Must-See Local Art Exhibits Open This Fall

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This fall, the art scene in Dallas-Fort Worth will be showcasing a mix of local and international works sure to appeal to an array of tastes.

As summer dwindles and fall approaches, be sure to take note of these must-see exhibitions scheduled during these wetter and cooler months. From groundbreaking works challenging the norm to local talent taking the global stage, this season offers something for everyone.

September 23 — “Chateau Show” at Aldredge House 

Come check out the second year of the “Chateau Show,” a one-day exhibit featuring local artists at the historical Georgian-style Aldredge House located at 5500 Swiss Ave. in Dallas.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, the works of 20 different artists will be on display in a multi-room spectacle carefully curated by Joel Murray and Clint Bargers.

Some of the artists whose works will be on display include Zeke Williams, Lucia Simek, River Shell, Tamara Johnson, and Keer Tanchak.

As previously reported in The Dallas Express, Dallas-based painter Francisco Moreno’s work, characterized by large-scale immersive paintings, was shown here last year. His reputation has since skyrocketed, with his own solo exhibition slated for January at San Francisco’s COL Gallery.

September 23-January 7, 2024 — “Groundswell: Women of Land Art” at Nasher Sculpture Center

Groundswell focuses on the women who have impacted land art, a movement running from the late 1960s to the 1990s using earth, wind, water, fire, wood, salt, rocks, mirrors, and even explosives as a medium. Come check it out at the Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St. in Dallas.

The show, curated by Leigh Arnold, will feature a dozen artists from this period, including Lita AlbuquerqueAlice Aycock, Maren Hassinger, Mary Miss, and Meg Webster. It has already caught the attention of The New York Times, which named it one of the must-see shows happening across the country this fall.

A two-day symposium will also be held on September 23 at the Nasher Sculpture Center and September 24 at Fair Park. Roundtable discussions will aim to treat the works on display with respect to the larger Land art movement and to public art as a whole.

September 30 — “A Long Leash” at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

From 12 to 5 p.m., the Sweet Pass Sculpture Park at 402 Fabrication St. in Dallas will host a solo show from Houston-based artist Ryan Hawk.

Hawk uses unconventional materials like recycled architectural glass and bricks to reshape familiar landscapes with a Modernist slant and a 21st-century sociopolitical perspective.

Exhibits Ending This Fall

Here are some shows also worth catching that have already begun but will wrap up this fall.

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