Tue–Sat 11 AM–6 PM
Sun 12–5 PM
15 JANUARY - 12 MARCH 2017
Ross Bleckner Black Monet, 2015.
Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery
Ross Bleckner is known for painting a spectrum of subjects—from pulsating lines in his resurrection of Op art in the 1980s to the magnified cellular structures of autoimmune diseases in the 1990s and newer contemplative works from the past few years. Bleckner’s Dallas Contemporary exhibition takes its title from a fortune cookie. Under this prophetic umbrella, the artist presents paintings of landscapes, crowds, flowers, architecture, and birds, all from the last two years. Together they function as memento mori—a meditation on memory and loss.
John Houck J. Fisk, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and On Stellar Rays
Houck does not take pictures, he makes pictures. His systemic process is combined with and complemented by an intentional schism—a simple fold, paint, or repeated layers of imagery creates multiple perspectives or disorienting shadows. The resulting image pulls the viewer into the picture, demanding inspection to discern between what is real and what is perceived.
Bruce Weber Kate Moss, Vietnam, 1996. © Bruce Weber
Far From Home draws upon Weber's global travels during which he has produced groundbreaking and occasionally controversial imagery for the fashion industry’s leading publications and brands. From Vietnam to South Africa, Morocco to Brazil and beyond, Weber has consistently imagined his fashion sittings as the starting point for a broader exploration of each location's vibrant culture and unique characters.
Far From Home
Ross Bleckner. Detail of 1949, 2014–2016.
Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, NY
John Houck. Detail of Raking Light, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and On Stellar Rays
Bruce Weber. Detail of Capri, Italy, 1994. © Bruce Weber
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