Cue the beautiful weather. In the midst of unnaturally lovely weather in Dallas, a plethora of great art, fashion, and music events are not to be missed! So get outside during the day and enjoy this weather, but spend your nights here. From a wide lineup of art openings, to a high-energy show you can rock out to, and a massive fashion showcase, this is one weekend you won't be bored.
NOT PHOTOGRAPHY AT ERIN CLULEY GALLERY
Six artists are brought together to ask you this question: Is this photography or not? In today's world, technology and access to cameras has made it possible for anyone to become an amateur photographer. These artists are challenging that notion by evolving the photographic process into something sophisticated and multifaceted. This exhibition features works that embody a shift from traditional processes into something more than photography. Expect to see unconventional treatment and presentation by the six artists featured:
CHIVAS CLEM – Paris, Texas
ADRIÁN FERNÁNDEZ – Havana, Cuba
HILLARY HOLSONBACK – Dallas, Texas
EMILY PEACOCK– Houston, Texas
KEVIN TODORA – Dallas, Texas
JASON WILLAFORD – Dallas, Texas
See it Saturday February 20th, 2016 at 414 Fabrication Street. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artists from 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibition has been organized by Erin Cluley Gallery and will be accompanied by an essay written by Dallas-based curator/writer Danielle Avram.
Kasumi Chow & Desiree Espada: truly, madly portfolio release AT THE PUBLIC TRUST
The Public Trust is pleased to announce the release of this portfolio by artists Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada. The works will be hung within domestic, mid-century settings curated by Collage 20th Century Classics.
Produced in a signed edition of 50, the portfolio features 12 photographs collaboratively produced by the artists from the series truly, madly. The prints measure 12.5 x 12.5 in with a 11.5 x 11.5 in. image area and are vibrantly printed with archival inks on heavy matte paper. The prints are housed in a box with a laser etched edition plate on the lid.
See it at The Public Trust on Saturday from 6-9pm. Pre-order portfolio here.
Tsibi Geva, Catherine Howe & Stephen Lapthisophon AT CONDUIT GALLERY
Conduit Gallery presents three solo shows from diverse artists around the world: Tsibi Geva, Catherine Howe, and Stephen Lapthisophon.
Multi layered surfaces and earth tones combine to create distinct yet abstract canvasses by Tsibi Geva. Sharp contrasts of gestural brushstrokes of light and dark are reminiscent of Tsibi's time in Israel.
“I believe the political tension resonates with the formalistic one—and this tension should remain unresolved. Different levels of interpretation—the subjective/psychological, the political, and the aesthetic—coexist. I believe these three registers supplement and dialectically reflect one another.” -Geva
Catherine Howe experiments with fluid representations of vases and still life, bringing reflective qualities to her subjects. Inspired by Dutch Baroque paintings, Howe focuses on the objects and the decorative, paintings about paintings.
With the end of his installation at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Stephen Lapthisophon's works on paper from the same period are being featured at this exhibition. A maestro of mixed media, Lapthisophon combines found materials like newspapers with ink and gesso to produce poetic improvisations that capture and linger in fleeting moments.
See it at Conduit Gallery this Saturday 6-8pm.
THE ART OF THE POP PORTRAIT AT LEVEL GALLERY
Get your pop art on! Level Gallery features the work of Jim Evans paired with Richard Duardo and Dakota Pratt. Evans is known for his original concert posters and brilliant album art, embraced the massive canonization of celebrity as an experiment in artistic fetishization. A giant pop culture party, the 1980s made way for movements like Graffiti, Neo-Geo, NeoPop, Punk, Nu Wave, No Wave and Memphis. Previous notions of color and design rules were destroyed, opening the way for new modernism.
See it at Level Gallery Saturday from 6-9pm!
HOT & WET AT CIRCUIT 12
Circuit 12 brings the HOT & WET Houston artists to the big D, including Bill Willis, Bradley Kerl, Alika Herreshoff, Lane Hagood, Angel Oloshove, Katy Heinlein, Heath West, Jonathan Ryan Storm, Dylan Roberts, and Guillaume Gelot.
See it at Circuit 12 this Saturday from 6-10pm.
JIBE, THE ORANGE, BIG STORY, DARK AVENUE AT TREES DALLAS
Time to ROCK N ROLL. Trees Dallas brings JIBE and The Orange to the stage Saturday night. Following JIBE's notorious 11-year breakup and their reunion show sold out in less than 10 hours, you know this is going to be good. The Orange is a neo-psychedelic rock band from Dallas with one of the craziest live shows I've ever seen. Their frontman, Scott Tucker, never fails to get the crowd pumped, so be ready to dance. With a few of their songs from their newest album gracing radio waves all over the world, they're about to blow up.
See them Saturday at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets $15.
THE PIN SHOW AT THE BOMB FACTORY
Check out upcoming designers with a crazy lineup of musical talent to match! The Pin Show has been featuring independent small batch designers since founded in 2009 by Rachel Nichelson and Julie McCullough. The Pin Show gives regional boutiques and buyers an opportunity to view independent lines during one showcase as well as meet with designers and discuss future business opportunities. In addition, guests will have a unique fashion experience that is generally reserved for high-end designers and their clientele. With over 1500 attendees and a killer music lineup, the Bomb Factory is the perfect host. Musical guests include ZHORA, Sam Lao, Wonnie Heart, Edward Ruiz, Rat Rios, LEV, and Dezi 5. If you get hungry, the Easy Slider Truck will be on hand to satisfy your craving for delicious burgers.
See is Saturday at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.
Have fun this weekend and be safe!
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