The Value of Long-Form Journalism in Contemporary Art

Art Center Sarasota, in partnership with The Hermitage Artist Retreat, presents a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ann Albritton, panelists include Chris Jones and Michael Wyshock.

January 18, 2017 (6:30 PM)
Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota, in partnership with The Hermitage Artist Retreat, presents “The Value of Long-Form Journalism in Contemporary Art,” a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ann Albritton, professor of contemporary art history at Ringling College of Art and Design. Panelists include the artist Michael Adno; Chris Jones, curator of works on paper at The Ringling; and Michael Wyshock, an artist and professor of fine arts at Ringling College.

This event is free and open to the public. An advanced reservervation is required. Email sarah@artsarasota.org to reserve a seat now (seating is limited).

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Lisa Berger, the center’s executive director, says that Michael Adno’s current exhibit at Art Center Sarasota, “Cracker Politics, The Limit of Colonial Knowledge,” will serve as a focal point for the discussion. In his recent work, Adno studies the blurry lines between history and politics and actual experiences. His work involves working with historians, researchers, and local community members over long periods of time.

“The discussion will draw on my exhibition as a departure point to ruminate on the role of long-form journalism and art practices of the 21st century in an increasingly vitriolic political climate where we are seeing diminishing opportunities for those forms of reportage, a backlash against succinct reporting, and a frightening distrust in facts,” says Adno.

Berger adds that Adno asks viewers to explore the role sensationalist journalism plays in our perception of reality. “Is long-form journalism an endangered species? The discussion will address the role artists and writers serve in contemporary culture.”

Michael Adno is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer. He is a 2015 Ringling Towers grant recipient, a Fellow at The Hermitage Artist Retreat and a 2017 nominee for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

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Between Zero & One

Alfstad& Contemporary presents the inaugural show of its fourth season, Between Zero and One, a solo exhibition of works by artist Michael Wyshock

Alfstad& Contemporary
September 30 – October 28, 2016

Alfstad& Contemporary presents the inaugural show of its fourth season, Between Zero and One, a solo exhibition of works by artist Michael Wyshock, in which he examines the space that exists between spaces, and how those spaces are altered when objects are realigned in both color and form. The Opening Night reception is September 30th and the exhibit runs through October 28th.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784124765163903/

Michael Wyshock Painting
Michael Wyshock: Between One and Zero

“Between Zero and One highlights Michael’s intellectual and intuitive color, layering and manipulation techniques,” says Sam Alfstad of Alfstad& Contemporary. “His work is adventurous, showcasing art that displays depth, texture and a refinement that is visually stimulating.”

Opening Friday, September 30 (5:30-8pm)
Live Band, local craft beer and lite bites.

Alfstad& Contemporary
1419 5th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Michael Wyshock – Past Future Paintings

January 28 – February 11, 2012
Fine Arts Professor will be showing recent paintings in the Willis Smith Gallery for the Academic Center at Ringling College.

January 28 – February 11, 2012
The Willis Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art + Design

Colors are organized into groups of shapes with an arrangement that maximizes the space the marks occupy. The visual elements portraying familiar subjects are comprised from studies of community behaviors emphasizing consumption. Each piece has a theme developed from personal experiences and states of being. The two paintings – Bees and Crops were created as a pair to speak directly with each other about pollination and automobiles.

Michael Wyshock, "Crops", Acrylic on Canvas

Michael Wyshock received a BFA from the University of Delaware in 1998, and a MFA from Florida State University in 2002. His paintings and videos have been presented in over 100 exhibitions.

In 2006, his work in painting was recognized with a Pollock-Krasner Award. In the Fall of 2011, his work was included in a few exhibitions in New York City: a theater production in the East Village at the Connelly Theatre, the Big Screen Plaza in midtown Manhattan, and in the Unfold exhibition at Parsons. In December 2011, his work was nominated for an award from Madatac and presented as part of a special exhibition in Madrid, Spain at the Reina Sofia Museum. Also in 2011, his work was included in exhibitions at the Wheeler Arts Community Center in Indiana, the International Environmental Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain and in Mexico City, Mexico and at the Grand Isle Community Center in Louisiana. He currently lives in Sarasota, Florida where he teaches in Fine Arts for Ringling College of Art and Design.

Michael Wyshock, "Bees", acrylic on canvas

The Gallery is closed on Sundays

The Goods: Weekend News (01.13.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events.

Featured Content

Jack Dowd – 27: When the Music Diedhttp://bit.ly/AatJNK
Acclaimed Sarasota artist and sculptor, Jack Dowd, known for his innocently hilarious full size figures, has shifted focus to an introspective examination of large scale drawings.

Jack Dowd, Amy Winehouse in the Studio

Building Blocks: Interview with Architect Barron Schimberghttp://bit.ly/yWGfNF
Architect Barron Schimberg, of The Schimberg Group in Sarasota interviews with Sarasota Visual Art.


Exhibitions

MARK DION: TROUBLESHOOTINGhttp://bit.ly/xcQwwY
USF Contemporary Art Museum– Mark Dion creates drawings, prints, cabinets of curiosity, and installations about the discrepancy between perceived knowledge and scientific inquiry.

Mark Dion: Troubleshooting

S/ART/Q: Avant Garden – Marie Selby Botanical Gardenshttp://bit.ly/nh8ke7
Opening Reception: January 13, 2012– S/ART/q will curate an exhibition of their artwork entitled Avant Garden in the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Photo by Daniel Perales

Henk Pander: Sees All, Paints Allhttp://bit.ly/rPybqJ
Selby Gallery– The large-scale oil paintings and watercolors of Dutch born Henk Pander capture the raw essence of present-day reality by depicting ominous scenes.

Ort by Henk Pander

Robert Farber & Michael Wyshock Exhibithttp://bit.ly/yQ2cej
Englewood Art Center – Exhibition featuring new work inspired by the artists while in China with the Sister City Cultural Exchange last summer.

The Goods: Weekend News (01.06.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events.

Featured Content

Featured Artist: Jennifer Nugent – http://bit.ly/uJtjjY
I’d like to see more experimentation in curatorial endeavors. I think many artists have so much more to say than maybe a painting on a wall, and even if they don’t consider themselves performance […]

from series there goes the neighborhood

THIRTEEN AT GWIZ by Kevin Costello – http://bit.ly/t5iV3W
Kevin Costello provides a review of SARTQ’s current exhibit being held at the G.Wiz Science Museum

Simplicity in Design. – http://bit.ly/yr0XJ9
Contributed by Sarasota Visual Art Student Correspondent, Sishirprithvi Bommakanti, with Patrick Benjamin


This Weekend

Beauty in Bloom- Dabbert Gallery http://bit.ly/w6pNNU
January 6 – Nat Krate is 93 years young and still painting every day, he has emerged as a highly honored and popular contemporary realist.

"Free At Last" by Nat Krate Oil on Canvas 40" x 30"

American Studio Glass: 50 Years of Extraordinary Achievement http://bit.ly/w2dVpY
January 7 – Selections from the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection, showcasing more than 30 works by major figures in the American Studio Glass movement.

Rock-Paper- Scissors- Balzer ART Projects http://bit.ly/z4tAi9
January 7 – balzerARTprojects accomplishs an interaction between art and its audience, while fostering interest and discussions about contemporary art among a growing audience.


Next Week

Henk Pander: See All Paints All http://bit.ly/rPybqJ
January 9 – The large-scale oil paintings and watercolors of Dutch born Henk Pander capture the raw essence of present-day reality by depicting ominous scenes.

Henk Pander, Rescue, Oil on Linen, 59x 81, 2005

Robert Farber & Michael Wyshock Exhibithttp://bit.ly/yQ2cej
January 9 – Exhibition featuring new work inspired by the artists while in China with the Sister City Cultural Exchange last summer.


Current

Places, People, Recollections: Works by Leslie Lerner – http://bit.ly/wi2ynw
January 4 – 28, 2012 | The exhibit features featuring paintings, prints, and drawings by the late Ringling College professor Leslie Lerner

MY LIFE IN AMERICA - THE SUBURBAN HEADSHOP, LESLIE LERNER

Joseph W. Palmerio in Towles Court – http://bit.ly/yl0WY3
January 4 – January 25, 2012 | The show will feature paintings from this summer, in the South of France, Florida, and his Artist Residency this past September.

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