Biggs & Collings, Commanded, 2013, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Suspicious UtopiasBiggs & Collings
March 23 - May 11, 2013
Opening reception Spring Gallery Night, Saturday March 23, 6 – 8 pm
In a joint enterprise, Biggs and Collings create autonomous abstract paintings that take their place in a modernist tradition going back 100 years, inflected by a conceptual practice that challenges an absolute reading. For their exhibition at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts the artists stage an inquiry into what it might mean for art to be its own thing in an age of suspicion. The installation, with its wall text, jewel-like oil paintings, and collage of gray surfaces both depicted and actual, amounts to a tournament of color, conflict, abstraction, disappearance and redaction, in which Biggs and Collings throw punches in an argument with post-post modernism.
HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 5 pm