T R A C E S
FORT WORKS ART is pleased to announce “TRACES”, Fort Worth artist Hillary Dohoney’s return for a second solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition will run from November 14th, 2018 - December 8, 2018, with an artist reception on Saturday, November 17th. TRACES will feature over 20 oil paintings on linen and panel that showcase familiar seascapes as well has her new light and shadow portrayals. Painted as a response to her move to live and work in Paris, this exhibition welcomes the viewer into Dohoney’s ongoing experiences in her new surroundings. While wandering along the Rue du Trésor
in Paris’ famed Le Marais district, Dohoney immersed herself in the everyday occurrences that seemingly go unnoticed by society at large. Sun-dappled streets layered with shadows and items left behind by busy travelers are a reminder of the importance to stop and find beauty in fleeting moments in time.
Using her signature trompe l’oeil technique, Dohoney is able to render her powerful observations and connections to her new city with masterful strokes of paint. With this exhibition, she began working from reference photographs in which she transforms shadows and objects into her own imagined landscape.
In announcing Traces, FWA owner and curator Lauren Childs stated, "Watching Hillary’s growth as an artist from her very early stages to the present cannot be quantified. her ability and commitment to work a series is focused and clear. In this latest body of work we will see the shift in how they tie into her previous exhibition, Adrift.”
Hillary Dohoney is from Fort Worth, Texas and currently based in Paris, France. She has a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Trinity University where she received Trinity University's Excellence in Art Award upon graduation. Dohoney has been a finalist in the prestigious Hunting Art Prize. Conversant in French, she studied abroad in Paris where she was a docent at the Musée d’Orsay and an official copyist of the Louvre. Mainly working in oils, she takes the classical approach of trompe l’œil to render unconventional entities. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, Miami, Arkansas, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Traces will be paired with the exhibition ‘Self Timer’, featuring Dallas-based artist Jessica McClendon’s first solo show with Fort Work’s Art gallery.
Fort Works Art (2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107)
November 14 - December 8, 2018
Open To Public Reception: November 17, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Opening Party: November 17, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Music: Ronnie Heart