Margee Kerr is a fear junkie. Roller coasters, haunted houses, heights, abandoned prisons, ghosts (well, maybe), even death—she confronts them with the relentlessness of a zombie Terminator. . . . Kerr goes deep into the biological and scientific definitions of fear, rather than dismissing the experience solely as an emotion. . . . “Every organism, from the fruit fly to the human, has a defense or threat response,” she reminds.
Booksigning at 6:15 pm.
A driving force behind this series, which depicts interior rooms and exterior scenes, is that the subject matter takes photography to the edge of where it fails as a medium. “Photographs,” Keasler explains, “are often used to document an experience, yet the experience of walking through a haunted house is completely lost in each of the still images. . . . The immersive experience just does not translate.” Andrea Karnes, “Fear Fantasy,” Misty Keasler: Haunt
Linda and Ed Blackburn have made art and managed their careers in Fort Worth for many years, becoming important fixtures in the North Texas art community. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite is the Kay and Velma Kimbell Art History Chair at TCU and a significant fixture in the community in his own right. All three have a long and enduring relationship with the Modern.
Thursday, May 25
Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
Life is so much more important than art, but then art’s importance comes when it’s a tool for life—when it makes life more available for us.” Richard Tuttle for Art21, Richard Tuttle: Staying Contemporary, episode #237, July 22, 2016
The Meantime: Before Digital, After Analogue
No matter what its imagery has been about—autobiography, ancestry, race, all those things that comprise memory and its inexorable corollary, the passage of time—the art of Annette Lawrence has always been, in some respects, a practice, a concerted making of circles, squares, grids, and spirals. Joel Weinstein, “Mixed-media Artist Has a Line on the Ethereal,” Dallas Morning News, May 27, 2000
Places of a Present Past
Places of a Present Past is filled with an archaeological ethic, metaphorically digging down, both spatially and psychologically in the depths of transnational grief. Noah Simblist, Places of a Present Past