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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

Biomorphagrams: A History of the Future
by Matthew Wood

From the Artist:

I call my works Biomorphagrams. These lyrical constructions are the product of exploring two concepts simultaneously: the objectification of shadows and making a painting without physically painting.

While living in New York City, I began photographing pedestrians’ shadows and exploring the possibility of them, the shadows, as objects. Ultimately, this investigation resulted in the “stylized” biomorphic forms that make up my Biomorphagram language.

Wanting to break free from traditional ways of making paintings I began working with and searching for alternative materials. Eventually, I stumbled across vintage Chromarama* paper; and more recently have begun incorporating large format, deadstock paint chip samples and vintage magazine cutouts. Influenced by Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism while taking cues from such artists as Henri Matisse, Francis Bacon and Ambera Wellmann; Biomorphagrams are my homage to the past, present and future of abstract figurative painting.

*Chromarama is an art paper that was produced from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. The pigment/color was applied by silk-screen at the time of manufacturing. Hence, the paper was actually painted. It is the most rare paper of its kind.


July 3 (Saturday) - August 29 (Sunday)

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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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