AN INTERLINED GULF
TERRI THORNTON AND TRAVIS LaMOTHE
SEPT 1 - SEPT 30, 2018
An Interlined Gulf is the inaugural exhibition of Closed--Languages. Featuring new works by Terri Thornton and Travis LaMothe, An Interlined Gulf engages place and its opposites. Both artists use networks of resemblance and familiarity, only to circumscribe them, to point backwards.
LaMothe's installation is at play with the gallery exterior lot, highlighting his interests in architectural supports and industrial design. Anchored by an image published in the New York Times, Thornton's installation defines the gallery's interior as place.
Terri Thornton is an artist living and working in Fort Worth, Texas where she divides her time between making art, family and her day-job as Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Thornton’s art is conceptually based with concern for visual and often spatial effect.
Thornton curated where is the power, featuring the work of Alejandro Cesarco, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Robert Kinmont, Glenn Ligon, Josiah McElheny, Cornelia Parker, Kris Pierce, Chris Powell, Fred Sandback, Valeska Soares, Richard Wentworth, and John Wilcox at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012.
Travis LaMothe is an artist and designer based in Dallas, TX. He received his M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, and has completed a fellowship at Juvenal Reis Studios in New York.
His work draws attention to the display of language, specifically how symbols and words may adorn and announce their intentions before they begin to tell.
Travis co-founded and currently serves on the board of a non-profit artist and writer residency foundation, 100 West in Corsicana, Texas. In its first 4 years it has provided studio, lodging, and professional events for dozens of artists and writers in nearly year-round programming.