Art Notes: Dallas Art News for July 2011

Braque and Picasso to a Nimble Pop-Up: This month%26rsquo;s diverse, enticing fare will appeal to modernist fans and seekers of today%26rsquo;s avant-garde. The Kimbell Art Museum%26rsquo;s exquisite peek into art history, %26ldquo;Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910 %26ndash; 1912,%26rdquo; reveals a chapter between friends and rivals that set the stage for the stylistic revolution that would follow (through August 21) ... In Highland Park Village, a new pop-up next to Patrizio%26rsquo;s brings the cutting-edge and important to the Park Cities when private dealer Kristy Stubbs sets up shop for a solid six months (opening July 7). Stubbs was one of our top picks from the 2011 Dallas Art Fair; peruse for that story. More to come in our New Doors coverage next month ... Another new art stop is Jordan Roth%26rsquo;s Ro2 Art in West Village. Co-owned with mom Susan Roth Romans, the gallery will headline three Texans in its inaugural view: sculptor Elizabeth Akamatsu, ceramicist Piero Fenci and painter Michael Francis (through July 17). We love that there%26rsquo;s a craft component in this new space%26rsquo;s exhibition programming. %26nbsp;

The Big Sleep: Check out Dallas designer Dan Bemiss%26rsquo; new collection, Sleepy Dan, which has an alarm-clock insignia emblazoned with %26ldquo;You Snooze, You Lose,%26rdquo; which were just f%26ecirc;ted at a big reveal at The Public Trust. We%26rsquo;re snapping up some tees as soon as possible (from $20;

Can You Say Kink?: Complete your viewing with the scintillating %26ldquo;S/Twist,%26rdquo; at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, as new director Liliana Bloch (formerly with The MAC), tantalizes with a look at sex and repression in the age of Spitzer and Strauss-Kahn (July 9 %26ndash; August 13) ... Taking the less explicit road, %26ldquo;Allure: The Power of Subtle Attraction%26rdquo; at William Campbell Contemporary Art includes adroit lineman John Holt Smith (through August 6).


Dan Bemiss%26rsquo; Sleepy Dan collection

David Van Ness%26rsquo; Caribou Conflict, 2010, at Kirk Hopper Fine Art

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