Swing State

GALLERY ONE  
 EVEN STRANGER THINGS: Ringling College Fine Arts Faculty   

A follow up exhibition to Crossley Gallery's STRANGER THINGS.
Featuring works by Ringling College’s Fine Arts Faculty members  
displaying a range of work including Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Digital Imagery & Animation.

 

Mark Anderson
Claudia Cumbie-Jones
Hugh Davies
Dustin Juengel
Patrick Lindhardt
Vicky Randall
Nathan Skiles
Michael Wyshock

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GALLERY TWO

VIEWPOINTS: ALL SEWN UP - Patricia Anderson Turner

 

My art addresses issues of social, cultural, and political gravity.  Utilizing familiar and iconic imagery, often of conflict and pain, and placing these images within backgrounds that are exuberant and colorful creates tension between the seriousness of the subject matter and the cheery playfulness of the presentation.
My goal is to disrupt complacency, encourage dialogue, and even provoke the viewer to examine issues that affect us all.  The act of creating helps to release my frustration over these difficult ailments of our age.  
I mix dyes and paint on specialty archival paper and on textiles. Using dyes gives the paper and fabrics a luminescence as dyes penetrate into and throughout the piece. The paper is attached to silk and stitched with colorful thread to connect the elements, add texture, and enhance chromatic interest.  

Artist Bio:

 

Patricia Anderson Turner addresses social and political issues with mixed media and textile art; her subjects are as varied as war, ISIS, mental illness, rape, social media, hunger, ….even high frequency trading…. among many others.  Turner’s career highlights include a First Place at the Verona Museum of Modern Art in 2011 as well as top honors in museums, art galleries, and art centers throughout the United States. 

This year Turner has exhibited her work in national, juried art shows to include “Art As Politics” in Washington, DC; “Art Advocacy Speaks: Art For Social Change” in Pittsburgh, PA;  “The Engaged Object” in Golden, CO; “The Human Rights Art Exhibit” in McAllen, TX;  “Socially and Politically Engaged Art” at the Reece Museum in TN as well as art exhibits in Georgia, Virginia, and throughout Florida.

 

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Humpty Trumpty

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Florida's Flooded Future

 

GALLERY THREE

 

ARTIST + ARCHITECT:
VICTOR LUNDY

November 12- December 8
 

The exhibit features examples of Lundy’s works from 1944 to the present as part of Sarasota Architectural Foundation’s third annual SarasotaMOD Weekend. Two of Lundy’s recent paintings will be exhibited for the first time in Sarasota.

About Mr. Lundy

Victor Lundy was born on February 1, 1923 in New York City, the only son of Russian immigrants. He was educated in New York’s public school system and he was known as the “school’s artist” at his 6,000 boy high school.  He soon went to New York University and began to take classes in the School of Architecture and Applied Arts, learning about architecture in the Beaux Arts tradition.

In December of 1941, the day after the bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbor, Victor enlisted in the army. He earned advanced acceptance in the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), established to produce officers for the reconstruction of war torn Europe. He was sent to the University of Maine and trained for eight months. The ASTP was then abandoned and all soldiers in the program became infantry and were sent to Europe.
Victor carried sketchbooks with him and documented villages and fellow soldiers. In November 1944 Victor was hit by fire from a German tiger tank in the town of Rodalbe, France. Victor spent several months at an army medical center in England where an orthopedic surgeon noticed his war sketchbooks and managed to keep Victor there, making detailed drawings of surgeries. Victor later spent eight months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. before World War II ended. He was soon admitted to Harvard and continued his architectural education, this time learning from Bauhaus masters Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Victor graduated from Harvard with both a bachelors and masters degree in architecture. He applied for and was awarded the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, by the Boston Society of Architects. The scholarship, the oldest in the country, was founded in 1883, and allows young American architects to travel as the Rotch Scholar to study art and architecture in Europe. Victor spent eighteen months traveling post war Europe. From July 1948 until January 1950 he toured through the towns and countryside of England, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Middle East, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The drawings included in this exhibit are from a small sketchbook Lundy carried with him and used for short train and bus stops or occasional street scenes. His formal paintings for the Rotch Traveling Scholarship are on an 18 inch by 24 inch Arches Cold Pressed Water Color Pad and are in his archives at the Library of Congress.

Upon his return, he spent a summer in Los Angeles before involvement with a project in Sarasota, Florida. He immediately fell in love with Sarasota and practiced architecture there for eight years. When Victor arrived in Sarasota he entered and won a watercolor competition; his watercolor skills led directly to his first solo designed building. When Karl Bickel, one of the jurors of that watercolor competition, found out that Victor was also an architect, he asked Victor to do a few sketches for a new Chamber of Commerce building. Victor went to the site with a giant easel and produced four paintings that won him his first architectural commission. Those original paintings can be seen in this exhibit.

 

The artist and the architect have always been equally present in the work of Victor Lundy. 

 

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SECOND SKIN (closed)  

POP-UP exhibition featuring works by Irene Garibay, Ava Howard, Ruzica Ivanovic, Celia Garcia Nogales, Sophia Schultz and Sarah Viviana Valdez, curated by Sarah Viviana Valdez.
The work in Second Skin explores tactile interconnectivity. The artists' ideas have naturally merged by means of interactions with all sorts of materials to define the context of the second skin.
These artists have in common an

understanding of the body as an entity that expands out its physical contour. The final result of this survey is guided through a
series of works created with methods that exist outside of the material and transport the spectator and the artist inside the body
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GALLERY FOUR                                                             October 13 -November 25, 2016

 

SWING STATE   

Jurors: Vicky Randall & Paul Caragiulo

 

Open, all media, politically themed juried exhibition  

 

2 First Place: 
Jane Keeling

Young Patriot
Donald Fox

Faded Glory

  

 

2 Second Place:

Robert D. Wernick
Rainstorm

 David Stahl
Police Dog
 

 

 

2 Third Place:

Nancy L. Turner 

Unreasonable Burden

Melanie Carlstein

 

Matilda

 

 

 

Art & Frame Merit Awards:

 
 

Louise Hamel

On Thin Ice

Yuka Ikebuchi
Post Bernie
 
 

Honorable Mentions:

 

Kasia Bruniany, Jana Millstone, Nancy von Lazar, Lynn Mann-Hallmark, Myron Hansen, Marlene Woodson-Howard, Elisabeth Trostli, Nicolas Carpluk, Norman Grandstaff, Dirce Kennedy, Martha Montague, Jane Sydney, Susan Ritchay, D Calvert and Irene Gorman