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Fab Four

| May 23, 2013 | Parties

THE SETTING One always regrets missing a party at the Dallas Contemporary, and the opening reception for four fab artists was no exception. The crew in question were avant-garde fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck, a graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and a member of Antwerp Six; Dallasite John Pomara, whose reworked imagery of appropriated photos posted by females on Tumblr are of-the-moment takes on modern technology; local-by-way-of-San Diego graffiti artist SONER; and Josephine Durkin, a fellow Texan whose pieces manipulate objects and materials into new media. THE SCENE
More than 1,000 people hit the Contemporary for the event, sponsored by New York’s Flanders House, where they mingled with the artists, enjoyed Doug Boster’s Belgian-themed pommes frites and waffles (the smell was intoxicating), Duvel and Palm beers and tunes by DJ Felte, in from NYC. THE CROWD As per usual, the raucous crowd of art patrons—including Rick and Tracy Brown, Joan Davidow and Stuart Glass, Melissa Meeks, Anna-Sophia Van Zweden and others—took the party outside and enjoyed a perfect April night. Photography by Jenifer McNeil Baker



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