Perspectives and Perceptions

Perspectives and Perceptions

September 11, 2010 – November 20, 2010

Presented by The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County and The Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Announcing our newest gallery location! Clifton Capital Partners, Inc. and the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County have partnered to create a satellite gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The new gallery is located at the Clifton Capital Building at 5201 Camp Bowie Boulevard and Merrick Street. The Gallery will be open during regular business hours - 9 - 5PM Monday - Friday. There will be an opening reception on Fall Gallery Night, September 11, 2010 from 2 - 9PM.

Nancy Lamb paints people un-posed and off-guard. In trying to catch the true spirit of the moment, Lamb introduces a penetrating quality that is created by slipping behind the social façade to uncover the mask society demands. Nancy Lamb tries to capture a still-life of the psychology of this suspended expression and combine it with textures, fabric, and designs that go along with the visual rhetoric.

Daniel Blagg doesn't travel far to find material. "Many of my subjects are within a few blocks of my studio," says the artist, whose warehouse workspace is in an industrial district in Fort Worth, TX. "I am drawn to neglected areas that are in a state of limbo. For me, they have an element of something that's very ordinary, very American." The Texas native uses techniques of photorealism to depict symbols of urban blight: abandoned buildings, derelict gas stations, and empty streets. Blagg tries to elevate the mundane. The imagery that Blagg uses is so familiar that one cannot help but be drawn in by these everyday scenes. (Kidder Smith Gallery)

All art loaned courtesy of the artists and Artspace 111