Webb Gallery two-artist show, ‘Sparkle Town,’ opens April 8 

“Giddy UP,” gouache & ink on paper, by artist Heather Sundquist Hall. Courtesy of Webb Gallery.

FORT DAVIS — Webb’s Fair and Square art gallery, located in the old Masonic lodge on Front Street in Fort Davis, will open a new exhibition titled Sparkle Town, featuring the work of Heather Sundquist Hall and Jane Reichle from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8. 

Both artists will be in attendance at the opening, and there will be cold beer and record spinning. 

The show will be up until April 21. Works for sale and the gallery’s hours will be posted online at webbartgallery.com. While it will be Reichle’s first time exhibiting with Webb Gallery, Sundquist Hall is a “longtime gallery favorite,” according to owner Julie Webb. 

“Nudie Suit,” embroidery, by artist Jane Reichle. Courtesy of Webb Gallery.

Reichle, born in 1998 in Bryan, Texas, is a Texan with a love for the fancy hand embroidery of the past found on vintage suits of Western wear. Webb said the artist’s style differs from what most people think of when they hear the word embroidery.

“She uses embroidery to express her fascination with irreverent subcultures, strange objects, grandiose fashion, anarchist music, and colors that blow our hats off,” said Webb. “She often draws on cult classic music and films in her work as well as other eccentric media. As an artist, Jane’s practice is focused on creating art at the intersection of pleasant and peculiar.” 

Sundquist Hall is an artist based in Smithville, Texas. Her paintings are drawn from memories, nostalgia and narratives. Much of the focus of Sundquist Hall’s work is on the details and quiet aspects of life.

“It’s the subtle shift in light at sunset she pays homage to, or even the kind of plaid [that donned] a couch that was in her grandmother’s house in 1986. These often overlooked details become characters in her stories and illuminate memories through new eyes,” said Webb. 

“We look forward to showing both of these ladies with their wit and humor,” she added.