5 Art Exhibitions to See this Weekend

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We Are All Homeless at The MAC
Willie Baronet started collecting signs made by homeless individuals in 1993. Now with more than 1,000 signs, his project has developed into an exhibit called We Are All Homeless. This attempt to confront an uncomfortable issue has been shown nationally and featured on NPR and The Huffington Post. The MAC (1601 S. Ervay St.) is near many community and homeless-outreach organizations, including The Stewpot, and it will host the first in Baronet’s new series of exhibitions, art talks and site-specific projects. New Urban Landscape: We Are All Homeless is in conjunction with a group show by members of The Stewpot Art Program. This exhibit demonstrates how the arts provide an outlet for those in need and play a vital role in creating a dialogue between people. It opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, and patrons are encouraged to bring an art supply to donate to The Stewpot Art Program. For more info, visit the-mac.org. 

Three Forbidden F Words: Faith, Family, and Fathers at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Earlier this month, Fort Worth native Sedrick Huckaby was among seven Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 winners in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. His self-portrait, “Sedrick, Sed, Daddy,” will spend the rest of the year occupying an entire wall of the gallery along with works from 42 other artists chosen from 2,500 submissions. His newest exhibit, Three Forbidden F Words: Faith, Family, and Fathers, opens Saturday at Valley House Gallery (6616 Spring Valley Road) and runs through May 7. Known for vibrant, large portraits and murals with thick layers of paint, this show will also feature sculpture and drawings. For more info, visit valleyhouse.com.

Spelboken at Talley Dunn Gallery
More than thirty feet in length and ten feet high, "Garden Plot" is a monumental installation of cut paper designs and painted board that sprawls across Talley Dunn Gallery's primary wall. It is the centerpiece of this exhibit and Natasha Bowdoin’s largest work to date, incorporating outsized flowers and looping tendrils of text transcribed largely from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Nature. The installation embodies the changeable roles that nature plays in our imagination, both orderly and chaotic. The opening reception is Friday at 6 p.m. and Spelboken runs through May 14 at 5020 Tracy St. For more info, visit talleydunn.com.

Skin at Cris Worley Fine Arts
This solo exhibition of geometric paintings by Timothy Harding explores the fluid relationship between pictorial space and the three-dimensional realm. While his previous work has been a direct response to the space it inhabits, this work is about objects occupying space in general. There are references to various art and architectural movements, from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalist paintings and architectural theory. Skin opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at 1845 E. Levee St. and runs through May 7. For more info, visit crisworley.com. 

Quad Line at Galleri Urbane Dallas
A combination of planning and intuition, Rachel Hellmann’s first solo exhibition is like a kite directed by four different strings. And much like a kite, these sculptural paintings and works on paper appear simultaneously weightless and alluring. Expressions of geometry and dimensionality explore their perceptions of painting-as-object. The three-dimensional nature of these paintings influences the impact of light, as well as the variations of color, drawing the viewer in with a desire to ponder the physical presence of each work. The paintings on paper are physically flat, but suggest depth and three-dimensionality. The exhibit will open on Saturday with a reception from 6-8 p.m. and run through May 7 at 2277 Monitor St. For more info, visit galleriurbane.com.

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