January 26, 2010

Coming Soon: Dallas Art Fair

Over 50 exhibitors from Texas, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Great Britain and elsewhere will present work in a variety of media by post-war artists including Carl Andre, Charles Burchfield, John Chamberlain, Stuart Davis, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Philip Guston, Donald Moffet, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Cornelia Parker, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cy Twombly, and George Widener. (At right, Partial Truth by Bruce Nauman, 1997, etching, ed. of 60, image courtesy of James Kelly Contemporary; click on the image for a larger version.)


Fri., Feb. 5: 11 am - 7 pm
Sat., Feb. 6: 11 am - 7 pm
Sun., Feb. 7: 11 am - 5 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery ("F.I.G.") at 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX.
In addition, there will be two symposia, on Sat. and Sun., 10 am - 12 pm, on the Noyola collection of Frida Kahlo material at the Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School.

Single Day Pass: $20
3-Day Pass: $40
VIP Pass: $400 (a portion of the proceeds from these and the Gala tix will benefit the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts)
Gala: $200
(Discounts for students, seniors, and groups.)
For more info or to buy tix, go here.

And it appears DAF is big enough to attract a satellite fair, Art in the District, which will include work from various local galleries in space donated by The Fairmont. The satellite fair will be open 12 pm - 9 pm Fri. and Sat. and 11 am - 4 pm on Sun. Admission to Art in the District will be free with a DAF ticket stub, with a $5 donation to Big Thought suggested. There will also be a silent auction benefitting EASL. More info here.

UPDATE: That Nauman makes me want to read the rest of this page backward. But I also wanted to say: on Sat., Feb. 6, at 3 pm, the Goss-Michael Foundation will host an event at the Nasher Sculpture Center with Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher; and an exhibition of Craig-Martin's works will open the same day at the Foundation. Per Wikipedia, "Michael Craig-Martin RA . . . is a contemporary conceptual artist and painter . . . noted for his influence over the Young British Artists [Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen, Richard Patterson, Marc Quinn, Yinka Shonibare, Rachel Whiteread, et al.], many of whom [Craig-Martin] taught, and for his conceptual artwork, An Oak Tree." The latter work "consists of a glass of water standing on a shelf attached to the gallery wall, next to which is a text using a semiotic argument to explain why it is in fact an oak tree."

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