With 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.