This Week’s Visual Art, Oct 11-14: Gallery Openings, News, And Reviews

It’s a busy weekend with another round of Design District openings, a number of good lectures, and a new exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art that promises to turn the museum’s galleries into your college girlfriend’s dorm room. Here are some picks:

“The Anxiety of Influence” a “Spin Off” lecture at the McKinney Ave. Contemporary with Michael Corris, Nicole Stewart and Karen Weiner, moderated by Greg Thompson – October 11, 6-7 p.m. 3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204.

Up until this week, the MAC’s series of panel discussions have tackled practical matters for artist (MFAs, residencies). Now they take a cut at some of the meat on the bone, that delicate dance between influence and inspiration.

Next Topic: CentralTrak’s artist talk series featuring Frank Dufour and Thomas Riccio at CentralTrak – October 11 at 7 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

CentralTrak’s new series of artist talks kicks-off with the pair of UTD professors who have collaborated for the project currently installed in the residency gallery. Click the link above for a full line-up of upcoming lectures.

“Monstrous Coupling” by Mike Morris and Nick Barbee and Kevin Todora, Rebecca Carter and Michael Blair, Morcehshin Allahyari and Richie Budd, and Brian Fridge, at the Visual Art Building of the University of Texas at Dallas – October 12 : 6:30-8:30 p.m. 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Tx 75080.

Monstrous is a funny word. Maybe it promises a shock, or perhaps something frightening, or grotesque, or wretched. But from the list of artists lined up for this exhibition curated by Adam Amato, there looks both grit and grace. Will pairings disarm, dislodge, disgrace?

The Artist’s Eye: Adam Silverman at the Kimbell Art MuseumOctober 13: 11 a.m. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Los Angeles-based artist Adam Silverman is back in town, now that his ceramic pieces created from excavated earth from the site of the Kimbell’s expansion have been installed alongside the museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition (you can read more about Silverman’s project here). The artist will be speaking about the project and his love for Louis Kahn’s Kimbell on Saturday.

Nasher 360: Artists, Critics, Curators with Cathrine Craft, Curator and Auther at the Nasher Sculpture Center – October 13, 1 p.m. 2001 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201.

The Nasher’s adjunct assistant curator for research and exhibitions has a new book out entitled An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism: 

Drawing on an array of previously unpublished material, Craft reveals Neo-Dada to be a complex phenomenon arising from concerns about viewers, originality and artists’ debts to the past and one another. Tracing the activities of artists such as Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman and Jackson Pollock alongside Marcel Duchamp’s renewed embrace of Dada in the late 1940s, Craft explores the challenges facing artists trying to work in the wake of a destructive world war and the paintings, objects, writings and installations that resulted from their efforts.

“Hounds Of Love” by Raychael Stine, at the Marty Walker Gallery – October 13; 2135 Farrington Street, Dallas, Tx 75207.

From the release:

Stine expresses her keen awareness of sentiment, light, and space while introducing flowers alongside her signature portraits of dogs to use brushstroke, color, and contradiction to mystify definitive answers and invoke a sardonic alter ego.

“Double’s Trouble” by Jennie Ottinger, “The Hundred-Handed Ones” by Jules Buck Jones, and “Cosmopolitanism” by Benjamin Lima, at the Conduit Gallery – October 13: 6-8 p.m. 1626 Hi Line Drive, #C, Dallas, Tx 75207.

One highlight of this show, a video program curated by Ben Lima that brings together a number of artists who share the common experience of working in multiple cultural contexts and urban environments, fusing hyper-global and hyper-local sensibilities in way that seems very much at home in our increasingly urbanized planet.

“EVEN FLOW” by James Roper, Patrick Martinez and Aaron De La Cruz, at the Circuit12 Contemporary – October 13: 6-10 p.m. 1130 Dragon Street, #150, Dallas, Tx 75207.

While I wasn’t very excited about the last show at Circuit 12, the exhibit did show admirable curatorial intent, particularly in the way each artist’s work engaged with the others in the show. That kind of front-and-center dialogue is also part of the intent for EVEN FLOW, says participating artist Patrick Martinez says:

It’s sort of like speaking to a friend you’ve known for years, you can speak honestly to them, there is no filter, and everything that comes from your mouth flows like water. That’s what the title is about.

“Transitions/Displacements” by Ledelle Moe, and “Tea For The Tillerman” by Vince Jones, at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art – October 13 : 6:30-8:30 p.m. 3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Tx 75226.

I’m very intrigued by the images of Ledelle Moe’s haunting, concrete funerary sculptures, which seem simultaneously monumental and deferential. If you have an extra hour or so, here’s the artist lecturing at Boston University. The intro to the video offers some quick background on Moe, but definitely watch through to where she describes her work with the Flat Gallery, an “off-the-cuff” conceptual/performance space she started with friends while an undergraduate in Durban, South Africa:

“Architect: A Chamber Opera” Film screening at the Kimbell Art Museum – October 14, 2:30 p.m. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107.

An opera about architecture, with a mashup of created and found sounds. This film sounds a little effusive, but I’m certainly intrigued. From the write-up:

Inspired by the iconic buildings and life story of architect Louis I. Kahn (1901–74), this recently released operatic production is a meditation on creativity and the inner life of the creator. It combines an original libretto (Jenny Kallick), electroacoustic music interwoven with captured “architectural” sounds (Kallick and John Downey), instrumental and vocal music (Lewis Spratlan), and a video comprised of photographs of Rome and Kahn’s architecture along with watercolors inspired by the architect’s buildings.


Here are the rest of the openings:

GIRLS by Charlie Brand, William Bacarella, Evita Cortez, and Emily Peacock at Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County Community College South – October 11: 6-8 p.m. 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119.

“Regents Professor Elmer Taylor: A Retrospective ‘Welcome to My World, 1972-2012’” by Elmer Taylor at UNT Art Gallery – Reception October 11, 5-7 p.m.

“Women of Importance” by Jessica Jesse at the Meadows Museum of Southern Methodist University – October 12 from 6-8 p.m.

2012 Creative Time Summit Webcast: Confronting Inequity at Owens Fine Arts Center 1190 – October 12: 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. SMU Meadows School of the Arts, 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX 75275.

CADD Art Bus Tour featuring Galleri Urbane, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, The Public Trust, the home and collection of Alan Kagan, and a studio visit with Carlos Donjuan. October 13.

“Jim Public’s Truck Presents ‘BUMP’” at ArtsGoggle 2012—Octotber 13, 4-10 p.m. Parked on Daggett Ave. at Bryan St. in Fort Worth, TX.

“Take Me to the River” by Joan Belmar (Chile), John H. Brown (USA), David Carlson (USA), Eglon Daley (Jamaica), Richard Dana (USA), Victor Ekpuk (Nigeria), Ashraf Fouad (Egypt), Mansoora Hassan (Pakistan), Judy Jashinsky (USA), Ivana Panizzi (Brazil), Deidre Saunder (Zimbabwe), Patricia Secco (Brazil), Betsy Stewart (USA) and Andres Tremols (Cuba/USA), at the Cohn Drennan Contemporary – October 13 : 6-8 p.m. 1107 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207.
“Rich Bowman, Gregg Coker, and Winston Lee Mascarenhas” at the Craighead Green Gallery – October 13: 5-8 p.m. 1011 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207.

“Gradations” by David Fokos, at the Cris Worley Fine Arts – October 13 : 6-8 p.m. 1415 Slocum Street, #104, Dallas, Tx 75207.

“Texas – Bauhaus” at PDNB Gallery – October 13, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon St. Ste. 103, Dallas, TX 75207.

“Floating Island” by Mike Osborne, at the Holly Johnson Gallery – October 13: 6-8 p.m. 1411 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207.

“Looking For Heaven” by Pamela Burnley-Schol, and “Hang The Moon” by Billie Giese, at the Norwood Flynn Gallery – October 13: 6-8 p.m. 3318 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Tx 75235.

“Pride, Protest and the Plains” by Tim Glover, Scott Proctor, Tommy Gregory, Ed Wilson, Devon Moore, Megan Harrison, Vincent Valdez, Kyle Olson, Paul Kittelson, Jennings Sheffield, and Casey Arguelles Gregory, at Red Arrow Contemporary – October 13 : 6-9 p.m. 1130 Dragon Street, #110, Dallas, Tx 75207.

“RETRO-ACTIVE Collection” by Ray Phillips, at Samuel Lynne Galleries – October 13: 5-9 p.m. 1105 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207.

White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour – October 13/14

“Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries” at the Dallas Museum of Art – October 14-January 20. 1717 Harwood Ave., Dallas, TX 75201.

“Lass Blumen Sprechen (Let Flowers Speak)” by Hans J. Schnitzler,and “26th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)” by TX Honeybee Guild, Andrew Anderson, Karin Michele Anderson, Chandra Armstead, ARTners Group, Robin Bachtler Cushman, Rita Barnard, Apryl Begay, María Dolores Benitez, Angie Bolling, Lori Brennan, Gayla Burgess, Jan Byron, Kailyn Cano, Paul Carranza, Jim Clement, Brandy Collins, Rebecca Collins, Cynthia M. Daniel, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Jacque Forsher, Gale Gibbs, Karen Gray, Cynthia Green, Rebecca Guy, Melissa Hayes, Duke M. Horn, Sherry Houpt, Trent Koym, KeLaine Kvale, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Barbara Lee, Rachel E. Lord, Leticia Magaña, Yoanna Martell, Mary “Strange Blossom” Morris, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Melia Newman, Linda Noland, Julie Owen, Kelly Pevehouse, Marie Pugh, Christina Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray, Janet Reynolds, Christina Sanchez, Kate Schatz, Alesia Shaw, Heather Shoulders, CeCe Skeith, Brandi Solomon, Madeleine Terry, Diane Torres, Steve Van Gelder, Marc Vargas, VET, Mark Walden, Tina Weger, Kathy Windrow, Kim Worthington, Guadalupe Zacarias, and Mayra V. Zamora, at the Bath House Cultural Center – October 14 : 5 -7 p.m. 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, Tx 75218.

Image: Raychael Stine, Psychopomp (Spectral Hound), 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 52 x 40 in.


  • Hey, hey, hey…Klimt’s “The Kiss” is no where to be seen in the Lautrec show. Therefore, it can’t look exactly like a girl’s dorm room.