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Monday, March 7, 2011

Rene Muhl featured in Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Hours: M-F 9AM - 5PM; SAT 10AM - 5PM
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March 4 - April 23, 2011 in the Focus Gallery Two

The sculptures of Rene Muhl (adjunct in sculpture at UNT) range from installations to individual works of art. Whether site specific or autonomous, the sculptures address connectedness. Connectedness or entwinement is to make contact or come together. Muhl is interested in experiences that connect us as human beings to each other and the environment. Some of her sculptures involve collaboration with community members who share a common interest, while other sculptures reflect how connected and entwined we are with the environment.

In earlier centuries women came together as a community to work and socialize. They often gathered to work collectively in creating quilts, each contributing scraps of cloth with their own history to create a quilt that might depict a story or have repeated patterns. Muhl co-opts the idea by utilizing communally assembled puzzles with a woven framework. Communities of women piece puzzles together. She then deconstructs the puzzles and weaves them together with wire creating snapshots of images that form a new pattern and a new visual experience.

Reception for the Artist on March 26, 2011, 6 - 9PM

Focus Gallery Exhibitions are presented by the Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The mission of the EAP is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.