Top Five: January 18, 2018

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Thursday,  1.18.18

Opening

McKie Trotter III: SCAPES

Thursday,  1.18.18   |   5–7 pm
An exhibition honoring the 100th birthday of Texas modernist artist McKie Trotter. "The term "Scapes" encompasses the abstract and representational paintings and prints McKie Trotter created during his career. Experimenting with the two styles, Trotter explored the expressive possibilities of color as well as evoked noticeable features of the regional landscape."
Opening

You're so quiet, you're almost tomorrow

Thursday,  1.18.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring sculptures, paintings and ceramics by artists Sierra Forester, Jeff Gibbons, Casey Leone, Neal Paustian, Hector Ramirez, Kiran Sattar and H Schenck. The works in the exhibition "explore the physical relationship between combined materials, as well as the ways in which objects can be visually uncomplicated while maintaining a sense of strength and beauty."
Fort Worth  |  Moncrief Cancer Institute

Friday,  1.19.18

Opening

JUNTXS

Friday,  1.19.18   |   6–8 pm
"JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to considering the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking, and textiles." The show includes works by Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup, Teresita de la Torre, Caitlin Diaz, Mustang Jane, Zeke Pena, Killy Joy & Mazatl.
Dallas  |  Latino Cultural Center
Opening

Transmission Reentry

Friday,  1.19.18   |   6–8:30 pm
Transmission Reentry is a group exhibition exploring "the Latinx diaspora in the United States and the disparate influence of American exceptionalism." The show is curated by Giovanni Valderas and includes works by Sheryl Anaya, Sara Cardona, Carlos Donjuan, Alejandro Diaz, Angela Faz, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, John Hernandez, Benito Huerta, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Lucas Martell, Analise Minjarez, Rachel Muldez, Eduardo Portillo, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Sarita Westrup, and Fabiola Valenzuela.

Saturday,  1.20.18

On View

Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection

Saturday,  1.20.18   |   10 am – 5 pm
An exhibition featuring Korean ceramics from the Crow Collection of Asian Art's holdings. The show pairs contemporary Korean ceramics with historical Korean ceramics, highlighting "the material, aesthetic, stylistic, and technical developments of Korean ceramics throughout history."
Opening

TJ Griffin: Connection

Saturday,  1.20.18   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition featuring new works by artist TJ Griffin. The pieces in the show continue narratives in the artist's recently published poetry book and are influenced by Expressionism, illustration, and contemporary figure painting.
Dallas  |  Ro2 Art POP-UP

Tuesday,  1.23.18

Reception

Black & White

Tuesday,  1.23.18   |   4:30–6 pm
Black & White is a group exhibition featuring works by John Calabrese, Nancy Ferro, Kazuko Goto, Erin Guy, Mitchell harper, Rachel Hoehn, Elizabeth Holden, Eva Kustarne, Tom Motley, Bob Nunn, Marty Ray, Gail Nash-Arnold, Jean Sturdevant, Elaine Taylor, and Sydney Wilson.
Panel

McKie Trotter III: SCAPES

Tuesday,  1.23.18   |   5:30–6:30 pm
An exhibition honoring the 100th birthday of Texas modernist artist McKie Trotter. "The term "Scapes" encompasses the abstract and representational paintings and prints McKie Trotter created during his career. Experimenting with the two styles, Trotter explored the expressive possibilities of color as well as evoked noticeable features of the regional landscape."

Thursday,  1.25.18

Reception

Kathy Lovas: Close-up Magic

Thursday,  1.25.18   |   6–8:30 pm
Close-up Magic is a site-specific installation by artist Kathy Lovas. The work is created using text-based photographic works and sculptural installations that are interspersed from several of the artist's projects created between 1998 and 2018.
Conversation

Truth: 24 frames per second

Thursday,  1.25.18   |   7–8 pm
"Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel."
Dallas  |  Dallas Museum of Art

Friday,  1.26.18

On View

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

Friday,  1.26.18   |   9 am – 5 pm
An exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. "Created in 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth, the exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco; it also includes Heritage Park Plaza in Fort Worth."

Saturday,  1.27.18

On View

FOCUS: Nina Chanel Abney

Saturday,  1.27.18   |   10 am – 5 pm
An exhibition featuring paintings by artist Nina Chanel Abney. The pieces in the show touch on pop culture, world events, sexuality, race, police brutality and art history using bright, Matisse cut-out-like forms.
On View

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

Saturday,  1.27.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
"First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. First Sculpture will present these objects as evidence of the earliest forms of artistic intention, highlighting the aesthetic qualities of each stone and providing crucial historical and scientific information to give the viewer a deeper understanding of human history, as well as an enriched appreciation for humankind’s early ability to sculpt beautiful objects." The show is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artist Tony Berlant and anthropologist Dr. Thomas Wynn, Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Thursday,  2.1.18

Saturday,  2.3.18

Saturday,  2.17.18

Thursday,  3.1.18

Thursday,  3.22.18

Conversation

Laura Owens

Thursday,  3.22.18   |   7–8 pm
An exhibition featuring over sixty works spanning Laura Owens' 20-year career. Owens' pieces "challenge traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology."
Dallas  |  Dallas Museum of Art

Saturday,  3.24.18

Closing

JUNTXS

Saturday,  3.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to considering the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking, and textiles." The show includes works by Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup, Teresita de la Torre, Caitlin Diaz, Mustang Jane, Zeke Pena, Killy Joy & Mazatl.
Dallas  |  Latino Cultural Center

Sunday,  3.25.18

On View

Laura Owens

Sunday,  3.25.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
An exhibition featuring over sixty works spanning Laura Owens' 20-year career. Owens' pieces "challenge traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology."
Dallas  |  Dallas Museum of Art

Thursday,  5.3.18

Henry Finkelstein: Paintings

December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018
A show of paintings by Henry Finkelstein. The artist on his work: "Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation. Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging. To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work."

Erika Huddleston: Waco Creek: Static/Dynamic Urban Wilderness

November 18, 2017 through January 21, 2018
A show of paintings by Dallas and Austin-based artist Erika Huddleston. For this show, the artist spent time painting en plein air in Waco, depicting the city's waterways and natural features.This exhibition is co-presented by the Mayborn Museum and the Art Center of Waco.
Waco |  Mayborn Museum

Drone Beuys: site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey

November 14, 2017 through January 21, 2018
site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey is an exhibition by the Drone Beuys (Nick Bontrager & Adam Fung). "The exhibition takes its inspiration from the unique color palette created by the light phenomena and unique landscapes of Iceland. The two artists recently completed an artist residency at Herhusid, arriving on the first day of the Midnight Sun. Experiencing twenty-four hours of daylight for nearly the entire duration of their three-week stay allowed the artists seemingly endless opportunity for exploration and study of the landscape."

A Celebration of Color

December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018
The exhibition A Celebration of Color is curated by Susan Lecky and includes works by twenty local and regional artists "whose works vibrantly illustrate the radiance, complexity, and expressiveness of color." Artists include: Adela Andea, David Bates, Sue Benner, Julianne Biehl, Lisa M. Cardenas, Jerry Dodd, Jeanet (Jan) Dreskin-Haig, Brad Ellis, Billy Hassell, Susan Lecky, Jay Maggio, David McCullough, Bob Nunn, Michelle O’Michael, Danny Rose, Mark Stephen Smith, Cecilia Thurman, Michael Tichansky, Mary Vernon, and Laurie Weller.

Sussie

December 7, 2017 through January 27, 2018
Sussie is a group exhibition of small works by Texas-based artists. Artists include: Carly Allen-Martin, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, Danville Chadbourne, Janet Chaffee, Matt Clark, Erika Duque, Ann Ekstrom, Lisa Fiege-Kollmann, Pat Gabriel, William Greiner, John Hartley, Cindi Holt, Carol Ivey, Jill Johnson, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jim Malone, Devon Nowlin, Winter Rusiloski, Jo LeMay Rutledge, and Fred Spaulding.
Fort Worth |  Artspace 111

Truth: 24 frames per second

October 22, 2017 through January 28, 2018
"Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel."

Margo Sawyer: Reflect

November 18, 2017 through February 3, 2018
Reflect 2017 is a new floor installation by Austin-based artist Margo Sawyer. The piece explores concepts of color, light, physicality and materials.

Paper into Sculpture

October 14, 2017 through February 4, 2018
"The artists in Paper into Sculpture, including Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustein, Nancy Rubins, and others, play on tensions between commonly held understandings of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to physical limits. Treating paper as a material with a palpable three-dimensional presence rather than as a mere support for mark-making, they use processes ranging from tearing, crumpling, and cutting to scattering, binding and adhering to create sculptural works that take a variety of forms, with a varied range of expressive and conceptual implications."

Black & White

January 6 through February 8, 2018
Black & White is a group exhibition featuring works by John Calabrese, Nancy Ferro, Kazuko Goto, Erin Guy, Mitchell harper, Rachel Hoehn, Elizabeth Holden, Eva Kustarne, Tom Motley, Bob Nunn, Marty Ray, Gail Nash-Arnold, Jean Sturdevant, Elaine Taylor, and Sydney Wilson.

McKie Trotter III: SCAPES

January 18 through February 8, 2018
An exhibition honoring the 100th birthday of Texas modernist artist McKie Trotter. "The term "Scapes" encompasses the abstract and representational paintings and prints McKie Trotter created during his career. Experimenting with the two styles, Trotter explored the expressive possibilities of color as well as evoked noticeable features of the regional landscape."

Bret Slater

January 6 through February 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring small-scale paintings by New York-based artist Bret Slater. The pieces in the show reflect Slater's new approach to painting, evoking "the extensive fields of color of post-painterly abstraction."

Caroline Lathan-Stiefel: Churn Dash

January 6 through February 10, 2018
Churn Dash is a show of sculptural drawings by artist Caroline Lathan-Stiefel. The pieces are inspired by biology and architecture, taking on structural and cell-like forms that divide the gallery space.

Arden Bendler Brown: All at Once

January 6 through February 10, 2018
An exhibition of paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Arden Bendler Brown. The works are inspired by the notion of traveling and come out of a recent 7,000-mile road trip the artist took with her family.

Robert Taite: Vague Motivations

January 6 through February 10, 2018
A show of works by Winnipeg-based artist Robert Taite. The show features segmented, deconstructed paintings that are inspired by isolation and nostalgia of the artist's hometown.
Fort Worth |  CYDONIA

Tyler Butcher: Empty Kingdoms / Arturo Mallmann: Dystopian Dreams / Suzanne Kelley Clark: Natural Flow

January 6 through February 10, 2018
In Empty Kingdoms Georgia-based painter Tyler Butcher draws on ideas of refugees and crisis in an attempt to highlight typically overlooked stories.In Dystopian Dreams, Arturo Mallmann's acrylic and resin paintings are inspired by the artist's interest in decay within the natural world.Suzanne Kelley Clark's works in Natural Flow are inspired by the wildernesses of Texas and New Mexico.

Brian Scott: Nuptials

January 13 through February 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring new prints by Dallas artist Brian Scott. "This series of work features vibrant images of lovers in comical, amorous poses which will appear in the artist's upcoming book entitled 'Wedding Gifts.'"
Dallas |  Ro2 Art

Xiao Lu Liu: Arrested Identity

January 13 through February 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Texas artist Xiao Lu Liu. The pieces in the show explore "the often untold struggle of identity forming in a toxic socio-cultural environment."
Dallas |  Ro2 Art

Caught on Paper

September 23, 2017 through February 11, 2018
A show of works on paper that explore outdoor subjects. The exhibition features watercolors and prints by more than thirty artists, including Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, and Eliot Porter.

Jessie Barnes & Lynné Bowman Cravens: car·a·pace

January 13 through February 11, 2018
"Car·a·pace is a site specific installation and collaboration between printmaker, Jessie Barnes, and Photographer, Lynné Bowman Cravens. Car·a·pace explores tropical landscapes and foliage, focusing on the immersive experience of being engulfed in such a dense environment. Thinking about the relationships between the land, fauna, flora, and self.​"
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Chris Ireland: Ordinary Time

January 13 through February 11, 2018
"Chris Ireland’s solo exhibition Ordinary Time explores the psychology of ritual in the artist’s family though photographic studies spanning the last 10 years. Through loss and change, the photographic diptychs highlight the daily patterns and rhythms of life that do not disappear but adapt to changes in the family dynamic."
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Clint Bargers: New Works 2017

January 13 through February 11, 2018
An exhibition featuring new sculptures by Clint Bargers. The pieces address themes of "mythology, materiality and symbolism as they relate to collective unconsciousness and the western American landscape."
Dallas |  500X Gallery

Steven Foutch: Hemming and Hexing

January 13 through February 11, 2018
"Steven Foutch’s solo exhibition, Hemming and Hexing, explores a vague psychological space through narrative suggestion and the technical language of printmaking."
Dallas |  500X Gallery

David Fokos: Sea Stones

January 6 through February 17, 2018
Sea Stones is an exhibition of photographs by San Diego-based artist David Fokos. The large-format prints in the show work to capture the feeling and emotion of their location through long exposures.

Ruben Nieto: Savoring Lichtenstein

January 6 through February 17, 2018
Ruben Nieto's abstract works draw on his childhood memories of watching cartoons and reading comic books. "Inspired by historical greats like Warhol, Motherwell, Still, Sultan, Pollock, and Lichtenstein, the artist assembles disparate fragments from his iconic source material, digitally altering characters via Photoshop to create a new narrative within his densely layered compositions."

Gary Goldberg: Finding the Universe in Oaxaca

January 13 through February 17, 2018
An exhibition featuring Gary Goldberg's hand felted tapestries made in partnership with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. The imagery of the tapestries comes from the artist's close-up photographs of Oaxacan walls and facades — the pieces resemble landscapes and Mexican mythologies.
Dallas  |  Erin Cluley Gallery

Ann Wood: Deathbeds

January 13 through February 17, 2018
Deathbeds features works by Galveston-based artist Ann Wood. The two and three-dimensional pieces in the show combine to create installations that reference Rococo opulence, hunting, monuments, domestic objects, and historical scenes.

Jeff Parrott: BitPsy: Redefining The Ancient Painters Ritual For The 21st Century

January 5 through February 17, 2018
An exhibition of works by Dallas artist Jeff Parrott. The artist on his work: "my art transliterates my relationship to interiors, the natural environment, and my studio a place of isolation and ritual. Depth of color and enchanting forms with their shapes race through psychological states and dimensions battling other extensions of reality."

Lance Letscher: Parallel Universe

January 13 through February 17, 2018
An exhibition featuring collages by Austin-based artist Lance Letscher. The show will include small collages on book covers and collages made of cut metal and staples. The pieces in the exhibition are "structured in a way to tell a story or connote a place, whether expansive and space-age, curiously scientific or domestic and cozy."
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Reinhard Ziegler: Essential Landscape

January 13 through February 17, 2018
An exhibition of new works by Dallas-based artist Reinhard Ziegler. The works in the show depict abstracted landscapes that are imbued with a sense of otherness and metaphor.
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Maja Ruznic: Avet

January 13 through February 17, 2018
An exhibition featuring new works by Los Angeles-based artist Maja Ruznic. The artist's paintings and fabric sculptures "are a search for lost cousins, forgotten uncles and unknown fathers."
Dallas |  Conduit Gallery

Masters of Some

January 13 through February 17, 2018
Masters of Some features works by artists who have been influenced by North Texas artists Michael Miller and John Pomara. The show includes works by Scott Barber, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Luke Harnden, Lawrence Lee, Kirsten Macy, Michael Miller, John Pomara, Liz Trosper, and Karl Umlauf.

Manuel Pecina: Texture

January 13 through February 18, 2018
An exhibition of works by Manuel Pecina. The pieces in the show are meant to inspire contemplation and discernment from the viewer.
Dallas |  Mighty Fine Arts

12th Annual 125-Mile Exhibition

January 12 through February 24, 2018
A juried group exhibition featuring works by artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton. Artists include:Allison Baldwin, Denton, TX David Blow, Hickory Creek, TX Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX Megan Ruth Bowdon, The Colony, TX Buck Buchheister, The Colony, TX Nel Dorn Byrd, Aubrey, TX Gail Cope, Farmers Branch, TX U Crosby, Arlington, TX Lisa Daniels, Oak Point, TX Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX Kathy Elliott, Garland, TX Kady Epley, Denton, TX Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX Carey Frazier, Frisco, TX John Guest, Dallas, TX Elaine Jary, Bedford, TX Thomas Judd, Denton, TX Yuni Lee, Denton, TX Tonya Littmann, Denton, TX Steve Miller, Grand Prairie, TX Crystal Nelson, Denton, TX Courtney Nixon, Denton, TX Rachel Robic, Fort Worth, TX Eloise Sears, Denton, TX Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Dallas, TX Denise Smith, Grapevine, TX Elisha Smith, Frisco, TX Pradeep Vayalali, Irving, TX Jo Williams, Denton, TX 

Fannie Brito: Worlds of Color & Light

December 1, 2017 through February 25, 2018
An exhibition of mixed media paintings by artist Fannie Brito. The goal of Brito's pieces is to reveal the artist's subconscious: the surface of each work is continuously worked until language and emotion become color and light.
Irving |  Irving Arts Center

Enoc Perez: Liberty & Restraint

January 14 through March 18, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Enoc Perez. This show is the culmination of Perez's interest and research into the Texas-based work of late architect Philip Johnson.
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Valerie Keane: The desire to be everything

January 14 through March 18, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by artist Valerie Keane. The show includes Keane's elaborate, dramatically lit constructions that are made of industrial materials like acrylic, metal hardware, and steel cables. The pieces explore "urban geographies, psychedelia, literature, and the frankensteinian relationship between artwork and maker."
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

Mary Katrantzou: Mary, Queen of Prints

January 14 through March 18, 2018
An exhibition celebrating fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. Katrantzou's pieces use silhouettes, trompe l’oeil, and digital printing and blur the lines between fine art and wearable fashion.
Dallas |  Dallas Contemporary

FEAR OF CHANGE: true scenes & flat screens

January 13 through March 24, 2018
FEAR OF CHANGE: true scenes & flat screens features works by Rachel Monosov, Admire Kamudzengerere, Roee Rosen, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Clayton Harper and Heather Valcik. The artists in the show create pieces that use the photographic image to convey messages about race, nationalism, migration, relationships, and the internet.
Dallas |  Site 131

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.

You're so quiet, you're almost tomorrow

January 18 through May 31, 2018
An exhibition featuring sculptures, paintings and ceramics by artists Sierra Forester, Jeff Gibbons, Casey Leone, Neal Paustian, Hector Ramirez, Kiran Sattar and H Schenck. The works in the exhibition "explore the physical relationship between combined materials, as well as the ways in which objects can be visually uncomplicated while maintaining a sense of strength and beauty."
Fort Worth |  Moncrief Cancer Institute

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."

Frederic Remington: Altered States

August 31, 2017 through September 9, 2018
An exhibition of works by Frederic Remington. The show focuses on three of Remington's paintings that were altered after their completion. The exhibition runs concurrently with the museum’s ongoing exhibition “Legacy,” depicting the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West.
Ft. Worth |  Sid Richardson Museum

Legacy

September 9, 2017 through September 9, 2018
An exhibition featuring artworks from the museum's collection that depict the American West. The show includes paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries, along with four bronze sculptures.
Ft. Worth |  Sid Richardson Museum

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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