OCTOBER 7, 2017 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
This exhibition focuses on the collaborative practice of Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, who have been working together for over ten years. Producing large-scale sculpture, paintings, and prints, the Mickett/Stackhouse team pushes one another out of their respective comfort zones. Mickett came to the partnership from a background in philosphy, radio, and theater, while Stackhouse followed a traditional visual arts path, with his work having been collected by museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National gallery of Australia.
Join Pamela Beck in the first installment of SeeSaw to her current column, ARTdart, as she observes and explores various visual art exhibitions and happenings in the Gulf Coast area.
ARTdart: There are as many ways to think about art as there are to create it. Join Pamela Beck in the first installment of, SeeSaw, to her current column, ARTdart, as she observes and explores various visual art exhibitions and happenings in the Gulf Coast area.
No, it’s not your imagination. It really does take an extra twenty minutes to get wherever you’re going these days.For art fans, there’s a flip side to not being able to find a parking spot this time of year: More crowds=More exhibitions.
Here, below, are some eyecatchers I’ve seen while gallery hopping on a recent, sunny afternoon. They’re just a small taste of visual treats currently on exhibit in Sarasota.
For a larger picture of shows in town, click “Exhibition” found on the Sarasota Visual Art masthead.
1. Abstract, adj.: Expressing a quality apart from an object, Group Exhibition curated by Kevin Dean, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art, till April 3rd
The resurgence of Abstract Painting in contemporary art provides this opportunity to explore current trends in relation to the historic movement through the exhibition of eight working painters ranging in age from their thirties’ to their eighties’ who are inspired by nature, music, mathematics, the spiritual and new media.
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design,
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
2. Child’s Play, Group Exhibition curated by Mindy Solomon of the Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, till April 26th
Mindy Solomon Gallery
124 2nd Ave NE St Petersburg, FL 33701
3. iConcept Retrospective, group exhibition curated by Lisa Berger and Eric Cross, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, till April 26th
Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
4. Following Ovid’s Metamorphoses: From Cosmogony to Chaos and back to the Rhizome, curated by Anne-Marie Melster, Two Columns Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, till April 14th
Two Columns Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Desing
1947 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota FL 34236
4. If the Sun was Square, curated by David and Tre Steiner, State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota, FL, till May 1
State of the Arts Gallery
1525 State Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
5. Ongoing, Nikitas Kavoukles, Stakenborg Fine Art, Sarasota, FL
Stakenborg Fine Art
1545 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
6. Let it Float, Matt Combs, till March 30th, Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota, FL
529 S. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Pamela co-owned Pannonia Galleries in NYC. There she was also an art appraiser, private art dealer, art fair exhibitor and catalogued paintings at Sotheby’s. Perhaps it’s not surprising that she is also a psychotherapist. She 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; Sarasota-Manatee Dance Alliance, Advisory Board Committee
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Hundreds of original, artist-signed, fine art prints and sculpture multiples are available at discounts from 10-60% off the regular list price. All sales benefit Graphicstudio¹s artists¹ residencies, continuing research and educational programming.
Friday, October 12, 2012
GRAPHICSTUDIO, Tampa, FL
10am – 9pm | Sale (6pm Reception)
The Graphicstudio Benefit Sale is a one-day-only event that will take place on Friday, October 12, 2012. Hundreds of original, artist-signed, fine art prints and sculpture multiples are available at discounts from 10-60% off the regular list price. All sales benefit Graphicstudio’s artists’ residencies, continuing research and educational programming. This once a year event includes work from world-renowned artists including Los Carpinteros, Chuck Close, Lesley Dill, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Christian Marclay, Vik Muniz, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Janaina Tschäpe, William Wegman, and many others. There will be a FREE drawing at 8pm for St. Petersburg artist Robert Stackhouse’s Blue 5606!
Some prints are the last available in inventory, with just one impression remaining. Techniques include traditional hand-printing processes such as relief, etching, photogravure, and lithography; digital printmaking; and technically advanced sculpture fabrication methods. Subject matter ranges from portrait to still life, representational to abstract, and all sizes Something for everyone at one-day-only prices. This event is free and open to the public. All major credit cards accepted, and all sales must be completed the day of the sale! Save the date: October 12th! Do you want to begin a collection of works by major contemporary artists, or maybe expand your current collection? Even if you just want to be an art collector one day a year! This is it! You don¹t want to miss the 14th Annual Graphicstudio Benefit Sale!
Robert Stackhouse, Blue 5606, 2006, Off-set lithograph on Arches fine art paper; signed by the artist , 24 ½” x 31 ¾” , Edition: 100, Images courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF, Photo Credit: Will Lytch
Philip Pearlstein, View of Rome, 1986, Direct gravure/aquatint with roulette work, 41 ½” x 52”, Edition: 60, Images courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF, Photo Credit: Will Lytch
Josiah McElheny, Eternity through the stars, 2011, Suite of six photogravures and colophon with clamshell, 24” x 20”, Edition: 20, Images courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF, Photo Credit: Will Lytch
Iva Gueorguieva , Borne Out, 2012, 2-run, 2-color direct gravure with spitbite aquatint, soap ground aquatint, drypoint and hand-painting with chine collé elements, 57 ½” x 36 ½”, Edition: 20, Images courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF, Photo Credit: Will Lytch
Christian Marclay, Splatt!!, 2011 , Photogravure on chine collé, 12 7/8” x 10 1/8”, Edition: 25, Images courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF, Photo Credit: Will Lytch
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Graphicstudio is a university-based atelier engaged in a unique experiment in art and education. Founded in 1968 as a non-profit art making facility, Graphicstudio is committed to research and the application of traditional and new techniques for the production of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples.
James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Vik Muniz, Kiki Smith and other leading contemporary artists have been invited to work in collaboration with expert artisans in our studios to create works on paper and editions of sculptures in a variety of materials. Ongoing research by Graphicstudio has been remarkably productive and many new processes and treatments of traditional methods have been developed such as waxtype (encaustic screen printing) and heliorelief (a photographic woodblock process). Graphicstudio editions have been acquired by leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the USF Contemporary Art Museum maintain complete archives of Graphicstudio editions. Graphicstudio also offers a Subscription Program.
Graphicstudio with the Contemporary Art Museum and the Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art in the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida.