FORT WORKS ART is pleased to announce artist Crystal Wagner’s second solo exhibition: Sublime. Wagner is a full-time interdisciplinary artist whose work builds worlds by incorporating textural materials and the natural movement of our bodies through temporary landscapes. Wagner will be creating a large-scale, site-specific installation for the gallery, sponsored by Gallery of Dreams. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 9, 2022 and will be on display until Saturday, October 15, 2022.
Wagner describes her process as “intuitive and organic”. She walks into a building and simply responds to the architecture and environment that surrounds her. Her utilization of the unique characteristics of each individual area that she works within, guides her through the creation of these new whimsical worlds. These organic structures move through the space with an artificial vibrancy reminiscent of flowers and tropical settings.
In announcing Sublime, Fort Works Art owner & curator Lauren Saba stated, “Wagner’s understanding of material and color is difficult to match, and her unique way of implementing those visions on large-scale works is what sets her apart as an artist”.
Wagner uses a hybrid approach with the use of both organic and manufactured materials.She uses materials such as chicken wire for the substrate, coupled with kite paper or picnic table covers for the finish out. These materials have traveled all over the world.They have been reused and recycled in various works across the globe. Wagner’s work is an outward expression of herself – joyful, curious, whimsical, and musical.
About the Gallery:
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.