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Vance Wingate
Technical Director / Gallery Coordinator
Department of Visual Arts
East | West Galleries

Professional Preparation
BA - East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma
MFA - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Wingate has been actively involved in the Dallas/Ft. Worth art scene since moving to Dallas in 1989. He was involved with 500X Gallery for 2.5 years before branching off to start Gray Matters Gallery with a friend. For 14 years he operated Gray Matters Gallery and Red Room Books, which closed in 2005. He has been the Gallery Coordinator of East l West Galleries of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University since June 2008. He also continues to curate shows at local and regional art spaces, exhibits his artwork, and is working on plans to open a printmaking workshop, Enoch Press @ Gray Matters Gallery, in Dallas, in the near future.

Vance Wingate Website

I work toward developing vigorously drawn, painted or printed images that emphasize visual and textural differences where the figure and ground are equally present. My interest lies in questioning how much can be added, deleted, created and destroyed in creating an image (in form and material), and searching to find the logic and essence of what can be done visually with each decision and in each step of the process.

Each work allows me to indulge my interest in beauty through destruction/adaptation, my impulse to organization in use of the grid and systematic compositions, and the joy of handling materials. A visual language emerges that shifts from geometric to architectural to organic and intuitive, allowing me to revisit the initial wonder I felt at what I could accomplish with pencil line on paper when I first began making pictures.

News and Events

TWU Gallery Coordinator Vance Wingate is having a solo exhibition at Gray Matters Gallery titled Ergo; Superergo / New Work by Vance Wingate. The opening reception is on February 7 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. For more info...

TWU Gallery Coordinator Vance Wingate is having a solo exhibition at Pogue Art Gallery in Ada, Oklahoma.  The gallery is at East Central University and runs from October 20 to November 25.  Congratulations Vance!  For more information...

Gallery Coordinator Vance Wingate were accepted into the 2014 "Art in the Metroplex" Works by 33 North Texas artists have been accepted for juried exhibition, which will be on view October 3-30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. October 3 at the Arts Center.  An awards ceremony will follow a talk by juror Sara-Jayne Parsons at 6:30 p.m.

Vance Wingate / Gallery Coordinator will be included in the Artspace 111: Regional Juried Exhibition, June 20 to August 15. There will be a reception on June 20th at the Artspace 111 Gallery in Fort Worth. The exhibition was juried by Andrea Karnes, curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Ron Tyler, former director of the Amon Carter Museum.

Vance Wingate is included in the 500X exhibition, "Creative Differences: 35 years at 500X". This exhibtion features a variety of media, including painting, photography, installation, assemblage, video, drawing, and performance by a selection of twenty-nine former members.  The show will be up from December 7, 2013 to January 5, 2014 with an opening December 7 from 7 to 10pm.


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