Barbara Horlander | Sexy Ugly

February 22, 2020 — Dallas, TX

Ro2 is pleased to present Sexy Ugly, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Barbara Horlander. The show will run from February 22 through March 21, 2020. There will be an opening reception held on Saturday, February 22 from 7-10:00 PM at Ro2’s Cedars gallery located at 1501 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

Rough around the edges with raw wood, crooked lines, and wonky cuts, my process shows a human hand in the mix with this work. With the inclusion of glittery, glistening resin, I’ve set out to concoct sculptural paintings, which are half ugly, partially yummy. My hope is that they’re unexpected and a little awkward. The assembled works contain abstract shapes suggesting human form, both appealing and appalling. They’re soft and hard, dull and shiny, awkward and rhythmic…sexy ugly!

About the Artist
Barbara Horlander is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from the inconspicuous Midwest city of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has moved over 23 times seeking unfamiliar territory and absurd adventures. She holds too many art degrees: a BA from the University of Southern California, a BFA from Herron School of Art + Design, and a MFA from Texas Christian University. She currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area working by day as a visual merchandising stylist and display artist.

About Ro2 Art
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.

All works will be on view from February 22nd through March 21st. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 22nd from 7-10 PM at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S Ervay St, Dallas TX 75215. For more information, visit, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.

Jordan Roth, Ro2 Art
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