SPECTRUM: new work by Petty, Rosenberg, and Skiles

Nathan Skiles too

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28 (5pm-8pm)
Art Center Sarasota

“Spectrum” is an experimental installation that embeds the independent work of three artists— Jackson Petty, Leah Rosenberg, and Nathan Skiles — within the “context of installations of visual and thematic patterns created by each artist,” says exhibit coordinator Nathan Skiles. The works include new paintings and a textual wall installation by Petty, multicolored paint forms/sculpture and a striped wall work evoking remembered color by Rosenberg, with new collages and a large-scale vinyl wall application by Skiles.

“While each of us looks to visual and logical patterns for inspiration and context, Jackson’s fascination with language and brain games evokes a playful antagonism between the structure of the game and the agency of the player,” says Skiles. “Leah engages the complex workings of human emotion and the pursuit of happiness through color, form, flavor and arrangement, and I mine traditional arts and crafts to find lingering and vestigial meaning laying dormant and hiding in plain sight.”

Nathan Skiles
SPECTRUM: an experimental installation of new work by Jackson Petty, Leah Rosenberg, and Nathan Skiles

Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Florida 34236