DAVID CARGILL: The Lighter Side

On view June 5 - September 12, 2021

This summer, AMSET’s main galleries will feature a solo exhibition of sculptor David Cargill. David lives and works in Beaumont, and his work is recognized in local, state, and national exhibitions and collections. Working mainly in bronze, stone, wood and ceramic, Cargill has created well-known large scale sculptures for churches, universities, commercial buildings, and private collectors. The Lighter Side will explore the boundless imagination of the artist, who manipulates different materials to create sculptures that seem to move, twist and breathe. Focusing on themes of love, laughter and whimsy, viewers will have a chance to see sculptures from the permanent collection of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, as well as loans from the artist and private collections in the state. The Lighter Side will also include a new documentary created by Ronald Jones showcasing David working in his Beaumont studio, as well as a small exhibition in the Conn Gallery explaining the bronze-making process David uses for his works.

This exhibition is generously funded, in part, by the Edaren Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts,

the Garth Family Partnership in memory of Mary Jane Garth and Harriet Garth, the City of Beaumont, 

the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by Kim and Roy Steinhagen.


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