Tarleton’s Fine Arts Gallery to feature collective artist exhibit, ‘Household’


STEPHENVILLE (December 28, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the first art exhibition of the spring 2016 semester, Household, a group exhibition that includes artists Bradly Brown, Jeff Gibbons, Candace Hicks, Clayton Hurt, Shelby David Meier and Tiffany Wolf. The exhibition will run from Jan. 11 through Feb. 12, 2016.

This exhibition derives its title from Allen Kaprow’s seminal happening Household. In his essay The Legacy of Jackson Pollock from 1958, Kaprow envisioned a “concrete art” made from everyday materials such as “paint, chairs, food, electric and neon lights, smoke, water, old socks, a dog, movies.” The artists in this exhibition produce work that exists in the wake of Kaprow’s thoughts and methods. Reference or use of commonplace materials is a common thread throughout while a range of issues about language, form, and meaning is explored by each artist.

Brown holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Texas Christian University. He is a co-founder of the artist collective Homecoming! Committee and currently serves as an artist in residence at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Gibbons holds a MFA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the co-founder of Apophenia Underground and has exhibited widely at venues including The Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas) and Gallery Homeland (Houston).

Bradly Brown's "Standing On My Own Two Feet", unique digital print, 17” x 13” (2011).
Bradly Brown’s “Standing On My Own Two Feet”, unique digital print, 17” x 13” (2011).

Hicks holds holds a MFA from TCU. She is an assistant professor of art at Stephen F. Austin University and has exhibited widely at venues including Lawndale Art Center (Houston), and K-Space Contemporary (Corpus Christi). Hurt holds an MFA from TCU. He served as president of the long-standing artist run 500X Gallery in Dallas. He has exhibited at venues including 500X Gallery and Brand 10 Art Space (Fort Worth).

Meier is a MFA candidate at Southern Methodist University and a member of Homecoming! Committee artist collective. Her works have appeared at venues including Oliver Francis Gallery (Dallas) and Anya Tisch Gallery (Houston). Wolf holds a MFA from Southern Methodist University. She is assistant curator of education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and is a co-founder of Homecoming! Committee artist collective. Meier’s have appeared in venues such as 500X Gallery and Brand 10 Art Space.

Select artists will present their work in brown bag lectures with dates and times TBA.

For a complete schedule of events presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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