Work by Tom Orr. Opens Saturday at Barry Whistler Gallery

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5 Art Events for Your Weekend

Tom Orr's latest fills Barry Whistler, the Safe Room goes back in time, Circuit 12's hot young talent, and more art for your weekend gallery jaunt.

Trans.lation Fall Celebration Highlighting Ethiopian New Year at Trans.lation Vickery MeadowSept. 10, 4-8 p.m. 8361 Park Ln. Dallas, TX 75231.

The socially engaged artwork that started out as a Nasher commission of artist Rick Lowe has new life of late thanks to new project manager Carol Zou. For more on Zou, check out Alaena Hostetter’s piece on diversity in Dallas arts.

 

Elliott Erwitt at PDNB GallerySept. 12, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon St. Ste. 103, Dallas, TX 75207.

The great 20th century photographer, who receives a survey show at PDNB, was a master of balance and tone, but is most notable for his quick reflexes and knack for finding moments of absurdity, surprise, and unintended humor. His photos, taken at a time when images were less ubiquitous and disposable, are flush with the unbearable lightness of the fleeting moment.

 

Tightrope by Tom Orr at Barry Whistler Gallery Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 2909 Canton St. #B Dallas, TX 75226.

Tom Orr’s latest exhibition will consist of two installations, each filling the two rooms of the gallery. Prepare yourself for Orr’s always titillating explorations of form and abstraction by way of optical trickery.

 

The Story with no Ending at Circuit 12 Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. 1811 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207.

This exhibition brings Quebec-based artist Simon Bilodeau to town. Bilodeau is a painter who creates monochromatic installations that often deconstruct monumental forms or create micro environments. The work explores the object in consumeristic culture, fusing high-and-low cultural idioms and working through a variety of art historical traditions.

 

Erica Stephens: Southern Vanitas at The Safe Room at the Texas TheatreSept. 12, 7-10 p.m. 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, TX 75208.

Erica Stephens is turning the tiny Safe Room gallery into a makeshift photo studio masquerading as the setting of a 16th century atelier. Visitors will participate in sitting for still life portraits of themselves, which will be documented on instant photo and hung in the space for the duration of the show. If you want to participate, bring an object or item of personal or sentimental value to accompany you in the shot. Five bucks will get you a copy of your photo.

 

Plenty of art out there to see this weekend. Here are all the openings:

THURSDAY

Trans.lation Fall Celebration Highlighting Ethiopian New Year at Trans.lation Vickery Meadow — Sept. 10, 4-8 p.m. 8361 Park Ln. Dallas, TX 75231.

Observed: Paho Mann at Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus — Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. 2100 Southeast Pkwy. Arlington, TX 76018.

Echoes of Havana – Rolando Diaz at Wall Gallery — Sept. 10, 6-10 p.m. 1529 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

FRIDAY

Michael Wynne | the shabby years at RE Gallery — Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m. 1717 Gould St. Dallas, TX 75215.

Material Transformation: Brittany Ransom and Marilyn Waligore at Haggerty Gallery — Sept. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062.

SATURDAY

Cecil Touchon | Beyond Words at William Campbell Contemporary Art — Sept. 12, 12-9 p.m. 4935 Byers Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Elliott Erwitt at PDNB Gallery — Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon St. Ste. 103, Dallas, TX 75207.

3 Dallas Artists: Thom Jackson, Susan Sales, and Marla Ziegler at Craighead Green Gallery — Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m. 1011 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Set Me Free: Johannes Boekhoudt at Mary Tomas Gallery — Sept. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1110 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Tightrope by Tom Orr at Barry Whistler Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 2909 Canton St. #B Dallas, TX 75226.

Rendition: Matthew Cusick at Holly Johnson Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 1845 Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207.

A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies at Pollock Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 3140 Dyer St. Dallas, TX 75205.

First Anniversary Group Show at Mod Artists Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. 2514 Converse Dallas, TX 75207.

Just the Two of Us — Shannon Cannings | William Cannings at Cris Worley Fine Arts — Sept. 6-8 p.m. 1845 Levee St. #110 Dallas, TX 75207.

Ad Infinitum Solo Show featuring Jessica Drenk at Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas — Sept. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Erika Blumenfeld: Light of the Midnight Sun Artist Talk at Zhulong Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. 1302 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

The Story with no Ending at Circuit 12 — Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. 1811 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Diedrick Brackens, Robert Barsamian & Anthony Sonnenberg at Conduit Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 1626 Hi Line Dr. Ste. C, Dallas, TX 75207.

Matthew Cusick: Rendition at Holly Johnson Gallery — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. 1845 Levee St. #100 Dallas, TX 75207.

Erica Stephens: Southern Vanitas at The Safe Room at the Texas Theatre — Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, TX 75208.

Late Night at LuminArte Gallery — Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. 1727 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207.

SUNDAY

CHAOS!! Closing Reception at Ro2 Art — Sept. 13, 3-6 p.m. 110 N. Akard Dallas, TX 75201.

 

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