Swept Away & ORIGINS: A Docent Tour at Sarasota Museum of Art

Last Sunday I finally got the chance to venture to SMOA to experience two very fleeting exhibits, through an even smaller window of opportunity: a docent led tour of Lisa Hoke’s  “Swept Away”, and ‘ORIGINS’, a collaboration between Sweet Sparkman Architects and the Ringling College of Art & Design. Since I arrived early I decided to wander through Patrick…

R. Luke DuBois – Now: Video, Digitally Generated Sound Pieces, Oscar Winning Films Throughout the Years, Maps of the Lonely Looking for Love, Playboy Pin-ups, Google, and Britney Spears

If you’re the type of person that enjoys artists that defy categorization, look no further than the Ringling Museum of Art’s survey of New York based artist, R. Luke DuBois – Now. Not only is this the first survey of DuBois’s work, it’s also the first solo Ringling Museum exhibition for an artist who works…

ART AT BAY Features: Johniene Papandreas

Massachusetts based artist, Johniene Papandreas, creates large-scale paintings inspired by classical masters, such as Gustave Courbet. With the use of pictorial drama and theatrics, Papandreas aims to illuminate the inner psyche of each of her subjects. In so doing, Johniene reveals what it is to be human. Papandreas works from photographs and observation by painting thin layers…

ART AT BAY Features: Cecilia Lueza

Florida based Argentine artist Cecilia Lueza creates vibrant pieces in a varying range of artistic mediums. From traditional media like painting, drawing, and sculpture- in wood, metal, polyurethane, and ceramic- to much more recent resources, like installation and multimedia art, Lueza showcases deliberate talent, precision and upbeat compositions. Her work was recently exhibited at SCOPE Miami 2013, and in…

ART AT BAY Presents: Jenny Sharaf

I want my work to be academic and fun. I’m a people-pleaser and I think that my art operates the same way. I like things that are pretty, but a bit naughty. I like art with substance, that could also be admired with just a look. San Fransisco,California- Jenny Sharaf’s versatility and pristine execution is…

ART AT BAY Presents: Steven Kenny

St.Petersburg, FL – Steven Kenny‘s amazing portraits are a devout homage to old-school portraiture and the bizarre.  The surreal landscapes and the 17th century attire, the placements of dangerous animals in the presence of royal-looking children, and the outlandish but beautiful headdresses are all things that Kenny purposely installs in his artwork in order to…

ART AT BAY Presents: Cheryl Weber

Locally based artist Cheryl Weber, otherwise known as Jujmo, admits to an “obsession with all things cute”.  And indeed, her work is cute.  However, that isn’t to say it is superficial or  trite.  Rather, her work seems to not only be cute but about “cute” – perhaps not far from some of the ideas of…

ART AT BAY Presents: Jonathan Sauceda

Jonathan Sauceda, a photographer and graphic designer in Miami,FL, explores themes of mythology, history, nature and the subconscious through whimsical yet eerie, black and white photographs. Sauceda is interested in “the relationship between subject and its photographic depiction and the different levels of reality that arise from the arrangement of image, documentation, and reproduction.” He…

ART AT BAY Presents: Princess Simpson Rashid

Princess Simpson Rashid is an American painter and printmaker living and practicing in Tampa, Fl. Her body of work is multi-faceted. She paints figurative abstractions, pure abstractions and landscapes – besides the fact that she works with varied techniques. Her current work explores the relationships between color, perception and symbolism. With striking color and innovative…