Fall 2022 Dallas Art Exhibits – Shepard Fairey, Gabrielle Goliath, Matthew Ronay

From immersive installations by powerful female artists to larger-than-life sculptural works, these are six must-see art exhibits to see in Dallas this fall.

Gabrielle Goliath’s “Chorus” will be presented at the Dallas Contemporary this fall. (Photo by Hayden Phipps)

Dallas Contemporary

Starting September 25, Dallas Contemporary presents two new exhibitions. The first is Back Forward by Shepard Fairey, the popular American muralist and major figure in the contemporary street art movement. Fairey is perhaps best known for designing Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign “Hope” poster, and will return to Dallas this fall with recent new works that comment on critical issues in the United States and around the world. .

The second will be an immersive installation by the artist Gabrielle Goliath, a South African artist who focuses on black, brown, female and queer living conditions. Called Chorus, the 23-minute audiovisual piece pays tribute to victims of gender-based violence in South Africa and features a performance by the University of Cape Town Choir.

Matthew Ronay Nasher Dallas Art Shows
“The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode” by Matthew Ronay will be presented from October. (Courtesy)

Nasher Sculpture Center

In October, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents two new exhibitions. First, 2022 Nasher Prize Winner Nairy Baghramian will show her the first works she has created since earning this honor. The sculptural artist’s exhibition will run from October 15 to January 2023. For this exhibition, “Baghramian will create a new series of sculptures that explore the provisional body as a site of trauma by disrupting the habits of the conditioned eye” .

October 22, Matthew Ronayit is The crack, the swell, a land, an ode will open at Nasher. The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his colorful handcrafted sculptures. On display at Nasher’s Lower Level Gallery this fall, Ronay’s latest piece – a 24-foot-long sculpture – will be his most ambitious yet.

Matthew Wong Dallas Art Exhibitions
The Dallas Museum of Art, the only museum to collect Wong’s work during his lifetime, presents the first American museum retrospective and museum exhibition dedicated to the self-taught artist. (Courtesy)

Dallas Museum of Art

On September 18, the DMA opens Movement: the legacy of kineticsa collection of works by artists from three historical eras. Set in the barrel vault, the pieces “will use optical effects or mechanical or manipulable parts to engage the viewer physically or perceptually”.

Also presented in the Hoffman Galleries on October 16, Matthew Wangit is The realm of appearances is the first American museum retrospective and exhibition devoted to the self-taught artist. The Canadian painter had a short career, spanning just six years before his death in 2019. The exhibition will include some 60 landscape paintings by the artist.

William E. Bennett