The Better to Paint You With, My Dear

Think of Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George as a roast on canvas, where — rather than having insults hurled at them — two artists will be lovingly caricatured by friends and fellow artists. In fact, nearly a hundred contributions will line the walls of CentralTrak, the UT Dallas Artists Residency (800 Exposition Ave.), demonstrating the immense respect and affection that Brian Jones and Brian Scott have generated in their 25 years in the Dallas arts community. The pair — who are partners in life and frequent collaborators in art — go by “Chuck and George,” and even if you don’t know them, you know their work. Jones did an iconic series of Big Tex in flames that you surely saw after the fiery incident in 2013; Scott’s grotesque imagery includes studies of carnies and male genitalia. Given their fondness for private parts and general campiness, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of tributes their friends come up with. View Chuck and George through the adoring eyes of dozens of their peers during the opening reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. The exhibit continues through April 4. Admission is free; see centraltrak.org for more.
Fri., Feb. 13, 8-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through April 4, 2015
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