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
D Magazine’s Natalie Gempel reviews NEXT EXIT
Natalie Gempel includes NEXT EXIT in her list of “Gallery Shows You Need To Visit In Dallas This Fall,” in D Magazine
Darryl Ratcliff reviews The Big Summer T-Shirt Show for The Dallas Morning News
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
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.”