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.
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
Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events.
Jack Dowd – 27: When the Music Died – http://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.
Building Blocks: Interview with Architect Barron Schimberg – http://bit.ly/yWGfNF
Architect Barron Schimberg, of The Schimberg Group in Sarasota interviews with Sarasota Visual Art.
MARK DION: TROUBLESHOOTING – http://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.
S/ART/Q: Avant Garden – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – http://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
Henk Pander: Sees All, Paints All – http://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.
Robert Farber & Michael Wyshock Exhibit – http://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.
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.