Art in a Dungeon? You Know You Wanna

To break in their new space in Expo Park, Cohn Drennan Contemporary’s inaugural show, scrapbook, takes us on trip through Texas counterculture from 1982-2002. With a book release and photography exhibition by Dan Allen, the show pays homage to the neighborhood with its portraits of the people who frequented the punk, gothic, riot girl, and dance clubs, and took part in the dungeon performance art (bring that back, please). You might even know someone in the photos, especially if you hang around the Meridian Room, or used to hang out at the Bar of Soap. So what makes Allen’s work so important? It’s giving us a concise collection of the environment that has made Expo Park so rich in history. The counterculture hasn’t gone anywhere. scrapbook opens at 6 p.m. Saturday and the exhibition runs until June 21 at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, 4118 Commerce St. More information at cohndrennancontemporary.com.
Sat., June 7, 6 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. Starts: June 7. Continues through June 21, 2014
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