Fort Works Art is excited to present the work of renowned Texas photographer Byrd Williams IV. Titled Memory, Imagery, and Mortality, the collection includes more than 30 works that depict the scope of the aging process. A darker, in-your-face, exploration of the realities of growing old, the collection showcases a variety of photographic mediums and techniques, including palladium collage and 19th Century film development practices.
A fourth generation photographer, Byrd is best known for his urban work in the U.S. and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera. He is currently working on a project about cultural violence and religion in Texas. Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years and is the chair of the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. He is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publication and collections throughout the U.S and Europe. In 1997, Williams was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s castle, the “Schloss Balmoral.” His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English, and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several west German cities in 1997 and 2007. Williams’ work can currently be seen at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Memory, Imagery and Mortality runs from January 5th, 2018 through February 3rd, 2018.
Fort Works Art is so excited to present Laura Wilson: Photographs in the West, an exhibition exploring Wilson's vision of Western culture through her extensive travels in Montana and her adopted home region of West Texas. Wilson is known for her honest, enthralling portraits and Western-themed body of works, creating her highly-acclaimed portfolio that begins in the 1970s. The New York Times Magazine has referred to her past work as "a classic of Texas history." Laura Wilson's photography has been showcased in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine and more. Wilson’s exhibition That Day opened at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and is currently traveling.
Photographs in the West runs from January 5th, 2018 through February 3rd, 2018.
Please join us for her opening reception on Friday, January 5th from 6pm - 9pm. Light refreshments provided.
Fort Works Art is opening up its walls to each and every artist that comes to its doors -- on a First Come, First Serve basis. With a mission to give artists an esteemed platform for showing their work, Owner Lauren Childs is excited to fill the gallery with the works of local, regional, and national artists that want to showcase their work on the high-profile white walls of Fort Works Art. Experience the innovative exhibition of all mediums at the Opening Reception on February 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm where guests can enjoy free ice cream from MELT Ice Creams. First Come, First Serve runs from February 7, 2018 through March 17, 2018.