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DALLAS CONTEMPORARY'S AVIAN-ASSISTED ASSEMBLAGES, A MYTHIC SOUTHERN CREATOR TAKES ON CERAMICS, AMERICA GONE TOPSY TURVY, AND FANTASTIC VISIONS FROM EAST TEXAS By Catherine D. Anspon O ne highlight of Dallas Arts Month is always the big reveal of the Dallas Contemporary's spring lineup: four museum solos that showcase mid-career to senior talents or introduce promising emerging voices. The month's openings serve as the swan song for outgoing museum director Peter Doroshenko, who led the DC for more than a decade and put the institution on the international art map with shows for significant artists including Julian Schnabel, Helmut Lang, David Salle, John Currin, Yoshitomo Nara, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Dynamic deputy director Carolina Alvarez-Mathies steps into a new role as executive director. Fittingly showcased now are two exhibitions Doroshenko organized, beginning with Houston-based, internationally exhibited Joe Havel, known also for his role as director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Glassell School of Art. Havel's practice, which propelled him to the Whitney (Continued) ALL IMAGES COURTESY THE ARTISTS. BORNA SAMMAK ALSO COURTESY JTT, NYC; AND SADIE COLES HQ, LONDON. NATALIE WADLINGTON ALSO COURTESY LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT. SPRING QUARTET Lonnie Holley's Memorial at Friendship Church, 2006 Hannah, Joe Havel's African gray parrot, and co-creator for "Parrot Architecture" 54

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