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ART NOTES: SUPER SEVEN C ue the Feminist P a i n t e r. I t 's perfectly fitting that the sister- owned art space 1 2 . 2 6 w o u l d be the domain of L.A. painter Amy Bessone's latest work, presented in "Amy's World." The fluidly rendered canvases pluck from the artist's personal cosmology, a lexicon that's equal parts enchantment and enigma, peopled with goddesses, warriors, bathers, crones, and other female archetypes (through October 30). Noteworthy Nic. There's something about Nic Nicosia, his deadpan humor and skewering of upper-middle-class schemes and dreams. We've been fans ever since his retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston back in the day. At Erin Cluley Gallery, see Nicosia's latest photo- based images, droll takes on home design and art collecting, in "homemade stories" (October 9 – November 13). Esoteric Essences. At sister space Cluley Projects, Dallas talent Du Chau unfurls reductive wall sculpture honed from porcelain and wire, works both intimate and cosmic at the same time. Catch his contemplative exhibition "Rhythm by Heart" for an excuse to slow down (October 2 – 30). Modernism Calling. A titan of Texas artist is reconsidered in an epic survey at Kirk Hopper Fine Art. "Alexandre Hogue: Modern Work" reveals the breadth and depth of the painter's career. It's a scholarly and engaging look at the late Hogue (1898-1994), whose seven decades making art encompasses many inventive and surprising chapters, including his development of a cool calligraphic sensibility reflected in canvases of the '60s and '70s that anticipate contemporary geometric painting. Art historian Susie Kalil (author of the 2011 Hogue volume An American Visionary) pens the exhibition catalog essay (through October 30). Mystic Point of View. Contemporary Mongolian talent Nomin Bold makes a bold Texas debut at Liliana Bloch Gallery, a space known for its activist stance and global perspective. The Documenta-exhibited artist questions tradition while utilizing Buddhist symbols and the form of historical Mongolian painting, thus commenting on the tropes and values of current culture (October 9 – December 30). Inflated Steel. Texas Tech sculpture professor William Cannings comes in from the wilds of West Texas to bring his adroit inflated steel sculptures, which to us always conjure thoughts of Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds. The Brit-born Cannings s o l o s a t C r i s Worley Fine Arts, marking his seventh appearance with the gallery (October 9 – November 13) Silhouettes of the Profound. Fresh from her residency at Artpace San Antonio, DFW-area artist Leticia Huckaby continues her deeply textured work pairing photography and fabric. Huckaby's haunting portraits at Talley Dunn Gallery present 15 refugee or immigrant subjects from countries with majority Black populations. Their life- size visages directly engage the viewer (through October 30). A CACHE OF GALLERY SHOWS DEFINES THE FALL. HERE'S WHERE TO BE — AND WHY WE'RE GOING — AS OCTOBER ARRIVES. By Catherine D. Anspon Du Chau's Memory No.41, 2021, at Cluley Projects Alexandre Hogue's Four Into Four, 1960, at Kirk Hopper Fine Art Nomin Bold's One, 2020, at Liliana Bloch Gallery 28

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