“Portrait (P. Lappat)” may be no match for “Sorrow.”

Framing Desire: The Big Picture

The Modern shows off its improved collection of photography and video.
“Portrait (P. Lappat)” is imposing in both scale and content, with a gaze that’s inescapable. Though it’s the first thing you see when you walk into Framing Desire: Photography and Video, up now at the Modern Art Museum...

There’s more to Jay Wilkinson than brilliant stuff like “De Hory,” the Fort Worth multimedia artist’s painted tribute to famed painter and forger Elmyr de Hory.

Jay Wilkinson Versus the World

This Fort Worth multimedia artist is enjoying solving the “problem” of art.
Edward Brown
Jay Wilkinson’s first works of art were inspired by comics but not in a Roy Lichtenstein kind of way. “I was dyslexic,” Wilkinson said, “so my mom gave me comics. Books were overwhelming. Comic books were cool because I...

Van Gogh’s “Enclosed Field with a Ploughman” is from 1889, not long before the tortured artist committed suicide.

Dabbling in Art

The first family of Fort Worth has an eye for (sometimes experimental) detail.
Laurie Barker James
Recent exhibits at the Kimbell Art Museum have included works from the Musée d’Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections around the country. The Kimbell’s latest hails from closer to home. Much closer....

David Conn


Among the arts center’s overheated paintings and overthought conceptual pieces are some diamonds.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Community Arts Center wants to get you in the mood. And then shove you face-first into a cold shower. Certainly in honor of the month in which Valentine’s Day falls, three exhibits –– the group shows The Art of...

Henri Fantin-Latour’s striking “A Studio at Les Batignolles” is a group portrait.

Impressive Faces

Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, and several other revolutionary painters come to life at the Kimbell.
We just can’t shake him. On billboards, on buses, in publications like this one –– it seems that wherever we look, there’s Vincent van Gogh staring back at us. The legendary Dutch artist’s 1887 self-portrait, its vibr...


Best Of Culture 2014

Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...

Superman has some advice for “Jack.”

A Death in Pictures

Dennis Blagg gathers some of Leslie Lanzotti’s most skeptical JFK paintings.
Fort Worthian Leslie Lanzotti describes her painting style as “fractured reality.” Fitting then that one of her favorite subjects is shrouded in mystery. And not just any big question but one of the biggest in the history o...

Along with Ira Cohen, Fort Worth artist Zelmer Phillips, who died this year, created this portrait of Japanese dance pioneer Ohno Kazuo.

Moore Outsider Art

The fifth annual Holiday Art Extravaganza will be a retrospective of sorts.
While putting together his fifth annual Holiday Art Extravaganza, John Carlisle Moore knew there was one artist that he had to include: Zelmer Phillips, Moore’s longtime friend, Hip Pocket Theatre collaborator, and visual art...

According to the Modern, theater influenced a lot of work of '80s artists, including Robert Longo, who photographed his subjects in motion before drawing them.

Urban Theater: Still/Here

The Modern’s new exhibit harks back to the Decade of Decadence. Wonderfully.
It hits you like a rail of coke. The brightly neon-hued images and three-dimensional ephemera that cover every inch of the small dark room –– records, a piano, boom boxes, TVs, a Star of David, children’s toys, tinsel –...

For his Aluminum Life series, Mohammed Al Qassab subtly comments on the pliable material that employs many UAE citizens.

Emirati Art

A dazzling touring show from the UAE lands in Fort Worth.
Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the United Arab Emirates is a national traveling show of multimedia works that makes its North Texas stop at Artspace 111. The exhibit is immediately notable for what it lacks — any obvious...