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5 Art Events For Your Weekend

For the most elusive and intriguing show of the weekend, Beefhaus presents a trio of anonymous digital distruptors.

Visting Artist Lecture Series: Emily Jacir at O’Donnell Hall, SMUMarch 25, 6:30 p.m. 6101 Bishop Dallas, TX 75205.

Palestinian-American artist Emily Jacir utilizes a broad range of mediums and approaches — including film, photography, installation, video, text, and ephemera — to represent or reconstruct historical narratives, often involving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and blending personal and collective memories. Jacir has also been influential in building up the art scene in Ramallah, has curated several touring programs of Palestinian film, and received the Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 2008. She will speak about her work and practice at SMU.

 

#mtvredefine2015 // OPENING NIGHT PARTY at The Goss-Michael FoundationMarch 27, 6:30 p.m. 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207.

The kick-off of MTV ReDefine means that the April art season is already upon us, the time of the year in Dallas when art is served alongside Gucci-sponsored “Lip Bars,” the Joule’s name is stamped on every square-shaped piece of paper mailed within a 15-mile radius of Tasset’s eye, and our home-grown supermodels break out their memory sticks and spin tunes at high-dollar-entry parties. And that’s not me being snarky, seriously. I’m ready for our annual Art Forum snapshot, in which parachuted-in art society writers wonder where all the artists are hiding in Dallas. Can’t wait. Cin cin!

 

 

A Flexible Arrangement at Gray MattersMarch 28, 6-9 p.m. 113 N. Haskel Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

Did you hear? March is Okay Mountain month. But don’t worry if you don’t feel like driving back to Austin again this month. Okay Mountain Man Nathan Green has curated an exhibition featuring fellow Okay Mountain Men Sterling Allen and Josh Rios, as well as a few other affable folk. The show presents a number of artists whose work explores the photographic image in our image-saturated, 21st century digital moment. 

 

Domingo Zapata at LAB ARTMarch 28, 7-10 p.m. 315 Cole St. Ste. 120 Dallas, TX 75207.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the past year, L.A.’s Lab Art opened a satellite location in the Design District. The self-styled “largest art gallery in the nation dedicated to street art” is overseen by former fashion designer Iskander Lemseffer, and it likes to describe its artists as “notorious” and “celebrity favorites.” You can certainly slap both those labels on Spanish-born artist Domingo Zapata. Zapata is notorious for being Lindsey Lohan’s alleged “enabler” or “married lover” or “sugar daddy.” More notorious street cred: Lohan allegedly hit a pedestrian with Zapata’s Porsche; he carouses with Scarlet Johansson; he practices bullfighting as a hobby; his paintings hang in what I assume is the perpetual real life Wolf of Wall Street reenactment that is otherwise known as Leonardo DiCaprio’s living room; and he once took Polaroids of Lohan and sold them for $100,000. In other words, even if you can buy his schlock paintings of cigar-smoking rhinoceroses off Pinterest, he’s one of those people who exists to remind us all that we chose the wrong line of work. (Note: RSVP required for the opening. See you there.)

 

The Whyte Window / Black Mirror / Black Burka Art Show at BeefhausMarch 28, 8-11 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

The most elusive and intriguing show of the weekend, Beefhaus presents a trio of assumed artistic personae – Whyte Window, Black Mirror, and Black Burka Art Show — for an in-the-flesh exhibition of work that has primarily been created for digital consumption. The trio are self-styled digital disruptors who “use and abuse video blogs, experimental video, live performances, Google Translate, digital collage, poetry, Tumblr, language, volunteers, a massive amount of dating websites, numerous blogs, opera, photography and every aspect of Facebook.” Or, put more succinctly, they’re kind of like internet trolls, only artistically minded ones. This exhibition brings together four years’ of online experimentation, and there will be a Facebook feed running concurrent to the show that attendees are encouraged to keep an eye on.

Here are all of the openings:

WEDNESDAY

Visting Artist Lecture Series: Emily Jacir at O’Donnell Hall, SMU — March 25, 6:30 p.m. 6101 Bishop Dallas, TX 75205.

 

THURSDAY

Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture at Dallas Center for Architecture — March 26, 4 p.m. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75201.

Tête-à-Tête: A Conversation between Reinhold Engberding and K. Yoland at CentralTrak — March 26, 7 p.m. 800 Exposition Blvd. Dallas, TX 75226.

 

FRIDAY

#mtvredefine2015 // OPENING NIGHT PARTY at The Goss-Michael Foundation — March 27, 6:30 p.m. 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207.

Jeremy McKane – Closing Show at View Market — March 27, 2251 Vantage St. Ste. 300 Dallas, TX 75207.

 

SATURDAY

Gallery Talk by Earlie Hudnall & Phillip Collins at PDNB — March 28, 2 p.m.

Nicholas Wood: Recent Works: Drawings/Sculptural Objects at William Campbell Contemporary Art — March 28, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 4935 Byers Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Sight/Unseen: The Works of Elle Schuster + Carmen Menza at Mod Artists Gallery — March 28, 5-8 p.m. 2514 Converse Dallas, TX 75207.

A Flexible Arrangement at Gray Matters — March 28, 6-9 p.m. 113 N. Haskel Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

Matthew Brinston: A Battle, A Transformation at Mokah Art Gallery — March 28, 6-9 p.m. 2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Domingo Zapata at LAB ART — March 28, 7-10 p.m. 315 Cole St. Ste. 120 Dallas, TX 75207.

The Whyte Window / Black Mirror / Black Burka Art Show at Beefhaus — March 28, 8-11 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

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