Dorota Kozieradzka, “Rodzinne / Family Photography,” 2008

5 Art Openings For Your Weekend

This weekend Dallas will see the opening of two promising new galleries. Plus, new work at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 500x, and more.

EX-Y: Representations of Contemporary Masculinity at Cydonia Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. 167 Payne St. Dallas, TX 75207.

It’s the second big weekend of the fall arts season, and in addition to a number of new museum exhibitions (Genzken at the DMA, Heatherwick at the Nasher), we have two new galleries opening their doors. Cydonia is the brainchild of Hahn Ho, a Dallas native and Goldsmiths MFA, and the way she describes the program makes it sound like precisely the kind of gallery this city both lacks and sorely needs: a commercial space that is smart and rigorous with a program that stretches well beyond the region. The first exhibition will feature nine artists (Austin Eddy, Ryan Burghard, Alan and Michael Fleming, Paul Knight, Dorota Kozieradzka, Jan Mioduszewski, and John Douglas Powers) whose work deals with representations of masculinity. The gallery will also produce a catalog with an essay by Glasgow-based artist Sybren Renema.

 

“There’s not the Atlantic (There’s a disco ball between us)” by Wura-Natasha Ogunji and “Re-” by Carris Adams at the South Dallas Cultural Center — Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave. Dallas, TX 75210.

Two artists at the South Dallas Cultural Center offer work that deals with various aspects of cultural interference, mediation and translation. Drawings and video by Austin/Lagos-based artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji explore the gulf – both physical and cultural – between America and Africa. Dallas/Chicago-based artist Carris Adams dives into off-beat and quirky late night television commercials to look at how these low budget advertisements propagate stereotypical information that permeates into the private spheres of the home.

 

Estrellas by Rene Treviño at Erin Cluley Gallery — Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. 414 Fabrication, Dallas, TX 75212.

The second new gallery opening of the weekend will feature work by Rene Treviño, a Baltimore-based artist. Treviño will exhibit paintings and installations which draw from various Mexican and Aztec imagery to explore issues of race and sexual orientation, as well as the social contexts that affect and transform various symbolic and iconographic conduits of cultural meaning.

 

Cinder Blocks and Cherry Blossoms by Leigh Merrill at Lilliana Bloch Gallery — Sept. 13 6-8 p.m. 2919 Commerce St. Suite C Dallas, TX 75226.

Photographer Leigh Merrill approaches the world like something of a cross between an anthropologist and butterfly catcher. Her images, often of city streetscapes, capture settings that are mundane and unvarnished, though framed within an aesthetic that feels hyper formal, falsified, and extracted. Their subject is the built environment, yet they seem to relate to architecture in the same way that psychoanalysis relates to neuroscience. As a result, these urban landscapes express something both composite and idiosyncratic — found, but seemingly new.

 

Ripe Produce: A Member Show at 500 x — Sept. 13 7 p.m. 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

The oldest artist-run art space in Dallas, 500x, has a new look with a fresh crop of member artists, and so this exhibition promises a reintroduction to a space that was in need of a bit of a freshening up.

 

Here are all of the openings:

WEDNESDAY

Encounters: Luis Vidal Exhibition at the Dallas Center for Architecture — Sept. 10, 6 p.m. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. Dallas, TX 75201.

THURSDAY

State of the Arts at Dallas Museum of Art — Sept. 11, 7 p.m. 1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201.

The Sour Grapes Crew at Kettle Art — Sept. 11, 7-10 p.m. 2650-B Main St. Dallas, TX 75226.

FRIDAY

Decorazon 10th Anniversary — Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 2334 Valdina St. Dallas, TX 75207.

EX-Y: Representations of Contemporary Masculinity at Cydonia Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. 167 Payne St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Where are you From? at Pollock Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 3140 Dyer St. Dallas, TX 75205.

Paper Cuts by Pamela Nelson at Fairmont Dallas Hotel Gallery — Sept. 12 6-8 p.m. 1717 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201.

SATURDAY

The Business of Art: Public Art 101 at the McKinney Ave. Contemporary — Sept 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3120 McKinney Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75204.

“There’s not the Atlantic (There’s a disco ball between us)” by Wura-Natasha Ogunji and “Re-” by Carris Adams at the South Dallas Cultural Center — Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave. Dallas, TX 75210.

Chris Bingham at {neighborhood} — Sept. 13, 6-10 p.m. 411 N. Bishop Ave. Dallas, TX 75248.

Estrellas by Rene Trevino at Erin Cluley Gallery — Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. 414 Fabrication, Dallas, TX 75212.

Cinder Blocks and Cherry Blossoms by Leigh Merrill at Lilliana Bloch Gallery — Sept. 13 6-8 p.m. 2919 Commerce St. Suite C Dallas, TX 75226.

The Unconscious Mind by Benjamin Terry at RE Gallery — Sept. 13 6-8 p.m. 1717 Gould St. Dallas, TX 75215.

Say it Ain’t Southern at The Public Trust — Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m. 2919-C Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Confluence: New Videos by David Carlson at Cohn Drennan Contemporary — Sept. 13 6-9 p.m. 4118 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Luscious by Erica Stephens & Julon Pinkston at Ro2 Art — Sept. 13 7-10 p.m. 110 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201.

Ripe Produce: A Member Show at 500 x — Sept. 13 7 p.m. 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

Texas, It’s a Culture Thing at LuminArte Gallery — Sept. 13 7-10 p.m. 1727 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207

11:11 by Jeff Gibbons at Two Bronze Doors — Sept. 13 8-11 p.m. 5732 Richmond Ave. Dallas, TX 75206.

In the Shadows (Performance by Randall Garrett) at Kirk Hopper Fine Art — Sept. 13 8-9 p.m. 3008 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.

 

 

 

 

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