Five Art Exhibitions to See This Weekend

Embark on a journey through Bronwen Sleigh's architecture of the mind.
Embark on a journey through Bronwen Sleigh's architecture of the mind.
Cydonia Gallery

Two salon style shows and three exhibitions enter final weekends for this week's five art exhibitions to see in Dallas. 

Yeah, It's Salon Style
If you've never been to one of Ro2 Art's high-energy, art deluge shows, aptly-titled Chaos, it would be hard to explain to you exactly what you're missing. Purportedly, the show this weekend won't be quite so full, although based on the number of participating artists that seems hard to believe. Billed as "Yeah, It's Salon Style," recognizable names on the list of participating artists include Justin Ginsberg, Joshua Goode, Erica Stephens, Julon Pinkston, Joachim West, Jesse Meraz, and many more. Too many to count. See it in opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 

Summer Salon
Your crash course in art isn't done yet. Kettle Art is hosting a salon style show of its own, which in case we haven't explained means the works of art are hung next to, above, and below one another. Artists include Richard Ross, Justin Clumpner, Emily Hawkins, Clay Stinnet, Larry Carey, Steve & Erin Reeves, and more. The opening reception will be from  7-10 p.m. Saturday. 

Truly, Madly Gallery Talk
Collaborative artists Kasumi Chow and Desiree Michelle Espada created dazzling, colorful photographs with an eye for the unusual. You'll see a ring pop floating in a glass of champagne, a detached ponytail standing on its own, and a 'smore midroast. On the final day of their debut exhibition at The Public Trust the artists will talk about their process. Swing by from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Bronwen Sleigh: Northern Form
If you've been sleeping on Cydonia Gallery, sleep no more! In her first US solo exhibition, Glaswegian artist Sleigh explores the architecture of the mind. She has stolen the language of architecture to tiptoe on the fence between construction plans and dreamy abstraction. Viewers embark into collapsing cityscapes and complicated forms in each piece. For a couple of pieces in the gallery, Sleigh pulls off the page to create sculptural objects. The last day of this exhibition is Friday; gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jules Buck Jones: Portraits of an Invisible Predator    
By far the most awesome exhibition on display in Dallas right now is the Jules Buck Jones show at Conduit Gallery. Lurking in the back gallery, the artist has created a complex jungle landscape complete with a full eco-system of predators and prey. His colorful, detailed paintings of wildlife have the eye of a scientist in awe of his studies. The exhibition is fully immersive and surprising. See it through Saturday. 

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