The Goods: Weekend News (02.24.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. The Art History of Sarasota, Nancy Turner, J.M.W. Turner, Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Sungyee Kim, Kang Hyo Lee, Noelle Mason, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Cecile Moran

Sarasota has an art history, how about a future?
Even before Ringling’s school began to draw World War II veterans intent on studying art under the G.I. Bill of Rights, the Farnsworth School of Art opened in Sarasota in 1941, attracting students from the United States and Canada and from as far away as the Dutch East Indies.

Featured Artist: Nancy Turner
Nancy is an artist printmaker who derives inspiration for her work from the people closest to her, from the news media, and from other artists. She uses art as a language to convey information about issues that are important to her.

Genius Unfolding – Annotated Proofs by J.M.W. Turner
An historical look at several outstanding series of prints by J.M.W. Turner featuring artist proofs with his instructions written in the margins for published engravings of the Loire Valley and Seine Valley and bound books from the collection of Douglass Montrose-Graem

Robert Rahway Zakanitch – New monoprints
An exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Robert Rahway Zakanitch that includes one of the five paintings from his Big Bungalow Suite (11’ x 30’) and other paintings from his collection not shown in Tampa before.

Meditative Journeys: Sungyee Kim and Kang Hyo Lee
Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the devotional works of two Korean artists, painter and ceramic artist.

“Persistent Vision” – work by artist Noelle Mason
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work by artist Noelle Mason in an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton

DFAC Prepares for BIGGEST Show of the Year
An exhibition with over 300 works representing over 300 artists in painting, jewelry making, pastel, colored pencil, watermedia, 35mm & digital photography, clay, printmaking, mixed media, stone carving, enameling and more will be featured.

Florida Soliloquy by Cecile Moran
Solo exhibition of paintings embodying a sense of energy displayed through the interaction of brilliant colors. The images are created by layering and resistance techniques.

Meditative Journeys: Sungyee Kim and Kang Hyo Lee

February 25 – March 31, 2012
Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the devotional works of two Korean artists, painter and ceramic artist.

February 25 – March 31, 2012
Mindy Solomon Gallery

Korean Contemporary Art has become something of a recent phenomenon in the western art world, reintroducing itself as a redefined artist community who celebrates ancient tradition while transforming notions of the past into international, innovative and modern works. Bold color accents natural materials while presenting “new” iconography with deep introspection and spiritual implications. Much of the Korean aesthetic lies in the subtle detail while maintaining elegant simplicity.

Mindy Solomon Gallery
Sungyee Kim, "White Drops", 30.8"x28.2", Charcoal and mixed media on paper, 2007

Sungyee Kim creates densely layered paintings that incorporate the principles of I Ching with the Taoistic pursuit of becoming one with material. Sungyee shares, “A painting’s artificial, two-dimensional surface requires pure belief in spiritual values. It opens a door to the ideal. Nature is not comprehensible. Neither is a good artwork, because it resembles nature.

The incomprehensiveness of nature is the reason why all questions and communications start. We do not have any plausible answer to what life is, but we cannot stop thinking and talking about it. A good artwork can only show the endeavor to reach the answer.”

Mindy Solomon Gallery
Kang Hyo Lee, "The Sky", 12" x 12" x 1 1/2", Glazed Ceramic, 2011

Kang Hyo Lee ceramic work infuses ancient tradition with whimsical and contemporary interpretation. Bun-cheong was created during the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392AD) and was commonly used by the aristocracy and commoners of Korea.

The decorative style of Bun-cheong was created by stamping patterns or etching into the surface of the unfired clay and then covered with a white slip. The slip was either dipped in a tray or hand painted in a rough, hurried fashion with no consideration for precise detail.

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