5020 Tracy Street
Dallas, TX 75205
Anila Quayyum Agha
Estate of Joseph Glasco
Rima Canaan Lee
Leonardo Drew, Installation view, 2020, Talley Dunn Gallery
Gabriel Dawe, Found, Installation view, 2020, Talley Dunn Gallery
The viewing room
Arely Morales, Installation view, 2021, Talley Dunn Gallery
Flight Paths and Floor Plans
May 14, 2022 - June 18, 2022
In the isolation of the pandemic, Havel collected a plethora of cardboard shipping boxes in which his parrot Hannah became interested, intervening with her beak and talons—nibbling, tearing, and shredding. The bronze sculptures in the exhibition are directly cast from the boxes themselves, stacked by Havel in precarious forms, as well as wood elements carved by Hannah and arranged by the artist. Fittingly, Havel refers to these bronze sculptures as “Parrot Architecture.” Havel’s collaboration with Hannah is a compelling example of scholar Donna Haraway’s conception of “companion species,” which calls for a recognition of the complexity of non-human animals and asks that we take our relationships with them seriously. Havel’s new work carefully attends to the material and social conditions of life in quarantine, tracking the flows of goods across the world in an age of heightened expedience and social isolation alongside the development of relationships nurtured within the confines of the home. These new works speak to life in the midst of a global pandemic, as the artist visualizes new kinds of affective bonds fostered with the environment, materials, and other beings around us.
At What Point Do We Disappear? Black Women's Obsession with White Femininity
April 23, 2022 - July 2, 2022
I am exploring in At What Point Do We Disappear: Black Women’s Obsession with White Femininity how deeply ingrained this self-hate is, not only here in America, but also in Africa where women sport long, straight haired wigs and bleach their skin in attempts to “lighten up” their complexion so that they can be more appealing to African men. This fascination with whiteness extends beyond simply skin color and hair texture. It manifests in obsessions with light colored eyes, thin bodies, as well as altered noses and lips.