Visual Art

5 Art Events for Your Weekend, June 15-17

Reciprocated Salvage at CentralTrak
800 Exposition Ave.
12 p.m. Saturday

This show is all about emotional expression. Melanie Bonajo’s work is influenced by programming algorithms, mathematical formulas and physics. Emotional outbursts are salvaged from interfaces such as iPhone photostream and reciprocated in compilation. Vivian Fu examines how self-portraiture has moved from a strictly artistic pursuit into the lives of everyday people as they reframe, self-analyze and publicly display the results. Her “selfie” work is a means of exploring ego in a way that seeks to communicate primal, forbidden, subconscious and feminist ideology. More info at

Art Talk: Bonny Leibowitz, Mixed Media and Exposed Processes in Contemporary Art at Liliana Bloch Gallery
2271 Monitor St.
3 p.m. Saturday

Bonny Leibowitz talks about how she arrived at her current body of work, New Artifacts, currently on display at Liliana Bloch. She will discuss how the materials she used support her concepts and aesthetics. Leibowitz uses textiles from all over the world to reference culture and history, honoring materials both handmade and created by technology. Photography, vinyl and plastics are also used to curate her New Artifacts. More info at

KWTXR at South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave.
4 p.m. Saturday

Based on a fictitious character named KaraWalkerTexasRange, KWTXR is a body of work that memorializes black victims of police shootings over the past 25 years. Its central theme is a fantasy narrative in which the character time travels and reverses the outcome of the victim’s confrontations with police. Key elements of the narrative co-opt religious symbols and rituals, combined with conspiracy theories and science fiction. The collective frustration and heavy sense of loss that these events have created is conveyed. More info at

Rachel Cox: Feel Some Type of Way at Talley Dunn Gallery
5020 Tracy St.
6 p.m. Saturday

A solo exhibition of new work by Rachel Cox, this series of new photographs considers connections between objects and behavior and how we depend on certain objects to combat feelings of social inadequacy. Working with images of hot tubs and associated items, Cox draws attention to the absurdity of our need for objects and the affected sense of intimacy that they can provide. Seemingly straightforward images offer a subtle glimpse into human tendencies that often go unnoticed. More info at

Multiplicity: Theory, Method, and Media at Talley Dunn Gallery
5020 Tracy St.
6 p.m. Saturday

Jesse Meráz curates this show of abstract works that are both individualistic and universal. These artists share an affinity for both intuitive faculties and underlying grammar or mathematics. Gabriel Dawe works with thread and textiles to create large-scale installations that address social constructions, their relation to evolutionary theory, and nature. Ricardo Paniagua uses vivid colors and static patterns to turn his three-dimensional tessellations into interactive sculptures. Susie Rosmarin uses a precisely calibrated geometry to produce a wide range of optical effects in her work for grids of color with undulating, vibrating surfaces. Rusty Scruby’s photographic reconstructions incorporate unique technical processes, capturing natural transitions such as sunsets or tides. Jon Vogt creates video and sound installations that explores shifting patterns of interference. More info at
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