Dallas’ Goss-Michael Foundation is fighting the pandemic with ‘Postcards of Positivity’
Among the artists whose work is being sold is Oliver Schibli, who’s based in Switzerland and whose style resembles the black-and-white flair of Jackson Pollock.
British pop star George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016. And his romantic relationship with Dallas resident Kenny Goss ended well before that. And yet, one of the city’s most engaging visual art destinations still carries the names — and for that matter, the aesthetic tastes — of both men. The Goss-Michael Foundation is reviewing options for a new building, after the lease at its Wycliff Avenue location expired in January. But that hasn’t stopped the foundation from flexing its artistic mojo, even during a global pandemic.
Through Sept. 13, it has taken up a partnership with a group called Artrinity to stage an online group exhibition titled “Postcards of Positivity, During the Pandemic.” Available are postcards, photos and prints. Sales from the online endeavor will benefit Artist Relief, described by the foundation as “a coalition of national arts grant makers, launched in April to distribute grants of $5,000 to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.”
Oliver Schibli's 'Love and Positivity III' 2020 is part of the "Postcards of Positivity" online exhibition helping to raise money for artists during the pandemic. (OLIVER SCHIBLI / Goss-Michael Foundation)