Art Notes

Dallas Art News for October

Catherine D. Anspon
October 02, 2012

Diversity and riches abound in the heart of the season, spanning epochs, artists and styles. First up, head to the Dallas Museum of Art for the glorious works that comprise “Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries” (October 14 – January 20). One of our favorite discoveries from our Special Section preview you’ll find in this issue is Jules Chéret, the roi of the affiche artistique in fin-de-siècle Paris, whose saucy, frothy belles took over every surface of the City of Light’s Belle Époque boulevards. Besides being beautiful, these works set the craze for street art that has led to today’s sticker brigade and proponents of mass art communication such as Shepard Fairey ... Speaking of Monsieur Fairey, do not miss his final weeks of editioned works at Deep Ellum denizen Brian GibbsThe Public Trust (though October 20) ... Over at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, the king of Dallas painting and his disciples are celebrated. Catch illustrious SMU professor Roger Winter in “Lost Highway – A Painter’s Journey,” an impressive 40-year career retrospective, alongside renowned past students — John Alexander, David Bates, Brian Cobble, Dan Rizzie and Lilian Garcia-Roig — in “Under the Influence” (both shows through October 20). Concurrently, Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents a showcase of Winter’s classics (through October 6) ... Another Texas art destination, this one unexpected, is PDNB Gallery. In lieu of photographic prints, the granite abstractions of internationally exhibited Texan Jesús Moroles will hold court — from 11-inch-tall desktop creations to nearly four-feet-in-diameter rings dramatically suspended from the ceiling (through November 24) ... Meanwhile, Over at SMU, the Meadows Museum unfurls an art historical coup: “Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits,” including a grand canvas of imposing monarch Philip IV, one of the most important royals of the 17th century, as the Meadows continues its partnership with the extraordinary Prado (through January 13) ... Finally, parting news sighted on the Glasstire site: sculptor Fred Villanueva takes fair fever into his own hands and is showcased in Art Fair of Texas a cavernous space adjoining Exposition Park ( We can’t wait to go; we love this new model of artist-incubated commercial endeavors. See you art and about.