Fort Works Art is excited to announce our “100 for 100” Exhibition presented by artist Jay Wilkinson, brought to you by Gallery of Dreams. This open call show will consist of 100 artists each having at least one piece of art in the show valued at $100. Other works will be available by these artists ranging in price. This exhibition will be in our main gallery and the goal is to allow young and new artists the ability to exist within a white wall brick and mortar gallery space. This opportunity to showcase their work, as well as allowing patrons to experience a large selection of emerging talent, is a continuing mission of the organization. This sophomore follow up to the 2016 “100 for 100” takes this new exhibition to new heights. Hanging it in a formal gallery space this time around, artists are encouraged to submit lower priced work for the community, allowing our city the ability to continue to grow our young and seasoned art collector base.
Tickets to the reception will be $10, with all proceeds going toward the non-profit organization Gallery Of Dreams to support future exhibition opportunities and events for local artists.
Fort Works Art is pleased to announce the reception for the open call show Life In Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition. The competition will include works by 36 artists from around the country who work in film photography. The talented artists featured were selected by juror Kristen Gaylord, Assistant Curator of Photography for The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
About the juror:
Kristen Gaylord was appointed as Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas in the summer of 2018. Gaylord was previously at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), where she served as the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, since 2015; she previously worked there as a research assistant and a curatorial intern. During her tenure at MoMA she contributed to numerous photography exhibitions and publications, including Cindy Sherman (2012); Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (2014); Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness (2014); Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 (2015); One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016); Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967 (2017); and Stephen Shore (2017).
Gaylord was the inaugural curator of the Duke House Exhibition Series at New York University, where she organized Intertwined (2016) and Beatrice Glow: Spice Roots/Routes (2017). Her additional work experience includes roles at various arts organizations in California and New York, including the Museum of the City of New York and the Willem de Kooning Foundation, as well as teaching positions at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Kingsborough Community College, and NYU. She has presented and published on art history topics from ancient Egypt to art of the 21st century, and earned her master’s degree at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, where she is currently a PhD candidate. Her dissertation on serigraph artist Corita Kent has been supported by grants from NYU, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard, and the Louisville Institute.
The exhibition will be open October 17th through November 10th with an opening reception on the evening of October 19th. There will be a $500 cash prize for Best in Show which will be announced at the reception.
For more information, contact the gallery, email@example.com
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.