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PaperCity Dallas April 2023

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DOOLIN X DEUX ROAD TRIP WONDERS OF WEBB GALLERY Kaleta Doolin's Improved Janson: A Woman on Every Page, 2022, at Erin Cluley Gallery Above; Cruz Ortiz's Olivia y Janie at the Hispanic Gala, 2023, at Lone Gallery Right: Preston Douglas' The Tension in Total Surrender, 2022, at 7th Space KEVIN TODORA SATELLITE FAIR IN ORBIT D allas Invitational Art Fair, a free fair at the Fairmont Dallas hotel, adds a cool satellite component to Dallas Art Fair's brand. The brainchild of Dallas gallerist James Cope of And Now, the inaugural Dallas Invitational promises to be art-smart and international, inspired by the Gramercy International Art Fair that debuted in 1994, the precursor to The Armory Show. Visit dealers and peruse art in hotel rooms, and expect an important intellectual and conceptual vibe. Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, Catherine D. Anspon CRUZ CONTROL + MARK FLOOD PROTÉGÉ K aleta Doolin is a woman with many overlapping personas — feminist, activist, philanthropist, patron, artist. The latter is the topic for Dallas-based Doolin's career- spanning survey presented this spring concurrently at Erin Cluley Gallery and Cluley Projects. From significant metalworks that riff on textiles and femininity to the conceptual artist's ongoing rage against Janson's History of Art for the art-history textbook's promulgation of the white-male hegemony, there's much to unpack and consider in this powerful rallying cry for women's rights in the art world. "Kaleta Doolin: Crazier than Crazy Quilts," April 1 – May 6; opening reception, Saturday, April 1, 4 to 7 pm, Erin Cluley Gallery and Cluley Projects, Catherine D. Anspon F or both locals and out-of- towners flocking to the Dallas Art Fair, an old- timey spring road trip is in order. Head south to Waxahachie, where Webb Gallery lines the square across from the famed Ellis County Courthouse, one of the most iconic buildings in Texas. And, what a wondrous spot Julie and Bruce Lee Webb's art domain is — a place where David Byrne shops, and a space that showed William S. Burroughs' artwork during the beat writer's lifetime. This month, those making a pilgrimage to Webb Gallery will be rewarded with a doubleheader: Max Kuhn's dioramas, many mechanized, embedded with a haunting narrative, and Camp Bosworth's sculptural meditations on living the American dream from an RV. Kuhn is a tattoo artist/one-time drifter who was a 100 W Corsicana artist-in- residence in 2020; he draws on folk art and sign-painting traditions for his psychologically tinged storyboards. Bosworth, a mythic woodworking talent from Marfa, skewers small-town archetypes and Texas traditions, from firearms to Dairy Queen, in his campy artmaking. "Max Kuhn: Youngest Son" and "Camp Bosworth: RV Livin'" at Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, through Sunday, April 30; reception, Sunday, April 2, 1 to 4 pm; Catherine D. Anspon Max Kuhn's Adult Books, 2023, at Webb Gallery J ust in time for the fair, two promising white cubes unveil: 7 th Space, the vision of avant-garde collector John Cavallo, opens in his hush-hush residential space downtown (address revealed upon appointment), while {neighborhood} showroom in the Design District launches the freshly minted Lone Gallery, adjacent to its existing digs. Both concepts bring welcome additions to the gallery scene, as evidenced by their inaugural shows. At 7 th Space, Mark Flood protégé NY- based Preston Douglas reveals his latest series of assemblages: sexy sculptural wall pieces that owe a debt to Rauschenberg's Combines as well as sourced BDSM attire, while being personal and poignant at the same time. At Lone Gallery, noted Texas painter Cruz Ortiz headlines with his latest, an intergalactic series. Ortiz is presented alongside other Lone Star talents ripe for discovery: El Baker, Leslie Cottrill, Layla Luna, and Kristin Moore. "Preston Douglas: Under My Armour," through April 8,; "Cruz Ortiz: Danza De Los Cosmicos," through April 29, at Lone Gallery, 2530 Converse, neighborhood- Catherine D. Anspon 36

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