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Current Exhibitions


 

YOZO HAMAGUCHI:  MASTER OF THE MEZZOTINT

On view in the Chris Harris Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from January 19 - March 18, 2018

The beguiling elegance of technique and simplicity of subject matter are hallmarks of Yozo Hamaguchi's mezzotints; a laborious process that he is credited with helping to revive as a modern 20th-century expressive medium.  Although mezzotint printing was developed in the mid-17th century it fell out of favor as an art technique in the early 18th-century with the rise of photography and the commercial publishing industry.  Hamaguchi's prints reveal a perfect harmony between Zen-like ascetic qualities and simplicity of his subject matter contrasted by the complexity of the mezzotint technique resulting in a delicate synthesis of Japanese and Western art.  

Exhibition made possible by Linda Pinto

Yozo Hamaguchi, Twenty Two Cherries Magenta, 1992, Mezzotint, edition 43/50, 21 1/2" x 9 1/4"

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

On view in the Main Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from January 19, 2018 - March 11, 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.  

Theo Wujcik, Drape, 1999, Acrylic on canvas, 84" x 63"

100 YEARS OF AMERICAN PRINTS FROM THE BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART

On view in the Dorothy Johnson Gallery and the Libby West and Ann West Hall Gallery at 600 N Woodland Blvd from January 19 - March 18, 2018

One of the tragedies of the Contemporary print world is the assumption that the only real difference between a painting and a print is the fact that the first is unique, that is, that it exists only in the original, while the latter comes in multiples; there may be two impressions of a print or several hundred.  Any painterly image can be turned into a print if one knows the appropriate graphic process.

The fact of the matter is that printmaking is as separate a creative activity from painting as playing the piano is from singing a song. 

Exhibition made possible by Linda Pinto

Raphael Soyer, In the Studio, no date, Lithograph, 12 1/4" x 9 1/2"

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF M. C. ESCHER

An exclusive exhibition of M. C. Esher's work

On view in the Gallery at 100 N Woodland Blvd from January 26 - March 25, 2018

Escher was a prolific and passionate artist dedicated to his craft. His imaginative way of thinking and unique graphics has had a continuous influence in mathematics, science and art, as well as in popular culture. His art continues to fascinate mathematicians, scientists, artists, philosophers, and museum-goers around the world.

“Science and art sometimes can touch one another, like two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which is our human life, and that contact may be made across the borderline between the two respective domains.” M. C. Escher

Sponsored in part by ZOM Living

M. C. Escher, Day and Night, 1938, woodcut printed from two blocks, 15 3/4" x 26 5/8"

Upcoming Exhibitions


 

Coming 2018

Balcomb Greene | Neil Welliver | Robert Huff | Janet Rogers

Permanent Collection


 

Collector's Choice: Samuel Blatt Collection

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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