Art

Big Bend Dreams

The famous Texas terrain takes hold.
ANTHONY MARIANI
If Texas painters didn’t have the vast expanse of terra firma known as Big Bend, what would they paint? And don’t say “bluebonnets.” Or “breakfast tacos.” Or “guns and hilariously large pickup trucks.” Something...


Best Of 2011

Culture
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Gallery Art Show in Last 12 Months Readers’ choice: Piranha Bear, The Where House Critic’s Top Five: A Certain Shade of Aftermath by Timothy Harding, Gallery 76102 Guest-curated by Christopher Blay (past critic’s choice f...



Hot, Young Fort Worth Artists?

There aren’t many — at least based on the art up on the walls now.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Where my hot, young Fort Worth artists at?! Getcher hands in the air! Getcher hands in the air!


Fort Worth Library’s Contem?oraries

Big names — and even bigger ideas — abound in this impressive group show.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Ah, Fort Worth Library, or should we say, “The artist formerly known as Fort Worth Public Library”? You are now so much more than mere depository of books or, as we like to call them, “stupid things that are hard,” alth...



Harding’s Installment Plan

In ways très elegant, the young Fort Worth artist rages against the machine.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a lot going on beneath the surface of Fort Worth artist Timothy Harding’s work, although it’s not always apparent at first. He earned a master’s in painting at TCU and currently specializes in stark, somewhat de...


Texas Biennial: Austin Bias?

The show mostly takes place in Austin and features a lot of Austin artists – why?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground. But Austin has never really been an art town –– at least comp...



Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

There’s more to this Fort Worth artist than frat-holes getting wasted inside a glass case.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite response so far may be from a New York blogger who took...


Gallery

William Campbell Contemporary Art
Gallery
Once again, our Gallery item features a color reproduction of an artwork that would lose all its meaning if we ran it in black and white. Bernd Haussmann’s abstract color fields remain up at William Campbell Contemporary Art ...



Hoist a Bud to Richie Budd

There’s more to this Fort Worth artist than frat-holes getting wasted inside a glass case.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth artist Richie Budd is accustomed to all kinds of unusual reactions to his sculptural installations and so-called “performative sculptures.” But his favorite response so far may be from a New York blogger who took...


Navigating Through Fort Worth

Local non-famous authors contribute to an online flash fiction collection inspired by the Modern’s recent Vernon Fisher exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Though it recently came down at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, K-Mart Conceptualism by Fort Worth multimedia artist Vernon Fisher lives on through a community writing project initiated by the museum. Navigating By the Sta...