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PaperCity Dallas April 2024

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CATCH A WAVE FOUNDATION FARE D allas is one of the few American cities that rival Miami in tony private foundations with stunning spaces open to the public boasting robust art programming. These riches are most evident during fair time, especially this spring when important exhibitions figure at both The Warehouse and the Green Family Art Foundation. The Warehouse, co-founded by mega-collectors Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, mounts "For What It's Worth: Value Systems in Art since 1960," an expansive examination of 80 conceptually rigorous talents spanning generations and geographies, curated by the foundation's Thomas Feulmer and Holt/Smithson Foundation director Lisa Le Feuvre. This ambitious exhibition, accompanied by a hefty catalog, is peppered with names that are part of art history as well as the current dialogue, from Louise Bourgeois and Felix Gonzalez-Torres to Simone Leigh and Jill Magid (through June 29) … In the heart of the Arts District, the Green Family Art Foundation (GFAF) presents dual exhibitions. "Some Dogs Go to Dallas" is one of the most delightful shows you'll see, culled from the holdings of Bay Area collectors Pamela and David Hornik and curated by bicoastal thought leader PJ Gubatina Policarpio. In our precarious time, seeing warm and fuzzy canines captured via canvas, photography, and sculpture by luminaries such as Dave Eggers, Gordon Parks, Elizabeth Peyton, Liliana Porter, David Shrigley, and Todd Webb (in his lens, Georgia O'Keeffe with her chows) reminds us of what we share. After all, who doesn't love a dog. Also on view at GFAF is a solo for Daisy Parris, a visceral British painter of the human condition with works distinguished by abstract mark-making and wordplay, in "No Storm Was Ever Quite So Fierce" (both through May 12). thewarehousedallas. org, Catherine D. Anspon P rimed to fair time, Dallas dealers are unfurling their most important shows of the year. At Daisha Board Gallery's Tin District space, Dallas artist Antonio Lechuga employs Tejano cobija blankets to forge a powerful statement about migration, border politics, and resilience. Lechuga, a survivor of a 2022 shooting when he was jogging in East Dallas, is a 2023 Nasher Artist Grant recipient whose work also bravely addresses gun violence (through April 6). Also presented is a solo for UNT MFA candidate Narong Tintamusik. His practice addresses his background as a queer Thai-American of Buddhist faith whose undergrad biology degree involved work in medical laboratories (through April 6) … At Barry Whistler Gallery, internationally exhibited Dallas painter Jay Shinn volleys epic works that evoke beams of light in elegant reductive abstractions, harkening to Shinn's earlier forays into neon (April 5 – May 11) … Liliana Bloch Gallery's doubleheader pairs the multilayered work of two artists who defy easy definition. Shawn Mayer, who earned his MFA at UT Dallas, returns with a series that starts with photographs of the odd and endearing (signs, walls, graffiti) then recontextualizes them into fine-art merch. Also at Bloch, recent UT MFA grad Gabrielle Constantine plumbs her background — growing up queer in an Armenian community in Philadelphia with a family in the restaurant biz — into a meditation on class, race, gender, and ethnicity (both shows through May 4) … At Ro2 Art, "Witkin & Weiss: Wonderful Demands" pairs NY-based professor Jerome Witkin with his star student, Dallas talent Robert Weiss. Both painters share a passion for the figurative, and their canvases unfold with an enigmatic implied narrative (April 6 – May 11) … Finally, take a road trip to Waxahachie, where Webb Gallery mounts "Nudists to the Left, Textiles to the Right." This idiosyncratic show pairs vintage textiles, from African-American quilts to antique circus banners, with contemporary fabric creations by Dennis Nance, Judy Vetter, Krissy Teegerstrom, Ricky Bearghost, and Bruce Lee Webb (call for appointment; through May 19).,, lilianablochgallery. com,, Catherine D. Anspon GALLERY ACTION Clockwise from top left: "For What It's Worth: Value Systems in Art Since 1960," installation view with works by Jenny Holzer, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Lee Lozano, at The Warehouse. Antonio Lechuga in studio. The artist solos at Daisha Board Gallery. Jay Shinn's Checkpoint, 2024, at Barry Whistler Gallery. KEVIN TODORA CHRISTOPHER SONNY MARTINEZ MELODY STEVENS 56

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