Bivins Gallery in Dallas will present a solo exhibition by Mary Hull Webster, titled Illuminations, at the 2018 Dallas Art Fair. Webster's light-based artworks weave subtle allusions to technology, mysticism and spirituality, literature, film, theater, and the nightly news.
Bivins Gallery in Dallas is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Mary Hull Webster at the 2018 Dallas Art Fair.
We all conjure stories about what it is like to be alive. Some are ephemeral, others are cultural mythologies or personal dreams that we hold close for decades and do not divulge to anyone. Mary Hull Webster’s art ranges far and wide across media as she weaves subtle allusions to technology, mysticism and spirituality, literature, film, theater, and the nightly news. She says the titles are important. Maybe Hive has to do with unified consciousness or the intelligence of crowd sourcing—or suddenly illuminates forgotten memories in the viewer’s own mind. Novella layers multiple scenes together as if it’s a play or chapters of a book reduced to one page. Webster’s exceptional works for the Dallas Art Fair tell stories that saturate the space with light, beauty and color punctuated by her own sound. Steel, wood, sewn silk, plastics, and found objects are stacked together on the floor in sculptural assemblies that emit their own light and sound. Light boxes on the walls illuminate abstracted images on film that seem to suggest our cultural dynamic.