Upcoming Exhibitions

more or Less: Una Retrospectiva

Nov 12, 2022 | 217 foch st


Opening Reception:
November 12th | 6PM to 8PM

This exhibition is Part 1 of a retrospective exhibition, presenting work created between 1975 and 2022. The second exhibition Más O Menos: A Retrospective opens at the Latino Cultural Center in January 2023. The works exhibited at each venue will be unique to that venue and are to be seen as one to better understand the various works included in each of these exhibitions. The work will track the non-linear evolution of the artist’s oeuvre over the course of nearly 50 years. Topics have run the gamut from the political to satire, economics, to social issues intertwining pop culture, Mexican cultural motifs, art and musical references and other influences creating a visual gumbo.

The title of the exhibition plays with the irreverent mixture of conversational English and Spanish otherwise known as Spanglish.  

Billy Hassell

I chose this title because this exhibit is all about places, or details of places, that have personal significance to me,” says Hassell

Nov 12, 2022 | 4935 byers ave

Opening Reception:
November 12th | 6PM to 8PM

Each of these places is a “kind of locus, a place observed with intense concentration, and usually involved a personal experience.” All of these paintings started out with a sketch or a watercolor, made on site, with the intention of recording, not so much the landscape, but a visual interpretation of the experience of being there. The show has to do with travel and the mapping out of distances but also with observing and bearing witness. Many of these paintings are of places that are protected, at least marginally, existing either within the borders of a national park, state park or natural area. All are at risk of being encroached upon either for resources or for development. Over the years, Billy Hassell has had the opportunity to partner with a number of large and small regional and national conservation-related organizations, including the Texas Nature Conservancy and Audubon Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Friends of Fort Worth Nature Center and the Big Bend Conservancy.