ZIMOUN: Sculpting Sound

October 11, 2011 – January 8, 2012
The Swiss artist Zimoun blends elements of sound, sculpture, mechanics, and engineering into unique sensory experiences redefining traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance.

October 11, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Ringling Museum

The Swiss artist Zimoun blends elements of sound, sculpture, mechanics, and engineering into unique sensory experiences redefining traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance.

Zimoun «Sculpting Sound» : The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA from ZIMOUN on Vimeo.

The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of structural simplicity in an industrial-like setting that reveals a complex and intricate relationships and interplay between the “artificial” and the “organic.” Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns. This will be the first showing of Zimoun’s work in Florida and one of the few showings of his work in the United States.

The opening of the exhibition will coincide with the Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF), a five-day festival featuring performing artists from around the world and will complement the diverse offering of international performing artists featured.

Mythos & Other Works

December 9, 2011 – January 6, 2012
Stakenborg Fine Art launches its 2011-12 winter season with a solo exhibition by an artist both mysterious and multifaceted: Nikitas Kavoukles.

December 9, 2011 – January 6, 2012
Stakenborg Fine Art

Stakenborg Fine Art launches its 2011-12 winter season with a solo exhibition by an artist both mysterious and multifaceted: Nikitas Kavoukles. Born in Greece, Mr. Kavoukles was educated in New York City and trained with traditional printmakers and old-world artisans. We’ll be featuring his velvety, richly colored pigment prints of reflections in water from his series Beneath the Surface. We’ll also be showing his new floral monotypes, some augmented with pastels, and residual prints—a new method created by the artist. Finally, we’ll be offering oils from the Mythos series, evocative landscapes peopled by light-filled beings. These remarkable paintings emerge from Mr. Kavoukles’s twofold process, which entails an alchemical attunement to the unconscious—the true Surrealism; and the slow application of layers of translucent color, an Old Masters technique. Intensely private about this work, the artist has not shown these paintings before, and we are delighted to be sharing them with you for the first time. The show will begin with an opening reception on Friday, December 9, 2011, and run through January 6, 2012.

Stakenborg Fine Art 1545 Main St. Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-487-8001
www.stakenborgfineart.com

Season of Color

October 7 – November 29
Dabbert Gallery group exhibit showcasing Barbara Krupp, William Jerdon, Robert Baxter, Craig Fubadoux, James Griffin, Nat Krate, Nancy Turner

October 7 – November 29, 2011
Dabbert Gallery

Opening Friday, October 7, 2011, from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibit runs through November 29th, 2011

As a master chef seasons a culinary work of art, so does the artists add a dash of exhilarating color or when necessary, fills the canvas with rich pigment to satisfy your visual appetite.

Barbara Krupp‘s exhilarating chorus of vibrant colors sing with joy
William Jerdon‘s authentic nudes and sensuous still lifes are always compelling
Robert Baxter‘s milieu of rich color patterns mingle with masterfully rendered figures
Craig Rubadoux‘s magnificent color and lyrical line create enchanted expressionism
James Griffin‘s superb interpretive realism is infused with glowing light and color
Nat Krate‘s sumptious florals burst off the canvas with stunning color
Nancy Turner‘s eloquent women’s narratives are revealed with soft color harmonies

Barbara Krupp, Behind the Orchid Wall

GRAPHICSTUDIO Benefit Sale

October 14
For one day only, USF Graphicstudio will offer more than 100 original, artist-signed, fine art prints and sculpture multiples with discounts of up to 60% off the list price.

Friday, October 14
Sale: 10am–9pm

13th Annual GRAPHICSTUDIO Benefit Sale. Fine Art Prints and Sculpture Multiples
Reception: 6–9pm
Free Drawing at 8pm: Richard Tuttle’s Surface

For one day only, USF Graphicstudio will offer more than 100 original, artist-signed, fine art prints and sculpture multiples with discounts of up to 60% off the list price.

Artwork will be available by Los Carpinteros, Chuck Close, Iva Gueorguieva, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vik Muniz, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Alyson Shotz, Janaina Tschäpe, and William Wegman, among many others.

Some prints are rare, with just one impression remaining in inventory. All sales benefit Graphicstudio’s continuing research and educational programming, and must be completed on October 14th.

For more information contact Kristin Soderqvist at (813) 974-5871 or kristins@arts.usf.edu. Visit Graphicstudio’s extensive website at graphicstudio.usf.edu.

Iva Gueorguieva Stained, 2011

Iva Gueorguieva, Rolling Anvil, 2011 / photos: Will Lytch
USF Graphicstudio, founded in 1968, is a university-based atelier committed to working with leading artists from around the world in a collaborative environment dedicated to research and the application of new and traditional techniques for the production of limited edition prints and sculptures.

Graphicstudio editions have been acquired by leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Directions to Graphicstudio: From I-75, exit Fowler Avenue and proceed west. From I-275, exit Fowler Avenue and proceed east. Graphicstudio is on Spectrum Boulevard, just north of the Embassy Suites Hotel on Fowler. Look for the Embassy Suites, turn at the light, north on Spectrum Boulevard, Graphicstudio is on the right.

Graphicstudio | Institute for Research in Art
University of South Florida
3702 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612-9498 USA
(813) 974-3503 | gsoffice@arts.usf.edu

Immersion – A photographic exploration of Sarasota’s waterways

Oct. 7 – Nov. 4, 2011
The experiences of two Ringling College of Art and Design students who interned with Sarasota County Environmental Services will be chronicled in a new photo exhibition.

Oct. 7 – Nov. 4, 2011
Sarasota Vineyard, 1528 Main Street

Sarasota County waterways are subject of student photo exhibition. The experiences of two Ringling College of Art and Design students who interned with Sarasota County Environmental Services will be chronicled in a new photo exhibition titled “Immersion – A photographic exploration of Sarasota’s waterways,” which will be on display Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 at the Sarasota Vineyard, 1528 Main Street, Sarasota.

The photo exhibition will open with a reception 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, featuring an introduction of Ringling College photography and digital imaging students Samantha Delia and Paul Patterson. Light refreshments and live music will be provided at the reception.

Delia and Patterson’s work reveals the beauty of Sarasota County’s natural landscapes and highlights the rivers, shorelines, bays and Gulf waters that make Sarasota one of the most popular destination spots for nature lovers.

“We work in the environment every day and have gotten used to the beauty,” said Amanda Dominguez, Sarasota County environmental specialist. “These pictures were shot through the eyes of young people who were experiencing the beauty for the first time and that perspective translates into some stunning photographs.”

Delia and Patterson spent the last few months as interns for Sarasota County. They are currently part of a Sarasota County project to provide high-quality nature photography to the general public while documenting these important natural systems.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.