William Campbell Gallery now representing contemporary artist Howard Sherman
Fort Worth’s William Campbell Gallery is newly representing the contemporary artist Howard Sherman.
The gallery will host Sherman’s solo debut exhibition this spring and summer. Opening reception is 4-8 p.m. June 17. The exhibition will run through Aug. 5 at the gallery’s new location on Foch Street.
“A pioneer among a new generation of contemporary painters in the Texas art world, as well as internationally, Sherman’s canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning along with a sense of humor, offset by the raw power of gestural paint strokes, medleys of geometric forms and the ephemeral quality of his assemblages, which the artist punctuates with geometric forms and ambiguous portraits,” William Campbell said in a release.
“Playing with structure and materials, melding paper, canvas, paints, and bright spray paint in unconventional and energetic ways, Sherman’s work showcases his ability to navigate with agility between abstraction and figuration.”
Anne Kelly Lewis, William Campbell’s new gallery director, says, “I have been a longtime admirer of Sherman’s work. I first encountered it years ago in the book Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary, which I continue to use as a reference tool frequently when examining contemporary art. His lively abstractions are enigmatic, layered and thought-provoking. They invite the viewer into layered domains that entice the mind.”
Sherman most recently exhibited at Galerie Kremers in Berlin, and Roaster’s Gallery in Marfa, William Campbell said. Sherman is featured in numerous museum collections and is on permanent display at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
His 2013 painting “Sportsmanship is for Suckers” is on the cover of the art history book Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary, by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards.