The Goods: Weekend News (02.03.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Bianca Pratorius, Gene Page, IV, Jack Gessley, Jack Gessley 3, James Griffin, Jennifer Basile, John Cage, Lesley Dill, Lester Jack Gessley III, Nathan Skiles, Palmetto Art Center, Sarasota, Sarasota Museum of Art, Sarasota paintings, Sooky Kim, Tempus Projects

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A Conversation with Lesley Dill at the Sarasota Museum of Art
Sarasota Visual Art joined in on a Q & A with the Brooklyn artist at the future home of SMOA. The following are excerpts from this conversation with the artist.[…]
Lesley Dill
Lesley Dill, Poem Eyes #3, photo silkscreen shellac, thread on tea stained muslin, 152.5

Featured Artist: Nathan Skiles
Often when I’m asked if the clocks function my canned response is, “Yes, they do function, just like a painting of a clock functions” This ties directly to the question about my choice of working […]

Golem #1; cuckoo clock with tools, 2011, foam rubber, 15 x 14 x 11 inches

Olda Reviews: Things Not Seen Before
Nearly 100 years after his birth and 20 years since his death John Cage’s relevancy to the current creative world is as strong as it’s ever been. To be sure, Tempus Projects’ Things Not Seen Before […]

Among many others, art by Christian Marclay (guitar) and Andrew Deutsch (video)


Two Doors Down – Works by Jennifer Basile and Bianca Pratorius
February 1 – An exhibition featuring mixed-media paintings and drawings at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art.


James Griffin: Luminous Color, A Journey
February 3 – An exhibit showing “our paradise of light and color”, a masterful series of Sarasota paintings.

"Early Winter Morning- Sarasota Bay" by James Griffin, 32" x 50", oil on canvas

Senior Thesis Show – Jack Gessley and Sooky Kim
February 3, 2012 – Exhibition of works by Sooky Kim and Lester Jack Gessley III
FAR OUT: A Black Light Art Exhibit
February 4 – Original artwork created by 17 individual artists to be viewed under black lights!


Photography Symposium with Gene Page
February 4, 2012 (7:00pm) – Palmetto Art Center plays proud to host sixth generation Floridian and Manatee County native, photographer Gene Page, IV, for a symposium that chronicles the experiences that shaped his career as an artist and photojournalist.

Two Doors Down – Works by Jennifer Basile and Bianca Pratorius

February 1 – 26, 2012
An exhibition featuring mixed-media paintings and drawings.

February 1 – 26, 2012
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art (Featured Gallery)

Jennifer Basile is a professor of art at Miami Dade College. A this exhibit, she will display eight works from her “Stranger Series.” These works combine traditional drawing techniques with pen, acrylic ink washes, and spray paint with stencils. “The drawings direct the viewer to recognize people who are present and more dominant in importance and people who were physically present but in reality were absent,” says Basile. “The acrylic washes are there to evoke the sense of a stained memory of moments. They’re meant to show the viewer how important human relationships are and how fleeting they can be.”


Bianca Pratorius was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1969. She completed a three-year program at the Holzfachschule Koeln focusing on furniture building and design. She subsequently moved to Miami and now lives and works in the Miami area. Her work is featured internationally in many private and corporate collections, including the Millenium Partners Collection permanently displayed in the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. “The unifying thread through my work has been pattern and repetition, which I explore through simple yet labor-intensive processes,” she says. “The patterns reprensent the perfect analogy for the chaos that surrounds us and the complexities within us.”

No sense of loss - BIANCA PRATORIUSI

The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is February 3, 6-8 p.m.