There are just and handful — but a quality handful — of goings-on this weekend. Let’s jump to it.Full Story
For Black History Month, Justin Adu wanted to celebrate the people making history today. Every day this month, the artist has shared the photos and stories of young African Americans living in North Texas. A disposable camera in hand, Adu interviewed and photographed 28 people for “The Revolution,” an exhibition at the Texas Theatre next Wednesday, March 4.
Adu met with local activists, writers, entrepreneurs, and other young professionals for the project. What all 28 people have in common is a commitment to community—a desire to work together to make our world a better, more honest place.
We talked with Adu about the photo project, the stories he heard, and the importance of diversity in local art and culture.Full Story
What is most troubling about the Water Theater isn’t that it is being deaccessioned by the city; what is disturbing is what it reveals about how Dallas values its role as a cultural steward.Full Story
Earlie Hudnall took up photography while serving in the Vietnam War. Returning stateside, he began photographing neighborhoods in Houston as part of the Model Cities Program, funded through Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. Throughout his career, Hudnall has remained faithful to documentary photography, creating images that recall Gordon Parks and Charles Burnett alike. Some are quickly posed, others more candid, but they all manage to survey a wide-range of human experience, resonating with a scarcely concealed social and political subtext, each image tremoring with the rawness of life and a sense of individuality and personal dignity.Full Story
If the exhibition at The MAC is an indication of what a large scale, biennial-style new media exhibition could look like in Dallas, then I hope the Medianale finds a way to expand further still in the coming years.Full Story
What the heck happened in January? Was it pent up winter anxiety? Overeager enthusiasm for the new year? It was the month when art got broke in Dallas, TX.Full Story
We sat down to talk to Edwards about his Texas roots, his emergence in Los Angeles in the 1960s, and how his affinity for music informs his process.Full Story
A performance-heavy weekend sees Cuban artist Carlos Martiel bringing his body-abusing art to CentralTrak.Full Story
After the last two chock-full weekends, this weekend is quieter, but it brings a string of university gallery openings.Full Story
What do we make of what happened over the weekend? Artist Loris Greaud viciously attacked the Dallas Observer’s Lauren Smart over her review of his exhibition, issuing a series of gross, insulting, and sexist comments and insinuations.Full Story