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The Casa Mañana Gallery Presents Artwork by Nathan Porterfield and Bert Herrington

TRISTEZA – Artwork by Nathan Porterfield and Bert Herrington
The Casa Mañana Gallery Presents
November 5 – 21, 2010

Opening Reception is Friday, November 5, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.

The Casa Mañana Gallery in association with Casa Mañana Theatre continues its season with the presentation of TRISTEZA – Artwork by Nathan Porterfield and Bert Herrington. Tristeza, spanish for sadness, also refers to a virus that affects citrus trees. The art of both Nathan Porterfield and Bert Herrington explores the nature of wood and the journey from tree to product. The exhibit presents sculptural paintings that have been recycled from different environments and transplanted into the art world.

The exhibition is a collaborative between artists Nathan Porterfield and Bert Herrington. Porterfield, born and raised in Clarksville, Texas, graduated with his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Christian University. Herrington was born in Silver City, New Mexico and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California in 2000.

Porterfield’s pieces are from an initial “attempt at a departure from previous work, these pieces have created a cycle in which the peripheral support systems of the art world (crating, shipping, etc.) become not only resources, but the driving conceptual force for the work – reincarnation not only of materials but of the artworks they were intended to contain.” Herrington is interested in the “visual space between abstraction and representation” and uses “common wooden objects, a chair, a stool or ladder, to create images of their origins” in his tree paintings.

The Casa Mañana Gallery is located in the lobby of Casa Mañana Theatre in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District at 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Gallery Hours after the opening reception are an hour before each show at Casa Mañana and by appointment only. Contact Gallery Director, Simone Riford at 808-256-9632.

Exhibition and gallery events are free and open to the public.

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