Kent Boyer reviews Antifaz (Mask) at the Bath House Cultural Center, which is on view through April 21, 2012. Works by Alfredo Calderon, Susan Lecky, John Green and more.
Kent Boyer reviews the paintings and sculptures in focus:KAWS on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This is graffiti art at its best. focus:KAWS on view through February 19, 2012.
David Collins: Clearstory is the current show at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden. The show runs through September 24, 2011.
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.
Influence: Carlos Donjuan, Sedrick Huckaby, Marilyn Jolly opened recently at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and runs through September 9, 2011. The show is aptly named; all three artists are “peddlers of influence” both as faculty members at University of Texas at Arlington and as busy exhibiting artists.
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.
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.
Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond can be seen now through September 11 at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. The exhibit was organized by the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.
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.
There are several ways to enjoy the Lenard Brown show Earth Amma Series, now in the Arthello Beck Gallery at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
Kent Boyer, Dallas Art News walkabout art reporter, reviews Loteria, Loteria! (Tres) at the Bath House Cultural Center. The exhibit is base on an old Mexican game and runs through June 4.
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.
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.
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.
It is a rare pleasure to see an exhibit through the eyes of its curator. I shared that pleasure recently with about 50 art enthusiasts as Curator of The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum spent an hour introducing us to the traveling installation she had just hung at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA).