Upcoming Exhibitions

Allyson Packer: Sounding

February 7 - March 29, 2020 Opening: Friday, February 7, 5 - 7 pm

9 am - 9 pm, Monday - Thursday; 9 am - 6 pm, Friday; 12 pm - 5 pm,

Saturday; 2 pm - 9 pm, Sunday


There are three ways to measure a body of water: by surface area, volume, or depth. Sounding is the term used to describe this last method. Unlike assessing a visible surface area, sounding is an act of remote sensing. It allows you to gather information on something you can’t make physical contact with. The contents in a library is like a body of water. It holds a volume of material within a clearly defined space, while also possessing a kind of impalpable depth. 


In Sounding, Packer uses text and sculptural interventions to explore the relationship between the library’s known and unknowable qualities. Through this artwork, the Hawn Gallery and Hamon Arts Library’s tangible architectural spaces become a framework to plumb the immeasurable depths of knowledge that the building contains.


Image credit: Courtesy of the artist


Michael Corris: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes

April 17 - May 29, 2020 Opening: Friday, April 17, 5 - 7 pm

9 am - 9 pm, Monday - Thursday; 9 am - 6 pm, Friday; 12 pm - 5 pm,

Saturday; 2 pm - 9 pm, Sunday


An exhibition of new works by the artist and writer Michael Corris offering a conceptual-surrealist vision of art’s role in the process of forming a city’s identity.


“Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes” focuses on the artist’s relationship over the course of several decades with Dallas, Texas and Venice, Italy; two cities that have had a significant impact on Corris’ artistic and personal life.


The project consists of three large-scale composite works that assemble more than three dozen individual artworks representing images, publications, and correspondence. The content of these synoptic works ranges from the 1970s to the present. Included in this array will be a version of “The Dallas Pavilion II” (2019), which was presented at 58th edition of the Biennale Arte, Venice.


An illustrated guide to the exhibition published by Free Museum of Dallas Press will be available, along with additional relevant publications by the artist.


Image credit: Michael Corris, "Incident on a Page III (Self-Help)" 2016. Dimensions variable, pigment on paper.



Exhibitions curated by Allison Klion, Hawn Gallery Project Manager