Exhibited were Gardner’s life sized mixed media sculptures of wild wolves, ravens and deer carcasses conveying stories of life, death and rebirth. Also on view were photographs, in collaboration with photographer Michael Loyd Young, of the sculptures integrated into the Texas Hill Country natural landscapes.
Gardner has exhibited widely in Texas including solo exhibitions at the Galveston Arts Center in 2016 and as a visiting artist at Molzberger Academy of Fine Arts, Hilmsen, Germany in 2015. She has her MFA from Houston Baptist University and currently is an adjunct professor at HBU.
In addition to new wall installations and the large, important sculpture ‘synchronicity of color – yellow cube”, several work study drawings from her Fall 2016 Brown Foundation Fellowship Program grant at the Dora Maar House in Southern France were presented. Designated the 2015 Texas State 3-Dimensional Artist by the 84th Texas Legislature, Margo Sawyer creates installations which translate the notion of an ancient sacred space into a contemporary vocabulary.
This solo exhibition of McKay Otto’s current work introduced a new series of luminous sculptures ‘ever know ever’. Otto continues to develop and explore his examination of the dimensional relationships that exist between drawing, painting, and sculpture. His work frees the two-dimensionality in painting creating art which goes beyond physicality. As the artist states – “This work serves as a vehicle for us to look inside and find the innermost echoes that pierce through us. It may serve as a metaphor for humanity’s capacity to transcend itself.”
‘recognition of sight’ followed Fitzpatrick’s progression as an artist, offering a rare opportunity to see the sculptures, created from found materials, which form the basis for his paintings.
“past/present” explored the relationship between rarely shown EARLY WORKS for four highly recognized artists: Catherine Lee, McKay Otto, Margo Sawyer, and Joan Winter.
“pure” featured the works of seven contemporary Texas artists: Joseph Cohen, Karen Hawkins, Catherine Lee, McKay Otto, Beverly Penn, Margo Sawyer, Joan Winter.
“INHERENT NATURE” featured eight Texas artists exploring nature as a metaphor for aspects of the human condition. Showcased artists exhibited a broad range of medium and styles including photography, paintings, sculpture, drawing and mixed media.
“unlimited” celebrated the unlimited diversity and remarkable vision of Texas artists. Showcased artists exhibited a broad range of medium and styles including paintings, sculpture and mixed media.