August 12 - 22, 2020
Conduit Gallery will open Exquisite Corpse, a new collaborative group exhibition fundraiser with an online preview, August 13, 2020 and a physical exhibition in the gallery through August 22, 2020.
Conduit Gallery artists will participate in the drawing game Exquisite Corpse made famous by Surrealist artists of the early 20th century. In the Exquisite Corpse, also known as Cadavre Exquis, participants play by taking turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. The first player adds a head—then, without knowing what that head looks like, the next artist adds a torso, and so on. In this way, a strange, comical, often grotesque creature is born. Artists will be grouped into three participants per drawing and collaborate to complete one drawing for a total of forty artworks that will be exhibited on the Conduit Gallery website and in the gallery as well as sold as a fundraiser with one hundred percent of sales donated to Dallas based artist support fund, E.A.S.L.
Conduit Artists Participating Include:
Sarah Ball, Jeff Baker, Susan Barnett, Barsamian, Rosalyn Bodycomb, Annabel Daou, Spencer Evans, Vincent Falsetta, Juan Fontanive, Heyd Fontenot, Jeff Gibbons, Susan K. Grant, Billy Hassell, Robert Jessup, Jules Buck Jones, Stephen Lapthisophon, Ted Larsen, Lance Letscher, Carrie Marill, Margaret Meehan, C. Meng, Steven Miller, Roberto Munguia, Fahamu Pecou, Justin Quinn, Susie Phillips, Maja Ruznic, Ludwig Schwarz, Anthony Sonnenberg, James Sullivan, W. Tucker and Reinhard Ziegler.
In addition to the Conduit artists participating, each artist will invite two artists of their choosing to create additional works. Those collaborations include: James Sullivan inviting Ryan Goolsby and Frances Bagley; Susie Phillips inviting Dan Phillips and Jackie Dunn Smith; Annabel Daou inviting Nadia Ayari and Sarah Anderson; W. Tucker inviting Shawn Smith and Beili Lui; Ted Larsen inviting Ben Dallas and Amy Ellingson and Susan Barnett inviting Mary Vernon and Michael O’Keefe, among many others.
The Exquisite Corpse exhibition will be available online for a preview, and a “Buy It Now” option August 13 through 15, followed by a sign up for appointments to come to the gallery, view the work and buy drawings, August 16 through 22. All drawings will be sent to buyers at the end of the exhibition.
For appointments to visit the gallery, please email [email protected] or call 214.939.0064.
EASL is a volunteer committee, founded in 1992, that seeks to raise and distribute funds to artists in need. EASL funds provide emergency financial assistance to visual artists and art professionals throughout North Texas during times of unforeseen medical emergency or dire temporary distress by awarding monetary grants. EASL also helps artists negotiate their medical bills. To date, EASL has dispersed over $300,000 in grants to North Texas artists. All funds are distributed confidentially, as EASL strives to maintain the artists’ anonymity and dignity. Contributed funds are held for distribution by the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., Dallas, Texas. For more information about EASL, visit their website at www.easl.us.
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