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HOPE an installation by artist Martin Brief

Texas Wesleyan University - Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio

Martin Brief: HOPE

On view: Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, May 8

Artist talk: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. The gallery will be hosting a Skype lecture and discussion with Martin Brief in Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio & Gallery.

Texas Wesleyan University welcomes artist Martin Brief to the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio. Brief writes in his artist statement that, “Hope is not simply the wish that everything in the future will be rosy and wonderful just as hopelessness does not mean that the future can only be worse than it is now. Hope is a thought process that removes us from this moment and clouds our ability to clearly see what is right in front of us. These drawings allude to the unknown, amorphous nature of the future and to the idea that hope is being able to accept and appreciate the unknown future while still being able to act in the present.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Martin Brief is an artist whose recent work, long-term, absurd, drawing-based tasks, interrogates aspects of our complex social and political fabric. Martin’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in St. Louis and is an associate professor at Saint Louis University.

Make sure to celebrate the arts at Texas Wesleyan University by putting this on your calendar. 

Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All events pertaining to this exhibition take place in the gallery, are free, and open to the public. 

For further information call Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or email [email protected]. Our website is

Venue: All events pertaining to this exhibit are held are in the gallery in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio, Texas Wesleyan University, 1415 Vaughn Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105. Across from the main campus.

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