Before Disappearing into the Wilderness

Civic TV Collective in conjunction with Beefhaus presents Andy Grotfeldt & Terry Suprean AT Beefhaus, Dallas TX. Opening Saturday Oct 11 from 7 - 10 pm. 



Andy Grotfeldt and Terry Suprean put forward a cooperative exhibition of new works


entitled Before Disappearing into the Wilderness October 11th at Beefhaus in Dallas Tx.


This pairing will showcase the various methods within the artists' individual practice that


address a shared yet divergent concern for the status of meaning in the modern era.


Through digital acquiescence and stubborn dismissal of technology Suprean and


Grotfeldt conversely seek a signification found in the ritualization of process.


Suprean's generous compositions result from combining a number of processes such as


installation, collage, projection and digital manipulation. These elements are


superimposed and compressed both digitally and practically into a photograph. Random


imaging and slippery coding are entangled among physical procedures and then


repeated, building lush imaginary spaces with ghostly figures that exist ambiguously


between the virtual and the physical realm. "Like Speaking In Tongues With Your


Thumbs is a series of works that at its core attempts to reach content through the process


of ritualizing technology; that is to sublimate the spinning gyre of media and technological


over stimulation we exist within into the ancient visceral drive to repeat finite actions until


meaning is reached through accumulation and simulation." Suprean translates childhood


memories of iconic images and experiences into scenarios of ghostly simulacrum using


all the means of production he has at his disposal, including "smoke and mirrors, primitive


projections, lens modification, etc." Suprean's maximalist approach, that teases the


viewer into decrypting foggy mythos colonized by familiar tropes of sexuality, religion and


death which renders complex, highly theatrical depictions of otherworldliness. Terry


Suprean is based in Houston where he works as an artist and instructor. He is also a


founding member of the Civic TV Collective.


Andy Grotfeldt is a Houston based artist whose practice is grounded in the traditions of


painting and drawing. Grotfeldt's tactile and handmade work offers a stark counterpoint to


Suprean's seductive photographic visions. Remaining intuitive and unaffected by the


whims of trending art practices, his works are conceived in the cauldron of day to day


struggles. Brooding and melancholic, Grotfeldt's paintings are sludgy and entropic


surfaces made from found images and patterned fabric that is methodically eradicated.


His drawings are accumulations of obsessive and deliberate ink marks that are slowly


built up using a grab bag of drawing supplies but relying heavily on common store bought


markers. Warm and luminous grounds are populated by singular geometric shapes subtly


recognizable as beings. These apparitions vacillate between humanistic and totemic.


These ambivalent lifeforms are projections of the artist's own personality, materialized


through the act of markmaking and surface covering. His works, though highly


emblematic, are not born from premeditated calculation. Instead, their aim is to "represent


a willingness to relinquish control over their environments and seem able to operate


functionally in a neutral state." Grotfeldt has shown in galleries in Houston and


Amsterdam, is an active member of the collaborative group Civic TV, and a legacy in the



international art movement FIUWAC.

" Actually " works by Patrick Romeo

A     C     T     U     A     L     L     Y 



at BEEFHAUS, Saturday, September 20th 7 - 10 pm ! 

BEEFHAUS
833 EXPO AVE
DALLAS TX

GO NO FURTHER

DYLAN CALE JONES
"GO NO FURTHER"
opens saturday july 5th, 7-10pm beefhaus - 833 expo ave dallas





An object held by what it holds. 

Its exterior quotes an other interior. 

It moves within but cannot pass through. 

It is like a boat that bobs atop the water. 

It is like a boat whose bow and stern both are inches from the shore. 

It is like a measuring stick. 





Dylan Cale Jones is currently pursuing his MFA at Southern Methodist 

University. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 

2011.

PURE DURATION

A series of videos by Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe (viewable at night) at Beefhaus.



6/12 – King of the Dipshits 
6/13 – Silly Putty Dancer
6/14 РUntitled (Weihnachten im Dreikönigskirche)
6/19 – A Beetle on Its Back
6/20 – Untitled (Natsu Matsuri)
6/21 – Stray Dogs
6/26 – ILQNQLQL
6/27 – Tacoma Narrows
6/28 – Smithsonwater®

: the hallucinations of bugs makes it hard to concentrate / flying all around my head and disappearing where my clothes meet my skin / i swat at them and people think i’m insane / i probably smell like fruit :

artbeef : sheerspeed



the reception for the completed works will be on may 24th 6-8pm 
richland college galleries
12800 abrams rd.  dallas tx 75243

SH∑∑R SP∑∑D

ART BEEF + DEEP ELLUM WINDOWS

2625 MAIN ST DALLAS TX
10 MAY 2014 ​~​ 8-11 ​PM

For this special extracurricular event, Art Beef (the collective/proprietors of BEEFHAUS)​ will employ two customized remote-controlled monster trucks in order to restage Yves Klein’s (French, 1928-1962) performance/paintingsAnthropom√©tries, for which the artist used live female participants to function as mediums for the paint. The audience will be invited to participate in the fabrication of the large abstract work, effectively controlling the entire process of creation of the work- the toy trucks functioning as surrogates for nude women. The title, Sheer Speed, refers to the 1959 exhibition of Klein’s blue monochrome paintings, for which he used his patented pigment formula. Art Beef is having International Klein Blue (IKB) specially mixed for the restaging of this collaborative one-night event. Upon the completion of the work by driving the remote-control vehicles through the enamel paint-covered micro-rally, the 12 x 15 foot painting will then be stretched on a panel and displayed at the Richland College Brazos Gallery in Dallas beginning May 24th. The entire evening will be recorded ​and transmitted between rooms ​via a suspended​ birds-eye-view GoPro™ camera in order for the audience to witness their essential participation via remote control occurring remotely in separate spaces between audience/artist and artwork.




























lindsay mapes

BEEFHAUS presents SHOW IN A BOX, a solo exhibition of new work by Lindsay Mapes


    removed ( closure series ), ink and oil paint on panels 


BEEFHAUS is totally stoked to present its first international exhibition and the first US solo show of London-based artist Lindsay Mapes. The show will include some righteous new paintings, totally tubular artist-designed wallpaper, and radical artist-designed clothing, all of which crossed the Atlantic in one adorable small square box.
Lindsay Mapes (born 1977) received her BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000, Post-Bacc. Studio Arts Center International in Florence in 2007, and completed her MFA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) in London in 2010.

BEEFHAUS
833 Exposition Ave
Dallas Texas 75206

Opening reception: 17 May. 7-11pm.
Show runs from 13 May - 28 May 2014

For more information on the artist visit:
http://www.lindsaymapes.com/

For more information on Art Beef / Beefhaus visit:
http://artbeef.blogspot.com/


    shutup, acrylic on panels

sheer speed



ART BEEF + DEEP ELLUM WINDOWS



SHEER SPEED
2625 MAIN ST DALLAS TX
10 MAY 2014 
 ​~​
 8-11
​ ​
PM


For this special extracurricular event, Art Beef
 ​ (the collective/proprietors of BEEFHAUS)​
will employ two customized remote-controlled monster trucks in order to restage Yves Klein’s (French, 1928-1962) performance/paintings Anthropom√©tries, for which the artist used live female participants to function as mediums for the paint.  The audience will be invited to participate in the fabrication of the large abstract work, effectively controlling the entire process of creation of the work- the toy trucks functioning as surrogates for nude women. The title, Sheer Speed, refers to the 1959 exhibition of Klein’s blue monochrome paintings, for which he used his patented pigment formula.  Art Beef is having International Klein Blue (IKB) specially mixed for the restaging of this collaborative one-night event.  Upon the completion of the work by driving the remote-control vehicles through the enamel paint-covered micro-rally, the 12 x 15 foot painting will then be stretched on a panel and displayed at the Richland College Brazos Gallery in Dallas beginning May 24th.  The entire evening will be recorded 
​and transmitted between rooms ​
via a suspend
​ed​
 birds-eye-view GoPro™ camera 
​in order for the audience to witness their essential participation via remote control occurring remotely in separate spaces between audience/artist and artwork.

dense fog advisory / everything is better in public


DENSE FOG ADVISORY / EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN PUBLIC
POLLOCK GALLERY / BEEFHAUS
SMU MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
4 APRIL 2014 - 18 APRIL 2014

TIM BEST
WILLIAM BINNIE
EMILY LACOUR
KIERNAN LOFLAND
MELISSA TRAN

OPENING RECEPTION:
POLLOCK from 6-8PM
BEEFHAUS from 8-12AM


POLLOCK GALLERY
Hughes-Trigg Center, SMU
3140 Dyer Street, Dallas, TX 75205

BEEFHAUS
833 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226