January 10 - February 23, 2020
The artwork in the Cultura del Vaquero exhibition represents the beauty and diversity of the spirit of the West through the unique vision of each artist. As subjects, the mythic land, animals, and people that are embodied in these shows are as individual and inter-connected as Western heritage itself.
Cultura del Vaquero runs January 10 – February 23, 2020
Artist Reception Friday, January 10 at 6-9 p.m.
Cultura del Vaquero Juried Exhibition
Anthony Dominguez, Ike E. Morgan, Bruce Lee
Webb Gallery Presents: Anthony Dominguez, Ike E. Morgan, Bruce Lee
Waxahachie’s own Webb Gallery has created an eclectic show of three distinct artists with equally eclectic backgrounds. Artist Anthony Dominguez is a native of Fort Worth who gained notoriety in the DFW in the Eighties. He illustrated his views against worldly necessities and enslavements of society using skeletons to portray the fine line between life and death. Ike E. Morgan began his fascination with paintings US presidents when he was in the Austin State Hospital. Ike’s works utilize a variety of colors and distinct mark making. Simply put, you know when you see an Ike Morgan piece. Bruce Lee is the co-conspirator and co-creator of Webb Gallery. His works are playful yet poignant and reference early 20th-century “hobo graffiti.”
Dale Brock and Visiting Angels Gallery
Memories of the Ranch
In a study of memory and feelings, Barbara Ayala Rugg Diehl reflects on what, to her, represents the epitome of the West- life on her grandfather’s ranch in Montana. She isolates some of her most vivid memories, playing with the stark contrast between backgrounds and subjects. Some are unforgettable members of the ranch, from her grandfather himself to the resident llama.
Glenn Downing installation of a group of free-standing sculptures made out of found objects and raw materials represent various mythic landscapes of the New West. These “Western Landscapes” are the true landscapes you see when you are driving in your car across the open plains; a collection of junk and broken dreams.
BNSF Railway Gallery
Ties That Bind
Ties That Bind examines ways that our identities interweave and manifest as a result of experiences together at our family home in rural Kansas. Inspired by Patricia Kline’s statement that “For most of us our identities are very much tied to where we grew up,” environmental still life and landscape images made within my family’s house and land reflect the visceral connection between the females and the land, home, and familial keepsakes and objects.
Bostick vividly recreates vintage images of real individuals who played a role in defining our common western heritage. Most paintings are based on Native Americans photographed by Edward S. Curtis. The artist pays homage to the people and landscapes of the west.
Jose Angel Hernandez
Vaqueros y Animales
The exhibit features a series of playful anthropomorphic animal portraiture. Hernandez creates his three-dimensional work from found objects and salvaged material to produce endearing and comedic depictions.
Opening: January 10, 2020 | 6–9 pm
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, 76107 TX