Dallas’ contemporary art lovers have no shortage of fodder for their lust on Saturday night, with many Dragon Street galleries opening their doors and corking their wine in honor of new exhibitions. Conduit Gallery (1626 C Hi Line Dr.) is a quick step over and features the monochromatically hued landscapes by Johnny Robertson, and a contemporary take on traditional Beijing images by C. Meng from 6 to 8 p.m.. Visit conduitgallery.com. Next jot over to Cohn Drennan (1107 Dragon) from 6 to 8 p.m. to see dueling works in “Blair Blayre,” an MFA thesis project by repeat Drennan favorites Michael Blair and Blayre Stiller. While Stiller explores a human connection with and reaction to imperfect bodies in her drawings, Michael experiments with the taut line between childishness and sophistication in his paintings. Visit cohndrennancontemporaryart.com. Holly Johnson Gallery (1411 Dragon St.) airs “Linear Landscape” by Jacob El Hanani from 6 to 8 p.m., so you’ll get a first look at his ten new ink drawings. Jacob almost mystically organizes shapes composed of tiny marks, lines or Hebrew letters. Visit Hollyjohnsongallery.com. Never ignore a Plush Gallery (918 Dragon St.) joint; tonight’s 6 to 9 p.m. affair boasts “Nick Barbee: Proclamation.” The Rice and University of Houston teacher is presenting everything from domestic scene drawings to “plaster casts of disembodied feet in ordinary, colored socks.” You had us at “disembodied feet.” Visit plushgallery.com. End it all off with “Dream Continuum,” the group show hosted by Circuit 12 Contemporary (1130 Dragon St. Suite 150), which pulls the latest hours being open from 6 to 10 p.m. this evening. This exhibition unfocuses deep into the shape-shifting land of R.E.M.s where space and scale are manipulated for reasons that we cannot understand while awake. Visit circut12.com.
Sat., March 31, 2012