Tales from the Misty Fields
Where: Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN
110 N. Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201
When: November 21 – January 9, 2015-16
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7-10pm
Contact: Jordan Roth, 214-803-9575 – firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Dallas, TX) Ro2 Art is pleased to present Belgian artist Peggy Wauters in her solo exhibition, Tales from the Misty Fields. For the Dallas exhibition, the artist presents more than 170 paintings on view in an intimate space within the gallery. These small paintings are presented in vignettes that may be read as narratives; however intriguing by themselves. Tales from the Misty Fields will be on view at Ro2 Art from November 21, 2015 to January 9, 2016. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, held Saturday, November 21, from 7 to 10pm.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Peggy Wauters graduated in Monumental Arts from the Royal Academie of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. She has also studied Plastic Arts at The Institute of Technical Education as well as Ornament & Crafts at The Academie of Fine Arts in Aalst, Belgium. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Belgium and in Thailand, and has been included in exhibitions around the world.
Peggy Wauters creates humanoid forms that bespeak extreme experience. From physical mutation and disintegration to the evocation of profound psychological states. Wauters' drawings, paintings, and sculptures are an art of provocation and contemplation. Drawing inspiration from the symbolic status of society's others, such as prisoners, orphans and the disabled. The artist employs a personal interpretation of codes and conventions that signify human frailty and folly. Historically resonant narratives, allegories and allusions are explored to produce a particular vision of basic human fears and feelings for the contemporary climate. A vision, it needs to be said, shot through with an almost perverse sense of humor. Her works are commonly presented as small paintings juxtaposed together on the wall so the viewer can “read the paintings like it is a story.”
About Ro2 Art
Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a full-service gallery and consultancy in Downtown Dallas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media at the gallery in the historic Kirby Building, as well as through public exhibition programs in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc., The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and The Town of Addison. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The Gallery will participate for a third year at the 2016 Dallas Art Fair, held in April. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
All works will be on view November 21 – January 9, 2015-16. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, November 21 from 7 to 10pm at Ro2 Art Downtown, located at 110 North Akard Street. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.
Jordan Roth, Ro2 Art