Resolved Coalescing Continuum

Resolved Coalescing Continuum

Jim Woodson

June 5 - 29, 2015

Join us for an opening reception and artist talk celebrating the acquisition of Resolved Coalescing Continuum by Texas based artist Jim Woodson.

An addition to the Fort Worth Public Art Legacy Collection, the painting will be one of four artworks by Woodson on display at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. A series of complementary exhibitions in the adjunct gallery, guest curated by Woodson, include the works of longtime friends and colleagues. Speaking to the nature of making art and community, the complementary exhibitions will include work by David Conn, Linda Guy, Ron Watson, Susan Harrington, Cam Schoepp, Chris Powell, Dick Lane, and Luther Smith.

Resolved Coalescing Continuum features the high mountain desert landscape near Abiquiu, New Mexico, second home to the artist, and is a study of a complex and expansive natural environment, with a commanding foreground and prescient mesa skyline. Infused with ephemeral movement and subtle color, the painting explores themes of time and memory, themes that have captivated the artist over a forty year career. The FWPA Community Legacy Collection includes city-owned artworks that precede the creation of the city’s public art program, donations, and acquisitions.

James Woodson was born in Waco and educated at the University of Texas and Texas Christian University. His work is influenced by Texas and New Mexico desert landscapes. The way in which that landscape is physiologically understood, represented, and depicted has been a major concentration of his work. His paintings incorporate large complex landscapes that depict expansive vistas. Woodson has homes and studios in Fort Worth and Abiquiu, New Mexico. As Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University, he taught and influenced many students and community artists since 1974. He retired in 2013. His work has been included in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions, including the Florence Biennale. His paintings are held in private and public collections, including the Amarillo Art Center, Belo Corporation, the El Paso Museum of Art, Frito Lay, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the collection of President and Mrs. George W. Bush.

Woodson was named the 2013 Texas State Artist of the Year 2D by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Woodson is the sixth artist from Tarrant County and the first from Fort Worth to be distinguished by the Governor’s office.

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program created to enhance the visual environment, commemorate the city's rich cultural and ethnic diversity, integrate artwork into the development of the City's capital infrastructure improvements, and to promote tourism and economic vitality. Managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth with oversight of the Fort Worth Art Commission, FWPA strives for artistic excellence and meaningful community involvement.