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The Five Art Events and Openings You Need to Catch This Weekend

Otis Jones + Bret Slater at Holly Johnson Gallery – May 17, 6-8 p.m. 1411 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

This exhibition brings together the old master, Otis Jones, and his young protégé, Bret Slater — only don’t describe that dichotomy to the pair, they reject it. Instead, Jones and Slater speak of a deep friendship forged around a mutual respect for each other’s work that grew out of Slater’s work as a gallery assistant for Jones. Now that Slater has decamped Dallas for New York, he reunites with his artistic father figure for a show that will also travel to New York and Zurich this summer. If you want to know more about the connection between these two artists, check out this feature from 2012.

 

The Best 2014 at Red Arrow Contemporary – May 17, 6-9 p.m. 1130 Dragon St. Suite 110, Dallas,TX 75207.

For the second year, Red Arrow has plucked some of their favorite newly minted MFAs from our local universities for a group show. Artists include Melissa Tran (SMU), Courtney Hamilton (TCU), Lindsey Dunnagan (TWU), Rachael Anderson (UD), Aaron Flynn (UNT), Jean Fernandes (UTA), and Jesse Griffith (UTD).

 

Tears for Fears at Circuit 12 Contemporary – May 17, 6-10 p.m. 1130 Dragon St. Ste. 150 Dallas, TX 75207.

Circuit 12 contemporary has added a new artist to its roster, Joshua von Ammon, and to celebrate they are mounting a solo exhibition of flashy, heady abstracts by the host of the late Conversations in the Void.

 

Show in a Box, a solo exhibition of Lindsay Mapes (London) at BEEFHAUS – May 17, 7-11 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

And here’s another example of a small, artist-run space punching above its weight. BEEFHAUS will present the first U.S. exhibition by London-based Lindsay Mapes, featuring paintings and artist-designed wallpaper and clothing — all of which had to fit in a little box to get to Dallas.

 

On Your Mark: Opus I at Cris Worley Fine Arts – May 17, 6-8 p.m. 1415 Slocum St. Ste. 104 Dallas, TX 75207.

Pulling from within — and outside of — her stable of artists, Cris Worley has organized this show which offers a variety of approaches to contemporary drawing. Artists include Anne Allen, Paul Booker, Shannon Cannings, Maysey Craddock, Isabelle du Toit, Celia Eberle, Simeen Farhat, Greta Gundersen, Robert Lansden, Paul Manes, Francisco Moreno, Shayne Murphy, Rusty Scruby, Kelli Vance, and Murielle White.

 

THURSDAY

NEXT TOPIC: The State of Dance at CentralTrak — May 15, 7 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226.

TunnelVisions: the Exhibition at Kettle Art – May 15, 7 p.m. 2650-B Main St. Dallas, TX 75226.

 

SATURDAY

Oak Cliff Visual SpeedBump Art Tour 2014 at Oak Cliff — May 17, 12-6 p.m. Various Locations.

Summer Time: And the Living is Easy at PDNB — May 17, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon Street Ste. 103 Dallas, TX 75207.

Otis Jones + Bret Slater at Holly Johnson Gallery — May 17, 6-8 p.m. 1411 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Object/Subject by Ellen Berman | low tide by Sandra Ono | Project room: My Aviary by Rosalyn Bodycomb at Conduit Gallery — May 17, 6-8 p.m. 1626 C Hi Line Dr. Dallas, TX 75207.

Irby Pace + Jeffrey Dell at Galleri Urbane — May 17, 6-8 p.m. 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.

Quantum Objects by Alexandra Gorczynski at Zhulong Gallery — May 17,6-8 p.m. 1302 Dragon St. Dallas, Texas 75207.

Midtown ARTwalk at Gallery at MIDTOWN — May 17, 6-10 p.m. 13331 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75240.

Tears for Fears at Circuit 12 Contemporary – May 17, 6-10 p.m. 1130 Dragon St. Ste. 150 Dallas, TX 75207.

The Best 2014 at Red Arrow Contemporary — May 17, 6-9 p.m. 1130 Dragon St. Suite 110, Dallas,TX 75207.

On Your Mark: Opus I at Cris Worley Fine Arts — May 17, 6-8 p.m. 1415 Slocum St. Ste. 104 Dallas, TX 75207.

SCULPTURES by Eric Gioia at Mary Tomas Gallery — May 17, 6-9 p.m. 1110 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207.

Fashion Art Network Grand Opening!! at Fashion Art Network  – May 17, 7-10:30 p.m. 3001 Quebec St. Ste. 102 Dallas, TX 75247.

OC Studio Tour Afterparty! with Thor Johnson, Matt Bagley, and the Barack O’Billy Squires and Inferno Texino at Mighty Fine Arts — May 17, 7-9 p.m. 409A N. Tyler St. Dallas, TX 75208.

Show in a Box, a solo exhibition of Lindsay Mapes (London) at BEEFHAUS — May 17, 7-11 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

ex mus: “Balcones Fault” at CentralTrak — May 17, 8 p.m. 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

Questions of Origin by Ashley Kauschinger at Janette Kennedy Gallery, South Side on Lamar — May 17, 7-10 p.m. 1409 South Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215.