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…

Brief Review: Anthony Record’s Similar Scars

It may be appropriate that the first solo exhibit at Seminole Heights’ new Quaid Gallery highlights the work of Anthony Record.  Record is perhaps the main driving force behind the group of artists that coalesced into the Tampa Drawers Sketch Gang which further developed into a proper gallery and collective. Similar Scars features some of Anthony…

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…

Workshop-as-Collaborator: Uncommon Practice at the Tampa Museum of Art

Uncommon Practice sees an overdue collaboration between two of Tampa’s principal art institutions: Graphicstudio and the Tampa Museum of Art.   Opening its doors over forty-five years ago, Graphicstudio is a workshop and studio based on the University of South Florida campus that has developed a reputation for making advancements in printing and innovative approaches.  A…

Review: Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz

Between February 7th and 16th, The IceHouse on 10th displayed artwork by 18 artists from around the world. The premise of the show was to re-imagine the work of pioneering artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe — the outcome was artwork that ranged from traditional media, such as painting, to new media – including a…

Warhol Meets Dali…Again

Whether it was to make an awkward situation even stranger, or to simply give them each an excuse to not bother speaking, Salvador Dali was playing opera music at an extremely loud volume during his initial meeting with Andy Warhol.  Further adding to the bizarre tension was a feral cat Dali had picked up earlier…

A Better Time Signature: Stacy Rosende at Gallery 221

In a way, I was glad I had missed the opening reception.  Instead, I walked the gallery for an hour alone on a Monday afternoon.  Stacy Rosende‘s solo exhibit subSURFACE speaks slowly and would likely rather wait patiently than shout over the din of a crowded art party.  This reveals something about the work itself – there is…