Howard Sherman Opening Reception Recap

On Saturday, June 17 the gallery hosted the opening reception of Howard Sherman’s exhibition: What it Feels Like Inside the Sun at the 217 Foch Street location in the Foundry District of Fort Worth. Patrons and guests included collectors, fellow artists, and gallery owners who traveled from Houston and Dallas and beyond for the event. A beautiful spread of charcuterie designed by Shays Cakes was a work of art in its own right. The opening reception began early evening and many of the guests came and stayed for most of the evening, closing down the evening with happy collectors.

This opening celebrated the solo debut exhibition of Sherman as a new artist to the gallery, although he is not new to major collectors as Sherman— a pioneer among a new generation of contemporary painters in the Texas art world— most recently exhibited at Galerie Kremers in Berlin, Germany, and Roaster’s Gallery in Marfa, Texas. The artist’s work is held in numerous museum collections and is on permanent display at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

This major show features ten of Sherman’s most recent large-scale, 70 by 60 inch mixed media works on canvas; one expressive wall assemblage; four wall-mounted works; and a collection of 16 small, collaged works on paper; all made between 2013-2023 many of which have never been seen before publicly. Next up for Howard Sherman is the artist talk at 217 Foch Street on Wednesday, June 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at which Howard Sherman will be in conversation with gallery director, Anne Kelly Lewis.

Concurrently with the exhibition, on July 21, 2023, Smart New Art Publications (SNAP Editions, New York) will release a lavishly illustrated monograph covering Sherman’s career, featuring essays by Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Chief Curator, Andrea Karnes; artcritical’s publisher and editor, David Cohen; and art historian Alex Bacon. The book release and signing event will take place on July 21 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.