BETWEEN HERE & THERE

March 30, 2017 (6-9PM)
3080 N Washington Blvd, Unit #40, Sarasota, FL

BETWEEN HERE & THERE is a collaborative solo exhibition of Sophia Schultz and Ava Zelkowitz, two undergraduate students at New College of Florida. This mixed media installation explores attempts to highlight and dissolve the underlying systems of social understanding of space. This will be an immersive installation piece that, upon entrance, invokes feelings of disorientation and detachment from materiality. We seek to construct a space of dualities, of illusion, of spontaneous reality.
BETWEEN HERE & THERE

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3080 N Washington Blvd, Unit #40, Sarasota, FL

Season of Sculpture, Season VII presents “Shared Ground: Eight Artists-Eighteen Installations” by Pamela Beck

This year, Season of Sculpture presents Season VII’s “Shared Ground: Eight Artists, Eighteen Installations.” Eight highly acclaimed artists of regional, national and international renown, will exhibit eighteen large-scale works throughout Sarasota’s beautiful downtown Bayfront Park from November 16, 2013 through May 2014.

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Many of us have memories of climbing over outdoor sculpture as children; we were free to explore and react to the look, sense and impact of a work of art in its ever-changing natural surroundings. Free from the encumbrances of traditional indoor settings, we experienced art in a fresh and approachable way; sometimes serious, sometimes playful, but always visceral and untethered from rules of art protocol and gallery decorum.

If we were lucky, this was our introduction to sculpture- to be fully engaged, curious and physically interactive without restrictions; and this is exactly the opportunity Season of Sculpture offers to newcomers and established fans alike over the course of the next six months.

Season of Sculpture is a local not for profit, 5O1 [c] 3 organization that produces a biennial, international exhibition of large-scale sculptures along Sarasota’s bay front. It’s free and open to the public 24/7. Their mission is to enrich the cultural and educational experience of residents and visitors. The organization relies on donors, sponsors, volunteers and artists to bring these nationally acclaimed, international invitational exhibitions to Sarasota.

This year, Season of Sculpture presents Season VII’s “Shared Ground: Eight Artists, Eighteen Installations.” Eight highly acclaimed artists of regional, national and international renown, will exhibit eighteen large-scale works throughout Sarasota’s beautiful downtown Bayfront Park from November 16, 2013 through May 2014.

“Shared Ground,” curated by Fayanne Hayes and Andrew Maass, presents sculpture by Heinz Aeschlimann, Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Robert Chambers, Richard Herzog, Linda Howard, Jun Kaneko, Jae-Hyo Lee, and Boaz Vaadia. Docent-led tours will be offered, as well as public and student educational programs.

A satellite exhibition of the artists’ smaller works will be exhibited at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune building at 1741 Main Street in downtown Sarasota from January 7th through May 3Oth, 2014.
As the director of public relations for Season of Sculpture, I’ve had the opportunity to ask the artists about their work. A series of brief interviews with them will appear in this column, starting with Boaz Vaadia.

2OO8 Bronze, boulder & bluestone 86"h. x 12O"w. x 8O" d. A/P, Ed. of 5
Asa, & Yeshoshafat with Dog, 2OO8
Bronze, boulder & bluestone
86″h. x 12O”w. x 8O” d.
A/P, Ed. of 5

 

2O13 Bronze & bluestone 91"h. x 36" w. x 36" d. 2/5, Ed. of 5
David, 2O13
Bronze & bluestone
91″h. x 36″ w. x 36″ d.
2/5, Ed. of 5

Boaz Vaadia Bio:

Vaadia was born in Gat Rimon, Israel in 1951; He was a self-taught artist until he could afford to attend the Avai Institute of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1971. He taught himself welding and stone masonry and built his first casting foundry for bronze following his graduation.

In 1975, he was awarded his first, of two, American-Israel Cultural Foundation grants to study in the US, where he has lived and worked ever since, in New York City.

Vaadia’s unique sculptures, either in bronze or stacked bluestone slate, evoke his Israeli heritage in a meditative, contemporary, yet sensual style. His work is permanently sited in numerous public collections, as well as museums and private collections throughout the U.S. including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Time Warner Center, NYC; The Ravinia Sculpture Park, Chicago; the Independence Park, Tel Aviv; and The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.

PB: How long did you think about this sculpture before working on it?
BV: Most of my sculptures take several years of thought and study before I begin carving.

PB: Who/what are some of your influences, artistically or otherwise?
BV: Mainly ancient stonework, but also sculptors like Michelangelo, Noguchi, and Giacometti.

2OO9 Bronze, boulder, & bluestone 76" h. x 12O" w. x 1OO " d. 1/5, Ed. of 5
Family with Dog, 2OO9
Bronze, boulder, & bluestone
76″ h. x 12O” w. x 1OO ” d.
1/5, Ed. of 5

PB: How do you anticipate that your sculpture will look different in the bay front setting?
BV: As my work is layered I believe it will connect well with the environment, looking as though carved by winds from the bay.

PB: What made you choose to do a work of this size?
BV: My work is based on the human scale, allowing viewers to interact with it in a more personal way. The natural materials I work with also help determine the size of my work.

PB: What is your favorite hobby or pastime other than your art?
BV: Meditation and spiritual studies.

2O13 Bronze, basalt & bluestone 65"h. x 9O"w. x 8O" d.
Maaka & Revaham, 2O13
Bronze, basalt & bluestone
65″h. x 9O”w. x 8O” d.

website:
http://sarasotaseasonofsculpture.org/

Contact:
SusanMcleod@michaelsaunders.com

Pamela Beck
Pamela Beck

Pamela is Public Relations Director for Season of Sculpture and a private art consultant. She co-owned Pannonia Galleries in NYC. There she was also an art appraiser, private art dealer, art fair exhibitor and catalogued paintings, drawings and sculpture at Sotheby’s. She was Communications Director for The Essential Element. Pamela has a keen interest in the arts and supporting Sarasota’s future as a lively, diverse and forward thinking city for young and old. Pamela is a member of The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Curatorial & Acquisitions Committee and Institute for the Ages Volunteer.

Noir et Blanc, Florence Putterman

April 5 – April 27, 2013
Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton FL

Sarasota artist presents monotypes, etchings, lithographs, linocuts, woodcuts, and sculptures.

April 5 – April 27, 2013
Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton FL

Sarasota artist presents monotypes, etchings, lithographs, linocuts, woodcuts, and sculptures.

Noir et Blanc, Florence Putterman
Noir et Blanc, Florence Putterman

www.dancing-crane.com
941.744.1333 / artgallery@dancing-crane.com

1019 10th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

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Florida Fantastica by MF Cardamone

January 9 – March 3, 2013
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

Science inspires art in colorful mixed media show, Florida Fantastica by Philadelphia native MF Cardamone. Her clear and insightful artwork illuminates people’s relationship with plants.

January 9 – March 3, 2013
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

MF Cardamone, Tree of Life
MF Cardamone, Tree of Life

Science inspires art in colorful mixed media show, Florida Fantastica by Philadelphia native MF Cardamone. Her clear and insightful artwork illuminates people’s relationship with plants. The exhibition is included in Selby Gardens admission and will be on display in The Museum of Botany and the Arts January 9 – March 3, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Cardamone at the free public opening on January 10.

In this unique form of art, Cardamone records a plant’s life history, ecology, folklore, wildlife value and medicinal uses by combining specimens with digital imagery, inks and hand drawn touches that playfully modernize the traditions of plant specimen mounting and botanical illustration. Like Selby Gardens, Cardamone has a passion for the education and preservation of plants, but above all, her artwork strives to express the connections between plants and people. She explains, “I like to create visual puzzles with my work and try to evoke a sense of mystery and wonder in the viewer because that’s the way I feel about the natural world. I’m in awe of its power to sustain and heal us – and its beauty!”

Together with Selby Gardens’ Botany Director, Bruce Holst, Education Director, Jeannie Perales, and Horitculture Director, Mike McLaughlin, Cardamone developed a list of plants representing both the Gardens and Florida. Many of these selections will be featured in the Florida Fantastica exhibition which coincides by design with statewide celebrations of Florida’s 500th anniversary.

Special Programming:

1. Public Opening Reception – Museum of Botany and the Arts, January 10, 5:30 pm

2. Associates’ Luncheon Lecture by Jeannie Perales – Mattison’s Forty-One, January 21, 11:30 am

3. “The Art of Plants” – Plant & Garden Festival, Selby Gardens, February 23, 24, 10:00am–5:00pm

4. Free Noon Lecture: Of Plants & People with Dr. Matthew Mclendon, February 26, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL

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Phases of Identity at Selby Gallery

Jan. 7 – Feb. 16, 2013
Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse have been working collaboratively for over twelve years. They make paintings, prints and site-specific sculpture.

Jan. 7 – Feb. 16, 2013
Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Carol Mickett/Robert Stackhouse, Chrysanthemum, 2012 acrylic on paper mounted on canvas 40″ x 120″

Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse have been working collaboratively as Mickett/Stackhouse for over twelve years. They make paintings, prints and large-scale, site-specific sculpture. Mickett comes to the collaboration from a background in philosophy, film, radio, poetry, and theater. Stackhouse has followed a traditional visual arts path, and his individual work can be found in museum collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Australia, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. They both hold PhDs: Mickett in philosophy and Stackhouse has an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of South Florida.

Detail of Carol Mickett/Robert Stackhouse, Breath Of Water, 2012, Florida Cypress and Paper, 35’ L x 18’ W x 8’

Mickett and Stackhouse make site-specific sculpture with the intention of incorporating their work into a specified environment both physically and metaphorically. Each site in which they work commands its own set of parameters. The sculpture Mickett and Stackhouse make must make sense within these parameters or the sculpture will just be some arbitrary structure introduced into the site. To achieve their ends, Mickett and Stackhouse take into account the physical attributes and the use of the site together with their on-going aesthetic interests. Their goal is to make sculpture that enhances the environment, and, hence, excites and draws people to interact with their work and to look again at the importance of their surroundings.


Artists Talk and Preview: Thurs., Jan. 10, 7 p.m.
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 11 5-7 p.m.
Director’s Tour: Mon., Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m.


Mickett and Stackhouse’s most recent work includes Breath of Water (2012), a 38’ x 18’ x 8’ installation, at the Lab Gallery in New York City, On Board (2011), a series of five paintings, located on the USFSP campus and commissioned by the Florida’s Art in State Building Program and Place In The Woods, (2010), a bronze and brass walk-through sculpture, 14’H, 28’L, 14’W, commissioned by the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Benwood Foundation, and the Art in Public Places Project in Chattanooga, TN.

Carol Mickett/Robert Stackhouse, In The White (In Progress), 2012 acrylic on paper mounted on canvas 60″ x 122″

In a recent review by Jonathan Goodman in the November 2012 issue of Sculpture, he describes their “Breath of Water” at The Lab Gallery in New York: “The sculpture impressively combined philosophical notions with subtle, experimental representations of the idea of water……Their partnership was especially effective in this work with its conflation of idea and image, concept and structure.” (source)

Carol Mickett/ Robert Stackhouse, First Moon (In Progress), 2012 acrylic on paper mounted on canvas 60″ x 131″

Robert Stackhouse is best known for his large-scale architectural sculpture and large-scale paintings. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Australia, The Walker Art Center, and The Art Institute of Chicago among many others. He has held endowed chairs at Hartford University, the University of Denver, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Florida, is Professor Emeritus from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and is the recipient of three NEA individual artist grants. Stackhouse is in the Polk County Hall of Fame and his alma mater, Auburndale High School, in Auburndale, FL, named their art building “The Robert Stackhouse Art Center.”

Carol Mickett, in addition to her work in the visual arts, has worked as a free-lance producer, director, writer, and host. Dr. Mickett is currently host of the Dalí Museum’s series Our Town, a conversation with people who have shaped the identity of St. Petersburg, FL. She sits on the Arts Advisory Committee for the city of St. Petersburg. Dr. Mickett’s past work includes director of History Speaks, a video archive of the history of Kansas City, guest editor/writer for a special issue on the history of the arts in Kansas City for Kawsmouth, a journal of history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; a producer/writer for Uniquely Kansas City, a 5-part documentary on the arts in Kansas City for Kansas City Public Television; and director/speech writer for the American Business Women’s Association’s annual conferences. Mickett is the recipient of numerous grants and has published essays, poems, and interviews in Canadian Philosophical Review, Hypatia, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters among others. Dr. Mickett, who worked for over a decade in academia, holds her Ph.D. in philosophy.

www.mickettstackhouse.com

Selby Gallery Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tues.,10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: 941.359.7563 or 941.351.5100
Email: selby@ringling.edu
Web: www.ringling.edu/selbygallery

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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