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Umbrella Gallery is a place for artists and art lovers alike – a place to practice and experience contemporary art in all its forms. Explore the site to discover what Umbrella has to offer you.

Monday – Friday

7a – 5p


9a – 2p

(214) 651-0633
2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226
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Umbrella Gallery is a non-commercial, experimental art space, where artists have a chance to push their creative limits and art lovers can encounter contemporary art. Because of its location in the LIDE Cultural Center, it provides rich potential for interaction, allowing artists and exhibits to expand their reach beyond typical art gallery circles.

Current Exhibit

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Event Details

Gallery Show: the SPace Between
Exhibit by Michelle Cortez Gonzales

Statement from the Artist

This body of work reflects an amalgam of family history and fragmented memory. I reference personal photographs, Texas flora and elements of my innate Mexican-American culture as a means to reclaim and preserve the threads of my own ancestry.

My process resonates with the way I physically and metaphorically interlace my materials and ideas. I stitch various fabrics together as a symbolic gesture of connecting a memory to a history. Sewing and stretching creates an inherent unpredictability that reveals the complexities and imperfections of a nebulous recollection. I paint over warps and buckles of the fabric with family photographs and vague memories. Eliminated and embellished imagery alludes to fabricated stories distorted by time, discrepancy of individualized perspectives, or the lack of storytelling.

By painting from photographs and fracturing the composition, I consider the contrast of belonging to something and nothing at the same time. I attempt to navigate my place within my ancestry against a forgotten legacy. As I reconstruct a history, my work begins to occupy a liminal space of illusion and reality; erasure and recovery; celebration and separation; the known and unknown.


January 2 (Saturday) - February 28 (Sunday)


Past Exhibits


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  • Artist Statement
  • Short bio (approx. 200 words)
  • CV
  • 10-15 images of current work, emphasizing the type of work you would exhibit
  • Brief synopsis of what you would show in the space


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