Thursday, July 24, 2008

Art List

Photgraph by Vojtêch V. SlámaTHURSDAY

ech_o [Centraltrak]
This show has been going on since June 14th, but there's a panel discussion on Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM. The show features video work by twenty artists, including And/Or Gallery's Paul Slocum and UNT professor Max Kazemzadeh.

5th Annual Hecho en Dallas / Made in Dallas [Latino Cultural Center]
Opening Reception from 6 - 8 PM.
Out of all the artists listed, Charlotte Cornett and
Loretta Gonzalez stand out. I couldn't find much on Ms. Gonzalez, but found her Snow White Deflowered online. Kitchy pop culture commentary aside, it's a really beautiful painting, so maybe there's more where that came from.

FRIDAY

Spaghetti Night at the Farmers Branch Senior Center.

SATURDAY

So, it looks like Saturday 5 - 8 PM won't be the best time for your birthday party after all. (I told ya so).

Contemporary Czech Photography [Photographs Do Not Bend]
Opening Reception from 5 - 8 PM.
This looks amazing. Kind of like a Czech Heritage Society outing to Joe Pool Lake. There's authentic Eastern European glitzy seediness in some of the other work, and some interesting photogram or intaglio looking stuff by Gabriela Kolcavova. The featured photo above is by Brno photographer Vojtêch V. Sláma.

Candyland [PanAmerican ArtProjects]
Opening Reception from 5 - 8 PM.
Viewed all together this could maybe be good. It looks to be at least 30% Texas artists, including Dallas' own Ellen Frances Tuchman. The spirit of the venue looks worthwhile: constructing a bridge between North American and South American art.

The Program [Conduit Gallery]
Opening Reception from 5 - 8 PM.
This is a Dallas Video Association event going on for several weeks after this weekend (see the calendar). It features a bunch of artists including Paul Slocum. Additionally, the Saturday event features a performance by Treewave at 8:00 PM. If we could promote Paul Slocum more on this web log, we would. This scene-by-scene description of the Matthew Barney piece being premiered Saturday night makes it look pretty interesting. Plus, this dude put a baby up in Björk!

New Texas Talent [Craighead Green]
Opening Reception from 5 - 8 PM.

CLOSING THIS WEEK

Summer Series No. 1 [Haley-Henman Gallery]
Through July 26.

Fernando Gallego and His Workshop [Meadows Museum]
Through July 27.

100 Years of Autochrome [Amon Carter Museum]
Through July 27.

BAD ARTIST STATEMENT EXCERPT OF THE WEEK

Art defines itself. An attitude in the thinking of my work is,reductionism,where i reduce images to symbols,hence the symbolistic expression,which preoccupied and resonates my work and become my style of expression. Some lessons in Art cant be taught,they must be lived to learn them. I transcend intellectuality into forces...which my work manifest.All things were being manifest to my sensuality before they were being transcend. Art is an expression of a spiritual journey. Time,time didn't exist until the time,so as my paintings didn't exist until it was time, who brought it to time. Art has helped me to see that nothing on this earth is solitary,all things are interlinked/connected.Nature relate and harmonize with each others' existence. Understanding of my paintings,involves two people's imaginations:the spectator's and the artist's. [...] Light is not just to show movement and effects on form and colour but to awaken the intent of the soul in my paintings.

5 Gestalt points this week in combination with last week's 14.99 points...
Score: 19.99 points!

I feel kind of bad because I actually like some of the paintings by this unnamed artist.

PS: Paul Slocum.

17 Comments:

Anonymous richardson heights said...

To the person who was kind enough to cross-post the WSJR Hatcha interview on dubstepforum.com: do you have any idea why it was removed from their site? There was some comment from the moderator along the lines of "we have to remove the link to this interview -- sysops please remove this thread". And then it disappeared from the site a few hours later. Did we piss off Hatcha? Mundo? Jesus?

3:30 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

the dubstep gods have spoken

4:06 PM  
Anonymous photo caption said...

Leeches!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous billh said...

http://www.craigheadgreen.com/newtalent.htm

There's a juried show opening at craighead green.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

Craighead Green event added (should appear after a few minutes).

4:48 PM  
Anonymous sallyglass said...

i'm down for spaghetti night. holler

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Desirae said...

There's also an event above the Hal Samples Gallery in his studio, SPACE. "Thank You" is a 5.1 audio/visual art installation. The event is free, doors at 9pm.

From the press release:
"Thank You is a surround sound visual installation that is intended to be viewed as a performance. It is a band that could never exist live. It is a movie with no characters or setting. Through music of polar styles, Thank You comes with the purpose of cultivating as well as making sense of noise. Employing a variety of instruments as well as collaboration with a number of people, the artists sought to bring disparate parts into a surprising and alien though refreshingly homeostatic harmony. The artists have taken the time to infuse old elements into new things and new elements into old things; bringing the found-object art of animators into the sound production; bringing the improvisation of jazz and kraut rock into graphic production and post production."

7:11 PM  
Anonymous desirae said...

I'm sorry, Thank You is on Saturday. You can catch it after all of the other 5-8 art goodness.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous jennifer said...

where can i find more info about "thank you"?

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why they're painters and not writers?

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eh....

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesus saves

11:15 PM  
Anonymous jesus said...

jesus slaves?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx for the photo, i've been wondering where to put my dallas observer.....

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Desirae said...

Thank You can be found at
www.myspace.com/wearethankyou

The whole event has been kind of shrouded in mystery, but it'll be a good time. It's free!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

white people art

1:44 PM  
Anonymous kyle and wsjr said...

sitting in a tree....

kids - I have something to share with you

http://www.divshare.com/download/5026453-f21

9:06 PM  

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