Parsons’, Chapman’s Exhibits Worth a Look
Gallery 414 and William Campbell Contemporary Art are only a couple of miles apart. It’s a straight shot down Camp Bowie from Byers, where Bill Campbell’s is, to Templeton, 414’s street. Meaning: There’s no reason why you can’t see both 414’s and Bill Campbell’s new exhibits. Both are opening on Saturday.
The Bill Campbell exhibit, Scottie Parson’s Pieces of Space, is built to sell. The Wichita Falls painter’s canvases are innocuous enough to go good with the sofa but have just enough edge to suggest high contemporaneity. Think: Diebenkorn meets Rothko. Lou Chapman’s Metaphors & Dark Corners, the 414 exhibit, isn’t necessarily going to inspire — or require — moneyed Westsiders to dig deep into their pockets, but the Fort Worth photog’s blend of journalism and abstraction is enticing.