Tony Tasset: As It Returns to Form, This Year’s Dallas Art Fair Will Celebrate Texas’s Booming Art Scene

Artnet Gallery Network, Artnet, March 30, 2022



For its 14th edition, the Dallas Art Fair is back in full swing with a focus on Texas’s rapidly expanding art scene. After a scaled-down 2021 edition, the fair returns to its pre-pandemic size with 85 galleries at the fair’s longtime home, downtown Dallas’s Fashion Industry Gallery, this April 21–24.


“The Dallas art market has been on a sharp incline in recent years, and since the pandemic, we have seen Texas’s population skyrocket, with more and more people relocating here from places like New York and California. We have seen this positively impact the arts and collecting in Dallas,” said Kelly Cornell, director of the Dallas Art Fair.


Dallas Arts Month, an annual celebration of the city’s cultural scene, will kick off with the fair. Among the many citywide exhibitions, the DMA will present “Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro,” which will be the first major exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of Mississippian peoples. Meanwhile, Dallas Contemporary will unveil exhibitions of works by New York-based artist Borna Sammak, as well as Alabama-born artist Lonnie Holley, Houston sculptor Joseph Havel, and East Texas painter Natalie Wadlington. 


Ending on a light, winking note, the fair will conclude with the Eye Ball, an outdoor closing party held in the courtyard of the Joule hotel, alongside Tony Tasset’s 30-foot-tall eyeball sculpture.

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