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Jennie Ottinger: Postal Mortem

The Reading Room

November 15 - 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.


Paho Mann: The Yellow Room

A large photomural of a domestic interior by Paho Mann, who teaches photography at UNT.

Book Swap

Book trades, micro readings and conversation.

The Magician: Chris Byrne

A graphic novel that represents the completion of a decade-long obsession and houses a dozen separate publications, printed and hand bound using a variety of techniques.

Jesse Morgan Barnett: Season

Photography, video and sculpture, make subtle connections between fishing, weather, food preparation, philosophy and artistic endeavors.

Terri Thornton: Getting To Know You

New drawings and related material explore the idea of how we acquire knowledge and the diverse sources, visual and textual, we learn from. Thornton lives […]

Maury Gortemiller: All-Time Lotion

Gortemiller lives and works in Atlanta, where he “mines the Janus faced elements of photography”, including alleged objectivity, context, and staged versus spontaneous events which […]

Kris Pierce: Missed Calls

Using three separate phone numbers which will be posted in diverse geographic locations of the city, Pierce, co-founder of the experimental art collective Homecoming!, will […]

Brandon Kennedy: Exit For Sale

Slightly absurd sculpture and confused signage. Flirting with both failure and disruption, an obsession with wordplay and arcane logic gently nudges these reluctant forms into […]

Eric Zimmerman: Telltale Ashes and Endless Disharmony

Collage, drawings, a publication and website dealing with the problematics and complexities of representation and the creative process by establishing relationships/harmonies and dis-harmonies between concurrent […]

The Yankee Doodles Sing-A-Lot Sing-A-Long

A short musical program of American Revolutionary era songs and action rhymes at 4:30 performed by The Yankee Doodles featuring John Dufilho on drums and […]

Matthew Cusick: Scenes Et Types

Work from Cusick’s “Wave” series comprised of map fragments as well as the “Sirens”, which use imagery derived from vintage travel postcards.

Anteroom: An Evening of Experimental Music

Andrew Jordan Miller and Jonathan Jackson are anteroom, a performance duo interested in the nurturing and delivery of text-based scores. Compositions by Martin Back, Adam […]

Shane Mecklenburger: Tendered Currency

Mecklenburger’s work investigates American culture and various market functions and transactions, via video, sculpture, prints and a live eBay auction. During an election year and […]

Vincent Falsetta: The Index Cards

Falsetta’s index cards date back to the 1980’s, describing his works in detail: dimensions, materials, when the canvas was stretched, then title and any dedication. […]

Rebecca Carter: Re: Reading the Love Letter

Carter’s work investigates human gesture in its myriad forms through drawing, video and sculpture. Humor and intellect are entwined and the familiar is often embedded […]

Keri Oldham: Happy Endings

Brooklyn-based Keri Oldham’s pieces in this exhibition are the fade-out “end scenes” from various films, re-imagined and used to examine endings on a personal level. […]

Bloomsday Celebration

Bloomsday Celebration

The Reading Room‘s Bloomsday celebration begins at 6 with a screening of Harrell Fletcher’s Blot Out the Sun in which a very condensed version Ulysses […]

Summer Group Show: Ann Glazer

The Reading Room presents Summer Group Show: Ann Glazer an exhibition centered on a narrative about building a body of work, showing in a gallery […]


Come hungry to the Reading Room’s one night happening focusing on food, community and play. Participating artists in Tasteful contribute edible sculptures for a community […]

Lanie DeLay: Double Trouble

A new project space run by Karen Erxleben Weiner opens in Dallas, located at 3715 Parry Avenue between Exposition and Commerce! The Reading Room, through […]