Art Exhibition, Reception, and Artist Lecture
Artist(s) name: Lee Hill
Exhibit title: Love Removal Machine
Opens: Monday, Jan. 14
Closes: Thursday, Feb. 7
Artist talk: Thursday, Jan. 24, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. This artist lecture is part of Texas Wesleyan’s Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners lecture series held in the art gallery. It is an opportunity to meet the artist and have an informal discussion about the exhibition. Visitors can bring a brown-bag lunch. The Eunice and James L. West Library provides drinks and cookies.
Reception: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Venue: All events pertaining to this exhibit are held are in the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio, Texas Wesleyan University, 1415 E. Vaughn Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105.
For additional information contact: Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or [email protected]
About the Exhibition: Texas Wesleyan University welcomes artist Lee Hill to the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio. Hill currently lives and works in Fort Worth. He grew up in the heart of the West Texas oil patch in Midland and graduated with a professional degree in architecture, from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Lee Hill states, “Love Removal Machine is intended as medium or device that makes us feel good, but deploys distraction that interferes with our ability to love the things we should. It might be something that provides a temporary escape from a dull reality, but eventually leads to further inner darkness and conflict.” Lee Hill’s signature style can be seen in this exhibition which is evident in paintings that explore abstract modern design. They display the characteristics of order and chaos, randomness and geometry, precision and imperfections. By using these polar opposite artistic devices, he creates visual tension for the viewer. This tension explores the connections between nature and machine. His works are process driven through pouring and random mark making married to hard-edged geometric patterns. Lee Hill challenges the viewer to interpret his abstracted visual language. Make sure to celebrate the arts at Texas Wesleyan University by putting this on your calendar.
For further information call Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or email [email protected]
About Texas Wesleyan’s Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio
The renovation of the Polytechnic Firehouse to Texas Wesleyan’s new Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio is a key part of the Rosedale Renaissance, a $6.7 million project that revitalizes the Texas Wesleyan campus and Polytechnic neighborhood, and represents the University’s vision for the future.
The improvements lay the groundwork for long-term sustainable economic growth in Southeast Fort Worth, and are a central part of Texas Wesleyan’s 2020 Vision strategic plan. The Art Studio’s mission is to serve as a cultural and academic environment for the enjoyment and critical analysis of the visual arts. Visually enriching exhibitions and informative experiences with artists, visiting classes, campus and community meetings enrich the lives of all visitors.
Free gallery events include artist gallery talks and receptions, as well as outreach activities. Reservations are required for academic classes held in the gallery, Wesleyan, and community groups. For more information, contact Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or [email protected]