Otis Jones + Bret Slater

Holly Johnson Gallery

Last Chance - May 17 through July 26, 2014

A continuing investigation of abstraction by both artists and the first time their works will be seen together. These painting exude an object-like physicality.

Longitude/Latitude: Part I

Conduit Gallery

Last Chance - June 28 through July 26, 2014

Congratulations to Conduit Gallery for reaching their 30 year milestone! Their anniversary shows will pair older works with new ones by gallery artists. Part 1 includes the following: Susan Barnett, Jeff Baker, Ellen Berman, Matt Clark, Annabel Daou, Vincent Falsetta, Heyd Fontenot, Susan kae Grant, Billy Hassell, Ted Larsen, Lance Letscher, Steven Miller, Roberto Munguia, Fahamu Pecou, Susie Phillips, Johnny Robertson, Ludwig Schwarz, Michael Tole, and Joan Winter. Pictured is a still from Heyd Fontenot's, 1990 video I'm Not Your Donut.


Oil and Cotton

Last Chance - June 12 through July 27, 2014

A project of Dallas-based organiation Make Art with a Purpose (MAP), this show features experimental music, field recordings and sound art from Texas artists Martin Back, Iris Bechtol, Rebecca Carter, G Monet (Los Angeles, CA), Carolyn Sortor, Randy Thurman, and Chaz Underriner, alongside Joel Chadabe (Albany, NY), Janeil Engelstad (Dallas, TX), Jeff Gibbons, Helen and Newton Harrison (Santa Cruz, CA), Oto Hudec (Slovakia), and Roberto Zanata (Italy). Curated by Janeil Engelstad.

Ben Sansbury: Next, Now, Then

The Goss-Michael Foundation

May 2 through July 31, 2014

Sansbury’s work is often been marked by excess with collage, heavily overworked/handmade anthropomorphic masks and tableaux or large scale installation. This exhibition focuses on his experimentation with simplified sculptural forms.  

Nathan Green

The Goss-Michael Foundation

May 2 through July 31, 2014

(FEATURE) is a new program of the Goss-Michael Foundation directed toward engaging Dallas-based artists with the programming of the Foundation. A single work of the featured artist will be installed in the Collection Room – a gallery space containing pieces in the collection by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and Antony Gormely..

Andy Don Emmons: Para Normalities

Mighty Fine Arts

June 28 through August 2, 2014

New reworked thrift store paintings by work by Andy Don Emmons. Don't miss the opening night performance by "Unconscious Collective," Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez, along with with guitarist Gregg Prickett "for a merging of ancient musical realms with contemporary improvisation." Presented by Wordspace.


Ro2 Art Downtown

July 9 through August 12, 2014

Small works by over 100 Ro2 artists and guests: it's CHAOS!


Art 7

July 5 through August 16, 2014

A group exhibit of artists from William Campbell Contemporary Art, the Fort Worth gallery celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi

Nasher Sculpture Center

April 12 through August 17, 2014

Continuing their Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher presents the first American museum exhibition of the German-Iranian artist, Bettina Pousttchi.  

Mark Grotjahn: Sculpture

Nasher Sculpture Center

May 31 through August 17, 2014

Los Angeles-based artist Grotjahn came to prominence for large, richly worked paintings.  Alongside his paintings, Grotjahn has been working privately on sculpture for over a decade. The Nasher’s exhibition, the first presentation of his sculpture in an American museum, will highlight many new, never-before-seen, three-dimensional works.

Ricardo Paniagua : RETROSPECTIVE 2004 : 2014

Latino Cultural Center

July 11 through August 30, 2014

Proudly self-taught, The “Ugly Duckling of the Dallas arts scene,” calls his hybrid geometric painted sculptures "spiritually technological.” for him,  they're a manifestation of the confrontation between human limitations and the evolution of contemporary art.

Summer Show

The Public Trust

July 19 through August 30, 2014

The Public Trust's annual summer inventory blowout, featuring small originals, prints, t-shirts and more!

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Amon Carter Museum

June 14 through September 7, 2014

The first retrospective of Motley's paintings in two decades. He is not very well-known, perhaps because his most important works don't come to auction very often and are mostly still in private collections. Motley lived 1891 - 1981, and saw many of the most important movements and geographical locations of his day, from Jazz Age Paris to 1950s Mexico. He's known for his colorful party scenes, but this exhibition also features what is perhaps his most important body of work: his portraits of women of a variety of ages.

Shen Wei

Crow Collection of Asian Art

June 14 through September 28, 2014

Shen Wei (not be confused with the other New York-based artist named Shen Wei) is a choreographer and dancer who has also designed sets, video projections, costumes, and makeup for his company’s dance performances. This exhibition features a recent series of abstract paintings, as well as a dance performance on June 19th.

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

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."

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