January 19 – March 3, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, January 19, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artist talk at 6:30 PM
Camp Bosworth creates elaborately carved and painted wood objects influenced by his West Texas and the U.S. Mexico border surroundings. Hand-carved, and often gilded or painted, the scale of his work often results in humorous and whimsical sculptures. His most recent works are inspired by the menu items of Dairy Queens ubiquitous to small towns throughout Texas. For his exhibition, THANK YOU, PLEASE DRIVE THRU, Bosworth brings steak finger baskets and soft-served ice cream sculptures to Galveston.
Born in Galveston in 1964, Camp Bosworth is an artist based in Marfa, TX. Bosworth received his BFA in painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout Texas and the US, including exhibitions at Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX; The Old Jailhouse Art Center, Albany, TX; Yard Dog, Austin, TX; Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; and the El Paso Museum of Art, TX. His work is in the collection of the AT&T Center/San Antonio Spurs and was commissioned for Cardinal Blasé Cupich’s crosier staff. Long-time residents of Marfa, he and his wife Buck Johnston own the shop and gallery The Wrong Store, which was named the “Most Beautiful Independent Store” in Texas by Architectural Digest in 2018.