Fort Works Art (FWA) is pleased to present Chaos and Cosmos featuring art work by acclaimed portrait photographer Kate Simon running from May 8 - June 29, 2019. In this large-scale solo exhibition, Simon will overtake both floors of the gallery displaying images spanning from her more than thirty-year career as a photographer. Simon’s highly personal photographs serve as a peephole into the worlds of many of our heroes and icons. They offer us her own personal reflection of these times of past and cultural life-events that have helped to shape our view of many aspects of our world.
Rife with disorder Chaos and Cosmos, will bring all of these various images together, creating multiple orderly worlds for the viewer to immerse themselves within. This is Simon’s storytelling, through her lens, that allows us into the worlds of her subjects. The trust that she has garnered from these individuals is palpable, and we see it in the pathos and victories that are in their gazes and body language. This trust was attained over years of having this unique access to celebrities and their circles, which is so rarely seen now. She developed and nurtured these relationships over years of shooting, to the point where her body of work is expansive and thorough. It covers so many categories of celebrity that it is impossible to fit the quantity of important moments and people that she has captured into one exhibition.
In announcing Chaos and Cosmos, FWA owner and curator Lauren Childs stated, “Being able to bring the work of Kate Simon to Fort Worth for her first major retrospective exhibition demonstrates what is and has been possible since we opened in Fort Worth. This gallery has produced magic and more dreams realized than I could have ever imagined upon inception. Bringing an internationally acclaimed photographer with Simon’s career trajectory from New York City to our gallery is truly exhilarating.”
It is impossible in a few words or even with several images to effectively sum up the ongoing work and extensive archive of Kate Simon. Kate has created many iconic photographs that have defined the subject and part of modern popular culture. The Clash on the cover of the debut album, Debbie Harry on the roof of her apartment, Bob Marley by the pool, David Bowie in the studio, Led Zeppelin rehearsing, The Sex Pistols fighting, Miles Davis contemplating, Patti Smith on a rocking horse, all captured in a singular timeless style. Intimate portraits of artists and writers from William Burroughs to Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg to WH Auden, recent sittings with Iggy Pop and new work as a contributing editor to Interview Magazine continue to expand Kate’s unique archive. Kate’s photography has appeared on countless book jackets, record covers and in publications around the world, is displayed in museums and galleries in Europe and the US and in many private photographic collections. Her acclaimed book: Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae was published in a limited edition by: Genesis Publications.
Chaos and Cosmos
May 8-June 29, 2019
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX)
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May 11, 2019
6pm to 9pm
May 9, 2019
6pm to 9pm
ABOUT KATE SIMON
Kate Simon is a portrait photographer best known for her imagery of numerous artists, writers, and musicians from Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, to Iggy Pop. Kate has work in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum. In 2004, Simon published a limited edition book of her photographs of Bob Marley and Jamaica titled: “Rebel Music”, with Genesis Publications. Kate has had exhibitions throughout her career beginning in 1981 with New York/New Wave at P.S. 1 all the way through her one man show in honor of William S. Burroughs’ centennial at ShowStudio in 2014.
Fort Works Art is excited to present No Filter, an exhibition featuring the work of artists Kyle Steed and Lisa Krannichfeld. This exhibition will run from March 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The show will explore issues relating to their mutual use of color and mixed media in these stunning paintings and illustrations. The multifaceted nuances will be further highlighted in the contrast between their individual styles and subjects. Steed, a Dallas-based abstract painter and illustrator, explores the constant state of change we all experience over the course of our lives and his practice in learning to let go of the need to control it. With his stark black line work and vibrant use of abrupt colorful paint strokes, Steed compels you to embrace imperfect moments and mistakes that often lead to a new understanding.
Off-setting these works will be the vibrant and pattern-rich figurative works of Arkansas based painter and mixed media artist Lisa Krannichfeld. Focusing on the human form, Krannichfeld approaches her work in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. With the desire to reconcile her beliefs and traditions, she creates works with ideas stemming from her growing up in a cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Krannichfeld’s direct paintings utilize traditional feminine materials, such as watercolor and collage, to portray women lacking expression and dressed in classic mens attire.
March 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth TX)
Spring Gallery Night, March 30, 2019
12pm - 9pm
High School artists in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas are invited to a special art competition. The top selected students will be featured in a 3-week art exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center from May 1st – May 21, 2019. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 11th at 4pm. The top Final Grand Prize Winner's work will be featured in City Hall at the Mayor's office for the duration of one year. FORT WORKS ART will be awarding a $500 first prize, a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize for best 2-D (including photography) or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area. Jurors are to be announced.
Important: To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address, unless absolutely necessary. Please be sure to include your schools name, your grade, e-mail and phone number with your application. Be sure to review the instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications.
The Betsy Price Citywide High School Art Competition 2019
Exhibition Dates: May 1 – May 21, 2019
Reception: May 3, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Award Ceremony with Mayor Price: May 11, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Juror: Spencer Wigmore, Assistant Curator of Paintings, Sculptures, and Works on Paper at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Awards: 1st - $500; 2nd - $300; 3rd - $100; 1st place to be exhibited in Fort Worth City Hall for 1 year. The top selections will be featured in a 3-week exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Eligibility: BETSY PRICE ART 2019 is open to all high school students in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas within a 20 mile radius. Works must be 2-D or 3-D. All works must be original and completed within the last year. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for the jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the BETSY PRICE ART 2019 show time frame.
Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 60” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 24" in height or width.
Participating Schools: All high schools within a 20 mile radius of Fort Worth.
Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ with NO ENTRY FEE.
If you require additional information regarding BETSY PRICE ART 2019, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting Images for Jurying: All entries (information and images) will be accepted through the CaFÉ website. To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address.
1) Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of three different art works.
2) Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).
Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications can be found under the Media Prep tab.
Juror’s choices for BETSY PRICE ART 2019 will be announced via e-mail and the CaFÉ website no later than April 16, 2019.
All 2-D works must have hangers or be wired for hanging. Works must be delivered on April 26, 2019 to Fort Worth Community Arts Center between 9am-5pm. If other arrangements need to be made please contact the gallery by phone at 817.759.9475 or email email@example.com
FORT WORKS ART: Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its' own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.