CYCLE 3 2018-2019
ON VIEW JANUARY 24 - MARCH 1, 2019
SARASOTA VISUAL ARTISTS STUDIOS
This exhibition will present an unfamiliar dimension of the well known members of this Sarasota Visual Arts Group. “Anyone familiar with the works of these artists will be surprised and impressed by the bold strides the artists have taken with their newest creations,” says the exhibit’s curator Dustin Juengel. The exhibition will run parallel with the group’s open studio series, during which the community is invited to visit the artists in their working spaces every first Saturday of the month from December through March. The seven artists showcased in this exhibition are Barbara Banks, Bill Buchman, Duncan Chamberlain, Larry Forgard, Michael Halflants, Grace Howl, and Dasha Reich.
HOW TO TELL THE TRUTH: JEN NUGENT
Jen Nugent explores the delicate and unreliable nature of memory through a series of small-scale, mixed-media collages on paper and edited, archival film footage. “Using autobiography and collective history in equal measure, Nugent’s work dismantles and reassembles cultural content, revealing new possibilities and questioning how we value personal memories against collective, official histories,” says exhibit curator Nathan Skiles. He explains that the collages, drawings, and videos address the competing impulses to preserve and interpret artifacts. National Geographic pages, New York Times covers, Obama’s farewell address written on a McDonald’s napkin, torn Hubble space photographs, and various other compositions form a collective understanding of ideological structures, authorities, memory, and history. “How to Tell the Truth” forges and reveals connections between political (public) and personal remembrance without consolidating them.
ASALH: BLACK MUSE
“ASALH: Black Muse 2019” is a group exhibit of the member artists of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Art Center Sarasota hosts this annual exhibition to highlight some of the region’s African-American artists in celebration of Black History Month. This exhibition covers a wide array of media, from painting and drawing to sculpture.
Exhibiting artists include Tod Berrien, Helen Burkett, Jacquelyn Dix, Jacquie Fitzgerald, Arline Flournoy, Major Gladden, Ronald Hendriques, Dan Houston, Barbara Mask, Ron Mason, Myrna Morris, Michelle Redwine, Carolyn Rice, Peter Rogers, Enid Sport-Stewart, Phyllis Taylor, Jane Thames, Elaine Thomas, Alexander Tureaud.
WORK OF HE(aRT)
All media, all subjects, juried exhibition
Jurors: Jamie Tracy and Margy Rich. Jamie Tracy received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Cleveland Institute of Art and his Master’s of Fine Art from School of Visual Arts. Margy Rich holds an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Carl Abbott, Jane Boyd, Carol Buck, Nicolas Carpluk, Marie Garafano,
Gary Gorman, Rachael Haas, Marjorie Hallett, Mayer Kersun,
Linda LeGrice, Marie-Louise McHugh, Judy Silver, Chris Therrien
Juror’s select work based on their subjective view of what would make a quality exhibition. Having two jurors that are artists and educators creates a dynamic rubric that includes technique, concept and presentation.
While selecting pieces to include we looked for complete works of art. An abstract painting for instance, may have an informed sensitive approach to color, however without a solid composition to support the palette, it will fall short. Refined technique is not enough to complete a work of art. The artist must treat their concept and presentation as an equal to their skill. If a portrait is included in this exhibition, it is engaging the viewer. There is something there; an emotion, gesture or concept that is present alongside the subject. Presentation and framing must be treated with the same respect as your art.
We were honored to accompany all artists that submitted and are present within Work of He(art).
- Margy Rich and Jamie Tracy