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Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox

The Wilcox Space

October 24 through November 24, 2014

In the third installation in The Wilcox Space, Leigh Arnold curates a selection of works on paper and canvas in which the artist uses text. Focusing on a five-year period of Wilcox’s career that begins during the artist’s time in New York City, the works reflect his experience witnessing the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, as well as the challenges and fears he faced when confronted with his own diagnosis.

Self-Published

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

Last Chance - October 24 through November 29, 2014

A national exhibition of artists involved in self-produced, self-promoted art, music, literature and alternative media by John M. Bennett, Sophia Le Fraga, Lanny Quarles, Spencer Selby, Alan Sondheim, Margaret Withers and Erik H Zepka.

Systema

Zhulong Gallery

Last Chance - October 25 through November 29, 2014

The group show will feature video, new media, sculpture and two-dimensional work by Hiba Ali (Chicago), Tega Brain (Sydney and New York), Erika Blumenfeld (US), Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (Estonia and Spain), Vesna Pavlovic’, (b. Yugoslavia, r. Memphis, TN) and Patricia Reed (Berlin). These artists play with socio-political, economic, information, environmental, communications and coding systems and explore how this mesh of layered structures informs our contemporary experience.

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.

Sewing the Line

H. Paxton Moore Art Gallery, El Centro College

November 3 through December 5, 2014

The five Latina artists in the exhibition each use sewing as an important technical and cultural signifier in their artwork. Candace M. Briceño (Austin), Margarita Cabrera (El Paso), Emily Donjuan (Dallas), Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (Dallas), and Consuelo J. Underwood (San Jose, CA).

Material Matters

WoCA Projects

October 31 through December 6, 2014

A international juried exhibition exploring the practice of material and medium experimentation as a platform for social and cultural commentary. Artists: Roman Arevalo, Samantha Dorgan, Alex Ebstein, Erin Ethridge, Dana Harper, Justin Korver, Dave Kube, Hildy Maze, Samara Rosen, Chris Thorson, Vonda Yarberry and Dana Younger.

Ryan Goolsby: Semantic Field

Liliana Bloch Gallery

November 15 through December 6, 2014

Goolsby draws influence from symbols used to convey information (scientific or mathematical in nature) as a means to question our belief and knowledge structure. The forms he creates often make reference these symbols, but his works are not always exact illustrations of the scientific diagrams—that inaccuracy brings into question the models we have come to take as true.

Ed Blackburn: Ancient History

Cliff Gallery - Mountain View College

November 10 through December 11, 2014

Blackburn’s work can be linked to Photorealism and Pop Art but overall he defies categorization. He uses images from the media, popular culture, politics, and even the Bible as his inspiration, often combining them with language to create new perspectives on existing archetypes.

Neil Raitt: CABINECTOMY

The Goss-Michael Foundation

October 24 through December 12, 2014

Neil Raitt’s distinctly patterned canvases—inspired by Bob Ross and his cult-classic TV program “The Joy of Painting”—mend digital age visual language and approachable landscapes picked from the multitude of Bob Ross tutorials. His paintings find themselves between Tumblr and grandmother’s dining room by creating a playful system of landscape motifs.

Julie Bozzi: Landscape Paintings

Talley Dunn Gallery

October 24 through December 13, 2014

The Fort Worth-based artist presents fourteen small-scale, gouache on paper paintings that present landscapes at various times of day and season, each an intimate study in capturing the play of light and color.

Draftsmen of the Apocalypse

CentralTrak

November 1 through December 13, 2014

The exhibition depicts both observational and visionary illustration in order to conjure images of mankind’s eventual doom. Curated by Heyd Fontenot, artists include Simeen Farhat, Annabel Daou, Thor Johnson, El Franco Lee, Joachim West, David Quadrini, Clay Stinett, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Alex Paulus.

Margarita Cabrera: Sewing Our Landscape

Talley Dunn Gallery

October 24 through December 13, 2014

As a sculptor and performance artist, El Paso-based Cabrera seeks to create work that explores issues such as immigration, fair labor, craft traditions, and economic empowerment. In this exhibition, Cabrera presents 14 soft sculptures representing cactus plants native in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Jennie Ottinger: Postal Mortem

The Reading Room

November 15 through December 13, 2014

San Francisco-based artist Jennie Ottingeris is out to save the U.S. Postal Service and the endangered mode of written communication. The show features postcards with "social media type messages" that are handwritten with related drawings, front and back.

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."

Ella Kruglyanskaya: Grafika

The Power Station

October 24 through December 19, 2014

The female figure has long been the focus of NY-based, Latvian-born Ella Kruglyanskaya's work. Known for her bright cartoony paintings of women, here she presents a group of large and small scale works on paper from sampling sketches from her own studio archive.

Edge: Brian Molanphy and Merrie Wright

Eastfield College- H100 Gallery

November 14 through December 19, 2014

The two artists take the ceramic medium away from center literally and conceptually. Through the use of camouflage, Merrie Wright’s urban wildlife challenges perceptions of time, space and reality, questioning the facades we create as we present ourselves in the world. Brian Molanphy’s, pousse series challenges not only the perception of line but also the materiality of the clay itself.

Mike Osborne: Monopoly

Holly Johnson Gallery

October 11 through December 20, 2014

Mike Osborne’s Monopoly translates the game board's Mondrian-like map into photographs that grapple with the Atlantic City's complicated past and present. His conversion of the game into representations of actual places is absurd but serious, a means of reflecting on the problems that have plagued many American cities over the last half-century.

Javier Téllez

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

November 7 through December 20, 2014

Téllez makes films in collaboration with psychiatric patients and people with disabilities. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, Téllez and his collaborators rewrite familiar stories or make their own, to the point where patients participate as actors in the films. The artist and actors draw attention to questions about what is normal, as well as investigating social prejudices and stereotypes.

Gael Stack: Thistle

Holly Johnson Gallery

November 22 through December 20, 2014

An artist whose work evokes both memory and the "gaps, sinkholes, and other chasms" found in our experiences, Gael Stack is one of the most accomplished American painters working today. In Thistle, her large canvases and smaller drawings use fragments of words and images, often layered over one another like a palimpsest, to create a visual language that explores the past's implacable hold on the present, with what is unknown and unspoken occasionally poking through.

Testino | Uklanski | Burd

Dallas Contemporary

September 21 through December 21, 2014

Three solo shows under one roof: International fashion photographer Testino turns his lens on mountainous people of Peru and their traditional and festive costumes. Uklanski is a Polish, New-York based Gagosian artist who makes "blood" and "ink drop paintings" for this show. Burd is a local favorite who here reimagines floor-tile patterns; instead of rigid and mass-produced, hers are teeming with patterned images of wilderness.

Julieta Aguinaco: The Depth of Now

CYDONIA

November 14 through December 27, 2014

Contemporary Mexican artist Aguinaco contrasts everyday objects against revolution; the commonplace impregnated with models of belief beyond the scope of human life.

On Paper

Ro2 Art Downtown

November 21 through December 28, 2014

Collage, drawing, painting, prints and paper sculpture by seven artists: Gary Farrelly, Joshua Goode, Antonine Gougeau, Timothy Harding, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Sam Schonzeit, and Brian Scott.

40 Years and Counting

William Campbell Contemporary Art

November 22 through December 31, 2014

Celebrating four decades of William Campbell Contemporary Art, the show will feature the Campbell's 40-plus artists, many of whom have been with the gallery since its early days, including Stephen Daly, Michel Demanche, Julie Lazarus, Mark Smith, Richard Thompson, Kevin Tolman, Cecil Touchon, and Judy Youngblood.

Francesca Bifulco: Inside Out Of Touch

WAAS Gallery

November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015

In Bifulco’s debut solo show, she presents immersive large-format painting, video, and sound. Bifulco explores the evolution of social interaction across the contemporary generations and the changing way we define community and project our personal identities.

SUNDOWNER

Circuit 12 Contemporary

November 22, 2014 through January 3, 2015

The first installment of a multi-part collaborative project. The conceptual and material components will then move to Hiroshima Art Center in February and to Zurich in late spring. The following artists make up the core of the project with the potential for further collaboration as it evolves: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Nino Baumgartner, C.J. Davis, Jeff Gibbons, Pierre Krauss, Daisuke Kuroda, Karin Lehmann, Mitsuo Maruhashi, Kris Pierce, Omar Rosales, and Gregory Ruppe.

Rosalyn Bodycomb, Joan Winter, and Phillip March Jones

Conduit Gallery

November 22, 2014 through January 3, 2015

In the main galleries, Rosalyn Bodycomb’s Refuge features oil paintings and prints of post-Katrina New Orleans and Joan Winter’s Journey, an exhibition of multimedia works inspired by the artist’s travels and studies in Japan. In the Project Room is Phillip March Jones: Points of Departure: Roadside Memorial Polaroids, comprised of Polaroid photographs taken by the artist while traversing the roadways of America.

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.

George Grammer | Rachel Hecker | Ronald Rozencohn

Old Jail Art Center

September 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Three concurrent solo shows at the solid Old Jail Art Center. George Grammer is part of the mid-century Fort Worth Circle of artists. Houston artist Rachel Hecker references Hollywood and advertising--"languages of spiritual poverty"-- to paint unconventional devotional portraits of Jesus Christ.  And Ronald Rozencohn paints contemporary nudes, still-lifes and landscapes with the focus of an old master.

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.

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

September 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015

A who's who of the Reganomics decade, including Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, JPeter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Koons, Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Warhol, Christopher Wool and others. This is going to be fascinating, and there's a ton of programming around this show too--although the Modern is mysteriously not screening the seminal documentary Downtown 81, they've nonetheless got several of the artists involved coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Not To Be Missed.

Menagerie

SLANT

November 15, 2014 through January 9, 2015

Real and imagined creatures of all kinds. Participating artists: Sharon Neel Bagley, Rita Barnard, Angie Bolling, Anya Bosworth, Ariel Bowman, Liz Conrad, Du Chau, Vicki Charlotta, Suzanne Edmondson, Jacque Forsher, Anna Fritzel, Kevin Gilmore, April Greenlee, Johanna Roffino Hulsey, Karen Jacobi, Laurie Mahoney, Margo Miller, Kendall Scott, Bradley Strickland, Janet Welch, Derrick White, and John Williams.

Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams

Grace Museum

November 7, 2014 through January 10, 2015

A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by Texas artist Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes.

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Amon Carter Museum

October 2, 2014 through January 18, 2015

16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi. The first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years!

Dace Lucia Kidd

The Arcadia Theater

November 22, 2014 through January 18, 2015

Kidd's first American solo art show, featuring works created since she moved to Texas three years ago.

Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Kimbell Art Museum

October 19, 2014 through January 25, 2015

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture­­—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—will be represented in depth.

Napkin Sketches

AIA Center for Architecture, Ft. Worth

November 3, 2014 through January 31, 2015

The cocktail napkin is an age-old medium to convey inspirational ideas over dinner and drinks. The Center for Architecture solicited the Fort Worth architectural community to donate napkin sketches for the exhibition.

Experimental Photography

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery

November 22, 2014 through February 21, 2015

Since the very beginning of photography, artists have been manipulating the medium in all sorts of ways (and more to come!). Featured artists: Gyory Kepes, Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, Barbara Maples, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Carlos Jurado, Harold Edgerton, and Eadweard Muybridge.

The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion

Crow Collection of Asian Art

October 22, 2014 through February 22, 2015

Baskett avidly collected and wore avant-garde Japanese fashion, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion,” although they often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress.

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