The Soft Uncanny

Dallas-based Lily Hanson is master of what art critic Charissa Terranova has called "the soft uncanny." Or maybe it's the "snuggly strange." A sculptor and textile artist, Hanson creates large abstract squishy objects by meticulous sewing and stitching of fabric and foam. She recently received the Dallas Museum of Art's Dozier Travel Grant. Artist Jason Singleton, a UT Austin grad who now lives in New York, uses collage, photography and sculpture to create works with a harder, creepier edge. Check out works by these up-and-coming artists side-by-side and imagine them mating; the art world might get ominous cuddly. Or huggable sinister. It's worth pondering. The opening reception is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and features a performance by the Denton electro-acoustic band Mom. Show runs through July 28. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and by appointment. The And/Or Gallery is located at 4221 Bryan St. Call 214-824-2442.
Wednesdays, Saturdays. Starts: July 7. Continues through July 28
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