November 21, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Opening Reception Saturday,November 21 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Compass, an exhibition of new paintings by renowned Fort Worth artist Billy Hassell, will be on display November 21, 2015 through January 2, 2016, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include eight new canvases that depict the Texas landscape and its native flora and fauna in Hassell’s signature style combining stylized naturalism with expressive and poetic interpretations. The exhibition will also premiere the first in a series of five color lithographs commissioned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation in conjunction with its Keeping It Wild campaign. Additionally, the gallery will display a small survey of Hassell’s work since he last showed there in 2009.
Compass explores the diverse plant and animal species found in Texas, with an emphasis on the coastal prairie region. The works display a variety of indigenous subject matter, including flowers, grasses, mammals, and reptiles, along with an array of the graceful, charismatic birds long associated with the artist. With these scenes, Hassell seeks to portray a “sense of community of wildlife,” as they evoke the inextricable link between animals and their habitats, as well as the universal interdependence and connection among all species.
William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
PHONE: (817) 737-9566, FAX: (817) 737-5466
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