Works by Lily Hanson | Brad Tucker
Exhibition Dates: February 18 – March 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to feature a two-person exhibit featuring artists Lily Hanson (Dallas) and Brad Tucker (Austin). The show opens on February 18, 2017 and runs through March 25, 2017, with a public reception from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, February 18th.
Both Lily Hanson and Brad Tucker are distinct artists themselves yet share the same level of sagacity and intuitiveness in their work. At a glance, both artists invoke a playful facileness; however, if the viewer looks long enough, they’ll discover a certain spiritual intention.
Through shape, color, and texture, artworks featured in this exhibit flirt with the viewer’s senses, appealing to each’s owns familiarity and comforts. Keenly, utilizing lines and contours, Hanson’s and Tucker’s artwork at times mimic utilitarian objects that seem domestic yet foreign. These works are at times tightly crafted yet crass. They’re presented with a sprightly purpose. In times of distress and turmoil, these works contain an amorous disposition; they serve as mood stabilizers for the soul.
Lily Hanson grew up in New Hampshire. She received her BA at Hampshire College in 1995 after majoring in sculpture. She moved to Dallas in 1998 to attend SMU and received a MFA in sculpture there in 2000. She has had a studio in Dallas ever since.
Hanson received the Dozier Travel Grant from the DMA in 2007. Her work has been exhibited at the Conduit Gallery, And/Or Gallery, Re Gallery, and Central Track in Dallas. She participated in the first Texas Biennial in Austin, and has shown at the Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston, TX. She currently teaches sculpture at SMU and is a private chef. She has a studio in East Dallas at the Shamrock Studios.
Brad Tucker (born 1965, West Covina, CA) lives and works in Austin, TX. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1991, and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, in 2009. From 1999-2000 he was an artist resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Tucker has exhibited and performed internationally, including solo exhibitions at Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2015, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2003, and 2001), Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX (2013), Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles (2004), the Suburban, Oak Park, IL (2002), and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York City, NY (2002). His recent and notable group exhibitions include XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2012), More Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2009), The Fuzzy Set, LA.
Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at 3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment. www.kirkhopperfineart.com