Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2019 (7-9 PM). Featuring music by Len Barnett and Percussions Things. Exhibition on display through August 3, 2019.
For a number of months, fourteen visual artists from the DFW region have worked together to bring about a project titled Portals… An Entrance, a Doorway a Journey. The artwork resulting from this project is being presented as a new exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center this summer.
The pieces featured in the Portals exhibition, made with a variety of materials and techniques, convey an assortment of views and ideas that are informed by the concept of portals and other types of entrances or passages. One of the first physical elements that serves as a fitting foundation for the artwork is that the shape of all the artists’ frames mimics the architectural design of a window or door. Although all the pieces share this common structural characteristic, the work that was produced is certainly diverse, as artists were asked to interpret the theme in their own personal and unique way, using the media of their choice, and imagining what they might find if they were to pass through a doorway, peek through a window, or take a journey beyond a portal. Among the final pieces are works that explore narratives connected to nature, dreams, family, politics, literature, and fantasy. Also included are abstract works that aim to celebrate the beauty and expressiveness of shapes, colors and textures.
The Portals exhibition includes artwork by Rita Barnard, Vicki Charlotta, Sheila Cunningham, Steve Danner, Jacque Forsher, John Irizarry, Jackie Johnston, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Margo Miller, Christine Smith-Atkins, Evita Tezeno, VET, and Cheryl Vorhis.