"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...
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..."
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...
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...
A Series of Essays for Temporary Art Review
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...
“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...
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...
As you may remember from the first interview in the series, Fashion X Austin is on the way, and the young designer I’ve interviewed for this 3rd and final installment of my Fashion X Houston interview series, found exclusively here on MCXV, is the highly visual and boundary pushing Sloane Lenz of This is Sloane.
Looking at Sloane’s designs as well as the way they are presented, delving into all of the things that inspire those designs… it pulls me, as a creative, into some of the things that ...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to celebrate your love in Dallas this year, you are in luck, because there is TONS to do! From gallery exhibits, to picturesque tea times, and even cabaret shows, the list of romantic things to do in Dallas this Valentine’s Day is so diverse that there is something perfect for every couple. “Dallas: Big things happen here” is one of the city’s taglines, so make big things happen this Valentine’s Day in proper Dallas fashion wit...
Whether you’re adding to an existing collection or thinking about working the very first AYS piece you’ll own into your look, these new styles are the place to start. Deeply symbolic and on trend, you can’t miss with these expertly crafted, understated statement pieces.
A 14k rose gold symbol of the timelessness of the human spirit, the invisible beginnings and endings of the beautiful “Eternal Knot” is like a wearable tableau. This is the perfect pendant for the overall vibe of this summer’s...
For the Shop Tobi Blog
"No matter what trend is hottest at the moment, when it comes to dress shopping for any occasion, knowing what shapes and silhouettes to look for can be your secret weapon and saving grace. Of course, shades and silhouettes are dictated as much by your body type as they are by the hands that design and sew the dresses, so it all comes down to knowing what’s best for you.
Body types can vary; as I’m sure you know. It’s completely possible to be petite and athletic, for instance, but simply payi..."
For the Shop Tobi Blog
"Getting all dressed up to go out and being in love, or even just a deep enough like, are two things most of us can agree are a pretty good time. Getting dressed up to go out because you’re in love can be even better, especially when you’ve mastered the date night outfit to the extent of being able to look your flirty and fashionable best at a moments notice; remaining open to spontaneity and looking amazing while you’re doing it.
Like all things, perfecting the art of the date night outfit ca..."