Melvin Edwards: Five Decades Melvin Edwards has spent the last five decades working in steel. His most famous body of work is a series of small, steel reliefs titled "Lynch Fragments." These 3-dimensional pieces, which Edwards has been making for much of his career, aren't overwhelming in size, but carry a powerful presence. These pieces will be displayed alongside his larger pieces and installations. It may sound redundant, but his work can only be fully realized in person. He's been declared one of America's greatest sculptors. See it from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday or through May 10. Admission to the Nasher is $10. He'll be discussing his work as part of the Nasher 360 Series at 2 p.m. RSVP for that here.
RongRong&inri Chinese/Japanese, Husband/Wife collaborative duo, RongRong&inri are the subject of much of their own work, using black and white photography as a way to document relationships and life. Their work will be at The Modern in Fort Worth, as part of its FOCUS series. See it from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday or through April 5. Admission is $10.
soak stain bleed bloom It sounds like for her exhibition this weekend, Dallas-based artist Kristen Cochran is interested in fluidity. Which is to say that in her work, which will include a series of dunked drawings, lawn paintings and video works, she takes interested both in an open-ended process and result. In the show's description, she gives the definitions of the words in the show's title, as well as examples of use, as though to prepare us a show that challenges the way we discuss and define artistic process and result. I've never previously seen Cochran's work in person, but am very much looking forward to it. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. at the Pollock Gallery on Southern Methodist University's campus. Address: 3140 Dyer St.
Vincent Falsetta: Agendas - Several Decades of Painting Since the 70's, artist Vincent Falsetta has painted abstractions. Recently he debuted new work at Conduit Gallery in a stunning display, and this weekend the UNT on the Square (109 N. Elm St, Denton) gallery offers a peek into his studio practice. See work from all stages of his career. The artist reception is from 5:30 -7:30 p.m Friday.
Piece Out Artistic process as artistic product -- you've probably heard some version of this idea before. The idea that the act of creation is as important as the final output isn't particularly new. It's in the same vein as the notion that the journey is as valuable as the destination. To artist James Rizzi, known as JMR, this concept is most prevalent in street art, with its speedy execution and experimental, rebellious nature. For Piece Out at WAAS Gallery (2722 Logan St.), JMR takes a special interest in visually recording the evolution of his process. His work both on paper and in three dimensions explores the balance between the conscious and subconscious mind. See the work during a free opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Saturday or through March 14. More information at waasgallery.com.