Boom Town at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Art Foundation in Dallas SITES: Available Space

July 19-August 18. 2013
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

+ Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 6-9 PM
+ Panel Discussion: Friday, July 19, 9 PM in the Horchow Auditorium

There is an absurdity in creating cultural products when there is no culture to justify them.
– Luis Camnitzer, “Contemporary Colonial Art,” 1969

Boom Town, an exhibition organized by The Art Foundation for Available Spaces, describes the tangle of networks – political, economical, geographical, social and historical – that shape Dallas’ current cultural climate. The exhibited work is by a handful of exemplary artists with connections to Dallas whose various modes of expression evince equal parts conflict, anxiety, or refusal. Without posing a justification for their choice to be here, Boom Town reveals the vibrancy and viability of this city’s artists, in hopes of aiding in their liberation from the burden of the local.

Artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Dallas Biennial 2012, Cassandra Emswiler, Brandon Kennedy, M, Kirsten Macy, Margaret Meehan, Keri Oldham, Tom Orr, Arthur Peña, Linda Ridgway, Gregory Ruppe, Paul Slocum, and Terri Thornton. For more information [link].