Arts Fort Worth


Open Sore(ce)

Jordan Vinyard
All The King's Horses (detail)
Prosthetic silicone, bandage clips, monitors, actuators, electronics
9 x 7 x 7 feet

BNSF Transportation Gallery - Open Sore(ce)

Exhibition on Display: March 4 - April 30, 2022 | Works by Jordan Vinyard


Technology Dislocates. It pops the pleasant seams and streamline fixtures of our existence and demands recalibration. Mutilated by tiny cameras, filters, and split screens, we have ironically become both posthuman and subhuman. My work is about reestablishing the virtue of the physical body. Consisting of kinetic sculptures, multi-media installations and video/performance, these pieces intentionally create physically instinctive gaps for viewers. From empty benches to installed reactionary sensors, machines appear to pathetically wait for humanity to return.  I believe technology can be utilized to re-humanize by prompting an audience to begin asking not, “What is that thing doing?” but rather, “What am I doing that makes that thing do what it's doing?” This engagement is central to the work and acts as an alarum for societal reboot; where viewers are asked to recognize the deep need for humanistic responsibility and presence within a technological culture.


By challenging society’s prolific button pushing tendencies, Jordan Vinyard’s kinetic sculptures, installations, and performances satirize the human body’s exchange with the alchemizing e, ffects of technology. Since receiving her MFA from Florida State University, she has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Dubai; The Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona; Art Basel, Miami; The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and many more. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Oklahoma Artist Fellowship Award, The United Arts of Florida Grant, The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Creative Projects Grant, and been nominated twice for the Joan Mitchell Award. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and responsible for the university’s expanded media program and director of Art Wrecker, an experimental space predicated on socially engaged and dialogical forms of art.



The mission of Arts Fort Worth, formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, is to provide a quality event, visual and performing arts venue for all of the community. This historic and dynamic arts complex boasts seven indoor galleries, an outdoor gallery, artist and performance studios, and office suites nonprofit arts organization, is managed by Arts Fort Worth on behalf of the City of Fort Worth.

Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming, promotes experienced and emerging artists. Arts Fort Worth's three theater spaces hosts a wide-range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations- the Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theater, the traditional William Edrington Scott Theatre, and The Vault, which hosts Fort Worth Fringe acts.


Located at 1300 Gendy Street, Arts Fort Worth is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. Now known as Arts Fort Worth, the building continues to exhibit world class art and support the performing arts for more than half a century.


Arts Fort Worth provides versatile spaces to meet a variety of rental needs. Whether you require well-lit exhibition areas, unique rooms for meetings, special events, or the comforts of an accessible, professional-quality performance venue, this dynamic arts complex includes the black box Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre, the William Edrington Scott Theatre, which seats 498 guests, seven galleries, and studio and office spaces, including a conference room overlooking the Cultural District towards downtown. These spaces are adaptable to a wide range of uses, including conventions, special events, weddings, workshops, and theater productions. If you're interested in more details contact us!