Main Content

Loading Events

« All Events

Solitude in the City

January 17 - February 7

Noel Mahaffey, Night Times Square, 1981, Silkscreen

Solitude in the City

Selected works on paper from the TCU Permanent Art Collection


Moudy Gallery

January 17 – February 7, 2019


This exhibition is curated by TCU MA Art History students Emily Dorward, Jennifer Earthman, Elizabeth Theban, and Jennifer Yuhas.


Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 5-7 p.m.

Exhibition Tour: Thursday, January 24that 5:30pm


Solitude in the City presents a selection of twenty prints from TCU’s Permanent Art Collection that explore the shared human experience of feeling alone or isolated within the crowded urban landscape. The commonality of this experience is evident in the cross-cultural nature of this exhibition covering the span of the twentieth century, which includes American Photorealist works, Japanese woodblock prints, and architectural etchings from Italy and France.


Artists featured in Solitude in the City include John Baeder, Charles Bell, Arne Besser, Thomas Blackwell, Carman Bonanno, Hilo Chen, Paul Geissler, Anthony Gross, Okie Hashimoto, Isamu Hayakawa, Elizabeth Keith, Ron Kleemann, Beatrice S. Levy, Noel Mahaffey, Tokuriki Tomikichiro and C.J. Yao.


While solitude can be isolating or transforming to those who experience it, it is often associated with a negative experience.  However, solitude can promote both rejuvenation and isolation. The works featured in this exhibition suggest an attempt by artists to come to terms with ideas of interconnectedness and detachment as a consequence of modernity in the twentieth century.


A guided tour of the exhibition will be led by the curators on Thursday, January 24that 5:30pm. The tour will include an overview of the works and showcase of materials and processes related to works on paper.



Check out the official catalog HERE.

Solitude in the City, Catalog cover, 2019

Solitude in the City, Catalog



January 17
February 7
Event Categories:


Moudy Art Gallery
2805 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129 United States
+ Google Map