Art fans are flocking to Dallas for the second annual Dallas Art fair this weekend. More than 50 exhibitors from across the United States and Great Britain will be showcasing their modern and contemporary art collections at the Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas. The venue, located in the Arts District directly across from the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museam of Art, will be transformed into a mall of individual galleries featuring post war paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs.
The most anticipated display was created by native Texan and now New York based artist Rachel Hovnanian. Her installation, titled the “Power and Burden of Beauty,” explores the stereotypes of beauty in society, with a heavy focus on Texas culture, through sculpture, paintings and multi-media platforms.
The inaugural Dallas Art Fair drew over 5,500 guests in February 2009, and the two-year-old event is already being compared to a miniature version of the chic and hip Miami Art Basel.
Galleries that will be joining the 2010 Dallas Art Fair for the first time include Babcock Galleries, New York; D’Amelio Terras, New York; Hedge, San Francisco; Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London; and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.
Among the returning galleries are Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe; Jason McCoy, Inc., New York; John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin; and William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis.
The fair will be held this Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. providing an ideal weekend outing for any art collector, enthusiast, or student. Student one-day passes are $15. For more information visit DallasArtFair.com