Black Sheep Feminism, Aura Satz & Jeff Zilm
What promises to be another excellent round of programming opens this weekend at the Dallas Contemporary. Dallas-based artist Jeff Zilm fills one of the cavernous galleries with his newest paintings for Lossless Forms for Picture Plane; London-based artist Aura Satz, whose work will be on display in Her Marks, a Measure, is interested in the intersection between the human and the machine; Black Sheep Feminism: The Art of Sexual Politics features a series of radical feminist artists, who have been active since the 1970s. See the three exhibitions from noon-5 p.m. Sunday (a discussion, "Bad Feminisms?", takes place at noon) or become a member and attend the opening reception Saturday evening. More at dallascontemporary.org.
For her exhibition, Becoming Colette, artist Colette Copeland throws herself into the literary rabbit hole of Paris in the mid-20th century. Interested in another Colette, the French writer perhaps best known for the novella Gigi, Copeland uses videos, prints and sculpture to take a performative journey through the looking glass. Copeland’s work often explores ideas of gender, history and the contemporary. Stop by the opening exhibition from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at The Reading Room (3715 Parry Ave.). More at thereadingroom-dallas.blogspot.com.
Art Con Select
Every year Art Con, the annual art auction/party, introduces its guests to the work of an array of talented up and comers. So, the organization teamed up with Kettle Art to give some of the freshest faces a show on the walls of the Deep Ellum gallery. This Thursday night, Art Con Select opens at Kettle featuring the work of artists including Jocelyn Garcia, Sierra Sintic, Anne Marie Talon, Matthew Brinston and more. Don't recognize those names? Not to worry. Get ahead of the game and meet these artists from 7-10 p.m. Thursday.
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Professionally, Forbes is known as an illustrator, with commissions including the cover of TIME magazine and US Postal Service stamps. In 1988 he was even the official artist for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. But he's also a painter and watercolorist who turns memories of places into lustrous landscapes. This weekend, Valley House Gallery in North Dallas opens an exhibition of his latest paintings with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Joseph Havel & Sarah Williams
There's a rich, cinematic quality to Sarah Williams' paintings, which from a distant glance appear photographic. Her work is paired with sculptor Joseph Havel for an exhibition at Talley Dunn (5020 Tracy St.) this weekend. The opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.