Undercurrents: Reisha Perlmutter
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Undercurrents: Reisha Perlmutter

Fort Works Art welcomes artist Reisha Perlmutter to Fort Worth. Coming off of her recent nationally acclaimed show in New York entitled “King Woman”, an all-female show curated by Mashonda Tifrere, it is an honor to showcase her work in her first Solo Exhibition with the gallery. Residing and working in Brooklyn, Perlmutter has shown at some of the most prestigious galleries in New York and the Hamptons including Allouche Gallery and Roman Fine Art respectively. Since graduating from The New York Academy of Art in 2015 her traction and exhibitions have been beyond prolific.

Reisha Perlmutter’s works are charged with the role femininity plays in our society and the undercurrents that exist within this content and conversation. The female form, whether in her water filled worlds or coated in mud, capture moments of purity and freedom for the subject and reflect upon their feelings on their bodies. There is a self-realization of the changing, transitioning and searching women go through in their journey for self-acceptance. The water offers the opportunity of examination, while the mud coating brings a contradictory clarity to the female form.

The show will run August 29 - October 13

Opening Reception

Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night

September 8, 2018 12-9 pm (open gallery)

Enjoy light refreshments and music from DJ Ronnie Heart

 

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Spectrum Opening Reception
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Spectrum Opening Reception

Fort Works Art is pleased to announce Spectrum, the return of Riley Holloway for his second Solo Exhibition with the gallery.

Spectrum will feature Holloway’s latest works from the last 6 months, where he studies and explores the spectrum of portraiture while engaging in new techniques. The collection of work is cohesive in size and includes oil paintings and framed sketches. To contrast his earlier works Holloway will showcase an increased use of the palette knife as it pertains to his painting style. By focusing on the composition and design aspects of the works and his dramatic use of light, his portraits embody the stories and experiences that make up his subjects. He depicts friends and family, including his Uncle Babe who can be spotted sleeping in many of Riley’s paintings and studies. These figures resonate. They resonate because they are authentic. Holloway is simply painting what he sees and what he knows. This coupled with his incredible technique bring forth works that are not only relatable but significant and powerful.
Holloway is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art. His images are often accompanied by text and other personal references embedded within the work. Holloway uses a bold painterly technique to create depth within the portraits. There is a softness he translates accompanied with his wild markings. This is seen with his utilization of charcoal and hand drawing, in conjunction with his ability to control and manipulate oils in a traditional process. There is also a wonderful counterbalance of roughness and masculinity seen in the works. This is accomplished with his utilization of the “unfinished” aspects of the image and the rawness and utilitarian nature of many of the panels, gessoes and nails he works upon. 

Event Details
Spectrum
July 5- August 4, 2018
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth TX)

Opening Reception
July 7, 2018
12-9 pm (open gallery)
6-9 pm (evening party)

Enjoy an open bar, music from DJ Ronnie Heart

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Jeremy Joel Artist Talk
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Jeremy Joel Artist Talk

Please join us on Wednesday, May 30th to hear from artist Jeremy Joel about the works in his first solo show, A Beatbox Caviar. 

Jeremy will discuss process, the pieces created for this exhibition, where he each sees his work going and so much more. Don't miss it!

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Spring Gallery Night
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Gallery Night

Fort Works Art is excited to present three incredible exhibitions that will be featured for our Spring Gallery Night this year.

Out Of Focus: Fabiola Valenzuela & Jesse Sierra Hernandez

Artists Jesse Sierra Hernandez and Fabiola Valenzuela will utilize Fort Works Art gallery for an exploration of cultural identity titled Out Of Focus -- through mixed medium representations that showcase Latinx roots, sociopolitics, and personal claims of culture. Out Of Focus unique installations and multi-faceted work poses a first generation perspective of displacement.

My Eyes Are Up Here: Kate Stipp & Megan Van Groll

In the upper gallery, My Eyes Are Up Here showcases figurative artists Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll. This exhibition will feature artistic revelations about the female experience, and the emotional, psychological, and cultural forces that shape the lives of women. 

The Sentimental Circus: Adam Palmer

In the FWA satellite gallery, Adam Palmer will show a series of abstract installations and drawings that are vibrant with fine lines of intentional color titled, The Sentimental Circus. Growing up in the 80’s in the small west Texas town of Monahans, Palmer used MTV, Nickelodeon and HBO as a form of escapism. These sources provide an aesthetic that he tries to portray in his work. In his latest body of work “The Sentimental Circus” Palmer has tried to capture certain periods in his life using the shapes, symbols and colors of that time.

These exhibitions open March 21, 2018 and run through May 5, 2018. 

Please join us for the Spring Gallery Night Reception on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 12 pm until 9 pm.

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Hillary Dohoney Art Purge
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Hillary Dohoney Art Purge

Join us on Wednesday, March 7th from 6-9 pm for a fun evening celebrating our amazingly talented artist Hillary Dohoney as she clears out her inventory before moving to Paris. Fort Worth's Tony Green will be auctioning off a collection of Hillary's paintings and drawings while everyone grooves to our favorite DJ Ronnie Heart. We are thrilled to support Hillary in her move to France, and can't wait to see what she creates from the experience! Come help us celebrate with her and take home some incredible art. This event is BYOB, so bring your friends and favorite drinks!

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Laura Wilson and Byrd Williams IV Book Signing
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Laura Wilson and Byrd Williams IV Book Signing

Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, January 24th from 6 - 7pm for a book signing and an opportunity to meet the artists from our exhibitions: Laura Wilson Photographs In the West and Byrd Williams IV Memory, Imagery, and Mortality.

Laura Wilson will be signing copies of her book That Day, and Byrd Williams IV will be signing copies of his book Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family.

Books will be available for purchase at the gallery.

Exhibitions will be running from January 3rd through February 3rd.

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Duets 2.0 Closing Reception
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Duets 2.0 Closing Reception

Please join us for the Holiday Closing Reception for DUETS 2.0 on December 20th from 6-9 pm! 

DUETS 2.0, currently running through December 30, 2017, is a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more. 

DUETS 2.0 is paired with highly-acclaimed artistic platform and curatorial team Tax Collection’s exhibition New Pop -- a pop culture-inspired exhibit showcasing visual artists whose work often portrays sociopolitical undertones through mixed mediums, playful techniques, and vibrant colors.

DUETS 2.0 Artists: 

Ben Willis and Arthur Brouthers create deeply layered, vibrant forms from acrylic paint and resin. Willis was recently published in Create Mag after successful solo shows at Fort Works Art and Rhetorical Galleries.

Brouthers had a sell out show at ABS Gallery in Charlotte last year. His work has been featured in Hi Fructose, The Art Mag, the Design Crush blog and in the hit horror film Get Out. 

Jay Wilkinson and Johan Barrios present classically rendered figures, in ways that are anything but typical. Wilkinson is a Fort Worth native with his first solo exhibition (everyone poops, at FWA) under his belt. He is an advocate for artists in the community and is a co-founder of Bobby on the Drums and Art Tooth. He was selected as the Southside Artist in Residence for which he created a monumental outdoor sculpture. 

Barrios was born in Colombia and resides in Houston. He has shown work in galleries all across the world and recently had a solo show at Anya Tish Gallery in Houston. He has been featured in BOOOOOOOM!, The Jealous Curator, Art Maze Mag, Juxtapoz and Hi Fructose.Dan Lam and Andres Anza both create evocative, intriguing sculptures. Lam’s recent interview in Juxtapoz highlighted her desire to push the boundaries of beauty and excess. Lam currently has a solo show at Spoke in San Francisco and recently placed artwork in the Facebook headquarters. Her work will be shown at several locations at the Scope art fair.

Anza lives and works in Mexico. His ceramic works allow him to connect with, and emphasize, the ideas of craft and process. Each of his beguiling-but-defensive forms is a pleasing shade of pink. Anza has participated in numerous exhibitions in the city of Monterrey and surrounding areas. This will be his first international exhibition. 

Jeremy Joel and Steve Kim are two artists who aren’t afraid to show their work outside of the traditional gallery space. Joel, a self-taught artist who likens his style to “contemporary folk,” prefers large-scale media, such as murals. He holds himself to a regular painting schedule, and aims for sincerity in his work.

Kim has shown all over the world and clients include The Outline, FRAMƎ, Matter/Medium, Adobe, and The Verge. His work has been featured in print in New American Paintings, Computer Arts, PRINT Magazine, and American Illustration and online on Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, The Fox Is Black, Supersonic Art, and Tumblr's Radar. Most recently he completed a three month residency at the Red Bull House of Art in Detroit.

Janna Tidwell and Yvonne Domenge draw inspiration from nature when creating their award-winning sculptures. Tidwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Texas Tech, as well as a Master’s in Landscape Architecture. She works primarily in steel, a skill she learned from her father. She has public art on display in Dallas, Arlington and Lubbock. 

Domenge is a Mexican-born sculptor whose work is displayed in public, corporate, and private collections. She works in a variety of media, such as steel, wood, and polymer. Domenge’s work is included among the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey. She has received numerous awards for her work and in recognition of her contribution to the arts, the South Gallery of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City has been named after her.

Marshall Harris and Leah Yerpe both produce intricate drawings that showcase a high level of technical skill combined with an obsession with detail. A TCU alum and former NFL player, Harris creates work that, like his presence, is larger than life. He has shown his work across the country, and was the 2013 recipient of the Hunting Art Prize.

Yerpe received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009. She prefers to depict the human figure in her work and her models appear in dynamic, flowing poses of their own choosing. In combination with the absence of any background imagery, they take on an intriguing, ethereal quality. Her work has been shown throughout the US and abroad; she recently had a solo exhibition at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC.

Jana Renée is pushing the boundaries of portraiture, while employing traditional techniques. Renée has worked to create children’s book illustrations, murals, and portraits of people and pets. She brings her subjects to life through graphite, colored pencil, and oils. Her Indulgence Collection examines the concepts of seduction and excess. After earning an associate degree from Tarrant County College, she received a merit scholarship to study at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA. Renée’s work will be featured in a solo satellite exhibition during DUETS DEUX. 

New Pop will explore how pop art has changed in a fast-growing technological age and current trends in media and social platforms. Tax Collection hopes to analyze today’s emerging style of pop culture is affected by instant access to information and an endless supply of imagery available on the internet. The carefully-curated list of artists in New Pop seeks to showcase the interaction between contemporary pop iconography, ranging from celebrities to viral trends, and are on the forefront of exploring how the new millennial generation interacts and comments on social and political trends.

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Session 4: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Session 4: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University

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A series of classes where students will learn a classical approach to portrait painting in oil.

Classes will be held at Fort Works Art from 2-4pm -- November 11, November 18, December 2 and December 9. $250 for series or $75 per class. 

Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided

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Session 3: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Session 3: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University

REGISTER HERE

A series of classes where students will learn a classical approach to portrait painting in oil.

Classes will be held at Fort Works Art from 2-4pm -- November 11, November 18, December 2 and December 9. $250 for series or $75 per class. 

Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided

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Session 2: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Session 2: Portrait Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women's University

REGISTER HERE

A series of classes where students will learn a classical approach to portrait painting in oil.

Classes will be held at Fort Works Art from 2-4pm -- November 11, November 18, December 2 and December 9. $250 for series or $75 per class. 

Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided

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Opening Reception - Duets 2.0, New Pop and Reverie
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception - Duets 2.0, New Pop and Reverie

Fort Works Art announces DUETS 2.0 November 1 through December 30, 2017, a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more.

DUETS 2.0 is paired with highly-acclaimed artistic platform and curatorial team Tax Collection’s exhibition New Pop -- a pop culture-inspired exhibit showcasing visual artists whose work often portrays sociopolitical undertones through mixed mediums, playful techniques, and vibrant colors.

New Pop will explore how pop art has changed in a fast-growing technological age and current trends in media and social platforms. Tax Collection hopes to analyze today’s emerging style of pop culture is affected by instant access to information and an endless supply of imagery available on the internet. The carefully-curated list of artists in New Pop seeks to showcase the interaction between contemporary pop iconography, ranging from celebrities to viral trends, and are on the forefront of exploring how the new millennial generation interacts and comments on social and political trends. 

Visit Fort Works Arts satellite gallery to view local artist Jana Renée’s debut exhibition: Reverie. Enter “a state of dreamy meditation” as a liberation from the chaos of the world during Renée’s first solo show.

 

Renée is an artist whose work has appeared in murals and pop-up shows throughout North Texas and Massachusetts. She received a merit scholarship to study at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA.

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Clay Sculpting with Jay Wilkinson
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Clay Sculpting with Jay Wilkinson

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Enjoy a clay demo by artist Jay Wilkinson followed by hands on participation. Each person will create their own clay bust. All levels welcome and all materials provided.

Local painter and sculptor Jay Wilkinson creates large projects throughout the city in a variety of materials but his ideas typically begin in clay. Wilkinson will discuss various techniques and lead everyone through creating their very own clay sculpture.

 

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Painting with Jessica McClendon
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Painting with Jessica McClendon

Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women’s University

Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided.

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Beginning Glass Fusing - $50
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Beginning Glass Fusing - $50

Create a pattern of your choosing with assorted shapes and sizes of fused glass. A few basic design & safety rules and you will be creating within a few minutes! Abstract fun in whatever pattern or design you want to try. . . this can be as simple as picking your favorite colors to a more complex composition. Creation time will vary, approximately 20-30 minutes per project.

 

*Parents welcome to accompany children in class free of charge (parents do not need to purchase extra tickets for themselves).

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