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Howard Sherman: Shifting Fancy of the Crowd opening April 1st at Circuit12

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CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY

C12 PRESENTS A SOLO EXHIBITION
SHIFTING FANCY OF THE CROWD // WORKS BY HOWARD SHERMAN
ARTIST RECEPTION 01 APRIL 2017 | 6-9 PM
(ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)ON VIEW 25 MARCH – 6 MAY 2017

CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX, 75207

Howard Sherman received his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2006. During his tenure at UNT, Sherman was fortunate enough to work with esteemed professor Vernon Fisher before Fisher’s retirement. It was during this time that the artist discovered and defined a visual language that has continued to evolve.

Sherman has been leading a new generation of bombastic contemporary painters in the Texas art world. His typically human-scale canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning, offsetting the loud, raw power of his aggressive paint strokes with a playful sense of humor. In contrast, the artist’s smaller works on paper reveal his intuitive use of material in a distilled, yet still assertive manner.
The large paintings facilitate the immense physicality within Sherman’s work, while leaving space for his keen sense of formal resolution. The frenetic and muscular heft of his work is balanced with a measured precision and a thoughtful integration of a number of historical art history influences. Sherman’s cartoonish figuration complements his bold use of abstract mark making which can be construed as portraits, punch lines or poems. He is constantly refining his visual and conceptual vocabulary, recently experimenting with sculptural surfaces and collage.

Only two years after completing his M.F.A., Sherman was featured in a solo traveling exhibition originating at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. His work is in several museum collections and is on permanent display at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The artist has been profiled numerous times in New American Paintings, appears in the 2010 book Texas Artists Today and was chosen for the cover of the recently released art history book Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. Rice University is now collecting his personal artifacts for its research center.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Sherman continues to further his craft and studies. He has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, School of Visual Arts, the McColl Center for Visual Art, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Artist Residency Program and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Sherman has been in a number of solo exhibitions across the United States, and his work has been featured in group exhibitions in Texas, California, New York, Florida, Spain, India and Peru.
Sherman lives and works in Houston and New York City.

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IN HONOR OF HOWARD SHERMAN’S SOLO EXHIBITION // THE GALLERY HAS PUBLISHED A FULL COLOR CATALOG // LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST

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CIRCUIT12 | ART CITY AUSTIN

31 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2017
VISIT US AT BOOTH #7

Art City Austin, our community’s three-day art fair and festival, will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. This historic event is a celebrated combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists maintaining its designation of Austin’s annual Art event of the year.

“Art City Austin consistently offers the community an exceptional visual arts experience,” said Art Alliance Austin Interim Executive Director, Jade Walker. “Our goal every year is to make this festival as dynamic and energetic as the hundreds of artists, volunteers, and patrons that make up the Art City Austin family.”

Organizers expect 125 individual artists from across the country to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer, plus an art fair inside the exhibition hall will welcome 20 galleries throughout Texas.

The Art City Austin festival grounds will also feature a number of exciting attractions including multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include award-winning photographer Clifton Henri, Austin fine jewelry designer Haley Lebeuf, and Jay Long, a long-time Art City Austin artist.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase and the festival grounds will showcase live music from a wide variety of local musicians coordinated and curated by Black Fret. As always, Art City Austin is a family friendly event, offering designated children and family areas featuring hands on arts and crafts activities with support from community partners Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and The Contemporary Austin.

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