SARTQ: RED

Sarasota visual art collective with new exhibit around the theme of the color red. Palmetto Art Center, February 10 – March 9, 2017

February 10 – March 9, 2017
Palmetto Art Center
Opening Reception Friday, February 10 6-9pm

SARTQ: RED exhibition, will fill the beautiful Palmetto Art Center with glowing color. Whether scarlet, crimson, maroon, vermilion, berry, ruby, rose, burgundy, carmine, brick, or cerise – red is both satisfying and exciting. The strong feelings suggested by the color red – passionate love, blood and anger – are always stimulating!

“A thimble full of red is redder than a bucketful.” – Henri Matisse

The 10 artists in the exhibition celebrate the many ways to see the color red. “Red can boost your energy, it exudes confidence and is life-affirming. In addition, this exhibition gives all art lovers something different to do with their sweethearts for their Valentine’s celebration,” says SARTQ co-founder Tim Jaeger.

The artwork in this group show includes printmaking, collage, drawing, video installation, sculpture and painting. In addition, FREE red silk screened prints will be made for the public right before their eyes while meeting the members of SARTQ. Attendees may bring their own clothing items such as t-shirts, pants, scarfs etc., though any item that can lie flat under the screen and will accept ink can be printed on.

SARTQ: RED exhibition is open to the public with no admission fee. Cash bar and live music by Hunter Brown will be provided. Following the opening reception, the Palmetto Art Center gallery will be open Saturday, February 11th from 11AM – 1PM. Also, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 2PM, and by appointment.

The 10 participating SARTQ artists include Jeffery Cornwell, Elena De La Ville, Zachary Gilliland, Tim Jaeger, Cassia Kite, Jenny Medved, Laine Nixon, Javier Rodriguez, Steven Strenk, and Jill Taffet

For more information:
941.518.2109
sartq.org
info@sartq.org

The Palmetto Art Center is located at:
907 5th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221.
Right next door to Grower’s Hardware Store

Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy

January 13 – March 4, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum

USFCAM will present a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley, known for his ambitious and immersive projects that investigate historical and contemporary social issues, often through subversive performative action. Featuring two projects in our gallery spaces, DUKE RILEY: Flights of Fancy explores and celebrates Riley’s history of examining the role and relationships of humans and nature through his interactions and interventions with pigeons in public space and the nautical landscape.

Duke Riley

CAM’s Lee and Victor Leavengood Gallery will feature a re-configuration of Duke Riley’s project, Trading with the Enemy (2013), where Riley bred and trained fifty homing pigeons to fly one-way from Havana to Key West, Florida. Half of the pigeons carried Cuban Cohiba cigars, the other twenty-five carried video cameras documenting the journey across the Florida Straits. The exhibition includes a pigeon loft, the smuggled cigars, and videos filmed by the birds, which Riley refers to as the “smugglers” and the “filmmakers”, as well as research material related to the historic flight training of the pigeons. This project specifically references the US trade embargo on Cuba and contributes to the evolving dialogue and diplomatic relationship between the countries as well as referencing the State of Florida’s history of trade with Cuba and its direct influence on the development of the cigar industry and socio-political landscape of Ybor City and West Tampa.

CAM’s West Gallery will include photographs from Riley’s most recent work and largest project to date, Fly By Night (2016), produced for the New York-based public art organization Creative Time. Expanding on his history of working with pigeons, Riley converted a former naval ship into a floating pigeon loft and trained 2000 pigeons, outfitted with small illuminated LED bands, to fly in orchestrated performances above New York City’s East River. Captured during evening performances over the six-week run of the project, the time-lapse photographs document the flight patterns of the birds, swirling, twirling and swooping as moving constellations in the night sky. Paying homage to the waning culture of pigeon fanciers, Riley’s Fly By Night reimagines the role of the pigeon from a nuisance dweller within the urban landscape to a celebrated and revered messenger, companion and collaborator.

Riley’s work encompasses drawing, printmaking (the artist will be in residency at Graphicstudio to create two prints over the course of 2017), mosaic, sculpture, video and performative interventions. His signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives, presented in his distinct scrimshaw and maritime aesthetic, comment on a wide range of issues, from the cultural impact of overdevelopment and gentrification of waterfront communities, to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war.


RELATED EVENTS

CONVERSATION WITH DUKE RILEY *
January 13, 6pm
USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall (MUS107)
Artist Duke Riley joins curator Sarah Howard for a conversation about his work prior to the opening reception.

DUKE RILEY: FLIGHTS OF FANCY OPENING RECEPTION
January 13, 7-9pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum

ART THURSDAY: CURATOR’S TOUR
January 26, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Join USFCAM Curator Sarah Howard for a tour of Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy.

ART THURSDAY: FOR THE BIRDS *
February 2, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Come learn about the fascinating world of pigeons with world-class pigeon fancier and “Legend of the Sport” Erio Alvarez from Tampa’s own Alvarez Lofts. Alvarez will discuss the breeding and racing of pigeons and the history of the sport in the Tampa Bay region.

SYCOM CONCERT: MUSIC FOR FLIGHTS OF FANCY
February 17, 7-9pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
This two-hour concert will feature the students and faculty of USF’s Composition and Electronic Music Studio performing original compositions inspired by the artworks in CAM’s exhibition Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy.

ART THURSDAY: FLY BY NIGHT WITH CREATIVE TIME’S JEAN COONEY *
February 23, 6-8pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Learn more about Fly By Night, artist Duke Riley’s public artwork of unprecedented scale and beauty produced by Creative Time, a NY-based public art agency that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates and dreams of our times. Creative Time’s Director of Public Projects Jean Cooney will share insights to the unique challenges presented from her experiences with temporary projects in public space.

*American Sign Language Interpreters will be available at these events.


MUSEUM HOURS + ADMISSIONS

USFCAM Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 1-4pm.
Closed Sunday and University holidays (January 16)
Admission to the Museum is free; however a USF parking permit ($5.00 daily) or pay-per-space parking is required. Please visit our website cam.usf.edu for parking, directions, or more information on events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact USFCAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance. Call (813) 974-4133 for additional information.

Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, and by the USFCAM Art for Community Engagement (ACE) Fund Patrons. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too…Remix Edition

January 13 – February 25,2012
A mixed media exhibition to include, drawing, mixed media installation, painting, photography, and sculpture. There will be special live performance art at the opening reception by Working Method Collective.

January 13 – February 25,2012
C. EMERSON FINE ARTS, 909 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too…Remix Edition is a mixed media exhibition to include, drawing, mixed media installation, painting, photography, and sculpture. There will be special live performance art at the opening reception by Working Method Collective.

Artists exhibited: Kim Anderson, Neverne Covington, Gil Demeza, Lew Harris, Regina Jestrow, June Kim, Caui Lofgren, Michael Massaro, Daniel Mrgan, Jason Snyder, Danny Olda

Daniel Mrgan - "You cut a perfect slice", pen, ink, watercolors, colored pencils, 2012

The collective work begins with the relational aesthetic philosophy that the art viewer wants to be more involved in the piece. Realizing that in our current cultural climate much of the watching and looking is now done at home, and that contemporary art can now be something a community of interested people can create or experience together. We like to get the gallery goers involved into the experience in a way that allows some to dive right in and others to tiptoe. We are never bossy, and we never trick people- we just set up the situation and let people engage or not. We have discovered that when this comes together in a way that is thoughtfully semi-choreographed, but elements are genuinely left to chance, a palpable enthusiasm takes over the crowd. We are addicted to creating that enthusiasm.

Working Method Collective: Marnie Bettridge, Jay Corrales, Chalet Comellas, Tyler Dearing, Heidi Haire, Dan Hall, Echo Railton, Christina Poindexter

The group is composed of eight visual and performing artists, each pursuing a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Florida State University; Marnie Bettridge, Jay Corrales, Chalet Comellas, Tyler Dearing, Heidi Haire, Dan Hall, Echo Railton and Christina Poindexter. Within our personal studio practices each of us maintain a singular and unique voice that relates to our individual backgrounds and research interests. We are painters, photographers, designers, animators, and sculptors. When the group comes together collectively these varied strengths help to create a rich resource of possibilities. Most of our collective work is ephemeral in nature. As a group we enjoy pointing out that the work or the process of discovery, is the place where art happens and the objects left behind are only the remnants of this amazing experience.