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Fictional 2 at the Bath House Cultural Center

Fictional 2, the current gallery show at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake in Dallas, runs through August 6, 2011. The exhibit coincides with – and takes its life from – the Thirteenth Annual Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) running this month in the Center’s black-box theater.

Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color at The Women’s Museum

Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is in it’s final month hanging at The Women’s Museum in Fair Park. The show comes down July 23, so hurry to see it.

This exhibition was developed by the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, in collaboration with the Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust and toured by International Arts & Artists.

Review of Just Between Us: New Works by Alejandro Diaz Ayala

Just Between Us: New Works by Alejandro Diaz Ayala is the current show at Deep Ellum’s Kirk Hopper Fine Art gallery. Alejandro Diaz is a Dallas visual artist in his mid-twenties who has produced 11 pieces for the show. All but one of them are paintings – oils and acrylics with other sketching media incorporated.

Esteban Vicente at the Meadows Museum

Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente at the Meadows Museum is an impressive and comprehensive (80 works dating from the last half of the 20th century) show dedicated to the collage and sculpture work of Abstract Expressionist-era powerhouse Esteban Vicente.

Rene Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial at the Latino Cultural Center

Walk into the east gallery at the Latino Cultural Center – into the Rene Alvarado show – and it seems immediately obvious Alvarado is a portrait painter. Spend some time really looking at these paintings, though, and you see that the magic of Rene Alvarado’s art is that he is a consummate visual storyteller, decorative artist, and beautifully technical painter as well.

Recent Works by Henry Finkelstein at Valley House Gallery

Henry Finkelstein is a contemporary painter who has been represented by and shown at the Valley House Gallery for the past decade. He is also a faculty member at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design, both in New York City. His “Exhibition of Recent Work” is hanging now through June 4.

Juergen Teller: Man with Banana at the Dallas Contemporary

I was unfamiliar with the name Juergen Teller before I visited his exhibit at the Dallas Contemporary recently. Once I saw his print work I recognized the Marc Jacobs ad campaigns he’s directed since the late ‘90s – but it doesn’t matter if you are knowledgeable in fashion design or not, you will enjoy this exhibit.