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COURTESY THE GREEN GALLERY, MILWAUKEE Fair Play A Dripping With Models I Am Waters Foundation Luncheon COURTESY CB 1 GALLERY, LOS ANGELES merican modernist painter Charles Demuth saw The Figure 5 in Gold, but this month we'll be seeing five (and seven) in green and black. As in, year five of the Dallas Art Fair, as well as the coming of Seven (its logo, a black seven billiard ball) to Dallas Contemporary, as a Fair wrapped within a Fair, inserted into a nonprofit. Here's more numerology we love: 83 — the number of exhibitors at the incisively curated convergence. Charles Andresen's Temporal The gallerists arrive from Seoul, London, Paris, Tempo, 2012, at The Green Gallery Milan, Monterrey, Tokyo and the UK, as well as American art capitals New York and L.A.; also hometown Dallas (Dragon Street to Deep Ellum), Houston and even Milwaukee. The art smart and the curious will collide Fair-side Friday through Sunday, April 12 through 14, with a not-to-be-missed Preview Gala on Thursday, April 11. The setting will be the handsome, modernist and decidedly non-cookie-cutter spaces of Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) in Mira Schor's Beginning of Summer, 2012, the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Just in: at CB 1 Gallery Top Dallas collectors and art types will lead tours on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. Take a spin through the Dallas Art Fair 2013 and Seven at Dallas Contemporary with insiders including Becky Bruder, Peter Doroshenko, Daniel Gotvald, Tammy Cotton Hartnett, Mark E. Jacobs and more (RSVP required to Kelly Coppock, kelly.coppock@ The best way to take it all in is via a Patron Pass, $350 per person, which provides access to the most coveted Fair events including the Preview Gala and its sizzling After-Party at The Joule, as well as the preview of Seven's Caja Dallas at Dallas Contemporary, private openings at The Power Station, Nasher Sculpture Center, The Goss-Michael-Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, and three-day admission to the Fair. For the ultimate insider way to go, snap up a Premiere Patron Pass, $650 per person, which includes all the perks of the Patron Pass, plus coveted first chance at the Fair's fare, by gaining one-hour early admission to the Preview Gala, while enhancing your contribution to the Preview Gala's three beneficiaries — Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. (Preview Gala tickets alone, $250). Note: A limited number of Patron Passes and Premiere Patron Passes remain; to secure yours or a Preview Gala ticket, visit or contact Lauren Burgin at 214.220.1278, General admission $25 adult one-day pass ($20 for seniors and students), $50 adult three-day pass ($40 for seniors and students). Advance purchase; tickets also available at the door during Fair days. Catherine D. Anspon Art Notes T COLLECTOR'S CONVERSATION brought to byto by you brought you DALLAS ART FAIR Julia Dippelhofer and Michael Nevin, co-founders and co-owners of Brooklyn-based The Journal Gallery, field questions from Dallasbased collector Christen Wilson. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALLERY SONJA ROESCH Christen Wilson For the rest of the dialogue, navigate DALLAS ART FAIR: APRIL 12 – 14, 2013; PREVIEW GALA APRIL 11, 2013 WWW.DALLASARTFAIR.COM he Great Eight begin with Neo Geo: Jonathan Leach's art is the future mixed with a dose of '80s neo geo, but there's no arguing with the persuasion of his precisionist painting at Gallery Sonja Roesch (through April 27). The Year of Bianconi: Sculptor, installationist and alchemical performance artist the marked-forgreatness Italian Andrea Bianconi returns to Barbara Davis Gallery in "Love Story" where he concocts an extraordinary site-specific wall drawing formed from live flowers (through April 20). Mickey D's: Just when you thought our art world was becoming market driven, there's "Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger," a Paul Horn CrackPot Production Andrea Bianconi's Garden, 2013, at Barbara Davis Gallery in tandem with Solomon Kane. This one-night-only happening pops up in the kid's birthday party room at McDonald's at North Main and 1-45 on (natch) Monday, April 1, 6 to 8 pm, with the unofficial after-party Taco Taco at Tex-Mex joint Andy's in the Heights. The lineup to dates encompasses notables Sharon Engelstein, Aaron Parazette, Rachel Hecker, Brent Bruni Comiskey, Lester Marks and Whitney Biennial talent Daniel Johnston. Pop Explosion: Texas art master Ray Phillips solos at Laura Rathe Fine Art (through April 20) with a new series of paintings with inspirations drawn from his golden American childhood. We'll be there! Twaddle's Tiles: Randy Twaddle's artistic practice embraces a tantalizing dose of design. Check out the Houston talent's new drawings, collages and most especially a fresh series of tiles at Moody Gallery, which are manufactured here in town (though April 20). Surrealism on the Town: It's a double-header at Hooks-Epstein Gallery, which pairs a duo of Surrealists, Kelly Scott Kelley and Ross Richmond, who engage with, respectively, painting and glass (through April 20). Watch for Richmond's almost Gothic figures — so hauntingly creepy. Palace Intrigue: Don't miss the Art Palace debut for a very promising MFAH Core Fellow: Tatiana Istomina, who unveils a series of greatly anticipated paintings and conceptual creations that address the history of American modernism via a fictionalized female protagonist. The Russian-born talent, who also works in video, was a Kandinsky Prize finalist in 2012 (April 5 – May 11). A Marching Band's in the House: The Mitchell Center's Artist in Residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain joins with the UH Cougar Marching Band to enact a project that spans two years and culminates with "En Masse," an extraordinary alfresco performance at Discovery Green Saturday, April 20, 4 to 8 pm (free). Former Mitchell Center Artist in Residence, multidisciplinary artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, directs. FYI: Roumain, who's appeared on stage at Carnegie Hall, has to date collaborated with diverse impresarios from Philip Glass to Lady Gaga. Empire State of Mind: Support Dominic Walsh Dance Theater's Joyce Theater debut in Manhattan with the clever cocktail fund-raiser Empire State of Mind Thursday, May 2, at Deborah Colton Gallery, chaired by Miz Colton and Mady Kades. Manhattans and a dance performance will be served (tickets Ashley Dennis, adennis@dwdt. org). Catherine D. Anspon Jonathan Leach's Broken Line, 2013, at Gallery Sonja Roesch C ityCentre is abuzz with food-centered happenings. Seasons 52 Restaurant Group — a fresh grill/wine bar concept with a seasonally changing menu and a menu with no item over 475 calories — has just signed a lease for a second Houston location at CityCentre, opening later this year; the first is at the new Dinerstein-developed Millennium High Street space on Westheimer, opening late this month. Opening at Hanover Rice Village are several new restaurants, including Cloud 10 Creamery (a new-concept ice cream shop from Chris Leung, sous chef at Kata Robota), Nash D'Amico's Italian coffeehouse Fellini and two new restaurant concepts from local restaurateurs Charles Clark and Grant Cooper (Ibiza, Brasserie 19, and Coppa Ristorante), Coppa Osteria and Punk's Simple Southern Food … In a two-story house on West Gray, Kevin Bryant (late of The Capital downtown) opens his own Southern-coastalcuisine restaurant dubbed Eleven XI — inspired by 11:11, the wishing hour — this month. Look for Bryant to be active giving back to community nonprofits … Chef David Guerrero is relocating his Peruvian restaurant Alma from Eldridge Parkway to 1722 California in the Montrose, the space where he intended to open EVO late last year. It seems Guerrero is putting off EVO until he feels the timing is right for that incubator concept, which will feature small plates and multi-course tasting menus that reflect his Latin heritage … Happy birthday, chef Monica Pope. She celebrates 50 years and 20 in the restaurant business Sunday, April 28, at her Sparrow Bar + Cookshop (which will be fêted during this celebration with a brunch-for-dinner event benefitting Making It Better, 6 to 9 pm). Tickets are $125, at Laurann Claridge Restaurant Buzz Michael: Biggest break: opening our new space. We had been in a shoebox of a space for five years after leaving the East Village, where we had been from 2004 to 2007. We were all sitting at one small desk, a little too close for comfort, and it was impossible to have any privacy. People would come in and drop off things for the editorial office, or the gallery director, not knowing that we were all right there. BRUNO Michael: I started the journal in 1999, during my first year of school at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. Julia was an au pair in the next town over, and we both signed up for a black-and-white photography course at the school. I had just published the first issue of the journal at Kinko's and gave her a copy. The photography teacher basically set Julia Dippelhofer and Michael us up by suggesting Julia and I work Nevin, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn on an assignment together. After graduating, we moved to NY and shortly after took over a large garage space on East 6th Street in the East Village, which became the journal office. The gallery grew out of having so much space and involved the people we were working with for the magazine. It was a really exciting time with so many people coming by. We never planned to have a commercial gallery; we just wanted to show art, have fun and inspire others. One day a collector came in and bought 25 drawings, which was really the start of the gallery. Up until that time, we had only really thought about the magazine, and we liked the energy and immediacy that the gallery added. MAGNUS UNNAR Take us to the beginning. What's the story behind the start of The Journal Gallery? Where and when did you and co-founder Julia Dippelhofer meet? Which came first, the gallery or the magazine? Jerry Hall Model Jerry Hall, former wife of Mick Jagger, and Major League Baseball's former starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, JR Richard, are honored at the I Am Waters Foundation Luncheon Thursday, April 18, 11:30 am, at Minute Maid Union Station Lobby. Heavy-hitters Gregg Davis, Paul Hobby, Roger Clemens, Richard Fant and Steve Trauber chair; supermodels Cheryl Tiegs, Kelly Emberg, Kim Alexis, Joan Severence, Julie Henderson and Miss USA and actress Crystal Stewart are guests of honor. That's some lineup. Tickets from JR Richard $750, through 832.900.0429;

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