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'View from the Window at Le Gras' (1826) by Nicéphore Niépce

Five Art Gallery Events for Your Weekend

Summer Cut at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden — Aug 7, 6-8:30 p.m. 6616 Spring Valley Rd. Dallas, TX 75254.

Forty-plus artists, including Sedrick Huckaby, Jim Woodson, Mac Whitney, will be on display in this extensive airing of the Valley House’s back catalog. Keep an eye out for earlier works by Jim Stoker,  Francis Chapin, and James Tucker.

 

GO LOCAL! LAST CHANCE at Galleri Urbane — Aug 9, 5-7 p.m. 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.

I still haven’t made it out to Galleri Urbane’s curated exhibition of Texas-based artists, so I’m glad they’re making a point of reminding us that the show is coming down with this closing exhibition. One piece in particular caught my eye in the images from the show, Dylan Jones’ Bethlehem Olivewood, a massive wooden block with an over-sized price sticker, a kind of cross between Carl Andre and Claus Oldenberg that ropes in political and commercial undertones with its reference to religious souvenirs from the Holy Land.

 

21st Annual New Texas Talent at Craighead Green — Aug 9, 5-8 p.m. 1011 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

In its 21st year, Craighead Green’s New Texas Talent remains one of the most important juried exhibition opportunities for young and emerging artists in North Texas. This year’s exhibition, which will include work by a whopping 40 artists, was curated by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Andrea Karnes.

 

The Most Important Photograph Ever Made at PDNB — Aug 9, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon St. Ste. 103 Dallas, TX 75207.

PDNB knows how to sell a show. Who wouldn’t want to see the most important photograph ever made? In their (very defensible) estimation, that honor falls to View from the Window at Le Gras, the earliest surviving photograph which was made by the father of photography, Nicéphore Niépce, around 1826. The photograph is now in the permanent collection of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, but it will be on view at PDNB beginning this Saturday. Because of the delicate nature of the photo, it will be exhibited in a dimly lit box which allows for one viewer at a time. In other words, expect lines to enjoy this rare treat.

 

Lifetime Personal Fantasies, LLC / Contract at Beefhaus Aug 9, 7-10 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

This two-person exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based Keith J. Varadi and New York-based Michael Kennedy Costa was organized by the recently (soon-to-be?) decamped Sally Glass, who is off to Houston. On the following evening, a corresponding performance take place at OFG.xxx, the new name of Oliver Francis Gallery. Changes everywhere these days in the novo-Dallas Artist League.

 

Here are all of the openings:

THURSDAY

Summer Cut at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden — Aug 7, 6-8:30 p.m. 6616 Spring Valley Rd. Dallas, TX 75254.

FRIDAY

ATTACH/DETACH at Ash Studios — Aug 8, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 3203 Ash Ln. Dallas, TX 75226.

SATURDAY

Oak Cliff Cultural Center 4th Anniversary Block Party at The Oak Cliff Cultural Center — Aug 9, 3-7 p.m. 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, TX 75208.

GO LOCAL! LAST CHANCE at Galleri Urbane — Aug 9, 5-7 p.m. 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207.

21st Annual New Texas Talent at Craighead Green — Aug 9, 5-8 p.m. 1011 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207.

The Most Important Photograph Ever Made at PDNB — Aug 9, 5-8 p.m. 1202 Dragon St. Ste. 103 Dallas, TX 75207.

Cosmic Kismet Trigger Effect at The Ant Colony — August 9, 6-9 p.m. 421 N. Tyler St. Dallas, TX 75208.

“Stratum” Paintings an Drawings by Ashe Laughlin at Might Fine Arts — Aug 9, 6-9 p.m. 419 N. Tyler St. Dallas, TX 75208.

Linescapes: Mural and New Work by James M Rizzi at Circuit 12 Contemporary — Aug 9, 6-10 p.m. 1130 Dragon St. Ste. 150 Dallas, TX 75207.

Lifetime Personal Fantasies, LLC / Contract at Beefhaus – Aug 9, 7-10 p.m. 885 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

Chaos! Closing Reception at Ro2 — Aug 9, 7-10 p.m. 110 N. Akard Dallas, TX 75201.

 

One comment on “Five Art Gallery Events for Your Weekend

  1. hello there,

    i dont think that PDNB will be showing the photo you described. they mention on their website/fb that they are showing the most important photo *since* that photo. the photo you mention is on display down in austin. pdnb is seemingly showing some other mystery photo that they found, but we dont know the name or the photo, thus the (well crafted) mystery.

    cheers