Art to See in Dallas this Weekend | Dallas Observer

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5 Art Exhibitions to See in Dallas This Weekend


RE Gallery Closing Party
Wanda Dye's sharp eye for emerging talent, and endless taste for the perfectly eccentric, turned RE Gallery into one of the can't-miss spaces in Dallas. Since opening a gallery in her shotgun shack in The Cedars three years ago, she's exhibited some of the most interesting Dallas-based and regional artists. But all good things must end, I suppose. This weekend, she shutters the space for good. She's moving home to Alabama to be closer to her family. First, she's throwing a holiday party and giving visitors one last chance to see the show by Butch Anthony. See the work, have a drink and bring a holiday pie. Stop by from 6-10 p.m. Sunday. Her neighbors Eli Walker and Kelly Kroener will re-open their general store with local goodies as well.  

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Pariah, the artist-run space in The Cedars, hosts a three-person exhibition this weekend with the Dallas-based artists Patrick Romeo and Luke Harnden, alongside Maneesh Raj Madahar, a multi-disciplinary artist currently living here in conjunction with the Chalet Dallas exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center where he spends most days as the listener. See their work come together during the opening from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Pariah (1505 Gano St.). 

Architecture as Interface
What is architecture? Buildings, sure, but what else? In Architecture as Interface, artist Susan Giles uses video and sculpture in large and small scale to reconstruct buildings from around the world. Interested in memory and spectatorship, she uses these creations to explore what she considers to be the multi-faceted function of architecture, rearranging our relationship to the buildings all around us. The exhibition of this work opens at Zhulong Gallery (1302 Dragon St.) with an artist talk at 6 p.m. Saturday. More at zhulonggallery.com.

Closing Reception Lorem Ipsum
The Pollock Gallery at SMU has played host to a curatorial experiment for the past few weeks. Using the art of Michael Mazurek, Margaret Meehan, Ryder Richards, Andrew Douglas Underwood, Jesse Morgan Barnett and others, several curators have reconsidered and rearranged the space at various times to demonstrate their individual approaches. The exhibit, Lorem Ipsum, comes to a close this weekend, with your final chance to see the curation of Benjamin Lima. Stop by the closing reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 
Crappity Elves: Brian K. Jones
This weekend, Ro2 Art brings back the popular series of Crappity Elves by Dallas-based artist Brian K. Jones. These cranky creatures will grace the walls of β€” where else β€” the Ro2 bathroom. Rumor has it that a Crappity Elf is likely to show up as well. Show up at 4 p.m. Sunday for the sighting. 
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