contact:  tucker@wtucker-art.com

tumblr site: http://lightbeforelightbehindme.tumblr.com 

 

 

UPCOMING ...

West Austin Studio Tour  (⇐ click to view catalogue, info)

w. tucker #275 (⇐ click for my page)

May 12-13 & 19-20 / 11am-6pm

I will be opening my studio at 2108 Arpdale St. 78704

This Tour I will be visiting my past - showing older pieces that led to my current work

My work comes from an intuitive process - it is unplanned, there is no vision of the end in mind.  I work with my non-dominant (left) hand which allows me to draw in an unpracticed manner, with less fixed intention and control.


Conduit Gallery / solo show

1626 C Hi Line Dr. Dallas, TX 75207

Opening September 8, 2018

 

ONGOING ....

 


Artist statment:

The work begins unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with numerous mediums including oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink. I do the work mostly on older items that I purchase or find - such as old book covers and the pages of these books, kid's wood blocks, cabinet doors and table tops. I also work on items that I build or make - small cement pieces and standing wood or drywall/plaster boxes.

The drawings/markings are created with my non-dominant hand. The use of my left hand allows me to draw in an unpractied manner, with less fixed intention and control.

More recently the work has expanded from the 2-dimensional work to installations that include wall drawings, books and standing boxes. The wall drawings are transient, painted over when the installation is dismantled, having a beginning and an end. Books are either created or have been adapted from existing books - images are either added to the pages or pages are removed and new pages are stitched in. The boxes are an exploration of the work in 3 dimensions, of interior and exterior - a comment on what we present to the world and what we may choose to hide.

Over time I have realized that in the finished work I see aspects of our human condition - vulnerability, frailty, kindness, anger, frustration, humor, curiosity and relationship.  As well as glimpses of stories, moments, dilemmas that may represent how we approach or walk through life. 

 


     CV (selected)

Education          1982        BA, Drama, New York Universtiy, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions      

                             2018        Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (Sept. 2018)

                             2017        "all that matters is the getting back up", 

                                             Koelsch Haus, Houston, TX

                             2016        "the captain asked for a show of hands"

                                             grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX

                                            "a quiet moment", Koelsch Haus (formally

                                            Koelsch Gallery), Houston, TX

                             2015       "box, boxing, boxed", Conduit Gallery, Houston, TX

                             2014       "the day before, and the day before that", Koelsch

                                           Gallery, Houston, TX

                             2013       "the sound of a house", Koelsch Gallery,

                                           Houston, TX

                                           "if I knew I'd tell you", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                           "remix", Blackbox, Austin, TX

                             2012       "to stand in a boat that floats", School of Art and

                                           Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

                             2010       "how to draw", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                           "books on a table, lines on a wall", Koelsch Gallery,

                                            Houston, TX

                             2008       "fragile", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                            Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                             2007       "lost & found", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

Group Exhibitions    

                            2018       "Photo/Montage 12x x 12", grayDuck Gallery, Austin,

                                           TX  

                                          "Ears of Buddha", Koelsch Haus, Houston, TX

                             2017      "Sculp-chur", Dimension Gallery, Austin, TX

                                          "Cowboy", Feast Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

                             2015      "Way Kool", Koelsch Haus (formally Koelsch Gallery)

                                           Gallery) Houston, TX

                             2014      20th Anniversary Celebration, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                          Houston, TX

                                          "Longitude/Latitude", Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                             2013      Advanced Young Artist / Artist-Mentor Program,

                                          Arthouse at the Jones Center

                                          "treat yourself ...", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                             2012      "lights, camera, action", Koelsch Gallery, Houston,

                                           TX

                             2011      "from outside, in floats a music box", Conduit

                                          Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                           "America As We Feel It", Koelsch Gallery, Houston,

                                           TX

                                           "The Object of our Desire", dberman gallery,

                                           Wimberely, TX

                                           "78701 → 78676", dberman gallery, Wimberely, TX

                             2010       "10th Anniversary Group Show, dberman gallery,

                                            Austin, TX

                                            Museo de Arte Moderno, Truijillo, Peru - through

                                            G Gallery, Houston, TX

                                            "Ouinceanera! show", Koelsch Gallery, Houston,

                                            TX

                             2009       "zoo of eight", Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                           "drawn (not quartered), dberman gallery, Austin,

                                           TX

                                           "The Story Lies Within", Koelsch Gallery, Houston,

                                           TX

                             2008      "What is my line?", 4-person exhibit, McMurtrey

                                           Gallery, Houston, TX (Courtesy of Koelsch Gallery)

                                           Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (Art Fair),

                                           through Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

                             2007      flow fair, Miami Invitational, Miami, FL, through

                                           Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

                                           "animales", Koelsch Galery, Houston, TX

 

     Publications / Awards       

                    2012-2013    Austin Critics Table Awards

                                                Artist of the Year:  W. Tucker, "to stand in a boat

                                                that floats", Texas State University Galleries

 

                                               Work of Art: Installation (tie)

                                          W. Tucker: "to stand in a boat that floats",

                                          Texas State Universtiy Galleries

                                          Beili Lui: "Amass", Texas State University 

                                          Galleries

 

                            2012       New American Paintings, No. 102, West Issue/

                                          Juror: Bill Arning, Director - Contemporary Arts

                                          Museum, Houston, TX

                            2006     New American Paintings, No. 67, Juror: Tumelo

                                          Mosaka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,

                                          Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

           Resicency  2008      

                                          Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL