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May 2018- Dallas

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. M ichelle Nussbaumer's global gallivanting has netted decades' worth of treasures, some of which she sells at her Design District store, Ceylon et Cie; others, she uses to festoon exotic interiors for her clients (and herself). Now, she has rounded up some of her favorite '70s-inspired pieces for a springtime pop-up at Forty Five Ten, which runs through the end of May. The Wanderlust Collection includes handmade textiles, ceramics, pillows, and jewelry from Nussbaumer's Rock Candy collection, all sourced globally. Ikat, tribal, and animal prints abound, including one fabric print based on a leopard coat that belonged to her grandmother and another inspired by her mother's signature mod sundresses. Forty Five Ten, 214.559.4510, 1615 Main St., Rebecca Sherman T he Dallas Contemporary's site-specific installation for Russian-born artist and architect Harry Nuriev blends au courant politics with a smart dialogue about art and design. The 30-something talent was singled out by The New York Times' T Magazine for forging a new brand of global minimalism; he's also a darling of the international design and fair circuits. DC executive director Peter Doroshenko encountered his work last year at Design Miami, and the idea of the Dallas exhibition, which Doroshenko curates, was born. "Harry Nuriev: 6 Fears" is the first museum solo for the artist, who's also the principal of Crosby Studios, an interior architecture and design firm in Moscow and NYC. The installation fills a gallery with tire sculptures in swan shapes that evoke Russian folk-art yard ornaments; a glass totem whose robotic arm cleans its window; and a functioning carousel sculpture. The meaning lies in the title. Subverting FDR's emphasis on Four Freedoms, the artist postulates today's global concerns, as outlined in the exhibition statement: "fear of oppression, fear of one's self, fear of being alone, fear of technology, fear of the city, fear of imperfection." It's the perfect mirror of our uncertain, totalitarian times. "Harry Nuriev: 6 Fears," at the Dallas Contemporary, through August 26, dallascontemporary. org. Catherine D. Anspon HARRY NURIEV at the DC Harry Nuriev PHOTO MIKHAIL LOSKUTOV, COURTESY CROSBY STUDIOS Harry Nuriev's "6 Fears," 2018, at the Dallas Contemporary COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DALLAS CONTEMPORARY When The Eye WANDERS F or some, the word "nature" evokes visions of green landscapes dotted with flowers. Ask poets, novelists, and artists for their definition, and the natural realm expands far beyond beautiful terra firma. Fecundity, cross-pollination, scientific exploration, even wizardry, and danger are some of the ideas Lucia Simek explores in her group exhibition "to Further Seasons" at the Reading Room/Dallas. Simek — artist, writer, and curator, as well as communications manager for the Nasher Sculpture Center — includes visual material from artists Jesse Morgan Barnett, Trevor Davis, Michael Dean, among others. Through June 9 at the Reading Room, 3715 Parry Ave., Rebecca Sherman NATURE, UNBOUND

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