The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will present three new exhibitions: Joy Laville: The First Fifty Years, Chuck and George: Magnetron Parfait...Beware! and Flor Garduño: Trilogy.
Award-winning Mexican artist Joy Laville presents a retrospective exhibition of her works over the past five decades by marking her first in Dallas in more than 30 years. During the 1980s, Laville's four exhibitions in Dallas attracted many collectors who have treasured her work and can now see the evolution of her painting over five decades. A new generation can discover this singular artist, whose painting, they will observe, is like a river: always the same, always different.
Chuck & George, aka Brian K. Scott and Brian K. Jones, present an immersive installation channeling a bit of 1970s kitsch. Consistent with their reputation for whimsy, a pyramid of Low-Tech pop art microwaves containing various items such as a turducken gravy boat, sweet piglet pussy pie, and melting parfaits of flattery, create a fantastical tower of lights, sounds and motion. Over-sized tacky wallpaper, grotesquely huge linoleum tiles and an insanely large electric cord plugged into a gigantic wall socket add to the comic and disturbing environment.
Flor Garduño will exhibit selected works from her photographic publications, including Trilogy. Trilogy is a collection of the works Garduño realized throughout many years of photography in Mexico and Europe. Her great and magnificent visual production develops through a "dance" in three movements. The overture is Bestiarium, in which real and fictional images of enchanted animals come to life as metaphors of our dreams and passions. Then we have Fantastic Women, a celebration of the feminine universe and of the mystery and sensuality that spring from the female body. The dance ends with Silent Natures, where Garduño contemplates wilderness.
Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through May 9.