April 6, 2011

Dallas Art Fair, Suite Art Fair, Etc.

. . . in Dallas this weekend. (Left: Chris Sauter, Microscope (detail; 2011), sheetrock; photo courtesy Cueto Project.) A few highlights in brief:

Thur., 4/7:

10 AM-6 PM Jim Lambie exhibition at Goss Michael Foundation opens, with a beautiful, newly-acquired floor installation. At 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.; open Tues.-Fri. 10 AM-6 PM, Sat. 11 AM-4 PM (see the next post for photos from the preview).

7-10 PM Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Ave.
Benefits Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts and Dallas Contemporary. Tix are $200 per person and can be purchased by calling Ellen Fryer at (214) 219-9191 or emailing daf@buzzellco.com.

8-11 PM Suite Art Fair Preview Party
Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave.
Tix are $60 and are good for the entire weekend; tix can be purchased here (free t-shirt to the first 100 purchasers).

Fri., 4/8 - Sun., 4/10:

Dallas Art Fair
Fri. & Sat., 11 AM-7 PM; Sun. 11 AM-5 PM
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Ave.
$20 per day or $40 weekend pass; tix can be purchased here or by calling (214) 220-1278.
Full schedule of events mentioned in this post and others relating to the Dallas Art Fair here. One highlight: at 5 PM on both Fri. & Sat. in the Becks Imaginarium (in the same building with the Art Fair), there will be a screening of Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, a new film inspired by stunning, recently-discovered photos taken by William John Kennedy of Andy Warhol and his milieu, with the photographer and Ultra Violet in attendance. Many of the photos can be seen in Colton & Farb Gallery's booth.

Suite Art Fair
11 AM-7 PM Fri., Sat., & Sun.
Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave. Organized by Brian Gibb of The Public Trust. $10 per day or $20 weekend pass; tix can be purchased here. (Right: Celia Eberle, Transbunny (2011), marble, jet, toys {photo courtesy Plush Gallery, an exhibitor at Suite Art}).

Sat., 4/9:

10 AM-4 PM, Symposium, THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY: Models of Urban Engagement & Creativity in the 21st Century
Bob Hope Theater, Owen Arts Center, SMU, 6101 Bishop. The symposium is a direct response to the research residency of New York-based public arts organization Creative Time, one of the 2009-10 Meadows Prize recipients. Through individual presentations and panel discussions, the conference will explore the relationship between artists, architects, activists and social justice struggles.

5-9 PM, Texas Biennial Party
CentralTrak, 800 Exposition. Works by Gabriel Dawe, Cassandra Emswiler, and Hillary Holsonback currently exhibited.

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