Slideshow: Transmission at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts highlights the progress of TCU’s Master of Fine Arts degree students each year through an exhibition called Transmission.

Transmission, which opened on January 18, displays the work of nine current MFA students who study studio art with optional concentrations in sculpture or painting. The exhibition features a variety of methods used in contemporary art.

Bradly Brown’s pieces, “Attention Retention” and “Purification Station” certainly stood out, as they exposed his sculpture focus in the MFA program. “Attention Retention,” composed of mere fans and beach balls, steals the attention of viewers as they are left to admire the phenomena of physics, whilst watching the beach balls floating in a loop of air.

The Art Galleries at TCU exhibit the work done by MFA students. Lectures, panels, discussions, and extensive series of exhibitions are featured in two galleries – Moudy Gallery and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. The latter of the two is usually reserved for bigger names and receives more recognition, even national and international, says Christina Rees, director and curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. Rees also says that the opportunity for MFA students to be featured in this building is quite the perk, as it allows an opportunity for the general public and DFW community to engage with the students’ work.

Transmission, in its 4th year, has been well-received, with positive reviews from the Fort Worth Star Telegram and D Magazine.

Admission to the Transmission exhibition is free, and it will continue until March 9. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m.



Transmission, Jan 18-Mar 9.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, 2900 W Berry St, Fort Worth.