Top Five: September 21, 2017 with Lucia Simek

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Thursday,  9.21.17

Performance

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: Finding Fanon

Thursday,  9.21.17   |   7–8 pm
Finding Fanon is a three-part film series and installation inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), a politically radical humanist whose research and writing looked at the psychological effects of colonization and the social and cultural consequences of decolonization. U.K.-based artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy examine Fanon’s ideas, and consider how society, race and racism affect our relationships with each other in an age of new technology, pop culture and globalization."
Fort Worth  |  Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Friday,  9.22.17

Closing

M O X I E

Friday,  9.22.17   |   6–10 pm
A show featuring works by Dallas-based artists Toni Martin, Sheryl Anaya, and Sarah Martin.
Duncanville  |  Inner.Space Projects.

Saturday,  9.23.17

On View

Misty Keasler: Haunt

Saturday,  9.23.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
A show of photographs by Misty Keasler. The exhibition features Keasler's series Haunt, which documents the exteriors, interiors, and characters of haunted houses across America.
On View

Caught on Paper

Saturday,  9.23.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
A show of works on paper that explore outdoor subjects. The exhibition features watercolors and prints by more than thirty artists, including Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, and Eliot Porter.
Opening

Trevor Yokochi: BURNS/ PUNCTUM/ TAOS

Saturday,  9.23.17   |   6–8 pm
A show of works by Trevor Yokochi. " By exploring the beauty in ambiguity, monumentality, and voyeurism, Yokochi uncovers curious ways of mark making and application that evoke feeling within. This collection of work radiates personal reflections of struggling and perceptions of the human condition."
Dallas  |  Umbrella Gallery

Tuesday,  9.26.17

Artist talk

The End and The Beginning

Tuesday,  9.26.17   |   7–8 pm
"The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes." The show includes works by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

Friday,  9.29.17

Saturday,  9.30.17

Opening

Floyd Newsum: The Things I See

Saturday,  9.30.17   |   6–8 pm
A show featuring new works by Houston artist Floyd Newsum. "Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that take the form of glyphs alluding to Floyd’s own story and upbringing. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however, his subject matter centers on deeper meanings of cultural climates, political statements and personal events."
Dallas  |  Kirk Hopper Fine Art

Tuesday,  10.3.17

Thursday,  10.5.17

Friday,  10.6.17

Saturday,  10.7.17

On View

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Saturday,  10.7.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
"Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. These aesthetically rich and culturally important works play an influential role in the history of American art." The exhibition features portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Charles Deas, Alfred Jacob Miller, William T. Ranney, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, George Bellows and Marsden Hartley, among others.
Opening

Art & Words

Saturday,  10.7.17   |   6–9 pm
"The Art & Words Collaborative Show pairs twelve writers with twelve visual artists. Each writer uses a work of art as inspiration for a poem, story, or essay, while each artist uses a piece of writing as inspiration for a work of art. The cross-genre collaboration results in forty- eight works — twenty-four pairs of art and words."
Fort Worth  |  Art on the Boulevard
Reception

Mary Vernon: Painting is Drawing

Saturday,  10.7.17   |   6–8 pm
A show of recent sill life and landscape paintings by artist Mary Vernon. Vernon worked for fifty years as a professor of art and art history at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts.
Abilene  |  Grace Museum

Tuesday,  10.10.17

Friday,  10.13.17

Saturday,  10.14.17

Artist talk

Acts of Aggression: An Exhibition About Community

Saturday,  10.14.17   |   3–5 pm
"With objects, images, texts and social projects by 11 contemporary artists from Guatemala, Acts of Aggression considers the many ways people construct and process experiences of community, especially within dystopic day-to-day realities." The show is curated by Laura A. L. Wellen and features works by Hellen Ascoli, Esvin Alarcón Lam, Edgar Calel, Manuel Chavajay Moralez, Margarita Figueroa, Jorge de León, Reyes Josué Morales, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Gabriel Rodríguez Pellecer, Mario Santizo and Inés Verdugo.

Tuesday,  10.17.17

Friday,  10.20.17

Sunday,  10.22.17

On View

Truth: 24 frames per second

Sunday,  10.22.17   |   4–10 pm
"Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel."
Dallas  |  Dallas Museum of Art

Tuesday,  10.24.17

Thursday,  10.26.17

Friday,  10.27.17

Friday,  11.3.17

Tuesday,  11.7.17

Tuesday,  11.14.17

Wednesday,  11.15.17

Friday,  12.1.17

Friday,  12.8.17

Bryan Florentin: ACCRETION/CHURN

August 19 through September 23, 2017
A show of works by Bryan Florentin. The pieces in the exhibition focus "on temporary manifestations of materials (gravel, rocks, soil, plastic sheeting, rebar, etc.) within the mostly urban landscape."

Matt Manalo

August 19 through September 23, 2017
A show of new works by Houston-based artist Matt Manalo. "Manalo creates work as a form of an ongoing journal of experiences from his time living in the Philippines in juxtaposition to his life in the United States."

Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly: Fruit Efficiency

August 26 through September 23, 2017
A collaborative show of works by Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly, the co-founders of The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI). "Farrelly and Dreier comment on the redundancies of bureaucratic processes through the ongoing exchange of documentation within their fabricated corporation."
Dallas |  Ro2 Art

Dallas Piranha Printmakers

August 12 through September 24, 2017
A show curated by Matt Bagley of Iron Frog Press and featuring works by Courtney Googe, Brian McClure, Terri Thoman, Josh Monroe, Erica Guajardo, Mirka Hokkanen, Junanne Peck, Evita Tezeno, Una Scott, Chris Merlick, Lindsay Burris, Jack Russell, Angela Faz, Gary Uribe, Viktor Otrix, Paul "Arte Chambers" Robey, Scott Krakowski, Amber Crimmings and Matt Bagley.
Dallas |  Mighty Fine Arts

a hard place

August 19 through September 24, 2017
a hard place is an exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architectural movement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration. The show is curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly.Artists include: Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).
Dallas |  500X Gallery

500X Member's Exhibition

August 19 through September 24, 2017
A show featuring works by 500X artist members, including: Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt.
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Pose for the Frame

September 5 through 26, 2017
A show featuring portrait works. Artists in the exhibition include Kate Stipp, Jeremy Biggers, J.D. Moore, Aliester Moffitt, Christopher Bingham, Hatziel Flores, Carlos Donjuan, Zarina Kay, and Riley Holloway.

In Good Company

August 28 through September 27, 2017
A show featuring works by artists teaching in the Department of Visual Arts at Eastfield College and one artist of their choosing.Participating artists include: Eric Eley, Leigh Merrill, David Willburn, Rebecca Booker, Iris Bechtol, Michelle Thomas, Jenna Burditt, Chris Gray, Kathy Windrow, Sandra Lara, Peter Ligon, Susan Sanders-Rosenberg, Courtney Hamilton, Fernando Johnson, Rachel Fischer, Alicia Eggert, Val Curry, Jessica McClendon, Kelsey Heimerman, Gary Uribe, and Michael Francis.

Eight

September 9 through 27, 2017
A show featuring works by Charis Ammon, Lauren Hana Chai, Alicia Eggert, Nathaniel Evans, Mariell Guzman, Jessica McClendon, and Melissa Mohammadi.

Lost & Found

August 17 through September 30, 2017
An exhibition by Waco-based art educators John Storm and Cash Teague. "Inspired by many sources including outsider art, children’s art, street art and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Storm seeks a sense of playfulness and serendipity in the moment of creation. Teague’s work is informed by a love of people, in portraits and figures, and in his most recent work for this exhibition, a family history of woodwork and carpentry."

The Essential Nature

September 2 through 30, 2017
A show featuring works by Ruda Anderson, Maureen Brouillette, Jenny DeLaughter, Viola Delgado, Cecelia Feld, Nancy Ferro, Susan Lecky, Mylan Nguyen, Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, Edith Torres Avendano, and Sarita Westrup.

Modern Sacred: The Saint John's Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection

August 28 through September 30, 2017
An exhibition pairing objects from the university's permanent collection alongside the "Heritage Edition Volume Gospels & Acts from The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. All of the displayed works in this exhibition are by artists who sought new forms, gestures, and materials to manifest the Christian imagination."

Marcos Hernandez: ¿Quiénes somos?¿De dónde venimos?

September 9 through 30, 2017
A show of pieces by Houston artist Marcos Hernandez. The artist on his work: "Referencing Gauguin's painting, I hope to add a new element to my work by introducing text and personal oral histories in order to ask the viewer the same questions that they may ask themselves at times considering the timeframe, politics, and history of how we came to be part of the cyclical movement of immigration to this country."

Proximidad

August 26 through October 6, 2017
A show of works by the inaugural PROXIMIDAD residents, Dallas-based artist Jeff Gibbons, and Guadalajara-based artist Gabriel Rico.
Dallas |  The Power Station

Micheal Young: Updrafts

June 24 through October 7, 2017
A show of new paintings by Austin-based artist Micheal Young. The abstract, geometric pieces in the exhibition use language drawn from a variety of sources, including: Mimbres pottery, tantric art, geology, seismographs, modernist and colonial architecture, stereotomy, desert landscapes, petroglyphs, Japanese pottery, Native American design languages, textiles, microphotography, bee hives and the study of pollen.

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: Finding Fanon

August 25 through October 7, 2017
Finding Fanon is a three-part film series and installation inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), a politically radical humanist whose research and writing looked at the psychological effects of colonization and the social and cultural consequences of decolonization. U.K.-based artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy examine Fanon’s ideas, and consider how society, race and racism affect our relationships with each other in an age of new technology, pop culture and globalization."

This Is Now

August 26 through October 7, 2017
A show celebrating Talley Dunn Gallery and its artists. Featuring works by: Anila Quayyum Agha, Helen Altman, Jennifer Bartlett, David Bates, Tim Bavington, Natasha Bowdoin, Julie Bozzi, Margarita Cabrera, Dale Chihuly, Rachel Cox, Leonardo Drew, Jeff Elrod, Vernon Fisher, Pia Fries, Francesca Fuchs, Ori Gersht, Joseph Glasco, April Gornik, Kana Harada, Joseph Havel, Butt Johnson, Ted Kincaid, Rima Canaan Lee, Melissa Miller, Cynthia Mulcahy, Amy Myers, Robyn O’Neil, Aaron Parazette, Sam Reveles, Linda Ridgway, Susie Rosmarin, Matthew Sontheimer, Erick Swenson, Sarah Williams, and Xiaoze Xie.
Dallas |  Talley Dunn Gallery

Huisi He: No Turning Back

September 5 through October 7, 2017
An exhibition of performance art by New York-based artist Huisi He. "No Turning Back includes works dealing with He’s immigration experience and the surrounding politics of inclusion and exclusion, often as they relate to a woman’s body."
Arlington |  The Gallery at UTA

Casey Leone: xxxxx Goes to Washington

September 9 through October 7, 2017
Casey Leone's exhibition, xxxxx Goes to Washington, "uses the 1939 Frank Capra film Mr Smith Goes to Washington as source material to create an archive of recontextualized images and information for our times."
Dallas |  The Reading Room

Trey Egan: Future Glow

September 9 through October 7, 2017
A show of large-scale oil paintings by artist Trey Egan. "Egan's abstract compositions are known primarily for their method of creation, in which Egan translates the rhythms of contemporary electronic music into rich channels of color."

Letitia Huckaby: 40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya

September 9 through October 7, 2017
A show of works by Letitia Huckaby. "40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya is a poetic examination of a promise made by Union General William Sherman for agrarian reform to enslaved African American farmers. Gumbo Ya Ya means, “everybody talks at once.” Referencing broken agreements (just words) and the continual discussion (everybody talking at once) about the Blues originating past."

Melinda Laszczynski: A Hole A Pool A Moon

September 9 through October 7, 2017
A show of works by Melinda Laszczynski. The artist on her work: "My most recent paintings include a reflective holographic film, surrounded by hazy aerosol and poured house paint. I refer to these paintings as portals they are reminiscent of archways and tunnels. As one approaches the painting, the film reflects a disrupted image of oneself, an entry point to an alternative, far away space."

Lee Hill: Forged Paint: Carefully Crafted

September 9 through October 8, 2017
A show of works by artist Lee Hill. "Working in mostly acrylic mediums, Hill’s paintings are made up of large scale drafted abstractions layered over bold color fields generated by various painting techniques including weathering, spray painting, pouring and staining."
Fort Worth |  Gallery 414

Erin Stafford: The Withdrawing Room

September 14 through October 12, 2017
A show featuring works by Tarrant County College South's 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence, Erin Stafford. From the college: "Erin Stafford's aesthetic tendencies are reflected in her studio practice as a result of her affluent upbringing in Dallas, Texas where she found upper-middle class expectations full of irony and contradiction."

Jeff Kellar: Gravity + Light

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of new two- and three-dimensional works by Jeff Kellar. The pieces in the show examine "the complexities of spatial relationships, focusing on the fundamental elements of object construction and the effects of external physical and visual forces on them."

Ann Stautberg: Home Cycles

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of new photographs by Ann Stautberg. "In Home Cycles, Stautberg returns to her immediate surroundings focusing on the sky and palm trees, returning to sites at different times of day, not unlike Monet’s haystacks."

Ellen Tuchman: Count the Hours

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of works by Dallas artist Ellen Tuchman. The pieces in the show are made from small strips of colored paper using a variety of media are attached to a Mylar background.

Acts of Aggression: An Exhibition About Community

September 9 through October 14, 2017
"With objects, images, texts and social projects by 11 contemporary artists from Guatemala, Acts of Aggression considers the many ways people construct and process experiences of community, especially within dystopic day-to-day realities." The show is curated by Laura A. L. Wellen and features works by Hellen Ascoli, Esvin Alarcón Lam, Edgar Calel, Manuel Chavajay Moralez, Margarita Figueroa, Jorge de León, Reyes Josué Morales, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Gabriel Rodríguez Pellecer, Mario Santizo and Inés Verdugo.

Matt Clark: Maitri

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of works by Dallas artist Matt Clark. The pieces in the exhibition "present abstract interpretations of the divine nature of Buddhism."
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Erin Curtis: Jungle Transmission

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of works by Austin artist Erin Curtis. "With an interest in anthropology and an eye toward architecture and pattern, Curtis’ paintings and works on paper are intensely handmade and united in their dense weavings of color." The works draw on concepts of geometric abstraction, decoration, and repetition.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Jackson Echols: The Gathering

September 9 through October 14, 2017
A show of works by Arlington-based artist Jackson Echols. The artist on his process: "“My attempt is to photograph the essence of nature, the hidden manifestations of life, through chemical and physical interaction with sensitized emulsions."
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

40 Under 40

September 13 through October 14, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by 40 artists who are under 40 years of age. The show is juried by Maggie Adler, and Associate Curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Fort Worth |  Fort Works Art

The End and The Beginning

September 2 through October 15, 2017
"The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes." The show includes works by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

John Hartley: Once Upon A Time

September 9 through October 21, 2017
A show of works by Fort Worth artist John Hartley. "Once Upon A Time features Hartley's photo realistic paintings of antique collectible figures that explore memory and perception by highlighting the contrast between our childhood fantasies and our adult realities."
Fort Worth |  Artspace 111

Eli Ping

September 16 through October 21, 2017
A show featuring works by Eli Ping.
Dallas |  AND NOW

Homecoming

September 9 through October 28, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Michael Dumontier, Micah Lexier, Trish Tillman, and Emi Winter. From the gallery: "Homecoming centers on art negotiating the domestic. Homecoming signifies return, and return is about the familiar. Familiarity produces a cognitive and emotional response, and the artists in this show articulate human thought through an overlapping feeling."
Fort Worth |  CYDONIA

Hillary Dohoney: Adrift

September 13 through October 28, 2017
An exhibition featuring oil paintings by North Texas artist Hillary Dohoney. The works in the show employ realism and trompe l'oeil effects to draw the viewer in. The show will also feature a large-scale installation by the artist.
Fort Worth |  Fort Works Art

Fort Worth Art Collectives, 1990-2015: Grand Studio.

September 21 through November 2, 2017
"Working together as friends in graduate school and then in the Homecoming! Collective, the Grand Studio artists are the focus of this exhibition. The show explores the subtle influences the studio members may have on each other, and how that impacts their opportunities for sustaining a full time studio practice. The exhibition will feature current works, but also focus on where the artists’ works intersect."Artists include Christopher Bond, Ryan Goolsby, Courtney Hamilton, Timothy Harding, Shelby David Meier, Devon Nowlin, and Tiffany Wolf Smith.

Tommy Fitzpatrick: Crystal Cities

September 9 through November 4, 2017
A show of new paintings and sculptures by Texas artist Tommy Fitzpatrick. The works in the exhibition are inspired by a 1940 Frank Lloyd Wright architectural project that was set for a Washington D.C suburb, but was ultimately never built.

John Herrin: Nature Mort

September 9 through November 11, 2017
A show of still life photographs by Houston artist John Herrin. About the show: "After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin's flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection."

Alter Ego

September 9 through November 18, 2017
Themed “Alter Ego,” this exhibition brings to light the side of ourselves we hide from the world, as explored though artwork. Featuring works by Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Laura Davidson, Christine Engebretsen, Curtis Frederick, Sarah Graham, Sandra Morante, David Ross, Hannah Tyler, and Ricky Dean Wyrick.
Cedar Hill |  Sly Cat Gallery

Nature/Culture

July 15 through December 10, 2017
An exhibition exploring the problematic use of the word "nature" when it is applied to snapshots, portraits, and Native American cultures.

Esther Pearl Watson: Backhold Backfire

September 17 through December 17, 2017
A show of works by DFW-born artist Esther Pearl Watson. The artist's work reflects her upbringing—her father was "obsessed with the idea that he could build a working flying saucer and sell it to NASA or Ross Perot."
Waxahachie |  Webb Gallery

Mary Vernon: Painting is Drawing

September 15, 2017 through January 6, 2018
A show of recent sill life and landscape paintings by artist Mary Vernon. Vernon worked for fifty years as a professor of art and art history at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts.
Abilene |  Grace Museum

Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich

June 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018
An exhibition by Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich. The show will feature Pich's large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower, which was created using strands of rattan and bamboo.

Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony

September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony "centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe." For the show, Sachs also made objects relating to tea culture, including bowls and ladles, scroll paintings and vases, a motorized tea whisk, a shot clock, and an electronic brazier.

Darryl Lauster: Trace

March 25, 2017 through March 25, 2018
A sculptural installation by Texas artist Darryl Lauster. For this piece, Lauster utilizes fragmentary Carrara marble tablets that have been inscribed with language sourced from various monuments and manifestos.

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34

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."

Frederic Remington: Altered States

August 31, 2017 through September 9, 2018
An exhibition of works by Frederic Remington. The show focuses on three of Remington's paintings that were altered after their completion. The exhibition runs concurrently with the museum’s ongoing exhibition “Legacy,” depicting the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West.
Ft. Worth |  Sid Richardson Museum

Legacy

September 9, 2017 through September 9, 2018
An exhibition featuring artworks from the museum's collection that depict the American West. The show includes paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries, along with four bronze sculptures.
Ft. Worth |  Sid Richardson Museum

Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection

March 11, 2017 through December 31, 2021
An exhibition highlighting jade objects from the museum's collection. The pieces in the show reflect multiple aspects of Chinese culture—from archaic ritual, through the world of the scholars, to the refinements of courtly life.
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