Last weekend was good times for the art community around Dallas. The energy was high around the Dallas Art Fair and surrounding art openings. I talked to several gallerists about how successful the fair had been and many were excited or at least pretty pleased about the turnout and sales. I know, I know, Art Fairs are just glorified trade shows, but I always find them enjoyable.
Matthew Bourbon - Midnight Reader 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 28 x 28 inches
Dallas' version in particular has gotten better over the years. I noticed just a few of the out of town spaces that had a David Salle, and brought theirs, because of the Dallas Contemporary show of his work, I assume. I was able to get over to the DC as well, to see the three stellar shows they had up. I was a bit skeptical about Nate Lowman's work, but I must admit, I was captivated by his canvas of the United States along with the other canvases he made.
Year Built: 2008 Architect: Tod Williams + Billie Tsien Architects Square Feet: 4,336
With views of an urban street on one side and a wooded ravine on the other, this three-story residence has a commanding yet integrated presence in the modernist and green enclave of the Urban Reserve. Designed by the internationally recognized firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the home is a beautiful juxtaposition of urban steel, concrete and nature. The multi- level structure is seemingly suspended in a canopy of trees and creates a serene and elevated feel as one ambles through the outdoor staircases and terrace. The home artfully creates a feeling of rest and relaxation that is woven through the outdoor-in design. Reinforcing its modern sensibility, the home is furnished with significant contemporary furniture and art. Known for their design of international art museums, the home's architects reflect this experience to provide a quiet and beautiful structure for the homeowners' extensive art collection. The home's sustainable features include five geo-thermal HVAC systems, an 18,000-gallon rainwater cistern for landscape irrigation, high performance glazing, spray foam insulation and tankless water heaters.