Galleri Urbane presents David Willburn: "Queer the Materials! Fortify the Domestic! Stone the Hegemony!" opening reception
Fort Worth artist David Willburn will present his latest body of work. In response to a changing political landscape, Willburn has been creating pieces that are each an act of resistance.
This body of work imagines an upturned world where survival depends on the creative reuse of the most fundamental of tools. Stones in various forms - weapons, mountains, barriers, and fossils - are reimagined and viewed through a queer lens. Upcycled and arranged by color and material, the artist uses abstracted mineral formations to form the foundations of a new order, one where the hegemony has been toppled, and the rioters win. Their weapons - simple and awkward - become tribal totems. Possessions and objects culled from the landscape are used to build mountains and walls. And personal artifacts are embedded in the rocks for safekeeping.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 2.