|CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS // NOV23 // 6-8PM
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|Harry Geffert: Studio Dreams.
November 23rd through January 4, 2014.
|Cris Worley Fine Arts
1415 Slocum Street #104
Dallas, Tx 75207
|Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce its second solo exhibition of one of Texas’s leading
bronze sculptors and founders, Harry Geffert. This exhibition entitled, Studio Dreams, explores
Geffert’s obsession with the natural world through his unmatched ability to replicate its delicate
details in fine bronze casting. This exhibition houses just that: the physical manifestation of
Geffert’s remembrances of nature. While some pieces are gnarly tree formations isolated
atop pedestals to illustrate their status, others are flat wall- mounted compositions made of
cast broom clippings and quinoa, that create large color field paintings of, in fact, large
colorful fields. In recent years, Geffert has begun to blur the boundaries between painting
and sculpture and Studio Dreams exemplifies his exploration of painting a picture with bronze.
Texas born and raised, Harry Geffert received his B.S. from Southwest Texas State University in
San Marcos and his M.A. from New Mexico Highlands University in 1961. Geffert’s legendary
reputation establishes him as an expert sculptor, educator and major contributor to the
continuum of Texas art. In his fifty year career, he has had numerous solo and group
exhibitions throughout the state, an NEA grant, and a Legend Award from the Dallas
Visual Art Center. Geffert also established the sculpture department at Texas Christian
University and fostered many aspiring artists there through 27 years of teaching. In the
1980’s Geffert left academia and started his own Green Mountain Foundry in Crowley,
Texas. There he produced impeccable bronze castings for artists Joseph Havel, Linda
Ridgway, James Surls, Vernon Fisher, Frances Bagley, Ken Little, Clyde Connell, and
others and soon established his as the foremost foundry in Texas. Twelve years ago,
Geffert closed the foundry to other artists to focus solely on his own artistic interests.
Harry Geffert’s work is housed in major public collections including the Dallas Museum
of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. Geffert’s
work is also part of many exemplary private collections such as the collection of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard and Nona Barrett and the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Hanley, both