CURRENT EXHIBIT

RANDALL REID

RESURRECTED DREAMS:
COWBOYS, ALIENS & ESPIONAGE

May 10- June 15, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, May 10 6:00 -8:00 p.m.


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Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage

Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage


Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage, an exhibition of new works by Randall Reid, will be on display May 10 - June 15 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The show will contain nearly four dozen smaller-scale graphic collage pieces, framed in steel and exploring popular twentieth-century themes of the Old West, science fiction, and espionage.

Resurrected Dreams is the first body of Reid's work so tightly focused on specific themes. Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage Largely informed by personal interest in old television series, movies, and 1960s sci-fi, the new pieces explore our collective pop-cultural history, even as Reid contemporizes and elevates it. He has cropped, painted, and otherwise manipulated found graphics to highlight theme and pictorial quality, along with structural elements, color balance, and texture. Of the new work, Reid comments, "I feel I am arranging layers, passages, ambiguous realities, and figurative elements, which can become narrative anthologies."

Nearly two inches thick, each piece incorporates stepped framing to create a downward progression that leads the eye directly into the subject matter. The rusticated, often colorful border becomes part of the overall piece, while also contextualizing the imagery. With these frames, Reid establishes a literal and metaphorical window, which he describes as a "portal of time." Here, history meets the present, as images and ideas traverse time to coalesce within a contemporary framework. Rich patinas and antiqued surfaces recall the past, ostensibly casting the pieces as would-be archeological treasures. Visually, the framing also acts as a contemplative buffer that bridges the area between the picture plane and the viewer's space.

Resurrected Dreams will also feature several mini-installations of antique toys that echo the subject matter of the hanging works, including model stagecoaches and riders on horseback, plastic guns, alien figurines, espionage gadgets, and a spy book. Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage Three-dimensional representations of Reid's pop-cultural exploration, the installations will serve to establish yet another dialogue between past and present, also blurring the line between antique object and work of art.

Reid's current body of work presents a true renascence of themes-a direct visual and historic connection to the past, and an exploration of how that past feeds the present and future. Not simply revisiting history, the artist rediscovers, redirects, repurposes, and reconnects with it on physical, visual, and emotional levels. In this vein, he transforms straightforward visual remnants of history into highly tactile representations of a time-centered arc.





ABOUT THE ARTIST
A professional artist for more than three decades, Randall Reid has exhibited work in dozens of museums, galleries, and invitational shows across Texas and the United States. Local and regional venues include those in Abilene, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, and San Marcos, among others. National exhibitions include those in New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Little Rock, New Orleans, New York State, and Santa Fe, to name a few. Notable juried shows include the Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, the Texas National at Stephen F. Austin State University, the Valdosta National at Georgia's Valdosta State University, and the Bradley National Print & Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Resurrected Dreams: Cowboys, Aliens & Espionage Reid's work appears in various corporate and public collections, including those of the Raymond James Financial Corporation; GTE; Haynes and Boone, LLP; NFR Energy; Price Waterhouse, Dallas; Cedar Park Regional Medical Center; the Arkansas Art Center; the Austin Museum of Art; Texas State University at San Marcos; the Longview Art Museum; Texas Tech University; and New Orleans Public Service, among others. Books featuring his work include Randall Reid: Full Circle; Randall Reid: Layers of Perception; Recontextualized: Ordered Layers; and Beyond Surface.

Randall Reid received his MFA from Texas Tech University, and a BFA from Louisiana Tech University. He currently teaches at Texas State University, San Marcos, where has been a professor of art and design since 1988.


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 - 5:00pm
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

 TOM HOLLENBACK - MUTABILIS: March 23 - May 4, 2013

 JAMES R. BLAKE - RECENT PAINTINGS: February 16 - March 16, 2013

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - SELECTED WORKS FROM THE ARTIST'S ESTATE: January 12 - February 9 , 2013

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - INFINITE BLOOM: November 30, 2012 - January 5, 2013

 BOB "DADDY - O" WADE - COWGIRLS & CRITTERS: October 26 - November 24, 2012

 JOHN FRASER & OTIS JONES - RECESS & RELIEF plus NEW PAINTINGS: September 8 - October 19, 2012

 VARIOUS ARTISTS - HIGH VOLTAGE: June 23- August 4, 2012

 MARK SMITH - THE EARTH BELOW: May 5 - June 16, 2012

 JEFF MUELLER / HARMONY PADGETT - R * A * V * E * L: March 24 - April 28, 2012

 STEVE MURPHY - February 18 - March 17, 2012

 LUTHER SMITH - WHERE I LIVE:PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE NORTH TEXAS LANDSCAPE : January 14 - February 11, 2012

 ROBERT MCAN - IMPLIED LANDSCAPES: December 2, 2011 - January 7, 2012

 JOACHIM KERSTEN - OPEN SKY: October 22 - November 23, 2011

 KRIS COX - CONSTRUCTED PAINTINGS: September 10- October 15, 2011

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - HARMONY PADGETT - ALLURE: THE POWER OF SUBTLE ATTRACTION: June 25 - August 6, 2011

 DALTON MARONEY - REMOTE ACCESS: May 7 - June 11, 2011

 BERND HAUSSMANN - THE SPACE IN BETWEEN: WORKS FROM THE SERIES MOUNTAINS AND OCEANS: March 26 - April 30, 2011

 JEFF KELLAR, JAMES MARSHALL, BRIAN MOORE - EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS: February 12 - March 19, 2011

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