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ex ovo speaks with Patron Magazine about Michael Uttaro’s En Route

So, I think this tension that Mike is getting at, between Dionysian (permissive) order and Appolonian (disciplined, rigid) order in the photographs, we see in the paintings too; the free-flowing line cut, rearranged in very structured patterns, and trying to impose them onto a grid. Some of the paintings, ones that don’t involve that rigid rearrangement of the image onto a rigid grid are maybe more natural, are less dependent on the human imposition of order, but of course they’re still constrained within a rectangle. All of the work is held within the rectangle, and I think a lot of painting is about this, the tension between these two types of order.

ex ovo included in Darryl Ratcliff’s comprehensive round-up of reasons to be excited for Dallas art in 2020

Finally, ex ovo gallery, directed by Allison Klion, has had a slew of successful shows. From their smartly curated and executed “The Big Summer T-Shirt Show” that featured over 90 artists designing and deconstructing t-shirts to their current exhibition “Next Exit,” which invited artists to explore how they interact with Dallas. They created ramps inside the gallery. Another built a miniature replication of the Omni Hotel with the phrase Black Lives Matter looping in neon on it. As a result, ex.ovo has felt unlike any other exhibitions happening in Dallas. These creatives, all 30 and younger, will help define what culture looks like in Dallas in 2020. 

Lillian Michel offers a lovely take on NEXT EXIT for Glasstire.

…Not that the artists are advocating for erecting more monuments. They’ve deconstructing existing structures with a perceptive, humorous, and appropriately critical touch. Next Exit is an intelligent show that will likely linger in your mind when you drive away down Fabrication Street, pass the hideous new developments on the way to both I-35E and I-30, and face the skyline. “

Glasstire editors choose NEXT EXIT as their #2 pick in Texas, and film the Nov. 7 “Top 5” in the gallery

NEXT EXIT invites the “the best kind of critical conversation,” one that “Dallas deserves.”

D Magazine’s Natalie Gempel reviews NEXT EXIT

Gempel offers some insight into how Trey Burns, Harris Chowdhary, Finn Jubak, and Jonathan Molina-Garcia developed NEXT EXIT

Natalie Gempel includes NEXT EXIT in her list of “Gallery Shows You Need To Visit In Dallas This Fall,” in D Magazine

NEXT EXIT featured alongside exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Goss-Michael Foundation, The Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, and others.

Darryl Ratcliff reviews The Big Summer T-Shirt Show for The Dallas Morning News

Ratcliff, Special Contributor to the Dallas Morning News, writes that, “the shirts themselves are some of the most intriguing pieces of art you will see this year.”

The Big Summer T-Shirt Show #1 pick on Glasstire

Glasstire Editor-in-Chief, Christina Rees, and Publisher, Brandon Zech, chose The Big Summer T-Shirt Show as their #1 pick for the week of June 27, 2019, describing the show as “the true heart of summer group shows.”

See The Big Summer T-Shirt Show at ex ovo

Natalie Gempel urges D Magazine readers to see The Big Summer T-Shirt Show.

ex ovo identified in Dallas Morning News as one of three new galleries making a mark on the Dallas scene

Dallas Morning News Special Contributor, Chris Mosley, calls the programming at ex ovo, as well as Something Else and Cydonia Gallery, “some of the more surprising moments on the Dallas scene of late.”

William Sarradet reviews Material Intension for Glasstire

Sarradet calls Material Intension a group show brimming with ideas.

ex ovo opens at 414 Fabrication Street in Dallas

ex ovo opened on April 6, 2019 at 414 Fabrication Street in Dallas. The first exhibition, Material Intension, featured work by Kristen Cochran, Travis Iurato, and Leslie Martinez.

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