Josephine Durkin: Maps, Flora and Highlighters Sculptures come in all shapes, sizes, colors and beautiful packages. Especially in the art of Josephine Durkin, a Greenville, Texas-based artist whose colorfully abstract sculptural pieces will be on display in a solo exhibition at Erin Cluley Gallery (414 Fabrication St) that opens at 6 p.m. Saturday. Durkin uses studio debris and leftover material from one piece to create the blueprint for the next work in the series, which allows not only for a never-ending process, but also uses this interest in recycling to inextricably connect the art. There's a strong interest in materiality and fusing abstract painting and sculpture. For this exhibition, she will also create a large site-specific piece. See Josephine Durkin: Maps, Flora and Highlighters through June 6. More information at erincluley.com.
Marjorie Schwarz Goss Michael Foundation continues its focus on Dallas-based artists with one of the city's more interesting painters and collaborative artists, Marjorie Schwarz. For this exhibition she uses portraiture techniques to create a series of work that resembles a domestic photo album. The work will be displayed alongside that of Alex Prager, which is part of the Soluna festival. Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Thursday. More at g-mf.com.
African Amedia It's probably time we put the notion of colorblindness to rest. The last few months should be used as tools, as lessons, as evidence that we need a cultural shift. A big one. Perhaps a step in the right direction will be acknowledgment of the problems, not a blindness, but truly seeing them. African Amedia is a project taking part in that conversation. Described as a satirical art exhibition and performance piece, African Amedia is a fictional television created by Dallas-based artist Adu meant to highlight "some of the negative portrayals, generalizations, and stereotypes the media casts against African Americans." It's a multi-genre exhibit, with mature content, that hopes to engage in the conversation taking place throughout the country right now. Adu is calling it an open letter to the viewer with the hope that it will inspire relationships "based on content of character, not color of skin." See the exhibit and performance during the opening reception at the African American Museum of Dallas (3536 Grand Ave.) 7 p.m. Sunday. More at africanamedia.org.
Chance Dunlap: Oklahoma Breakdown With background in both rural Texas and Oklahoma, artist Chance Dunlap admits to pulling directly from his surroundings for inspiration in his sculpture. He focuses on vivifying the materials, pulling in his experiences, observed surroundings, and the generally impulsive nature of making art. See his work in opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at RO2 Art. Or through June 7. More at ro2art.com.
Erika Jaeggli: FOMO In 21st century America, it's really easy to catch FOMO. This often funny, sometimes perilous acronym which stands for "Fear of Missing Out" explains why you spend so much time stalking your friends on Facebook, or obsessively check your Instagram to see where your friends are hanging out without you. In her upcoming solo exhibition at WAAS Gallery (2722 Logan St.) artist Erika Jaeggli explores the darker side of FOMO. In her charcoal on paper works, she attemps to navigate " the anxiety and sense of dread that threatens the self, convincing you that you do not really exist if you are not socially engaged," as well as what she describes as the impossibility of solitude. See the work in opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. More at waasgallery.com.
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