Exploding Sailboats; an Exhibition of Prints by Samantha Burns

Exploding Sailboats; Recollecting a Year in Solitude, an Exhibition of Prints Merging Traditional and New Media Processes by Samantha Burns

March 24 – April 21, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 24 (6:30-8:30PM)
New College of Florida- Isermann Gallery

Samantha Burns is proud to present her latest body of works in the exhibit, Insula Insula, at the Isermann Gallery from March 24 – April 21, 2017 in Sarasota, FL.  The exhibit, sponsored by the New College of Florida’s Division of Humanities, will include a collection of monoprints by Burns, developed using traditional and new media applications within printmaking.  Opening Reception is Friday, March 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm where the artist will be present to discuss the development of this exhibition, as well as her experiences as the New College of Florida’s 2015-16 Visiting Artist.

 Insula Insula Samantha Burns

A small departure from the time-based installations Burns typically fabricates, these pieces discuss themes rooted in her creative practice such as memory, experience, and recovery. The artworks featured in this exhibit were created by enhancing traditional, relief-printing techniques through the use of a laser cutter to cut out and etch images on paper.  The three series, consisting of fifty pieces, are interconnected through their use of fragmented imagery, themes, and materials.  In one series, Florida sceneries are subtly etched onto the paper accompanied by pieces of vibrant chine-collé prints providing the viewer a glance at what could have been.

Samantha Burns
Monoprint by Samantha Burns

This exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of the New College of Florida and Florida State University College of Fine Arts, to award a recent MFA graduate and emerging artist a position to teach printmaking at NCF. As recipient of this award, Burns (FSU, MFA’14) created and taught various printmaking courses at New College while developing the bodies of work being exhibited from March 24 through April 21st.
The Isermann Gallery is part of the New College of Florida’s Caples Campus in the Fine Arts Buildings. It is located at 5315 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.

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2012 New College Juried Student Art Exhibition

February 15 – March 2, 2012
Featuring sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking work by 16 New College of Florida students.

February 15 – March 2, 2012
Isermann Gallery, New College of Florida

The fourth annual New College Juried Student Art Exhibition features sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking work by 16 New College of Florida students now through March 2, 2012, in Isermann Gallery. Juror Kim Russo, head of the fine arts department at Ringling College of Art and Design, will give a talk and present awards during the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 9, from 6:30-8 pm.

The exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm in Isermann Gallery, located in the Caples Fine Arts Complex at 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Directions: At the intersection of U.S. 41 and University Parkway, turn west toward the Ringling Museum, then left at Bay Shore Road. Isermann Gallery is located behind Mildred Sainer Pavilion. For more information, contact New College Professor of Art Kim Anderson at kanderson@ncf.edu or 941-487-4670. The first place student artist receives $300, and his or her work becomes part of the campus collection to be displayed in the new Academic Center at the corner of U.S. 41 and College Drive. Second place is $100, and third place is $50.

New College students participating this year include Kyra Berman-Gestring, Lily Carbone, Coral Chepren-Moore, Leah Duncan, Eugenie Fortier, Sherry Haber, Emily Martin, Alexandra Miranda, Suzanne Olvey, Spencer Riolo, Analeah Rosen, Richard Sampson, Ben Sims, Lace Jayne Spencer, Melinda Thackrah and Alexander Wyllie.

Kim Russo is an artist, writer and educator in addition to heading the fine arts department at Ringling College. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Ireland. Her solo exhibition, Family, was recently on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, Fla. Russo has received a regional artist’s grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as residency fellowships from the Lenz Foundation, Caldera, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.

Founded in 1960, New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from some 40 states and nearly 25 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.