Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Never Enough

Posted in 35mm, art, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on June 28, 2014

Darren Bader_Never_Enough

installation view of Darren Bader’s work (including my photo) in the Dallas Museum of Art exhibition, Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art

Recently, I was contacted by the Dallas Museum of Art to make a photograph using directions provided by the artist, Darren Bader, for inclusion in an exhibition at the Museum. The artist, who frequently employs work by collaborators for use in his installations, assigned me the goal of photographing “oil with/and Mohel” (an example of his rhyming pair juxtapositions). Subsequently, the DMA coordinated with the Saint Louis Art Museum to allow me to photograph a local Mohel in their galleries, next to an oil painting. You can see that image, and the DMA’s description of the exhibition after the jump.

From dma.org:

“The Dallas Museum of Art presents Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, an exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum’s strong holdings of contemporary art. On view March 8 through July 20, 2014, in the DMA’s iconic Barrel Vault and surrounding galleries, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works in various media that have entered the DMA’s collection within the past five years. A majority of the works will be on display for the first time since entering the Museum’s collection, including seven new acquisitions made in February of this year.

The exhibition will also include a new work by conceptual artist Darren Bader—obi and/with SCOBY; oak with/and smoke; owl and/with towel; oar with/and store; oil with/and mohel; oat and/with note; orc with/and fork—whose elements will expand beyond the exhibition galleries into the Museum Store and elsewhere.”


my photograph

Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art through July 20, 2014. General admission is free.


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  1. William C, Hutton Jr. said, on June 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulations Jason !

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