The Scout Guide Fort Worth Features Opening Reception: Howard Sherman at William Campbell Gallery


  • Saturday | June 17, 2023
  • 4:00 PM –  8:00 PM
  • William Campbell Gallery
  • 217 Foch Street Fort Worth, TX, 76107 | United States (map)
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Exhibition | June 17th – August 5th, 2023

Save the date for the opening reception of William Campbell Gallery’s newest exhibition, “What It Feels Like Inside The Sun,” by Howard Sherman. Expect light libations and an exclusive look at the works one of Texas’ most renowned contemporary artists.

Howard Sherman:
Since receiving his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2006, Howard Sherman has been leading a new generation of bombastic contemporary painters in the Texas art world and beyond. Sherman’s large-scale canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning, offsetting the loud, raw power of his aggressive paint strokes with a playful sense of humor. His smaller works on paper show an intuitive use of material in a distilled yet assertive manner.

The large paintings facilitate the immense physicality within Sherman’s work, while leaving space for his keen sense of formal resolution. The frenetic and muscular heft of the work is balanced with a measured precision and a thoughtful integration of several art historical styles. Sherman’s cartoonish figuration complements his bold use of abstract mark making, embedding into the canvases what could be read as portraits, punch lines or poems.  

Only two years after completing his M.F.A., Sherman was featured in a solo traveling exhibition originating at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. His work is in several museum collections and is on permanent display at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Sherman’s painting was chosen for the cover of the art history book Texas Abstract:Modern/Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. The artist has been profiled several times in New American Paintings and his work appears in the book Texas Artists Today. Rice University collects his personal artifacts for their research center. He has been awarded numerous residencies around the United State and included in many exhibitions regionally, nationally and globally. Recently, Sherman’s work has been frequently exhibited in Berlin, Germany and Marfa, Texas.

Snap Editions Books will publish a major monograph on the artist in 2023. Contributing writers are Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Head Curator Andrea Karnes, Artcritical Magazine’s Editor and Publisher David Cohen and Princeton Museum Curator and art critic Alex Bacon.