Bread & Butter
June 23 – July 28, 2018
DALLAS – Galleri Urbane is pleased to present a group exhibition titled Bread & Butter
opening on Saturday, June 23rd, organized by Assistant Director Adrian Zuñiga. Making use
of the gallery’s entire exhibition space, the show offers a rare chance to present the core of
the gallery’s artistic vision outside of the standard solo-exhibition format.
The show draws from all new work created in the last year by numerous gallery artists,
intending to provide audiences with the latest updates from our artists’ studios located
around the country. Many of the artists included have presented solo shows in recent months,
yet Bread & Butter provides a platform to display developments that have occurred in the
weeks and months following those exhibitions. Loring Taoka, for instance, has expanded on
his plexiglass paintings presented earlier this spring by making use of laser-cutting
technology in his newest works, bringing the influence of digital modeling closer to the
surface of his practice. Arden Bendler Browning, whose first solo exhibition with Galleri
Urbane opened in January, has continued her explorations of abstracted landscapes with
newly produced paintings inspired by a recent road trip around the Australian continent. For
other artists, such as Jessica Snow and Heath West, the exhibition will serve as the perfect
opportunity to view the direction that work is taking in the months leading up to solo
exhibitions later this year.
In addition to our represented artists, Bread & Butter will also include work by visiting artists
whose practices exemplify Galleri Urbane’s commitment to exhibiting promising young
talent. With new paintings informed by a recent month-long residency in Brooklyn, Dallasbased
Benjamin Terry will be showing with Galleri Urbane for the first time. New to the Dallas
arts community, Christopher Paul Dean will present the latest pieces in a series of work began
during his MFA studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Zuñiga has selected these
two, along with other visiting artists, for their highly-focused artistic endeavors of exceptional
quality that resonate with the gallery’s programming. While the exhibition will present work of
various mediums exploring a wide gamut of ideas, it will nonetheless illustrate a decided
reflection of contemporary art that is quintessentially Galleri Urbane.
A public opening reception for Bread & Butter will occur at Galleri Urbane Dallas on Saturday,
June 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm.