CURRENT EXHIBITION

JEFF KELLAR

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JAMES MARSHALL

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BRIAN MOORE


February 12 - March 19, 2011

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS:
Saturday February 12, 6-8 pm


GO TO JEFF KELLAR'S GALLERY     GO TO JAMES MARSHALL'S GALLERY     GO TO BRIAN MOORE'S GALLERY

Jeff Kellar - Lines Cross #1 James Marshall - Red Black #340 Brian Moore - #28

Jeff Kellar
Lines Cross #1
Resin, clay and pigment on aluminum panel
21 x 36 in.
James Marshall
Red Black #340
Glazed ceramic
28 x 27 x 5 in.
Brian Moore
No. 28
Perma-stable chrome print on aluminum
30 x 40 in.

An exhibition of new works by Jeff Kellar, James Marshall, and Brian Moore will be on display February 12 - March 19 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kellar's works combining resin, clay and pigment, Marshall's bold ceramics, and Moore's photography, are compelling minimalist works that belie their complexity while exploring interactions of space, color, and light. It is the premiere exhibition at William Campbell Contemporary Art for Kellar, Marshall, and Moore, all recent additions to the gallery's list of represented artists.

Jeff Kellar - Hallway#1 Jeff Kellar works in the realm of illusion. His slick, minimalist paintings are actually layered assemblages of resin, clay, and pigment atop aluminum fields, manipulated to create polished, paper-like surfaces. Within these delicately arranged compositions, Kellar explores spatial relationships-both on the two-dimensional surface and as the pieces reach past themselves into the viewer's space. Formally, he uses color and geometry to create ambiguous areas of positive and negative space. Theoretically, he focuses on the complex interaction between artwork and viewer and the illusory triangle formed as the viewer stands before the picture plane. The artist remarks: "I am very interested in the way emotions are affected by specific aspects of the perception of space-monumental, cozy, long, narrow, high-ceilinged, cramped. My paintings are held away from the wall. While they allude to imagined space, they are presented not as an illusionary window...but as self-conscious artifice....self-conscious in that its subject is the power of art to create illusions."

James Marshall - Yellow #348 James Marshall's bold, elegant ceramic forms immediately draw attention with their energetic, saturated colors and monumental presence. The pieces engage the viewer on both a visual and spiritual level, radiating energy as if contemporary sacred monoliths. Marshall explores the austere power and beauty of simple geometry as he seeks to create work from a place where "color, energy, light and form merge into one." Intense color defines each form's physicality as richly pigmented glazes reflect light to fuse the interior energy of the object with the exterior energy of the space. This effect produces an organic fluidity that speaks to the artist's interest in transition and the ephemeral nature of creation. In describing his process, Marshall comments: "As I draw those shapes, and play with them, and work with them, and invite them to transform, they shift into something almost recognizable, yet not quite; geometry relaxes, becomes fluid, organic, sensuous, and the object-to-be emerges."

Brian Moore - No. 29 “Art in its purest forms has always drawn my interest,” says photographer Brian Moore. And in his quest for purity, Moore has distilled his subject matter down to acutely nuanced color, light, form, and texture. His “chrome prints” offer sumptuous—almost painterly—depictions of folded paper that glow with a mystifying luminosity. The still, yet dynamic objects appear to be floating, even frozen, as they traverse through space. These abstract, iconic forms are universal, void of any reference to time or place, and free from worldly constraints. Moore achieves such sophisticated imagery through cutting-edge “perma-stable chrome” printing technology. During this process, the image is fused into a polyester topcoat on an aluminum support via high-heat transfer. The image then is in, not on, the support, resulting in a total physical and visual fusion of all elements.

ABOUT THE ARTISTs

JEFF KELLAR
Jeff Kellar - Folded #18 Highly acclaimed for more than two decades, artist Jeff Kellar has exhibited work in venues across the United States and in Europe, in New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and throughout Maine, where he won the Purchase Prize at the Portland Museum of Art's Maine Biennial in 2007. His work has been featured in many publications, among them THE magazine, Sculpture magazine,the Philadelphia Inquirer,and the Boston Sunday Herald.

Kellar has taught at the University of Maine at Farmington and at the Haystack School of Crafts, and has held several artist-in-residence positions. He also served for two years on the Maine Arts Commission Advisory Panel. His work can be found in various collections, including those of the Portland Museum of Art, the University of Maine, Maine Department of Conservation, and Microsoft, among others. Jeff Kellar received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Fleisher Memorial Art Institute in Philadelphia.

JAMES MARSHALL
James Marshall - Green/Black #296 Renowned ceramicist James Marshall has exhibited artwork in dozens of regional and national exhibitions in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Rochester, to name a few. His work also appears in the collections of Kansas City’s Nerman Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Various publications, such as Santa Fean magazine, THE magazine, Fluxus magazine, and Journal North have published pieces about Marshall’s work.

Born near Pittsburgh, James Marshall now lives and works in Santa Fe where he is the lead instructor in ceramics at Santa Fe Community College. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan School of Art after completing an undergraduate degree in Pre-Law at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College. He has also studied ceramics at the University of Fredonia in New York state, as well as in Totonicapan, Guatemala. From 1993 to 2000, Marshall owned and operated James Marshall Design Studios, where he produced custom-made objets d’art and furniture in wood, steel, and brass.

BRIAN MOORE
Brian Moore - #25 Artist Brian Moore has exhibited work across the Metroplex, including various exhibitions at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. He honed his passion for and love of photography by studying it throughout high school and college, and after receiving his degree, worked as both a fine art and commercial photographer. Moore has lived in places around the world, including Asia and Hawaii. These life experiences continually inform and inspire his creative work.


ABOUT THE GALLERY

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday through Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
and by appointment

Please contact Pam or Bill Campbell at wcca@flash.net or at 817-737-9566 for more information.




Previous Exhibitions

 CAROL BENSON - NEW PAINTINGS: December 2, 2010 - January 15, 2011

 KEVIN TOLMAN - Transcendent Abstraction: October 23 - November 27, 2010

 RICHARD THOMPSON - NEW LANDSCAPES: HORIZONS AND PRAIRIES: September 11, 2010 - October 16, 2010

 GALLERY ARTISTS - SIZZLE: June 26 - September 4, 2010

 CECIL TOUCHON - THE NEW BEAUTIFUL: March 27, 2010 - April 24, 2010

 RANDALL REID - IN TIMES PAST: January 30, 2010 - March 13, 2010

 BILLY HASSELL - TANGLE: December 4, 2009 - January 23, 2010

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - PIECES OF SPACE: October 24 -November 28, 2009

 J.T. GRANT - THE SIN EATER & THE ANCHORITE: September 5 - October 17, 2009

 SEVAN MELIKYAN, JEFF MUELLER, and SHAWN WALLIS - Acumen: June 20- August 15, 2009

 JUDY YOUNGBLOOD & CLIFF GARTEN - NEW WORKS: May - June, 2009

 OTIS JONES - NEW WORKS: February 14, 2009 - March 21, 2009

 BENITO HUERTA - GRAND ILLUSION: January 10, 2009 - February 7, 2009

 MARK SMITH - IN SEARCH OF MEMORY: December 5, 2008- January 3, 2009

 STEPHEN DALY - Drawings & Sculpture: OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 29, 2008

 ROBERT McAN - Identity Theory: September 6 - October 11, 2008

 GALLERY ARTISTS - Recent Works: June 21 - August 23, 2008

 KEN DIXON - SACRED LANDSCAPES: May 10 - June 14, 2008

 JULIE LAZARUS - ABSTRACTED REFLECTIONS: March 29 - May 3, 2008

 BOB WADE - GUSHERS + MORE: FEB. 16 - MAR. 22, 2008

 TOM HOLLENBACK - ACRYLIC & STEEL: NOV. 30, 2007 - JAN. 6, 2008

 JAKE GILSON - WALL RELIEFS & WORKS ON PAPER: OCT. 19 - NOV. 24, 2007

 JANE HELSLANDER - FIELD PRESENCE: SEPT. 8 - OCT. 13, 2007

 SUMMER MIX - Works from artists represented by the gallery: June 30th - August 4th, 2007

 THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF TEXAS - Photographs Celebrate Texas Nature: May 12th - June 23rd, 2007

 JOACHIM KERSTEN - DIGITALIS PURPUREA: March 31 - May 5, 2007

 JANUS-STYLE NEW YEAR'S EXHIBITION - Looking Forward / Looking Back: January 19 - February 28, 2007

 NEW AND EMERGING TEXAS TALENT - Show Offs II: December 1, 2006 - January 13, 2007

 BERND HAUSSMANN - RECOLLECT: October 21 - November 25, 2006

 DALTON MARONEY - CROSSINGS: September 9 - October 14, 2006

 GROUP EXHIBITION - MAN-I-FEST: June 24 - August 5, 2006

 PATRICK KELLY - I Want Eye Candy: May 13 - June 11, 2006

 CAROL BENSON - ATTACHMENTS: April 1 - April 30, 2006

 CECIL TOUCHON - VISUAL POETRY: February 18 - March 26, 2006

 RANDALL REID & STEVE MURPHY - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: December 2, 2005 – January 14, 2006,

 RICHARD THOMPSON - Mindful Wading: October 22 – November 26, 2005

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - Work by Tarrant County artists: June 25 – August 6, 2005

 JOURNEYS: PUBLIC & PRIVATE - SEQUENCE: THE LIGHT WE REMEMBER TO SEE, FOR BILL: September 10 - October 15, 2005

 KEVIN TOLMAN - PAINTINGS + DRAWINGS: May 14 – June 18, 2005

 SEVAN MELIKYAN - ‘AFTER’ SERIES II: April 2 – May 2, 2005

 A FOCUSED VISION - Group Exhibition: February 11 – March 26, 2005

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - NEW PAINTINGS: December 3, 2004 – January 8, 2005

 J.T. GRANT - BÊTE NOIRE: September 18 – October 23, 2004

 SURFACE - Group Exhibition: June 19 – September 4, 2004

 JUDY YOUNGBLOOD - NEW WORK: May 1 - June 5, 2004



William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
PHONE: (817) 737-9566, FAX: (817) 737-5466
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E-Mail: wcca@flash.net

William Campbell Contemporary Art
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Friday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday
and by appointment
 
Gallery One Frames
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday


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