COLLEGE STATION, TX.- The Wright Gallery
in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University has announced its newest exhibition, titled Working Model, which features paintings and three-dimensional assemblages by Texas artist, Tommy Fitzpatrick. Curated by Stephen Caffey, PhD, Associate Department Head for Research at Texas A&M, the exhibit will run August 20 through October 15, 2019.
Fitzpatricks work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Dallas, Houston, New York, Madrid, London, Berlin and Seoul. Working Model follows Fitzpatricks progression as an artist of more than 20 years, offering a rare opportunity to see the sculptures created from found materials, which form the basis for his paintings. His paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fitzpatrick is an assistant professor of painting at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Beginning with expertly crafted and sensitively observed representations of architectural detail and later shifting into portraits of his own sculptural assemblages, Fitzpatrick imbues static objects and surfaces with a sense of heroic dynamism. The works in this exhibition provide a small sampling of a diverse and prolific career that has spanned two decades, said Caffey of the exhibition.
The opening reception for the show will be hosted at the Wright Gallery on Wednesday, August 28 from 4 - 6 pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free of charge.
Located in the Langford Architecture Building A, the Wright Gallery is open weekdays 8 am - 5 pm; to schedule a weekend viewing, call (979) 458-0538.