Town & Country: The Art of Douglas Blagg and Suzanne Gentling

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Opening Reception Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 5 – 8pm
On display | October 29th – December 4, 2021
Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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“Witty details from urban landscapes juxtapose observations from country living, including vast landscapes, skyscapes, and details of Texas flora in this exhibition. Both Blagg and Gentling’s works provide a quiet comment on life’s little moments, and ask for our attention with them.“ – Margery Gossett, Gallery Owner, Artspace111
Artspace111 presents Town & Country: The Art of Douglas Blagg and Suzanne Gentling Both from important North Texas artist families, Douglas Blagg, and Suzanne Gentling offer opposite views of the Texas landscape in the realist tradition. Blagg’s work focuses on urban landscape through watercolor with a high attention to detail and use of vibrant color. Gentling guides the viewer in another experience, showing gentle traditional countryside through watercolor, pastels, photography, and lithographs. Both artists use the vehicle of landscape to meditate on the mysteries of the world that surrounds them. 
About Douglas Blagg
Douglas Blagg in his studioDouglas Blagg is the youngest painter of the noted artists brothers, the Blagg’s. Doug was tutored from a very early age in all mediums of fine art, drawing, watercolor, and oil painting. Primarily a watercolorist Doug has spent many years rendering Los Angeles noir, landscapes, architecture, and people. His work is featured in many significant private collections, as well as several museums.
In 1984, Doug relocated to Los Angeles, establishing a dual career in the film world as well as exhibiting widely in several galleries, including Robert Berman in Santa Monica. In 2010 he was the founding artist at Westmoreland Lofts Inner City Arts Group and curated numerous exhibitions. Retiring from the film industry after 35 years, he returns home to Texas, and returns to a career as a full-time painter.
About Suzanne Gentling
Suzanne Gentling in her studioSuzanne Gentling, the youngest of four siblings, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and began drawing and painting in the mid-1960s while still in high school. Initially working in pencil and watercolor, she later added pastel and oil to her media, as well as photography. 
After obtaining a B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the Medical College of Georgia in 1969, she lived in New Orleans for four years before moving to rural Jefferson County, MS., in 1974. Here she spent ten years drawing, painting, and gardening before returning to Texas. She currently resides on a small, rural property in Somervell County. From 1999 to 2002, she entered the graduate program at TCU where she earned her MFA in Painting. Her works are in numerous private collections across the country and abroad. 
About Artspace111 Located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, Artspace111 specializes in the exhibition of Contemporary Texas Art. In 1980, twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg established Artspace111, converting a historic 1911 building into artist studios and a small gallery space in order to support and celebrate the work of local artists. In 2007, Margery Gossett and William Grella became the Owner/Directors of Artspace111 and further developed the gallery into a celebrated and distinguished 3,000 square foot art gallery. In Addition to the year-round schedule of solo and group exhibitions, Artspace111 Designs corporate and private art collections for clients throughout the country and hosts special events in its distinctive gallery and sculpture gardens. Artspace111 is dedicated to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. 
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