Sept 18 - Dec 11, 2021
Next Open Hours:
Oct. 23, 11-5pm
Curated by Nathaniel Hitchcock
The exhibition’s title, Nearly Natural, is appropriated from the American company by the same name—a vendor of artificial, silk trees and hedges. The titling reflects the contemporary status of the landscape as a massively collaborative, mediated plain where a multitude of disparate technologies have made marks, sculpting its meaning and exchanging its elements. The presented artists express understandings of the landscape that question the interrelationships between technologies of illusion and the act of inhabiting a site. The exhibition unfolds with interplay between the digital and the physical; visibility and invisibility; tourism and residency; and the historical and personal.
Sweet Pass Public Project
707 W Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75208
Sweet Pass is proud to present Niva Parajuli’s Chin Chin & Muck Muck (2021), the artist's first full scale sculpture and public project. Chin Chin & Muck Muck (whose title is taken from a song) offers a playful and colorful intervention in the “parklet” of the newly constructed 707 Townhomes in West Dallas. Made from pigmented gypsum, fiberglass, and wood; these various organic forms (amoebas, arcs, stumps) are harmoniously arranged in a common space inviting both the solitary and social. Considering the multiple sitelines of the surrounding architecture and the shifting of light throughout the day, Parajuli pulls from a lexicon of forms in his painting practice to provide a dynamic installation for residents and the surrounding community.