Five Art Exhibitions to See this Weekend

Nature in Our Backyard & Vida Cubana
Currently on display at Sun to Moon Gallery (1515 Levee St.) is a photographic exploration of the Trinity River and the Great Trinity Forest called Nature in our Backyard. One of the only galleries in Dallas to specialize in photography, specifically that of the great outdoors, Sun to Moon consistently reminds visitors of the beauty surrounding them. In Vida Cubana, a concurrent exhibition opening at 5 p.m. Saturday, R.P. Washburne takes us on a timely, visual trip to Cuba. As he puts it, “ everywhere you turn in Cuba there's another goldmine for the eyes.” See the two exhibitions and marvel at the wonderful world we inhabit. More at suntomoon.com.

Summer 2015 at Erin Cluley Gallery
In her first year, Erin Cluley has racked up a pretty stellar lineup of artists, both Dallas-based and beyond. Let's review a few of them: Cassandra Emswiler Burd and her lovely tile tables and reliefs; Kevin Todara and his painterly photographs; Zeke Williams and his vivid color play; and let's not forget Chivas Clem and his glittery paintings and VHS sculptures. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Erin Cluley Gallery (414 Fabrication St.) opens a group exhibition featuring these artists and more. The art is endless. More at erincluley.com.  
Judy Clark: Remember Me
Judy Clark uses collages to explore the ideas of traditional portraiture. She builds layered collages into abstract figurative pieces that she describes as being "composed from instinct, dreams and memories." Her work will be on display at the Ant Colony (421 N. Tyler St.) in an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. 

Fun Show, III  
Photographs Do Not Bend hosts its biennial Fun Show, which sounds like an eclectic, "curated" flea market. A bevy of oddities and collectibles hand selected by the gallery director, Burt Finger, will be on display. Examples this year include a talking money bank, a WWII issue Canteen, model airplanes and more. See all the stuff and maybe leave with some of it during an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. 

Circuit 12 Summer Show
This weekend, Circuit 12 Contemporary opens its gorgeous new space with a group exhibition, alongside the launch of its new in-gallery store, Primer. The show will feature an array of artists both Dallas-based — including Jeff Gibbons & Gregory Ruppe, Lucas Martell and Arthur Peña (who happens to be my boyfriend) — and from beyond our fair city, such as Andrew Schoultz, POSE and (*cough* the only woman *cough*) Cecelia Salama. See the show and check out the new digs from 6 -10 p.m. Saturday. More at circuit12.com. 

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