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Tara Conley and Joe Barrington – Texas Tech University

Engraved limestone phrases border the quadrants of the courtyard, while stainless steel pipes create a lighted archway beckoning the viewer with both grace and power. The iconic and bronze bear and stainless steel bull stand alongside the trajectories created, akin to their respective market trends. Six bronze regional commodities icons line the courtyard’s inner circle.

Each phrase is from Conley’s collection of text-based works, and inspires contemplation on integrity, business, and success. The artists constructed the archway of more than 200 pieces of stainless steel pipe with 240 bends that follow one another in perfect alignment then diverge and extend into distinctive lit tendrils floating in the air. In keeping with Barrington’s work, the bull and bear are fabricated with individually formed plates over an armature. The glow of uplighting creates a spectacular view from the second floor and beacon-like effect from a distance. A head-to-toe viewing experience, this installation establishes a space where art, architecture and achievement intersect.

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Tara Conley’s Word for Word opens March 26, 2011

The “Word for Word” exhibit beginning on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Laura Rathe Fine Art will open with a conversation with artist Tara Conley, interviewed by Catherine Anspon, Fine Arts Editor with PaperCity Magazine at 5PM and followed by the Opening Reception from 6PM to 9PM. The exhibit will continue at Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery through April 23, 2011.

RSVP: 713.527.7700 /

Laura Rathe Fine Art, 2701 Colquitt Street, Houston TX 77098,

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Photography Exhibit – Portraits of Texas Artists

The photography exhibit beginning on Saturday (12/4) will feature Mr. Sanchez’s portraits of Texas artists Tara Conley, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Wendy Wagner,Omar Perez, and Darrell Troppy. Additional artwork by the named artists will be on display. The exhibit will run during the first three Saturdays on the month and wi…ll also be available by appointment until January 5th, 2011 First 3 Saturdays in December from 1 to 5pm. Gallery Opening Event Friday December 17th, 7 to 10pm.1504 Enid Street, Houston, TX 77009 – 713.774.1890

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Tara Conley at DARKE gallery

Come out to DARKE gallery (site / map) and enjoy hand-made, wearable pieces of art! I am a featured in the Jewelry Exhibition with Laura Castriotta and it will begin Friday, December 3rd from 6pm-9pm. Doors re-open Saturday, December 4th from 3pm-6pm. There will be champagne cocktails and holiday treats. If you miss the showing, feel free to visit DARKE gallery during its normal gallery hours, Wednesday thru Friday 12pm-5pm and Saturday 12pm-3pm and by appointment.

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