The Goods: Weekend News (06.08.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of articles, information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Defining art events, USF CAM, Miami-based artists, printmaking, Summer Show, SCF

The Farther South You Go the Further North You Are

What does it mean to be Floridian and how would this manifest itself in art? It’s only in recent years that St. Petersburg, for example, has been able to shed the rep as “God’s waiting room”.

Don’t Try to Understand an Artist by Pamela Beck

Consider Jackson Pollock’s approach to defining artists and their art: “Every good painter paints what he is.”

Knowing the Difference – Defining Art Events by Tim Jaeger

For the sake of argument, let’s assume that not everyone reading this is a die-hard Gallery Go-er. Perhaps you’d like to see what’s “out there” and I am here to help you figure out what, exactly, it is that those art show terms mean.

USF CAM presents – In Residence

In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment.

Clothesline Presents – Process Obsessed

With the refinement of traditional processes or discovery of new techniques, Process Obsessed explores the methods behind printmaking, prompting the question: what is a print? Although the content of each artist differs, the process and methods unifies these practitioners and is a testament to the constantly varied, yet innovative approach brought into printmaking.

Hot Summer Show 1 Exhibition

A variety of media will be showcased in each of the exhibitions including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as, mixed media works on paper, photography, and sculpture.

SCF Embraces Differences 2012

The exhibition will feature five quotations by SCF students and staff that were selected by “Embracing Our Differences 2012,” a slideshow of additional quotations from SCF that were submitted to the competition and artwork by SCF Collegiate School students.

The Goods: Weekend News (06.01.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Vintage Photographs, Brassaï, Andy Warhol, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, art collectors.

Olda Reviews: Andy Warhol and (Facebook) Friends

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts highlights Andy Warhol’s photography in its outgoing exhibit, Andy Warhol and Friends. The exhibition features the photographic work of Andy Warhol, combining his photo booth images, Polaroids, and his series […]

Start the Conversation by Pamela Beck

Recently I was at a Sarasota party where a group of older art collectors discussed several art events of this past season. Talk included “Beyond Bling,” the Ringling Museum’s show of hip-hop inspired art; street artist MTO’s “Fast Life,” […]

The Secret Paris of the 1930s: Vintage Photographs by Brassaï

Venture into a world of dark shadows and romantic interludes through the lens of Brassaï. This sensual body of work includes five rare “Transmutation” photographs made with the cliché-verre technique …

The Goods: Weekend News (05.25.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Ringling Museum Guard, Chris Jordan, Pamela Beck, Vitra Design Museum, Mindy Solomon, Carrie Ann Baade, Christopher Torrez, John Byrd, Kate MacDowell, Marc Burckhardt

No Touching! An interview with a Ringling Museum Guard

When you enter a museum, they are lurking in the corners, uniformed, silent, eyes constantly scanning the room. You may never even notice them. It’s possible that museum guards spend more time physically with the artwork than the curators and historians do. I recently had the opportunity to ask a former guard at the Ringling Museum about her experience.

WHAT IS NOT SEEN: An Interview with Chris Jordan

Seattle based artist, Chris Jordan, shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. Best known for his large scale works depicting mass consumption and waste, particularly garbage, he has been called “the ‘it’ artist of the green movement.” His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics — like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.

Connection – 300 Words by Pamela Beck

It seems so simple; we all have feelings about the art we see. Yet comfort with our own reactions to it often seems elusive. It’s replaced with the idea of what we should like and insecurity about looking foolish.

Detailed Information: A group show at Mindy Solomon

This exhibition focuses on a group of artists whose work is minutely crafted to exacting detail, whether through surface completion or the inclusion of intensive narrative content. Implicit to this group of artists is their mastery of technique―whether it is old master, or the application of new technologies, each artist uses their significant knowledge to impart a comprehensive visual story.

A HUNDRED YEARS – A HUNDRED CHAIRS

Masterworks from the Vitra Design Museum provides an opportunity to contemplate the fascinating history of chair design. Assembled from the expansive holdings of one of the world’s foremost design museums, this exhibition allows us to consider the aesthetic, technological and manufacturing concerns expressed through the design of the most ubiquitous of objects, the chair.

The Goods: Weekend News (05.18.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Jake Fernandez, Tempus for the Spring, SANFORD BIGGERS, Erik Levine

Featured Artist: Jake Fernandez

Jake Fernandez graduated from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. He is known for creating complex pictorial structures through the observation of light and space.

Olda Reviews: Tempus for the Spring and Us for Each Other

These days marked by austerity seem to be shifting into days marked by crowd sourcing, a trend to which Tampa Bay has warmed up quickly. Indeed, around here crowd sourced funds appear to nearly outpace great ideas needing a kick-start.

SANFORD BIGGERS: Codex

On view at Ringling Museum – Sanford Biggers uses the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist tradition to explore cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics.

Object Image / Erik Levine / Sculpture and Video

On view at Tampa Museum – 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.

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

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.”