Contemporary Art

Water Tasting, Whale Sightings


Andrea Goldman at The Reading Room. Madness Q & A: The Watery Part of the World, a video and related work by Andrea Goldman will open at The Reading Room on Saturday, February 11. You’re invited to join us for the reception with the artist from 7 to 9 pm. The exhibition will continue through March 10 and can be seen by appointment.

Goldman creates videos, drawings and songs that enact dialogues between brilliant animals, canonical authors, children’s choirs, ideological bodies and other doppelgangers. Her characters use humor and dialogue to investigate and upset dichotomies. TRR will present a work that engages Melville’s Moby Dick, Foucault’s History of Madness, and a family vacation. Reason, history, philosophy, politics, medicine, and otherness are examined in a playful manner.

Goldman’s work has been shown at the 2011 Texas Biennial, 500X Gallery, Apex Art New York, Performing Arts Chicago, Swarm Gallery Oakland and in collaboration with the performance group Goat Island. She received an MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and works in New York City.

The Reading Room is a project space dedicated to the intersection of visual and text based culture.

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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.

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Happy Endings


Keri Oldham’s exhibition of film related work will open with a reception tomorrow, Saturday, August 13 from 7 to 9 pm at The Reading Room, 3715 Parry Avenue. It will continue through August 28.

The pieces in this exhibition are the fade-out “end scenes” from various films, re-imagined and used to examine endings on a personal level. Oldham is interested in how we are influenced by film and television narratives and incorporate stories about love, success, and morality into our lives both consciously and subconsciously.

Oldham is an artist, curator, writer, and former Dallasite now living in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown at Camel Art Space, Fountain Art Fair, and Dave Bown Projects as well as The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 500X Gallery, Centraltrak Artist Residency, and Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas. She holds degrees in philosophy from Loyola University and in curatorial studies from San Francisco State University. She is a 2010 BRIC Arts Media Fellow.

Glasstire has also done a writeup about The Reading Room and this upcoming exhibition. If you’re interested in knowing more about visual art here in Texas, Glasstire is definitely worth a read and a bookmark.

UPDATE: Follow the below link for more images of Keri Oldham’s work exhibited at The Reading Room.

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One Night Only


The Reading Room. I just received an email from Karen Weiner about her next happening this next coming Monday, November 8. The incredible local produce purveyor Tom Spicer of Spiceman’s 1410 will give an exotic mushroom demonstration–lobster, hedgehog, maitake, matsuke, clamshell, crab, black trumpet. He will provide information about their qualities and uses. Hopefully you remember my last post about The Reading Room and what a unique experience it was for me. I’m looking forward to this one. So come join us. The Reading Room is located at 3715 Parry Avenue. The doors open at 6, and the demonstration begins at 7 pm.

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