Pile on the art exhibits

Posted by    |    June 17th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Maybe there’s just too much art lately to go around, or maybe their fancy new website isn’t the only thing new going on with Dragon Street, but it seems like team and group exhibitions are popping up left and right this summer, bringing a breath of fresh air to the art scene.

A few notable exhibitions going on in the upcoming weeks are Sun to Moon Gallery’s trio exhibit “Triple Focus,” a show that intends to highlight the diversity of photographic styles. The three exhibits include “Color Wheel,” “Shades of Gray” (if you’re lucky, you might see all 50), and “Color of Loss Redux,” running from June 14 through July 14.

Circuit12 Contemporary and Mary Tomas Studio Gallery are also doing something different next weekend with their “Lightning Strikes Twice” exhibit. Circuit12 owner Dustin Orlando will be curating a show featuring 27 different artists that will span across both his own and Mary Tomas’ gallery space. “Lightning Strikes Twice” will open June 23 and run through July 21.

Opening on the 23rd as well is Cohn Drennan Contemporary’s Summer Group Exhibit, the annual presentation of artists who have not yet exhibited at the gallery. This, along with Craighead Green’s “New Texas Talent” juried group show opening August 4, are my favorite type of exhibits; gallery-goers are excited to view never-before-seen artists and the artists are excited to be exhibiting to a new audience, creating a palpable energy in the galleries. I can’t wait!

Featured image: “Trunks are for Elephants” by Michelle Brandley, showing at Cohn Drennan Contemporary June 23.