Blind Alley projects

Press Release

Liminal Space: Corrie Thompson, Forward and Backward

June 4 to 16, 2022

Location: 3317 West 4th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Hours: daylight

With Forward and Backward, artist Corrie Thompson responds to the space and conditions of the gallery with two large drawings and a constructed scrim of netting which work together to both locate and displace interior/exterior and image/reflection. Thompson explains, “I’ve been interested in how the inside and outside of Blind Alley interact. The spaces are separate, but the reflective window ensures that whatever is inside can only be seen through overlaid views of what’s outside. This “both/and” quality led me to create hierarchies of privacy with layers of netting, glass, canvas, and marks. The drawings allude to the landscape around the property, around Fort Worth, and from my personal history. That history is at the heart of this installation, but it remains hidden – a negotiation that mirrors the dynamics of the space. The dual imagery – sky and cloud, ground, and plant, dark and light– reflect my own inward and outward facing stances as an artist.”

Corrie Thompson (b. Los Angeles) makes drawings, books, and textiles that explore tensions between identity and loss. Thompson grew up in the United States, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. She currently lives in Fort Worth, TX. Where she received an MFA in Studio Art at Texas Christian University in 2022, after receiving a BA in Fine Art from North Park University in Chicago in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and Texas, with recent exhibitions at Moudy Gallery, Moncrief Cancer Institute, PRP Agency, Craighead Green, and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.

Liminal Space is a series of four independent exhibitions by TCU MFA students, graduating spring 2022:

Corrie Thompson, June 4-16

Doug Land, June 18-30

Fernando Alvarez, July 2-14

Adrianna Touch, July 16-28