Swoon - The House Our Families Built

Swoon – The House Our Families Built, 14 foot, box truck installation

Thursday, November 11

The House Our Families Built installation walkabout with artist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

Join the artist for an intimate VIP walkthrough of her installation The House Our Families Built on view in Klyde Warren Park November 10–21, 2021. Turner Carroll Gallery, in conjunction with the Dallas Art Fair and Klyde Warren Park, are extremely pleased to announce the installation of the mobile diorama by Caledonia Curry who goes by the artist name Swoon. The work itself is a diorama and audio installation that is created on the mobile platform of a converted 14 foot box truck. Swoon says, “This piece is about American stories, it holds voices from all over the country, and so it’s such a dream to be able to see it travel this landscape and have a home in Dallas. This will be my first time ever creating something in and for Dallas and I can’t wait!”

Swoon is one of the most exciting artists working today. Her recent work is focused on the relation- ship of trauma and addiction. Through community partnerships that center compassion and the transformative power of art, Swoon draws on her personal history growing up in an opioid addicted family as a catalyst for connection and healing. Over the past 10 years, she has founded and developed collaborative multi-year projects in Braddock and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in Komye, Haiti, that address crises ranging from natural disasters to the opioid epidemic.

RSVP required. rsvp@dallasartfair.com

Swoon - The House Our Families Built

Swoon – The House Our Families Built (detail)

Friday, November 12

Swoon, Reconstructing Community: A Conversation with Artist Caledonia Curry
12:00 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Caledonia Curry, or Swoon, is recognized around the world for her pioneering vision of public artwork. Through intimate portraits, immersive installations and multi-year community-based projects, she has spent over 20 years exploring the relationships of individuals to the built environment, using her art as a catalyst for social change and healing.

Nasher Sculpture Center Chief Curator Jed Morse speaks with Curry about her diverse practice and some of the most impactful projects, including The House Our Families Built, a mobile public art commission developed in collaboration with PBS American Portrait and presented during the Dallas Art Fair at Klyde Warren Park in partnership with Turner Carroll Gallery.

There is a site visit to The House Our Families Built immediately after the talk at the Nasher. It is in Klyde Warren Park, a short five-minute walk from the Nasher.

Register on Nasher Website. https://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/programs-events/event/ id/1831?swoon-reconstructing-community