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Current Exhibitions - William Campbell Contemporary ArtEXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY JOHN HOLT SMITH TO OPEN
MARCH 28 AT WILLIAM CAMPBELL CONTEMPORARY ART
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 5, 2009—An exhibition of works by Fort Worth artist John Holt Smith will be on display March 28–May 2 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held on spring Gallery Night, Saturday, March 28, 2:00–9:00 p.m. The exhibition will feature nearly a dozen new paintings in Smith’s signature style, consisting of precisely constructed vivid color sequences in acrylic enamel on aluminum panels. Works focused on rectilinear and circular sequences will be included.
Smith’s paintings are studies in ultimate abstraction, reducing figurative images to their most elemental state. He begins by pinpointing and enlarging one cross-section of a photograph. A photo-editing program allows him to manipulate and stretch the selection into uniform striations, exposing its unique color signature. He then mirrors that color sequence with paint, painstakingly applying thousands of layers and lines onto an iridescent aluminum panel.
William Campbell Contemporary Art, Inc. is pleased to present a solo show from Los Angeles-based artist Cliff Garten. Organic Geometries is a reconsideration of digitally generated three-dimensional models of Garten’s sculptures and other selected natural forms.
The Avenue of Light commemorative print (edition of 20) represents the six iconic stainless steel sculptures spanning approximately 1/2 mile along Fort Worth’s reclaimed historic Lancaster Avenue. The building of the Avenue of Light was a four year process involving sculpture, urban design and landscape architecture along with strong community input organized by the Fort Worth Public Art Program. The sculpture involved digital design and fabrication techniques as well as exacting craft in assembly and welding. The stainless steel sculptures that tower 36 feet are inspired by the nearby Texas & Pacific Terminal’s Art Deco architecture that has been digitally manipulated and interpreted into stainless steel plates used to construct the pieces. The lines comprising the commemorative print are taken from digital fabrication drawings for the Avenue of Light sculptures. The commemorative print uses the “plan” view of the fabrication drawings, expands the thousands of lines of the digital drawing into a new two-dimensional image, exploiting the delicate line qualities and colors through digital manipulation of the sculptures.
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