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
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.
December 5 - 12, 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.
February 21 - March 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.