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ANDRE RAMOS-WOODARD: BLACK SNAFU (SOLO)
MARCH 18, 2022 - APRIL 15, 2023
opening reception: Saturday March 18th 6-9 pm
Love Letter #23 celebrates 23 years since the grand opening of Plush Gallery. This group show includes new work by our gallery artists, along with two invited artists. Participants include:
Jacqueline Blanco • Raymond Butler • Dwayne Carter • CJ Davis
Dulce Eme • Hatziel Flores • Randall Garrett • Norman Kary
Mylan Nguyen • Brent Ozaeta • Narong Tintamusik • Taro Waggoner
In addition, Houston photographer André Ramos Woodard will be presenting their first solo show in Dallas, to complement our group endeavor. André was the winner of last fall's Super Fresh juried art competition, and as such gets to present a solo wall at the gallery. As the artist says, "In BLACK SNAFU, I appropriate various depictions of Black people that I find throughout the cartooning of American history and beyond, from 20th-century racist characters to more contemporary, uplifting, and pro-Black (ones), and juxtapose them with photographs that celebrate and/ or line up more authentically with my Black experience."
THE STORY OF
Between 2000 and 2012, Plush Gallery produced over 60 art exhibitions from their home base of Dallas, in addition to participating in numerous art fairs and curatorial projects in cities across the U.S., such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Santa Fe. During that time, the experimental space won two Best of Dallas awards from the Dallas Observer, and had a nomadic presence with locations beginning in the Cedars neighborhood, then moving to a vintage parking garage, and later to a high rise in downtown Dallas, before settling into the offices of Cunningham Architects in the Design District. In 2012, owner and founder Randall Garrett closed the space to focus on his own work as an artist and teacher. In September 2018, after a six year hiatus, Garrett reopened Plush Gallery, adding artists from Mexico City to a budding stable of emerging Texas and U.S. artists.