Emphasizing the belief that art is a very important outlet for our emotional planes Will DeShazo shows us that there is a very thin line between his personal life and his art. He uses distortion and botanical motifs to convey a feeling of a warped reality that is similar to the feeling of dissociation or the feeling of your mind separating from your body. The psychology behind his subject matter is very crucial to his work. He depicts a spectrum of emotional states whether it is grief, obsession, or acceptance. All of these add to the overall aesthetic of his pieces. Not only does he focus on the conceptual aspects of his work but he also maintains a certain level of visual interest. He keeps the viewer interested by playing around with the texture of his paint and using vivid colors. His almost love affair with plants is quite obvious when you take into account that almost every painting he creates uses plants as not only decorative accents but also as a partial focal point in some of his pieces.
David Richardson (Snack Braff)
David is constantly trying to figure this whole path out. “I feel that this confusion mixed with determination shows through in my work and whichever subjects I choose to paint. “
Richardson decided to take this journey seriously in 2017 and has since participated in several group shows, hosted one himself, sold numerous pieces both in the US and internationally and has been constantly looking for new challenges this path has to offer.
One question that he seems to always ask himself with it all is 'Where does this end?' “Coming from a standard 9-5 world into one where every outcome is the result of my direct action no matter how small; I have to constantly think of the end and where and what I am forging it into.”
September / October
Wyatt Woodruff Adams
Wyatt Adams began painting and exhibiting his work in spaces in DFW five years ago. He is currently working towards a Bachelor's in Art with a focus on painting and studying with artist Joshua Goode. His work has shown in several galleries and spaces including Fort Works Art, Ro2, Shipping & Receiving, Collective Brewery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and an upcoming show at Bass Hall. He has been a featured artist in Madeworthy and Voyage Dallas.
Andrew Hammond Kendall (AHK)
Andrew’s prolific work is best characterized by the use of pop culture imagery taken out of context and superimposed with contrasting backgrounds and sometimes on recycled items. Handmade booklets, collages and screen printed sign-like pieces show his fascination with combining typography and nostalgic imagery
June / July
Stephen Crim is an abstract graffiti artist born in Fort Worth, TX. The entirety of his works are created using just spray paint. Crim’s approach at balancing the neat geometric shapes with chaotic bursts of color results in a style all his own. Clean lines and solid colors with the contrasting messiness of the exploding splatters have not just become a defining characteristic of his work, but also an attempt at explaining his philosophy of being an artist while balancing a personal life. “I’ve tried my best to find a way to balance the “order and neatness” of the straight lines of triangles and the “chaos and messiness” of the paint splashes.”
Crim has shown work for local pop-up art shows such as Artluck’s “Bal Masque” in 2018 as well as a local gallery group show at Fort Works Art. From a young artist filling up sketchbooks with doodles, to later experimenting with graffiti and finally in 2012 applying his designs to canvas, Stephen has come a long way as an artist.
Jesse Sierra Hernandez
Jesse Sierra Hernandez: The Mid Later Years is a collection of Jesse's paintings and figurative sketches from recent years. This show marks an important point in Jesse’s creative career and shows his support of the local emerging art scene.
Hernandez is a prominent figure in the Fort Worth figurative art scene. His paintings have been displayed at nationally recognized galleries such as Fort Works Art, Artspace 111 and at the internationally renowned Kimbell Art Museum.
February / March
T.F. Casey is a business owner and part-time creative. His abstract acrylic paintings blend into impressionist renderings of his travels and occupations he’s most passionate about. These are some of his "primeras obras" or first works (of art).
Casey currently lives in Fort Worth, TX. Casey is owner of the popular La Zona pizzeria located in the Fairmount District south of Downtown Fort Worth. His business supports local talented musicians and is host to a variety of his own works and photography associated with iconic pop culture personalities.