So Rang the Bellwether, a painting by narrative abstract artist Dale Fairbanks, will be featured in the Art & Design Matters exhibit at this year’s Modern Market Week, April 15-22, in Houston, Texas. The event, held in the Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, is the largest cultural celebration of modern art and design in Texas.
Modern Market Week is an impressive showcase for selected fine art, furniture, jewelry, art objects, design, architecture, and clothing. The featured exhibits will be open for viewing beginning with a preview party on Friday, April 19, and will remain on display through Sunday, April 22. A supporting schedule of lectures, films, parties, and tours will begin on Monday, April 15.
Dale Fairbanks’ paintings have been shown at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, and at the Rainforest Arts Foundation Gallery, New York, New York. Additionally, they have appeared in exhibits in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and Washington, D. C. The March 2013 edition of Country Roads Magazine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, featured her painting Pick Me, Pick Me as its cover art work.
So Rang the Bellwether
©Dale Fairbanks Oil on linen 120" x 72"
Photography by Gary Langhammer Studio
"Fires were raging in the virgin rain forests of South America, catastrophic explosions were spewing oil into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and one-hundred-year perfect storms were devastating the eastern coast of the United States. So Rang the Bellwether was calling me to wake up, pay attention, come out of my house, and be witness to the vast and deadly threat of global warming, mankind’s toll of intrusion and denial.
I was unprepared for the impact of oil on linen, the ominous fires, and the shafts of light that forced their way through the lush greens of comfort to pierce my complacency. I was unprepared for the challenge to rescue…or at least…notice."