The Nasher Sculpture Center’s exhibition “Groundswell: The Women of Land Art,” which includes Mary Miss’s site-specific commission Stream Trace: Dallas Branch Crossing that “daylights” a buried stream flowing beneath its garden, provides a historical context for Patricia Johanson’s massive ecovention Fairpark Lagoon (1981-86) sited three miles away. In addition to photos, drawings and studies for earthworks, several sculptures and installations are on view.
On view at the David Kordansky Gallery through October 21, 2023 Shara Hughes’s vivid paintings in “Light The Dark” sprawl across spacious canvases, to generate
Full of provoking imagery, the book Les Chants de Maldoror by French writer and poet Isidore Ducasse, served in part as inspiration for the works by many great artists of the Surrealism artistic movement including Salvador Dali, Odilon Redon and René Magritte.The work of Czech born print master Karel Demel, currently on display at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, reinterprets the world of Ducasse in his own fluid drawing approach.
Rob Robbins and Frank Herrmann choose trees as their vehicle to examine the relationship between artists and nature. Herrmann paints haikus onto his canvases: “Tons of moisture rise/in bark covered sentinels/canopy to feed,” he notes, as he looks at and beyond the trees as statuesque, isolated outsiders.