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What Six Artists Teach Us About How Photographs Can — Or Cannot — Be Trusted

The internet, digital technology, camera phones, security cameras, drones, Instagram, and all the rest of it continue to affect and change the way we make, process, interpret, and experience images. That’s the jumping off point for A Flexible Arrangement, an exhibition at Gray Matters.

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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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