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GALLERY HOURS: by appointment:

469-551-3967 or plushgallery@gmail.com

Black market bodega

Raymond Butler • SM SAnz

DECEMBER 10, 2022 - february 18, 2023

opening reception: Saturday December 10th 4-8 pm

For the third year running, Raymond Butler and Christopher Machorro are organizing Black Market Bodega, a small works group invitational designed around the theme of a neighborhood store. This year’s show features 40 artists versus one wall, with work priced to take home for your holiday gift giving (and receiving). In addition, we will host solo walls by Raymond Butler and SM Sanz.

Raymond is a Dallas artist whose work primarily focuses on pop culture and childhood memories of growing up in South Dallas in the 90s. He says, "For some time, I've been creating handmade wooden versions of sandwiches I call, 'Sammies'. They are a nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek representation of the ups and downs of my upbringing."

SM is Stephanie Sanz, an illustrator and muralist from Panama, based in Dallas, Texas. The main theme of her artwork is pop surrealism, with a strong feminist undertone, invoking sexual positivity and liberation expressed through portraits of strong provocative women. The exhibition will continue through February 18th by appointment with open gallery hours on Saturday December 17th, 1-5 pm.

THE STORY OF

PLUSH GALLERY

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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.

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