The first exhibition under the AMA's new Director Anne Allen, Within
Sight brings the Museum's mission to celebrate and showcase
contemporary Texas art to focus on established artists living and
working in the immediate community. This invitational exhibition is not inclusive of all Arlington
artists, but is rather an in-depth look at a cross section of
Arlington artists whose studio practice and teaching are influential
at the local, state and national level.
Artists in Within Sight are:
Julia Franklin - Large and small-scale sculptures that use women's shoes as a
departure point for exploring gender roles.
Benito Huerta - Large canvases and monoprints whose imagery borrows equally from high
and low culture.
David Keens - Large, free-standing blown and slumped glass sculptures that
reference the human figure and natural forms.
Dick Lane - Black and white photographs of birds, bones and other specimens that address the
nature of collecting.
Leighton McWilliams - Color and black and white photographs and shadow box sculptures that deal with nostalgia, power and beauty.
Celia Munoz - Installations on contemporary social and cultural themes that combine
photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Andrew Ortiz - Large IRIS prints that explore cultural and personal identity.
Nancy Palmeri - Narrative wood cut prints from an ongoing series that brings to life
a 1400 Century Italian historical novel Boccaccio's Decameron.
Nicholas Wood - Wooden wall sculptures that combine complexly painted surfaces and
simple geometric forms.
Running concurrently with the exhibition will be the Museum's spring
lecture series, Contemporary Texas Photographers. The lecture series
showcases the talents of the f.8 photography group, and is organized
by f.8 founder/Christopher Blay and the AMA's Program Coordinator
Rachel Bounds. Each informal lecture begins with a 30-minute
reception with light refreshments, followed by the artist's
presentation and discussion of their work. Each program concludes
with 10 to 15 minutes of question and answer time with the artist.