Top Five May 5, 2016

DFW

UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  5.5.16

Friday,  5.6.16

Reception

James Behan

Friday,  5.6.16   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition of works by James Behan. The works in the show are "a test of process as the artist builds up layers of colors, lines, and textures."

Saturday,  5.7.16

On View

Joel Shapiro

Saturday,  5.7.16   |   11 am – 5 pm
An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Joel Shapiro. The show consists of a single site-specific installation conceived for the Nasher.
Opening

K. Yoland: Hidden Histories

Saturday,  5.7.16   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition by K. Yoland. The show is comprised of images and information gathered during Yoland's year in Dallas. This event is presented in collaboration with The MAC/Cedars.
Dallas  |  The Reading Room
Opening

Substance and Substrate

Saturday,  5.7.16   |   7–10 pm
Works by Hayley Fowler, Iva Kinnaird, and Sharon Turner. Curated by H Schenck
Dallas  |  500X Gallery
Opening

Thomas Menikos: TERRA

Saturday,  5.7.16   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition of works by Thomas Menikos. The works in the show comment on issues of identity, maturity, and charlatanism, as they become entangled in the artist's personal narrative.
Dallas  |  Ro2 Art
Opening

Lindsey M. Brown Two-finger Salute

Saturday,  5.7.16   |   7–10 pm
A multi-media installation that questions the validity of 'power gestures' by irreverent documentation of the Google Image search results for "steeple hands."
Dallas  |  500X Gallery

Tuesday,  5.10.16

Thursday,  5.12.16

Friday,  5.13.16

Saturday,  5.14.16

Opening

Mathew Zefeldt: Marble Head from a Herm

Saturday,  5.14.16   |   6–10 pm
An exhibition of paintings by Mathew Zefeldt. The show includes over 200 representations of the subject, a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture, as well as a wall mural and floor installation.
Opening

Rachel Livedalen: Capable Looking

Saturday,  5.14.16   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of prints, works on paper, and sculptures by Rachel Livedalen. The pieces in the show use cultural symbols and icons to comment on "contemporary girl culture and historical idealized femininity."
Dallas   |  Erin Cluley Gallery
Opening

SOLILOQUY: Jason Salavon

Saturday,  5.14.16   |   6–9 pm
About Salavon's process: "Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar.  Reflecting a natural attraction to popular culture and the day-to-day, his work regularly incorporates the use of common references and source material. The final compositions are exhibited as art objects, such as photographic prints and video installations, while others exist in a real-time software context."
Dallas  |  The Public Trust

Tuesday,  5.17.16

Friday,  5.20.16

Saturday,  5.21.16

Sunday,  5.22.16

Tuesday,  5.31.16

Thursday,  6.2.16

Reception

Home Work: The Fine Art of Photographing People

Thursday,  6.2.16   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring photographs by Ave Bonar, June Van Cleef, Ken Hatch, Fritz Henle, Earie Hudnall, Jr., Garciela Iturbide, Janice Ruben, George Tice, Bill Wright, and Alice Wright, among others.
Abilene  |  Grace Museum

Saturday,  6.4.16

Friday,  6.10.16

Monday,  6.20.16

Friday,  6.24.16

Thursday,  7.7.16

Thursday,  8.4.16

Matt Rich: Tilt & Table

February 20 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of painted paper constructions and gouaches by Los Angeles-based artist Matt Rich. The works are process-based and are a product of their creation.

Daniel Blagg: Rambler

March 19 through May 7, 2016
Exhibition by Daniel Blagg, a Texas native. These urban realist paintings capture scenes of decayed, neglected, and abandoned areas.
Fort Worth |  Artspace 111

Cult of Color

March 26 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by Arthur Peña, Cody Hudson, Iva Gueorguieva, Jacin Giordano, Lauren Silva, Stephen Ormandy, Timothy Bergstrom, and Tomory Dodge. The pieces in the show focus on formal elements that "take on esoteric meaning and a specific function within the eternal frame."

Juan Fontanive: Reflected Yeses

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of works by Texas and New York-based sculptor Juan Fontanive. The works in the show are flip book machines that cycle through 72 double-sided screen-prints sourced from 18th and 19th century natural history illustrations.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Timothy Harding: Skin

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of geometric paintings by Timothy Harding. The works in the show poke fun at their classification as "paintings" by having sculptural qualities.

Rachel Hellmann: Quad Line

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of sculptural paintings and works on paper by Indiana-based artist Rachel Hellmann. Through their physical qualities, the pieces in the show question the notion of "painting-as-object."

Lynne Harlow: Hey Sunshine

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition by Lynne Harlow continuing her exploration of light, color and material. Combining both fine art and commercial materials, Hey Sunshine emphasizes the behavior of light in relation to color and space.

Rosalyn Bodycomb: Trance

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of three monumental paintings created by the artist through a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant. The show also includes Bodycomb's Insomniac painting series in which the artists paints shadows cast on her ceiling.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Jennie Ottinger: Spoilers

April 2 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of works by San Francisco-based artist Jennie Ottinger. The works in the show are inspired by literature and aim to show the prevalence of misogyny and classism running through classic novels.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Oliver Clegg: Life is A Gasssss

April 9 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based mixed media artist Oliver Clegg. The works in the show "depict 20th century pop icons as an allusion to how the information overload of the 21st century has impacted visual culture."
Dallas  |  Erin Cluley Gallery

Albert Scherbarth: The Meat of the Nut

April 13 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of works by Albert Scherbarth. In this show, "Scherbarth pulls out all the various geegaws, peculiarities, treasures and parts collected and involved in the years of making art."
Dallas |  Shotgun

LTD: Recent works by Travis LaMothe

April 16 through May 7, 2016
An exhibition of works by Travis LaMothe. The pieces in the show focus on "the gestures, abstract iconography, emblems, and written language that mark our societal push toward newness and self-distinguishment."
Dallas |  Beefhaus

Michelle Thomas: Mirage

April 10 through May 8, 2016
An installation by Michelle Thomas. The work incorporates layered elements, and focuses on the site-specificity and experiential qualities of a place.
Dallas |  TERRAIN Dallas

James Behan

April 11 through May 13, 2016
An exhibition of works by James Behan. The works in the show are "a test of process as the artist builds up layers of colors, lines, and textures."

Deedra Baker: Ties That Bind

April 26 through May 13, 2016
An exhibition of works by MFA candidate Deedra Baker. The pieces in the show explore Baker's family by examining three generations of females, addressing how "the experiential and historical bond centered around the idea of a homeplace" influences their identities.

Robert Langham III: Blackfork Bestiary

March 5 through May 14, 2016
An exhibition of photographs by Robert Langham. The artist rescues wild animals and then poses them in his studio using simple and arbitrary props. In many images, the human hand is also present, suggesting dominance of humans over nature.
Albany |  Old Jail Art Center

Exile and Isolation

March 5 through May 14, 2016
An installation of work created by self-taught artists. The show includes pieces by Hector Alonzo Benavides, Robert Adale Davis, Helen Burkhart Mayfield, Ike E. Morgan, Royal Robertson, and Rev. LT Thomas, and is curated by Julie and Bruce Webb.
Albany |  Old Jail Art Center

Natasha Bowdoin: Spelboken

April 1 through May 14, 2016
A solo exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin. The show will feature a large installation of cut paper and painted board that draws on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Nature, turning the piece of writing into a lush garden.
Dallas |  Talley Dunn Gallery

Linda Ridgway: With or Without

April 1 through May 14, 2016
An exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Dallas-based artist Linda Ridgway. The works in the show are inspired by "poetry and the beauty of the natural world."
Dallas |  Talley Dunn Gallery

Dropout

April 13 through May 14, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by Lee Lozano, Sadie Benning, A.K. Burns, Bracha L. Ettinger, Ulrike Müller, and Lee Revlas.
Dallas |  Site 131

Kevin Tolman: Viajem

April 21 through May 14, 2016
An exhibition of works by Albuquerque-based artist Kevin Tolman. The works in the show are largely influenced by Tolman's time as an artist-in-residence in with the Obras Foundation in Portugal.

The Nature of Cordyceps

April 12 through May 15, 2016
"The Nature of Cordyceps looks at a peculiarly nasty little fungus known as Cordyceps, and traces its connection to Nomadic Fungi by way of the profit driven pharmaceutical biotech industry."

Erin Stafford: Misbehaving

April 16 through May 21, 2016
A solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Erin Stafford. Through sculpture, painting, and installation, Misbehaving shows the aesthetics and contradictions of decay and beauty in domestic settings. 

Liz Trosper: Body Poems in Suspended Space

April 23 through May 21, 2016
An exhibition by UTD MFA student Liz Trosper. The artist on her work: "I want to make one simple thing — painting that wipes away all there ever was of painting and re-makes it anew…obliterating provincial ideas about painting by pushing on what painting can be in pragmatic terms."
Dallas |  CentralTrak

Carl Hammoud: Anti Image

April 2 through May 28, 2016
An exhibition of new paintings by Stockholm-based artist Carl Hammoud. The works in the show reference private domestic space, depicting objects as stand-ins for the person they belong to.

Frank Selby: High Writer

April 2 through May 28, 2016
An exhibition of new drawings and paintings by North Carolina-based artist Frank Selby. In his work, Selby sources images from "classic films, modernist architecture, domestic products, and jewelry design" to explore the surface quality of objects.

Sybren Renema: The Harvest of Leisure

April 9 through June 4, 2016
An exhibition of works by Glasgow-based artist Sybren Renema. The pieces in the show "examine the persona of the traveling intellectual in relation to the mythos of the sublime as a perceptive fiction."
DALLAS |  CYDONIA

Manmade

April 2 through June 11, 2016
An exhibition featuring paintings by David Aylsworth, Todd Chilton, Joseph Cohen, Geoff Hippenstiel, Warren Isensee, Dion Johnson, and James Lumsden.

Karl Holmqvist: TUFF LOVE

April 13 through June 17, 2016
An exhibition of works by Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist. The show includes two large-scale sculptures in a site-specific installation, a short film, a live performance and an artist's book.
Dallas |  The Power Station

Mai-Thu Perret: Sightings

March 12 through July 17, 2016
An exhibition built off Perret's performance staged in Geneva, drawing from  bunraku an ancient Japanese form of puppetryThis elaborated narrative includes, "a journalist, an Indian mystic, a 19th-century American Shaker, a 1950s computer programmer and an artificial intelligence".

Gumption: Buz Blurr & Adam Young

May 1 through July 31, 2016
An exhibition of works by Buz Blurr & Adam Young. Blurr is a mail artist who is well-known for his train markings of “Colossus of Roads & Gypsy Sphinx.” Young is a wood worker who makes work inspired by his upbringing in Louisiana, musical figures, and his love of nature.
Waxahachie |  Webb Gallery

Home Work: The Fine Art of Photographing People

April 19 through August 13, 2016
An exhibition featuring photographs by Ave Bonar, June Van Cleef, Ken Hatch, Fritz Henle, Earie Hudnall, Jr., Garciela Iturbide, Janice Ruben, George Tice, Bill Wright, and Alice Wright, among others.
Abilene |  Grace Museum

Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting

January 17 through August 21, 2016
An exhibition inspired by Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, a Vermeer painting from 1670–72. This show includes this painting by Vermeer as well as paintings by his contemporaries, including Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, Jacob Adriaensz Ochtervelt, Eglon van der Neer, Gerard Dou, and Frans van Mieris.

Helmut Lang: Burry

April 16 through August 21, 2016
A solo exhibition by artist Helmut Lang. In this exhibition, the artist uses sheepskin installed in the gallery to highlight the gallery's physical space.
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Eye of the Collector

April 16 through September 5, 2016
An exhibition showcasing people's various collections of objects. Eye of the Collector is an exhibition where one can find everything from PEZ dispensers to the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.  

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

April 17 through September 18, 2016
A comprehensive survey of works from Frank Stella's career, including paintings, reliefs, sculpture, and drawings. This show is co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art and curated by Michael Auping.
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