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Current Exhibitions


Walter Meigs II
Walter Meigs, Sea Gleam, 1979, acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 45″

Walter Meigs: Transformations

On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. July 15 – October 2, 2016

Like Jimmy Ernst, Walter Meigs was selected for inclusion in the ART USA NOW collection in 1962 of 100 of the most famous artists in America.  This later became part of the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art permanent collection.  His abstract landscapes are in the permanent collections of more than thirty museums, and have been shown in over forty solo exhibitions in museums and galleries between 1952 and his death in 1988. Opening Reception July 15 at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. | 5 to 7 p.m. | $10 (No charge to Museum Members

 

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Philip Smallwood, Desire, 1998, watercolor, 21 1/2” x 29”

Philip Smallwood: Personages

On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. July 15 – October 2, 2016

Phillip Smallwood is a figurative watercolorist known for his “Lifescapes,” a powerful blend of portraiture and visual narrative.  Among the awards for his work, is a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his work related to the Art of the Soul Exhibition in Bergen County, New Jersey. Opening Reception July 15 at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. | 5 to 7 p.m. | $10 (No charge to Museum Members Exhibition Brochure PDF  eBrochure

 

Miles Batt Art
Miles Batt, The Expectancy of Preference, 1975 acrylic on canvas, 60” x 51”

Miles G. Batt: Retrospective

On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. July 15 – October 2, 2016

Miles Batt’s credentials include over 225 major awards and consummate watermedia skills gained from more than 50 years involvement as an artist, teacher and author.  He is nationally known for a singularly personal style that emphasizes an inimitable perception of the world around him. Batt was awarded the National Watercolor Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. His work is in over 250 public and private collections. Opening Reception July 15 at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. | 5 to 7 p.m. | $10 (No charge to Museum Members Exhibition Brochure

 

Theresa Bernstein, Woman with Parrot, c 1917
Theresa Bernstein, Woman with Parrot, c 1917

Theresa Bernstein: An Early Modernist

On view in the Downtown Galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. July 22 – October 9, 2016

A contemporary of Georgia O’Keefe, and Louise Nevelson’s first art teacher, Theresa Bernstein produced work well past her one hundredth birthday in a career that spanned the Twentieth Century.  Her work resides in museum collections throughout the world, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago,  Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, the Museum of Art – Ein Harod, Israel, and Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme, Paris. Opening Reception July 22 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. | 5 to 7 p.m. | $10 (No charge to Museum Members

 

 

Carole Feuerman
Carole Feuerman, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball + Video Projection, 2015, lacquer on resin, 60” x 43” x 45”Carole Feuerman: Body of Work

Carole Feuerman: Body of Work

Signature Sponsor Linda Pinto

On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd., April 8 – July 3, 2016

Carole Feuerman is an American hyperrealist sculptor who has carved a very special niche for herself.  She creates colorful provocative figures that begin as casts taken directly from her subjects and end up as freestanding \ sculptures in interior and exterior spaces.  Most of her models appear to be the all American girl next door on summer vacation. Color helps greatly in this.

Feuerman, a contemporary of hyperealists Duane Hanson and George Segal, accepts her subjects’ tastes and preferences in swimwear, makeup and accessories. In some instances, Feuerman’s subjects find themselves in heroic scale as part of site-specific projects outside of public buildings all over the world. These isolated figures, lost in moments of private reflection, are thrust onto the public stage. This, however, in no way detracts from the unique characteristics of each figure.

Feuerman’s intention throughout is to capture and to project the individuality of her subject. Unlike George Segal’s anonymous and static figures, which never look like anything but the plaster casts they are, Feuerman’s subjects appear real and caught in the act of daydreaming, playing, swimming or any of the other things actual people do.

Bathing beauties skip the beach and head to DeLand, March 31, 2016 eNews  Video: Strength to ArtNews Ch. 13’s Allison Walker visits Museum and spots Carole Feuerman

 

Upcoming Exhibitions


 

On View Fall 2016

Oct. 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017           

Ernest Trova: Visionary In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Trova was among the most widely acknowledged sculptors working in the United States, resulting in invitations to exhibit in three Whitney Annuals, three Venice Biennales and Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany. His work has been exhibited in dozens of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.  Falling Man, the artist’s iconic image, is the focus of this exhibition.

Doug Safranek: Both Sides of the Bridge (New York in Egg Tempera) Through a medium traditionally associated with religious iconography, Doug Safranek utilizes small, repetitive brushstrokes to release the subtle, translucent qualities of egg tempera in his portraits of New York City.  His work resides in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, The New York Historical Society, and The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, among others.

Francis Luis Mora: A Legacy Reconsidered “America’s First Hispanic Master,” Francis Luis Mora is known for his paintings and drawings depicting American life in the early 20th century; Spanish life and society; historical and allegorical subject.  As an important contributor to the history of American art, his work belongs to the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, National Academy of Design, New York Historical Society, Ringling Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The White House in Washington, DC.

Oct. 21, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017                                   

Natvar Bhavsar: The Dimension of Color Indian-born Natvar Bhavsar is often compared with  Abstract Expressionists and “color-field” painters like Mark Rothko, but his method of building up surfaces through layers of dry pigment is uniquely his own.  Although inspired by India’s ancient aesthetics, Sanskrit literature and the    subcontinental seasons as sources of inspiration, his approach is modern American.

On View Winter 2016-17

January 20 – April 2, 2017 

Julio Laraz: Painting and Sculpture 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.

Balcomb Green: Mini Retrospective A pure, geometric abstractionist in the 1930’s, Greene founded the group known as American Abstract Artists in 1936.  His work shifted radically in 1947 — just as Abstract Expressionism was taking hold — to a figurative style, a kind of fragmented reality in which ambiguous images were further obscured by bright light and deep shadows.  Public collections include:  the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Philip Evergood and William Gropper: Social Satirists 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.

January 27 – April 9, 2017

David Remfry: Dancers, Dogs and Nudes 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.

Coming in 2017 – 18

Coming in 2017 – 18
Lisa Parker Hyatt: New Horizons
Adolf Dehn: Painter of America
Julio Larraz: Paintings and Sculpture
Balcomb Green: Mini Retrospective
Philip Evergood and William Gropper: Social Satirists
Selections from Graphic Studios: Raushenberg, Rosenquist and Dine
Theo Wujcik, Robert Huff

 

Permanent Collection Exhibitions


 

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

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.

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 Friday, July 11 Details, 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 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

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 collaged 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.

 

 

 

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

Linda Pinto Collection

Select works from the Permanent Collection

On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. April 8 – July 3, 2016

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.

Opening Reception April 8, 2016 | 5 to 7 p.m. | 600 N. Woodland Blvd. | $10 | No charge to Museum Members.

 

 

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

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.

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