Art Notes


Alien Invasion, Gone Coastal: Head to the Nasher Sculpture Center's garden for an otherworldly installation that owes more to Star Trek than it does to modern art. Ceramist Adam Silverman and architect Nader Tehrani have collaborated on a strange, wild ride that interjects craft into nature via%26nbsp;400 cut clay objects placed into a pond in "Boolean Valley," inspired by mathematician George Boole (through June 6). Indoors, a survey of the imaginative Spaniard Jaume Plensa continues with "Genus and Species" (through May 2) ... Across the street at the Dallas Museum of Art, water is also emphasized, this time of a saline nature. The touring exhibition "The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850%26#8211;1874," which mines an under-known chapter in art history (through May 22), is paired with a thoughtful group show culled from the DMA's own coffers by curator Heather MacDonald, "Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea," including works by the inimitable Edward Hopper alongside canvases by Berthe Morisot, Childe Hassam, and Paul Cadmus, plus Dallas lensman Frank Welch (April 25 %26#8211; August 22).

Wadsworth and Warhol Wows: Another must-see packed with American modernist gems is %26#8220;American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art%26#8221; at the Amon Carter Museum. This show spans 1910 to 1960 and includes offerings by Georgia O%26#8217;Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Stuart Davis from the collection of America%26#8217;s first public art museum (through May 30) ... While you%26#8217;re in Forth Worth, check out %26#8220;Andy Warhol: The Last Decade%26#8221; at The Modern (through May 16), then head to Fort Worth Contemporary Arts for an avant-garde film-and-video presentation by YBA Liam Gillick (through April 18).

Galactic Galleries: Jeff Elrod, now a Marfa man, mounts complex abstractions at Dunn and Brown Contemporary (through May 1) %26#8230; HCG Gallery%26#8217;s quartet featuring Joanne Brigham, Dwayne Bohuslav, Sam Scott and Jeff Yerger give new meaning to painting, installation and performance art (through April 17) %26#8230;%26nbsp;Vail and Aspen transplant Galerie Z%26#252;ger has settled into its new 5,000-square-foot digs at 1215 Dragon Street, in the heart of the Design District. Don%26#8217;t miss Zuger%26#8217;s double bill: Carrie Fell%26#8217;s figurative take on the new West paired with James Jensen%26#8217;s bijoux-toned canvases (Design on Dragon Gallery Walk, Saturday, April 17).

Image: Georgia O%26#8217;Keeffe%26#8217;s Slightly Open Clam Shell, 1926, at Amon Carter Museum. %26#169; Georgia O%26#8217;Keeffe Museum / artist rights society (ARS), Wadworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

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