FORT WORTH ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
TO PRESENT ANNUAL SELECTIONS
EXHIBITION AND SPECIAL PRESENTATION
BY LOCAL CURATORS
Friday, July 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
New Voices Shaping Our Museums
Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, June 26, 2015-The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) mounts its annual Selections exhibition and hosts a special presentation by three local curators at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center this July. Selections 2015 events are free and open to the public.
The Selections 2015 exhibition opens July 6 and continues through July 30. An opening reception is set for Friday, July 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition features select works by artists from the following FWADA member galleries: Artspace 111, Atrium Gallery at UNTHSC, Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio, SiNaCa Studios, The Art Galleries at TCU, Weiler House Fine Art Gallery, William Campbell Contemporary Art, and the Upstairs Gallery.
New Voices Shaping Our Museums, a presentation featuring three local museum curators, takes place Tuesday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Maggie Adler, assistant curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Alison Hearst, assistant curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Gabriel Ritter, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art all share their insights into new trends in museum curatorial practice, and give previews of upcoming exhibitions at their respective venues. A brief question-and-answer session follows.
Margaret C. Adler, assistant curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, was the Barra Fellow at the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during its “Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line” exhibition. Prior to that, she held positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and at the Addison Gallery of American Art. Though her scholarly research focuses on nineteenth-century art, she is also passionate about collaborating with contemporary artists in helping them with large-scale commissions. She holds a BA in classical languages and the history of art and an MA in the history of art from Williams College.
Alison Hearst serves as assistant curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently organizes the FOCUS exhibitions series. Recent FOCUS exhibitions include solo exhibitions by Fred Tomaselli, Jules de Balincourt, and Mario García Torres. Currently, she is working on exhibitions with Joyce Pensato and Glenn Kaino. She was the assistant curator of the exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 and conducted an interview with Melanie Smith for the catalogue. She also contributed an essay to the catalogue for the Modern’s exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Hearst has a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in art history from Texas Christian University.
Gabriel Ritter was appointed The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2012. Previously a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) for three years, Ritter organized Out of the Ordinary: New Video from Japan. His continued scholarship in Japanese modern and contemporary art led him to become one of the first non-Japanese curators of the 2013Roppongi Crossing exhibition, held by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. At the DMA, Ritter recently curated the exhibition Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga. He is also responsible for organizing the Concentrationsexhibition series, most recently Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage-Visualizing the Self After the Internet.
FWADA members include independent art dealers, non-profit exhibition spaces, museums, and university galleries. These institutions bring noteworthy and meaningful art before the public by organizing, funding, and hosting open exhibitions. In addition, they work to stimulate the community’s awareness of visual art through educational programs, by supporting art competitions such as Art in the Metroplex, and with events such as Spring and Fall Gallery Night. FWADA also supports and participates in EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, which provides emergency economic aid to artists who have suffered major misfortunes. These activities give FWADA members a pivotal role in the establishment and maintenance of a full and vital visual arts community-one they assume with great pride.
FWADA members include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Arlington Museum of Art; Artes de la Rosa Gallery at the Rose Marine Theater; Artspace 111; Atrium Gallery at UNT Health Science Center; Fort Worth Community Arts Center; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts: The Art Galleries at TCU; Gallery 414; the Kimbell Art Museum; Lakeview Gallery: Tarrant County College Northwest Campus; McAnthony’s Multicultural Studio and Gallery; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Moudy Gallery: The Art Galleries at TCU; Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio; the Sid Richardson Museum; SiNaCa Studios; The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; The Upstairs Gallery; Weiler House Fine Art Gallery; and William Campbell Contemporary Art.