February 6, 2015-March 21, 2015
Daniel Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, David Leonard, Ty Wilcox
Artspace111 announces Urbanscapes, a group show featuring the works of Daniel Blagg, Ty Wilcox, Kim Owens and David Leonard. The exhibition will open Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. and will run through March 21, 2015. Enjoy beer, wine and light food. Artspace111 is free and open to the public.
Blagg is constantly influenced by the surroundings of his studio warehouse located on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth. Blagg’s urban realist paintings depict abandoned buildings, decaying gas stations and empty streets. Drawn to these neglected areas that are in a state of limbo, his perspective elevated and reflects elements of Americanism both ordinary and sublime.
David Leonard‘s paintings breathe life and spirit into the mechanical structures and buildings that make up our cities. San Francisco streets swing and sway as if they were concrete rivers. Glassy skyscrapers glisten in the sunshine like colossal movie monsters while gas station signs loom on dusky horizons like ancient totems. Leonard’s work has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, D Magazine, ARTnews and American Art Collector as well as shown throughout Texas, California, New York and Boston. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
While growing up on a farm near Dallas, Texas, Ty Wilcox’s childhood was abundant with adolescent troublemaking where riding lawn mowers was considered a competitive sport. While loosely following in the footsteps of his father who owns a commercial printing business, Wilcox discovered his passion for the fine art of printmaking while attending Southwest Texas State University. Wilcox is currently residing in San Antonio, Texas where he is teaching printmaking, screen printing and two-dimensional design.
Maureen Brouillette is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. She has two paintings, Organics I and II, which were featured nationwide by Crate and Barrel. Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, hosts demos and critiques, and judges art shows.
This Friday: Urbanscapes at Artspace111 in The Scout Guide, Fort Worth