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.
July 5- August 4, 2018
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth TX)
July 7, 2018
12-9 pm (open gallery)
6-9 pm (evening party)
Enjoy an open bar, music from DJ Ronnie Heart
We would like to congratulate the following students that have been selected for the 4th Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition 2018:
Peri Huling, Sienna DelConte, Mary Frances Burnette, Nohemy Trejo Hanna Still, Elizabeth Rosenthal, Zoe Grice, Analisa Gomez, Ruby Santamaria, Emily Hayden, Isabel Logan, Mandy Weng,Jennifer Ngu Cynthia Quintero, Jonathan Gutierrez, Peyton Rogers, Kevin Nguyen James Page-Daniels, James Stupfel, Ruhani Ahluwalia, Camilio Diaz, Abigail Morante, Will Deshazo, Molly Driggers, Victoria Rosinia, Brett Naughton, Cameron Cerniglia, Madeline Rector, Sofia Martin, Juan Borunda, Hunter Foy, Gabriella Murillo, Natalie Jaecks, Ava Newton
The top selected students will be featured in a 2-week art exhibition juried by Andrew Walker, Executive Director of The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, at Fort Works Art Gallery from May 9 – May 26, 2018. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 12th 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 or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area.
Thank you to all of the students that submitted their work, we were blown away by over 500 incredible entries, and would like to congratulate all of the artists for their hard work and enthusiasm.
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.
Exhibition Dates are March 21st through May 5th,
With an opening reception on March 24th from 12 pm - 9 pm
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.
Exhibition Dates are March 21st - May 5th
With a reception on March 24th, 12pm - 9pm
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.
Exhibition dates are March 21st - May 5th
With a reception on March 24th, 12pm - 9pm
Fort Works Art welcomes STALE, Alex Genovez, for his first large scale solo exhibition. Combining all the multi-layered elements in his art practice, this exhibition promises to nor disappoint!
After a serious accident, Alex has fought to relearn day-to-day actions, even how to walk and talk. Due to nerve damage, he slowly began retraining himself to draw and paint with his non-dominant, left hand. His rehabilitation and outlook on his next chapter in life serve as the inspiration and subject matter for his newer work. Long-time friend and street artist "VERT" encouraged Alex to incorporate collage into his previously explored mediums of painting and drawing. And, through continued effort, the radial nerve in his right wrist has shown strong signs of regeneration and improved movement. Alex's humility and appreciation for life have unlocked an artistic awakening, and this exhibition epitomizes his ability to find triumph over tragedy.
The subject matter of his new work addresses day-to-day life, partnered with his continued use of cartoonish characters.
Exhibition is February 7th through March 17th
Reception on February 10th, 6 - 9 pm
Fort Works Art is opening up its walls to each and every artist that comes to its doors -- on a First Come, First Serve basis. With a mission to give artists an esteemed platform for showing their work, Owner Lauren Childs is excited to fill the gallery with the works of local, regional, and national artists that want to showcase their work on the high-profile white walls of Fort Works Art. Experience the innovative exhibition of all mediums at the Opening Reception on February 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm where guests can enjoy free ice cream from MELT Ice Creams. First Come, First Serve runs from February 7, 2018 through March 17, 2018.
Fort Works Art is so excited to present Laura Wilson: Photographs in the West, an exhibition exploring Wilson's vision of Western culture through her extensive travels in Montana and her adopted home region of West Texas. Wilson is known for her honest, enthralling portraits and Western-themed body of works, creating her highly-acclaimed portfolio that begins in the 1970s. The New York Times Magazine has referred to her past work as "a classic of Texas history." Laura Wilson's photography has been showcased in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine and more. Wilson’s exhibition That Day opened at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and is currently traveling.
Photographs in the West runs from January 5th, 2018 through February 3rd, 2018.
Please join us for her opening reception on Friday, January 5th from 6pm - 9pm. Light refreshments provided.
Fort Works Art is excited to present the work of renowned Texas photographer Byrd Williams IV. Titled Memory, Imagery, and Mortality, the collection includes more than 30 works that depict the scope of the aging process. A darker, in-your-face, exploration of the realities of growing old, the collection showcases a variety of photographic mediums and techniques, including palladium collage and 19th Century film development practices.
A fourth generation photographer, Byrd is best known for his urban work in the U.S. and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera. He is currently working on a project about cultural violence and religion in Texas. Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years and is the chair of the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. He is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publication and collections throughout the U.S and Europe. In 1997, Williams was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s castle, the “Schloss Balmoral.” His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English, and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several west German cities in 1997 and 2007. Williams’ work can currently be seen at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Memory, Imagery and Mortality runs from January 5th, 2018 through February 3rd, 2018.
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.
DUETS 2.0 features Arthur Brouthers and Ben Willis, Johan Barrios and Jay Wilkinson, Janna Tidwell and Yvonne Domenge, Leah Yerpe and Marshall Harris, Jeremy Joel and Steve Kim, Dan Lam and Andres Anza.
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.
New Pop features Saint Hoax, Tony Futura, Sara Zaher, Andre Veloux, Chloe Bennet, Felipe Posada and Santlov.
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.
December 5 - 12, 2017
September 13 - October 28, 2017
August 2 - September 16, 2017
The bright colors and resin surfaces of Phoenix based artist Ben Willis are instantly recognizable. Willis investigates patterning through geometry, color relationships, layering and texture.
June 28 - July 29, 2017
Opening Reception: July 1, 2017
Artist Talk: June 30, 2017
Jay Wilkinson is a Fort Worth based painter and sculptor. This is his first official solo exhibition and the massive paintings and sculptures will comprise the entire gallery.
May 24 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: May 27, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: May 26, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crystal Wagner (b. 1982) creates sculptural paper works that mimic natural forms. Her work utilizes elements of craft and assemblage presented with an organic and fluid sense of being and movement.
June 6 - June 24, 2017
February 21 - March 18, 2017
February 21 - March 18, 2017
January 17 - February 18, 2017
November 15, 2016 - January 14, 2017
September 27 - November 5, 2016
August 2 - September 17, 2016
August 2 - September 17, 2016
June 7, 2016 - July 23, 2016
FORT WORKS ART is pleased to announce a blockbuster showcase in Fort Worth, Texas of Hunting Art Prize winner, Marshall Harris. The compendium of work in this exhibition will be the first time anyone has been able to truly view Harris’ body of work on this scale. Quite possibly the most under-recognized artist in DFW, Harris is truly one of the best-kept secrets in Fort Worth and the art industry. Fort Works Art is ready to introduce Harris, on a scale that suits him and his multi faceted skills. After Harris’ art hit the New York Times Square Billboard with his Hunting Prize winning Saddle Drawing, it would have been easy to deem him "the saddle guy”. But Harris instantly proved to be an onion. Upon further study of the artist, more and more layers revealed themselves. The most obvious layer is his intrinsically skillful approach and execution of graphite material on paper and mylar. After getting past the “Oh Wow” factor of his skill, you are met with artworks, that are compelling and extremely thought-provoking. While his images are photorealistic, upon close inspection they carry the softness and ethereal qualities of a feather. Marshall Harris aims to awe, astonish and impress, and he does. Come witness this exhibition.
FORT WORKS ART presents Marshall Harris: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Please join us for our reception to celebrate, June 10th from 6-9pm at 2100 Montgomery Street. Exhibition June 7 - July 23.