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Fort Worth Community Arts Center

The Girl Can’t Help It

Art Tooth proudly presents the opening of “The Girl Can’t Help It,” an exhibition featuring works from Christine Adame, Fari Rahimi, and Tiffany Wolf Smith.

In this all-female exhibition, artists explore themes related to both the personal and cultural shaping of feminine identity and experience. Regardless of very real barriers and external forces at play, every woman plays an active role in shaping their identity and environment, whether domestic, public or private. By centering this undeniable power to adapt and shape one’s reality, each of these artists inevitably complicates society’s limited definitions of the feminine. Through personal investigations of narrative, identity, shared space, and shared realities, they each reveal just some of the complexities of what it means to be female.

There are also 6 other exhibitions happening here, with numerous Fort Worth artists on view. Check out the other exhibition information here.

Kimbell Art Museum

The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony

Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-eighteenth-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, comprehensive works would earn Bellotto prestigious commissions at prominent courts throughout Europe.

Bellotto’s magnificent paintings of Dresden are now in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery) of the Dresden State Art Collections and will be on loan to the Kimbell Art Museum for the special exhibition The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony, on view February 10 through April 28, 2019. They will be accompanied by portraits and allegories of the elector and his queen, as well as view paintings of Venice and Saxony by Bellotto’s uncle and teacher Antonio Canaletto and Dresden court painter Alexander Thiele.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to view the majesty that was Dresden in the 1700s. One of the greatest cities of eighteenth-century Europe, it is only now, following its near-total destruction in the Second World War, being rebuilt to its former glory—with the aid of Bellotto’s pictorial legacy.

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Fort Works Art


This show will explore issues relating to their mutual use of color and mixed media in these stunning paintings and illustrations. The multifaceted nuances will be further highlighted in the contrast between their individual styles and subjects. Steed, a Dallas-based abstract painter and illustrator, explores the constant state of change we all experience over the course of our lives and his practice in learning to let go of the need to control it. With his stark black line work and vibrant use of abrupt colorful paint strokes, Steed compels you to embrace imperfect moments and mistakes that often lead to a new understanding. 
Off-setting these works will be the vibrant and pattern-rich figurative works of Arkansas based painter and mixed media artist Lisa Krannichfeld. Focusing on the human form, Krannichfeld approaches her work in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. With the desire to reconcile her beliefs and traditions, she creates works with ideas stemming from her growing up in a cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Krannichfeld’s direct paintings utilize traditional feminine materials, such as watercolor and collage, to portray women lacking expression and dressed in classic mens attire. 

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SiNaCa Studios will be hosting guest artist Jackdaw Russell in our hot shop for some glass blowing and print collaborations. We will have glass blowing demos through out the day, but will feature Jackdaw from 6p-9p. We are excited to see what concepts will come to life!
Jackdaw Russell has been attempting various forms of artwork for as long as he can remember, but in 2005 he discovered the world of Linoleum-Cut Printing and has never looked back. He loves their inherent folkiness, stark simplicity and pseudo-austerity.
Jackdaw resides in Ft Worth, TX with his wife and two children and a bunch of hilarious chickens.

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SiNaCa Studios

No no no no I want you to be wide awake and hear details you’ve never heard before!

Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård have been working together since 2001 and are recognized for their commitment to rethinking and stretching the limits of the screen-printing process through experimentation. The French-Swedish duo work across a wide range of media, including zines, books, posters, installation and painting, and their vibrant style is best described as a hybrid of handcraft, punk and pop abstraction.

"We have been exploring screen-printing for over 20 years. From experimental zines, we slowly shifted to unique artists' books, monotypes and paintings, but we always felt there was more to be done. We wanted to go to the essence of the process, push the boundaries of the medium, be radical. We were looking for a way to transcend the rigidity of the technique. So we had to rethink and simplify, to finally get the form and content in adequacy. That's how we started doing monumental minimal printing." -Gfeller + Hellsgård

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Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

We are excited to be taking the bus to Race Street! We will be heading over to The Union at River East apartments for a pop-up exhibition featuring artists Vanessa Dos Santos, Victor Mozqueda, and Andrew Bradfield + live music by @ginnymacmusic.

Race Street