Five North Texas Artists to Receive Grants to Support Studio Practices
Dallas, Texas (December 11, 2015) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the winners of the Nasher Sculpture Center Fall 2015 Artist Microgrants, a program which provides twice-annual financial support to North Texas artists through the distribution of small-sum grants.
Chosen by a jury of Dallas-based artists Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, and John Pomara and the Swiss-born artist Mai-Thu Perret, as well as Nasher Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold and Nasher Curator of Education Anna Smith, each Fall 2015 awardee will receive $1000 to realize projects related to his or her studio practice.
The Fall 2015 Nasher Microgrant awardees are:
Alicia Eggert, Denton. Eggert plans to use the Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrant to finish new work for her 2016 exhibition, The Sun Doesn’t Go Down, at Harvard Medical School’s Transit Gallery, which includes a hologram of the moon waxing and waning in real time.
Brian Fridge, Dallas. Fridge will use funds to complete two new video works, Sequence 8.1 and Sequence 22.1, which explore light matter, space and time. The microgrant will pay for studio space and various commonplace materials with which to experiment during the creation of each video.
Kelsey Heimerman, Dallas. Heimerman wants to increase the scale of her paintings and plans to use her microgrant to construct ten new panels to continue her work about the state of contemporary society.
Michael Morris, Dallas. Morris will use the funds to realize a 2012 work, Blue Movie, as a film print rather than a digital transfer. He has expanded the work over the past three years and the microgrant will pay lab and negative cutter fees to finish the process.
Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas. Ratcliff will use his microgrant to realize the next installment of Basquiats and Gravy: Dallas Artists Brunch, an opportunity for artists of diverse backgrounds to meet each other. As with all of Ratcliff’s social sculptures, his work aims to further the vision for a culturally equitable city.
The Nasher Microgrants are made possible by the generous support of Michael M. Corman and Kevin Fink and Christen and Derek Wilson.