Top Five: September 29, 2016

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Wednesday,  9.28.16

Opening

Cynthia Ann Miro: Transmittance

Wednesday,  9.28.16   |   6–8 pm
A show of works by UTD MFA graduate Cynthia Ann Miro. The works in the show are inspired by the way technology impacts our perceptions of the world.
Dallas  |  The Magnolia Theatre

Thursday,  9.29.16

Opening

José Parlá: INSTINCTS

Thursday,  9.29.16   |   5–7 pm
A show of site-specific paintings and sculptures by Cuban-American and Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá. From the gallery:"Expanding on previous motifs and exploring new ideas in bypassing the consciousness of self-creative control, the artist embarks on a journey of playful investigation with color and space; the primitive relationship between word and image; and erasure, reflection, and introspection."
Workshop

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Thursday,  9.29.16   |   6–9 pm
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.

Friday,  9.30.16

Performance

Freefall Festival

Friday,  9.30.16   |   8–10 pm
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.

Saturday,  10.1.16

Workshop

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

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   10 am – 2 pm
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.
Performance

5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   4–6 pm
A juried exhibition of Islamic art. This year's juror was Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Included in the show are 68 works from national and international artists.
Irving  |  Irving Arts Center
Opening

Art & Words Collaborative Show

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   6:30–9:30 pm
A show where twelve artists and twelve writers respond to one another's work.The participants in this year’s show include local writers Matthew Pitt, Courtney Marie, Leah Tieger, Joe Milazzo, Shawna Borman. Others not local to the area are Karen Bovenmyer, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Katharyn Howd Machan, Shane Halbach, Lisa Shininger, Layla Al-Bedawi, and Carrie Cuinn. Artists include Stacy Tompkins, James Rosin, Todd Ford, Jackson Zorn, Suedabeh Ewing, Sherry Abbasi, Kamilah Campbell, Jennifer Stufflebeam, Faisal Warsani, Elise Techentine, Bang Dang, and Nickolai Lanier.
Fort Worth  |  Art on the Boulevard
Workshop

Ryder Richards: Invisible Hand

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition by Ryder Richards. From the gallery:Invisible Hand will usher the gallery into an international white-cube aesthetic, immuring the past behind new construction. Drawing from years of gallery labor practice and some critical texts, Richards’ 10 day art action calls into question dark economics, invisible labor, and artificial context as necessity, as well as the foibles of social practice art, weak authoritarians, gentrification, and Groys’ “strong images.”
Dallas  |  Beefhaus
Opening

Francisco Moreno: Scribble Paintings

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   7–10 pm
The inaugural show for The Box Company, a new Dallas gallery run by Jason Koen, is a show of paintings by Dallas artist Francisco Moreno.
Dallas  |  The Box Company

Tuesday,  10.4.16

Wednesday,  10.5.16

Closing

Ryder Richards: Invisible Hand

Wednesday,  10.5.16   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition by Ryder Richards. From the gallery:Invisible Hand will usher the gallery into an international white-cube aesthetic, immuring the past behind new construction. Drawing from years of gallery labor practice and some critical texts, Richards’ 10 day art action calls into question dark economics, invisible labor, and artificial context as necessity, as well as the foibles of social practice art, weak authoritarians, gentrification, and Groys’ “strong images.”
Dallas  |  Beefhaus

Saturday,  10.8.16

Workshop

5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Saturday,  10.8.16   |   10 am – 12 pm
A juried exhibition of Islamic art. This year's juror was Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Included in the show are 68 works from national and international artists.
Irving  |  Irving Arts Center

Sunday,  10.9.16

On View

Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo

Sunday,  10.9.16   |   1–5 pm
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.
Reception

5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Sunday,  10.9.16   |   1–4 pm
A juried exhibition of Islamic art. This year's juror was Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Included in the show are 68 works from national and international artists.
Irving  |  Irving Arts Center
Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  10.9.16   |   2–3 pm
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.

Tuesday,  10.11.16

Wednesday,  10.12.16

Reception

Soliloquy: Ryan McGinness

Wednesday,  10.12.16   |   7–9 pm
Soliloquy is a series of solo exhibitions featuring a single piece of artwork. This iteration of the show will feature a painting by Ryan McGinness. On October 11, McGinness will speak at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of their Tuesday Evening Lecture Series.
Dallas  |  The Public Trust

Tuesday,  10.18.16

Friday,  10.21.16

On View

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Friday,  10.21.16   |   7:15–9:15 pm
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.

Saturday,  10.22.16

Tuesday,  10.25.16

Saturday,  10.29.16

Closing

Dystopian Dreams


Saturday,  10.29.16   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition of works by Dwayne Carter, Patrick Patterson-Carroll Randall Garrett, Thor Johnson, and Montoya Williams. The show features "third party musings, dreams of dystopias both personal and societal, an illusionary world of fragmentation, creation and destruction."
Dallas  |  Mighty Fine Arts

Friday,  11.4.16

On View

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Friday,  11.4.16   |   6–8 pm
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.

Saturday,  11.5.16

Thursday,  11.10.16

Workshop

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Thursday,  11.10.16   |   6–8 pm
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.

Saturday,  11.12.16

Workshop

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Saturday,  11.12.16   |   11 am – 1 pm
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.
Workshop

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

Saturday,  11.12.16   |   2–4 pm
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.

Sunday,  11.13.16

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  11.13.16   |   2–3 pm
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.

Saturday,  11.19.16

On View

FOCUS: Lorna Simpson

Saturday,  11.19.16   |   10 am – 5 pm
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.

Sunday,  12.11.16

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  12.11.16   |   2–3 pm
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.

Sunday,  1.8.17

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  1.8.17   |   2–3 pm
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.

Sunday,  2.12.17

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  2.12.17   |   2–3 pm
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.

Sunday,  3.12.17

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  3.12.17   |   2–3 pm
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.

Sunday,  4.30.17

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  4.30.17   |   2–3 pm
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.

Sunday,  5.21.17

Film

Ultra-Seeing

Sunday,  5.21.17   |   2–3 pm
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.

Jenny Vogel: In the Absence of Bodies

September 3 through 30, 2016
An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Jenny Vogel. Her mixed media works deal with "history, memory and uncertainty through images of monuments shattered, toppled and destroyed." This show will consist of 100 small porcelain figures shown with works on paper derived from Vogel's internet archive of monuments.
Dallas |  The Reading Room

Disrupting Serenity

August 20 through October 1, 2016
A printmaking show featuring works by Jenna Barrois. MJ Cardenas, June Covington, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Jessica Sinks, Hannah Tyler, and Candace Weigand.
Cedar Hill |  Sly Cat Gallery

Matthew Bourbon: IF & Ashley Whitt: SYSTEMS

August 27 through October 1, 2016
IF is an exhibition of new works by Matthew Bourbon. The works in the show use colors and narrative aspects that call on the viewer to create their own scenarios within the work.SYSTEMS is an exhibition of new photographs by DFW-based artist Ashley Whitt. The works in the show explore "the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Using a flatbed scanner as a camera, surreal environments are created using objects such as hair, thread, plants, and grid paper."

JJ PEET & Rob Rhee: Rogue Objects

August 26 through October 1, 2016
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist JJ PEET and Seattle-based artist Rob Rhee. The artists explore the ways modern culture and technology is impacting our bodies and our everyday lives.

2016 Member's Show

September 10 through October 2, 2016
An exhibition of works by 500X members. Featuring art by: Sheryl Anaya Kalee Appleton Clint Bargers Bernardo Cantu Lynne Bowman Cravens Steven Foutch Julie Libersat Lindsey Larsen Seth Lorenz Rachel Livedalen Rachel Muldez Valerie Powell James Talambas Justin Strickland Hoff Ashley Whitt
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Circuit Breaker

September 3 through October 2, 2016
An exhibition featuring a collaborative new media installation by Dallas artists Luke Harnden, Michael A. Morris, and Darcy Neal. From the gallery:"Circuit Breaker is a participatory multimedia installation that considers the cause-and-effect relationship between information flow and the various levels through which it cascades - shifting with individual and collective perceptions, commentaries, and energies – challenging viewers to stop and think about their position within the social media and Internet food chains."

Emily Riggert: Extranjera

September 17 through October 2, 2016
An exhibition of works by Emily Riggert. The pieces in the show are inspired by Riggert's travels across Texas and through California, along with her study of Spanish and examination of her own local community.

Ryder Richards: Invisible Hand

September 24 through October 5, 2016
An exhibition by Ryder Richards. From the gallery:Invisible Hand will usher the gallery into an international white-cube aesthetic, immuring the past behind new construction. Drawing from years of gallery labor practice and some critical texts, Richards’ 10 day art action calls into question dark economics, invisible labor, and artificial context as necessity, as well as the foibles of social practice art, weak authoritarians, gentrification, and Groys’ “strong images.”
Dallas |  Beefhaus

Gillian Bradshaw-Smith: Finding Daphne & Robin Ragin: Upstart Crow

September 10 through October 7, 2016
Dallas-based artist Gillian Bradshaw-Smith presents Finding Daphne, "a series of paintings in gouache and large-scale mixed-media fabric collage inspired by sensuous forms found in crepe myrtle trees."Robin Ragin's exhibition Upstart Crow is a show of assemblages created while the artist was dismantling the studio of her mentor David McManaway.
Dallas |  Ro2 Art

Patrick Turk: All of This From Nothing

September 10 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of new works by Houston-based artist Patrick Turk. For this show, Turk has created ten five-sided collaged assemblages that play with the pictorial representation of the Garden of Eden.

Hunt Slonem: Fauna

September 10 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Hunt Slonem. The artist is known for his paintings of butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds.

H. Schenck: Mud Is Mud

September 17 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition by Dallas artist H. Schenck. Workings for the show began in August when a social media takeover by Schenck that invited participants to "share their interpretation of what it means to be human." The exhibition aims to address issues surrounding LGBTQ youth: homelessness, abandonment, alienation, and reclaiming identity and self.

Kathy Lovas: I’m So Glitché

September 10 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of photographic and sculptural installations by artist Kathy Lovas. The works in the show are photographs run through the iPhone app Glitché in order to distort and manipulate her images. The three-dimensional works are created using dripped paint, furniture, and projected photographs.

Introductions 2016

September 6 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by new UTA faculty members Matt Clark, Gregory Scott Cook, and Daniel Garcia.
Arlington |  The Gallery at UTA

Kevin Todora: Gaslight

September 10 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of photographs by Dallas-based artist Kevin Todora. The works in the show come as an antithesis to the history of photography: Todora’s prints are in unconventional shapes and his compositions play with the viewer’s sense of depth.
Dallas  |  Erin Cluley Gallery

Fine Arts Faculty Biennial

September 8 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of paintings, videos and installations from Tarrant County College Southeast fine arts faculty. Participating artists include: Jessica Battes, Penelope Bisbee, Sharon Covington, Dana Ferrara, Chris Goebel, Elizabeth Hurtado, John Neal Phillips, and Rafael Molina.

place/holder

September 2 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition curated by Diane Durant and featuring works by Sheryl Anaya, Bradly Brown, Ciara Bryant, Lauren Christlieb, Devyn Gaudet, Steph Keller, Adam Neese, Tiffany Wolf Smith, Sarita Westrup, and Ashley Whitt. The art in the show attempts to address and embrace "the (un)remarkable challenges of storytelling and documentation through an array of representational substitutions."

Identity

April 30 through October 9, 2016
An exhibition of works exploring how identity is viewed in American culture. The show features, among other objects, drawings by Sedrick Huckaby, prints by Glenn Ligon, and photographs of famous public figures.

Prince Israel Zaar: Trianglerism & Multiversality

September 6 through October 14, 2016
From the gallery:As an artist, Prince has invented a new 3D art genre called Trianglerism, using Trianglism. The Medium of the art called Penology is a penograhical representation expressed through the media of drawing. Trianglism is a visual expression of Zaarrianism. Hidden within the art are decipherable or undecipherable numbers, codes, symbols, graphics, and words which can be used for engineering, programing, and architectural technologies of the future. 

Amuse-Bouche

August 25 through October 15, 2016
The inaugural show for Art Tooth, a new Fort Worth art gallery. Featuring works by Sheryl Anaya, Chuck & George, Erika Duque, Dannie Liebergot, Shelby Orr, and Tiffany Wolf.From the gallery: "Founded by Fort Worth art collectives Bobby on Drums and Exhibitionists, Art Tooth is a new artist-run, hybrid gallery project that uses a digital and pop-up platform to make invigorating art accessible and to solidify Fort Worth's reputation as an art destination."

Carrie Marill: Sculptural Paintings

September 10 through October 15, 2016
An exhibition of works by Carrie Marill. The pieces in the show are three-dimensional wall hangings that are inspired by Jean Arp’s wooden wall hangings.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Marcelyn McNeil: Love & Theft

September 10 through October 15, 2016
An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Marcelyn McNeil. The works in the show are paintings that have been created are based on the artist's relationships, and their view of nature, architecture, and color association.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Sandra Ono: Everything and Nothing

September 10 through October 15, 2016
An exhibition of works by current Centraltrak resident Sandra Ono. The pieces in the show are inspired by biology and psychology and appear to exist in a state between construction and destruction.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Carly Allen-Martin: A Hundred Silent Ways

September 10 through October 15, 2016
An exhibition by Dallas artist Carly Allen-Martin. "The artist's latest body of work focuses on the physical application of various mediums, emphasizing rich colors, layers, textures, and a variety of surfaces."
Fort Worth |  Artspace 111

Otis Jones: New Work & Allison V. Smith: Levelland

September 10 through October 15, 2016
Otis Jones creates non-objective abstract paintings that rely "on the elemental and meditative to explore the nature of painting as object."Allison V. Smith creates photographs that are a surreal take on the Texas landscape she inhabits.

Pierre Krause: LOSS

September 10 through October 15, 2016
A site-specific large-scale work by Dallas artist Pierre Krause. The piece uses "gestural shapes to evoke feelings of contemplative nature."

The Triple Carbs Society (The Built-In Kitchen of M. Duchamp)

September 10 through October 22, 2016
An exhibition of works by Berlin-based artist Marco Bruzzone. The show was conceived as an installation and interactive environment where people can "reenact Marcel Duchamp’s supposedly typical meal after he moved to New York: a simple plate of pasta with butter and cheese." Every day at lunchtime, the gallery will cook a meal of pasta for the public.

Soliloquy: Ryan McGinness

September 10 through October 22, 2016
Soliloquy is a series of solo exhibitions featuring a single piece of artwork. This iteration of the show will feature a painting by Ryan McGinness. On October 11, McGinness will speak at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of their Tuesday Evening Lecture Series.
Dallas |  The Public Trust

David Bates: Paintings and Sculptures

August 27 through October 29, 2016
An exhibition of new works by David Bates. The paintings in the show follow the artist's "continuing interest in capturing the essence of a place, person, or subject." Many of the works in the show are of maritime subjects, including scenes inspired by the Gulf Coast and portraits of fishermen.
Dallas |  Talley Dunn Gallery

Dystopian Dreams


September 17 through October 30, 2016
An exhibition of works by Dwayne Carter, Patrick Patterson-Carroll Randall Garrett, Thor Johnson, and Montoya Williams. The show features "third party musings, dreams of dystopias both personal and societal, an illusionary world of fragmentation, creation and destruction."
Dallas |  Mighty Fine Arts

José Parlá: INSTINCTS

September 29 through November 11, 2016
A show of site-specific paintings and sculptures by Cuban-American and Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá. From the gallery:"Expanding on previous motifs and exploring new ideas in bypassing the consciousness of self-creative control, the artist embarks on a journey of playful investigation with color and space; the primitive relationship between word and image; and erasure, reflection, and introspection."

James Buss: The Poem's Four Corners

September 10 through November 12, 2016
An exhibition of new works by Weatherford-based artist James Buss. In his work, the artist employs plaster and monotypes to explore slight gestures and the evocation of memory.

Julieta Aguinaco: Mañana will be Another

September 24 through November 12, 2016
An exhibition of works by Julieta Aguinaco. The show includes paintings, silkscreen prints, and video works that examine "how ways of measuring time, and not only time, can be aesthetically and symbolically reconfigured."
DALLAS |  CYDONIA

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production

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.

Freefall Festival

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.

FOUND

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.
Dallas |  Site 131

Kathryn Andrews: Run for President

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

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.
Waxahachie |  Webb Gallery

Nicolas Party: Pathway

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

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

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.
Albany |  Old Jail Art Center

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

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

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

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.
Abilene |  Grace Museum

Ultra-Seeing

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

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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