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Controlled Substances @ Angstrom Gallery

July 12, 2012


Controlled Substances was a monumental show for SCAB as it was the first show we presented ourselves as a collective. Thanks to Kevin Jacobs from Oliver Francis gallery for his curation.-Eli

Controlled Substances @ ANGSTROM

Controlled Substances
Curated by Kevin Rubén Jacobs
Jun 9 – Jul 7, 2012
RECEPTION Saturday Jun 9 from 7 til late

Angstrom Gallery
3609 Parry Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

Open Sat noon to 5pm
Sunday noon to 3pm
and by appointment

Angstrom Gallery is pleased to announce Controlled Substances, a group exhibition including the work of Justin Hunter Allen, Joshua von Ammon, Alexander DiJulio, Lucy Kirkman, Kelly Kroener, Alex Larsen, Samantha McCurdy, Michael A. Morris and Eli Walker.

Curated by Kevin Rubén Jacobs, Owner and Director of Oliver Francis Gallery and Exhibitions Manager at the Goss-Michael Foundation, Controlled Substances is grounded on the relationship between the artist and their work, the compulsive nature to create and communicate, as well as the ever-important relationships that build community amongst peers and fellow artists. Beyond an aesthetic cohesiveness, the exhibition is a testament to the vitality of the newest emerging arts beacon, Dallas. Several artists featured in this exhibition have lived in the Dallas area before departing for their BFA or MFA’s elsewhere, returning soon afterwards, while some artists are fresh to the Dallas area with less than 4 months of acclimation. Nonetheless, these artists share a common goal: to develop into powerful cultural contributors.

The work chosen for Controlled Substances highlights the practices by each artist. While carefully commending formalism and addressing quixotic folly, these works act on autonomy and quiet political conditions. The works range through a variety of media, including video, painting, kinetic and felt floor sculptures.

The opening reception for Controlled Substances is Saturday, June 09 from 6 – 10 PM. The exhibition will be on view until July 07 by appointment.


Eli Walker (b. 1981 in Dallas, TX)
Walker received his MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kelly Kroener (b. 1987 in Lebanon, OH)
Kroener graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with her BFA in Sculpture, Fashion and Fibers.

Joshua von Ammon (b. 1984 in Dallas, TX)
Von Ammon graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.

Lucy Kirkman (b. 1986 in Virginia)
Kirkman received her BFA from the Cooper Union, NYC, and was a Harriet Hale Woolley Fellow at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris.

Justin Hunter Allen (b. 1988 in Dallas)
Allen received his BFA from the Cooper Union, NYC in 2010.

Alex DiJulio (b. 1989 in Philadelphia, PA)
DiJulio graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Sculpture.

Alex Larsen (b. 1987)
Larsen graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. He currently lives and works in Houston, TX.

Samantha McCurdy (b. 1989 in Philadelphia, PA)
McCurdy received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.

Michael A. Morris (b. 1980 in Dallas, TX)
Morris received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from the University of North Texas. He currently teaches at SMU and UNT.

Here are some highlights. For more photos click here.

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