September 7 — October 12, 2019

No Title (Subject to Change)

Ludwig Schwarz



Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce No Title (Subject to Change), a sculptural installation by Dallas-based artist, Ludwig Schwarz.

Ludwig Schwarz’s exhibition No Title (Subject to Change) will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery. The exhibition will include a sculptural installation and sound to build another distinctive Schwarzian narrative.

No Title (Subject To Change)

“Allow me to be funny for a minute” said Theodore “Teddy” O. Penning taking the microphone to accept his long awaited award, the merit of said award of no significance here, nor the actual award itself, the details of the judges, the number of people up for the award, the location of the ceremony, from country, to city, to room, etc. It was simply an award ceremony where one man, in this case Mr. Penning, was to and did receive an award. Allow me to continue. Chuckles emerged, eagerly filling the silence after Mr. Penning’s now somewhat questionable opening remark. Mr. Penning paused briefly and stared blankly towards a group that one would have to consider, given the moment, as littered with unfamiliarity. “Why are you laughing?” he asked, clearly a bit thrown by the response. “Because that WAS funny!” a distant shrill voice announced. Mr. Penning, known as a serious man both in work and at leisure, cleared his throat and calmly moved on. Also a practical man, it seemed quite logical to do so, knowing that perhaps indeed his minute was up.


A deep fried corn slat fried within itself and of itself with a delicate hint of corn and oil.
Topped with a layer of freshly rendered black beans in a consistency reminiscent of love.
Fresh lettuce and tomatoes form a crispy whisper and visual pillow.
Sweet queso fresco atop, not too much, not too little, and so sweet… yet a bit salty.
Finished with a drizzle of our handmade tomatillo sauce, a family secret.
Don’t ask us anything.

Ludwig Schwarz completed his MFA at the School of Visual Arts New York and returned to Dallas, where he has continued to exhibit both locally and nationally. Recent exhibitions include; Untitled (series of eight paintings), The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2018); Some Twenty Year Old Works on Paper and Two New Sculptures, The Box Company, Dallas, TX (2017); Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan, Houston, TX (2017); Ludwig Schwarz: Retrospective (1990–2014), Rest Stop, Makebish, New York, NY (2015); Encounters, Lump, Raleigh, N.C. (2015); the Dallas Biennial, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX; Meet the Schwarzes, NADA NY with James Cope Projects; the 2012 and 2010 Brucennial, NY; Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Leo Castelli Gallery, NY (2011); Re-Seeing the Contemporary: Selected from the Collection, Dallas Museum of Art (2010); The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Walthum, MA (2008) and Road Agent Gallery, Dallas, TX (2007).

In an April 2014 feature about Schwarz, Dallas Morning News art critic Rick Brettell wrote of the artist, “I am surer than ever that Schwarz is a major artist. Indeed, he is quite possibly the most important painter who has lived in our city in the last generation…” In 2018, the Dallas Museum of Art acquired a suite of eight five by four foot paintings from Schwarz’s 2016 Desktop exhibition.

On October 12, 2019, Ludwig Schwarz will open a solo exhibition of new paintings at the Dallas Art Fair’s exhibition and project space 214 Projects, adjacent to their offices in the River Bend development in the Dallas Design District.

Artists in this Exhibition