Must-See Art Guide: Dallas

This week's guide includes Jeff Baker, Nate Lowman, David Salle, and more.

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Paul Booker, Yellow Arrows: Five Obstacles (2014). Courtesy of Cris Worley Fine Arts.
Susan Barnett, Bohr and Heisenberg in the Neural Net (2015). Courtesy of Conduit Gallery.
Jeff Baker. Courtesy of Conduit Gallery.
Jessica Simorte, Untitled (Lavender Back Stripes) (2014). Courtesy of Galleri Urbane.
Irby Pace, Prada (2014). Courtesy of Galleri Urbane.
Jesse Merez, Smell My Pretty (2015). Courtesy of Ro2 Art.
Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections (2013). Courtesy of Dallas Contemporary.
Nate Lowman, Sideshow Bob Marley (2014). Courtesy of Dallas Contemporary.
David Salle, Swamp Music (2013). Courtesy of Dallas Contemporary.
Michael Craig-Martin. Courtesy of The Goss-Michael Foundation.

Heading to Big D this week? Not only will you find big hats, big hair, and big horns, but there are also big art shows all happening in Texas’s second largest city, Dallas. (And next week, the Dallas Art Fair returns, with socialites, blue chip gallerists, and savvy collectors turning out in full Southern force. The fair, located in the city’s Downtown Arts District, is more than just the showstopper of Dallas Art Week; it’s a serious new destination on the art culture map.)

This oil-rich city is investing a lot in their Arts District, even if it seems that it’s all going to the Cowboys, it’s not. This week’s featured shows include a wide variety of talent from local Dallasites to established global artists. From Susan Barnett’s geometric shapes to David Salle’s collage-like paintings, these exhibitions highlight the city’s major art shows happening this week. With shows such as Paul Booker’s Flow Through at Cris Worley Fine Arts and Jeff Baker’s Code at Conduit Gallery, viewers can see how the two Texan artists use different mediums as a mean for self-expression.

If you want to catch the latest international art stars to touch down in the Lone Star State, head over to Dallas Contemporary to see three shows all happening at once: start  with Anila Quayyum Agha’s Intersections, who was recently exhibited at Art Dubai with Aicon Gallery, then head to Nate Lowman’s new exhibition titled America Sneezes, and finish off with David Salles’ Debris. And if you’re just looking to for a night out on the town, head over to Goss-Michael Foundation for the MTV RE:DEFINE art auction and gala honoring Young British Artist, Michael Craig-Martin to fight against and bring awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Whether you’re looking for a Texas-size helping of culture or just for a few activities to fill the gap before the much anticipated Dallas Art Week, which is set to open a week from today, this guide should have you covered.

Exhibition: “Flow Through
When: April 4–May 9, 2015 (Opening Reception: April 4)
Where: Cris Worley Fine Arts, 1845 Levee Street, #110, Dallas, Texas

Exhibition: Copenhagen
When: April 4–May 9, 2015
Where: Conduit Gallery, 1626 Hi Line Drive, #C, Dallas, Texas

Exhibition: Code
When: April 4–May 9, 2015
Where: Conduit Gallery, 1626 Hi Line Drive, #C, Dallas, Texas

Exhibition: Explosions in the Sky” / “Thank You for Coming
When: April 4—May 1,2015
Where: Galleri Urbane, 2277 Monitor Street, Dallas, Texas

Exhibition: Haute Fauxx—Jesse Meraz
When: April 4–May 3, 2015
Where: Ro2 Art, 110 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas

Exhibition: “Anila Quayyum Agha” / “Nate Lowman” / “David Salle”
When: April 9–August 23, 2015
Where: Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas Texas

Exhibition: 2015 MTV RE:DEFINE
When: April 10, 2015
Where: The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Texas

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