Contemporary Art

Second Stop: The Reading Room


The Index Cards: Vincent Falsetta will open at The Reading Room on Saturday, December 3 from 7 to 9 pm and continue through December 31. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, December 10 at 4 pm.

“Process as content is for me a form of indexing the moment, “Falsetta says about his practice. The index cards date back to the 1980s. There is a format that he follows. First the work is described in detail: dimensions, materials, when the canvas was stretched, then title and any dedication. There is usually but not always a thumbnail of the work, sometimes a diagram or chart, and questions that he poses to the work and to himself. He writes, deliberately, with pen and ink, thus slowing the process down and making it more than just documentation or a journal entry. There are over 600 cards.

Falsetta is Professor of Painting/Drawing at the School of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. His work is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas and has been shown at the Museum of Southeast Texas, Longview Museum of FIne Arts, El Paso Museum of Art, Anya Tish Gallery in Houston and OK Harris Gallery in New York. Falsetta was a finalist for the 2007 Hunting Art Prize. This December his work can be seen at two other venues: 500X Gallery and Conduit.

And if you feel up to more, let me suggest a third stop for the evening, 500X Gallery, to visit Recurrence Relation: Three Generations of 500X, a group show including a series of panel paintings and a canvas painting by Vincent Falsetta.

The Reading Room
3715 Parry Avenue
Saturday, December 3
7 to 9 pm

500X Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Saturday, December 3
7 to 10 pm

Conduit Gallery
1626 C Hi Line Dr.
Tuesday through Saturday,
10 am to 5 pm

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