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Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Greater Denton Arts Council - Center for the Visual Arts

Last Chance - September 16 through December 10, 2016

An exhibition organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with guest curator Josh Rose and featuring original illustrations, published works, scripts, and sketches that explore the history and future of comic production. The show includes works by Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, as well as the characters of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Silver Surfer.

deadWEST: STRUCTURE AND CHANGE

deadWEST Gallery and Studio

Last Chance - October 22 through December 10, 2016

A group exhibition featuring works by Stephen Battle, Danville Chadbourne, Janet Chaffee and Benito Huerta, Christian De Leon, Trey Egan, Angel Fernandez, John Hartley, Omar Hernandez, Trish Igo and Jill O’Brien, Carol Ivey, John Matson, Jason Reynaga, Winter Rusiloski, Fred Spaulding, Evan Summer, Elaine Taylor, Giovanni Valderas, Ron Watson, and Tiffany Wolf Smith.

Joshua von Ammon: Deep Purple

McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)

Last Chance - November 19 through December 10, 2016

An exhibition by Dallas artist Joshua von Ammon. "Von Ammon's Deep Purple applies minimal approaches to painting through use of natural hand-dyeing canvas, and Mad Libs-style text appropriation. Meditating somewhere between the cacophony of Twitter culture, and the serenity of Zen's escapism, von Ammon's work amalgamates popularized phrases stripped of context to be used as arbitrarily as any abstract gesture."

Sean P. Miller: Gazing Reflecting Unknown

McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)

Last Chance - November 19 through December 10, 2016

"Sean P. Miller's new works highlight the value of contemplative experiences through optically engaging mixed reality forms." The exhibition includes new sculptures that incorporate the moving image in order to "speculate about dimensions beyond the scope of our understanding."

Basil Kincaid: R3clamation: Routes & Roots

Hawn Gallery at Hamon Art Library - SMU

Last Chance - October 28 through December 11, 2016

"For R3clamation: Routes & Roots, artist Basil Kincaid fills the gallery with assemblage quilts, sculptures, and garments, comprised of the clutter we encounter daily in our urban communities. Intimately relevant to their place of cultivation, the works become vessels for the black American body, imbued with the West African and American ancestral traditions that are steeped in the artist’s practice."

Matt Bagley: Trans Dimensional Acquisitions

Mighty Fine Arts

Last Chance - November 5 through December 11, 2016

An exhibition featuring works by artist Matt Bagley. "Bagley's imaginative reveries find their underpinnings in the humid backwaters of Southern Louisiana. Matt is a bona fide swamp child who evolved from the primordial muck and mire to emerge as an artist and master printmaker, as well as a pan-dimensional archeologist, skateboard activist theologian and homespun philosopher."

Freefall Festival

Various Venues

September 8 through December 17, 2016

A festival organized and curated by Dwayne Carter and Randall Garrett. This year's festival is "a group endeavor, with an updated theme designed to coincide with the 2016 Election, pitting ideas of Utopia and Paradise against one another in several exhibitions. Local artists explore the questions: “What is Paradise?” and “What is Utopia?” These questions are answered using a variety of media and styles with differing and sometimes even clashing conclusions, the body politic torn between personal and social desires—are there any winners? Are there losers?" For more info go here.Check out our event listings to see the festival's participating art exhibitions at Mighty Fine Arts, Ro2, CentralTrak, and El Centro College.

Paradise: No Time Zone

CentralTrak

November 5 through December 17, 2016

An exhibition that is part of this year's Freewill Festival in Dallas. This show features works that "address the world of nature, artistic processes, and identity as a transformational concept."Artists in the show include: Sheryl Anaya, Rachael Banks
, Colette Copeland, Val Curry, Randall Garrett, Dennis Gonzalez, and David Sunshine.

Primary Research

Saint Paul Place

November 5 through December 17, 2016

A pop-up exhibition curated by Chelsea Pierce and featuring works by Dallas artists Sean Cairns, Linnea Glatt, and James Sullivan. This exhibition is located on the 19th floor of Saint Paul Place.

Zeke Williams: Flagrant

Erin Cluley Gallery

November 19 through December 17, 2016

A show of works by Zeke Williams. The pieces in the exhibition are "an ongoing exploration of the artist’s interest in color, forms found in nature, and the use of technology in creating an image."

Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals

Ro2 Art

November 19 through December 17, 2016

The final installment of Dallas' Freefall Festival. For this exhibition, the "gallery space will be split between paradise and utopia, with artists’ interpretations of each ideal grouped on either side of the divide." Featuring art by Sheryl Anaya, Rachael Banks, Dwayne Carter, Colette Copeland, Val Curry, Randall Garrett, Danielle Georgiou, Dennis Gonzalez, Randy Guthmiller, Thor Johnson, Rachel Muldez, Patrick Patterson-Carroll, Ryder Richards, David Sunshine, Marilyn Waligore, Montoya Williams, and Carlo Zinzi.

Bernardo Vallarino: Pedacitos de Paz

Ro2 Art

November 19 through December 17, 2016

An exhibition by Bernardo Vallarino. "Vallarino’s installation is critical of objects that uselessly promote a cause, instead encouraging active participation in reducing violence in cities and countries around the world. With Pedacitos de Paz, Vallarino urges viewers to actively seek change and peace in the world, since '...violence cannot be stopped by the futile actions of thinking, wishing, and praying.'"

SIX

Art Room

December 1 through 17, 2016

An exhibition of small-scale works that invite close looking. Featuring works by Rebecca Shewmaker, Tiffany Milow, and others.

FOUND

Site 131

September 24 through December 18, 2016

An exhibition curated by Joan Davidow and featuring works by Robert Larson, Longhui Zhang, and Benjamin Terry. All three artists in the show use discarded substances to make their art.

Super Fantasy Mercado

Vikon Village Flea Market

November 12 through December 18, 2016

A collaborative pop-up store taking artist editions, multiples, and more to Garland, Texas! Super Fantasy Mercado will be open Saturday through Sunday from 10am to 7pm.For more info: http://www.superfantasymercado.com

Blair Thurman

Gallerie Frank Elbaz

November 19 through December 20, 2016

A show of works by Blair Thurman. "The exhibition will showcase his signature blend of sculpture and painting through bold abstractions and irregularly shaped canvases."

Frances Bagley: The Lay of the Land

Kirk Hopper Fine Art

November 19 through December 22, 2016

A new site-specific installation by artist Frances Bagley. "In this installation Frances Bagley extends her use of visual metaphors and objects in conjunction with considered space to examine a disposition of oblique circumstances in relation to the human condition."

Gordon Young: Collage

Cedar Valley College - Educational Art Gallery

November 15 through December 23, 2016

"Gordon Young builds digital photomontages from an amalgam of photographs of his personal environment fused with imagery appropriated from digital media. With the objective of combining the daily flow of electronic-media detritus and images grabbed from the flow of personal observation, Young seeks to create a collision of the visual experiences we encounter every day."

The Trinity River Project

Liliana Bloch Gallery

November 19 through December 30, 2016

An exhibition that displays artifacts from the written and participatory portions of Marcos Lutyens and Laray Polk's Trinity River Project. "As collaborators, Lutyens and Polk seek to provide an opportunity for the viewer (as reader and contemplator) to become uprooted in their perceptions of the Trinity River, then re-rooted in the spirit of new possibilities."

Out of Body

Level Gallery (Formerly WAAS Gallery)

October 13 through December 31, 2016

From the gallery: "The exhibition will consist of sculptural statements, installation, illustration, photographs, and a live performance by special guest Dana Harper, a finalist from NBC’s The Voice and dancer Herman Houston."

Kazz Morishita: Moonlight Serenade & Fabio Del Re: Morandi

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery

November 19 through December 31, 2016

Moonlight Serenade is a show of photographs by artist Kazz Morishita. The works use "the moon as a philosophical  reference, conveying the message that the moon is always the same, reflecting light on our lives that are constantly in flux."Morandi is a show of works by Fabio Del Re. For these photographs, Del Re "uses mostly analog methods to meticulously create still lives that pay homage to Italian artist Giorgio Morandi' skillful and transcendent paintings."

Anna Elise Johnson: Inner Workings

Cris Worley Fine Arts

November 19 through December 31, 2016

A show of works by Los Angeles-based artist Anna Elise Johnson. "Johnson’s three-dimensional collages utilize photographs of political, economic, and diplomatic meetings to create small-scale, mise-en-scéne containing ambiguous, but striking narratives with characters frozen in time."

Odds & Ends

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery

November 19 through December 31, 2016

"This show features photographs selected by Gallery Director, Burt Finger, as playful visual concepts of "Odds & Ends" with added hints of irony and humor." Artists include: Shelby Lee Adams, John Albok, Keith Carter, Don Donaghy, Jimmy and Dena Katz, Bill Owens, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Chris Verene.

Paintings, Process, Materials, Textures

Galleri Urbane Dallas

November 19 through December 31, 2016

"Paintings, Process, Materials, Textures is a study of the contemporary resurgence of painting in its many forms." The exhibition features works by Eric Shaw, Anna Kunz, Heather Bause, Bradley Biancardi and Stephen D'Onofrio.

Jeff Gibbons: Clown Ambulance

Conduit Gallery

December 3 through 31, 2016

"Earthen materials such as clay and found objects are divorced of their practical usage and become part of a resonant feedback loop as Gibbons reaches into a spiritual world he himself acknowledges may not exist."

Union Pacific

Circuit 12 Contemporary

November 19, 2016 through January 2, 2017

A group show featuring works by Philip Denker, Angela Kallus, Brian Porray, & David Ryan. The exhibition is organized by Angela Kallus.

15th Anniversary Celebration!

Sun to Moon Gallery

November 17, 2016 through January 7, 2017

An exhibition of artists celebrating the gallery's 15th anniversary. Featuring works by Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Charles Cramer, Anne Larsen, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, John Sexton, Alison Shaw, Jill Skupin Burkholder, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne.

Kathryn Andrews: Run for President

Nasher Sculpture Center

September 10, 2016 through January 8, 2017

An exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews. For this show, Andrews creates a loose narrative around the elements of a presidential campaign. Additionally, Andrews ties in pop culture references to mock the seriousness of the Executive Office.

COUNTY FAIR & Sean Starwars

Webb Gallery

September 11, 2016 through January 8, 2017

County Fair is an exhibition of "vintage banners by Snap Wyatt and beautiful freak paintings by Molly McGuire."The upstairs gallery will host an exhibition of block prints by Sean Starwars.

FOCUS: Lorna Simpson

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 19, 2016 through January 15, 2017

An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Lorna Simpson. This show includes Simpson's recent paintings that manipulate found imagery from magazines to comment on gender and race issues.

Tangled Up in Blue

Barry Whistler Gallery

December 3, 2016 through January 21, 2017

A group show featuring works by Max Ernst, Martha Groome, Luke Harnden, Terrell James, Otis Jones, Ellsworth Kelly, Tom Orr, Andrea Rosenberg, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Danny Williams, and Mark Williams. The show is organized around the color blue.

KAWS: Where the End Starts

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

October 20, 2016 through January 22, 2017

A show of works by Brooklyn artist KAWS. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions that span KAWS' career. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes in collaboration with the artist.

Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University

October 9, 2016 through January 29, 2017

An exhibition of more than 90 works created between 1915 and 1957 by Spanish artists. The show draws primarily from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo and includes works by Eduardo Chillida, Óscar Domínguez, Pablo Gargallo, Julio González, Antoni Tàpies, Joaquín Torres-García, Josep de Togores, and Jorge Oteiza, among others.

Monet: The Early Years

Kimbell Art Museum

October 16, 2016 through January 29, 2017

An exhibition featuring more than 50 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet. The show explores Monet's early years, from his time in Normandy in 1858 to 1872 when he settled in Argenteuil.

Dion Johnson: Optic Energy

Holly Johnson Gallery

November 19, 2016 through February 4, 2017

A show of works by Los Angeles artist Dion Johnson. "Johnson's paintings and works on paper combine and explore dynamic opposites: expansiveness and compression, darkness and light."

Nicolas Party: Pathway

Dallas Museum of Art

August 19, 2016 through February 5, 2017

A mural by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. "For three weeks, Party worked on-site to transform the corridor into an immersive, vibrantly colored landscape mural that was largely inspired by its location within the Museum. Instead of functioning like a gallery, the mural emphasizes the fact that it is a walkway, and transforms the space into an indoor path."

Sam Francis: Prints

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

August 3, 2016 through February 5, 2017

An exhibition of lithographs by printmaker Sam Francis (1923–1994). In his work, Francis was inspired by his travels in France, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, and by Abstract Expressionism, literature, science, Eastern philosophy, and religion.

Dan Phillips: Blackest Cloud

Old Jail Art Center

September 17, 2016 through February 11, 2017

An exhibition of works by artist Dan Phillips. Trained as a cabinet and furniture maker, Phillips creates custom furniture pieces out of a studio in Dallas. Additionally, he makes collages, drawings, and paintings composed of calligraphic lines and soft color washes.

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

Crow Collection of Asian Art

September 17, 2016 through February 12, 2017

An exhibition of more than 100 works from the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, contemporary ceramics from Talavera de la Reyna in Puebla and a selection of historic Chinese ceramics from the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s permanent collection. This show is presented in collaboration with the Museo Internacional del Barroco, Puebla, and the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Puebla, Mexico.

American Photographs, 1845 to Now

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

August 20, 2016 through February 12, 2017

An exhibition of more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. The show covers 170 years of photography across America and highlights the important role photography has played in American history.

Spanish Texas: Legend & Legacy

Grace Museum

September 24, 2016 through March 11, 2017

An exhibition tracing the Spanish exploration and colonization of Texas through maps, art, and artifacts. The exhibitions is co-curated by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at The Grace Museum and Michael Grauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art and Western Heritage at The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

Dallas Museum of Art

December 4, 2016 through March 19, 2017

An exhibition exploring the various representations of nature in medieval art. The show is organized by the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge in Paris, and that Dallas presentation of the show is curated by Nicole R. Myers.

Ultra-Seeing

Nasher Sculpture Center

September 11, 2016 through May 21, 2017

A monthly program of experimental film screenings. The program is organized by Frank Dufour, Professor in the recently created school of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Emmanuel Lefrant, director of Light Cone, a French organization dedicated to the diffusion and conservation of experimental cinema. For more info, and to register for the screenings, go here.

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

August 16, 2016 through September 2, 2018

An installation by Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe commissioned for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's atrium. For the installation, Dawe used more than 60 miles of colored thread to create a work "highlighting the architecture of the museum’s renowned Philip Johnson-designed building."

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