Visual Art

This Weekend's Must-Go Art Events: a Pop-Up "Microgallery," Satirical Illustrations at Mighty Fine Arts and More

and Rooftop Gardens at PDNB Gallery

154 Glass St., No. 104
Stuart Allen’s explorations of light and color continue with photographs of bubbles. These amorphic shapes against the sky reveal colors we cannot see with the naked eye. Bubble opens with an artist’s reception Saturday from 5-8 p.m. PDNB’s other exhibit, Rooftop Gardens, features photographs of eco-friendly rooftop gardens in conjunction with the release of Brad Temkin's monograph, Rooftop. The exhibit will open with an artist book signing from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Both exhibitions run through June 18. For more info, visit

Sofia Bastidas: Port to Port & TVGOV at CentralTrak
800 Exposition Ave.
Sofia Bastidas engages in a catalyzing debate on the role of contemporary art and questions of urbanism, public and environmental policy, and the seemingly inescapable systemic conflict that shapes urban development in the United States in relationship to the Global South. At CentralTrak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Bastidas will speak about her recent co-curatorial endeavor, Port to Port, which facilitates multi- and interdisciplinary practices, creating networks between global port cities. She will also discuss her collective work with Television Government (TVGOV), an independent research group organized to direct government toward preservation of territory such as land and sea by proposing an economic shift from an income tax, which favors consumption and resource waste, to an eco-tax, which charges for any land, water and air depletion. For more info, visit

What is Cinema? Podcast Episode 3 Release Party
223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
The city-funded arts and culture podcast is back for round three. Recorded at the Texas Theatre by co-hosts Lee Escobedo and Patrick Patterson-Carroll, What is Cinema? will drop episode 3, which discusses Robert Rodriguez’s 20-year-old, Quentin Tarantino-influenced flick, From Dusk till Dawn. Artist and Vice Palace founder Art Peña will join in the discussion for the podcast and also host the launch party at Oak Cliff Cultural Center from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday. The event follows a screening of From Dusk Till Dawn right next door at Texas Theatre and will also feature music from Pyrex Pirates.

Microgallery Pop-up at Umbrella Gallery
2803 Taylor St.
Popular in the New York art scene, “Microgallery” is an exhibition concept in which many artists show smaller works alongside each other, salon-style, in a gallery space. Umbrella Gallery is bringing the concept to Dallas in a one-night-only exhibition of small works from 8-11 p.m. Saturday that will specifically highlight local art that appeals to anyone, from burgeoning art collectors to the most experienced buyers. Expect a diverse cast of artists presenting works in all disciplines.

Texican Spaghetti Wrestling at Mighty Fine Arts
409A North Tyler St.
Clay Stinnet’s new illustrations take cues from wrestling entertainment, advertisements, comic books, racecar drivers, monsters, children’s books and magazines. This is a whole lot of crazy satire and it looks awesome. Some of these works are on brown paper sacks, log slabs or labeled as “action pieces.” Texican Spaghetti Wrestling opens at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mighty Fine Arts with an artist’s reception and live music from Sweatloaf, a Butthole Surfers cover band. More info here.
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