5 Essential Art Events This Week: Geometric Forms, Childhood Relics and More
trapped in the fjord, so we had to walk everywhere at the Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Ave.
Ro2 Art presents a new exhibition by Fort Worth-based multi-disciplinary artist Dannie Liebergot. The show, trapped in the fjord, so we had to walk everywhere, features new photographs inspired by Liebergot’s six-week residency at Listhús Artspace in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. During that time, the artist explored the differences between seeing landscapes on foot as opposed to viewing them from a car. There was no division, time seemed to slow down, and senses and thoughts became louder. These photographs are a visual representation of these experiences, accompanied by text pieces and poetry. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Magnolia Theatre's 2nd floor bar. The exhibit runs through June 14. For more info, visit ro2art.com.
Acoustic Nerves at The Ice House
2516 N. Beckley Ave.
Supported in part by the City of Dallas, Acoustic Nerves is a three-day music, art, dance and performance art event starting on Thursday. Some of Dallas’ most innovative artists will perform and show their latest work at The Ice House, a warehouse in the developing area near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas. Installation artists include Sean Miller, Michael Morris and Caleb Shafer. Music and performance artists include Anteroom, Aux Aux, Bohm, Kent Evans, Rat Rios, Therefore and Triangulum. More info and tickets here.
TERRA at Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay St.
A solo exhibition of works in various media by Texas artist Thomas Menikos, this is a space in which the experiences of adolescence and adulthood collide. Vaguely nostalgic, ad-hoc representations of childhood consumer goods beg to be perused and pondered, intending to find identity within authenticity. Fundamentally, this show seeks to comment on issues of identity, maturity and charlatanism, as they become entangled in personal narrative. These comments are provided as products to be purchased and consumed, so as to create a mind space in which these issues can be examined on an intrapersonal level. TERRA opens at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ro2 Art and runs through May 28. For more info, visit ro2art.com.
Identity at Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
This exhibit explores how identity in American culture is often as much about how people present themselves to the world as it is externally determined. Exploring community, celebrity and individual identity through portraiture from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights the new acquisitions from Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby’s The 99% drawings and Glenn Ligon’s print series, Runaways. Huckaby engages with and depicts 101 members of his neighborhood to uncover how their individual personalities reflect a larger community identity. Ligon explores the notion that individual identity is often culturally determined. Identity is on view in Fort Worth through October 9. For more info, visit cartermuseum.org.
Joel Shapiro at Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
New York-based artist Joel Shapiro explores geometric forms through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. Dynamically posed or precariously poised, these works suggest bodies. This show is made up of a recent series of brightly painted, suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of drawings and key works by Shapiro from the Nasher’s permanent collection. The exhibit runs from Saturday, May 7, through August 21 at the Nasher Sculpture Center. For more info, visit nashersculpturecenter.org.
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