7 Must-See Art Exhibits in Dallas This Spring
From four new artists at Dallas Contemporary to a one-of-a-kind Cartier exhibit, these are the must-see art exhibits to see in Dallas this spring.
Dallas Contemporary will present four new exhibitions starting April 16. Houston-based sculptor Joseph Havelit’s parrot architecture is an exhibition of unusual wall assemblies and totemic sculptures in bronze and resin. Produced with the help of her pet parrot Hannah during the pandemic, Havel’s works seek to highlight the environmental impact of the global health crisis on spawned species.
Lonnie Holleya self-taught artist born in Alabama, will also make his Texas debut this spring with a new set of ceramic works called Coming from Earth. The seventh child of 27, Holley had several jobs before creating her first work of art at 29. Working with drawing, painting, sculpture, etc., Holley’s work is inspired by her upbringing in a chaotic environment.
Artist originally from California and based in College Station Natalie Wadlington will make its institutional debut at the Dallas Contemporary with places that grow. The exhibition presents a series of figurative paintings with a fantasy touch.
Borna Sammakit’s America, beautiful place will also debut on April 16, marking the New York artist’s first solo exhibition in Texas and his first exhibition in a museum. A mixed media sculpture, painting and installation artist, Sammak draws inspiration from pop culture and the everyday environment.
Dallas Museum of Art
Spirit Lodge: The Art of Spiro’s Mississippi opens March 13. This will be the first major exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the peoples of Mississippi. Bringing together nearly 200 old and contemporary works, the exhibition is the first of its kind.
May 14, Cartier and Islamic art: in search of modernity will finally open. The star-studded exhibition showcases the influence of Islamic art on Louis Cartier and the creators of the French jewelry brand from the 20th century to the present day. The first Cartier show in Texas in two decades, this exhibit is bound to be something special.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Currently on view until May 1, 2022 Nasher Prize Winner Nairy Baghramianthe recent series of misfits is visible in the forward gallery space of the Nasher. The series of sculptures even includes a new work titled Misfits P created just for the installation, along with two Paris Misfits from Baghramian. Alongside the sculptures, a photo from the artist’s series Confused alphabet is posted. Although the coins appear playable, please do not touch them.