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Art Happenings August 29 – September 3

Your summer is winding down, but not your opportunities to explore the art world. We know your schedule might be busy and you are thinking to yourself, “I don’t have time to figure out what I want to do!” That’s cool! Because we are going to tell you what to do in five easy suggestions!

These are all great opportunities to get to know your artists and explore their work through conversation. Artist panels, speaker series, and studio visits make up just some of the events we want to share with you. Whether you’re in Baltimore, New York, or Dallas, we’ve got a way to get you closer to the art you’ve always wanted to see.

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360 Speaker Series: Philip Beesley

Digital artist and architect Philip Beesley will be speaking at the Nasher Sculpture Center on the topic of the conception of buildings and how artists, engineers, and scientists can move from classical ideas of a static world of closed boundaries toward the expanded physiology and dynamic form of a metabolism.

About Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley is a practicing visual artist, architect, and Professor in Architecture at the University of Waterloo and Professor of Digital Design and Architecture & Urbanism at the European Graduate School. Beesley’s work is widely cited in contemporary art and architecture, focused in the rapidly expanding technology and culture of responsive and interactive systems.

This event isAugust 29 at 2PM — open to the public and free with admission to the museum. Free for museum members. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP, say holla!





FADE INTO YOU is a two person exhibition by artists Brigid Moore and Thang Tran with a musical performance by TEEN BODY. FADE INTO YOU shares with the audience the views of a tween and how everyday objects are turned into objects of celebration and worship. Artist Brigid Moore and Thang Tran work in tandem to create a voyeuristic view of sensuality, magic, and waste.

Opening reception is August 29 at 6PM at The Java Project.




THE WHOLE IS OTHER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS: Artist Talk and Closing Reception

See work by artist Esther Ruiz at Platform Gallery for her solo show THE WHOLE IS OTHER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS. Works are inspired by the law of simplicity — the whole is neither greater nor lesser than its totality. Through using a minimalist approach to creation and exhibition, the viewer is able to examine the material within the fictional landscape fulfilled by organic sculptures of synthetic colors and shaped neon, for example our header image of Ruiz’s 2014 piece Second Sun.

Reception and artist talk are August 30 at 1PM. Studio visits with artist Esther Ruiz are available in addition to the artist talk. Please register to visit the studio by emailing as availability is limited and acceptance to the studio is first come, first serve.




First Look: Brushes at New Museum

This first look at “Brushes” at New Museum will begin with a panel hosted by Rhizome’s Artistic Director Michael Connor and explores digital painting as a practice for screen-based display and online circulation.

Regular tickets are $8 and museum member tickets are $6.

This panel begins at 7PM on September 3 and will discuss their online exhibition “Brushes” as it is copresented by Rhizome and New Museum.




Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe: ROOM DOG CHILD

Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe present a collaborative exhibition titled ROOM DOG CHILD, creating an exploration of new objects and sound with an accompnanying publication.

From the event description:
“The power surge caused the light and sound from the machines to become amplified to such a degree that it created a gap of non-space focused directly on Tome’s position. The sound and light condensed so tightly that the sub-atomic particles shifted imperceptibly through dimensions, carrying Tome along for the ride. Similarly to the way electrons exist in multiple places at once, the ‘stuff’ that makes up everything (Tome in this case) became dispossessed and consequently rematerialized as a book.”

This opening takes place September 3 at 6PM located at Carillon Gallery at TCC South.




Be sure to make it out to these locations this weekend, and if you can’t, follow @adhoc_is for updates that you might have missed. Also, subscribe to our newsletter for more information regarding monthly events!

If you have any upcoming art shows you’d like the public to know about, feel free to contact our curator Leah Constantine and we will consider it for publication in another news publication.

Header image: Esther Ruiz, Second Sun, 2014.

Last modified: August 26, 2015