The Art Galleries at TCU
The Art Galleries at TCU provide an extensive series of exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, and other public programs. Its two galleries–Moudy Gallery and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts–allow an opportunity for the university community and general public to engage with a diverse array of creative production.
Adam Benjamin Fung, "Volumes, Voids and Vectors"
October 14 – 31, 2013
Volumes, Voids and Vectors introduces TCU School of Art's newest faculty member Adam Benjamin Fung. Fung's latest work presents a shift from a methodical process of rendering the cosmos into a painted surface, to seeking and searching to describe the volumes of the universe through layers that result from an intuitive and more spontaneous process.
Fung received his MFA from University of Notre Dame and BFA from Western Washington University. Before arriving at TCU’s School of Art, Adam maintained a studio in Chicago where he exhibited with Zolla/Lieberman Gallery and taught studio art classes in a variety of settings. His paintings can be found in public art collections at Microsoft, South Bend Museum of Art, and the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab as well as numerous private collections. Adam works primarily as a painter and has a dynamic range of research interests that touch upon issues such as climate change, landscape, energy and the make up of the universe.
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Boudry/Lorenz, Normal Work (2007), Detail, Filmloop, 13 Min (16 mm. on DVD) and part of an archive (13 photographs of Hannah Cullwick, 1855-1902, Trinity College, London)
August 24 - October 18, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, August 24, 6 - 8 pm
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts presents Normal Work by the German artist team of Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz. The film and photographs that comprise the exhibition blend historical fact with a contemporary reenactment to challenge preconceptions about expected male and female roles, class, labor, and social hierarchies.
Hannah Cullwick was a maidservant in Victorian England who produced a series of staged photographs with her employer and lover, Arthur Munby, a man from the bourgeois class. The photographs show Cullwick adopting various personas as a servant, a dirty maid, a young man, a slave, or a bourgeois lady in transgressions of class and gender boundaries described by Boudry/Lorenz as “class drag” or “ethnic drag.” A selection of these historical documents, photographs taken between 1855 – 1902, are reproduced and exhibited alongside Boudry/Lorenz’s 13-minute film Normal Work. In the film, artist and performer Werner Hirsch portrays Hannah Cullwick as she exhibits her strength, her muscles, and her big, dirty hands: embodiments of her gender that were directly connected with her working practices and of which she was very proud.
Boudry/Lorenz have exhibited in numerous international exhibitions since 2004 and Normal Work at FWCA is the pair’s first show in Texas. Their work oftentimes combines little-known historical documents with present-day queer representations of gender and sexuality in order to “show embodiments which are not only able to cross different times, but also to draw relations between these different times, thus revealing possibilities for a queer futurity.”
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is located at 2900 W. Berry Street at the corner of W. Berry and Greene.
FWCA Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 pm
Moudy Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm. Saturday, 1 – 4 pm.