From openings at the Power Station and the Dallas Contemporary to shows at Beefhaus, the Shamrock Studios, and Culture Hole, for an art lover there’s no better week in this city for art ogling than the week of the Dallas Art Fair. For a full run down on art fair activities, go here. But here are a few highlights:
Tour the collections
Every year Dallas’ top tier collectors open their homes and warehouses for art fair visitors. Deedie Rose’s Highland Park PumpHouse, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky’s Warehouse, the Cowboys Stadium art, and the Karpidas Collection in the Design District will all be open to art fair attendees with the right pass and reservations.
Southern Yard Shows
Art Fair co-founder Chris Byrne is also a respected curator of so-called “outsider,” folk, or vernacular artists, for which there has been growing academic and market interest in the mainstream art world in recent years. On Saturday from 12-1 p.m., Bill Arnett, founder of the Atlanta-based Souls Grow Deep Foundation will speak about documenting and preserving the work of Southern African American vernacular artists, as well as his books and exhibitions featuring some of these artists.
Art Market Distruptors
Forgive my employment of that rather irritating silicon valley buzzword, but “disruptor” is a useful way to loop together the biographies of the art world personalities the Nasher is featuring in its impressive panel called “Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates: The New Art World.” Each in their own way, Stefan Simchowitz, Amy Cappellazo, Paul Schimmel are challenging art market norms and changing the way art and culture is disseminated, critiqued, experienced, bought, and sold. Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, is the perfect moderator for the discussion. 2:00 p.m. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201
And here are all the openings:
Tuff Love by Karl Holmqvist at The Power Station — April 13, 6-9 p.m. 3816 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.
Dropout Panel at Site 131 — April 13, 7-9 p.m. 131 Payne St. Dallas, TX 75207.
Paula Crown: Bearings Down at Goss-Michael Foundation — April 16, 5-7 p.m. 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207.
MFA show reception at UTA Fine Art Building Gallery — Apr. 15, 6 p.m. 502 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76019.
Dan Colen | Helmut Lang | Paola Pivi at Dallas Contemporary — Apr. 15, 7-10 p.m. 161 Glass St. Dallas, TX 75207.
L’Attico by Jesse Morgan Barnett at Culture Hole — April 15, 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. 3816 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.
Fashion/MODA Fashion at Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow — April 16, 11 a.m. 8361 Park Ln. Dallas, TX 75231.
Performance: Andy Davis, Watergrass at Pollock Gallery — April 16, 3:30 p.m. 3140 Dyer St. Dallas, TX 75205.
Reading: David Searcy (Shame and Wonder, 2016) at The Reading Room — April 16, 5 p.m. 3715 Parry Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.
NAKED MEMORIES at JM Gallery — April 16, 5-8 p.m. 1722 Routh St. #106 Dallas, TX 75201.
Texture Grand Opening at Texture — April 16, 6-10 p.m. 13331 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75240.
Minishots at Shamrock Hotel Studios — April 16, 6-9 p.m. 4312 1/2 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226.
Misbehaving by Erin Stafford at Kirk Hopper Fine Art — April 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 3008 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75226.
Soliloquy: Artist Reception at The Public Trust — April 16, 7-9:30 p.m. 2271 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.
Lynne Harlow: Hey Sunshine at Liliana Bloch Gallery — April 16, 7-9:30 p.m. 2271 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.
LTD: Recent Work by Travis LaMothe at Beefhaus — April 16, 7-10 p.m. 833 Exposition Blvd. Dallas, TX 75226
Dallas Arts Week Party at Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas — April 16, 7-9 p.m. 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.
The Meat of the Nut at Shotgun — April 16, 8 p.m. 1717 Gould St. Dallas, TX 75215.