5 Art Exhibitions to See in Dallas This Weekend

Dallas Gallery Day
It's not often enough that you can be assured nearly every gallery in town will have doors open and art on the walls. That's exactly what Dallas Gallery Day is for. Previously split into East and West, this year will be the first all-city version. If you've been looking for an excuse to stop by WAAS Gallery, Zhulong Gallery, Barry Whistler Gallery, The Public Trust or more than 25 others, dedicate a few hours between 1-8 p.m. Saturday. More at dallasgalleryday.com.

Bruce Lee Webb
If you're familiar with the work of Bruce Lee Webb, you're likely also familiar with the eponymous Webb Gallery in Waxahachie. If you're not, you should find your way to {neighborhood} this weekend. He paints with an eccentric, folk art perspective that is immediately goofy, a little eerie and fully likable. Chat up Webb at the opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Saturday; the store will be open for gallery day. More at www.neighborhood-store.com.

Biennial:Origins in Geometry
The MADI Museum is a surprising space. A colorful building tucked into a corner of Uptown, it's one of the only spaces in the world dedicated to geometric art. You'll have your chance to check out the space from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Friday at the opening reception for Biennial: Origins in Geometry, a juried competition dedicated to the emerging artists working in geometric reception. The exhibit will be open through October 6. 

Cheryl Finfrock: The Quiet Person's Chronicle
The dramatic scenarios in the paintings by Austin-based artist Cheryl Finfrock will likely feel right at home when they hang on the walls at the Magnolia Theatre. There's a tension in her work that turns the figures she paints into characters. The title of her show opening at 6 p.m. Thursday, The Quiet Person's Chronicle, infuses a story and a psychology into the pieces  bringing them into a whole new life. See the work at the gallery space in the bar through August 15. More at ro2art.com.

Swelter, Summer Group Show
In keeping with the tradition of group shows in the summer, Kirk Hopper opens a show featuring a handful of artists who work with somewhat darker approaches, or as the press release described it, "an added edge of intensity and ominousness." The Dallas-based and regional artists featured in the show include Carlos Donjuan, Annette Lawrence, Ed Blackburn, Shayne Murphy, among others, along with a site-specific installation by Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup. The opening reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, but the gallery will be open for Dallas Gallery Day.  More at Kirkhopperfineart.com. 

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