Matthew Holler – Recent Photographs

February 3 – March 27, 2017
Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 7 (4:30 – 6:30PM)
Patricia Thompson Gallery, Sarasota

Matthew Holler’s fascination with photography and the fashion industry led him to earn his BFA from the Ringling College Department of Photography & Imaging and pursue a career as a fashion and portrait photographer in Sarasota and New York after graduation. Heavily influenced by early to mid-twentieth century photography, Holler draws inspiration from Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton. The selection of works in the exhibition by this dynamic fashion and portrait photographer represents a wide range of his photographic approaches from 2011-2016.

Matthew Holler
Matthew Holler

Read an interview conducted by exhibition curator Mark Ormond from November 2016
http://www.ringling.edu/sites/default/files/Questions%20for%20Matthew%20Holler.pdf


The Patricia Thompson Gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by Ringling College alumni.
Location: The historic Keating Center building on the Ringling College campus. One half block east of Highway 41 on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Way in Sarasota.

Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30 – 4:30 pm

For further information:
www.ringling.edu/galleries
galleries@ringling.edu
941.359.7563

Abstract, adj.: Expressing a quality apart from an object.

February 22 – April 3, 2013
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art + Design

The resurgence of abstract painting in contemporary art has provided the opportunity to explore current trends in relationship to the historic movements that began to appear nearly a century ago.

February 22 – April 3, 2013
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Installation-Abstract, adj.- Expressing a quality apart from an object
Installation-Abstract, adj.- Expressing a quality apart from an object

Selby Galleries I and II: The resurgence of abstract painting in contemporary art has provided the opportunity to explore current trends in relationship to the historic movements that began to appear nearly a century ago and the new directions being taken by painters today. The subject will be addressed through the work of emerging, mid-career and well-established artists who have been inspired by the concepts developed in the past, nature, music, mathematics, the spiritual and new media.

Peter Plagens, Get In There Fast, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 54” x 52”
Peter Plagens, Get In There Fast, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 54” x 52”

Featured artists include: Peter Plagens, Frank Owen, Howard Buchwald, Linda Mieko Allen, Richard Purdy, Don Smith, Frances de la Rosa, Sam Parker, David Maxium, Yari Ostovany, Mike Solomon, Syd Solomon, Livia C. Stein, Yolanda Sanchez, Joan Thorne, and David Budd.

Opening Reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.
Director’s Tour: Mon., Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.

Peter Plagens (born 1941 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American art critic, painter and novelist. He received his BFA from the University of Southern California and his MFA from Syracuse University. From 1989 until 2003 Plagens was a senior writer and art critic for Newsweek. He now writes about art for the Wall Street Journal and for ArtForum magazine. Although Plagens is perceived as a critic who happens to paint, he thinks of himself as a painter who happens to write art criticism. His work is the collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, among others; and is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.

“Here is work that looks like no one else’s and keeps on doing so as it changes according to nothing but the inner necessity of the artist.” – Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune art critic

For more information please go to : www.peterplagens.com.

Phone: 941.359.7563 or 941.351.5100
Email: selby@ringling.edu
Web: www.ringling.edu/selbygallery

A complementary exhibition of abstract painting by Ringling College of Art and Design alumni will be showcased in the Patricia Thompson Gallery, Keating Center. Alumni painters include: Omar Chacon Jr., Kris Chatterson, Vince Contarino, Michael Crabb, Nicole Mauser, and Claudia Ryan. This exhibition runs Jan. 18 – May 3, 2013.

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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“Art Appreciation Without Meltdowns or Money” by Pamela Beck

Right here in Sarasota we have the Ringling College of Art and Design. While people know about this extraordinary college as an educational institution, how many see it mainly as a destination spot for viewing contemporary art? The on campus art galleries are free, unpressured and beautiful settings that offer something for everyone without trying to sell anything to anyone.

There are as many ways to think about art as there are to create it. Join Pamela Beck in her column, ARTdart, as she explores and considers the different perspectives that define the art world.


Pamela Beck

by Pamela Beck

So you’d like to take the family on a regular basis to see what’s happening in the art world but don’t want to pay any entrance fees? Of course you can always go free to the Ringling Museum of Art on a Monday and there are all kinds of discounts available there depending on age and other factors.

But you’re a harried family, with a budget, fidgety young kids, world-weary teenagers and maybe a spouse who reluctantly agrees to go only if you will watch his/her favorite TV show on the night that yours is on the same hour.

Willis Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

You can always go to galleries. But you feel a bit like a phony walking around with the price list in your hand. Not to mention that instead of just looking at the art, your spouse invariably and frequently comments, “Can you believe the price of this?”, which somehow does not help create the experience you were seeking.

And the last time you were in a gallery with your family, one of your fidgety kids asked you in more than his “speaking voice,” “Why is that person behind the desk always staring at us?” To which your world-weary teen replied just loud enough to be heard, “Dude’s got some serious *!#* goin’ on.” Which then made you look apologetically at the dude (who wasn’t smiling) and hastily usher your family out of the gallery and on to the street where a lecture about public comportment ensued. It didn’t help that your spouse was giving you an “I told you so” look.

What to do? What to do?

Right here in Sarasota we have the Ringling College of Art and Design. While people know about this extraordinary college as an educational institution, how many see it mainly as a destination spot for viewing contemporary art? The on campus art galleries are free, unpressured and beautiful settings that offer something for everyone without trying to sell anything to anyone.

Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

The experience is varied and exhibitions change frequently. Selby Gallery shows work by well-known national and international artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. They also offer programs and events free to the community. Both the Basch and Willis Smith Galleries present exhibitions of work by Ringling College students, alumni, faculty and contemporary artists. Of particular interest to both young and old viewers is the Crossley Gallery run by and showcasing only Ringling College students, the Goldstein Gallery, which presents film selections from the Digital Filmmaking department and the Christ-Janner Gallery that features the work of the college Illustration students. The Patricia Thompson Gallery shows the art of college alumni.

Willis Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

It can be quite inspiring for children to see the work of artists, who may not be that much older than they are, featured in the beautiful, professional spaces the college provides. There’s also plenty of shake-it-out time for everyone to regroup as you walk between these galleries through the pretty grounds of the Ringling campus, not knowing what to expect in each gallery, but having learned from prior experience that it’s certain to be of interest.

One thing’s for sure though, with all the cool Ringling College students hanging around when you do visit, your own kids would rather be caught dead than look like the art appreciation experience is anything but normal for them. And soon enough, it will be.

For info on current and upcoming Ringling College exhibitions: http://www.ringling.edu/campus-student-life/campus/galleries/


To read more from Pamela, view these links:
http://srxq.blogspot.com/
http://whatdogsreallythink.blogspot.com/


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