Raff, Laurie Simmons, Allison V. Smith, Arne Svenson, Frank Thiel, and Gillian Wearing.

At Home and at Court

Crow Collection of Asian Art

March 14 through August 23, 2015

An exhibition of Chinese and Japanese paintings from the Crow Collection, exploring the shared East Asian fine-art heritage of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens.

Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet

Dallas Museum of Art

April 10 through December 6, 2015

An exhibition–part of the DMA's Concentration series–featuring videos by eight artists examining the changing understanding and representation of the self via digital technology and the Internet, with a different artist’s work on view each month. Featured artists include Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga, Antoine Catala, Aleksandra Domanović, Jon Rafman, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hito Steyerl, and Ryan Trecartin.

Benevolence and Wisdom

Crow Collection of Asian Art

February 14, 2015 through January 17, 2016

An exhibition of art works recently donated to the museum at the bequest of Margaret Doggett Crow, including Asian export porcelain, delicately carved jade vessels, and Japanese ivory netsuke.

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