Anticipating the Fourth Dallas Art Fair

Postminimalist, and popular newcomer to the auction market, Jacob Kassay is a highly anticipated artist this year with his exhibition No Goal at Power Station, concurrent with the Dallas Art Fair. No Goal is the “must-see” event. Kassay’s mirror-like paintings reference minimalism, not only through the use of industrial materials, but also because the work forces bodily awareness on the part of the viewer.

courtesy of Jacob Kassay

Erick Swenson’s exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center is also on our list—we are excited about the work, but also we’ve got to see how bad the Museum Tower’s glare really is. (Fight! Fight! Rich People Duke It Out Over Art and Real Estate! Someone Lend them a Knife!, Dallas Observer.)

Panel discussion You Only Love Me When You’re In Dallas: Questioning Biennales on Saturday, April 14, will do what its title indicates using what D Magazine calls the “deliberate flash in the pan” biennial as a conceptual counterpoint for the conversation. Peter Doroshenko of Dallas Contemporary and adjunct curator Florence Ostende Michael Mazurek, Jesse Morgan Barnett and C.J. Davis are the curators masterminds behind the Dallas Biennial, or DB12.

Sylvie Fleury’s installation at Neiman's, photo by Kevin Todora

DB12 infiltrates the city, and Dallasites can expect interruptions to regularly scheduled programming on public televisions and art in other unexpected places—stop by the original Neiman’s Store, downtown, to see Sylvie Fleury’s florescent installations.

We look forward to newcomers from Los Angeles and New York, and hoping for no battle scars.

Also, friends and gallery owners who have been with the fair in years past, like Turner Carroll Gallery; James Kelly Contemporary and other familiar faces from Santa Fe. Also, Galleri Urbane from Marfa and Holly Johnson Gallery along with other Texas favorites like Moody Gallery.

The Press Preview is tomorrow and opening VIP Party and Preview Gala events begin Thursday night; doors open Friday to the public through Sunday, April 15.

Look for updates and photographs from the fair, also conversation with founder Chris Byrne soon. (Founders Chris Byrne and John Sughrue photographed in feature image.)

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