Ahead of his move to Houston this weekend, Christopher Blay does a round-up of his top five non-museum spaces to see art in Fort Worth, with Fort Worth artists Raul Rodriguez, Jessika Guillen, Fabiola Valenzuela, Nancy Lamb, Billy Hassell, and Devon Nowlin.
“And I am here with…crunch!”
1. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
2900 W Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (FWCA) is a satellite exhibition space located a few blocks from TCU’s School of Art, on the edge of the TCU campus. The curatorial focus revolves around national and international artists at different stages of their career. It often includes work that has never been shown in Texas before or that is made on-site during a residency period.
Reviews on Glasstire here and here.
2. William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Now in its 44th year, William Campbell Contemporary Art has been widely known for its contributions to the constantly evolving world of contemporary art. “We still get excited about seeing a great work of art for the first time and feel tremendous joy every time our efforts bear fruit on behalf of an artist.”
3. Artspace 111
111 Hampton St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Located in downtown Fort Worth, Artspace111 specializes in the exhibition of Contemporary Texas Art. In 1980, twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg established Artspace111, converting a historic 1911 building into artist studios and a small gallery space in order to support and celebrate the work of local artists.
Read our reviews of past exhibitions here and here.
4. Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world.
We reviewed exhibition at Fort Works Art here and here.
5. Rose Marine Theater and Artes de la Rosa
1440 N Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
This historic theater dates back to the 1920’s when it opened as a movie house, and has operated under three names: The Rose, The Roseland, and the Marine Theater. The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic places and is part of the Marine Commercial Historic District.
Artes de la Rosa is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, culture, lives, and history of the Latino community.
For a list of art galleries and museums in Fort Worth, visit the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association page here.
I can’t resist chiming in re- two more wonderful shows at Fort Worth Contemporary/TCU: the “Where is the Power” show curated by Terri Thornton, and the show Christina Rees curated that included some of my all-time favorite video (and I’ve seen a lot of video), the “Briannnnnn and Ferryyyyyy” series by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno – I remain very grateful to have gotten to see those shows.