Go/See/Do: A Whole Mess of Art Goodness

Jim Hodges, Arranged, 1996, Folded book with metal paper clips, 33 x 16.5 x 26 cm, Heidi L. Steiger. Via Art Tattler

Jim Hodges, and still this, 2005-08, 23.5K and 24K gold with Beva adhesive on gessoed linen, The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, © Jim Hodges. Image above via CRG Gallery

Last weekend's reading bonanza was good, but I'm still jonesin' for my museum fix, and this weekend I might just have to make it happen, as there's all manner of art action happening in my fair city.

First and foremost, there's the Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take exhibit at the DMA. I am utterly and completely enamored with Hodges' beautiful, ethereal pieces...

So much so, in fact, that we used Hodges' work as the jumping off point for our Art Imitation in my final issue of D Moms. My brilliant and lovely friend Lucia and her girlies riffed off of his With the Wind piece, and the result was all sorts of pretty.

I can't wait to finally get a glimpse of his paintings and collage up close and personal.

Isamu Noguchi, The Policeman, 1950. Seto stoneware 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. (34 x 22.2 x 13 cm) The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York Return to Earth at The Nasher via Glasstire.

Across the street at the Nasher, there's Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, MirĂ³, Noguchi and Picasso, 1943-1963. And the brilliant Lucia (yes the same Lucia from above...the girl is a trove of awesome, I tell you) pretty much sums up my exact sentiments on the whole ceramics enterprise in her Glasstire piece. This opening passage says it all:

How to say this? Oh, yes: ceramics make me lusty. I could reduce that word to something tamer, like “excited” or “thrilled,” or maybe something sweet, like “delighted,” but something in the nature of clay’s ability to be all at once fleshy, smooth or resilient makes all of those other words polite lies. The feeling that things in clay give me is, not to mince words, nothing short of a desirous urge. Possession of some kind is in order. 

So after the Hodges ogling there will also be some lusting over ceramics. Just sayin'.

And last but not least, the Dallas Contemporary is celebrating their 35th birthday with a little kid-centric extravaganza tomorrow (think children’s story readings, live music, a collage workshop, screen printing, and food truck fare.) Ummm...yes please.

Culture-laden weekend, here we come.

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