Art exhibits to check out this August
LONESOME DOVE, THE MINISERIES: DRAMATIC PHOTOGRAPHS BY BILL WITTLIFF
The Southlake Historical Society’s annual Town Hall summer exhibit features 50 photographs taken by Bill Wittliff while he served as executive producer of the “Lonesome Dove” miniseries. Based on Larry McMurtry’s classic saga and adapted for television by Wittliff, the miniseries was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards. The exhibit is on display in Southlake Town Hall.
Where: Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake
When: Through Aug. 19
JAMMIE HOLMES: MAKE THE REVOLUTION IRRESISTIBLE
This exhibit marks a milestone for Holmes, as his first solo museum show. Holmes creates emotion-filled paintings that highlight the visual and conceptual significance of the Black figure. His works explore themes of masculinity, mourning, childhood and race. The exhibition pieces range from early to recent works and include the 2019 painting “Box Fan Heroes,” which gained national attention.
Where: The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth
When: Aug. 11 through Nov. 26
10th ANNUAL TEXAS JURIED EXHIBITION
Select artists will showcase contemporary 2D and 3D artwork as part of this exhibition. The three jurors who chose the pieces for display include Vicki Meek, the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year; Clare Milliken, assistant curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Luis Purón, executive director of the Rockport Center for the Arts. The artist who wins best in show will receive a cash prize and a chance to exhibit at Artspace111 during the 2023-24 season. Artspace111 will host an online showcase featuring more entries following the exhibition.
Where: Artspace111, 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth
When: Through Aug. 26
ARTHUR DOVE: MINIATURE LABORATORIES
The Amon Carter Museum digs primarily into its own collection for this exhibit, which features a selection of works from the last years of Dove’s life (1940-46). Health issues limited Dove but didn’t deter him from pursuing his art while confined to his home and the surrounding area in Long Island, New York. The hundreds of works he created during that time were done on paper and used different mediums and techniques. With this exhibit, the Carter’s conservation team shares new insights on Dove’s creative process.
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
When: Through Aug. 27