“EIGHT” represents the work of local, regional, and national artists, including Charis Ammon,
Lauren Hana Chai, Alicia Eggert, Nathaniel Evans, Mariell Guzman, Jessica McClendon, and Melissa Mohammadi.
The artists featured in “EIGHT” transform their blank canvases – whether that be linen, paper, yupo, or the landscape – into rhythmic, gestural works that
express a curiosity of self, time, and place. Through a narrative exploration of the personification of inanimate objects, Charis Ammon’s paintings consider
the way in which borders and portals affect proprietorship. Her window blinds, fences, and walls bring about questions regarding one’s relationship with
the “inside and outside world.” Lauren Hana Chai creates work using unconventional methodologies that include mixed media and oil on a variety of matrixes
that reference her multicultural Eastern / Western upbringing. Her work reflects her own identity, as well as addresses taboo, feminism, sexuality, violation,
and oppression. While using time and language as artistic materials, Alicia Eggert investigates the notion of absence and presence through an exploration
of cycles, time, and weather. Her work questions the way one understands the past, present, and future in combination with the way one relates her or himself
to time and experience.
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St