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The (Re)volution of Dallas Artist Kevin Todora

A Beaumont native, Kevin Todora has been living and working in Dallas since 2001, establishing a commercial career as a highly sought after artwork and exhibition photographer. To many people he’s the guy who comes in after the art has been made, after the show has been installed. The guy whose job is to make other people’s art look good.

But he’s also an artist, and–as his current show, New Photographic Works at Erin Cluley Gallery proves–a fine one at that.

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Distilled Life: The Elusive Simplicity of Michaël Borremans

Michaël Borremans is a figurative painter. That may seem like a simple statement, but given the state of contemporary art—with its endless carnival of art fairs peddling vacuous abstraction, celebrity-hyped artists, and conceptualism-light—the fact that Borremans paints the kinds of pictures he does is actually a radical proposition.

The Belgian artist, who will receive his first large-scale U.S. museum survey this month at the Dallas Museum of Art, paints portraits and still-lifes, those archaic artistic genres that critics and academics still can’t seem to fully pronounce as dead.

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Photo Exhibition Celebrates Black History, Future in Dallas

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.

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5 Art Gallery Openings For Your Weekend

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.

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