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Opening Reception - Duets 2.0, New Pop and Reverie

Fort Works Art announces DUETS 2.0 November 1 through December 30, 2017, a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more.

DUETS 2.0 is paired with highly-acclaimed artistic platform and curatorial team Tax Collection’s exhibition New Pop -- a pop culture-inspired exhibit showcasing visual artists whose work often portrays sociopolitical undertones through mixed mediums, playful techniques, and vibrant colors.

New Pop will explore how pop art has changed in a fast-growing technological age and current trends in media and social platforms. Tax Collection hopes to analyze today’s emerging style of pop culture is affected by instant access to information and an endless supply of imagery available on the internet. The carefully-curated list of artists in New Pop seeks to showcase the interaction between contemporary pop iconography, ranging from celebrities to viral trends, and are on the forefront of exploring how the new millennial generation interacts and comments on social and political trends. 

Visit Fort Works Arts satellite gallery to view local artist Jana Renée’s debut exhibition: Reverie. Enter “a state of dreamy meditation” as a liberation from the chaos of the world during Renée’s first solo show.

 

Renée is an artist whose work has appeared in murals and pop-up shows throughout North Texas and Massachusetts. She received a merit scholarship to study at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA.