Art

Thick Pickings

JEFF PRINCE
This past summer, a cancer-stricken and emaciated A.C. “Ace” Cook said he was no longer interested in buying art and was selling his beloved Hock Shop Collection, a multi-million-dollar assortment of paintings by th...


In Search of Memory

Gallery
Mark Stephen Smith’s interest in neuroscience guides him as he creates his abstract paintings on wooden panels. The vibrant colors in his works are inspired by his earliest childhood memories and his research into how sou...



Electioneering

Gallery
  The 2008 presidential election is over, but you can still catch the politically themed art show at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts through this weekend. Seven different artists display works in various media that comment on our...


Citing Sources

Gallery
The show at Gallery 414 is called Citing Sources because it features paintings inspired by photographs. James Lassen makes realistic renderings of found snapshots and pictures of cell phone users, while Devon Nowlin digitally m...



Faces & the JFK Paintings

Gallery
  This month marks the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, an event that permanently scarred North Texas. The current exhibit by Leslie Lanzotti at Artspace 111 features Monet-like renditions of photog...


El Día de los Muertos

Gallery
El Día de los Muertos may be over and gone, but the holiday’s spirit will keep going at Arts Fifth Avenue. Lynn Hart’s paintings inspired by the tribute to the dead will remain on display through the month of Novem...



Halloween Art Exhibition

Gallery
    There’s Halloween-related activities going on everywhere this weekend, but if you’re artistically inclined and in the Arlington area, you might want to drop in on F6 Gallery, 2008 critic’s choice for bes...


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...