Archive for June, 2013

Aboriginal and Original

A surprising, recently minted arrival in the Design District opens a window on the spiritually suffused collecting field of Aboriginal art. Owner Saher Saman melds a passion for painting by the indigenous people Down Under with a degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and decades in the ad and film business, plus a stint as a gallerist in Santa Fe. Searching for a metropolis where... | Read More

Trend-Spotting: Wynwood in Texas

Around the corner from Red Arrow, Gina and Dustin Orlando hold court at Circuit12 Contemporary, which mirrors the pair%26rsquo;s time in Miami when he was an up-and-coming gallerist. Now they%26rsquo;ve returned to her hometown, Dallas, with their roster that was shown last December to great acclaim at Scope Miami %26mdash; Patrick Martinez%26rsquo;s hiphop statement Thug Fountain stole the... | Read More

Trend-Spotting: Wynwood in Texas

Around the corner from Red Arrow, Gina and Dustin Orlando hold court at Circuit12 Contemporary, which mirrors the pair%26rsquo;s time in Miami when he was an up-and-coming gallerist. Now they%26rsquo;ve returned to her hometown, Dallas, with their roster that was shown last December to great acclaim at Scope Miami %26mdash; Patrick Martinez%26rsquo;s hiphop statement Thug Fountain stole the... | Read More

Baby-Faced Gallerist Packs ‘Em In

Ever since it opened in July 2011, Kevin Rub%26eacute;n Jacobs%26rsquo; Oliver Francis Gallery has been both a media darling and the torchbearer of the avant-garde. With a day job as assistant curator at Goss-Michael Foundation and an unwavering eye and decided non-aversion to risk taking, Jacobs turned a once derelict industrial space in the old East side into Dallas%26rsquo; coolest venue... | Read More

Baby-Faced Gallerist Packs ‘Em In

Ever since it opened in July 2011, Kevin Rub%26eacute;n Jacobs%26rsquo; Oliver Francis Gallery has been both a media darling and the torchbearer of the avant-garde. With a day job as assistant curator at Goss-Michael Foundation and an unwavering eye and decided non-aversion to risk taking, Jacobs turned a once derelict industrial space in the old East side into Dallas%26rsquo; coolest venue... | Read More

Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2013

Note: Some of the songs on this episode of All Songs Considered contain strong, adult language and profanity.

It's that time of the year again, when co-hosts and are joined by NPR Music's and for a special look back on the first half of the year in music. On this week's All Songs Considered, the crew battles it out over their biggest surprises, favorite new artists, songs and albums from... | Read More

One Room Can Make a Difference

Sometimes the most modest space emits the biggest statement. Witness Karen Weiner%26rsquo;s The Reading Room, with its hidden-in-plain-sight vine-enveloped Fair Grounds address. Inside, the proprietor is obsessed with text-based works %26mdash; those bearing messages of social import %26mdash;plus readings, often on the hour, by the likes of authoritative types Dee Mitchell and Sally Glass.... | Read More

One Room Can Make a Difference

Sometimes the most modest space emits the biggest statement. Witness Karen Weiner%26rsquo;s The Reading Room, with its hidden-in-plain-sight vine-enveloped Fair Grounds address. Inside, the proprietor is obsessed with text-based works %26mdash; those bearing messages of social import %26mdash;plus readings, often on the hour, by the likes of authoritative types Dee Mitchell and Sally Glass.... | Read More

[Re] Purposeful Conversation

Owner, director, curator Wanda Dye gets our vote for the most unique new arrival: She went into a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in The Cedars, then transformed her live/work space %26mdash; a 1920s-era shotgun house around the block from Lee Harvey%26rsquo;s Bar %26mdash; into a gallery devoted to statements about recycling, repurposing, reuse and DIY design. Her inaugural show last November,... | Read More

[Re] Purposeful Conversation

Owner, director, curator Wanda Dye gets our vote for the most unique new arrival: She went into a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in The Cedars, then transformed her live/work space %26mdash; a 1920s-era shotgun house around the block from Lee Harvey%26rsquo;s Bar %26mdash; into a gallery devoted to statements about recycling, repurposing, reuse and DIY design. Her inaugural show last November,... | Read More

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