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Arts Fort Worth presents Barron Wortham: "Lingering in the liminal, lord have mercy and lift the veil" opening reception

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Barron Wortham

As our society and technological reach grow, we grow ever more distant from each other, more distracted from the world. In this age of mass distraction, as the needs and sufferings of our fellow man have shifted from being our duty to none of our concern, we have become indifferent to the things that merely matter. We are solely captivated by our need for constant satisfaction, we know no peace. Trapped in a joyless pursuit of pleasure, becoming increasingly susceptible to our specific addictions, ranging from status, money, substances, technology, and in many cases pain.

Barron Wortham is not looking from a higher platform speaking on the flaws of man as if she am above them and in fact, she knows she is not. Her point of view is from the ground level and her paintings have a bit of mud in them, they are her attempt to understand and explain the existential issues man experiences as she personally comes across them. Or perhaps they are her attempt to cope with them. Sometimes she wonders if she oversteps, how can it even be her place to speak on human existence? But what else is the role of an artist than to highlight the ways in which we are all flawed, faulty, and afraid?

The exhibition will remain on display through February 17.

As our society and technological reach grow, we grow ever more distant from each other, more distracted from the world. In this age of mass distraction, as the needs and sufferings of our fellow man have shifted from being our duty to none of our concern, we have become indifferent to the things that merely matter. We are solely captivated by our need for constant satisfaction, we know no peace. Trapped in a joyless pursuit of pleasure, becoming increasingly susceptible to our specific addictions, ranging from status, money, substances, technology, and in many cases pain.

Barron Wortham is not looking from a higher platform speaking on the flaws of man as if she am above them and in fact, she knows she is not. Her point of view is from the ground level and her paintings have a bit of mud in them, they are her attempt to understand and explain the existential issues man experiences as she personally comes across them. Or perhaps they are her attempt to cope with them. Sometimes she wonders if she oversteps, how can it even be her place to speak on human existence? But what else is the role of an artist than to highlight the ways in which we are all flawed, faulty, and afraid?

The exhibition will remain on display through February 17.

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WHERE

Arts Fort Worth
1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://www.artsfortworth.org/exhibitions

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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