RESURRECTION     THE SPIRITUAL QUALITIES OF TRASH: Wayne Hall

OPENING SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 4 - 9 PM
A collection of works created from the debris of daily life by local outsider artist Wayne Hall.  David Searcy writes about Hall's mysterious and obsessive studio practice and the reason we must now examine his work.  Searcy's essay appears in the March issue of Oxford American.

 
 
Resident Adam Raymont in the studio.  His recent interview with Marty Walker can be found in her latest podcast series, Expat Sandwich.   Expat Sandwich features an eclectic mix of American expats who share stories of the best, weirdest and worst experiences of living abroad. We strive to reveal lesser known cultural collisions such as the "American yes and the French no" (episode 001) memorable language mishaps, and a few reality checks such as visas or the sometimes mind-boggling complications of simply getting internet installed.  Expat Sandwich is created and hosted by Marty Walker, produced in a makeshift recording studio in her walk-in closet in Dallas, Texas.  

Resident Adam Raymont in the studio.  His recent interview with Marty Walker can be found in her latest podcast series, Expat Sandwich.  

Expat Sandwich features an eclectic mix of American expats who share stories of the best, weirdest and worst experiences of living abroad. We strive to reveal lesser known cultural collisions such as the "American yes and the French no" (episode 001) memorable language mishaps, and a few reality checks such as visas or the sometimes mind-boggling complications of simply getting internet installed.  Expat Sandwich is created and hosted by Marty Walker, produced in a makeshift recording studio in her walk-in closet in Dallas, Texas.

 

 
 
Resident Edmund Eva has been utilising a 1980’s pen plotter - a defunct cousin of the modern printer which he has altered to be able to draw with a variety of tools. Fascinated by the grids and repetition of the American urbanscape, Eva used these as the raw data for his plotter drawings.  The result is a mass of abstracted drawings, of grids, parking lots, floor tiles and architecture.

Resident Edmund Eva has been utilising a 1980’s pen plotter - a defunct cousin of the modern printer which he has altered to be able to draw with a variety of tools. Fascinated by the grids and repetition of the American urbanscape, Eva used these as the raw data for his plotter drawings.  The result is a mass of abstracted drawings, of grids, parking lots, floor tiles and architecture.

 
 
Resident Andreana Donahue's hand stitched quilt, from a spectrum of denim jeans thrifted locally in Corsicana, and used mechanics' oil rags. "Lone Star", denim, oil rags, 8 x 8'

Resident Andreana Donahue's hand stitched quilt, from a spectrum of denim jeans thrifted locally in Corsicana, and used mechanics' oil rags.

"Lone Star", denim, oil rags, 8 x 8'

 
 
Edmund Eva captured a recent lightning storm from the 100W rooftop

Edmund Eva captured a recent lightning storm from the 100W rooftop

 
 
Resident Poet Katy Chrisler, with poem below written at 100W: LAY OF THE LAND Sun shot gut shot lull, lilt, loll more than rumor. “I need a safe place to keep the wire cutters.” We have met in a church in the mountain’s echo. Pressed together like flour and water. We have met before. Tufted as trophies, the monarch departed with shame. His right, a helm. Mine, a matter of faith. I look fixedly to raise the dust and fumble on the way. Debt is all around, I’m dizzy and lightminded. I run my finger over the key and grope for words.

Resident Poet Katy Chrisler, with poem below written at 100W:

LAY OF THE LAND

Sun shot gut shot

lull, lilt, loll more than rumor.

“I need a safe place

to keep the wire cutters.”

We have met in a church

in the mountain’s echo.

Pressed together like

flour and water. We

have met before. Tufted

as trophies, the monarch

departed with shame.

His right, a helm. Mine,

a matter of faith. I look

fixedly to raise the dust

and fumble on the way.

Debt is all around, I’m dizzy

and lightminded. I run my finger

over the key and grope for words.

 
Resident Andrew Neumann and his video projection work

Resident Andrew Neumann and his video projection work

 
 
Resident Gavin Morrison in his studio, developing his book The Malcontents.

Resident Gavin Morrison in his studio, developing his book The Malcontents.

 
 
Resident essayist Susan Harlan is investigating Paint-by-Number history within the realm of kitsch.

Resident essayist Susan Harlan is investigating Paint-by-Number history within the realm of kitsch.

 
 
Resident Ofeigur Sigurdsson is developing a new novel.

Resident Ofeigur Sigurdsson is developing a new novel.

 
 
Resident Marcelyn McNeil in her studio.

Resident Marcelyn McNeil in her studio.

 
 
Resident Christina Hayes paints portraits of Corsicana cowboys, in comparison to the Australian concept of the cowboy.

Resident Christina Hayes paints portraits of Corsicana cowboys, in comparison to the Australian concept of the cowboy.

 
 
January/February 100W Residents: Ofeigur Sigurdsson, Marcelyn McNeil, Christina Hayes

January/February 100W Residents: Ofeigur Sigurdsson, Marcelyn McNeil, Christina Hayes

 
 

TRACY HICKS RETROSPECTIVE, October 2015

 
 

SOUTHERN INTENTIONS DINNER, Summer 2015

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines

Southern Intentions Dinner: Three artists collaborate their mediums of ceramics, food and printmaking in a single evening event.  Chef Lindsey Byrd served homemade fried chicken and sides on porcelain dishes made exclusively for the event by Brent Pafford.  The paper lining guests' porcelain baskets was spotted and streaked by the grease, and saved by Adrienne Lichliter to process into her method for making wood lithograph prints.  Each guest received the print resulting from their basket following the dinner, as well as their three-piece Pafford porcelain dinnerware set.  For interest, please follow the Southern Intentions Dinner website for future events.  To be notified about 100W Dinners hosted seasonly, please express interest on the Contact page.

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines

 
 
Photo courtesy Noel Camardo

Photo courtesy Noel Camardo

Noel Camardo's residency month of walking and observing Corsicana has produced a notable series titled Dusty Roses.  Noel is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY focusing on the humor and pathos of life.  View the complete work at www.noelcamardo.com

 
 

Dome Project Underway: These tranquil structures are being designed and built by Randell Morgan and Phillip Mcvean in the 100W Woodshop to outfit meditation centers, markets, and landscapes small and large with beautiful shelters.

 
 

Caris Reid is a Brooklyn based painter and Artist in Residence painting Mandalas for an upcoming exhibition at Circuit 12 Gallery in May 2015.  100W hosted a closing exhibition and dinner for Caris Reid and Noel Camardo in the Encampment Hall.   www.carisreid.com and www.noelcamardo.com

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines

Photo courtesy Benjamin Hines