Tonight, a doe-eyed little girl mutilating a teddy bear with a knife will be in the same room with a hummingbird that's innocently resting on a flower. Sounds strange, but that's exactly what you'd want to find at an exhibition entitled Dark and Lovely: New Works by Loretta Gonzalez | Claudia Rivera | Emily Don Juan | Alice Lomas. The exhibit opens at Kettle Art tonight with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free and there are cocktails, which means you've got no excuse for going straight home from work.
The odd and the beautiful collide in this collection from four Dallas artists. Expect a mix of fine and folk art from Emily Donjuan, the sole female member of Sour Grapes, and revisions of the classic theme of good and evil from pop surrealist Alice Lomas. Loretta Gonzales' paintings pay homage to victims of infanticide, and cell phone photos are the inspiration for Claudia Rivera's intimate portraits.
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If you can't make it to the reception tonight, you've got until June 16 to view the collection. Visit kettleart.com for gallery hours and more information.