attempt 145

attempt 145

“In the self-reflexivity of its rules (and in this emphasis on the assisted readymade), Attempts channels the neo-avant-garde of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Peña seems most at home somewhere between Jasper Johns’s dictum of “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it,” and Richard Serra’s Verb List. But rather than undertaking any systematic critique of the work of art (what would be the point, in 2015?), the step-by-step-ness of Attempts mainly serves to generate a sense of the everyday—with all of its repetition, struggle, and pathos.”
-Roger White, excerpt from catalog essay for “the wants and needs of a fearful life”

“Arthur Peña flipped the script on the DIY venue model by doing away with the actual venue to set up a roving DIY space, Vice Palace. Peña has always liked things weird (witness a George Quartz show or Dezi 5’s crucifixion), but his best and battiest trick yet may be the new, city of Dallas-funded Vice Palace cassette label, for which he recorded live shows at Aqua Lab Studios to release as one-off tapes.”
-Dallas Observer

UPCOMING:

MARCH
Cult of Color
Circuit 12
Dallas, TX
Timothy Bergstrom / Tomory Dodge / Jacin Giordano / Iva Gueorguieva / Cody Hudson / Stephan Ormandy / Arthur Peña / Michelle Rawlings / Lauren Silva

RECENT:

SOLO SHOW

the wants and needs of a fearful life
Latino Cultural Center
Dallas, TX
through January 9, 2016

GROUP SHOW:

Layering
SITE 131
Dallas, TX

Generator
ADA Gallery
Richmond, Virginia

ONGOING: :

GROUP SHOW:

BLACK & WHITE
Eugene Binder Gallery
Marfa, TX

FEATURED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

New American Paintings, Editor’s Choice, Issue 120, October 2015
“Death Becomes Him” by Justine Ludwig, FD Luxe Magazine, October 2015
“The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World” written by Roger White and published by Bloomsbury.

NEWS:
VICE PALACE wins BEST ROVING MUSIC VENUE
Dallas Observer 2015

VICE PALACE TAPES has been nominated for BEST MUSIC LABEL
Dallas Observer Music Awards 2015

VICE PALACE receives grant from the city of Dallas to start a cassette tape music label.