Where You Can Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers at a Social Art Project

With all the traveling, families, gorging, football, and other distractions bearing down on the latter end of this week, it would seem an inopportune time to open an art show. Perhaps this week is better suited to catching up on museum exhibitions or heading out to see the new  Renzo Piano Pavilion in Fort Worth. But there are a few brave souls out there who are staging events this week, and here they are:

Dress Rehearsal by the Homecoming! Committee at And X — November 26, 7 p.m. 511 Locke street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

The Fort Worth-based collective has been holed up in And X for a few weeks, scheming performances, actions, antics, and other frivolities from the cozy comfort of a hot tub (which may or may not actually be hot). Today’s event is a staged rehearsal featuring interactive scenarios that ensnare visitors in their always situationalist-inspired art foolery. You’ll be able to watch a live stream of the goings on here.

untitled [New Paintings by Eli Walker] at RE Gallery — November 29: 7-9 p.m. 1717 Gould Street, Dallas, Texas 75215.

This is the closing reception for Walker’s show at Wanda Dye’s Cedars space. Read about the show on Glasstire. An excerpt:

The pieces at RE Gallery and Studio are not about words but sincerity and the physical experience of encounter. Giving language to his work after cajoling, Walker calls untitled [kentucky lake 1]and untitled [kentucky lake 2] “landscapes.” Bent surfaces with tape-lined and gestural marks in 1980s colors (mauve, blue, and silver), they are somewhere between de-wheeled longboards and weathered planks. The two pieces suggest landscapes only in their bowed curvature. They seem to incarnate Greenbergian abstraction and flatness. Carefully constructed curved canvases, with wide tops and narrow edges, as bearers of  “objecthood” they are part of a formal enterprise that includes the painted objects of Ellsworth Kelly and the early works of Frank Stella.

Extended Market: Friendsgiving Potluck at Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow — November 29: 7-10 p.m. 6327 Ridgecrest Rd, Dallas, Texas.

You have to hand it to the organizers behind the Rick Lowe-originated social art project Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow. No one said it was going to be easy to bring a community together, but the group has faced their fair share of obstacles, from construction delays, to renegade fences, to inclement weather. After last weekend’s second installment of the outdoor market that is the centerpiece of the project was foiled by rain, the crew will be out on the day after Thanksgiving hosting a potluck. If you want to know what Burmese eat for American Thanksgiving, head over for the leftovers.