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July 2015 - Dallas

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JULY | PAGE 7 | 2015 DEBRIS, SNEEZING AND PAINTINGS AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY ZAC COBOS, HEATHER HELEN RAY. I nflatable characters and a light cave by FriendsWithYou usually aren't on the agenda in this city. However, when it comes to the Dallas Contemporary and its executive director, Peter Doroshenko, all bets are off. When enthusiastic members assembled at the museum for the VIP opening celebration of exhibitions by artists Nate Lowman and David Salle, they were met by a giant multicolored sculpture — Light Cave, a 55-foot-tall freestanding inflatable installation channeling a pachyderm. Guests on sensory overload explored every cranny of the Contemporary's space — David Salle's edgy "Debris" combined diptych paintings and ceramics made over the past five years, while Nate Lowman's "America Sneezes" compiled paintings and sculptures from five bodies of work to showcase the iconography of found objects. The side gallery was transformed into an ethereal space of spirituality by 2014 ArtPrize winner Anila Quayyum Agha for her installation Intersections, a nondenominational laser-cut wood square cube with a single light bulb casting a geometric shadow throughout the room. Talk about an inspiring way to kick off Dallas Arts Week … Fellow friends: Kent Cummins, James Cope, Armond Schwartz, Allison Ward, Tim O'Heir, Lee Dufour, Debby Mullen, Lisa Shardon, Mike Masters, Angelo DeFilippo, Jessica Craig-Martin, Dan Colen, Lilia Kudelia, and James Lavender. Becky Bruder Susan Sanders Luke Sanchez Nate Lowman Elisabeth Karpidas Ariel Saldivar Anila Quayyum Agha Jaclyn Braddy Fran Cashen K. Yoland Reinhold Engberding Mike Masters Barbara Buzzell Andrew Brown Samuel Borkson Arturo Sandoval Jeny Bania Lisa Perry Brian Bolke Graysha Assoun Max Trowbridge Eve Reid Hannah Freedberg Michael Craig- Martin Anais Assoun Julie Allen Tyrrell Winston Georgina Arnold Justine Ludwig Aaron Young Chivas Clem Pamela Echeverria Jeremy McKane Anila Quayyum Agha's Intersections Peter Doroshenko Shelby Wagner Mark Giambrone 55-foot-tall Light Cave by FriendsWithYou Austin Lewis Niven Morgan FWY character Malfi FWY character Rainbow King

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