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Tuesday Morning Round-Up

by Anne Bothwell 1 May 2012 8:09 AM

Today we’re talking about new shows, new spaces, creating new work, and remembering old exhibitions.


Important show: Mexican art has a surprisingly low profile in Dallas, so the current exhibition of contemporary Mexican painting at the Meadows Museum is especially welcome, says Scott Cantrell in the Dallas Morning News. The collection of Andres Bleisten is “wildly uneven,” Cantrell writes. “But it reveals political, social and aesthetic movements that influenced modern Mexican painting.”

Nesting by the bridge: West Dallas has a new performance space, called The Nest, and in it, Upstart Productions has opened “The Better Doctor,” by former Dallasite Matt Lyle. The DMN’s Lawson Taitte has a few quibbles with the play and the performers, but says it’s worth a trip over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to see it, and the new space.

Generations: Ro2 is about to launch an ambitious collaboration in its downtown gallery called Solvent, an “interactive art happening which addresses community involvement.” Three “generations” of artists will build on each other’s work over the next month. The first set of 10 artists exhibit this Saturday. Those 10 have each invited 10 artists to continue the collaboration. The second 10 will have a show May 12. They invited 10 more artists, who will respond and whose show will be May 19. OK, I’m a little confused by this, but it sounds interesting. You can check out participating artists and follow the project at Ro2’s Web site.

Memories: Uncrated, the Dallas Museum of Art blog, looks back at 2010 installation of Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present