Two video art exhibitions open this weekend that are worth pointing out. The first is the latest curatorial project by James Cope, formerly of Goss-Michael, who has organized an exhibition of videos at SMU’s Pollock Gallery centering around Spike Jonze’s directorial debut, the influential skate video Video Days (1991). Jonze is one of six artists, including Larry Clark, Florian Drexel, Nicolas Provost, Christopher Samuels, and Ryan Wolfe, in a show that promises to explore issues around that tired old concept, the “American Dream.”
On Saturday, 500x opens a massive exhibition of video works by 100 artists who were each selected and randomly assigned a year from the 20th century, for which they created a video piece inspired by the year’s events. The project was organized by Magmart International Video Festival Director Enrico Tomiselli. Saturday’s reception will include screenings of videos addressing the first half of the century (1900-1949), and Sunday the second half will be screened. If you can’t make it out, the programs will repeat during 500x’s regular gallery hours through Novmeber 24.
Below you can find all of the weekend’s art openings, and here is a preview of Jonze’s Video Days:
Modern & Contemporary Art, Photographs, Fine Silver & Vertu Reception & Preview at Heritage Auctions — October 30: 6-8 p.m. 1518 Slocum St. Dallas, TX, 75207.
“Living Color” by Ron Criswell, at Magnolia Theater (RO2 Art) – October 30: 6-8 p.m. 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste 100. Dallas, Tx 75204.
“Our Annual Fall Show & Sale” at the Craft Guild of Dallas – October 30: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | November 1 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | November 2: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | November 3: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, Tx 75254.
Video Days curated by James Cope at Pollock Gallery — November 1: 5-8 p.m. Gallery located in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the SMU campus at 3140 Dyer, Dallas, TX 75205.
“Half-Price-Books Employee Art Show” at Half-Price-Books – November 1: 6-8 p.m. Community Room, 5803 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Tx 75231.
Forget art, it’s Halloween. Go party.
“Flaubert’s parrot Schrodinger’s cat” by Vernon Fisher, and “We Spoke Mirage” by Robyn O’Neil, at Talley Dunn Gallery – November 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. 5029 Tracy Street, Dallas, Tx 75205.
“Between a Hard Place” by Kate Gilmore at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts — November 2: 6-8 p.m. 2900 W. Berry St., Fort Worth, TX 76109.
100 x 100 International Video Festival at 500x Gallery — November 2: 7-10 p.m. 500x Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226.
“Return to Narrative” by Colette Copeland, Michael Francis, Chancellor Page, and Giovanni Valderas, at the 500X Gallery – November 2: 7-10 p.m. 500 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Tx 75226.
LIFE’S SHORT-PLAY NAKED / MICHAEL WYNNE RETROSPECTIVE / THE END at Ware:wolf:haus — November 2: 6-10 p.m. 425 Bedford St., Dallas, Texas 75212.
Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love (Closing Reception) by the Art Foundation at The Reading Room — November 2:6-8 p.m. 3715 Parry Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.
“ONE DAY” by Val Curry and Robert David Reedy, at Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN – November 2: 7-10 p.m. 110 N. Akard, Dallas, Tx 75201.
“American Painting Now” by HENSE, Nicholas Galanin, Adnan Razvi, Jacques Cazaubon Seronde, and William Ambrose, at the WAAS Gallery – November 2: 6-10 p.m. 2722 LOGAN STREET, DALLAS, TX, 75215.
“No Where But Texas” by 80 Artists, at the Dutch Art Gallery – November 2: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10233 E. Northwest Hwy, #420, Dallas, Tx 75238.
The Florence Project by Ruby le Rouge at Webb Gallery — November 3: 4-8 p.m. 209 W. Franklin, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.
“Printmaking, Collage, & Assemblage (and KeLaine Kvale’s Birthday Party)” by Elisabeth Schalij, Sharon Shero, Robert Sarach, Jenny Keller, Jean Griffith, VET, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Esther Ritz, Carmen Lax-Ray, Elena Nosyreva, Heather Evans, Fancy Tanner, David Lau, Liz Olsson, Michael Courtney, Gaby Pruitt, David Klewicki, Donna Head, Julie Mortillaro, Karin Michele Anderson, Karen Thompson, Jan Partin, and KeLaine “Birthday Girl” Kvale, at the TVAA Gallery – November 3: 2-4 p.m. 700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207, Dallas, Tx 75201.
Image at top: Vernon Fisher, Mona Monalisa, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 61 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery.