A group show at RE Gallery kicks off a week’s worth of Dallas art openings

by DANIELLE AVRAM MORGAN

Thursday, June 25

Place/Non-Place

RE Gallery presents an exhibition of photography and painting exploring the complex relationships one has with space and place. Exhibiting artists include Jeff Baker, Chris Bexar, Shelby Cunningham, GAiUR (Great Art in Ugly Rooms), Debora Hunter, Mark Lamster, Peter Ligon, Paho Mann, Caroline Sharpless, and Allison V. Smith.

RE Gallery, 1717 Gould Street

7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, June 26

Alan and Michael Fleming: Gemini

For those who saw the work of twin brothers Alan and Michael Fleming in Cydonia’s inaugural show, their first solo exhibition at the gallery is an obvious cause for excitement. Channeling the body performances of artists like Bruce Nauman, Erwin Wurm and Valie Export, the duo navigates the space between the subjective and objective; the physical and cerebral; the shared and the singular.

Cydonia, 167 Payne Street

6 to 8 p.m.

DAMN: Dallas Ambient Music Nights IV

Ambient nights are upon us once again, conjuring up a psychedelic atmosphere of sounds and images that are guaranteed to rock your astral plane. Artists and performers include Michael A. Morris, Joshua Westerman, Brian Tomerlin, John Barker and Thor Johnson.

The Green Elephant, 5627 Dyer Street

9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, June 27

Alan and Michael Fleming: Pillars Performance at Klyde Warren Park

The Fleming brothers bring their work out of Cydonia for a one-day series of performances that will certainly be worth battling the downtown weekend crowds.

Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway

Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Dallas Noir – Oak Cliff Wild Literary Festival #1

Two years ago, Brooklyn-based indie publisher Akashic Books added a Dallas collection to its award winning noir series. Edited by David Hale Smith, the list of contributing authors read like a “who’s who” of the Dallas literary scene. For one night, these authors will be reunited for a lively discussion about Dallas books and book culture.

The Wild Detectives, 314 W 8th St, Dallas, Texas 75208

5:30 p.m. to midnight

Sarah Haba: Spiral Bound

California-based artist Sara Haba creates haunting watercolors of books. But these books are different: devoid of content, they are a collection of blank covers and stark white pages. The paintings call to mind the notion that we live in a time when the form of the book itself threatens to slip away.

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas, 2277 Monitor Street

6 p.m.

Trey Egan: wise with the feeling

Progressive trance and electronic beats form the basis of Trey Egan’s abstract paintings, allowing the artist to relax into his subconscious and capture a visceral reaction to the music. Channels of rich color intermingle with indefinite organic forms, prompting the viewer to navigate each composition through his or her own memories and experiences.

Cris Worley Fine Arts, 1845 Levee Street, #110

6 to 8 p.m.

Over 50 Gallery Artists, Craighead Green Gallery

My Favorite Intern, Holly Johnson Gallery

During the summer most galleries turn to group shows and lesser-known artists, but don’t take them for granted. You may just find a diamond in the mix.

Craighead Green Gallery, 1011 Dragon Street

5 to 8 p.m.

Holly Johnson Gallery, 1845 Levee Street #100

6 to 8 p.m.

Matt Clark & Jackson Echols: Mimesis

Reinhold Engberding: reversing a thing does not prove its reverse

Mary Ellen Lacy: From the Studio

Conduit presents three exhibitions: Mimesis, a collaboration between Matt Clark and Jackson Echols that combines photography, painting and organic processes; Hamburg based sculptor Reinhold Engberding, whose work concerns the topics of identity, intimacy, privacy, longing and desire; and a series of classically informed figure drawings by Dallas artist Mary Ellen Lacy.

Conduit Gallery, 1626 Hi Line Drive, Suite C

6 to 8 p.m.

Favio Moreno: Grotesque Beauty

Dallas-based artist Favio Moreno draws from Latin American, street and graphic arts to create color-popping figurative images that border on the surreal.

The Public Trust, 2271 Monitor Street

6 to 9 p.m.

And They Papered the Wall

The exhibition showcases contemporary artists that seek to expand the creative potential of paper. Participating artists include Mayra Barraza, Tim Best, Kristen Cochran, Michael Corris, Reinhold Engberding, Ann Glazer, Lynne Harlow, LaToya Hobbs, Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Kathy Lovas, Shawn Mayer, Leigh Merrill, Mi-Hee Nahm and Sally Warren.

Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2271 Monitor St, Dallas, Texas 75207

6 to 9 p.m.

When the Light Shines I’m Overcome

Lisa Sider’s installation consists of artificial flowers that have blown off of graves, been shredded in lawn equipment or otherwise ruined. The fragments have been carefully washed and pressed, then sewn together to make a new fabric that documents a journey of grief, connecting with those thousands of others who have lost loved ones.

The Safe Room at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Boulevard

6 to 10 p.m.

Improv Lottery

Pariah Arts hosts an experimental music night, in which 16-20 musicians will be assembled and assigned to play in random ensembles. Musicians include Sarah Ruth, Aaron Gonzalez, Gregg Prickett, Rick Eye, Jen Hill, Lily Taylor, Leonard Hayward, Brandon Young, Chris Holme, Warren Jackson Hearne, Stefan Gonzalez, Neil Coburn and more.

Pariah Arts, 1505 Gano Street

9 p.m.

Thursday, July 2

Joe R. Lansdale at The Wild Detectives

If Cowpunk as a literary movement sounds intriguing, come meet award-winning author – and DC Comics writer – Joe R. Lansdale, who’ll be presenting his new Wild West novel, Paradise Sky.

The Wild Detectives, 314 W 8th Street

7:30 p.m.