Hightailing It

Event Date

March 3 - April 13, 2017

Program

Exhibits

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

BRIT presents a wide-ranging exhibition featuring artworks drawn from the holdings of three long-established metroplex galleries--Afterimage Gallery, David Dike Fine Art, and William Campbell Contemporary Art. The artworks selected by art historian Barbara Koerble demonstrate how close observation of the natural world is transformed through each artist’s personal style using their chosen medium of painting, printmaking or photography. Landscape vistas created by several generations of well-travelled artists are on view, ranging from highly realistic images to semi-representational abstraction, along with intimate works that capture close up views of nature. Several artworks depict the urban forest and suggest how encroachment into nature can lead to ecological impacts. 

Image: Jenny Ellerbe, Hightailing It, Bayou Desiard, Monroe, Louisiana, April 2005, ink pigment print, #4/25, 10 x 12 in. (Courtesy Afterimage Gallery) 

About Exhibits

BRIT is fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center exhibit space, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.