FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ro2 Art is pleased to welcome artist Val Curry for his solo exhibition, Enfolding – a series of paintings and sculptures that represent Curry’s research into the field of Bio Art. The show will be running from October 15 through November 12 at Ro2 Art Gallery, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in The Cedars Neighborhood of Dallas. An opening reception will be held Sunday, October 16, from 7 to 10 pm.
Val Curry grew up amidst the cornfields of rural Illinois in an Intentional Community. This upbringing surrounded him with strong social cohesion, teamwork and an alternative lifestyle and greatly impacted his core values and art-making.
Curry studied under such notable artists such as Randall Garrett, Josephine Durkin and the late Michael Miller. In 2012, he was an artist-in-residence at UT Dallas’ CentralTrak. He has a BFA in Sculpture from Texas A&M University, Commerce and received his MFA from the University of Texas, Dallas in the Arts and Technology program. Curry is an Adjunct Professor at Eastfield College.
Val Curry has exhibited locally and nationally since 2004. Exhibitions include performance art pieces with Plush Gallery in Williamsburg, New York and Dallas as well as various group exhibitions in Chicago, Houston and the Dallas area. Most recently, he exhibited One Day a collaborative exhibition with Robert David Reedy at Ro2 Art Downtown in collaboration with MAP 2013. The works from One Day continued to be featured in the exhibition Objective Strategies, at Dallas’ El Centro College and are included in the MAP 2013 Catalogue, published this year. Val Curry is represented in Dallas by Ro2 Art.
Enfolding represents my research into the burgeoning field of Bio Art. The sculptures and paintings in this series are meditations. Existing somewhere between absurdity and scientific discourse, they act as analogies to the cross disciplinarian work and research taking place in the fields of art and science. Concepts for this began as unconscious intuitive studies and sculptures that I created in 2008. This line of inquiry has become an obsession and platform that has allowed me to connect with scientists in ways that I never imagined.
ABOUT RO2 ART:
Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery regularly collaborates with organizations such as The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Downtown Dallas Inc, and The Town of Addison, as well as maintaining a gallery program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and recently exhibited for a third time at the 2016 Dallas Art Fair.