Joseph Glasco, Untitled, 1993 (detail), acrylic and collage on canvas, 84 x 60 1/2 inches. Will be shown at Talley Dunn Gallery this weekend.

5 Art Picks For Your Weekend

Two galleries are offering end of summer print sales, while Talley Dunn mounts a show dedicated to two legendary local collectors.

A Conversation on Mediation, Reproduction, and the Sexual Engagement of Art: the work of Jessica Dickinson, Frances Stark, and Shinro Ohtake — talk by John Pomara at The Warehouse — August 21, 6-7:30 p.m. 14105 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75244.

The Warehouse, Howard Rachofsky’s private museum near the bustling Galleria district of midtown Dallas-Fort Metropl*x, hosts a quiet, though well-considered program of tours and talks. This latest one will feature artist John Pomara and will take its cue from work in the latest installation at the museum.

 

PRINTS! PRINTS! PRINTS! at Cohn Drennan Contemporary — August 22, 6-11 p.m. 4118 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Dallas Prints! at Ro2 Art Downtown — August 22, 7-10 p.m. 11o N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201.

I expect things to get a little more exciting around here art wise beginning next week, but as we’re finishing out the summer doldrums, here’s an opportunity to score some art for your walls. In partnership with Iron Frog Press, Ro2 will feature an invitational exhibition of prints by more than 20 Dallas artists. The show is complimented by a second exhibition just up the road at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, which will feature printed  work by David Diaz, Erica Guajardo, Gary Joe Uribe, Seth Victorious, Syd Webb and Adam Palmer. 

 

Selections from the Legendary Collection of Sonny Burt and Bob Butler at Talley Dunn Gallery — August 23, 6-8 p.m. 5020 Tracy St. Dallas, Texas  75205.

Speaking of collectors, Talley Dunn is mounting an exhibition of the collection of the late-Sonny Burt and Bob Butler, Dallas’ own version Herb and Dorothy. The collecting couple began collecting modestly more than a half century ago (purchasing an Alexander Calder paper piece in 1951 for $75 — !!!), and became long time supporters of Texas artists. Some of the highlights from the collection include works by Christo, Jenny Holzer, and Julian Schnabel.

 

Satellites by Christopher Blay at CentralTrak — August 22, 8-10 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

I threw a little tissy fit last week about performance art in Dallas, though it is worth noting one artist-performer, Christopher Blay, whose work continually manages to be provocative, humorous, and necessary. Blay becomes an uneasy, awkward subject in much of his work, like his Deep Ellum Windows piece from earlier this year in which the artist sealed himself off from the audience in a make-shift, scrap-built “space station” installed in an otherwise empty room strewn with participatory video installations. The artist, who is currently based at CentralTrak, will present another of his installations which seek to address this idea of the artist alienated from his alienated audience.

 

Here are all of the openings:

THURSDAY

Artpocalypse at Kettle Art — August 21, 7-10 p.m. 2650-B Main St. Dallas, TX 75226.

A Conversation on Mediation, Reproduction, and the Sexual Engagement of Art: the work of Jessica Dickinson, Frances Stark, and Shinro Ohtake — talk by John Pomara at The Warehouse — August 21, 6-7:30 p.m. 14105 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75244.

 

FRIDAY

PRINTS! PRINTS! PRINTS! at Cohn Drennan Contemporary — August 22, 6-11 p.m. 4118 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Dallas Prints! at Ro2 Art Downtown — August 22, 7-10 p.m. 11o N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201.

SATURDAY

“Split Seconds” by Twyla Bloxham, Devyn Gaudet, Ronit Ilan, Eric Keig, Cynthia Miller, Robin Myrick, Danielle Georgiou and Hillary Holsonback, at the Bath House Cultural Center – August 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, Tx 75218.

Selections from the Legendary Collection of Sonny Burt and Bob Butler at Talley Dunn Gallery — August 23, 6-8 p.m. 5020 Tracy St. Dallas, Texas  75205.

Satellites by Christopher Blay at CentralTrak — August 22, 8-10 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

 

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