5 Essential Art Events for Your Weekend, May 26-29
Deep Eyellum at Epocha Shoe Gallery
2540 Elm St.
Native Texan graphic artist and painter Miguel Ibarra will paint one of his extraterrestrial flora murals onsite and exhibit his latest series of small "Eye-bud” paintings. Ibarra’s “green” mural series and paintings are inspired by nature’s potential to both revitalize and destroy environments. Nature’s relationship to urban landscapes is tenuous at best. It can either violently invade the faces of buildings and surfaces or heal our data-driven mental states. This event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
Painting Debt at Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication St.
Francisco Moreno continues his Painting Debt series with a one-day show Saturday. The artist left school deep in debt, but didn’t want the financial burden jeopardizing his creativity. Much like Slates, Moreno’s exhibit of 70 works at Erin Clulely Gallery in September, Painting Debt derives its identity from format. Each panel is made of poplar wood cut down to 5 x 3.5 x .75 inches. Each work is $100 and the size of Moreno’s debt will eventually make Painting Debt an edition of 500 with 50 series of 10. This event is from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, May 28. For more info, visit paintingdebt.com.
Slipstream at Kirk Hopper Fine Art
3008 Commerce St.
At a time when we hear about sophisticated technological advances on a daily basis, Slipstream is a group show of artists who use drawing in the most direct and confrontational manner, creating images that require both intellectual and physical expenditure. Featuring works from Jorge Alegria, Lois Dodd, Bill Haveron, Alexandre Hogue, Mary Jenewein, Angelbert Metoyer, Lynn Randolph, Noriko Shinohara, James Surls, Emmi Whitehorse and Roger Winter, these works cross conventional genre boundaries between fantasy, the surreal and literary fiction. The opening reception is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. More info at kirkhopperfineart.com.
Ay Si, Your Sky at the Safe Room in Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
This is a site-specific installation by Analise Minjarez, contemplating sky and customs shared along the Texas-Mexico border. With a minimal aesthetic, Minjarez continues to investigate her homeland with a style that celebrates a sense of being from two places at once. Her most recent works use building techniques of textiles contextualized through materials familiar to Mexican-American recollections. Through sculptures that marry Roman Catholic and Mexican occult aesthetics, Minjarez utilizes materials that are easily accessible and derive from a West Texas memory, including found objects, cotton fibers, silicone and natural dyes. These materials are presented minimally to mimic desolate and expansive borderlands and create symbols for the sky and stars shared between two countries. This exhibit opens at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and runs through June 5.
Slideluck at Annette Strauss Square
2403 Flora St.
Supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts, Slideluck returns to Dallas. A slideshow with a soundtrack will feature the work of 25 artists, including Matthew Bourbon, Tim Best, Matthew Cusack, Carlos Donjuan, Ryan Goolsby, Tim Harding, Dannie Liebergot, Tom Orr, Irby Pace, Christian Petersen, Rusty Scruby, Carolyn Sorter and Jason Willard. The show will conclude with a performance by Sam Lao and admission is food to share. This event is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
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