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BREAD & BUTTER 

On view Until August 25

 
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Upcoming Exhibitions

 

HEATH WEST : Villas

Opening Reception : September 8 6:30-8:30pm

Artist Talk 6:00 Pm

September 8 – October 6, 2018

Galleri Urbane is pleased to begin our fall season with an exhibition of all new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Heath West. Sixteen months after Neighborhood of Infinity, his first solo exhibition with the gallery, West has continued to make work inspired by the histories of cinema, architecture, and painting; however, the recent paintings in Villas approach these concepts from a new, paired-down perspective.

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SYNCHRODOGS : Slightly Altered

Opening Reception : September 8 6:30-8:30pm

September 8 – October 6, 2018

For the first time since their solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary in 2015, Ukranian photography duo Synchrodogs returns to Dallas to present a new series of photographs at Galleri Urbane. Consisting of twelve captivating images made in the last year, Slightly Altered advances Synchrodogs’ unique perspective of mankind’s complex relationship with the natural world.

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Gallery Catalog

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Recent Gallery Press

 

Voyage Dallas - July 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ree and Jason Willaford.

Ree and Jason, please share your story with us.
I worked in corporate retail visual design and merchandising, running 29 stores and six divisions. I eventually left after a few years, I was too young and it was a little too much to handle at that time in my life. I freelanced (I worked for Giorgio Beverly Hills and other retailers in and around Los Angeles), saved money, and traveled around Europe for six months. A couple years after my return from Europe, I met my now husband, Jason. We left LA together on a Harley Davidson and traveled three months and over 8000 miles. There’s a lot to that story but you definitely know that you want to marry the person that you rode 8000 miles with. We ended up in Florida, where he’s from, and we really didn’t know we were going to do. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we were wondering around Ybor City and came across a storefront and eventually decided to open an organic coffee and juice bar and gallery in that space. We lived in the space while we renovated it, sleeping on the floor behind a chalkboard on wheels so people couldn’t see us through the storefront. . . . Read More


Patron Magazine - May 2018

Patron: What makes this group show different from previous group shows? 

Adrian Zuñiga: Group shows at Galleri Urbane are pretty rare. In the past, our group shows have been comprised entirely of visiting artists as the result of a juried open call for submissions. We had Here & Now in 2015, which was show of all painting that had artists from around the country. Before that there was Core Samples in 2014, which was open to work of all mediums by artists in Texas. With this exhibition, I wanted to focus on our gallery artists so that it served as a reflection of Galleri Urbane’s artistic vision. This past art fair season, we’ve had the pleasure of pairing about five of our artists at a time and have received lots of praise for how they all worked together in our booths. I’m looking forward to being able to do this on a larger scale with Bread & Butter. I have also personally invited artists to include in the exhibition, as opposed to a request for submissions, as the result of studio visits conducted over the past few months. . . . Read More


1530 main - June 2017

The co-founders of Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas run galleries in two very different locales

Jason and Ree Willaford received some weird looks when they showed up in Marfa in 2001. The husband-and-wife team (from Florida and California, respectively) had rented an empty building for a pop-up gallery during the Chinati Foundation’s Open House weekend. “That was before anyone was doing things like that,” says Ree. “They thought we were crazy because we paid the landlords $500 for the weekend.” . . . . Read More


Dallas Morning News - Jan 2017

Dallas is full of art galleries. They exist on main thoroughfares, on tree-lined streets in Uptown, on bohemian corners in Deep Ellum and throughout the Dallas Design District. Some of them still breathe artistic fire on Dragon Street, while others have moved farther north and west, to streets such as Levee and Monitor, where they exist within a frog's leap of the Trinity River.

Ree Willaford opened Galleri Urbane on Monitor Street in 2009, provoking friends in the Dallas art community to voice skepticism..... Read More


ARTSY.net - April 2014

“When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums,” Andy Warhol famously said—likely inspired by his early experiences working in the display department at Pittsburgh’s Horne’s department store. Texas art dealer Ree Willaford had similar beginnings, and she’ll be the first to tell you, “I didn’t start out like your typical gallerist might.” While she began dressing window displays at department stores and retail jobs in L.A., her duties spanned design, merchandising, and acquiring art for corporate collections. “I find it interesting that a lot of artists, like Warhol, began their careers in similar job situations. I recently found out that Ed Ruscha had a similar start,” she explains. The California native left city life following her marriage to artist Jason Willaford, and after running a juicebar/coffee house in Tampa, Florida, the couple landed in Silver City, New Mexico, opening Galleri Urbane in the front rooms of their Victorian home in 1999. Fifteen years later, we catch up with Willaford in anticipation of the Dallas Art Fair, as her gallery thrives, from Marfa to Dallas. . . Read More