Texas Wesleyan Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 11, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 18, 1970 Page: 4 of 6
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Art Museum Features Area Artists
In S/SW (Younger American Artists)
by Meredith Cage
Rambler Amusement Writer
Currently on view at the Fort
Worth Art Center is the S/SW
(Younger American Artists) ex-
hibit. This show is a unique col-
lection of the work of younK art-
ists from this area. It is merely
the first in a greater project de-
signed to provide lesser-know®
artists with a place and a chance
to exhibit their work.
Future shows will focus on the
work of one artist, or two, or
again maybe ten.
If the current show could be
characterized by any one pre-
vailing feature, it would perhaps
be the great diversity of tech-
niques employed and media used.
Take Richard Mock's various
"Untitled" works. One piece is
composed of rubber latex on a
nylon net, draped on the wall,
and secured to the floor. He util-
izes a variety of materials, from
unidentifiable debris to laminat-
,:<• ed> plastics in building the 'ab-
"Pulsar" by Gene Owens is
really a gas. The word 'pulsar'
will be recognized by astronomy
buffs as the name given to dying
stars; stars which seem to pulse
over a period of time, giving
varying intensities of light, signi-
fying to the astronomer their
<2ying state.'3'Pulsar" is a con-
. struction made of white boat
sail Dacron, taking 'on a box-
• shape. The work is suspended
from the ceiling, a light is inside
it which is cyclically programed
to turn on, and then grow with
ever increasing intensity, until
it becomes white-hot. It turns
off suddenly, and then a faint red
glow appears through the sail-
cloth sides, comparable to the
burning of a fire, and the after
glow of the coals.
You might, call Robert Gordy's
work surrealist, but probably
not. His human forms are simple,
pale and round. The colors are
subdued, with browns, tilacks,
and grays, contrasted with pinks
and yellows. The paintings are
intricate and patterned — like
"Boxville Tangle No. 4" They're
sort of mysterious, and slightly
Bill Wiman paints portraif-
like; realistic yet very weird. He
has a photograph effect that is
not really because of the murky
greens and grays, set off with a
vivid brilliant background. Think
of the reflections you see in a
curved mirror and you can see
Wiman's people. "Girl Taking a
Step," presents the present mo-
ment by showing the merger of
a form's future with its past.
Vernon Fisher paints clouds—
like clouds. Rainbow colors set
off with faint black lines create
'a patterned, atmospheric aura.
They're like looking up and see-
ing a swirling-mass of vivid sun-
sets and clouds intermixed.
Robert Wade was one of my
favorites. He paints little bal-
loon-like bundles against blurred,
dimly-bright backgrounds, of
stripes and spots. The paintings'
names are as colorful as they
"Little Transcendental Num-
bers" (and they really look like
'numbers') and "Kamikaze Ween-
ies" are a couple of the more not-
able names. The "weenies" and
numbers" float freely on the
rat canvas, like tiny dirigibles
against a rainbow sky.
.Juergen Strunck does prints
on clear vinyl, and suspends
them on the ceiling where their
full-prismatic beauty may be en-
joyed. The best thing about them
is that they're beautiful.
John gjlalpin's hodge-podge of
murky colors is a froe, loose,
^spirited blend of acrylic and la-
tex on canvas, as characterized
by one of his "untitled" 's, a mur-
ky diamond-shaped oil on can-
John Roche is well known for
his "Mama Pots." They are lo-
cated strategically about the mu-
seum, kind of hideous-beautiful
works of clay, epoxy and paint.
"Arrowhead MarinM* and "Stoic
Mama After Being Spotted" are
erect, mammalian-like works in
fleshy pink, with irredesceht ar-
teries and spots.
Barry Buxkamper's cq\V fet-
ish provides one of the most en-
ness, the cowpattie prints such
as "Cowpattie Caught in Kan-
sas" (bullets zinging through a
rather fresh-looking dry-bob)
and "Cowpattie Caught in Kan-
sas Territory" (a strung-up c.p )
are two of the most delightful.
Progress to the cows. They are
beautiful, blue-black bovines,
either stuffed, and projecting
thrce-dlmensionally out of the
canvas, or relegated to length
and width, poking their almost
photographic-like faces out of
Remember the cowboy pajam-
as you wore as a child? "Rose
of the Cimmaron" lies on a bed,
covered with a bedspread made
of the cowboy-covered fabric..
Rose herself strangely Weeds
from two realistic bullet holes
in her head.
The exhibition will continue
through Dec! 6. It's one of the •
best the FWAC has had in a long
Contest Begun For
joy;H»y parts of the show. Wit- » time.»
Aspirng filmmakers will once
again have a chance to test their
ingenuity and inventiveness with
The newly-formed Internation-
al Experimental Film Society is
presenting its first annual fjlm
festival at Canisius College in
Buffalo, New York, Feb. 11-13.
The Society is aimed at stim-
ulating the creative talents of
the fledgling filmmaker and aid-
ing him in his debut into the
world of the big guys.
Bruce Powers, President of the
Society, stated!, "The Festival's
award system is deliberately
angled toward the beginner film-
maker in order to encourage him
with . . . prize money and
equipment, to make films reg-
The Society is offering a spec-
ial award for the best of the
films entered by filmmakers who
are submitting their work to a
competitive festival for the first
time. A Bolex H-16M ;• -rr
tion picture camera v. -;
Cinor 85-2 lens will h<
The Society will ah-,
written evaluation of
films entered in order u, •
filmmaker a beneficial
of his work. A pane! of -
"onal, commercial and in*-;
ent filmmakers will
Categories of competition ur
Dramatic, Documentary :r i Fr
Form. First prize in each cat---.
g?>ry is Sl(Jti The best-c.T-f..*.
ival film award is $250. Thcr-
also a special merit award c;
$75 for technical or aeu.». •
Deadline for the entri,-
Dec. 21, and for film yn.-. ja,-
4. Entry blanks are available
writing to The Internationa; Ex-
perimental Film Festival, Car.
iu<i College, 2001 Main S>- •
Buffalo, New York 14208.
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