Contemporary Art

At The Reading Room


Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love
The Art Foundation for the Texas Biennial 2013 at
The Reading Room, 3715 Parry Avenue in Dallas
September 7 through November 2, 2013
Opening reception: September 14, 7 to 9 PM

Drawing inspiration and content from Jonathan Lethem’s novel Chronic City, The Art Foundation will create a series of broadsides referencing the slow revelation of layered truths embodied within a city. Utilizing pop-culture, esoterica, and cinematic reference the works will be a layered series of pasted graffiti style “advertisements” covering the gallery wall. Considering the city as a willful entity, often suppressing transparency of intent behind emotive distraction and conspiracy, the exhibit introduces far-flung fragmented ideas as the channel from which truth is revealed, though often mistaking fanciful simulacra for the real and reality for myth.

Take-away fliers/propaganda will be available in an attempt to expand the tangled revelations beyond the gallery in an effort to mirror and permeate the city. Additional programming, including readings and lectures, will be announced during the run of the exhibit as details are confirmed.

The Art Foundation (established in 2012) is an artist collective based in Dallas, with current members Ryder Richards, Lucia Simek and Andrew Douglas Underwood.

The Reading Room (recently chosen D Magazine‘s Best Art Space) is a project space which features monthly exhibitions, readings and performances that involve text and image and is located at 3715 Parry Avenue in Dallas.

The Art Foundation and The Reading Room are participating organizations in the Texas Biennial 2013.

Contemporary Art

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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