Senior Thesis Art Show – Alan ReNae Neal and Alicia Tura Stein

January 27, 2012 – Closing Reception exhibiting two Ringling College students at Crossly Gallery at Ringling College.

Closing Reception – January 27, 2012
Crossly Gallery, 2698 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL
Ringling College of Art + Design

Alicia Tura Stein’s work explores texture and ghostly imagery using impasto textures by employing ink, acrylic paints, mediums, wax, and other materials. She is inspired by everyday sights such as cracks, stone, wood, and water, brilliantly using paint to express her own vision of the world.

Alan ReNae Neal’s work consists of unusual shapes inspired by nature, employing ribs, spines, hair, and skin on amazing 3D forms, inspiring rich tones and textures that emote feelings of the familiar, yet very strange.

This show has a zen quality about it that will cause viewers to want to mingle with the work, meditate, and beg for more. Art critic Dede Young, currently the Director at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery and the former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Neuberger Museum will be in attendance.