Artistic uprising

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 6:10pm
By Rich Lopez Staff Writer

Three diverse Dallas galleries plan to move you — one way or another


Art is supposed to be moving. It can be boring or pretentious or worse, awful but it evokes a reaction. Intentional art is a different matter. It plans to move you and your soul.

Moses Art Gallery’s newest offering, "The Awakening," is a display of feng shui for the soul.

Dawn Gaskill approaches her art with both sides of the brain. Relying on her Fortune 500 history, she has a mission statement for her art. She says on her Web site, "I am probably the only artist who wrote a purpose statement before ever creating anything!"

Moses presents a Gaskill-apalooza of an opening. "The Awakening" begins with an opening reception on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Gaskill will be in the gallery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moses Art Gallery, 3002 Wycliff Ave., June 18­–21. 214-709-5151. Mosesart.com.

Bob Munro continues to find those just-right images that capture his travels around the world. These aren’t the kind of pictures you dread when your traveling buddy pulls out the projector and slides. These are glimpses into still moments revealing a sense of the locale that doesn’t involve an obnoxious landmark with a guy in the pic giving thumbs up.

Sacred Pause Studio, 6010 McCommas Blvd., June 25–27. 214-828-4009. SacredPause.com.

Say the darker side of your art needs is coming out, then you might just want some "Freaks and Fins" to cope. Covert Gallery presents photographer Phil Hollenbeck’s quirky work throughout July.

Hollenbeck gives imagery from the freaks (Covert’s words, not ours) who work in the small alternative circuses to buried Cadillacs in Amarillo. His shots inspired the book, "Freaks & Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus" by J. Dee Hill. Your eyes will battle over multiple viewings of the nose first autos in the sand or the tattooed puzzle man.

Covert Gallery, 824 Exposition, Suite 5, opening night reception, June 25 at 6 p.m. 214-327-3707.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 19, 2009.

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