Contemporary Art

Getting to Know You

'Getting to Know You #1'
‘Getting to Know You #1’

Terri Thornton’s Getting To Know You opens tonight at The Reading Room. This exhibition of drawings and related material will explore the idea of how we acquire knowledge and the diverse sources, visual and textual, that we learn from. The title is taken from the musical The King and I. Tonight’s opening reception is from 6 to 9 pm, and the show will extend through April 14, 2013. There will be an artist talk Saturday, April 6 at 5 pm.

Thornton lives and works in Fort Worth where she is Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth. Thornton recently curated where is the power at TCU’s Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. Her own work has recently been shown in November House, Modern Ruin, at Brand 10 and The Old Jail Art Center/Albany. Other past exhibitions include Ether at testsite/Austin (a project of Fluent~Collaborative) and things held and never understood at Free Museum of Dallas.

Contemporary Art

Don’t Call, Just Come

Kris Pierce’s 'Missed Calls'
Kris Pierce’s ‘Missed Calls’

Tonight at The Reading Room, Kris Pierce’s Missed Calls will open with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Reading Room is located at 3715 Parry Avenue.

Using three separate phone numbers which will be posted in diverse geographic locations of the city, Pierce will output the data from the calls into one continuous scrolling printout in the gallery. The data will then be compiled into a book. The exhibition, which continues his investigation of technology and information and its influence on human behavior and quotidian activities, continues through February 2.

Kris Pierce is an artist, designer and animator who lives and works in Fort Worth where he is co-founder of the experimental art collective Homecoming! He has recently shown at Conduit Gallery‘s Project Room, Fort Worth Contemporary Artswhere is the power and Eastfield College. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is currently Art Director of video content for Funimation Entertainment.