Curated by Partial Shade at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park.
Supported by the Pollock Gallery
The act of weaving interlaces many distinct elements to create a new whole. Framed and facilitated
by the structure of the loom holding warp threads taut, weaving is a negotiation between structure
and softness. The generative tension provided by the loom keeps many loose threads from
becoming a tangle.
For this exhibition Partial Shade envisions the plot of land comprising Sweet Pass as an oversized
loom, a site of tension and potential — meandering between wilderness and maintenance, organic
growth and industrial development. Neighborhoods, railroads, factories, trees, weeds, wildflowers
and roving packs of small dogs surround and define the character of the Park, which in turn
provides a space open for reception, reflection, conversation, community-gathering and the
formation of new ideas and relationships.
The works included in Looms, brought together from across the country and woven into the
landscape of the park, operate as weavings as well: disparate clay parts melt into a sloppy slurry,
bees cling precariously to avocado nets, viewers consider identity through a game of connect four,
an orchestral score is revealed in parts, bodies, cloth and printed images mimic the landscape -
each holds their own intention while developing an interwoven relationship greater than the sum of
Participating Artists: Cameron
Rene Jackson, Eric
Muelhaupt and Virginia Lee Montgomery
Partial Shade is a nomadic curatorial project focused on organizing visual art exhibitions in
non-traditional spaces, with work that is responsive to, considerate of, and affected by its
environment. Untethered to one specific site, Partial Shade operates as a model for a sustainable,
alternative exhibition platform, and offers artists the opportunity to experiment with work that
wouldn’t otherwise fit comfortably in a conventional gallery space. Partial Shade is organized by
Rachael Starbuck, Michael Muelhaupt, and Jesse Cline. Partialshade.info
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park is an artist run exhibition space located on an acre lot in West Dallas,
TX. Programming highlights emerging and mid-career artists in an outdoor setting on a rotating
basis. Sweet Pass is a project by Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns.