Fort Works Art is excited to present a solo exhibition by Adam Fung, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University and a new addition to the Fort Works Art roster of contemporary Fort Worth artists.
In this solo exhibition in the lower gallery, Fung will include selections from the Iceberg X series, XnatureX series, and new paintings, all of which portray his dynamic range of research interests touching upon issues such as climate change, landscape, patterns and the make up of the universe.
Showcasing thirty oil on linen paintings, Fung’s Arctic series about his expedition to the Arctic Circle will be on display, as well as XnatureX, a new body of work documenting the 2018 Space X launch of the most powerful rocket in history and the questions that follow such a monumental point in history.
“In addition to the paintings of the Arctic, I have created a new body of work depicting our attempts to depart our planet. I was struck by the February 2018 Space X launch of the most powerful rocket in history, the Falcon Heavy. Along with the promise of large, Mars-bound payloads, this launch deposited more pollution into the atmosphere. How do we catalog these new advancements? With wonder – as two of the three rocket’s boosters simultaneously returned to land, upright on their respective landing pads? With trepidation- as the sight of the power to take us to new planets may suggest we need a backup plan to earth? These new paintings are a meditation a significant moment in human history while also a study in muted color, surface, and the power of images.”
Fung’s work often arises from direct experience and primary sources. Recent examples of this practice include the Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Expedition program around the archipelago of Svalbard and a road trip around west Texas and New Mexico that allowed the artist to visit sites of interest including Observatories, Dark Sky Parks, Marfa, and Spaceport America. Fung recently completed his first film project, titled the uncommon. The 3-channel film was shot primarily using a drone in the Arctic Circle.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th from 6-9pm Exhibition: December 5th – January 4th
Lisa Krannichfeld was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their confrontational, and at times defiant expressions.
Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolor materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. Lisa’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications nationally and internationally including shows across the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. In 2017 she won the grand award of Best in Show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Juried Exhibition. She has been named “One To Watch” in Saatchi Art Magazine, a “Woman to Watch” by Soiree` Magazine and has had work featured in Anthropologie. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.
Fort Works Art 2100 Montgomery Street Fort Worth, Texas, 76107 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm