Stephen Lapthisophon, Jeff Gibbons, Vincent Ramos Conduit Gallery presents exhibitions by three artists who couldn't be more different. Stephen Lapthisophon is one of Dallas' veteran artists, who incorporates surprising materials into his work on canvas, including spices, coffee grounds, or pigmented animal fats. Concurrently there will be an exhibition by intermedia artist Jeff Gibbons, who has had an incredible start to 2015, as he is part of a two person exhibition at Goss-Michael Foundation. Gibbons creates work that is often hard to describe, seemingly interested as much in philosophy as the act of creation. The third artist on display is Vincent Ramos, who has created two series of drawings and collages that explore the current immigration debate, class and race issues in America. Promises to be an engaging night of art. See it from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
Kevin Todora: New Photographic Work Often in a photograph there is more than meets the eye. What's just out of view? What happened the second before? Or the second after? Dallas-based artist Kevin Todora takes questions like these and raises them further. In his recent photographic works, he challenges the medium itself, manipulating images and the display of them in order to question the value of the image in today's media-saturated life. Todora's newest work will be on display at Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication St. See it in an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday or through March 28. More information at erincluley.com.
Kristina Paabus: In for ItThe Safe Room at the Texas Theatre mixes things up this month with an exhibition curated by Lauren Fulton, a different Lauren than Miss Gray who curates kickass show after kickass show. Fulton lives and works in Chicago, and for this show at the Safe Room she sends us the work of Kristina Paabus, an artist interested in the way "systems create or falsify order." Her work for in for it will be 2 and 3-dimensional. See it in opening exhibition from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
Private Eyes | Grey Sunsets Circuit 12 Contemporary pulls together a group show that might seem a little calm in the aftershocks of the recent exhibitions, Sundowner and PRTY PPL, but no less relevant. In Private Eyes | Grey Sunsets, artists from outside Dallas borders are brought together in a group show that seems heavy on mixed media and painting, with artists like Cameron Welch who incorporates influences like Hip Hop and graffiti into his work, alongside Los Angeles-based Mandy Lyn Perez, whose paintings are heavily textured objects. See the work in stunning array from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
Frank Bowling's Map Paintings Recently the Dallas Museum of Art acquired "Marcia H Travels," its first painting by Frank Bowling, an abstract artist who made numerous contributions to the field, not the least of which was his advocacy for black artists worldwide. His series of Map Paintings from the 1970's are a stunning exploration of color, which use world maps in the background. See the DMA's new piece along with a few curated from personal collections when this small show opens Sunday. Admission is free.
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