Image courtesy of Shepard Fairey

For over three decades, American artist Shepard Fairey has been challenging the establishment through the creation and dissemination of iconic imagery with resounding impact. The power of Shepard’s art is in the combination of the compelling narratives inherent in the pictures he creates and his ability to adapt to a continuously changing society. He has established a long-standing career as a master storyteller who uses images to help us navigate the complicated world we inhabit.

Thematically, his exhibition at Dallas Contemporary - the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in Texas - highlights the evolution of Fairey’s career from the confrontational D.I.Y. style of defiant youth to a narrative of hope, equality, and shared humanity. In terms of material, Shepard’s medium of choice for public art changed in 2010 from modular wheat pasted paper murals to more durable painted murals - several of which were commissioned by Dallas Contemporary and on view at the museum and around the city in 2012.

Fairey returns to Dallas with an exhibition featuring new and recent works highlighting important transitions in his career. Some of his most iconic visuals and repeated motifs will be on display that comment on the state of contemporary life in the United States, as well as Texas.

The exhibition will remain on display through March 19, 2023.

For over three decades, American artist Shepard Fairey has been challenging the establishment through the creation and dissemination of iconic imagery with resounding impact. The power of Shepard’s art is in the combination of the compelling narratives inherent in the pictures he creates and his ability to adapt to a continuously changing society. He has established a long-standing career as a master storyteller who uses images to help us navigate the complicated world we inhabit.

Thematically, his exhibition at Dallas Contemporary - the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in Texas - highlights the evolution of Fairey’s career from the confrontational D.I.Y. style of defiant youth to a narrative of hope, equality, and shared humanity. In terms of material, Shepard’s medium of choice for public art changed in 2010 from modular wheat pasted paper murals to more durable painted murals - several of which were commissioned by Dallas Contemporary and on view at the museum and around the city in 2012.

Fairey returns to Dallas with an exhibition featuring new and recent works highlighting important transitions in his career. Some of his most iconic visuals and repeated motifs will be on display that comment on the state of contemporary life in the United States, as well as Texas.

The exhibition will remain on display through March 19, 2023.

For over three decades, American artist Shepard Fairey has been challenging the establishment through the creation and dissemination of iconic imagery with resounding impact. The power of Shepard’s art is in the combination of the compelling narratives inherent in the pictures he creates and his ability to adapt to a continuously changing society. He has established a long-standing career as a master storyteller who uses images to help us navigate the complicated world we inhabit.

Thematically, his exhibition at Dallas Contemporary - the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in Texas - highlights the evolution of Fairey’s career from the confrontational D.I.Y. style of defiant youth to a narrative of hope, equality, and shared humanity. In terms of material, Shepard’s medium of choice for public art changed in 2010 from modular wheat pasted paper murals to more durable painted murals - several of which were commissioned by Dallas Contemporary and on view at the museum and around the city in 2012.

Fairey returns to Dallas with an exhibition featuring new and recent works highlighting important transitions in his career. Some of his most iconic visuals and repeated motifs will be on display that comment on the state of contemporary life in the United States, as well as Texas.

The exhibition will remain on display through March 19, 2023.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St.
Dallas, TX 75207
https://www.dallascontemporary.org/

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