New Meanings: A Solo Exhibition by Austin Uzor at Fort Works Art

Exhibition Dates: September 9, 2021 – November 6, 2021
Fall Gallery Night & Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 6 – 9 PM

Austin Uzor is a rising talent whose moody and atmospheric works are quietly revolutionizing the potential of contemporary painting. In his first solo exhibition, post-graduate school, Uzor transforms the gallery’s entire first floor into a site-specific installation by building an immersive environment out of painting and sculpture. For New Meanings, he reimagines a new space that exists beyond the confines of the self and the different worlds that we all move around in.

In the current climate, where all our cultural identities have been thrown into flux, his work touches on the core of what the American dream is and what it means to be American today. Lauren Saba Childs, the curator and creative director of Fort Works Arts says, “With everything that has been going on in the world in the last sixteen months, from the pandemic to civil rights injustices, it was important for us to reopen with a thought-provoking show that addresses these core human issues.”

About the artist Born in Nigeria, Augustine “Austin” Uzor (b. 1991) is an interdisciplinary artist whose works combine traditional media like drawing, painting, and sculpture to reconstruct ephemeral installations drawn from his experiences. In 2016, Uzor immigrated to the United States of America which informs much of the work he produces now. His art touches upon the autobiographical themes of home, memory, dislocation, and the reconciliation of one’s identity through the creative process. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 2021, Uzor earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. His works are exhibited worldwide in public art spaces and private collections.
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Fort Worth, TX 76107