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Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Friday, September 26


Christopher Blay: Satellites


August 23 through September 20, 2014

Blay's work typically demonstrates a smart, funny sensibility. For this show he'll be constructing fake communication satellite equipment using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. Should be fun.


500X Gallery

Last Chance - September 13 through 21, 2014

An annual group show by the 16 new and current members of 500X, the oldest contemporary artist-run space in Dallas. This exhibition will include "photography, printmaking, textile, installation, paintings, video, performance, and conceptual works."



Last Chance - July 27 through September 26, 2014

The 8th online exhibition from wo(manorial), a Dallas "collective... who contemplate the ever-changing concept of the feminine" [sic]. Go vaginas! Stay tuned for the meatspace component of this web-only show, coming August 16 to Oil and Cotton.

Draped Up & Dripped Out: Houston Contemporary Artists Part 2

Cliff Gallery - Mountain View College

Last Chance - August 25 through September 26, 2014

The second part of the survey of Houston artists in North Texas (Part 1 is on view at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center through September 2). Featuring Tudor Mitroi, Patrick Turk, Patrick Renner, Julon Pinkston, Kelli Vance, Megan Spacek, Jim Nolan, Emily Peacock, Sebastien Boncy, Julie DeVries, Jacob Spacek, Jane Eifler, Shayne Murphy, Debra Barrera, Kristen Cliburn, Matt Manalo, Jonathan Leach, Alex larsen, Claire Webb, Teresa Munisteri, Eduardo Portillo, Marcelyn McNeil, Emily Link, Rebecca Braziel, and Monica Vidal​!

Jeff Gibbons "11:11"

Two Bronze Doors

Last Chance - September 13 through 27, 2014

Detroit-born, CentralTrak (Dallas) resident Jeff Gibbons has been doing some interesting solo and collaborative work in and around Dallas for the last two years. He brings new work in a solo show to the alternative space just off Lower Greenville Avenue.

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.

Ludwig Schwarz: WALKINCLOSET

Conduit Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2014

A story-show about Joaquin Klose, "a man of little means and a a fan of Little Feet," who invented WALKINCLOSET (The Game) on the eve of allegedly abandoning his family. Basically a set of instructions to be passed on via word of mouth, this game was never intended to be reproduced and/or marketed, but "is now considered a small masterpiece in the somewhat obscure instructional gaming underworld."

Margaret Meehan: Paper Moon

Conduit Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2014

Chic ceramic golems and painted and collaged Vogue advertisements on 19th century cabinet cards link Coco Chanel with Frankenstein.

Winston Lee Mascarenhas | Linda McCall | Jeri Ledbetter

Craighead-Green Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2014

Three solo shows make up the fall opener at Craighead-Green: 2014 Huntington-Prize winner Winston Lee Mascarenhas will show new encaustic works; Memphis-based Jeri Ledbetter presents her signature abstract paintings; Texas-based figurative artist Linda McCall presents an evocative and moody set of new paintings.

Michele Mikesell, Jan Kinney & Karen Walker: “The Family Circus"

Decorazon Gallery

September 12 through October 11, 2014

Decorazon Gallery is celebrating its ten-year anniversary through the month of September with this three-person exhibition. Mikesell illustrates what it means to grow up in a creative family by inviting two of her artistic family members, Kinney and Walker, to exhibit along with her. Painting, clay, and mixed media will be on display.

Say it Ain't Southern

The Public Trust

September 13 through October 12, 2014

Big national group show guest curated by Will Rhoten. Artists include: Bench Reporter, Briar Bonifacio (Broke A2M), Brian Butler, Colossus of Roads, Flak, Freight Bandit, High Ball, Hindue, Leroy Drown, Lone Stranger, Matt Zaremba, Michael W. Hall, Other, Pars, Read More Books, Regular Person, Relish Today, Remio, Tex Goth, The PhonoGraff, The Solo Artist, Tony Bones, Try Pottery, and Whiskey River.

After Walker Evans

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

August 30 through October 25, 2014

A group show at TCU's satellite space and curated by Rachel Cook of Houston's DiverseWorks, the work will explore the rapidly evolving interconnection between photographs and sculpture. Artists include Sterling Allen, Julia Brown, Cassandra Emswiler Burd, Carrie Cook, Jamal Cyrus, Lauren Moya Ford, Anna Elise Johnson, Rosine Kouamen, Adam Schreiber and J. Parker Valentine.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji & Carris Adams

Arthello Beck Gallery - South Dallas Cultural Center

September 13 through October 25, 2014

Recommended: Two solo shows by strong Texas artists who spend a lot of time making work in other places: Ogunji in Lagos and Adams in Chicago. Ogunji shows new drawings and a video shot on cel phone in Lagos; Adams presents work that explores how late-night TV commercials' shape ideas about race and ourselves.

EX-Y: Representations of Contemporary Masculinity


September 12 through October 25, 2014

The inaugural show of a new gallery in the design district owned by Goldsmith's-educated Hanh Ho. "EX-Y" is described thusly: "The collective show includes nine artists from around the globe that represent ideas of manhood. Instead of sweeping machismo gestures of their artistic forefathers, the show represents the latest generation of men, other men that declare their identity in different ways." Artists in the exhibition include Austin Eddy, Ryan Burghard, Alan and Michael Fleming, Paul Knight, Dorota Kozieradzka, Jan Mioduszewski, and John Douglas Powers.

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

"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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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