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SITE131 announces its highly engaging exhibition, Fresh Faces from The Rachofsky Collection on view September 18 ~ December 18, 2021 at SITE131 in Dallas’ Design District. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 18, from 5 to 8pm at 131 Payne Street. With special thanks to the gracious generosity of The Rachofsky Collection, Fresh Faces at SITE131 will present works by the younger emerging artists in its ever-expanding collection.
While The Rachofsky Collection has focused on Post-war art including Minimal, German expressionist, Italian Arte Povera, and Post-war Japanese works, there has always been an interest in collecting the art of our time. Glasstire founder and author Rainey Knudson will pen the essay about The Rachofsky’s growing assemblage of newer talents now available for viewing. Two early exhibitions at The Rachofsky House, in 2006-07 and then again in 2008, presented new acquisitions of emergent artists.
Fresh Faces offers an expanded look at the younger artworks from 2006 to present day. In a generous sharing of their collection, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky invited SITE131’s co-founders Seth and Joan Davidow to curate an exhibition of their work by emerging artists: “We are honored to be recognized by Cindy and Howard in this most communal way that will expand awareness of The Rachofsky’s collecting eye and give SITE131 greater visibility.”
Of the 100 newer works by younger artists, almost 30 works by 24 artists will appear at SITE131, including artists from the US, Germany, Italy, Britain, Netherlands, and Russia. From small notebook-sized to wall-size works, the formally schooled and self-taught artists use materials as traditional as oil and acrylic paint to exotic materials, such as bone pulver, marble dust, and cel-vinyl on high-fire ceramic. Imagery portrays figurative works and grand abstractions in tones of black to full color.