Douglas Blagg Kincaid
Watercolor on Arches
24 x 36 inches
Suzanne Gentling Sumac Evening
Pastel on sanded paper
9 x 22 inches
Artspace111 - Town & Country: The Art of Douglas Blagg and Suzanne Gentling
Exhibition: October 29th - December 4, 2021
Opening Reception: , November 4, 2021 | 5 - 8pm
"Witty details from urban landscapes juxtapose observations from country living,
including vast landscapes, skyscapes, and details of Texas flora in this exhibition.
Both Blagg and Gentling's works provide a quiet comment on life's little moments,
and ask for our attention with them." - Margery Gossett, Gallery Owner, Artspace111
Both from important North Texas artist families, Douglas Blagg, and Suzanne
Gentling offer opposite views of the Texas landscape in the realist tradition.
Blagg's work focuses on urban landscape through watercolor with a high attention
to detail and use of vibrant color. Gentling guides the viewer in another
experience, showing gentle traditional countryside through watercolor, pastels,
photography, and lithographs. Both artists use the vehicle of landscape to
meditate on the mysteries of the world that surrounds them.
ABOUT DOUGLAS BLAGG
Douglas Blagg is the youngest painter of the noted artists brothers, the Blagg's.
Doug was tutored from a very early age in all mediums of fine art, drawing,
watercolor, and oil painting. Primarily a watercolorist Doug has spent many
years rendering Los Angeles noir, landscapes, architecture, and people. His
work is featured in many significant private collections, as well as several
In 1984, Doug relocated to Los Angeles, establishing a dual career in the
film world as well as exhibiting widely in several galleries, including
Robert Berman in Santa Monica. In 2010 he was the founding artist at Westmoreland
Lofts Inner City Arts Group and curated numerous exhibitions. Retiring from the
film industry after 35 years, he returns home to Texas, and returns to a career
as a full-time painter.
ABOUT SUZANNE GENTLING
Suzanne Gentling, the youngest of four siblings, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas,
and began drawing and painting in the mid-1960s while still in high school.
Initially working in pencil and watercolor, she later added pastel and oil to
her media, as well as photography.
After obtaining a B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the Medical
College of Georgia in 1969, she lived in New Orleans for four years before
moving to rural Jefferson County, MS., in 1974. Here she spent ten years
drawing, painting, and gardening before returning to Texas. She currently
resides on a small, rural property in Somervell County. From 1999 to 2002,
she entered the graduate program at TCU where she earned her MFA in Painting.
Her works are in numerous private collections across the country and abroad.
Located in downtown Fort Worth, Artspace111 specializes in the exhibition of
Contemporary Texas Art. In 1980, twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg established
Artspace111, converting a historic 1911 building into artist studios and a small
gallery space in order to support and celebrate the work of local artists. In the
years since, the studio has evolved into a celebrated and distinguished 3,000
square foot art gallery. In addition to the year-round schedule of solo and
group exhibitions, the Artspace111 team designs corporate and private art
collections for clients throughout the country and hosts special events in
its distinctive gallery and sculpture gardens. Artspace111 is dedicated to
making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages.
Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and
Weatherford. Artspace111 is currently open Wednesday - Friday from 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 11-2pm or by appointment. Artspace111 requires face masks in the facility
and requests that all guests maintain social distancing guidelines. To schedule
a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or Ariel Davis by calling (817) 692-3228
111 Hampton Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102