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Photo courtesy of Jay Wilkinson

Fort Works Art will present the much anticipated first ever solo exhibition by local artist, Jay Wilkinson. Entitled, "Everyone Poops," this show is comprised of over 20 original oil paintings that have been described by the artist as a series of “indirect portraits.”

Painted in Wilkinson’s distinctive style, a striking collision between realistic figurative painting and abstract composition, each painting is based on an unstaged photograph from a family member or friend. Wilkinson’s work is both gentle and haunting and reveals the human dynamics that exist in all of our lives.

A product of divorce, Wilkinson elicits the raw human emotion that shows up in our worlds when “everything is fine.” Balancing humor, tragedy, rebirth and beauty these works will resonate with the viewer the understanding of the complexities that exist for us all. This intensity of the artist is counterbalanced with the lighthearted nature of the exhibition’s title, which is based on the book read to him as a small boy by his mother. Wilkinson’s bold depictions bring this juxtaposition to the forefront and allow the viewer to enter the works and experience the emotional complexities that exist within them.

The exhibit will be on display through June 28-July 29.

Fort Works Art will present the much anticipated first ever solo exhibition by local artist, Jay Wilkinson. Entitled, "Everyone Poops," this show is comprised of over 20 original oil paintings that have been described by the artist as a series of “indirect portraits.”

Painted in Wilkinson’s distinctive style, a striking collision between realistic figurative painting and abstract composition, each painting is based on an unstaged photograph from a family member or friend. Wilkinson’s work is both gentle and haunting and reveals the human dynamics that exist in all of our lives.

A product of divorce, Wilkinson elicits the raw human emotion that shows up in our worlds when “everything is fine.” Balancing humor, tragedy, rebirth and beauty these works will resonate with the viewer the understanding of the complexities that exist for us all. This intensity of the artist is counterbalanced with the lighthearted nature of the exhibition’s title, which is based on the book read to him as a small boy by his mother. Wilkinson’s bold depictions bring this juxtaposition to the forefront and allow the viewer to enter the works and experience the emotional complexities that exist within them.

The exhibit will be on display through June 28-July 29.

Fort Works Art will present the much anticipated first ever solo exhibition by local artist, Jay Wilkinson. Entitled, "Everyone Poops," this show is comprised of over 20 original oil paintings that have been described by the artist as a series of “indirect portraits.”

Painted in Wilkinson’s distinctive style, a striking collision between realistic figurative painting and abstract composition, each painting is based on an unstaged photograph from a family member or friend. Wilkinson’s work is both gentle and haunting and reveals the human dynamics that exist in all of our lives.

A product of divorce, Wilkinson elicits the raw human emotion that shows up in our worlds when “everything is fine.” Balancing humor, tragedy, rebirth and beauty these works will resonate with the viewer the understanding of the complexities that exist for us all. This intensity of the artist is counterbalanced with the lighthearted nature of the exhibition’s title, which is based on the book read to him as a small boy by his mother. Wilkinson’s bold depictions bring this juxtaposition to the forefront and allow the viewer to enter the works and experience the emotional complexities that exist within them.

The exhibit will be on display through June 28-July 29.

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Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.fortworksart.com/thumbnails-upcoming/2017/5/11/jay-wilkinson

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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