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Frost Tower Fort Worth Welcomes a New Site-Specific Artwork

November 22,2019

Frost Tower Fort Worth is pleased to announce the commissioning of Chapel Hill-based artist Donald Martiny to create a unique work of art for the building’s ground floor lobby. Martiny’s work is internationally known for its unique approach to painting in which standard rectilinear canvases are forgone in favor of a form that is defined by large-scale brushstrokes. Swaths of paint many feet in length construe works that obscure the line between painting and sculpture, inviting viewers for closer inspection and a more dynamic interaction with a work of art. At 14 by 17 feet, the commissioned work must be created on-site, requiring the artist to set up a temporary studio in the lobby at 640 Taylor Street where he will create the piece over the course of a week beginning on November 18th.

About the Artist 

Donald Martiny was born in Schenectady, NY, in 1953 and currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has presented numerous solo gallery exhibitions as well as museum exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, Alden B. Dow Museum of Art, Falmouth Museum, and the Cameron Art Museum. In 2015, Martiny received the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Grant. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, VOGUE LIVING | Australia, New American Paintings | South, Decor Magazine, Hong Kong Tatler and Woven Tale Press. Martiny’s work is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas alongside numerous galleries in Europe, the US and Australia.

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Location Mentioned: Frost Tower Fort Worth