Thursday, July 21, 2011

David Conn: Long Time TCU Teacher And Artist At Artspace

Long time teacher and Artist, David Conn, is the new addition to the artist displaying their work at Artspace:
Conn's inspiration to start working on prints was ignited at the early age of 12 on a trip to a museum where he saw Durer's work for the first time. Durer's work caught Conn's attetion unlike anything he had ever seen.From that very day he decided that he wanted to do prints  for the rest of his life.

Durer's precision and detail helped shaped Conn's style into what it is now.His work mainly consist of linocuts of wilderness sceneries . His recent work Thicket is so full of detail and precision that when looked at from far  away the contrast in the picture makes it look like a black and white picture.But when looked at up close the detail makes into something so abstract and complex, all of this done with one tool and one material. David Conn's amazing and precise works of wilderness scenes has won him a Ford Fellowship in 1980 as well  caught the attention of the deputy director of the Fort Worth Kimbell Museum, Malcolm Warner, who curated his solo show at the TCU Gallery in 2009.

Some samples of the series Thicket is showing from now and is going to be up at the Salon at Artspace 'till early September. So come and check it out as well as our current exhibition composed of various works of our artist such as Daniel Blagg, and Nancy Lamb.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

ARTSPACE Artist Showing At Fort Worth Central Library

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 Daniel Blagg, Patt Gabriel, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Eric Stevens, Jill Johnson will be presenting their work today.

CONTEM?ORARIES: A Survey of 21st Century American Artists
July 14 to October 14, 2011

Reception for the Artists
July 14, 6 - 8pm

The Fort Worth Central Library
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
817 392 7701

We live in an Age that is unparalleled. Our understanding of history, and what has come before, is enormous. This becomes clear when we look at Contemporary Art.

We have been painting and drawing for thousands of years. These were the methods of the cavemen, and they are still used by artists today. At some point, artists discovered that the use of a preliminary “sketch” drawing could help perfect form and composition in their paintings. This shows the very beginnings of how different artistic techniques inform each other. A more modern example is Photography, which is much younger, and has since its birth been influenced by painting. Today this kind of confluence works in all directions; and can be seen throughout the Art World: Artists using the oldest techniques, things like painting and drawing, being influenced and inspired by the newest disciplines like Photography and Cinema. We have artists inspired by Mathematics and Literature, drawing things that exist only in the imagination. We have photographers capturing the magic of the overlooked and the everyday. And of course we have artists who are inspired by the Age itself.

Daniel Blagg, Pat Gabriel, Jane Hansen, Sam Ivie, Jill Johnson, Bruce Jordan, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, James Lassen, Nathan Madrid, Daniel Scott, Eric Stevens, Justine Stevens, Clint Stone, and Elaine Taylor were chosen for the CONTEM?ORARIES Show because of the breadth of techniques and influences their Works represent, and for the interesting juxtapositions to be found bringing them together.

Contemporary Art sets no limits upon itself, but rather learns from its varied incarnations. Just as Artists use any of the tools at their disposal, and influence each other with what they create, in their pursuit of Beauty.
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 Come an support our artist, the exposition will be at the Fort Worth Central Library from July 14 to October 14, 2011.