The raw realities of urban landscapes marked by the passage of time as seen by one of Texas’ most prolific contemporary artists are the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, “Roadside Distractions: Works by Daniel Blagg,” open to the public Sunday, Sept. 10 through Nov. 26 at the TMA, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free.
Organized by the TMA, Roadside Distractions showcases 25 of Blagg’s urban realist paintings that depict a wide variety of decaying objects along roads, including old signs and abandoned buildings – with one notable exception, and a subject that will be familiar to Tyler residents: the Sky Vue Drive-In, a venue that plays first-one films but often is considered something of an anachronism as one of only 17 operational drive-in theaters remaining in Texas. All works in the exhibition are recent, including a piece the artist completed only weeks ago and will be shown to the public for the first time.
Support for “Roadside Distractions” is provided by Collectors’ Circle-Platinum sponsor The Byars Foundation. For more information, call (903) 595-1001.