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Fort Works Art - I Wanna Be A Cowboy


Fort Works Art - I Wanna Be A Cowboy

Exhibition on Display: January 4, 2019 - February 20, 2019

Opening Reception - Friday, January 4th, 6-8PM

Artist: Marshall Harris

Located at Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Works Art, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, presents I Wanna Be A Cowboy, an exhibition showcasing original graphite on mylar drawings and limited edition prints by Fort Worth artist Marshall Harris.

Coinciding with the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, this exhibition includes several of Harris' original Saddle drawings, as well as his renowned 'The Hand That Feeds' drawing, on loan from collectors. This will be the first time these incredible original works will be on view to the public in Fort Worth. Keeping in the western theme, Harris will also have new additions to his colorful Psychedelic Saddle series that are available in various sizes.

Marshall Harris creates extremely complex and larger than life drawings executed with graphite on mylar. Each piece is labor intensive, comprising 300 - 400 hours spent rendering every small and seemingly insignificant characteristic of his subject, be it a scar on human skin or the creases found on a well-loved leather saddle. With his extraordinary and obsessive attention to detail, Harris invites you as the viewer to see the history of commonplace objects and the impact they have on our lives.

Born in Texas, Harris received his B.F.A from TCU in 1979 and his M.F.A in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2010. Following a career in the National Football League from 1980-86, Harris turned his attentions towards creative vocations including Museum Curator, Graphic Designer and Exhibit Designer for zoos and aquaria and finally fine artist in 2006. His work has been exhibited nationally and is held in corporate and private collections. Harris was the recipient of the prestigious Hunting Art Prize in 2013.

As of September 2018, Harris was selected as the first Artist In Residence in a new program at Fort Works Art Gallery. Through their non-profit Gallery of Dreams, Harris will have the opportunity to create a new body of work in a provided studio space for a one year term that will conclude with a solo exhibition. While allowing the artist to focus on creating work in a welcoming and inspiring environment, the residency program gives the opportunity for students and the community to observe and engage with a working artist. The program will also include artist lectures and various educational opportunities.

Please visit our website for details or email us at info@fortworksart.com with questions

 

About FORT WORKS ART

FORT WORKS ART: Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX.  They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual.  Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its' own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world.  They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
https://www.fortworksart.com/

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