Stephen Daly

Drawings & Sculpture

October 18 - November 29, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 6 - 8 p.m.



Stephen Daly
Controller, 2008

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


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.


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
Saturday 11am-4pm
and by appointment

Please contact Pam or Bill Campbell at or at 817-737-9566 for more information.

Previous Exhibitions

 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


 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

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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
Gallery One Frames
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday