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Current Exhibitions


 

QUIET REVOLUTION:  A SURVEY OF THE ART OF THEO WUJCIK

On view in the Main Gallery and Chris Harris Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from October 13, 2017 - January 7, 2018

In this survey of the Art of Theo Wujcik, one can sense the artist's shift in sensibility.  The analytical and the formal are rejected and strange new kinds of historicism, primitivism, and expressionism are embraced.  There is an allegory here that seemingly has not made up its mind whether to persuade as in an argument, or to disassemble, like art:  whether to consort with pain and despair or to yield to an irrepressible desire to affirm humane values in man's all-too-brief existence on earth.  With a seeming will of its own, the painting in the exhibit cheerfully subverts its illusion to come down on the artist's side as an unexpected, purely creative affirmation, perhaps attaining, thereby an even more persuasive impact than by restarting the familiar miseries and visual cliches of man's solitary fate.

Theo Wujcik, The Studio, 1987, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 102 x 138 in 

SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION:  PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, GRAPHICS, & SCULPTURE 

On view in the Dorothy Johnson Gallery and the Libby West and Ann West Hall Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from October 13, 2017 - January 7, 2018

An essential part of any museum's mission is to expand its permanent collection with quality examples of local, national, and international art that enhances its chosen narrative.  Gifts and bequests of artwork to the museum bring greater depth and significance to its collection which, in turn, provides the visual curricula for its educational programming.  These gifts to the museum are "investments" in the community that benefit thousands of visitors for generations to come.  Some of the more recent donations - paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture - are displayed during this exhibition.  

Julio Larraz, Shadows of the Nights Appetite, 2017, Oil on canvas, 24.5 x 30.25 in

PATRICK BOYD:  MAN WITH A HOLO CAMERA

On view in the Gallery at 100 N Woodland Blvd from October 20, 2017 - January 14, 2018

If you are under thirty, you have probably not had many chances to se4e holography, a vibrant visual phenomenon that combines science, art, and technology, to create interactive, 3D images.  If you are over forty, you have most likely forgotten all about it. 

International award-winning photographer, Patrick Boyd, falls into the latter age category but holography has never been far from his mind.  During the late 1980s and early 1990s, when it was hailed as the "medium of the future", he produced some of the most memorable, inspiring holograms of the time, winning coveted places in global exhibitions.  

 

Patrick Boyd, The Birds, Pulsed laser hologram

DAN BIFERIE:  THE ART OF LEARNING

On view in the Gallery at 100 N Woodland Blvd from October 20, 2017 - January 14, 2018

 

Through its tonal shapes, the photographs of Dan Biferie represent objects and qualities which are perceived and experienced.  Beyond that, they are an expression of dynamic process.  More than a representation of things which can be directly sensed and known, they are symbols which have the power to evoke a sense of the invisible and unknowable, of the forces and causes of which the objects and qualities are a manifestation.  Not all photographs operate on this level, but the best do. The more strongly the forces which underlie and affect life are felt an evoked, the deeper and more sensitive knowledge and understanding of new dimensions on reality become.   

Dan Biferie, Jacobs Road, 2004, Pigmented inkjet print, 11 x 17 in

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 2018

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

Permanent Collection


 

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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