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.
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 Albuquerque, Alice 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.
- Paul Winker and Jan van der Ploeg’s abstract dialogues at Cris Worley Fine Arts through September 30.
- Beya Gille Gacha’s “Hide and Seek” at Keijsers Koning through October 7.
- Masamitsu Shigeta’s “Reflections” at 12.26 Gallery through October 14.
- Sonya Kelliher-Combs’ “Mark” at Tureen Gallery through October 14.
- Kathy Lovas’ “Indexicality, the Archive, and the Frame” at Liliana Bloch Gallery through November 11.
- Jammie Holmes’ “Make the Revolution Irresistible” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through November 26.