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Opposite page, from top: Sam Lao is among the Fair's first-ever musical headliners. Adam Fuss' Wish, 1992, at PDNB Gallery. This page, clockwise from top left: Piero Golia's Mariachi Painting #7, 2016, at Gagosian Gallery. Nina Chanel Abney's Who, 2015, at Night Gallery. Donald Moffett's Lot 111916 (fleur, chartreuse), 2016, at Anthony Meier Fine Arts Architect Annabelle Selldorf lectures at the Dallas Museum of Art. and Brit import Workplace Gallery (Gateshead and London), where the Lancaster twins, Laura and Rachel, sold out last year even before the Preview Gala. Then beeline to Dubliner Kerlin Gallery, with its stable of Callum Innes' vapory canvases and Liam Gillick's futuristic architectural interventions. From another part of the globe, check out Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, one of four dealers that the Dallas Museum of Art shopped in 2016 with its acquisition budget of $50,000 (now doubled for 2017). L.A. + San Francisco Confidential: Also generating buzz are West Coast arrivals. The L.A. contingent features Anat Ebgi, Cherry and Martin, Coagula Curatorial, Night Gallery (bringing a 8 x 9- foot spray-painted canvas that addresses police brutality by Nina Chanel Abney), Richard Heller Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery (progeny of Dallas' munificent collecting couple, Marguerite and the late Robert Hoffman), Mier Gallery, and Parrasch Heijnen Gallery (we're hoping to see more of Peter Alexander's '60s-era light- and-space sculpture and ceramics by Ken Price or Peter Voulkos). San Francisco notables include Jessica Silverman Gallery and Anthony Meier Fine Arts; at Meier, we predict works by Tony Feher and Donald Moffett will be catnip for collectors. Rooting for the Home Team: Ten Dallas dealers also take up residence at the Fair — a healthy 10 percent of exhibitors. Aesthetics and exhibition programs vary from the messy vitality of Ro2 Art with its democratic price structure and salon-style install, to the blue-chip presenter of Texas art, Talley Dunn Gallery. Conduit's booth edges to the Gothic, including a stash of Anthony Sonnenberg ceramics. Sleuth out Patrick Turk's Cabinet of Curiosities collages at Cris Worley Fine Arts. Barry Whistler's reductive minimalism highlights new enamel on vellums by Jay Shinn and Andrea Rosenberg's works on paper that nod to Mother Nature, while Valley House showcases notable Texans, including Amon Carter-exhibited Surrealist Valton Tyler and National Portrait Gallery- anointed painter Sedrick Huckaby. Erin Cluley again curates a booth with her smart new (mostly) Texans. Among the best news for photo collectors, PDNB Gallery returns after an absence of several years; don't miss Adam Fuss, and other canonical photographers. The Parties: The four hottest tickets scattered across the first nine days that define the Fair frenzy are the Nasher Prize Gala Saturday, April 1; the de rigueur Preview Gala for Dallas Art Fair, Thursday, April 6; Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Night, Friday, April 7; and Eye Ball at The Joule, Saturday, April 8 — the ultimate art frolic, when dealers and collectors let down their hair and Fair co-founders John Sughrue and Chris Byrne toast year nine. For entrée to most of the above, secure a Patron Pass. Head to dallasartfair. com ASAP if you haven't already done so. ON THE TOWN Symbiotic salons, exhibitions, music fests, and speakers surround Dallas Art Fair. Powering Up: The Power Station's posthumous survey for the late American nihilist master Steven Parrino is a gem of a contemporary show (through June 16). Titled "Dancing on Graves," its opening on Wednesday, April 5, is the unofficial kickoff to the Fair action, and the beginning of a nonstop five days of mega art activity. Dallas Contemporary All Female Triple Play: Kudos to the Dallas Contemporary for aligning its Fair-time exhibition with an immersive international lineup of solos: Mexico City artist Pia Camil, commenting on Mexico-U.S. relations and consumerism; Pakistan-born Ambreen Butt, who currently lives in Texas, addressing feminism and globalism; and Dallas-based painter Keer Tanchak, dialoguing with 18th- century French luxury as rendered in the canvases of Fragonard and Watteau (Members Opening Night Friday, April 7; showing through August 20). A Side of Music: For the first time, music programming is in the mix. It all goes down Friday, April 7, 4 to 7 pm, on the lawn of Fashion Industry Gallery. PaperCity music critic Matthew Ramirez broke the story online: "Focusing on local, homegrown talent, art critic Lee Escobedo (of Nasher Sculpture Center Magazine, Berlin Art Link, and Art Desk) has curated an exciting lineup of performers. Headliner Sam Lao is a fierce hip-hop emcee, whose fiery (Continued on page 48) CHRISTOPHER STURMAN © PIERO GOLIA. PHOTO BENJAMIN LEE RITCHIE HANDLER. COURTESY GAGOSIAN. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ANTHONY MEIER FINE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO. PHOTO CHRISTOPHER BURKE STUDIO, NYC. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NYC 47

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