Top Five: May 25, 2017

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Thursday,  5.25.17

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Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

Thursday,  5.25.17   |   7–8 pm
A show of works by artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken. The exhibition is comprised of four large-scale film installations, sculptures, and photographs that span the artist's career.

Saturday,  5.27.17

Performance

Pia Camil: Bara, Bara, Bara

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   2–4 pm
A show of works by Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil. In her work, Camil explores themes of art history, consumerism, globalization, and the Mexican urban landscape
Dallas  |  Dallas Contemporary
Opening

Crystal Wagner: Tropism

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of cut paper works and screenprints by Philadelphia-based artist Crystal Wagner. "Playing with the idea of expansion of forms, Wagner's works explore the development of new and consecutive shapes that seemingly multiply ad infinitum and recall natural elements in bold, neon palettes."
Fort Worth  |  Fort Works Art
Closing

Dallas Medianale

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition featuring works by local and national artists working in various forms of real-time, audio-visual performance. Performance artists include Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima, and Therefore.
Dallas  |  The Green Zone
Opening

Ray-Mel Cornelius: Every Day

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition of paintings by Dallas-based artist Ray-Mel Cornelius. The works in the show use color, form, texture, and scale to explore Oak Cliff's relationship to heritage, diversity, and charm.
Dallas  |  Ro2 Art
Opening

Mark Ross: Life Works

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   7–10 pm
A show of new paintings by Mark Ross. The works are created during live modeling sessions, meaning Ross creates the works "in the moment under the constraints of time and media."
Dallas  |  Ro2 Art
Performance

Rebirth in the Garden

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   8–10 pm
Rebirth in the Garden is a performance installation written and directed by Terrance Brooks and featuring visual and costume designs by Dustin Box. Through its setting, a twenty-first century version of the Garden of Eden, Brooks' performance deals with issues of pollution and our need to protect the environment.
Dallas  |  Haley-Henman Gallery

Sunday,  5.28.17

On View

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

Sunday,  5.28.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
A show of works by artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken. The exhibition is comprised of four large-scale film installations, sculptures, and photographs that span the artist's career.

Saturday,  6.3.17

UNEXPECTED

April 1 through May 27, 2017
A show featuring works by Jaime Tarazona, Nina Katchadourian, and Cameron Schoepp.
Dallas |  Site 131

Dallas Medianale

April 28 through May 27, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by local and national artists working in various forms of real-time, audio-visual performance. Performance artists include Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima, and Therefore.
Dallas |  The Green Zone

Rebirth in the Garden

May 6 through 27, 2017
Rebirth in the Garden is a performance installation written and directed by Terrance Brooks and featuring visual and costume designs by Dustin Box. Through its setting, a twenty-first century version of the Garden of Eden, Brooks' performance deals with issues of pollution and our need to protect the environment.

Dead White Zombies: Holy Bone

May 4 through 27, 2017
An immersive performance by the Dead White Zombies. Holy Bone takes place across fourteen different Dallas locations. The performance takes place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For tickets and more info, go here: bit.ly/2oY9NXR
Dallas |  Tacos Mariachi

The Neighbor's Weeds

May 6 through 27, 2017
A group show featuring social and political satire. Artists include: Xtine Burrough, Ariel R Comstock, Frank Dufour, Francis Eyth, Nathan Grande, Clayton Harper, Paiva Homsi, Ritwik Kaikini, Ferreira, Jessica Paige Shipley, and Dean Terry. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Frank Dufour.
Dallas |  CentralTrak

Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996

March 13, 2016 through May 28, 2017
A show of works from the DMA's contemporary art collection. Artists represented in the show include Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Mark Rothko, among others.

Steven Foutch: Shipshape and Fleeting

May 6 through 28, 2017
A show of works by University of Dallas Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Steven Foutch. The show will feature print media, works on paper, and installations exploring the space between gloom and joy.
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Ashley Whitt: Abyss

May 6 through 28, 2017
A show of photographic collages and sculptural artist books by Ashley Whitt. The exhibition explores the "correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death."
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Stranger Lands

May 6 through 28, 2017
"Stranger Lands is an exhibition of single-channel video works created by fourteen local and international artists whose work relates to place and orientations of belonging, both political and personal." Artists include: Krista Caballero, Máximo González, Sean Miller, Lexie Mountain, Patrick O’Neil, Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy, William Sarradet, Carolyn Sortor, Karina Skvirsky, Jenny Vogel, Gloria Jean Wyatt, K. Yoland, and Longui Zhang.
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Matt Clark: Fracture

May 11 through 31, 2017
A show of abstract paintings by Dallas-based artist Matt Clark. In his work, Clark aims to "explore consciousness and emotion."
Fort Worth |  Artspace 111

Turn and Face the Strange

March 11 through June 3, 2017
An themed exhibition featuring work that discusses the idea of changing. Artists include Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Douglas Gray, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Jessica Sinks, Hannah Tyler, and Kendra Wiggins.
Cedar Hill |  Sly Cat Gallery

Courtney Miles: #CourtneyForever

May 6 through June 3, 2017
A show of works by Dallas artist Courtney Miles. The works in the exhibition explore how we see ourselves through the lens of "society’s obsessive hyperawareness."
Dallas |  Jen Mauldin Gallery

William Betts: Color Space

April 1 through June 10, 2017
A show of new works by Miami-based artist William Betts. The paintings in the exhibition are inspired by technological processes and created through an automated technique.

Anna Kunz: Heroes for Ghosts

April 1 through June 17, 2017
An exhibition by artist Anna Kunz. Utilizing wall paintings, installation, and site-specific sculptures, Kunz aims to break the traditional boundaries of art viewing by inviting visitors to touch and walk among her works.

Marion Wesson: Cluster Fail

May 13 through June 17, 2017
A show of works by Los Angeles-based artist Marion Wesson. The pieces in the exhibition are deeply personal and were created in the aftermath of the artist's tumultuous relationship with a former partner.

Lucrecia Waggoner: Stardust

May 13 through June 17, 2017
A show of works by Lucrecia Waggoner. From the gallery: "Waggoner's installations transform spaces and environments with dynamic compositions that suggest graceful movement and explore the shifting relationships between darkness, light, and color."

Sally Warren: Convenience Store

May 13 through June 17, 2017
"Using colorful bits of trash picked up at a rural gas station, Sally Warren finds poignancy in the empty wrappers, and considers the metaphorical possibilities of litter."

Kelli Vance: Sappers and Miners

May 13 through June 17, 2017
An exhibition of large-scale oil paintings by Kelli Vance. The photorealistic works in the show explore "psychologically thrilling themes from voyeurism to assumed identity. Her work is primarily driven by complex narratives surrounding socially constructed notions of femininity that romanticize alternative forms of beauty."

Olivia Divecchia: Dig/Site

May 13 through June 17, 2017
A photo and text installation by Brooklyn artist Olivia Divecchia. About the exhibition (via The Reading Room): "The Dig/Site project explores digging as an action that is at once physical and metaphorical. In May 2015, Divecchia began digging holes with a shovel along beaches of the East Coast and documenting her actions. She meditates on the creation and destruction of meaning with textual references to Paul Celan, Anne Carson and Virgina Woolf."
Dallas |  The Reading Room

Surface

May 13 through June 17, 2017
An exhibition featuring new works by Lori Schappe-Youens, Mary Tomás and Blair Vaughn-Gruler.

Mike Carney: Looking to See the Thing

May 13 through June 17, 2017
A show of works by Minneapolis-based artist Mike Carney. The pieces in the show explore ideas of what painting is through the use of non-traditional materials and the "interruption of the painted plane."
Dallas  |  Erin Cluley Gallery

The High Show

May 6 through June 18, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Andy Don Emmons, Clay Stinnett, Matt Bagley, Brett Ardoin, Dwayne Carter, Leah Hairston, Moni Bell, Cynthia Ann Miro, Scott Wayne McDaniel, Jason Cohen and Steve Cruz.From the gallery: "We can't promise that you'll get high by coming out to the show (you might get a contact buzz) but it might loosen your inhibitions enough to arrive at your own conclusions."
Dallas |  Mighty Fine Arts

Jorge Alegría: Supernova

May 13 through June 24, 2017
A show of drawings by Jorge Alegría. The exhibition is a continuation of the artist's Heaven: The War of the Angels series, in which he draws on mythology from the bible.

Crystal Wagner: Tropism

May 24 through June 24, 2017
A show of cut paper works and screenprints by Philadelphia-based artist Crystal Wagner. "Playing with the idea of expansion of forms, Wagner's works explore the development of new and consecutive shapes that seemingly multiply ad infinitum and recall natural elements in bold, neon palettes."
Fort Worth |  Fort Works Art

Alternative Photography

May 13 through June 24, 2017
A show of works by local photographers "who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made." The exhibition includes works by Peter Blackburn, Amy Holmes George, Frank Lopez, Kathy Lovas, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen.
Dallas |  JM Gallery

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

March 26 through June 26, 2017
A retrospective of architect Louis Kahn's work. The show features architectural models, drawings, photographs, and films that were essential to Kahn's process. Kahn is the architect of the Kimbell Art Museum's original building.
Fort Worth |  Kimbell Art Museum

Merging Visions

May 21 through June 27, 2017
A collaborative exhibition organized by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets' Assembly (DPA). The show pairs 44 artworks and 44 poems.

Ann Glazer: Stay in Touch

April 1 through July 1, 2017
A new large-scale outdoor artwork by Ann Glazer. The piece is an ode back to the days when "an acquaintance's phone number would be scribbled on a scrap of paper, a make-shift surface or the back of a hand." The 19-foot printed vinyl banner shows a leaf that has been inscribed with a phone number.

PARIS TEXAS

April 1 through July 1, 2017
PARIS TEXAS explores the modernist fascination with things like deserts, towering concrete overpasses, drive-in banks, billboards, and stripclubs. The show features works by Francis Alÿs, Davide Balula, Julie Cook, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and Blair Thurman.

Robert Jessup: Paintings 2016-2017

May 20 through July 1, 2017
A show of new small-scale paintings by Denton artist Robert Jessup. The works in the exhibition explore the basic components of painting: surface, gesture, and color.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Susan Barnett: Current and Alternate Realities

May 20 through July 1, 2017
An exhibition of paintings by Dallas and Taos-based artist Susan Barnett. "Many of the paintings conflate current events and alternative realities, creating fictional landscapes that survey, as Barnett states, 'the political chaos of today.'"
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Soomin Jung: Between

May 20 through July 1, 2017
A show of colored pencil and graphite works by San Antonio-based artist Soomin Jung. The pieces in the exhibition deal with themes of perception, perspective, location, memory, and reproduction.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

ONWARD FORWARD

May 12 through July 8, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by students from Masters of Art and Masters of Fine Art programs in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex and Denton. The show is juried by Christina Haley and Kyle Hobratschk. Artists include: Kacie Baker, Jessie Budd, Mary German, Elizabeth Given, Courtney Googe, Holly Gray, Eric Hess, Matthew Jones, Tiffany Milow, Rebecca Shewmaker, Katerina Verguelis, Blake Weld, and Terry Wilder.

Manik Nakra: Mad Reason

May 13 through July 8, 2017
A show of new works by Austin-based artist Manik Nakra. The pieces in the exhibition apply "a contemporary lens onto post-colonial anachronisms, Indian iconography, religious myths and folklore, and artifacts of ancient civilizations in order to explore themes such as egoism, lust, and self-doubt."
Dallas |  The Public Trust

Frida Kahlo

March 1 through July 15, 2017
An exhibition of photographic portraits of Frida Kahlo. The show features portraits of Kahlo taken by Lucienne Bloch, Nickolas Muray, and Delilah Montoya.

John Henry

April 28 through July 23, 2017
A show of works by artist John Henry. Henry is known mainly for his large-scale public artworks, one of which is located on Ross Street in the Dallas Art District.

Sports & Leisure

May 13 through July 29, 2017
A group show of works that explore the high-action moments of sports and the pleasures of leisure. Featuring works by John Albok, Jesse Alexander, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Feinstein, Paul Greenberg, Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Neal Leifer, Nickolas Muray, Bill Owens, Al Satterwhite, and Neal Slavin.

Double Edged

May 13 through July 29, 2017
A group show featuring works by REVOK, Rachel Owens, Paul Anthony Smith, Lauren Silva, Kris Pierce, Jimmy Baker, Manny Prieres and Amber Renaye.

Power Lines

May 20 through July 29, 2017
A group show of drawings, paintings, and prints. Featuring artists Adam Raymont, Frank Stella, Liz Trosper, Nathan Green, and Spencer Brown-Pearn.

AS IS: Rural Realism

March 23 through August 12, 2017
A show of works by contemporary realist artists who attempt to "create unique ways of seeing just how significant the seemingly insignificant can be." Featuring works by Randy Bacon, Daniel Blagg, Julie Bozzi, Lloyd Brown, Brian Cobble, Pat Gabriel, Woody Gwyn, Katie Maratta, and Sarah Williams.
Abilene |  Grace Museum

Michelle Mackey: Double Take

May 13 through August 12, 2017
An exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn and Dallas-based painter Michelle Mackey. The pieces in the show "explore dream like landscapes in relationship to time and memory."

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection

May 14 through August 13, 2017
An exhibition featuring works from The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, which opened in Washington, D.C. in 1921. The show includes works by many 19th and 20th century masters, including Courbet, Corot, Daumier, Delacroix, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Redon, Sisley, Bonnard, de Staël, Kandinsky, Matisse, Morandi and Picasso.
Fort Worth |  Kimbell Art Museum

Ambreen Butt: What is left of me

April 8 through August 20, 2017
"Ambreen Butt’s What is left of me addresses current political oppression and violence globally through large-scale resin installations and collage-based works." The pieces in the show include themes of feminism, globalization, and identity.
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Pia Camil: Bara, Bara, Bara

April 8 through August 20, 2017
A show of works by Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil. In her work, Camil explores themes of art history, consumerism, globalization, and the Mexican urban landscape
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Keer Tanchak: Soft Orbit

April 8 through August 20, 2017
A site-specific exhibition by Dallas-based artist Keer Tanchak. "Tanchak’s approach to painting demonstrates how the medium is always operating in a web of tradition and cultural references. The exhibition serves as a metaphorical X-ray machine that exposes the building block of the language of painting: brushwork, color, and light."
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Roni Horn

May 20 through August 20, 2017
An exhibition of large-scale cast glass works by American artist Roni Horn. This is Horn's first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture.

Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail

January 6 through August 27, 2017
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, the Sid Richardson Museum is presenting an exhibition of items that relate to the cattle-trail era and the greatest migration of livestock in world history.
Ft. Worth |  Sid Richardson Museum

Waxed: Batik from Java

September 25, 2016 through September 10, 2017
"Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, where the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java."

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."

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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