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Hyperallergic: Dallas Art Fair Review
Joakim Ojanen   
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Opening Reception:
Joakim Ojanen - "Tourist," 2017 (edition - sold out)
To view more artwork from the exhibition, click on images.

          

At the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Big Ambitions and the Big Mo


Mayor Mike Rawlings recently announced that the city's annual Dallas Arts Week would become Dallas Arts Month, starting on April 1. Its centerpiece, the Dallas Art Fair, now in its ninth edition, has become a symbol of the local arts scene's impressive growth and increasing momentum.


Edward M. Gómez


… From Los Angeles, Richard Heller Gallery is showing some of the humblest but most memorable selections of the whole fair — the Swedish artist Joakim Ojanen's cast-bronze sculptures of cute-quirky animals; human heads with long, ribbon-like ears; and little heads with caps or top hats. With their subversive charm, free of self-conscious irony, this is the kind of art a tired ironist-entertainer like Jeff Koons could not even imagine creating. That's because, for all its offbeat aura, Ojanen's work is filled with soul.


To read the complete article, with images, please go here: https://hyperallergic.com/371039/at-the-2017-dallas-art-fair-big-ambitions-and-the-big-mo/

        




Artist: Joakim Ojanen, Title: "Tourist," 2017 (edition - sold out) - click for larger image
Joakim Ojanen  "Tourist," 2017 (edition - sold out) 
33.5 (Height) Inches  , Bronze  Sold


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