Jesse Morgan Barnett & Jeff Gibbons It's a rare opportunity to see two of the smartest artists working in Dallas in the same venue. Which is why you'll want to head to the Goss Michael Foundation's exhibition openings from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Jesse Morgan Barnett mines his own life to create abstract sculptural installations. He fills the room with unassuming objects that relate meaningfully. Barnett's exhibition Personal Life will run concurrently with Auto Relativity Kinetotron by Jeff Gibbons -- an artist who works in numerous media and creates thoughtful, absorbing work. See both for free at Goss Michael Foundation (1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.) through March 6. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. More information at g-mf.org.
Art Con Select Art Con, the popular annual charity event, has slowly been expanding into a year-round venture with a few pop-up concerts and events. This event is a partnership between Art Con and Kettle Art Gallery, the Deep Ellum staple that selected a handful of the event's artists to make their Kettle debut. See the work of Nina Harp, Alison Jardine, Austin McKinney, Jessica Martinez and others during the opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Thursday. The art remains on display through January 31. More at kettleart.com.
Useless Susan Cheal and Paula Whelan are two artists who incorporate found objects into their paintings and sculptures to create three-dimensional pieces that function to embrace or reject both the art form and the found object. The Cliff Gallery at Mountain View College kicks off this dual exhibition with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
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Whoaa There! At Ant Colony this weekend, Whoaa There! displays the work of artists who've mastered the line in their work. See new pieces from Justin Jackley, Larry Carey, Brad Albright and others during the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 421 N. Tyler St.
Terra Firme Minjarez and Sarita Westrup, two artists from the borderlands of Texas and Mexico, take over the Oak Cliff Cultural Center this weekend with their elaborate fiber art. They explore "concepts of cultural identity and relationship to place." See the work during normal gallery hours beginning 1 p.m. Friday.