Four courses, four galleries and plenty to chew on—how could I turn down that invitation? Last Friday I attended the unique Moveable Feast with other Board Members from the Dallas Contemporary—a special invitation to view new exhibitions at these fine galleries—a day prior to their opening.
The brain child of Conduit Gallery owner Nancy Whitenack—rallied up local gallerists Cris Worley, Missy Finger and Holly Johnson, to share an intimate gathering with exhibition artists.
First Course: Conduit Gallery + FT33. Nancy Whitenack served up the first course with FT33, a new restaurant due to open in the Design District this fall, needless to say, the hors d’oeuvre was delicious. Two new exhibitions are open for only a month, and both artist Susan and Mimi shared insight into their inspiration. Both complementary and juxtaposed—one conjured from thoughts of dreams, the other taken from the elements of everyday life in Japan.
Worthy of some whimsy, view Susan Kae Grant: Theatrical Realms of the Whimsical & Tragic, and snap back to reality with Mimi Kato: One Ordinary Day of an Ordinary Town. Open September 8 — October 6, 2012. Conduit Gallery: 1626 Hi Line Dr. #C, visit: Conduit Gallery.
Second Course: Cris Worley Fine Arts + Royal Sixty. All settled in her new home Cris Worley eagerly showcased her new artistic abode with the latest exhibition of Howard Sherman. The hungry Dallas Contemporary crew, Carol and Frank Riddick, and Karla McKinley savored the second course from Royal Sixty as Howard Sherman intensely remarked on the expletive titles of his work.
The gallery is nestled on Slocum and the exhibition Howard Sherman: List of Demands is also only open for a month, so make sure to visit soon. Open, September 8 — October 6, 2012. Cris Worley Fine Arts: 1415 Slocum St. #104, visit: Cris Worley.
Third Course: PDNB Gallery + The Meddlesome Moth. It’s not just photos that don’t bend, granite doesn’t either, as Jesús Moroles explained to us, and in fact, his hanging granite sculptures cannot even lie in a horizontal position without shattering. Tough move. Gallery owner Missy Finger graciously entertained guests and Jesús commented on the reduced size of this exhibition, as miniature—case in point, compared to his huge 22-foot tall 64-ton work that is located across from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
A master of granite check out the mini-sized exhibition of Jesús Moroles: Rings of Granite. Open, September 8 — November 24, 2012. PDNB Gallery: 1202 Dragon St. #103, visit: PDNB.
Fourth Course: Holly Johnson Gallery + Doug Boster Gourmet Catering. Saving the sweet stuff till last, Holly Johnson served up dessert, delicious bite-sized chocolate nibbles that left us all pleasantly full and still full of conversation. Architecture entertains art—the angular muse for artist Tommy Fitzpatrick, with slices of up close views from man-made marvels.
The evening was an artistic delight, a true treat to dine our way around these wonderful galleries and enjoy exhibitions and conversation with these talented artists.
Last but certainly not least, visit Tommy Fitzpatrick: Electric Labyrinth. Open, September 8 — November 24, 2012. Holly Johnson Gallery: 1411 Dragon St, visit: Holly Johnson.