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“Tumbleweed” exhibit opens at Building 98

April 13th, 2017 under Arts
Martin de Porres Wright artwork

Martin de Porres Wright artwork

MARFA – Martin de Porres Wright, the Irish abstract painter and sculptor and artist-in-residence at Building 98 for the months of March through May, exhibits his installation “Tumbleweed,” work created in Marfa in the Ballroom of Building 98.

The exhibit opens Saturday, April 15 and ends Monday, May 15. Exhibition hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm. The artist will be present during these days and times.

A reception for the artist will be from 5-8pm Saturday, May 6th. The public is welcome to the exhibit and reception and both are free.

Regular Building 98 office and tour hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:30- 5.30pm.

Mr. Wright graduated with a diploma in Art Direction and Design from Rathmines College, Dublin. He spent his creative working life in advertising and design and is an Irish national and international winning art director and designer. During the last four decades, Mr. Wright developed and executed creative ideas in film, theatre, photography, design and exhibitions. He is a lifetime member and past president (1992 and 2008) of the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design, Dublin; Irish representative on the board of the Art Directors Club of Europe, Barcelona; and member of Visual Artists Ireland.

Mr. Wright has travelled widely and worked in London, Beirut and Dubai. From 2013, Mr. Wright focused on establishing his artist’s career with his studio situated in County Cavan, in the north of Ireland.  His media are acrylic and oil on bitumen felt with the bold use of color inspired by his natural surroundings.  His sculpture arises from found objects and collected materials of local landscapes. Mr. Wright was honored with his first solo show from February to March 2016 in the historic City Assembly House, Dublin, the home of the Irish Georgian Society which promotes Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts.

For further information, please call International Woman’s Foundation office:

432.729.1852 and be prepared to leave a message.

Building 98 is located in the historic Fort DA Russell area of Marfa near the Chinati Foundation on Bonnie Street.

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