Sex and Chocolate, A Reductive Collage Show by Christopher Schumaker

Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2012
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

“Collage from the French: à coller, to glue, French pronunciation; is a technique of art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.” This process is normally additive; I found a way to make an image from the opposite process, working reductive. Sexually charged images creating an interesting dialogue in the contemporary arts. I appropriate imagery and work backwards to compose an intriguing composition.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2012
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 28, 6-8:30 pm

Untitled, 2012, 2’x2’, C-print, Chris Schumaker

“Collage from the French: à coller, to glue, French pronunciation; is a technique of art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.” This process is normally additive; I found a way to make an image from the opposite process, working reductive. Sexually charged images creating an interesting dialogue in the contemporary arts. I appropriate imagery and work backwards to compose an intriguing composition.

For more information, please contact Chris Schumaker at: 314.518.9224 or cschumak@c.ringling.edu

[CROSSLEY GALLERY HOURS] Monday- Friday 10am-4pm

The Crossley Gallery was established in 1999, to showcase the talent of the Ringling College students. Two senior fine arts majors are appointed to direct the gallery during their senior year. The gallery experience provides the students an opportunity to learn the challenges of exhibition planning, scheduling and installation. The exhibition schedule is primarily devoted to the work of Fine Arts majors. In the past it has included work from other majors, visiting artists, alumni and individuals in the community.

Crossley Gallery is located on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, at 2698 Bradenton Rd., Sarasota FL 34234

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Clothesline Presents – Process Obsessed

June 8 – June 23, 2012
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.

June 8 – June 23, 2012
Clothesline Gallery

Featuring Sarasota artists Christopher Schumaker, Cody Berringer, Sandra Lefever, Fabian Manzano, Mike Adno, Austin Kowal, David Troxell, and Keith Alvarado, the exhibition reveals the technically versatile and range of printmaking through intaglio, linocut, woodcut and silkscreen printing.

Throughout history, artists have sought new and innovative ways to translate images and narratives through processes. Process Obsessed presents the evolution of printmaking through processes traditional and contemporary.

Clothesline Gallery

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.

Admission to the exhibition is free. The opening reception on Friday, June 8th will feature appetizers and an open bar.

After the reception, view the exhibit during regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon – 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


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