Cutie & The Boxer Artists Noriko and Ushio Shinohara earned international acclaim for their 2013 documentary Cutie and the Boxer, which was nominated for an Academy Award. The film explored the couple's relationship and their artistic practices, following the way they've intertwined life and careers as Japanese artists living in America. Ushio works in painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture, and Noriko is best known for her "Cutie and Bullie" Series, which includes drawings, paintings and prints based on herself and Ushio. See their work at Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce St.) at the opening reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday or through April 11. More information at kirkhopperfineart.com.
Caroline Mousseau A recent New Yorker review of a contemporary painting show at the MoMA posed the question, "Is There Anything Left to Paint?" In some ways rhetorical, in others sobering. A painter working today wrestles with a medium centuries old, struggling to say something new. Something that Cydonia Gallery's next exhibiting artist, Caroline Mousseau probably knows all too well. The Canadian artist opens her first international solo exhibition at Cydonia (161 Payne St.) with a reception from 6-8 p.m Friday. See her complex exploration of the medium, for which she experiments with surface and manipulates paint. The exhibition remains on view through April 3. Admission is free. More information at cydoniagallery.com.
Kelly Kroener:Corework Two words are not foreign to Kelly Kroener: community and collaboration. In the few years that the Cincinnati-born artist has lived in Dallas, she's co-founded multiple artist initiatives and invested time and energy into her adopted neighborhood, The Cedars. With a background in painting, sculpture and fashion, Kroener will exhibit her newest work at RE Gallery (1717 Gould St.) in a solo exhibition, Corework. The opening reception for the show will take place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. More information at REGallery.com.
Blue, Yellow, Red Primary colors might get a bad rap. The newest show at Barry Whistler Gallery was inspired by a piece at the National Galerie in Berlin and the viewing of Barnett Newman's "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV, 1969-70." It makes a splendid argument for the continued necessity of these primary colors in all work. A conversation the Gallery hopes to continue with its new exhibition Blue, Yellow, Red, which features the work of Ellsworth Kelly, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, and John Wilcox. See the work in an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Barry Whistler Gallery (2909 B Canton St.) or during regular gallery hours through April 25. More information at barrywhistlergallery.com.
Resonate at Out of the Loop Festival Here's one more reason to head up to addison for the 10-day Out of the Loop Fringe Festival: In addition to the performing arts, the theater hosts an art show featuring local painter CJ Miller. The opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.