Studio111: Collective InspirationGroup Exhibition 20 Feb - 20 Jun 20202020 ushers in a new decade and marks the 40th Anniversary of Artspace111. The artists and staff of Artspace111 could not be more excited to prepare and present a year’s worth of shows celebrating this great milestone in the gallery’s history. It is fitting to start the year off with a studio history exhibition looking back to the creative foundational beginnings of the gallery. Artspace111 is proud to present Studio111: Collective Inspiration.
The exhibition will feature select artists who had studio space at Artspace111 since 1980, when it was known simply as Studio111. This distinguished group includes Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Doug Blagg, Woodrow Blagg, Cindi Holt, Nancy Lamb, Al Souza, Bill Haveron, Susan Harrington, John Hartley, Jim Malone, Carol Benson, Matt Clark, Leslie Lanzotti, Joaqhim Kurstin, and Jo Ann Mulroy. Alongside current work by each artist, the show will dive into the artists’ archives of memorabilia, photography, and stories from the studio days at ArtspaceIII. A special one-night interactive installation will be available only during the opening reception.
Works on Paper | Texas DrawingsWoodrow Blagg 30 Mar - 4 May 2019With Works on Paper | Texas Drawings, Woodrow Blagg exhibits technically marvelous and awe-inspiring graphite works on paper that herald the symbiotic relationship between the Texas rancher and their environment. Recalling the epic depictions of the West in early American art, but posed in contrast to their common themes of domination and struggle, the subjects in Blagg’s work are representative of the responsibility and dedication to land and animal stewardship assumed by these working men. The expansive drawings are a modest tribute to an enduring presence and legacy to the way of living on some of the great Ranches throughout Northwest and West Texas, including the Waggoners, the 6666's the Pitchforks, the Beggs Ranch in Post, Tx and the Quien Sabe Ranch near Channing, Tx. Woodrow Blagg, the brother of Fort Worth-based artists Dennis and Daniel Blagg, is represented in many high-profile collections including the private collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lauren, and BMW Auto Works. The exhibition opens Spring Gallery Night, March 30th, 2019 with an opening reception from 12 – 9pm, and will be on display until May 4, 2019.