Anchoored by the Dallas Art Fair (April 10-12 at Fashion Industry Gallery), Dallas Arts Week has risen to a level of prominence so high sites such as Artsy.com feel compelled to devote a thousand words to its influence. (Even if they do consider our fair city’s scene “disproportionate” in its impact — we beg to disagree.)
The truth of the matter is, the high-profile happenings surrounding the fair have trickled down into the indie arts scene, and there are more must-see shows both on and off the official roster than ever before. Beyond Thursday’s Preview Gala, Friday’s MTV RE:DEFINE and Saturday’s Art Ball — and, yes, the fair itself and the major museum exhibitions — here is an easy-to-follow guide of some of the best events.
Photographer Hunter Barnes, who splits his time between rural Oregon and New York City, gets by with a little help from his friends — namely supermodel Erin Wasson and V.O.D. owner Jackie Bolin. These two have convinced their pal to bring works from his “Redneck Roundup” series to Bolin’s fashion-forward Victory Park boutique for an opening from 5 to 7 pm.