Most recognition comes after the death of an artist, it seems. Take into consideration the discovered works of the late Harvey Darger or even the elevated values of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work after his death. Once unknowns, now household names. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., honors what would have been late artist Otis Dozier's 100th birthday. Curated by Dr. Sam Ratcliffe, the retrospective features not only the paintings of Dozier, but archival materials as well, with the show separated to highlight the four stages of the artist's life. Otis Dozier: A Centennial Celebration is a show that unfortunately doesn't afford the audience the ability to congratulate the artist but to celebrate for the centennial. Better late than never, right? The show continues through December 10. Call 214-953-1212.
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