Featuring close to 30 works across a broad spectrum of media including painting, photography, sculpture and silhouettes, highlighting the unique plant and animal life of the Texas landscape from the perspective of 20 of the region’s most prominent contemporary artists.
The exhibition includes works from the TMA’s Permanent Collection as well as public and private collections throughout the state, all focused on the theme of plant and animal life in the region. Several pieces included in Flora and Fauna were completed only recently and will be making their public debut during this “panoramic showcase of our region’s natural splendor,” TMA curator Caleb Bell said.
Artists in the exhibition include Helen Altman, Mark Messersmith, Melissa Miller and the late Luis Jimenez, in addition to photographer Keith Carter and wildlife painter Billy Hassell, both of whom have been the focus of previous solo exhibitions at the TMA. Flora and Fauna also highlights the work of several artists whose work will be exhibited at the Museum for the first time.