Current Exhibitions

Art Center Sarasota's New Exhibitions: 
On View March 15-April 20, 2018
Opening reception for all four exhibits is Thursday, March 15, 5-7 p.m.

Spectrum III: An experimental installation embedding the independent work of three artists. 
iconcept: A 10-Year Retrospective: Featuring works by artists who create fashion using unconventional materials.
New Realities: New works by Ringling College of Art and Design’s Junior Fine Arts class.
Real/Not Real: A peer-juried exhibit. 



Spectrum III

Continuing the annual tradition (this is the third year) "Spectrum III" is an experimental installation that embeds the independent work of three artists — Elisabeth Condon, Sue Havens, and Kristen Schiele. The exhibit features large-scale, mixed-media drawings; an ephemeral print installation by Condon; acrylic on paper paintings and ceramic sculptures by Havens; and modular, shaped canvases and silkscreen prints by Schiele. "While each artist incorporates an element of collage and pattern in their work, Condon’s synthesis of traditional Chinese painting principles and the remembered fabrics and wallpapers of childhood presents a sublime hybrid of the formal and floral,” says exhibition curator Nathan Skiles. “Reminiscent of the Norman Wilkinson's World War I dazzle camouflage, Sue Haven’s complex, overlapping collages and intricately patterned ceramic sculptures challenge perception. In Elisabeth Condon’s work, flatness and dimensionality oscillate forming a harmonic, balanced tension. Incorporating shaped, geometric canvases and razor-sharp patterns and shapes, Kristen Schiele’s explosive work adds a hard edge to the exhibition, both formally and attitudinally,” says Skiles.

iconcept 10-Year Retrospective

“iconcept A 10-Year Retrospective” is a sampling of the innovative fashion found at Art Center Sarasota every spring since the inception of iconcept in 2009. Artists from around Sarasota produce pieces of fashion from unconventional materials.


New Realities

“New Realities” is a two-part exhibition, showcasing new works by Ringling College of Art and Design’s junior Fine Arts class. The first exhibition, “A Different Perspective,” runs March 15 to March 30. The second exhibition, “[Un]comfortable,” is on display April 5 to April 20. “Each exhibition is highly unique,” says Dustin Juengel, Art Center Sarasota’s exhibition curator, adding that the first exhibition includes sculptures fabricated in metal, small installations constructed from a range of materials, paintings, prints, and digital video projections. “The second exhibition has a more collaborative feel,” he says. “The artists worked together to craft one coherent immersive installation. Paintings, drawings and collages will contribute to the overall texture and experience of this installation."


The first part of the exhibition, “A Different Perspective,” brings together the work of Kiara Rodriquez, Meagan Hindel, Alisa Hodzic and Andrea Oded. Their works explore themes of history, identity, and nature. The second part of the exhibition, “[Un]comfortable” features the work of Micah Harrison, David Klos, Brianna Lackey, and Savannah Magnolia. “Their installation may initially evoke the familiarity of a cozy living room and invite the viewer to feel right at home, but the bizarre and uncomfortable lurk below its superficial appearance,” says Juengel.



Real / Not Real

“Real / Not Real” is an open, all-media, all-subject, peer-juried exhibition.