Frances Bagley's Echoes
May 7 - July 10, 2004
Frances Bagley showed works from Echoes, a series involving foam sculptures draped in fabric resembling organic form. Bagley stated, "With this work I hope to evoke feelings of cultural déjà vu laced with thoughts of tomorrow. In an open engagement with the past and with a questioning view toward the future, I am looking backwards and forwards at the same time."
These latest works incorporate my interests in form and fabric. I have always been fascinated by the image of a room full of furniture covered with dust cloths for the off-season. This work extends that memory to the use of animal and human forms instead of furniture. In draping these forms you know what is under the cloth, but its identity is obscured. The draped fabric abstracts and alters the form making the obvious become mysterious, humorous or frightening.
There is also an interesting challenge in working specifically with cloth because each piece comes with an attitude. We are all familiar with cloth. We wear it, we live with it, we sleep on it and we are never without it. It reflects our society and our prejudices. A piece of cloth can trigger a wide range of responses because of the subjectivity built into the color, texture, weight and feel of the fabric. The same cloth can seem sleazy to one person while it can seem elegant to another.
Equally exciting for me is the energy of form. I am using iconic human and animal forms in response to issues of behavior, expression and social preconceptions of identify. I often reference figures in art history while altering and interpreting them. It is my effort to allow echoes of the past to reveal glimpses into the future.
- Frances Bagley
Cameron Schoepp's New Work
CAMERON SCHOEPP'S WORK IN THE EXHIBIT INCLUDED PLASTER AND WAX SCULPTURAL PIECES THAT "RELY ON A SENSE OF MATERIALS, FORM AND PROPORTIONS TO GIVE SHAPE TO IDEAS THAT GROW OUT OF OBSERVATIONS AND EXPERIENCES IN AND OUT OF ART."
“Physical space brings together the two separate elements of brimmed hats and body language. Both works begin with the body. Embedded in simple phrases and forms is a history of our understanding and relationship to the body.”
Cam Schoepp was born in Kirkwood, Missouri. He earned his BFA at the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 1984. In 1985, he relocated to Texas and earned his MFA at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1987. Upon his graduation, Cam began his teaching career, and currently he teaches sculpture at his alma mater, Texas Christian University. Throughout the 1980’s, Cam exhibited his work in numerous competitions and invitational exhibitions around the country. In 1985, he had his first exhibition in Texas, 2-D, 3-D, at the Art Corner Gallery in Fort Worth. In the late 1980’s, he continued to exhibit throughout Texas and the nation, and in 1992, Cam participated in the group exhibition Metal and Stone; Six Young Sculptors curated by James L. Fisher at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Terri Thornton's New Work
TO RESTORE SILENCE IS THE ROLE OF THE OBJECT. -SAMUEL BECKETT
Terri Thornton's exhibit was comprised of works on paper with pomegranate, press type and graphite.
"This is quiet work. No grandeur. Nothing complicated. Nothing monumental. Not the image, object, process, idea . . . not, nope, nein."