april, 2022

202202apr01mayWally Workman Gallery | 04/02/22 - 05/01/22 | Texas | Gordon Fowler | Austin


April 2 (Saturday) 12:00 am - May 1 (Sunday) 11:59 pm


Wally Workman Gallery

1202 West 6th Street Austin, Texas 78703


Wally Workman Gallery 1202 West 6th Street Austin, Texas 78703

Event Details

Art Exhibition |
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 West 6th Street Austin, Texas 78703


For this show, Fowler returns to the landscape of his youth in the hills of Austin, Texas. He revisits ‘the Whiskey Tree’ that was his pirate ship and home base for adventures as well as where moonshiners hid whiskey for his grandfather during Prohibition. He explores ‘Little Bee Creek’ that runs below on its way to Lake Austin. Fowler describes the Texas landscape as “a hardscrabble, difficult landscape with a myriad of abstract possibilities for painting. Mostly, the forms aren’t simple shapes. This makes painting more exciting but also more challenging. I’ll keep painting this beautiful landscape as long as we both last.”

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Texas State park system, Fowler was chosen to paint Honey Creek in Mason County for their upcoming Art of Texas Parks 2023 traveling exhibition. This tributary of the Llano River inspired multiple additional paintings that are included in Texas: An Abstract Landscape.

preview show· artists talk and show video

Established in 1980 and located in a 120 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. Known for encouraging their artists’ professional and creative growth, the gallery has advanced local artists onto the national stage for decades. It is the combination of these long-standing relationships and the potential of new partnerships that make the gallery’s program dynamic and accessible. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50 artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Sarah Ferguson, Joyce Howell and Will Klemm as well as the figurative work of Patrick Puckett and America Martin.

Parking is available in the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan Streets. There you will find three dedicated spots as well as other parking options. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.