Bivins Gallery in Dallas to present a solo exhibition by Mary Hull Webster at the 2018 Dallas Art Fair.
We all conjure stories about what it is like to be alive. Some are ephemeral, others are cultural mythologies or personal dreams that we hold closely for decades and do not divulge to anyone. Mary Hull Webster's art ranges far and wide across myriad media as she weaves subtle allusions to technology, mysticism and spirituality, literature, film, theater, and the nightly news. She says the titles are important. Maybe Hive has to do with unified consciousness or the intelligence of crowd sourcing—or suddenly illuminates forgotten memories in the viewer's own mind. Novella layers multiple scenes together as if it's a play or the chapters of a book reduced to a single page.
Webster's exceptional works for the Dallas Art Fair tell stories that saturate the space with light, beauty and color punctuated by her own sound. Steel, wood, sewn silk, plastics, and found objects are stacked together on the floor in sculptural assemblies that emit their own light and sound. Light boxes on the walls illuminate abstracted images on film that seem to suggest our cultural dynamic.
The Dallas Art Fair
In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries. Thoughtfully curated exhibitions and innovative programming encourage lively conversations in a robust and rapidly growing arts community.
Located on the ground floor of 300 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Bivins Gallery opened in late January 2017 to showcase modern and postwar contemporary art. The shared vision of Karen and Michael Bivins, Bivins Gallery represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists.
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