The Goods: Weekend News (05.11.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Harvey Milk Festival, Florida Artist Group, Erik Levine, Willem de Kooning, George Segal, Louise Nevelson, Manuel Neri, Deborah Butterfield, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi, Evan Lovejoy

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The Equality Gallery – Harvey Milk Festival

May 11 – ‘The Silent T’ Art Opening will be held at The Ivory Lounge, presenting work from local and national artists on the theme of equality.

Annual Community Exhibition: Florida Artist Group

May 11 – The purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. Membership is determined by a jury of current members.

Object Image / Erik Levine / Sculpture and Video

Now – This exhibition includes two recent video works, cocker (2010) and post time (2012) that explore his interest in the masculine figures. Levine is less concerned with the actual fight than with the rituals in which these men partake during fight preparation.

Masterworks of 20th Century Sculputre from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection

Now – An exhibition that allows a thoughtful consideration of the tension between the abstract and the representational that dominated 20th century aesthetic concerns. Willem de Kooning, George Segal, Louise Nevelson, Manuel Neri, Deborah Butterfield, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi

Clothesline Gallery Presents Hypnagogia: Works by Evan Lovejoy

Closing – “Hypnagogia is a mental space in which abstract ideas can take visual form freely,” says Lovejoy, “It is the cerebral playground where all of my paintings begin.”