“Tin Toys & Raw Realities” opens March 1st

On March 1st Tin Toys & Raw Realities opens, a solo exhibition of paintings by Ft. Worth artist John Hartley and curated by the TMA’s own Caleb Bell. In John’s words, his work combines his two passions: “making art and collecting- linking the past, present and future through inanimate objects, memories and relationships. Figures are dramatically lit, some intentionally blurred to obscure positive identification, yet remaining vaguely familiar.” Here are some of the paintings you will see in this exhibition:

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Batman, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.

 

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Military Cycle No. 2, 2008. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

 

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Briefing the Troops, 2012. Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches.

 

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Flying Tin Tub, 2013. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.

 

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Champion, 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

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About TMA Education Station

Hi! I'm Derek Frazier, the Interpretation Manager/Education Coordinator at the Tyler Museum of Art, a fully accredited fine arts museum in East Texas. Please let me know if you have any questions about the museum, what our education department does, or if you just want to talk about art. It's what we do!
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