|Works by Lily Hanson | Brad Tucker
February 18-March 25, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, February 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Artists will be in attendance
Kirk Hopper Fine Art is pleased to feature a two-person exhibit featuring artists Lily Hanson (Dallas) and Brad Tucker (Austin). Hanson and Tucker are distinct artists yet share the same level of sagaciousness and intuitiveness in their work. At a glance both artists invoke a playful facility, however, if the viewer looks long enough, they'll discover a certain spiritual intention.
Through shape, color and texture, artworks featured in this exhibit flirt with the viewer's senses; appealing to each's own familiarity and comforts. Keenly, utilizing lines and contours, Hanson's and Tucker's artwork at times mimic utilitarian objects that seem domestic yet foreign. These works are at times tightly crafted, yet crude. They're presented with a sprightly purpose. In times of distress and turmoil, these works present an amorous disposition, serving as mood stabilizers for the soul.
Lily Hanson grew up in New Hampshire. She received her B.A. at Hampshire College in 1995 after majoring in sculpture. She moved to Dallas in 1998 to attend SMU and received a M.F.A. in sculpture there in 2000. She has had a studio in Dallas ever since. Hanson received the Dozier Travel Grant from the DMA in 2007. Her work has been exhibited at the Conduit Gallery, And/Or Gallery, Re Gallery, and Central Track in Dallas. She participated in the first Texas Biennial in Austin, and has shown at the Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston. She currently teaches sculpture at SMU and is a private chef, and has a studio in East Dallas at the Shamrock Studios.
Brad Tucker lives and works in Austin. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton, and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. From 1999-2000 he was an artist resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Tucker has exhibited and performed internationally, with solo exhibitions at Inman Gallery, Houston; Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Tex.; Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles; the Suburban, Oak Park, Ill., and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, N.Y. Recent and notable group exhibitions include XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Calif.; More Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; The Fuzzy Set, LA-ART, Los Angeles, Calif., Drive Friendly, Ibid Gallery, London, UK; Treble, Sculpture Center, New York City, N.Y.; and Some New Minds, PS1, New York City, N.Y.
Lily Hanson, untitled, mixed media
Brad Tucker, Lower Forty-Nine, mixed media