SUP CONES- HIP HOP meets ICE CREAM Art Exhibit

July 20 – August 17, 2013
Bluelucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Artist Lineup: BASK, Victoria Berrios , Phillip Clark, Matt Deterior, Derek Donnelly, Todd Frain, Scott Hillis, Reid Jenkins, Jesse Kiebzak, Joanna Ledingham, Marc Levasseur, Dylan Marvin, Mark Mitchell, Chad Mize, Sharon Norwood, Johannah O’Donnell, Stephen Palladino, Casey Paquet, Joshua Pearson, Lauren Rasch, Efren Rebugio Jr, Mishou Sanchez, SAORI, Sarah Schiller, Frank Strunk III, John Taormina, Melisa Taylor, Joey Vitale, John Vitale, Paul Vitale, Krysteena Wakefield, Ceri Watkins, Cheryl Weber, Rachel Weirich, Jamison Waddell, and Jameson Wilkins

July 20 – August 17, 2013
Bluelucy Gallery – 653 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

OPENING SATURDAY, JULY 20th. 7-11PM
Bluelucy Gallery – 653 Central Avenue, St Petersburg FL 33701

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Featuring 36 Artist Flavors – Artist Lineup: BASK, Victoria Berrios , Phillip Clark, Matt Deterior, Derek Donnelly, Todd Frain, Scott Hillis, Reid Jenkins, Jesse Kiebzak, Joanna Ledingham, Marc Levasseur, Dylan Marvin, Mark Mitchell, Chad Mize, Sharon Norwood, Johannah O’Donnell, Stephen Palladino, Casey Paquet, Joshua Pearson, Lauren Rasch, Efren Rebugio Jr, Mishou Sanchez, SAORI, Sarah Schiller, Frank Strunk III, John Taormina, Melisa Taylor, Joey Vitale, John Vitale, Paul Vitale, Krysteena Wakefield, Ceri Watkins, Cheryl Weber, Rachel Weirich, Jamison Waddell, and Jameson Wilkins

OPENING will feature HIP HOP JAMS by LADY D, DFUNKDAMAGER and DELLY!

Ice Cream Cone Treats by Dairy Inn.

After Party at FUBAR.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/159018017607946

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TEMPORAL LANDSCAPES, new plein air paintings by Cindy Mason

February 1 – February 7, 2013
Madeby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

In the exhibition, Mason presents a series of North Carolina and Florida plein air paintings exploring the spirit of place or Genius Loci, a space where meaning is composed of ordered time, a layered space of substances, texture, color and the human psychic framework. Her mark making is an evolution that moves across the surface of the canvas. Gesture and structure become temporal fragmentation composed in space, where multiple actions and events document time as a vast landscape. These spacial relationships presented to the viewer stem from her systematic investigations of the micro- and macrocosm of place.

TEMPORAL LANDSCAPES, new plein air paintings by Cindy Mason
TEMPORAL LANDSCAPES, new plein air paintings by Cindy Mason

Please join us on Friday, February 1, from 5-7pm., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist.

Cindy Mason is a St Petersburg-based artist who has exhibited paintings, installations and sculptures in museums both regionally and nationally. Her work was recently featured in the Appleton Museum of Art’s Biennial Florida Installation Art Exhibition. She has also exhibited with NUTUREart in New York, Verge Art Fair’s in Miami and New York and Miami’s Independent Thinkers, a Miami Basel satellite art fair. Mason received her MFA at the University of South Florida and BFA from Ringling College. She is the recipient of an Honorable Mention in the Visual Arts by College Art Association, a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant and has been selected for artist residences at Ringling College’s Wildacres Retreat, NC, Jentel, WY and the School of Visual Arts, NY.

734 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

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“Hypothetical New Year’s Resolutions from Contrary Art Minded Sarasotans” by Pamela Beck

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

~ I promise to stop finding fault with the Chalk Festival and being such a killjoy.

~ I’ll stop using post cards of the Sarasota sculpture “Unconditional Surrender” over which I’ve scribbled, Not in my Backyard, as my personal stationary.

~ I will go to art shows in St. Pete and Tampa and stop blaming my laziness on the long drive, the heat, my poor sense of direction or being a one car family.

~ I will join a gym to get myself in walking shape for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 so I don’t expect to rely on their promised, yet nonexistent working shuttles and available taxis.

~ I will never again use my cell phone while I “contemplate light, perception and experience” in James Turrell’s Skyspace, “Jacob’s Coat”, at the Ringling Museum. (Or at least I’ll change my ring tone from “She’s a Brick House.”)

~ I’ll finally sign up for the art class I’ve always wanted to take rather than pretend my time is better spent studying “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Quickbooks.”

~ I’ll stop sending medical school catalogues to my undergrad son who wants to become a potter.

To An Art-Filled New Year!Happy 2013!


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

The Work of Bart Johnson: Inside the Labyrinth

November 10 – December 15, 2012
Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Bart Johnson wants to give people something they can’t see in the real world. His small-scale compositions consist of fluid, undulating, and seemingly infinite arrangements of imagined figures.

November 10 – December 15, 2012
Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Bart Johnson wants to give people something they can’t see in the real world. His small-scale compositions consist of fluid, undulating, and seemingly infinite arrangements of imagined figures. Upon each new look, the viewer is bound to discover additional bodies, forms, and features at first unseen. As he creates each piece, Johnson produces increasingly numerous layers of hidden limbs and faces—a labyrinth of life and imagination, his own “night world” that viewers can enter.

Born in Washington, DC in 1954, Johnson spent his teen years among the collections of DC’s major museums. He felt a connection to early American painters and European masterworks and their explorations of the human figure, the figure being the basis of his own work as well. Despite attending art school in the 1970s, Johnson does not consider himself to be a contemporary abstract artist. “I found 70s pop, photorealism, minimalist movements, and conceptual art to be cold and detached, lacking the deep feeling of painting of the past,” he notes.

Bart Johnson, Sonny Boy, 11 x 14 inches, Oil on paper mounted on panel

As to color palette, his research and use of historical pigments also corresponds with the Old Masters, including Bosch and Ensor. The excitement of painting, for this artist, is the rich involvement and depth possible on a small scale through the presence and texture of his medium.

Johnson also notes the impact of his “Dionysian” coming-of-age experience, now a memory which also feeds his artwork. Johnson was in grade school in Washington, DC, during the Kennedy assassination, Martin Luther King’s murder, and the race riots, and grew up during American music’s movement away from the light mood of the Beatles toward darker times with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. And, “I was in Richmond during the Vietnam war, surrounded by anarchy, radical politics, and hallucinogenic drug use. I think a lot of what I’m doing now, my sensitivity to current calamity, is affected by that formative period.” Today, Johnson sees a connection between contemporary trends in technology, isolation, and toxins and a widespread fascination with zombies and vampires—American society becoming “the living dead.”

Johnson’s grotesque, macabre figures dwell between the spiritual and natural world. ‘Inside the Labyrinth’ will feature these complex forms affixed to a variety of surfaces and media. Oil paintings, graphite drawings, etchings and pen and ink work will be the two dimensional offerings. Johnson’s lively cast porcelain works will also be available.

Bart Johnson, Various Predators, 15 x 22 inches, Ink and watercolor on paper

About the artist:
Bart Johnson studied painting at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received a BFA. He earned an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, then lived in New York City for the next 18 years. Johnson’s art is derived from life experiences in various working class jobs as a housepainter, dishwasher, security guard, warehouse worker, janitor, typesetter, telemarketer, and social worker. For the past ten years, he has lived “at the end of the earth” near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Johnson’s work is in private collections in the US and Europe, as well as the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Exhibition Information:
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents ‘The Work of Bart Johnson: Inside the Labyrinth’ November 10-December 15, with an Opening Night Reception Saturday, November 10th, from 6-8:30pm.

Mindy Solomon Gallery is located at 124 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at info@mindysolomon.com or 727-502-0852.


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Identity Theft: an art show by Lost Talent

October 13, 2012
Even-N-Odd Gallery, St Petersburg FL

Lost Talent is a Detriot based artist who specializes in hand cut stencils.

October 13, 2012
Even-N-Odd Gallery, St Petersburg FL

Lost Talent is a Detroit based artist who used to reside in the St. Petersburg area. He is well known for his hand cut stenciling ablities. He uses an exacto, stencil paper and spray paint to make his portraits come to life. He uses many layers to give his work depth and life-like dimension. This show aims to surprise and amaze the viewer and they might just find out that their identity has been stolen!

For more information, visit http://eve-n-odd.blogspot.com/

645 Central Avenue #11, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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