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Current Exhibitions


 

Adolf Dehn:  Painter of America

On view in the Dorothy Johnson Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from July 14 - October 1, 2017

Adolf Dehn  was an American lithographer. Throughout his artistic career, Dehn participated in and helped define some important movements in American art, including Regionalism, Social Realism, and caricature. Two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, he was known for both his technical skills and his high-spirited, droll depictions of human foibles.

Adolf Dehn, Fall Color, 1958, casein on panel, 36" x 48"

John Briggs:  Casting for the Unknown 

On view in the Main Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from July 14 - October 1, 2017

John Briggs is an exceptionable painter, not only demonstrating great technical skill, but also possessed of an inquiring intellect that imbues his work often challenging ideas.  His work over the past forty years can be described as representational figurative.  He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, such as the Pollack-Krasner Fellowship, the DuPont Foundation Purchase Award, the Art Patron Art Award (nominated by Joseph Hirshhorn), two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and two Individual Artist Fellowships from the State of Florida. His work is in many private, corporate and public collections such as Joseph Hirshhorn's private collection, New York Times, Tropicana Corporation, the Polk Museum of Art, the Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale and numerous banks and State of Florida government buildings.

John Briggs, Number Six, 2014 - 2016, oil on linen, 44" x 68"

Larry Griffin:  Paintings 2001 - 2005

On view in the Chris Harris Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from July 14 - October 1, 2017

After retirement from his career as Professor of Art at Miami-Dade Community College where he taught from 1966 to 1999, Larry Griffin took full advantage of what her referred to as "his time" and began working daily in the studio.  

Larry was fascinated with the radiate qualities of illusion derived from multiple layers of transparent glazes.  This vibrant use of color strongly augments the angular compositions, combining a dynamic geometric structure with veiled landscape references.  In addition to his energetic and vibrant design there is a decorative quality to the later work.  

 

Larry Griffin, Homage to R.D. No. 27, detail, 2002, acrylic and mixed media, 6" x 10 1/2"

Roberto Edwards:  Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies

On view in the Gallery at 100 N Woodland Blvd from July 21 - October 8, 2017

Cuerpos Pintados is a unique project that marries the concerns of painting, performance art, documentation and photography.  In the last 25 years more than 100 painters and countless models have participated in a rich interactive dialog exploring the potential of the body as both landscape and as a three dimensional canvas.  The first 45 painters were from Chile, as the studio is located in Santiago:  however, soon painters from all over South America, Europe and the United States wanted an opportunity to work collaboratively at Taller Cuerpos Pintados. 

Roberto Edwards, Maria Gracia Donoso, (Chile), #124-5, Cuerpos Pintados - Painted Bodies, 1996, (printed 2008), archival lambda color photograph, 35 1/2" x 57"

Upcoming Exhibitions


 

Coming 2017 - 2018

October 2017:  Theo Wujcik | Patrick Boyd | Dan Biferie

January 2018:  M.C. Escher | Yozo Hamaguchi | 100 Years of American Prints from the Butler Collection

Permanent Exhibitions


 

Collector's Choice: Samuel Blatt Collection

Selections on view at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
On extended loan to permanent collection

Collector’s Choice: Samuel Blatt Collection features more than 60 outstanding European paintings, drawings and prints from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. More than 20 artists, such as Picasso, Dufy, Lacombe and Vuillard, will be represented. All of the creators in Mr. Blatt’s personal collection are unique because each one makes a visual statement of quite his or her own making.  They have sought art and quality by following no set path and chose to select carefully their own very private way between complex clusters of alternatives.  They produced, as a result, art of profound individuality, honesty and quality. A well-chosen collection of a single work adds to its own light that reflected from the masterpieces among which it was found. For the collector, possessing such art allows him to participate quietly with artists of extraordinary integrity and vision in their day-by-day creative activity of trying to contact the divine, and to benefit, thereby, from their lifelong devotion to a particular inspiration and ideal.

 

Joan Miro, Le Coq; c. 1935, Porchoir, 21” x 16”
Joan Miro, Le Coq, c. 1935, Porchoir,
21” x 16”

The Blatt Collection, is intended to showcase a group of artists who have given this collector – each in his or her own way – experiences that are pleasurable and enduring. All of the creators in Mr. Blatt’s personal collection are unique because each one makes a visual statement of quite his or her own making. They have sought art and quality by following no set path and chose to select carefully their own very private way between complex clusters of alternatives. They produced, as a result, art of profound individuality, honesty, and quality.

For the collector, possessing such art allows him to participate quietly with artists of extraordinary integrity and vision in their day by day creative activity of trying to contact the divine, and to benefit, thereby, from their lifelong devotion to a particular inspiration and ideal.

Gallery Talk with Fine Art Collector Samuel Blatt (PAST), click here.
Listen to an interview with Fine Art Collector Samuel Blatt by Publisher Jan Gage, click here.
Exhibition e-brochure, click here.

Purvis Young: Art of Street

Selections from the Permanent Collection periodically on exhibit

Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) was an American artist from the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Self-taught, Young's work was often a blend painting/drawing with collage elements utilizing everyday discarded objects from old plywood, cardboard, broken furniture, discarded books, fabric scraps and other salvaged debris. Young's works and sketchbooks include images of angels and warriors, buildings, trains, horses, musicians, funeral processions and more... The artist was a historian, storyteller, and poet.

Purvis Young 1943 - 2010, Untitled, mixed media works, gift of Robert and Marlene Uchin
Purvis Young (1943 - 2010) Untitled,
mixed media works, gift of Robert
and Marlene Uchin

Linda Pinto Collection

Select works from the Permanent Collection
On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Enjoy an eclectic scope of select works from the Museum's Permanent Collection gifted by Linda Pinto, former Museum Board Trustee and collector of Florida and Outsider art in the upper atrium gallery.

Kurt Zimmerman, "Blue Opossum", 2005, acrylic on paper in custom frame, 19 1/2" x 26 3/4" x 2 5/8"; select works from the Permanent Collection gifted by Linda Pinto
Kurt Zimmerman, "Blue Opossum", 2005,
acrylic on paper in custom frame,
19 1/2" x 26 3/4" x 2 5/8"; select works from
the Permanent Collection gifted by Linda Pinto

Legendary Florida: The Florida History Paintings of Jackson Walker

Volusia County Historic Courthouse 120 W. Indiana Ave. DeLand, FL 32720

In this collection, Jackson Walker weaves a visual tapestry of Florida’s long and eventful past. Through the traditional usage of oil colors, executed in a carefully studied realistic treatment, incidents and personalities of over four hundred years of history are brought back to life. The result is the most dynamic exhibition of Florida history in art ever to be assembled. This visual and informative experience has proven to intrigue and delight a broad cross section of the public wherever it is viewed. Viewers of all ages will find this collection to be a most memorable and enriching experience. For More on Jackson Walker and Legendary Florida, click here.

Jackson Walker
Jackson Walker, Eyes to the Okeechobee, oil on canvas

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