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Contemporary Tapestries at the Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery

Alchemical Lyon II by William Wiley, 2007

Alchemical Lyon II by William Wiley, 2007

Contemporary Tapestries
Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery
Opens October 19, 2011

The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery continues to be an event space where creative dreams and possibilities are endless with guests able to entertain amidst works of art presented ZaZa-style in this unique and creative extension of the hotel.

Continuing their partnership, Hotel ZaZa has announced its fifth collaboration with Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors to bring the next show to the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. The show titled “Contemporary Tapestries” will feature a landmark exhibition of tapestries produced in a traditional method, on a jacquard punch card loom, by several of the most important contemporary artists working in the United States. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19 and follows with 25% off dinner at Dragonfly, featuring its new al fresco menu, for guests attending the opening.

“With the success of our partnership with Turner Carroll, we are excited to see what the Contemporary Tapestries show brings,” said Benji Homsey, President of Z Resorts Management and Development, LLC. “The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery has many uses, but hosting curated exhibitions by national artists definitely aligns with our vision for this creative extension to the hotel. We are surrounded by a creative community as neighbors of the Dallas Arts District. This is Hotel ZaZa’s opportunity to increase our presence in the visual arts scene.”

The artists featured in this exhibition have had their works shown in such esteemed contemporary art museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others. These well known artists choose to utilize tapestry as a medium for their art due to its monumental scale and the unique texture tapestry offers.

One of the high points of the exhibition is the introduction of a new tapestry by Hung Liu, a work by contemporary master Chuck Close, as well as a new tapestry titled “Sacred Pine,” by Era and Don Farnsworth. “Sacred Pine” references the lone tree left standing from a 70,000 tree grove, after the recent tsunami in Japan. The lone tree became a symbol of hope and rebuilding for the people of Japan. In this exhibition, 10% of the proceeds of the “Sacred Pine” tapestry will be given to Dallas’ nature-preserving organization, the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail allows an urban city such as Dallas to have access to nature on a daily basis, and is a preservation group that Hotel ZaZa and Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors are proud to support.

The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery, located next to Hotel ZaZa on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Leonard Streets, is available for events such as art exhibits, business meetings, social events, and many more. Private events may be scheduled for sixteen to 150 guests. Through this venue, Hotel ZaZa is able to showcase its full-service hotel and catering services, while also offering creative freedom to the guest.

The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For private showings by appointment, or for more information and images, please contact Lizzie Herbert at the Turner Carroll Gallery at 214-912-7143 or by email at

Sunflower by Chuck Close, 2007

Sunflower by Chuck Close, 2007

About Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors

For 20 years, Turner Carroll has been curating exhibitions internationally, featuring their powerhouse of artists whose works are in the likes of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art, LA County Museum of Art, some of the most esteemed private and public collections in the world, and of course Dallas’s own Dallas Museum of Art. Turner Carroll principals have vast experience in every aspect of the art world, from Sotheby’s London to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Turner Carroll participates in major international art fairs and curates exhibitions for private collections in Punta Mita, Mexico, the US, and Europe.

About Hotel ZaZa

Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, both hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas.

Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood and next to downtown, Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a creative mix of warm, Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic. This exceptional boutique hotel offers 6,000 square feet of function space, 152 rooms, 17 concept suites, the Magnificent Seven Suites, the award-winning Dragonfly Modern American Kitchen, the relaxing ZaSpa and the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

Alchemical Lyon II by William Wiley, 2007

Alchemical Lyon II by William Wiley, 2007

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