In 1974, while a roadie for a music touring company, Watt Casey Jr began photographing the famous and not yet famous musicians of American music genres of rock-and-roll, blues, country, and folk. Throughout his life he has photographed now iconic artists on and off stage including: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Fleetwood Mac, Muddy Waters, BB King, Steve Miller, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and many others. This exhibit features those captured by Casey’s lens over the last five decades.
Showtime is made possible by the generous support of Bob Brittingham and Louann George, John R. Caldwell, Watt and Dosia Casey, Holly and Jason Cauble, Susie and Joe Clack, Charles and Kate Ferguson, Mariana Green and Dan Searight, Chris and Leanna Frasier, Gail and Raymond Harrison, Susie and Clark Gregg, The Helen K. Groves Fund, Joe Hargrove, Jeff and Susan Jones, Pati and K.C. Jones, Pati and Bill Meadows – TLR Ranch, Betsy and Chuck Senter, Nesa Smith Morelock, Open Nine Music, Karen and Thomas B. Reynolds, Winifred Y. Waller, and Bill Wright.
SOUND ADVICE- BEATS AND OTHER BITS
Joel Sampson combines technology, visual art, music, and design to create works of art that remind viewers they are witness to a one-man band...minus the man. Fun, whimsical, annoying, clever, loud, and ingenious are words that describe the finished works. Sampson hand builds and programs his “electro-mechanical sound art” that combines solenoids, LED lights, wires, found objects, and microcomputers. Stimulating multiple senses, these fascinating objects leave a lasting impression on viewers.
The 2017 Cell Series is made possible by the generous support of Susie and Joe Clack, Amy and Patrick Kelly, McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, and Kathy Webster in Memory of Charles H. Webster.
Works from the Rockwell Museum and Texas Christian University
During the mid-1980s American Pop artist Andy Warhol created a series of prints depicting American West icons such as Annie Oakley, General George Custer, John Wayne, and Geronimo. As with his other works, true historical roles and facts are of less importance than his commentary on how American society creates and consumes icons and myths. This suite by Warhol is on loan from the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY.
A selection of Warhol Polaroids on loan from Texas Christian University will complement the prints. Warhol used the immediate media of Polaroid and still photography as a documenting tool, preparatory tool, and finished product for paintings and prints.
Warhol: Cowboys - Indians - Polaroids is made possible by the generous support of Suzanne and Patrick McGee.