Exhibition on Display: July 5, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Opening Reception: July 7th 6-9PM
Artist: Riley Holloway
Fort Works Art is pleased to announce Spectrum, the return of Riley Holloway
for his second Solo Exhibition with the gallery. Spectrum will feature Holloway's
latest works from the last 6 months, where he studies and explores the spectrum
of portraiture while engaging in new techniques. By focusing on the composition
and design aspects of the works and his dramatic use of light, his portraits
embody the stories and experiences that make up his subjects.
Holloway is best known for his dynamic work and fresh look at figurative art.
His images are often accompanied by text and other personal references embedded
within the work. There is a softness he translates accompanied with his wild
markings. There is also a wonderful counterbalance of roughness and masculinity
seen in the works. This is accomplished with his utilization of the "unfinished"
aspects of the image and the rawness and utilitarian nature of many of the
panels, gessoes and nails he works upon.
He depicts friends and family, including his Uncle Babe who can be spotted
sleeping in many of Riley's paintings and studies. These figures resonate.
They resonate because they are authentic. Holloway is simply painting what he
sees and what he knows. This coupled with his incredible technique bring forth
works that are not only relatable but significant and powerful.
In announcing Spectrum, FWA Owner and Curator Lauren Childs stated, "Holloway
has been such an integral part of defining our gallery since it's inception.
We are so thrilled to welcome him back to yet again fill this enormous space.
That is a feat in and of itself and to do that twice in two years shows his
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