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March 15, 2013- April 16, 2013 Artspace111 announces Like, a group exhibition featuring Artspace111 artists.  For this special exhibition, Artspace111’s stable joins with the artists they like.  All artist draw vision from their environments and this exhibition highlights the impact artists have on one another. Some artists are paired with artists whose style or subject matter was inspiring. Others with artists whose careers have provided motivation.  Some artists are paired because they simply like their art.   Like features the works of Alice Bateman, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Michael Bane, Michelle Brandley, Danville Chadbourne, Matt Clark, David Conn, Carolyn Cruz, Ann Ekstrom, Pat...

February 1, 2013-March 9, 2013 Artspace111 announces the group exhibition Go Figure, paintings and prints by Artspace111 artists Michelle Brandley, Sarah Green, Nancy Lamb and Devon Nowlin. This all female group focuses on different aspects of the figure. Each artist examines the exterior shell we wear, be it the one we are born with or the one we carefully create. Michelle Brandley, a recent MFA grad from TCU, focuses on the parts. Sensuous legs, lips and other fleshy parts are juxtaposed with elephants and icons from the 1958 movie Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. Her oil paintings examine body image and...

December 7, 2012-January 26, 2013 RETURN: Paintings and Prints “I believe my images stem from a deep inner connection between nature and the human psyche. These scenes may resonate with a wish for containment, an experience of loss, or a memory of wonder and awe.” -David Conn Artspace 111 announces a solo show, RETURN: Paintings and Prints, by artist David Conn. Two years in the making, Conn's large-scale paintings depict powerful images of dense forest scenes. Trees and tangled underbrush alternate with dappled or streaming sunlight. Viewed from a distance, the paintings and prints are alive with pictorial clarity. Up close, the surface teems with...

September 8, 2012- October 13, 2012 "I am drawn to neglected areas that are in a state of limbo. For me, they have an element of something that's very ordinary, very American." - Daniel Blagg Artspace111 features Peripheral Vision, new oil paintings and watercolors from Daniel Blagg in his first solo show at the gallery in three years. Blagg's latest work includes his stylistically flat neorealist paintings of what were once gleaming signs of commercialism, now dilapidated, rendered with an abundance of metaphorical comments on all aspects of contemporary society. Additionally Peripheral Vision includes two new pieces from Blagg's wildly popular series...

April 27, 2012-July 6, 2012 Michael Bane is a local artist in Fort Worth, TX. His opening reception is Friday, April 27th from 5:30-8:30 pm at Artspace111. Michael Bane uses painstaking techniques in order to create a trompe l’oeil effect for the viewer. Arts Editor and biographer Suzanne Deats states, “Bane’s work is a serious investigation into the nature of what one believes one is seeing, versus what is actually there. The conundrum lies not in discerning which is genuine and which is an illusion, but in discovering that both the subject and its image are real. Bane creates illusions within...

Spring Gallery Night - March 24, 2012-April 21, 2012 Artspace111 presents ‘Sky Blue Sky’ Artspace111 showcases their artists in an exhibition of skyscapes. The artists present a wide rage of approaches that capture the many moods and effects of the open sky. Gallery night marks another big opening for Artspace111. With 20+ artists showing, there is sure to be something to spark your interest. Artspace111 highlights more than 50 paintings, watercolors, prints and sculptures created by artists who are among the most progressive artists in Fort Worth. Artspace111 features the work of some of Fort Worth’s finest, including the likes of Alice Bateman,...