March 23, 2024 | 11AM – 9PM


This Spring Gallery Night, art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic and thought-provoking creations of three visionary William Campbell Gallery artists: Justin Adian, James Marshall, and Harmony Padgett. Justin Adian’s exhibition Reverb will be on view at the Gallery’s Byers Avenue location. James Marshall and Harmony Padgett’s exhibitions, The Morphology of Being and No Words from Thin Skies, respectively, will be on view at the Gallery’s Foch Street location. Each artist brings a unique perspective and technique to their work, promising a diverse and enriching experience for visitors. 

Justin Adian, born in Fort Worth and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, is renowned for his captivating abstract wall reliefs characterized by vibrant palettes. His most recent solo exhibitions, including those at the prestigious Journal Gallery in New York and Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels, showcase his evolving exploration of color and form. Adian’s paintings for the Spring Gallery exhibition Reverb are crafted from enamel-coated canvas stretched over wooden armatures. Inspired by Adian’s time spent in the Fort Worth punk rock scene, the exhibition is a testament to his innovative approach and distinctive style. Adian describes his works as narratives composed of interconnected pieces, offering viewers a glimpse into his compelling artistic journey.

James Marshall, a seasoned artist based in Santa Fe, NM, has spent the past decade refining his style, marked by amorphous forms that exude an otherworldly allure. Marshall’s latest series, The Morphology of Being, is characterized by intricate dialogues between glaze and form, reflecting his profound connection to the creative process. With a masterful command of color chemistry, Marshall breathes life into his creations, allowing them to transcend conventional boundaries and embody a sense of fluidity and vitality. The six large-scale works featured in his upcoming exhibition represent the culmination of years of experimentation and introspection, offering viewers a glimpse into Marshall’s compelling artistic evolution.

Harmony Padgett, a Texas-born artist with a penchant for pushing the boundaries of traditional painting, presents her latest series, No Words from Thin Skies. Incorporating unexpected elements such as cutout areas and gestural strokes of color, Padgett’s works invite viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between spontaneity and control. Inspired by the vastness of the world and the inherent complexities of human existence, Padgett’s paintings serve as a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. Through her exploration of internal fragility and external strength, Padgett invites viewers to embrace the unknown with courage and optimism.

Each of these exhibitions offers a unique opportunity to engage with the transformative power of contemporary art. From Adian’s abstract wall reliefs to Marshall’s ethereal forms and Padgett’s expressive paintings, visitors are invited to embark on journeys of exploration and discovery at both William Campbell Gallery locations.  

The Gallery’s 4935 Byers Avenue and 217 Foch Street locations will be open from 12:00–9:00 on Spring Gallery Night.