The Goods: Weekend News (02.10.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Richard Jolley, Mark Dion, Nathan Skiles, Kevin Dean, and Jacqueline Woolf

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Interview with Glass Artist, Richard Jolley
Richard Jolley has produced a remarkable body of sculpture that explores the human figure, its timeless beauty, and expressive potential.
Richard Jolley
Richard Jolley, Aqua Dove Amber Branch Green Thistle, Richard Jolley, 2009, 17 by 23 by 8 inches, hot formed glass

Troubleshooting the obvious, a critique on Mark Dion at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Dion replicates the natural through drawings, paintings, and screen-printed images with an ease that only an artist of his caliber could create.

Mark Dion at USF Contemporary Art Gallery

Featured Artist: Nathan Skiles
As a conceptual thread I made connections from the architectural grotesques to the stories of dubious parentage such as Pinocchio, the Golem, and especially Frankenstein. The 100 sculptures in the exhibition represent my own dubious parentage of art object as conceptual descendant.

Golem #2; cuckoo clock with tools, 2011, foam rubber, 13 x 12 x 6 inches

Functions

Art Talk at Art Uptown
February 10 (7:30pm) – Jacqueline Woolf will demonstrate her spontaneous abstract painting style using vibrant watercolors and collage mediums.
Realism? Art – Lecture by Kevin Dean
Monday (11:00am) – Lecture by Ringling College of Art + Design Selby Gallery Director Kevin Dean
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The Goods: Weekend News (01.13.12)

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

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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.

MARK DION: TROUBLESHOOTING

January 13 – March 3, 2012
Mark Dion creates drawings, prints, cabinets of curiosity, and installations about the discrepancy between perceived knowledge and scientific inquiry.

January 13 – March 3, 2012
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Mark Dion creates drawings, prints, cabinets of curiosity, and installations about the discrepancy between perceived knowledge and scientific inquiry. His works address embedded ideologies in history, often personified by famous figures, as well as important social and environmental sites.

Troubleshooting is a survey of focus on Florida. These works, some of which trace the travels of noted American naturalist William Bartram (1739 – 1823), range from cabinets of alligator ephemera to a collection of tools for a scientist in the field. Some of the works imagine what Bartram saw and collected in Colonial American in addition to revealing how Dion himself encountered the vestiges of a quickly disappearing natural world. Dion has also created work about horticulturist Henry Perrine, who introduced plants such as agave to Florida’s coastal areas. Dion’s comprehensive installation, South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit – Mobile Unit, 2088, is an emergency truck for threatened species, replete with safari-like clothing and bait for invasive animal species. Dion’s truck would enable activists to rescue endangered flora, but it also displays historical images by American botanist John Kunkel Small (1869 – 1938), of pillaged orchids, bromeliads, and cacti.

January 13 – Conversation with Mark Dion 6-7pm, USF Theatre2, THR
Discussion with artist Mark Dion; Miami art Museum curator Rene Morales, who was involved with the realization of Dion’s South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit; and USFCAM curator Jane Simon.

Mark Dion: Troubleshooting is organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa and is made possible by assistance from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Board of County Commissioners.