Plush Comes to Shove

A new alternative gallery gives the status quo a heave-ho

For the upcoming show's opening night, which will feature performances by rap poets Kuntaq and Univers and an appearance by University of Texas at Dallas art professor Greg Metz's skull-art car, Garrett is showcasing Meraz's brand-new "Glam" series alongside a 30-year retrospective of Dallas painter Marcia Alaniz's naïve yet imperious work. He selected them because he thinks the pair will make a "plush" show. "The legacy we've had in the past was art that was taken out of culture," Garrett says. "It was elitist, hung in a pristine white space and presented as a sacred object. I want to go in the total opposite direction. I want art that is tough enough to exist out on the streets and in culture, and to influence that culture itself. I think art has that potential."

Garrett seems tough enough--and smart enough. But it'll take more than wishing--and fairy dust--to convince the local art mob.

Artist and gallery owner Randall Garrett pushes performance art, pollutes culture, and gets crap all over the floor at Plush, a new alternative gallery.
Artist and gallery owner Randall Garrett pushes performance art, pollutes culture, and gets crap all over the floor at Plush, a new alternative gallery.

Details

Open at Plush on October 28, with festivities from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 18. (214) 498-5423 or www.paradise01.com
Plush, 1404 S. Akard St., in the Paradise building

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