Party Guide To This Weekend's Art Openings (Most Have Free Drinks)
Don't you dare spend tomorrow rearranging your hair scarf collection; it's sad and you're better than that. Instead get excited about this weekend's art parties. Most happen on Saturday, so poke around the Dallas Art Fair that morning, then support your local galleries (by consuming their bevies) all evening long. To help you out, we've put together a little list. Cheers!
Friday DB12, Volume One: Located inside Oliver Francis Gallery, this curious take on biennials is nested within, but not related to the city wide Biennale that is also taking place at O.F.G. -- did your brain just explode? Suck it up, kiddo. DB12's opening happens tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., but you can visit the exhibition throughout the weekend if you can't make the party. For OFG proper, see Saturday.
The Dallas Biennale -- This isn't so much a party as a mass art attack that has the city surrounded. Taking place at 12 locations around Dallas, this funnily named, one-time production is rolling deep with talent. The kick-off bash is tonight at the Dallas Contemporary. There will be food trucks and a bar! It goes from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Saturday Tendered Currency, new work by Shane Mecklenburger opens at the Reading Room from 7 to 9 p.m. -- he'll also be doing a reading on Sunday, but you'll be hungover.
Fallas Dart Air's opening reception is from 5-9 p.m. at the Shamrock Hotel Studios. We don't know much about them; they prefer to lurk in art's shadows. If their press release is any indication of what you're getting into, expect lasagne and merkins.
Davis Foundry Gallery (509 W. Davis Street, Dallas, near Bolsa) presents Black Magic with an artist reception from 6-10 p.m.
He Says It Like It Is
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 7:30pm
Dream Concert ft. Wrayne Simmons, Marcus Speed and Uriah Jones
TicketsFri., Jan. 27, 8:00pm
An American In Paris
TicketsWed., Feb. 1, 7:30pm
Gabriel Iglesias: FluffyMania
TicketsWed., Feb. 1, 8:00pm
Casa Manana Presents Rapunzel, Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
TicketsFri., Feb. 3, 7:00pm
The Art Foundation presents Fountainhead, a multi-artist take on the grainy image of Duchamp's pisser. It looks fun and the group offering up the evening is new, which is always nice to see. A warning: it's at an address rather than a gallery, so behave. It goes down from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Gibson Company Lofts (824 Exposition Ave., #6).
The Mac presents three new artists: Billy Hassell Watershed, Carol Selter Animal Stories and Daniel-Kayne's Mine...Mine... in a reception from 5:30 to 7:30. (The Mac throws a really good party, y'all.)
Goss-Michael Foundation presents Adam McEwen: This one isn't a party, but you need to check it out. Adam McEwen is kind of a huge deal and this is his pop-infused series of obituaries for the living. It opens to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Oliver Francis Gallery, is showing that awesome Morehshin Allahyari exhibition, The Romantic Self-Exiles and their website lists receptions on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., and then again on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m..
406 Arts (406 S. Haskell Ave.) is getting in the game with a show called Made You Look. It opens on Saturday and runs from 6 to 11 p.m., and while you'd assume there will be booze, you might want to bring a 40 oz, just in case.
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