MODERN BILLINGS

Using space from Clear Channel Outdoor as programming sites, Assistant Curators of Education Jesse Morgan Barnett and Tiffany Wolf Smith work with a variety of artists to situate imagery and text onto billboards, elements of the city that traditionally present commercial advertisements rather than cultural curiosities. For MODERN BILLINGS, artists place works into under-served communities along the periphery of downtown Fort Worth. These large-scale installations along Jacksboro Highway and the Lancaster corridor extend the reach of the Modern and the education department and provide an intervention opportunity for contemporary art in urban landscapes.

MODERN BILLINGS XI,  June 24 - August 7, 2022

Margaret Meehan is a Virginia-based artist whose work is a research-based, multidisciplinary exploration that pulls from film, music, popular culture, folklore, and traditional crafts. She considers the origins of outcasts through their representation. Meehan’s research includes teratology and medicine, ornithology, the esthetics of cuteness, materiality in high and low culture as well as modes of feminist protest. This all stems from her curiosity about the lines that separate what is protected from what is feared and how gendering plays into these expectations. For MODERN BILLINGS XI, she references the Greek myth of Cassandra as a way to give voice to women and femme identified individuals in the world today.

Andrea Tosten is a Dallas-based artist whose work explores social constructs, binary thinking, and the nature of existence. She uses letterforms, paper, and sewing to recontextualize and conceptualize her Catholic upbringing, background, and place in history. For MODERN BILLINGS XI, she references the use of paper, thread, and ink to display words and symbols that entice viewers to look them up and learn some of the history associated with them.

Sing Out Cassandra

Margaret Meehan
Sing Out Cassandra
2022
1316 Jacksboro Hwy, 76114

Believe All Cassandra's

Margaret Meehan
Believe All Cassandra's
2022
1501 Jacksboro Hwy, 76114

Dear Cassandra

Margaret Meehan
Dear Cassandra
2022
5428 Jacksboro Hwy, 76114

Abeng

Andrea Tosten
Abeng
2022
2130 Jacksboro Hwy, 76164

Alchemy

Andrea Tosten
Alchemy
2022
2137 Jacksboro Hwy, 76114

Survival Symbols

Andrea Tosten
Survival Symbols
2022
5316 Jacksboro Hwy, 76114

 

MODERN BILLINGS X, December 10–January 30, 2022

MODERN BILLINGS IX, August 6–September 12, 2021

MODERN BILLINGS VIII, December 21, 2020–January 31, 2021

MODERN BILLINGS VII, November 20 through December 20, 2020

MODERN BILLINGS VI, August 21 through September 28, 2020

MODERN BILLINGS V, Summer 2020, May through early July

MODERN BILLINGS IV, April 2020

MODERN BILLINGS III, December 2019

MODERN BILLINGS II, April 2019

MODERN BILLINGS I, November 2018