Now showing at KHFA

Dontrius Williams: Flowers While You're Here
Delaney Allen: Altars

June 22–July 27, 2024
Opening reception June 22 from 5-7 pm
Artists in attendance

Flowers While You're Here by Dontrius Williams is a collection of film photographs celebrating culture and fellowship within the community, documenting the present times for future reference through portraiture and candid street photography. All images are hand developed and printed in the darkroom using various black and white film stocks.

Dontrius Williams is a film photographer living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. Much of his work documents people, street scenes and unique situations through a variety of analog cameras and processes. He is a visual historian exploring and capturing the beauty of the here and now, often depicting people, places and residential artists that have energized the contemporary scene in Fort Worth. He captures raw situations alongside beautiful portraits that tell of a city's large demographic and community.

Dontrius Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, 2023, silver gelatin print, 16" x 20"

Altars by Delaney Allen invites viewers to experience nature as a series of divine, god-like spaces. Through his unique vision, Allen transforms ordinary landscapes into mystical sanctuaries, elevating naturally occurring moments and formations to the status of spiritual altars. Allen's work encourages a deeper connection to the environment, prompting viewers to find the sacred in the everyday and to appreciate the inherent beauty of our surroundings. This exhibition promises to be a transformative experience, blending art and nature in a celebration of the divine.

Delaney Allen is an American photographer whose work employs the use of self-portraiture, still life and landscape, constructing an individualized path as the collections intersect in storytelling. Drawing inspiration from painting and sculpture, and creating a unique, photographic language, Allen has been widely exhibited and published nationally and internationally. He holds a BFA in media arts from the University of Texas in Arlington (2003) and an MFA in visual studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2010).

Left: Delaney Allen, White Sands No. 6, 2023, edition of 3, 24" x 36". Right: Delaney Allen, White Sands No. 3, 2023, edition of 3, 24" x 36"
Delaney Allen, Cape Perpetua No. 8, 2019, edition of 5, 20" x 28"
Dontrius Williams, Charles Gray, New York, 2022, silver gelatin print, 5" x 7"