Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brad Tucker at the Old Jail Art Center

Took a Saturday afternoon trip to Albany, Texas to see Brad Tucker's latest installation as part of the Cell Series at the Old Jail Art Center.    
The Cell Series is a wonderful series of exhibitions curated by Pat Kelly that focuses on emerging and established Texas artists.  I wish Albany was a hundred miles closer to Dallas.

For Brad's site specific installation in two almost identical jail cells he built the work based on his recent adventure in Real Estate.  The separate installations nearly mirror each other and magnify the differences resulting in contemplation and satisfaction.

The first Installation you encounter as you climb the stairs into the 2nd floor cells.
Left to Right: Receiver, Broadbands, Hashmack Tray, Transmitter.
All 2013, acrylic and enamel on wood 

Entering through heavy iron doors across from the 1st cell is Brad's 2nd almost identical installation.
L to R: Dim Widths, Ham Shack, Butter Dish
All 2013, acrylic and enamel on wood


Cell Series:
Brad Tucker
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The Old Jail Art Center
201 South Second Street
Albany, TX 76430

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