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Stephen Daly: Drawings & Sculpture, an exhibition featuring
works by Texas artist Stephen Daly, will be on display October 18-November 29,
2008, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held
Saturday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This solo show will present a selection of Daly's most recent
sculptures and drawings, including a large three-dimensional piece titled
Controller, a new series of smaller bronze sculptures, and a group of drawings
created during the artist's three-month residency at Barcelona's Can Serrat
International Art Center in 2008.
Daly's concentration on both two- and three-dimensional
artwork illuminates his fascination with elements intrinsic in each medium,
and explores how he can connect with viewers using those elements. He remarks:
"I enjoy the static, deliberate nature of sculpture and its existence in the
same space as that of the viewer. Conversely, the gesture, immediacy, and
atmosphere possible in drawing can accomplish much that the discrete object
cannot." In some instances, Daly combines the two mediums to create a more
complex visual landscape, as well as additional avenues for audiences to
access the work.
Daly displays an ongoing interest in communication-whether
with words, images, or a hybrid of both. "[My] content usually deals with how
we communicate (or don't)I think we talk a lot, but wonder about what is
[actually] communicated," explains the artist. By commingling various
individual shapes, lines, colors, and textures, Daly assembles an atmosphere
of broad recognition. The stylized visual elements conjure up a sense of
familiarity that resonates with viewers, allowing for personal interpretation
and appreciation of the work. Daly feels that if he can create memorable art,
then he has communicated successfully with his audience.
Channeling Nature, 2007
30.25 x 44.5 inches
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Stephen Daly taught art at the University of Texas in Austin
for more than 25 years, and in 2007 became professor emeritus there. Widely
acclaimed throughout Texas, his work has been exhibited at such venues as the
Amarillo Art Center, the Art Center in Waco, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
in San Antonio, the Galveston Arts Center, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts,
and the McNay Art Museum. He has been exhibiting at William Campbell
Contemporary Art since 1985. Nationally, Daly has shown at galleries in
New York, Chicago, Denver, and California, and internationally in Budapest,
Havana, and Florence (Italy). In 2002, the Polytechnic University in Valencia,
Spain, mounted a retrospective exhibition of his work.
Daly has received numerous awards, among them the Grace Hill
Milam Centennial Fellowship in Fine Arts from the University of Texas, the
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in Sculpture, and the prestigious Prix de Rome.
Most recently, in 2008, he was selected as a finalist for the coveted Hunting
Art Prize. Daly's work appears in many collections, including those of Texas
A&M, the Arkansas Art Center, Oakland Art Museum, McNay Art Museum, Jack S.
Blanton Museum of Art, and the American Academy in Rome.
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.
Tuesday through Friday 10am-5:30pm
and by appointment
Please contact Pam or Bill Campbell at
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