Coming out: Dallas Art and related events, December 4 to December 10

by | Art, Culture

Work by Grace Miceli, who is featured in the show ‘Soft4Soft’ at Beefhaus in Exposition Park this weekend.



Friday, December 4


5th Annual Holiday Mercantile

Oil and Cotton’s Holiday Mercantile is back, with a bevy of offerings sure to appease even the Grinchiest of seasonal shoppers. Owners Kayli House Cusik and Shannon Driscoll have assembled a top-notch assortment of workshops and goodies from local artists and artisans, including Randy Guthmiller; Ryan Goolsby; Lori Fox; Oak Cliff Soap Company; Recuir leather goods; and Initial K Studio.

Oil and Cotton, 817 W Davis Street

Friday, 5 to 8pm; Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


BELONGING: Bumin Kim, Yuni Lee, and Jieun Lim

Belonging showcases the painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media works of Bumin Kim, Yuni Lee, and Jieun Lim, three Korean female artists for whom color, pattern, and shape play essential roles.

Ro2 Art, 110 N Akard Street

7 to 10 p.m.

Jeremy Enlow: Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch

With a decision looming on the inevitable sale of the legendary 510,572-acre Waggoner Ranch in Northwest Texas, Fort Worth photographer Jeremy Enlow was given exclusive access to the Cow Camp operation behind the prestigious reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest ranch in the United States under one contiguous fence.

The book and fine art prints are a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the ranch’s 26 Cow Camp workers who practice skills that have almost disappeared. Unlike their modern day counterparts of the Ranch’s horse operation, the work of these cowboys has changed little since Daniel Waggoner claimed his preemption grant of 160 acres in 1854, and struck out with 242 head of longhorns and six horses for the rolling prairies of west Texas.

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street

4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 5

El Mercado: Second Annual Exhibition of Art & Design

El Mercado, a hybrid exhibition and market experience, will feature the works of eight artists and designers from Dallas, Baltimore, and New York. Inspired by concept spaces like Collette in Paris and Dover Street Market in London/New York, El Mercado will bring together art, design, and an installation of Latin-inspired street culture. Featured artists and designers include B. Stellar; Bedthread; Desert Hide; Neobantu; Richard Phillips; Rene Trevino; Wheron; and Rob Wilson.

Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication St, Dallas, Texas 75212

12 to 8 p.m.


Beefhaus is back in business with Soft4Soft, a group show curated by Pierre Krause. Artists include Lauren Cook; Kyle Hide; Judy Locovozzi; Ronika McClain; Grace Miceli; and Kelly Surdo.

For more on Pierre Krause, check out the December/January FD, or see the Ones to Watch 2016 entry by going here. In a boost for the visibility of Krause and associates, Rookie mag’s Tavi Gevinson was shot behind-the-scenes wearing a Girls on the Internet at Night sweatshirt, that would be the groundbreaking New York group show that was curated by Grace Miceli earlier this year. Miceli’s (aka Instagram celeb Art Baby Girl) work will also be seen at Beefhaus on Saturday, along with some new work by Krause. — Christopher Mosley

833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226

7 p.m.

Sunday, December 6

As Above So Below

Waxahachie’s Webb Gallery showcases the work of Rev. Johnnie Swearingen, whose paintings range from scenes of everyday life to the religiously visionary. There will also be a book signing by authors Bruce Lee Webb and Lynne Adele, who have assembled a volume about the art of the American Fraternal Society from 1850-1930.

Webb Gallery, 209-211 West Franklin, Waxahachie, TX 75165

4 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9


Sharon Neel-Bagley: Ready..1..2..3….

Channeling the experimental work of high-speed photo pioneer Harold Edgerton, Sharon Neel-Bagley freezes flowers with liquid nitrogen and shoots them with a pellet gun, capturing the moment they shatter, fracture, and crack in unusual ways.

The Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100

6 to 8 p.m.