ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - May 25th - June 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства и многофункциональный семейный портал Fаmilyа представляют выставку-конкурс уникальных детских работ &laquo;Классическое искусство глазами детей&raquo;, Арт-аранжировка.<br /> <br /> За основу были взяты известные произведения знаменитых художников: <br /> 1. Джоконда, (Мона Лиза) , автор - Леонардо да Винчи <br /> 2. Портрет героя Отечественной Войны 1812 года, лейб-гусарского полковника Е.В. Давыдова , автор &ndash; Орест Кипренский<br /> <br /> Вы можете увидеть классические образы глазами талантливых, непредсказуемых и удивительных людей - наших детей.<br /> Ученикам детских художественных школ дана возможность наполнить привычные образы новым смыслом. <br /> <br /> Как они воспринимают необыкновенную чарующую и нежную улыбку Джоконды, какие ассоциации и эмоции она у них вызывает, какие струнки Души затрагивает.<br /> <br /> В противовес, второй образ - это образ силы, мужественности и благородства. Образ Настоящего мужчины, умело совмещающего в себе галантность и твердость Духа . Как они видят этот образ в современном мире, изменились ли истинные ценности мужских качеств в их понимании сейчас.<br /> <br /> В экспозиции представлено 67 работ, выполненных в технике: живопись, графика, коллаж.<br /> <br /> Торжественное открытие выставки состоится 25-го мая в 16.00!<br /> <br /> Выставка &laquo;Классическое искусство глазами детей&raquo; открыта с 25 мая по 5 июня, ежедневно с 11 до 20 ч.<br /> <br /> возраст 0+</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:36:56 +0000 Gordon Parks - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - July 23rd - October 30th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition examines the realities of life under segregation in 1950s America, as seen through the lens of groundbreaking photographer Gordon Parks (1912&ndash;2006).&nbsp;As the first African American photographer hired full time by&nbsp;<em>Life&nbsp;</em>magazine, Parks was frequently given assignments involving social issues affecting black America. In 1950, one such project took him back to his hometown in Kansas for a photo essay he planned to call &ldquo;Back to Fort Scott.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Parks had left Fort Scott some twenty years earlier, after his mother died, and he found himself, a teenager and the youngest of fifteen children, suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit memories of his birthplace&mdash;many involving serious racial discrimination&mdash;and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. Since most of his classmates had also left Fort Scott, Parks traveled to Kansas City, Chicago, and other cities to record their lives there. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks&rsquo;s photographs, now owned by the Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. <em>Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott</em> revives those photos and presents a rarely seen view of the everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the civil rights movement began in&nbsp;earnest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">VMFA&rsquo;s presentation of this exhibition includes four additional photographs that are part of the museum&rsquo;s collection. These works were from subsequent photo essays Parks created for <em>Life&nbsp;</em>magazine and provide insight into his development as a photojournalist and artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott</em> is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with The Gordon Parks Foundation. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, is curating the exhibition for the VMFA.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:31:55 +0000 Kehinde Wiley - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - June 11th - September 5th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic</em> presents a stunning retrospective&nbsp;of this artist&rsquo;s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and&nbsp;sculptures. Kehinde Wiley&rsquo;s work raises intriguing questions about race,&nbsp;gender, and the politics of representation by portraying&nbsp;contemporary African American men and women using the&nbsp;conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating&nbsp;the format of specific paintings by renowned masters ranging&nbsp;from <a href="" target="_blank">Titian</a> to <a href="" target="_blank">&Eacute;douard Manet</a>, Wiley often depicts his subjects&nbsp;wearing sneakers, hoodies, and other gear associated with&nbsp;today&rsquo;s hip-hop culture and sets them against ornate decorative&nbsp;backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and cultures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By replacing&nbsp;the European aristocrats with contemporary black subjects,&nbsp;Wiley&rsquo;s portraits draw attention to the absence of African&nbsp;Americans from historical and cultural narratives. <em>Kehinde Wiley:&nbsp;A New Republic</em> is organized by the <a href="" target="_blank">Brooklyn Museum</a> and&nbsp;curated by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of&nbsp;Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Dr. Sarah&nbsp;Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,&nbsp;is the coordinating curator at VMFA.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:29:31 +0000 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - January 23rd - June 5th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A Celebration of Louise Cochrane</strong></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2713" src="" alt="COCHRANE2" width="210" height="210" />Throughout the last four decades of her life, Louise B. Cochrane forged a deep and meaningful relationship with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. When she passed away on December 10, 2015, the museum lost a dedicated and beloved patron, whose presence will be deeply missed, but whose legacy&mdash;as a donor and an artist&mdash;will continue to be felt throughout the museum for many years to come.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Floral Jubilee: The Art of Louise Cochrane</em>, an exhibition of 25 works, had been in the planning stages for many months and was scheduled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth on January 30, 2016. With her passing, the exhibition is now also a commemoration &ldquo;We are so grateful for Louise&rsquo;s devotion to VMFA over these past years,&rdquo; says VMFA Director Alex Nyerges. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s only fitting that we honor her life by making her art available for all of our visitors to see and appreciate.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Louise began taking painting lessons at the Tuckahoe Woman&rsquo;s Club in 1970. Shortly thereafter, she joined VMFA&rsquo;s Council and became a docent. &ldquo;My interest in the museum seemed to grow from there,&rdquo; she recalled in a 2007 interview. She was appointed to the museum&rsquo;s Board of Trustees in 1977.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As her practice of painting intertwined with her work at the museum, she participated in workshops and classes in Richmond and other cities, including Venice, Italy. Her extensive travels and love of gardening provided the subjects for many of her paintings over the years, but her particular focus was always flowers.</p> <div id="new-royalslider-10" class="royalSlider new-royalslider-10 rsDefault visibleNearbyZoom rsHor" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="rsGCaption"> <p class="rsCaption">&nbsp;</p> <h5>Mixed Bouquet, Inspired by <em>The Art of the Flower</em>, VMFA</h5> 2015<br /> Louise B. Cochrane (American, 1916&ndash;2015) <br /> Oil on linen <br /> Estate of Louise B. Cochrane</div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1988, Louise and her husband, J. Harwood Cochrane, established an endowment to support the purchase of American art. This generous fund has enabled the museum to acquire important works of American art, including the recently acquired Prince William and His Elder Sister, Princess Sophia by Benjamin West, The Wounded Hound by William Ranney, Quince Blossoms by Charles Caryl Coleman, and Brideship (Colonial Brides) by Thomas Hart Benton, as well as William Wetmore Story&rsquo;s sculpture of Cleopatra and dozens of other exquisite objects and paintings. In recognition of their outstanding philanthropy, the museum&rsquo;s Cochrane Court&mdash;outside of the Ancient Art and East Asian Art galleries&mdash;and the Cochrane Atrium were named for the couple.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A Floral Jubilee: The Art of Louise Cochrane explores Louise Cochrane&rsquo;s passion for many types of blooms including sunflowers, lilies, daisies, daffodils, irises, and more. But it also reveals that her favorite is, above all, the rose.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Susan J. Rawles, Associate Curator of American Painting and Decorative Art and Acting Head of the American Art Department, notes that Louise&rsquo;s paintings were featured in several exhibitions throughout the years. &ldquo;In fact, her 1994 painting Reflections has been on display outside the McGlothlin American Art Galleries since 2011,&rdquo; she says.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This new show features one portrait of a mixed bouquet that was inspired by the 2015 VMFA exhibition <em>Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower</em>. &ldquo;Even in her later years, Louise continued to be inspired by her connection to the museum and the world of art,&rdquo; Rawles points out; &ldquo;symbiotically, her legacy will be our inspiration.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:15:17 +0000 André Kertész - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - April 30th - October 13th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Regarded by art historians as one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century, Andr&eacute; Kert&eacute;sz was a leading proponent of seeing the world through a Modernist eye. This exhibition of thirty photographs is drawn from VMFA&rsquo;s collection and highlights the artist&rsquo;s early career in Hungary while also focusing on seminal moments during the sixty years when he worked in Paris and then New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Hungary in 1894, Kert&eacute;sz bought his first camera at age sixteen before being drafted into the army. Later, he moved to Paris where he worked as a freelance magazine photographer, joining a community of Hungarian expatriate artists who included Brassa&iuml;, Marcel Breuer, Robert Capa, and Lajos Tihanyi. Kert&eacute;sz&rsquo;s work gained attention in Paris and the United States, and in 1936, he and his wife, Elisabeth, immigrated to New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After his first few years in New York, Kert&eacute;sz&rsquo;s photographs were included in the Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s comprehensive exhibition <em>Photography, 1839&ndash;1937.</em> He went on to work for Cond&eacute; Nast for nearly twenty years, and thousands of his photographs were published in their magazines, including <em>House &amp; Garden</em> and <em>Vogue</em>, as well as other publications such as <em>Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar</em>. During his lifetime, he had major solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art and received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. <em>Kert&eacute;sz </em>is curated by VMFA Director Alex Nyerges.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:13:24 +0000 Kawase Hasui - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - April 15th - August 3rd <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A leading printmaking artist, Kawase Hasui was known for his vivid winter landscapes. <em>Snow at the Zojoji Temple </em>depicts a woman holding an umbrella, walking in the snow in front of this ninth-century Buddhist temple. The Zojoji Temple was one of Hasui&rsquo;s favorite subjects and he created several prints of this sacred site over the course of his career. In this 1929 version, one of twelve prints in the exhibition, Hasui used contrasting colors and the atmospheric perspective to create a snowy winter scene.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Other prints, also drawn from the more than 500 works&nbsp;donated by Ren&eacute; and Carolyn Balcer, include Japanese landmarks such as the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, Mount Fuji near Tokyo, and the rural area in Yoshida. Seen together, they demonstrate Hasui&rsquo;s remarkable skills as a printmaker and colorist, as well as his extraordinary ability to capture Japan&rsquo;s identity and spirit in his landscapes. The exhibition is curated by Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To view more works by Hasui and other artists, visit our<strong> <a href="" target="_blank">East Asian Art collection</a>!</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:11:44 +0000 Thomas R. Schiff - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - February 6th - June 19th <div class="copy-paste-block" style="text-align: justify;">The noted American contemporary photographer Thomas R. Schiff uses a panoramic camera to create dynamic and startlingly original images of well-known buildings and familiar places: &ldquo;I always like to go to places people are familiar with and show the perspective from a panoramic camera,&rdquo; he recently stated. &ldquo;The camera distorts everything in the picture &ndash; straight lines become curved and it throws off your perspective. It challenges your relationship to what is familiar or thought to be understood.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div class="copy-paste-block"> <div class="copy-paste-block"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist&rsquo;s passion for photography began in grade school in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he began taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie camera. By the time he studied photography at Ohio University he was using a 35mm camera, but Schiff eventually grew tired of the small format of traditional cameras and in 1994 he purchased a Hulcherama 360-degree panoramic camera that allowed him to create highly detailed photographs of building exteriors and interiors on a monumental scale. The artist also began using a custom-made tripod that allows him to elevate the camera up to 20 feet in the air, thus avoiding the many obstructions that one finds at ground level, such as fire plugs, parked cars, and stop signs, as well as a wide angle lens, which allows him to capture more of the image above and below the horizon line. The resulting full-color panoramic photographs of special spaces, places and structures in Ohio were published in 2003 in <em>Panoramic Ohio</em>, a bicentennial tribute to his home state.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2004 Schiff began taking panoramic photographs of Virginia, which like Ohio features exceptional historic buildings and beautiful natural environments. This exhibition presents 40 photographs that Schiff made in the Commonwealth of Virginia between 2004 and 2013, all of which were included in the artist&rsquo;s 2015 publication <em>Virginia 360&deg;: Photographs by Thomas Schiff</em>. Combining Schiff&rsquo;s passion for photography and his love of architecture, the works on display in this exhibition provide a fresh, new perspective for these notable Virginia landmarks, thus encouraging the viewer to reevaluate their perceptions of the world.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:09:42 +0000 - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art - June 1st - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites Hampton Roads artists of all ages to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all 2016 exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists &mdash; including you &mdash; to have their work on display in MOCA&rsquo;s Fleming Gallery. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">MOCA will feature the exhibition <em>Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose</em> in our galleries. Ten years ago, two San-Francisco-based artists, Annie Owens and Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert started the magazine Hi-Fructose to share the type of art they loved. Over the years, Hi-Fructose magazine has become an influential publication with a devoted international readership, celebrating diverse art that transcends genres from artists who break away from conventional trends. The pages of Hi-Fructose will come to life this summer through a MOCA curated retrospective. It will feature such notable artists as Beth Cavener, Wim Delvoye, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Kate MacDowell, Olek, Mark Ryden, Greg &ldquo;Craola&rdquo; Simkins, Wayne White, Kehinde Wiley and many others. These artists have never been shown together in one location at one time. Viewers will find hyper-realistic paintings of unexpected animal and nature-inspired juxtapositions, intricately built sculptures that eclipse traditional themes and mediums, and even a crocheted mural.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of the artists featured in <em>Turn the Page</em> are influenced by art history. For this Open (C)all exhibition, MOCA invites Hampton Roads artists to respond to the work of one of the following artists with which you connect in some way.</p> <ol style="text-align: justify;" start="1"> <li>Andy Warhol</li> <li>Max Ernst</li> <li>Hieronymous Bosch</li> <li>Francisco Goya</li> <li>Alphonse Mucha</li> <li>Walt Disney</li> <li>Ingres</li> <li>Frida Kahlo</li> <li>Rembrandt</li> <li>Dr. Seuss</li> </ol> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each of the artists above has been cited as influences of one or more artists participating in <em>Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All mediums are encouraged; the piece must simply reflect individual imagination in creating a <strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">new</span></em></strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp; </span></em>work of art. Show us how the art world influences you by submitting <span style="text-decoration: underline;">one</span> original 2-D work of art and have your work featured in the Fleming Gallery of MOCA this summer!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An opening reception will take place on <strong>Tuesday, June 21, 6-8pm</strong>. Each participating artist is invited to attend.&nbsp; </p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:06:06 +0000 Christine K. Harris - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art - May 22nd - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist Christine K. Harris wants us to wake up. Too often we move through life, head down, involved in our personal problems in our minds and on our screens. But, if we just look up and around, there is a possibility for deep insight. We have the opportunity to recognize the ties that bind everything together into a whole: People, plants, insects, and animals. Everything that lives has connection to everything else. Learning to pay close, thoughtful attention to the natural world is a process whose story continues to unfold.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Christine K Harris is a sculptor and part time art therapist. She earned a Master&rsquo;s Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in art therapy.&nbsp; She has practiced art therapy or taught process oriented art classes for 15 years. After spending many years teaching art to others, Harris has recently transitioned to creating art full time.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:13 +0000 Group Show - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art - May 22nd - December 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, <a href="" target="_blank">Hi-Fructose</a>. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations &ndash; MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contemporary art that is informative, imaginative and relevant. This multi-faceted exhibition will feature artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, painting, ceramics, and photography as well as interactive community outreach and satellite exhibitions. A wide selection of educational programming, film screenings, panel discussions, and events will provide the public an opportunity to interact with the art and artists in exciting new ways.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>*To prepare for your visit, please note,&nbsp;bags and metal objects will not be allowed in the galleries.&nbsp;</em><strong><em>All guests will be subject to physical and visual inspections, bag checks and/or wanding at the entrances of MOCA.&nbsp;</em></strong><em>To expedite this process we recommend you leave such items at home. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you for your support of MOCA and the arts!</em></p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="">A very special Public Art Installation by Olek will accompany this exhibit.&nbsp;</a></strong></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Exhibition Tour: <br /></strong></h3> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)&nbsp;May 22 - December 31, 2016</li> <li><a href="">Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio. February 10 - May 7, 2017</a></li> <li>Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. June 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will be available to travel to museums nationally. For more information contact Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Debi Gray, Executive Director, <a href=""></a>.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Featured Artists: <br /></strong></h3> <p><a href="" target="_blank">AJ Fosik</a><br /> <a href="">Audrey Kawasaki</a><br /> <a href="">Barnaby Barford</a><br /> <a href="">Beth Cavener</a><br /> <a href="">Brian Dettmer</a><br /> <a href="">Brian McCarty</a><br /> <a href="">Camille Rose Garcia</a><br /> <a href="">Chris Berens</a><br /> <a href="">Erwin Wurm</a><br /> <a href="">Femke Hiemstra</a><br /> <a href=";ExhibitID=E406F714-9C3A-5C0D-7FC32B0DBD4C944E">Fulvio di Piazza</a><br /> <a href="">Gary Taxali</a><br /> <a href="">Gehard Demetz</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Greg &ldquo;Craola&rdquo; Simkins</a><br /> <a href="">Jean-Pierre Roy</a>***<br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Jeff Soto</a><br /> <a href="">Jennybird Alcantara</a><br /> <a href="">Jeremy Geddes</a><br /> <a href="">Josh Keyes</a><br /> <a href="">Kate MacDowell</a>***<br /> <a href="">Kazuki Takamatsu</a><br /> <a href="">Kehinde Wiley</a><br /> <a href="">Kevin Cyr</a><br /> <a href="">Kris Kuksi</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Lisa Nilsson</a><br /> <a href="">Marco Mazzoni</a><br /> <a href="">Marion Peck</a><br /> <a href="">Mark Dean Veca</a><br /> <a href="">Mark Ryden</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Martin Whittfooth</a><br /> <a href="">MARS-1</a><br /> <a href="">Nicola Verlato</a><br /> <a href="">Olek</a>***<br /> <a href="">Parra</a><br /> <a href="">Ray Caesar</a><br /> <a href="">Ron English</a><br /> <a href="">Sam Gibbons</a><br /> <a href="">Scott Hove</a><br /> <a href="">Scott Musgrove</a><br /> <a href="">Shepard Fairey</a><br /> <a href="">Tara McPherson</a><br /> <a href="">Tiffany Bozic</a><br /> <a href="">Tim Biskup</a><br /> <a href="">Todd Schorr</a><br /> <a href="">Tracey Snelling</a><br /> <a href="">Travis Louie</a><br /> <a href="">Victor Castillo</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Wim Delvoye</a><br /> <a href="">Wayne White</a><br /> <a href="">Yoshitomo Nara</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists in black have previously exhibited at Virginia MOCA.<br /> ***Artists with an asterisk&nbsp;are creating NEW WORK for MOCA's exhibition.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This exhibition is made possible by the City of Virginia Beach.&nbsp; Generous funding is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Major support for the exhibition is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, the Fine Family Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and other generous donors, as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:57:28 +0000 Søren Behncke - V1 Gallery - May 13th - June 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">La Chambre &agrave; Arles - Van Gogh&rsquo;s 1888 Masterpiece. Most artists would close the door on that room. S&oslash;ren Behncke entered, deconstructing and re-painting La Chambre again and again during the course of a year. The exhibition (street level and downstairs gallery) is both the result and the documentation of the process. In 20 works on canvas, cardboard, and paper S&oslash;ren Behncke engages the iconic image of the room in Arles and various artistic profiles including Philip Guston, Henri Matisse, Albert Mertz, and Roy Lichtenstein, while challenging his own craft and style of painting. He paints his way in and out of the room, transforming figurative elements &ndash; chairs, table, paintings, bed, and coatrack into a semi abstract alphabet of shapes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist&rsquo;s room is a classical motif for a painter. Almost a clich&eacute; but at the same time one of the most serious and honest rooms a painter can enter. A painter&rsquo;s gym. Trial and error. Surely pain and sometimes triumph. Behncke is evolving in front of us, becoming a better painter, not by the act of homage, but by sparring with the masters, investigating and painting. And painting and killing darlings and painting their grave. Creating his own gestures, his own jab and dance on the canvas, his own room.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">S&oslash;ren Behncke (b.1967) lives and works in Copenhagen. He previously had a solo exhibition at ARoS Art Museum and has recently been part of group exhibitions at Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art and K&Oslash;S museum for art in public spaces. He has travelled the world to make limited edition lithographic prints on site with the Mobile Printing Press in Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Helsinki, Venice, Reykjavik, and Warszawa. In May he will bring the mobile press to the scene of the crime: Arles where he will produce a series of limited prints. His temporary public sculptures and actions have been seen in New York, Copenhagen, Venice, Paris, and along Danish highways. An upcoming monograph Sorry No Image Available will be published by Space Poetry and released in conjunction with the exhibition. La Chambre is Behncke&rsquo;s 5th solo exhibition with V1 Gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication documenting the process of La Chambre.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">S&oslash;ren Behncke and V1 Gallery would like to thank Statens V&aelig;rksteder / Danish Art Workshops who awarded Behncke a studio residency for 2,5 months to complete his investigation into La Chambre. This institution has been pivotal in the creation process of many great works of art and we hope it will exist for many years to come no matter what strange and uninformed political winds are blowing. Ars longa, vita brevis.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to seeing you.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jesper Elg</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">V1 Gallery</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:49:44 +0000 - USF Contemporary Art Museum - July 21st 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What does it mean to play "musical architecture&rdquo;? Join the musicians who performed&nbsp;<em>The Music Box: Tampa Bay</em>&nbsp;as they discuss the challenges and joys of exploring an experimental performance site. Moderated by Devon Brady, Livework artist and Syphonium instrument creator. <em>Amplified</em> is open June 6 through July 23 at USF Contemporary Art Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is co-curated by USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice Sarah Howard and USFCAM Exhibitions Manager and Registrar Shannon Annis and organized by USFCAM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For questions call CAM at (813) 974-4133 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <h3><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="" target="_blank">Facebook event link</a></span></h3> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:46:05 +0000 - USF Contemporary Art Museum - June 6th - June 23rd <p class="style26" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Amplified</em> explores the history, collaborative process, and impact of New Orleans Airlift&rsquo;s musical architecture project <em>The Music Box</em>, including the recent installation in Sulphur Springs, through video documentation, instrumental elements, performance videos, ephemera and new work by local artists inspired by the project. This exhibition is co-curated by USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice Sarah Howard and USFCAM Exhibitions Manager and Registrar Shannon Annis and organized by USFCAM.</p> <p class="style14" style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Music Box: Tampa Bay is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS grant, The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, The Gobioff Foundation, and the USF School of Art and Art History&rsquo;s Bank of America Community Arts Endowment Fund.</em></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:44:44 +0000 - USF Contemporary Art Museum - April 1st - May 7th <p class="style26" style="text-align: justify;">This annual exhibition features Master's Thesis work in a variety of media by the 3rd year Master of Fine Arts candidates in the School of Art and Art History. Artists include Sasha Adorno, Merritt Fletcher Evripidou, Craig Hanson, Tamesha Kirkland, N. Mackintosh, Jenn Ryann Miller, Leslie Reed, Gary Schmitt, Elizabeth Schneider, Princess R. Smith, and Matthew Drennan Wicks.</p> <p class="style14" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Only the Tip: 2016 MFA Graduation Exhibition, is sponsored in part by the USF School of Art and Art History.</em></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:42:38 +0000 - The Sculpture Center - June 10th - July 29th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>9th annual small sculpture exhibition in the region</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Juror:</strong><br /> Amy Gilman<br /> Amy was named associate director of the Toledo Museum of Art in January 2011. In this role, she facilitates implementation of the Museum's strategic objectives, leads a fellowship program to mentor museum leaders of the future, and coordinates major initiatives from the director's office. Gilman first came to Toledo in 2005 as curator of modern and contemporary art. Since then, she has acquired important works for the collection by Mary Sibande (South Africa), Petah Coyne (US), Fred Wilson (US), Rona Pondick (US), Romuald Hazoum&Atilde;&copy; (Benin) and Marisol (Venezuela), among others. She also has been involved in the artist-in-residence program at the Glass Pavilion (artists worked with include: Radcliffe Bailey, Erwin Redl, Beverly Fishman, and Jim Lasko). She regularly curates exhibitions including 2011's Small Worlds, and as co-curator of Play Time in summer 2015. She holds a BS from Northwestern University in Performance Studies, and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a PhD in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. Previously she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and at Columbia College Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography.<br /> <br /> <strong>Juried discussion and artist talk @ 6:30 pm</strong></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:58:21 +0000 Douglas Edwards - Trias Gallery - June 2nd - June 12th <p style="text-align: justify;">New landscape paintings by oil painter Douglas Edwards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening to coincide with Bronte's Lake Walk evening on the first Thursday of every month.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:40:13 +0000