Texas Artist’s Exhibition Offers Rare Glimpse of Historic Native Texas Prairie - AN EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS BY DEBORAH PARIS TO OPEN FALL GALLERY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 AT THE BOTANICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS, May 1,2016.
The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Texas artist Deborah Paris, will give the Fort Worth public a rare opportunity to see depictions of the untouched and historic Daphne Prairie. The exhibition will pop-up September 10–October 20 at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). An opening reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations will be held on Fall Gallery Night, Saturday, September 10, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. A gallery talk by the artist will take place September 10 at 6:00 p.m. The show will include twenty-five oil paintings that reveal the open, yet intimate space found in North Texas’ Daphne Prairie—one of the state’s largest remaining tallgrass prairies. The pieces range from large-scale landscapes to smaller, inviting scenes, offering viewers a variety of perspectives and reinforcing the visual opulence to be found among the prairie’s many species and spaces. Nearly a dozen “found still life” canvases appear as well, and feature detailed views of indigenous flora and fauna. A full-color catalogue chronicling the Daphne Prairie project will be available.