Glasgow-based artist Karla Black created two sculptures for the DallasMuseum of Art, her first such project in the United States, in theHoffman Galleries and the South Concourse. Transforming light, fragile,often impermanent materials into powerful sculptures of commandingscale and presence, Black creates abstract works that resolutelyeschew metaphor while simultaneously beckoning a complex series ofassociations.Opening October 19, Karla Black: Concentrations 55 is an expandedpresentation of Concentrations, a special DMA series of project-basedsolo exhibitions by international emerging artists. The series began in1981 as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's commitment to the work ofliving artists, with the goal of making the work of contemporary artistsaccessible to our audiences while preserving the excitement of thework. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color, illustrated brochurewith an essay by exhibition curator Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman FamilySenior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
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