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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).

Alicia Henry: FACES

Liliana Bloch Gallery

Last Chance - October 18 through November 7, 2014

Faces explores isolation and interaction—Alicia Henry is interested in the complexities and the contradictions surrounding familial relationships as well as societal differences and how these variations affect individual and group responses to themes of beauty, the body, and identity.

Sarah Morris: 1972

Southern Methodist University Pollock Gallery

Last Chance - October 10 through November 8, 2014

In the film 1972, Sarah Morris gathers together picturesque views of Munich, archival photographs, the empty Olympic stadium, and interior spaces and interweaves them with documentary-style interview footage of Georg Sieber, the psychologist consultant who was hired by the Olympic Committee to work with the security team for the fateful 1972 Olympiad. 1972 is accompanied by a series of eight silkscreens of time codes from the film.

Melissa Wilkinson: Frontiers

N Space

October 10 through November 12, 2014

Of her digitally fractured images in her “Frontiers” series, Melissa Wilkinson says, “They are not specific in their description of place or time, however they depict our interaction with an otherworldly landscape, one that is both post-apocalyptic as well as painfully present. I seek to investigate a sense of awe coupled with immense anxiety about the unknown.”

Mel Prest: MoonBrightChime/Portmanteau

Galleri Urbane Dallas

October 11 through November 15, 2014

A collection of new paintings by San Francisco-based artist Mel Prest. She says: "I layer conflicting personal references, such as fog colors, music, fabric and thought patterns, to create a new shape-space. I want spontaneity and chance to influence the outcome and direction of each piece."

Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings

Conduit Gallery

October 11 through November 15, 2014

Using brushes, cardboard, spreaders, palette knives and dry wall spatulas to achieve a rich, carved and grooved texture, Falsetta presents both large scale paintings on canvas and smaller paintings on panel in his eighth solo exhibition at Conduit.

Sarah Ball: Accused

Conduit Gallery

October 11 through November 15, 2014

Welsh artist Sarah Ball's most recent works are intricate and diminutive painted portraits taken from police mugshots. They delve into ideas surrounding 19th-century physiognomy—which was a widely explored and believed notion that there was a connection between an individual's outward appearance and their inner character.

Paul Manes: Partly Truth and Partly Fiction

Cris Worley Fine Arts

October 11 through November 15, 2014

Paul Manes’ inspirations come mostly from the past—Delacroix, Gerome, Velasquez, Goya and more recently in the work of Kiefer. He has never been one to conform to the artistic trends of the day, but he certainly has a long-time following, as is evidenced by the participants in Saturday afternoon’s panel.

Stephen Daly: Signals

William Campbell Contemporary Art

October 18 through November 15, 2014

Signals will include a dozen drawings and two sculptures, all focusing on Daly's ongoing interest in communication and the ways in which it can be distilled and transformed into a purely visual endeavor.

Samantha McCurdy: SMFW14

RE Gallery and Studio

October 18 through November 15, 2014

In McCurdy's first solo show, she showcases the existing relationship between fashion and art. In mint, hunter green, candy tuft pink, burgundy, glacier blue, and navy.

NEW - USED - AMUSED the artwork of Anthony Dominguez

Webb Gallery

October 5 through November 16, 2014

Anthony Dominguez (1960-2014) attended TCU and painted the mural at the Northside Branch Library in 1986. In the early 1980's he was part of teacher Don Punchatz's Studio X in Dallas. One of his first art exhibits was at 500X before he left for New York City. In the late 80s, Anthony took to living on the streets of New York and developed a daily ritual of creating art in the public library. His artwork was exhibited in the first Outsider Art Fair in NYCity in the early 1990's and was also included in the inaugural exhibition of the Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998.

Axel Wilhite: PATAMORPHOSIS

The Public Trust

October 13 through November 16, 2014

This solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist will feature over 60 of Wilhite’s Menko paintings as well as a selection of works from his ongoing Some American Birds series which features surreal alterations to antique maps and Audubon bird prints.

Jeff Parrott: Psyexpression

Ro2 Art Downtown

October 18 through November 16, 2014

New paintings by Parrott, who says, “My art represents my journey—an unexplainable trek into the mysterious, even darker side of mind—a quicksilver muse, even Neptunian in nature—it pops in at the most random, unexpected moments.”

Needles to Mojave

brand 10 art space

October 18 through November 22, 2014

Video work by Dallas artist Johnny Robertson inspired by his continued interest in the mythic American west, a recent road trip from Texas to California, and the romantic idea of place.

Gisa Elwazir: In the Valley of the Many-Colored Grass

Gallery 422 at The Workroom

October 29 through November 22, 2014

In her work of the past year, Gisa Elwazir uses Max Ernst’s technique of decalcomania (pressing paint between two surfaces) and begins with a texture that calls forth unconscious pathways of color and form painted in gouache and ink. The final paintings portray a connection to nature in relationship to intuition, emotion and intellect.

"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.

Diego Leclery: Mature Work

Homeland Security

October 23 through November 23, 2014

The works in this series continue to test post-studio practice’s blurring of art and life on this deeper, more personal register, insinuating that two forces—the post-studio practice and the professionalization of art careers—are of significant consequence to the self-identity of the artist in the contemporary era.

Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox

The Wilcox Space

October 24 through November 24, 2014

In the third installation in The Wilcox Space, Leigh Arnold curates a selection of works on paper and canvas in which the artist uses text. Focusing on a five-year period of Wilcox’s career that begins during the artist’s time in New York City, the works reflect his experience witnessing the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, as well as the challenges and fears he faced when confronted with his own diagnosis.

Self-Published

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

October 24 through November 29, 2014

A national exhibition of artists involved in self-produced, self-promoted art, music, literature and alternative media by John M. Bennett, Sophia Le Fraga, Lanny Quarles, Spencer Selby, Alan Sondheim, Margaret Withers and Erik H Zepka.

Systema

Zhulong Gallery

October 25 through November 29, 2014

The group show will feature video, new media, sculpture and two-dimensional work by Hiba Ali (Chicago), Tega Brain (Sydney and New York), Erika Blumenfeld (US), Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (Estonia and Spain), Vesna Pavlovic’, (b. Yugoslavia, r. Memphis, TN) and Patricia Reed (Berlin). These artists play with socio-political, economic, information, environmental, communications and coding systems and explore how this mesh of layered structures informs our contemporary experience.

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.

Material Matters

WoCA Projects

October 31 through December 6, 2014

A international juried exhibition exploring the practice of material and medium experimentation as a platform for social and cultural commentary. Artists: Roman Arevalo, Samantha Dorgan, Alex Ebstein, Erin Ethridge, Dana Harper, Justin Korver, Dave Kube, Hildy Maze, Samara Rosen, Chris Thorson, Vonda Yarberry and Dana Younger.

Neil Raitt: CABINECTOMY

The Goss-Michael Foundation

October 24 through December 12, 2014

Neil Raitt’s distinctly patterned canvases—inspired by Bob Ross and his cult-classic TV program “The Joy of Painting”—mend digital age visual language and approachable landscapes picked from the multitude of Bob Ross tutorials. His paintings find themselves between Tumblr and grandmother’s dining room by creating a playful system of landscape motifs.

Julie Bozzi: Landscape Paintings

Talley Dunn Gallery

October 24 through December 13, 2014

The Fort Worth-based artist presents fourteen small-scale, gouache on paper paintings that present landscapes at various times of day and season, each an intimate study in capturing the play of light and color.

Margarita Cabrera: Sewing Our Landscape

Talley Dunn Gallery

October 24 through December 13, 2014

As a sculptor and performance artist, El Paso-based Cabrera seeks to create work that explores issues such as immigration, fair labor, craft traditions, and economic empowerment. In this exhibition, Cabrera presents 14 soft sculptures representing cactus plants native in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

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."

Ella Kruglyanskaya: Grafika

The Power Station

October 24 through December 19, 2014

The female figure has long been the focus of NY-based, Latvian-born Ella Kruglyanskaya's work. Known for her bright cartoony paintings of women, here she presents a group of large and small scale works on paper from sampling sketches from her own studio archive.

Mike Osborne: Monopoly

Holly Johnson Gallery

October 11 through December 20, 2014

Mike Osborne’s Monopoly translates the game board's Mondrian-like map into photographs that grapple with the Atlantic City's complicated past and present. His conversion of the game into representations of actual places is absurd but serious, a means of reflecting on the problems that have plagued many American cities over the last half-century.

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.

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Amon Carter Museum

October 2, 2014 through January 18, 2015

16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi. The first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years!

Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Kimbell Art Museum

October 19, 2014 through January 25, 2015

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture­­—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—will be represented in depth.

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