Wednesday, November 20th 6:30pm
833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas
(Located next door to Amsterdam Bar)
Question, concerns, inquiries?
- Opening Saturday November 16th 7-10
SURFACE TIKI: EVERYTHING IS OK PAINTINGS BY JUSTIN HUNTER ALLEN BEEFHAUS OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013 BEEFHAUS presents Justin Hunter Allen's first solo painting exhibition, "SURFACE TIKI: EVERYTHING IS OK", a venture in the narrative of modern formalism: contradictory engagements with the lessons of recent history. "Conscience of a Body of Paintings" is written as an accompaniment to the exhibition, relaying Allen's reflections on the venture as a recursive cross-disciplinary event. In the City of Dallas, the conversation of "Artist Run" in recent years has seen its migration from a splintered periphery to a reliable, indexable, key phrase in blogs and lectures. With this key phrase, disparate artist and organizational philosophies have found themselves homogenized, bound together to each others credit and detriment. "Conscience of a Body of Paintings" recalls not just the excitement of a frontier or juvenile recklessness of curiosity, but also a painting's awareness of its own context and probable fate. Allen's statement patterns "Conscience of a Hacker", penned by "The Mentor" following his arrest in 1986. The essay, first published in the e-zine "Phrack" [Vol 1, Issue 7], is a reflection of a young man at the dawn of an age, with a scope so incalculable and impersonal that its familiarity to mankind's many stories is obscure to man himself. The Internet hate machine and an ethical anonymous have advocated it. It's own words speak of the value of a varied and unidentifiable network. Yet, in "The Social Network" , it is also displayed on the dormitory wall of the man who would turn that concept on its head. "SURFACE TIKI: EVERYTHING IS OK" opens at BEEFHAUS Saturday, November 16 and runs until Sunday, December 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. BEEFHAUS 833 Exposition Avenue Dallas, Texas 75226
C O P S
COPS: “Nickle and Dimed”
an Art Beef commerce experiment for your consideration
On October 26th Art beef will present it's next collaborative proposal as part of the ongoing programming taking place at Beefhaus.
This “reverse auction” scenario will feature small works from Art Beef members which are available for purchase for pre-determined, set values, ( $5, $10, $20, & $50 ).
Audience members are encouraged to purchase these works through a series of clandestine actions which are intended to distance the artists and collective from the viewers and patrons.
Artworks will be sold “sight unseen” and values will be set by Art Beef.
A sample of some of the works can be viewed on our blog: artbeef.blogspot.com and on our facebook page; which you are, most likely, viewing now.
All “bagged works” will remain for sale through the life of the Beefhaus and all proceeds go toward costs associated with the art space.
OCTOBER 26th 7-11PM
B E E F H A U S
8 3 3 E X P O S I T I O N A V E
D A L L A S
OPENING OCT 5
The work for Beefhaus will interrogate the notion of belongingness. It will not be a specific representation of anything, but rather, it will attempt to deeply embed itself into its situation to the point that it disengages with the act of its production (a hyperrealism designed not as a transport to somewhere else, but intended to unsettle simulation all together). Strategies will include investigations of: replica/display; the in-between; immersion and complicity.
Vickery Meadow’s ‘Trans.lation Market” Installation PoPUp!
A Rick Lowe ‘Nasher Xchange’ project preview
1-5pm ‘open house’ Sept. 14, 15 and Sept. 21, 22.
833 EXPOSITION AVE DALLAS TX
(next to the ‘Amsterdam Bar)
Find out what is going on, who is involved, how it works, and how YOU can become involved (as a volunteer, participant, contributor, observer) in this bold experiment to effect change in the cultural dynamics of Dallas.
Houston-based artist Rick Lowe is internationally respected for one of the most successful community art projects in the world, Project Row Houses, located in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood. For his Nasher XChange commission, Lowe is working with an eclectic group of artists, community organizers, designers, and residents to highlight and translate the cultural diversity of Vickery Meadow as an asset. Through a series of workshops and gatherings with residents, Lowe and the Trans.lation team are identifying residents’ creative strengths and connecting them with local artists for collaboration and mentorship to ultimately engender opportunity and entrepreneurship. Trans.lation will facilitate a new vision of what public space and interaction could look like in Vickery Meadow
Lowe has visited Dallas multiple times to hold community meetings with residents and property owners, who have shared an overwhelming desire to feel more connected to each other and to the city of Dallas, outside of Vickery Meadow. Lowe considers the research process by which he connects with and learns about a community to be an integral part of his art.
As many as 27 languages are spoken by almost 30,000 people in this small but diverse neighborhood. Refugees from around the world, including several Asian and African countries, are settled in the area by organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Refugee Services of Texas and the resettlement services of the Catholic Charities of Dallas.
Sara Mokuria 214-454-3980 email@example.com
Greg Metz 214-364-8435 firstname.lastname@example.org