Posts Tagged ‘artists’

True Grit

As a forthcoming Modern exhibit indicates, there’s little middle ground in contemporary art today.
Kultur
Next month, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth mounts a solo exhibit by Ron Mueck, the Australian artist whose hyper-realist figurative sculptures come about as close to defining contemporary art’s purpose as possible.


Wanna See My Etchings?

Fort Worth’s print artists from the first half of the 1900s are drawing the eye of art connoisseurs.
Jeff Prince
“Woman Combing Her Hair” by the late artist Bror Utter is a gothic hoot. It shows a seated woman combing her hair, looking at a large, severed hand and a tiny foot on a table in front of her, flanked by various kinds of bir...



Damn, Dirty Apes

German artist Ralf Ziervogel lets the shit fly in his one-man show at the Modern.
Art
Never mind the bollocks.


Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they&#...



Looking Forward / Looking Back

Gallery
William Campbell rings in the new year with a show of objets d’art selected from the gallery’s 2006 shows.


Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.



Things fall apart

Gallery
The title of John Frost’s show at Gallery 414 doesn’t appear to have anything to do with Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”).


Show Offs II

Gallery
They just don’t stop making art in Texas, which is why you can’t go wrong with a show devoted to up-and-coming new talent.



Diversity DAY

Big Ticket
Along with Teatrista Productions, the Metrognome Collective is celebrating Día de los Muertos by holding a multi-disciplinary arts event. DAY of the DEAD will feature music by Sleeplab, Día de los Muertos, and Skin and Bones ...


Portrait of an Artist

The Fort Worth School gained a masterpiece when Olive Pemberton chose brushstrokes over Broadway.
Jeff Prince
Hitting the gym three days a week puts a snap in Olive Pemberton’s step. She knows about staying fit, having danced on Broadway and made Look magazine’s “Beautiful Girls From Texas” list in 1939. The ens...