Winston Contemporary Art is proud to announce new sculptures by Tara Conley. This current body of work explores new ground for the artist, examining line, space, lyricisms, language, mortality, and the body as it relates to movement.
The Opening Reception will be held January 3rd from 6pm-9pm at Winston Contemproary Art, 2426 Bartlett Street, Ste D, Houston, TX 77098.
A Conversation with Artist Tara Conley and Curator David McGee will be held Saturday, January 19th at 1pm.
Originally from Bath, New York, and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Crafts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Tara Conley lives and works in Houston, Texas. Conley is a multi-media sculptor who employs fiber, steel, bronze, and fiberglass in her pieces, often mixing materials and processes in surprising ways. She has an extraordinary knack for creating organic yet original shapes from man-made materials, adding a delightful sense of humor and wonder to the mix.
In 2011 she and artist Joe Barrington were awarded Texas Tech University's largest public art commission. Her series 'My Life as a Doll', was exhibited at Diverse Works Art Space and shown again in Conley's first museum exhibition at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Conley is also included in a variety of publications including Texas Artists Today by Catherine Anspon and Touching Fiber Arts by Carol Ikard and Jacque Smith for the Texas Museum of Fiber Arts.
Conley's notable 'Text Statements' series features a collection of cast bronze phrases in curvilinear script, which hang a few inches from the wall and cast a shadow, projecting a reflection of the work itself. Thirty-three of Conley's phrases, an indoor sculpture of steel and glass, and a towering 14 foot stainless steel outdoor sculpture completed her commission with the City of Houston for the South Gessner Police Station in January of 2015.
Tara Conley at WCA
Tara Conley is a shown artist for Winston Contemporary Art. Her work has been featured in the exhibition Sneak Peak in June 2018, as well as the WCA's booth for the Theta Charity Antique Show (2018) .
Conley has also participated in WCA's Art For Good community project partnering with the Zina Garrison Academy to paint a mural in the ZGA Community Garden alongside the children of the ZGA, as well as creating a wall mural for Art for Good's charity show CommunityLENS in September 2018.