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The Art Foundation curates Boom Town as part of DallasSITES: Available Space
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
July 19- Aug 18, 2013

Artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, DB12 (Jesse Morgan Barnett, C.J. Davis, and Michael Mazurek), Cassandra Emswiler, Brandon Kennedy, M, Kirsten Macy, Margaret Meehan, Keri Oldham, Tom Orr, Arthur Peña, Linda Ridgway, Gregory Ruppe, Paul Slocum, and Terri Thornton.

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.



Dallas Museum Blog UNCRATED “Making Use of Available Space

D Magazine Front Row “Local Artists Poised to Infiltrate the Dallas Museum” Peter Simek, July 17

D Magazine Front Row “Photos: Friday Night at Dallas SITES: Available Space” Andi Harman, July 22

Dallas Observer “The DMA Gives a Shit About Local Art. It’s Time You Did Too.” by Jaimie Laughlin, July 24

Blouin ArtInfo: In The Air “Dallas Museum of Art brings the Local Art Scene into its Galleries” Meredith Caraher, July 25 “Boom Town: A Recap” Rafael Barrientos Martinez, Aug. 23

Dallas Observer: “Best Local Art Exhibition: DallasSites and DallasSites: Available Space” Sept. 25