3 Can’t Miss Gallery Openings in the Design District this Weekend

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2012 at 5:50 am

It’s hard to believe it, but summer is drawing to a close here in Dallas and that means the galleries of the Design District are preparing for the fall gallery season.

Although we don’t officially enter fall until the end of this month, art lovers can begin their fall celebration this weekend with a bang. It seems as though every gallery in the neighborhood is preparing to open a show this weekend. Here is a preview of a few of my can’t-miss openings.

Circuit 12 Contemporary

On Saturday Circuit 12 Contemporary will host a private reception for their new exhibit, New Future, which will open to the public next week. New Future is a group exhibit exploring some of the most difficult concepts we tackle as humans, ideas such as space, time and what’s beyond. The artists in the show each have a unique way of expressing their reality and visitors to the show will be able to explore the art while also exploring on a deeper level their own perceptions of reality. The show will feature work by Maya Hayuk, Nathan Greene, Kristen Schiele, Michael Dotson, Morgan Blair and Andrea Myers and will run through October 10.

Kristen Schiele "Heartbeats"

Cohn Drennan Contemporary

This weekend Cohn Drennan will open their September show entitled 4austin4artists. After a trip to Austin earlier in the year, the folks at Cohn Drennan decided it was about time to exhibit some Austin, Texas art in Dallas, thus 4austin4artists was born. From the sound of it, the show will feature a diverse mix of styles from artists Debra Broz, Jerry De Frese, Brooke Gassiot and Chris White. Although each artist produces work that is vastly different from the others, each lives and works in the Texas hill country and, are, in their turn, influenced in a unique way by the nature of life in their part of Texas.

Debra Broz, "Fanged Bunnies"

PDNB Gallery

I wrote last week about PDNB Gallery’s decision to exhibit the granite sculptures of Jesus Moroles’ as they branch out from photography. Moroles’ is a well-known sculptor (and Texas native) with work displayed throughout the world and I could not be more excited about PDNB’s decision to showcase Moroles’ work. The show, “Rings of Granite,” opens this Saturday but if you can’t make it out for the opening don’t forget the artist will be at the gallery on September 27 for a book signing. Do not skip this exhibit.

These are certainly not the only galleries opening shows this weekend. Other openings include Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Sun to Moon GalleryConduit Gallery and many more. I promise more to come on those openings later. For a more complete list of gallery openings this Saturday, check out the Dallas Design District events calendar here. See you on Saturday for a day full of art!