"Seattle based cannabis professional Nicolle Callier is, in a word (or two), an original. Hitting a wall in her first position in the industry was a catalyst to growing a personal brand that has extended beyond herself in major ways.
From advice for aspiring cannabis professionals, to vital information on legalization and, as the title would suggest, a vision of equity in the future of legalization, reaching out to Callier resulted in a thought provoking exchange that Postmodern Indigenous is ..."
A collaborative audio project with artist, Xxavier Carter.
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This is Location Remote
The time you spend becoming is the time you spend being
Whether it is the place or space you belong
Or your face that is the place that you remember
Or something, somewhere else.
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"Rooted in trauma, identity and the refugee experience, the artistic practice of Bosnia-born painter Maja Ruznic draws on collective memory.
Ruznic’s work borders on the abstract in that the figures as well as the spaces they inhabit possess an unknowable quality, simultaneously appearing and disappearing, existing in a nonlinear time frame that is impossible to pinpoint. These images are born of the dream state. Ruznic has described falling asleep while looking at a blank canvas..."
Ashley Jones for Arts + Culture TX
"Ideas about deep listening, silence, & even the state of concerts & festivals for the foreseeable future (there’s a thing called COVID19 floating around & public gatherings are not a great idea at the moment) have made an exploration of the art form of music (as something to be experienced through tangible entities like singers & like record stores) feel like a natural direction for Postmodern Indigenous.
For this interview with LEV, ..."
From Michael Corris' "Invisible College," this text is opened with a description of the Dallas Pavilion 2019 project; a collaborative set of posters written or designed by writers, artists, & cultural contributors from across Dallas.
The foreword is penned by Corris, & projects (including the one submitted by Ashley Jones) can be viewed &/or read within the body.
"Touting “magic for a modern age,” Spirit of Salt celebrates storytelling, ancient symbols, nature’s most delicate patterns… It’s symbolic, personal, and a little metaphysical, too.
Dallas-based artist and founder Heather Clark Lynn’s work is informed by what she calls “personal mythologies”: the symbols and objects we collect over a lifetime that shape our unique identities."
Ashley Jones for "1530 Main"
A Series of Essays for Temporary Art Review
Documentaries aren’t about our lives, emotions, triumphs and tragedies getting wrapped up in a neat little package. Instead they are and always have been a look at who we are in the moment, even if that moment and identity prevails for years to come. Unlike movies, which create a linear experience meant to illustrate intangible thoughts and feelings that arise in life (offering a glimpse at living that we’d never get while in the middle of doing just that,) documentaries provide us with insig...
“It’s the triumph of fake fur … because fake fur changed so much and became so great now that you can hardly see a difference.”
—Karl Lagerfeld on his Paris Fashion Week show for Chanel F/W 2010/2011
With a rising trend of consumers accepting, and in some cases even preferring vegan leather or pleather, there’s no question that the concept of sustainability in high fashion is where it’s at for the sartorial set. But how did it happen? Why are the price tags ascribed to crocodile skin bags now...
"This is French Room Salon and Culture Jack, two distinctly different series of art events, both gifted to Dallas towards the end of 2018. Although varied in format and feel, both series bring people together in close proximity, where they are subject to new art and ideas on a monthly basis. Salon and Culture Jack offer not only the arts community but a wider assortment of Dallas’s citizenry new ways to engage with art outside of the galleries, museums or art fairs."
- Ashley Jones for Arts + Culture
Kanju Interiors is a purveyor of luxury African decor and interior goods in the Dallas Design District, where it works exclusively with artists and artisan groups from the African continent.
But it also lives a kind of secret life as a gallery, where it occupies an important role in introducing exciting artists such as Sandy McLea, a young South African photographer based in Capetown.
Kanju was the first to showcase McLea's work not only in Dallas, but in the United States.
Kanju owner Meghan...
Vignette Art Fair, 2017, installation view. Courtesy Vignette Art Fair. © Chad Redmon 2017.
Now in its second year, Vignette Art Fair will introduce the city of Dallas and members of a wide international art market to the work of Texas-based women artists. An alternative Dallas art fair taking place April 10-15, with a VIP preview the night of April 10 and a public opening the night of April 13, Vignette makes use of the massive, industrial space of the formerly Smithsonian-affiliated Women’s...
Pictured: Sasha Fishman, Spinewax installation, 2017-18, multimedia installation consisting of video projection, audio, lights, and sculptures; sculptures made of chicken wire, paper mache, resin, steel, plaster, latex, faux fur, yarn, gold chain, silicone, plastic ears, paper pulp. 19 x 12 x 11 ft.
Image courtesy the artist.
Ashley J. on the 2018 DMA Awards to Artists, for Arts + Culture TX.
"Ten Texas artists, all of whom have set themselves apart through their work in sculpture, photography, time-based media, painting, and artist books, have been awarded..."
According to the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, sex trafficking is a $32 billion industry, and the numbers show that there are more slaves on our planet now than ever before in human history. Trafficked persons are the slaves of today, and this includes people trafficked for sex, domestic servitude, and labor.
New York based and Texas born artist Molly Gochman has seamlessly fused art and activism to open the conversation about human trafficking. Adapting a theme...
On Ash Lane sits Ash Studios, a building described by Darryl Ratcliff as “a social sculpture that has had an amazing practical and symbolic meaning in Dallas.” Co-founded by Ratcliff with artist Fred Villanueva in 2012, Ash was named by D Magazine as one of the best galleries in Dallas, as recently as 2016.
Ash has been at the center of a land use issue, one that stems largely from the city...