Digital-Distraction at Barry Whistler Gallery Put down your cellphone and see some art this weekend. For his latest work, John Pomara found himself interested in the way digital technology simultaneously connects us and disconnects us. Everyone has that friend who's in constant communication with everyone except the people in front of him. These communicative "visual distractions" were the impetus for his new abstract works that debut at the Barry Whistler Gallery (2909-B Canton St.) at 6 p.m. Saturday. See Digital-Distraction during the opening reception or through November 29. More information at barrywhistlergallery.com.
Faces of Impressionism at the Kimbell Art Museum When he introduced Faces of Impressionism at the media preview, the Kimbell Art Museum's curator George T.M. Shackelford, told the story of a security guard who expressed his delight in seeing Degas' "Family Portrait" on the wall after seeing it in books all his life. For those of us who can't afford to travel to Paris, the Kimbell Art Museum has brought the Musee d'Orsay to Fort Worth. This is the Orsay's largest loan to a museum, ever. The exhibition opens Sunday. Admission is $18. More info at kimbellart.org.
Faces at Liliana Bloch Gallery Before you see the portraiture that comprises Faces of Impressionism at the Kimbell, see a different perspective on the human face in the work of Alicia Henry. The opening reception takes place from 6- 8 p.m. Saturday. More information at lilianablochgallery.com.
SMFW14 at RE Gallery The most fun you're liable to have at an art gallery this weekend happens at RE Gallery for Samantha McCurdy's first solo exhibition. The artist takes an interest in combining fashion with art. This shotgun home turned gallery run by Wanda Dye will be showered in pastel colors, with what the gallery describes as "a runway type aesthetic." There will be a music video and look book to accompany the show. Opening reception takes place from 6-9 p.m Saturday.
New Works by Justin Terveen Earlier this year, USA Today named the Dallas skyline Readers' Choice for 2014 Best International Skyline. Look, I love Reunion Tower as much as the next Dallas lifer, but I'm guessing a lot of the votes were swayed by Justin Terveen's stunning images. The Trinity River has never looked better than through Terveen's lens. See an array of his cityscape photographs when Kettle Art Gallery (2650- B Main St.) debuts his new works in a solo exhibition that opens this weekend, as part of a month dedicated to photography. Kettle is open from 7-10 p.m. Friday and 2 - 10 p.m. Saturday. More info at kettleart.com.