5 Art Openings for Your Weekend

The French artist Loris Greaud returns to town for the next installment in his Unplayed Notes Museum project that generated a bit of controversy earlier in the year.

Replay – Time Machine by Loris Greaud at CentralTrakNov. 5, 7 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

In case you need to be reminded, the last time French artist Loris Greaud came through town, he had his exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary trashed by a troupe of pretend protesters/miscreants, and then trolled the Dallas Observer‘s Lauren Smart after she wrote not nice things about his stunt. That set a small art world brush fire that, in hindsight, was rather quickly contained. Now Greaud is back for what is being presented as the next chapter of his Dallas Contemporary project. The event at CentralTrak will be live streaming on the web, and you can get a taste for what might be in store by watching this video.

 

Andrea Rosenberg: New Drawings at Barry Whistler GalleryNov. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. 2909-B Canton St. Dallas, TX 75226.

The unfinished forms of flowers offer Andrea Rosenberg a recurring motif that organizes her interest in the evocative power gesture and mark making. Often monochromatic, or splattered with color, the simplicity of her drawings belies a subtle working of materials — from gesso to crayon, oil stick to watercolors — that amplify quietude and emphasize the ephemeral, faulty powers of art and beauty.

 

 

Lorem Ipsum at Pollock Gallery — Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. 3140 Dyer St. Dallas, TX 75205.

While I’m somewhat suspect of an exhibition that bills itself as a game played by curators attempting to “creating a running commentary about what it is to be a curator at this point in time” — is there a duller problem in contemporary art than the ongoing fretting and fixation on the power of the curator? — organizers of this exhibition at SMU’s Pollock Gallery have assembled a solid cross section of artists active locally right now. And so whether the curatorial antics are enlightening or distracting, the exhibition will be a curious one to follow through its many stages

 

 

John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs at The Wilcox SpaceNov. 7, 6-8 p.m. 824 Exposition Ave. no. 9 Dallas, TX 75226.

Dallas best unknown gallery may be the tiny Wilcox Space, the former studio and apartment of the late-John Wilcox that has been preserved in tribute of the artist, offering regular retrospective exhibitions of his work. Often inviting area curators to dive through Wilcox’s oeuvre and re-present his work in a new context, for this installation, Sarah Koszlowski, Assistant Director of the. Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Benjamin Lima, Assistant Professor Art and Art History at University of Texas at Arlington, have focused in on Wilcox’s use of diptychs and polyptychs as a recurring method for organizing artist explorations across a broader range of materials and subjects.

 

WoC/Qtoc Art Show + Open Mic at Ash StudiosNov. 7, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 3203 Ash Ln. Dallas, TX 75226.

Spoken word and performances — as well as an open mic — complement this large exhibition offering a space for “women/men/non-binary/queer ppl of color and allies.” So, foes of Dallas’ most vital and welcoming art space, please steer clear. Friends: bring cash and zines to swap.

 

There’s plenty more going on, including the latest members’ show at 500x. Here are all the openings:

THURSDAY

Young Nights at Circuit 12 Contemporary — Nov. 5, 6 p.m. 1811 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Haints, Saints, and Spirits of the South: Artist Talk at Eastfield College – H100 Gallery – Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m. 3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite, TX 75150.

Lecture Series: Asian Art 101 at Crow Collection — Nov. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. 2010 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201.

Replay – Time Machine by Loris Greaud at CentralTrak — Nov. 5, 7 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

The Instigators at Kettle Art — Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m. 2650 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226.

SATURDAY

Gisa Elwazir: My Momentary Perception of the Wonder and Beauty to be Alive in the World at Haley-Henman Gallery — Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. 422 Singleton Blvd. Dallas, TX 75212.

Andrea Rosenberg: New Drawings at Barry Whistler Gallery — Nov. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. 2909-B Canton St. Dallas, TX 75226.

Lorem Ipsum at Pollock Gallery — Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. 3140 Dyer St. Dallas, TX 75205.

John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs at The Wilcox Space — Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m. 824 Exposition Ave. no. 9 Dallas, TX 75226.

Kate Colin & Kasten Searles: Twin Terra | November Member’s Show at 500x Gallery — Nov. 7, 7-10 p.m. 500 Exposition Blvd. Dallas, TX 75226.

WoC/Qtoc Art Show + Open Mic at Ash Studios — Nov. 7, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 3203 Ash Ln. Dallas, TX 75226.

Comments

  • Lauren

    My understanding is Loris won’t actually be here.

  • Lauren

    Also, it’s interesting to me that the Dallas Contemporary won’t let him use the institution’s name in association with the exhibit anymore.

  • Rosebud

    Lauren Smart…Lauren Liz Smart…

    As
    a great investigation journalist, you always give inspiring reports,
    trying to cover events that you haven’t attended, spreading an amazing
    disinformation in your own city.

    Loris Greaud was in the audience yesterday during the great “Replay-Time Machine” Dr Dufour reactivation.

    Please
    find below a useful link which will you will probably find interesting
    concerning your conspiracy theory with the museum and Greaud:
    https://vimeo.com/144862150

    If
    only you were there last night – if only you had come to the show and
    opening last year (!) – you would probably understand better what it is
    all about.

    Professionally and aesthetically yours