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Current Exhibitions


 

David Remfry: Dancers

January 27 – April 9, 2017
On view in the Downtown Galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd.
Opening Night Reception January 27

Through his career, David Remfry has earned a highly regarded reputation as a draftsman and watercolorist, best known for his near life-size paintings and his urban subjects.  His career includes more than 50 solo exhibitions in Europe and America including shows at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York City, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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David Remfry, Dancers 1, 2005 - 06, watercolor on paper

Julio Larraz: Painting and Sculpture

January 20 – April 2, 2017 
On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Opening Night Reception January 20, 2017

Julio Larraz, extraordinary draftsman, painter and sculptor, is the quintessential embodiment of the post-World War II Latin American artist.  Unmasking the angst of humanity, he sets out a new reality and politically conscious self-identity for existence in the modern world. His contribution to Western art, like that of the “boom” generation of Latin American writers, is a new kind of portraiture, which co-opts the conventions of the genre and transforms them into multilevel sociological and historical allegories.

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Julio Larraz, Comienza la Noche, 2012,
oil on canvas

Philip Evergood and William Gropper: Social Realists

On loan from ACA Galleries, New York, New York

January 20 – April 2, 2017 
On view in the Galleries 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Opening Night Reception January 20, 2017

The Depression led Evergood, Gropper, and other American painters to create a new genre, Social Realism, depicting and protesting the conditions of the working class.  As the Depression waned, the artists left their common core of social criticism to explore a myriad of individual styles and topics, while continuing to cast a satirical eye on society.  Both artists are represented in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, and in Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian.

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Left, Philip Evergood, Roadbuilders, 1956,
oil on canvas; Right, William Gropper,
Mother and Baby, 1949, oil on canvas board

An Awareness of Gravity: New Drawings by Jill Cannady

January 20 – April 2, 2017
On view in the Galleries 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Opening Night Reception January 20, 2017

In Jill Cannady's new drawings the viewer will discover larger than life figures, precariously balanced or helplessly falling in space. The idea that this perplexing world could be controlled through aesthetic systems fascinates this long time, award-winning Florida artist.

Cannady is adept in all mediums, as was evident in her Idea & Medium exhibition (Jan - May 2014) which had more than 200 works of art on view in all Museum galleries at both 100 N. & 600 N. Woodland Blvd.  (View a Google 360 Tour of Cannady's 2014 Boxing Ring.) In this Awareness of Gravity exhibition, Cannady has placed her focus for this body of work using vine charcoal over a light acrylic wash on white stretched canvas - a surface typically used for painting other mediums.

Jill Cannady
Jill Cannady, Vault, 2015,
charcoal and acrylic wash
on stretched canvas

Upcoming Exhibitions


 

Coming 2017 - 2018

Lisa Parker Hyatt: New Horizons
Adolf Dehn: Painter of America
Balcomb Green: Mini Retrospective
Selections from Graphic Studios: Raushenberg, Rosenquist and Dine
Theo Wujcik, Robert Huff
Janet Siegel Rogers: Interacting with Colors

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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