Sculptor Tony Cragg has gained international notoriety through the course of his career by actively experimenting with his art, ranging from the simple, beautiful assemblages of found objects, to the increasingly complex large-scale plastic and metal constructions. His current exhibition, Tony Cragg: Seeing Things, now at the Nasher Sculpture Center, explores nearly 20 years of the artist's work. Cragg's sculptures vary widely in appearance, but frequently look like something one would find in a coral reef or atop a windswept mesa. Distinctly organic, the works seem to show an obsession with texture and material, stemming perhaps from his passion for found objects earlier in his career. This is the first U.S. museum exhibition by the German-based British artist since the early 90s and will feature work dating from 1993 to the present. Approximately 30 of Cragg's alien sculptures populate the Nasher Sculpture Center's galleries and garden. The exhibition also features rarely-seen drawings and sketches by the artist, providing a unique insight into his artistic method. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2012 at the Nasher Sculture Center, 2001 Flora St. Ticket prices vary. Call 214-242-5100 or visit nashersculpturecenter.org for more information.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Sept. 10. Continues through Jan. 8, 2011