Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice

November 2, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Tampa Museum of Art

Inspired by the artwork shown at all three venues of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, the Tampa Museum of Art committed to show additional artwork by a Skyway artist or artists jointly chosen by the five exhibition curators. Artists exhibiting in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota were considered for Skyway Curators’ Choice. The selected artists are Claudia Ryan of Bradenton and Rob Tarbell of Sarasota, both of whom showed their work in Skyway at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

claudia ryan
Claudia Ryan
untitled, 2017
oil and glitter on paper
22×30 inches
Claudia Ryan has been aptly called both painter and poet, and at times her frenetic mark-making on canvas evokes the act of writing. With her densely layered and reworked paintings and drawings, Ryan states that she tries to “create an alternative universe of feeling using intuitive logic.” Her oeuvre also includes etchings published by Bleu Acier, Inc. in Tampa, with closely packed lines related to her other work and similarly suggestive of narrative. Ryan received her Certificate of Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA; her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of South Florida. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art; Maryland Institute College of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Riverside Art Museum, CA.

Rob Tarbell
Rob Tarbell
Basel Stabber 1, smoke on paper
60″ x 40″
2016
Though drawing is at the heart of Rob Tarbell’s process, it is the creative and imaginative use of smoke that propels Tarbell’s work beyond just imagery. Tarbell began experimenting in 2006 with burning credit cards and using the resulting residue. He regarded this as an ironic acknowledgment of the self-help technique of burning items to separate oneself from an emotional attachment to material possessions. He has since added gift cards and 35 mm slides featuring his own work to the list of burnables. By selectively directing the smoke using a “herd and corral” method, he is able to create ethereal portraits of both people he knows and found images. In addition to his smoke drawings, Tarbell has also developed an innovative process for creating porcelain sculptures of stuffed animals, simultaneously cremating and preserving them. Tarbell earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Tennessee, and has held teaching posts at several colleges and universities. He is represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City, and has had solo exhibitions at galleries throughout the United States.


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Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Abstract, adj.: Expressing a quality apart from an object.

February 22 – April 3, 2013
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art + Design

The resurgence of abstract painting in contemporary art has provided the opportunity to explore current trends in relationship to the historic movements that began to appear nearly a century ago.

February 22 – April 3, 2013
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Installation-Abstract, adj.- Expressing a quality apart from an object
Installation-Abstract, adj.- Expressing a quality apart from an object

Selby Galleries I and II: The resurgence of abstract painting in contemporary art has provided the opportunity to explore current trends in relationship to the historic movements that began to appear nearly a century ago and the new directions being taken by painters today. The subject will be addressed through the work of emerging, mid-career and well-established artists who have been inspired by the concepts developed in the past, nature, music, mathematics, the spiritual and new media.

Peter Plagens, Get In There Fast, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 54” x 52”
Peter Plagens, Get In There Fast, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 54” x 52”

Featured artists include: Peter Plagens, Frank Owen, Howard Buchwald, Linda Mieko Allen, Richard Purdy, Don Smith, Frances de la Rosa, Sam Parker, David Maxium, Yari Ostovany, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Livia C. Stein, Yolanda Sanchez, Joan Thorne, and David Budd.

Opening Reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.
Director’s Tour: Mon., Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.

Peter Plagens (born 1941 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American art critic, painter and novelist. He received his BFA from the University of Southern California and his MFA from Syracuse University. From 1989 until 2003 Plagens was a senior writer and art critic for Newsweek. He now writes about art for the Wall Street Journal and for ArtForum magazine. Although Plagens is perceived as a critic who happens to paint, he thinks of himself as a painter who happens to write art criticism. His work is the collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, among others; and is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.

“Here is work that looks like no one else’s and keeps on doing so as it changes according to nothing but the inner necessity of the artist.” – Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune art critic

For more information please go to : www.peterplagens.com.

Phone: 941.359.7563 or 941.351.5100
Email: selby@ringling.edu
Web: www.ringling.edu/selbygallery

A complementary exhibition of abstract painting by Ringling College of Art and Design alumni will be showcased in the Patricia Thompson Gallery, Keating Center. Alumni painters include: Omar Chacon Jr., Kris Chatterson, Vince Contarino, Michael Crabb, Nicole Mauser, and Claudia Ryan. This exhibition runs Jan. 18 – May 3, 2013.

Selby Gallery is located on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, one-half block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota.

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Hot Summer Show 1 Exhibition

June 5 – July 7, 2012
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.

June 5 – July 7, 2012
Clayton Gallery

Clayton Galleries opens its annual summer series with “Hot Summer Show 1”, a group exhibition featuring teh gallery artists. The show will open on June 5th and run through July 7th, 2012. There will not be an opening reception.

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.

Clayton Gallery
Craig Rubadoux, "Pine Song", 44in x 58in, oil on canvas

The participating artists are: David Adix, Donne Bitner, Peter Brown, Jeanne Cameron, Robin Cody, Dolores Coe, Lynn Davison, Virginia Derrybery, Benjamin Dimmitt, Billie Hightower, Cassandra James, Lennie Kesl, Carl Knickerbocker, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, Peter Kuentzel, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Lynn Manos, Bruce Marsh, Kate Norris, Yoko Nogami, George Pappas, Stacy Rosende, Claudia Ryan, Craig Rubadoux, Roberta Schofield, Joyce Ely-Walker, Linda Wesner, Kathy Wright.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 11am – 4pm. For more information, please call 813-831-3753


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The Goods: Weekend News (04.20.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Kymia Nawabi, St. Petersburg, Warehouse Arts District, Claudia Ryan, Evan Lovejoy

Featured Visiting Artist: Kymia Nawabi

Nawabi, a first-generation Iranian-American artist, earned her MFA from the University of Florida in 2006 and BFA from East Carolina University in 2003. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious residencies and awards including The Keyholder Residency with The Lower East Side Printshop (2012), winner of Bravo’s reality TV series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (2011), New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) …

Olda Reviews: Art Getting to Work

Olda Reviews: Art Getting to Work
St. Petersburg’s new Warehouse Arts District roughly spans 1st Ave N to 10th Ave S and 16th Street to 31st Street, which includes parts of the Grand Central district and the Dome Industrial Park is a […]

Featured Artist: Claudia Ryan

Claudia Ryan is one of the major female abstracts artists in the Sarasota / Bradenton area. A 2006 graduate of USF’s MFA program and Ringling College Graduate, Ryan has shown with Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, the Clayton Galleries, Bleu Acier Gallery, and currently lives and works in Bradenton, Florida.

Clothesline Gallery Presents Hypnagogia: Works by Evan Lovejoy

Saturday, April 21 – “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.”

The Goods: Weekend News (04.13.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Claudia Ryan, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Myakka River wilderness, SCF, Best of Ringling

Featured Artist: Claudia Ryan

Claudia Ryan is one of the major female abstracts artists in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. A 2006 graduate of USF’s MFA program and Ringling College Graduate, Ryan has shown with Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, the Clayton Galleries, Bleu Acier Gallery, and currently lives and works in Bradenton, Florida.

Wild 3: Artists and Animals of Myakka

April 12 – Featuring an exciting presentation of paintings, original prints, drawings and photographs deciphering the fauna of the Myakka River wilderness by prominent artists.

“Why Sculpture Matters” by Board of Directors of the Sarasota Season of Sculpture

April 13 – Speakers and panel members include esteemed artists, arts educators and cultural critics.

2012 Best of Ringling Annual Juried Exhibitions

April 13 – Juried work by Ringling College first year students and upperclass students in the departments of Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Graphic & Interactive Communications, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design and Photography & Digital Imaging will be featured.

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents “Explicit Content”

April 14 – An exotic showcase of uninhibited, sexually arousing perspectives. Opening and artist talk Saturday, April 14.

SCF Showcases Student Art

April 13 – An annual juried SCF Student Art Exhibition featuring the best artwork produced by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in the 2011-12 academic year.