Art

Back Again, At Last

JEFF PRINCE
Bror Utter, Cynthia Brants, and Kelly Fearing are among the Fort Worth artists usually mentioned first when discussing the city’s early ventures into Modernism. Their reputations and accolades continued throughout their c...


The Enemy Within

ANTHONY MARIANI
Standing – quaking, actually – in front of Kara Walker’s stark silhouettes of exaggerated racial stereotypes and loaded racist imagery from the antebellum South is like being trapped in a nightmare. Scrawny Ma...



The Art of Politics

Gallery
      It hasn’t escaped the notice of our local artists that there’s an election season fast approaching. The Gallery Night show at Artspace 111 features Ed Blackburn’s depictions of current events. This sh...


TWU Faculty Art Exhibition

Gallery
    Gallery Night will be upon us shortly, but before the deluge of art shows hits, you might want to catch the Faculty Art Exhibition at Texas Woman’s University. The biennial show will be be up only until September 19...



Amon G. Carter Redux

Local portraitist Scott Gentling is working on a long-awaited — and fresh — depiction of Fort Worth’s proudest forefather.
Jeff Prince
Nobody tooted this city’s horn like Amon G. Carter, the wealthy founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a guy whose political connections helped lure government contracts for the city’s defense indust...


Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.



The Circle Remains Unbroken

The legacy of Fort Worth’s early Modernist painters is all around us.
Art
Moldy pie! Yum!


Arggghhht!

A local quartet cranks up the rhetorical noise, all the way to 111.
Art
Home to elegant mannerists John Hartley, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jo-Ann Mulroy, and twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg, Artspace 111 may be the last place you’d expect to find politically charged art.



Processions

The spirit of ’64 gets a makeover at 414.
Art
I must have been breathing heavy or something, because during the opening party last weekend for Tasty Bits, a group show at Gallery 414, the elderly gentleman whose gray noggin and hunched shoulders obscured my view of a certa...


Luck of the Draw?

A local collective of aspiring comic artists is on the wing.
Art
In early 2006, local artist Paul Milligan and some other artistically inclined fanboys started an informal group, Stumblebum Studios, mainly to have a virtual place where they could kick around ideas.