Justyna Gorowska: FWJG Photographer Francesca Woodman was fascinated by the female body. During the late 70's she shot black and white portraiture, often of women in the nude, playing with the camera to blur or smudge the image further submerging the subject into the medium. Woodman's photographic self-awareness, her sensitive portrayal of the female form, and a personal life marked with tragedy (she committed suicide in 1981 at 22 years old) have given contemporary artists many reasons to obsess over Woodman. One such artist is Polish performance artist Justyna Gorowska, whose first American solo exhibition, FWJG, marries her style with that of Woodman. For this exhibition, which opens at Cydonia Gallery (167 Payne St.) from 6-8 p.m. Friday night, Gorowska immerses herself into Woodman's work. Like Woodman before her, Growska takes an interest in blurring the boundaries between subject and work. The opening reception is free and open to the public and will include a performance. More information at cydoniagallery.com.
Letitia Huckaby: Bayou Baroque Late in February, the previously conjoined galleries Liliana Bloch Gallery and Public Trust announced they would be moving West to join the numbers in the Design District. This weekend, the first show to take over Bloch's space will be a solo exhibition of Letitia Huckaby, which will be part of a project to document the Sisters of the Holy Family Mother House in New Orleans, Louisiana: an African-American congregation, founded in 1842. For this body of work Huckaby uses techniques of portraiture to create photographs printed on fabric of a number of sisters. See it on display in the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. More at lilianablochgallery.com.
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The Public Trust Just next door to Liliana Bloch Gallery, gallerist Brian Gibb re-opens his space The Public Trust with a group show of work by artists including illiam Binnie, Arthur Peña, Brent Ozaeta, Favio Moreno, Misty Keasler, Mylan Nguyen, Taro-Kun, among others. See the new digs during the opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. More at trustthepublic.com.
Jonathan Ramirez's Infinite Sadness For this solo exhibition at WAAS Gallery, multidisciplinary artist Jonathan Ramirez uses painting, sculpture and photography to explore his interest in the process of human decay. To this point, he takes an interest in the human spirit in his work. See his exploration of these ideas from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. More at waasgallery.com.
Kirk Hopper & Cohn Drennan Trust the generosity of gallerists, apparently. Just after Lililana Bloch and Public Trust stopped sharing a space in Deep Ellum, Kirk Hopper Fine Art has invited Cohn Drennan Contemporary to host a temporary concurrent exhibition in its space. Currently Cohn Drennan's Exposition Park space is still recovering from a building fire. Kirk Hopper Fine Art opens an exhibition of new work by painter Annabel Livermore, who creates dreamlike landscapes. Cohn Drennan hosts an exhibition of artists Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch. See the galleries in opening reception from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday. More information at kirkhopperfineart.com.