The Art Foundation Dallas based arts collective

About The Art Foundation

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About The Art Foundation (est. 2012)

The Art Foundation is an artist collective based in Dallas, with current members Andrew Douglas Underwood, Ryder Richards, and Lucia Simek. Formed as an investigative endeavor employing open intellectual practices, the group aims to cultivate artistic dialogue in Dallas through concise critical and aesthetic explorations in the form of exhibitions, interventions and the written word.

Founding members: Andrew Douglas Underwood, Ryder Richards, Joshua Goode, and Lucia Simek.


April 15, 2012
: the enduring influence of Marcel Duchamp, 
Gibson Lofts, Dallas

Summer 2012
Fountainhead, the book, is accepted into the Nasher Sculpture Center’s permanent collection.

August 8, 2012
Art in the Public Sphere, The MAC, Dallas

October 27- Dec 15, 2012
twain, Gray Matters, Dallas

June 2013
semigloss. Magazine publishes “Fail Strong”

“Dallas Biennial 2012 vol. 4

July 19- Aug 18, 2013
Boom Town
 as part of DallasSITES: Available Space Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

September 14- November 2, 2013
Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love, The Reading Room, Dallas



D Magazine: “The Nasher’s Big Book of Urinals” by Peter Simek

Art This Week: Video documentation of “Art in the Public Sphere

Art N Seek: “Is Public Art in Dallas an Oxymoron?” Jerome Weeks

Temporary Review, Site/Project Profile

Dallas Observer “Best Local Art Exhibition: DallasSites and DallasSites: Available Space” Sept. 25 “Boom Town: A Recap” by Rafael Barrientos Martinez, Aug. 23

Dallas Observer “The DMA Gives a Shit About Local Art. It’s Time You Did Too.” by Jaimie Laughlin, July 24 “Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love” by Colette Copeland, Oct. 15

Art N Seek: “Why Are Art Collectives Popping Up Everywhere?” by Joan Davidow, Oct. 22

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