Site131 presents "Fragments"
Site131 opens its spring exhibition “Fragments” to coincide with the Dallas Art Fair. Site131’s Opening and Art Chat engages visiting guest artist Manuel Burgener from Switzerland, who will converse with Director/curator Joan Davidow about his work. As its first resident artist, Site131 welcomes artist Burgener, who will build large-scaled, open constructions from found industrial materials. He’ll work in Dallas for a week gathering his resources and building his concepts that utilize the floors and hug the corners.
Another international guest artist, Travis Lycar from Germany, will show how his oversized paintings hold the walls: his jagged, halting painted marks fill rich, over- sized canvases. Conceptual California artist Puppies Puppies joins the exhibition isolating the trigger apparatus from manufactured guns. Her haunting constructions dissect the destructive portion of the gun to focus on the key element doing so much harm in our society today. Rounding out the foursome is Texas/US artist Kelly Kroener, who imbeds hand-tooled stitches on fabric to pinpoint her delicate approach to mark making.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 8.