Sculpture School Reader
The Sculpture School Reader (290 pages) serves a primer on the critically endangered Texas Blackland Prairie, the built environment and history of Dallas, and orients artists in critical theory around site response. Produced by Sweet Pass Sculpture Park with contributions by Finn Jubak, Allison Klion, and Tino Ward. You can read more about Sculpture School here.
The Philosophy of Goo
Made in collaboration with Tamara Johnson, and with support from the Wassaic Projects and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Philosophy of Goo is a video essay that explores the history, metaphors, and meaning behind the veriegated qualities of an ineffable material. Narrated by gallerist Allison Klion, "Goo" weaves together documentary footage, found video, personal anecdotes, and popular culture exploring Johnson's relationship to materiality and female experience.
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Escape from Texas
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LOCII+O at ex ovo
"LOCII+O" (lots of cameras, images, inputs plus outputs) is an experimental installation and communal media event. Designed to function in a mutually coordinated manner, the installation invites collaboration in the form of live collage, commentary, and video processing. In concert with these various points of entry and output, performer and actor Matthew Maher acted as our guide through classic action films, exploring their tropes and ruminating on themes of hyper-masculinity, surveillance, the American landscape, and its media apparatus. Special guests include Allison Klion, Tamara Johnson, Tino Ward, and Zak Loyd
Simulated walkthrough of the installation environment
Feed 1, Batman Forever (click for excerpt)
Feed 2 (click for excerpt)
Tino Ward live drawing from "the feed"
October 12 - December 14, 2019:
(ex ovo, Dallas TX)
Trey Burns, Harris Chowdhary, Finn Jubak, Jonathan Molina-Garcia
Curated by Allison Klion
Over the course of several months, ex ovo’s Allison Klion and four local artists —Trey Burns, Harris Chowdhary, Finn Jubak, and Jonathan Molina-Garcia—engaged in a series of in-depth conversations about Dallas’s history, legibility, aspirations, and encrypted realities. The resulting exhibition consists of the manifested footnotes from these discussions and draws on shared research and development of ideas around Dallas’s myths, landscape, and the built environment. Next Exit ’s spatial relationship of encountering becomes part of this meaning. The exhibition design operates as a collaborative installation in which a supplemental “gallery infrastructure” — including viewing platforms and alcoves — permit access and passageway between artworks.
A small cinema under the ramp
Howard's Home Tour (Loop)
A short video of a Dallas home tour given by the gallerist's father that played under the ramp
La L'aceate Loop Trail
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La L’aceate Loop Trail in conjunction with the NEXT EXIT exhibition; named after the historic appellation for the neighborhood south of Singleton and east of Sylvan. As the show examines Dallas’s myths, landscape, and built environment - this trail brings you out of the gallery a for a brief walk along a guerrilla hiking trail framing the area immediately around the gallery. As you pass through easements and vacant lots, watch your feet, keep eyes open, and your nose clean.
Press for Next Exit:
Glasstire (Lillian Michel)
Top Five (Christina Rees)
Glasstire D Magazine (Natalie Gempel)
Photos My Dad Sent
A curated series of photographs that my father has sent through text messages over the years