Billy Hassell

 

 

Inspired by nature, Billy Hassell's work combines elements of abstraction and representation. While never entirely abandoning recognizable subject matter, he composes with an abstract sensibility, emphasizing image with a dramatic use of color and a whimsical use of pictorial space. Images of nature, birds in particular, and fragments of landscape recur frequently throughout his work. In the newest works, shapes are simplified, fragmented and arranged in a shallow space. The emblematic forms and silhouettes, like hieroglyphs in a language of signs and symbols, suggest an underlying narrative.

www.billyhassell.com

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX 
  • Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
  • M B Modern, New York, NY
  • Mabee Grerrer Museum, Shanee, OK
  • The Grace Museum, Abliene, TX
  • DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX