2013 - 2014 EXHIBITIONS

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery


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New Media/Young Blood:

Digital Media Interactions and Projections

August 22 - September 19, 2013

Curated by Michael Salmond



September 21, 2013

Curated by PUMA Creative Director, Mark Coetzee


Motor Cortex

October 3 - October 23, 2013

Curated by Anica Sturdivant and Steven Coe


Erwin Eisch: Kristallnacht

November 7 - November 21, 2013

Curated by Anica Sturdivant in collaboration with Littleton Studios and the Naples Holocaust Museum


Finals: Fall 2013 Senior Project Exhibition

December 5 - December 14, 2013

Faculty Mentor, Mary Sullivan Voytek


Long, Long River:

Tradition and Expansion in Native Art

January 9 - January 30, 2014

Curated by Anica Sturdivant and Jessica Osceola


the Interpreters

February 6 - March 13, 2014

Curated by Anica Sturdivant


16th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 27 - April 10, 2014

Jurors: Andy Browne, Jim Krieger, and Richard Mueller


Finals: Spring 2014 Senior Projects

April 24 - May 10, 2014

Faculty Mentor, Andy Owen



A Participatory Art Project by Xavier Cortada

May 17 - June 13, 2014

Regionally curated by Mary Sullivan Voytek


Crystal Blue Persuasion by Megan Kissinger

Megan Kissinger traditionally employs charcoal or paint on canvas in her fine art. Perhaps it is her background in scientific illustration that helps her to present the beauty and the connectedness that she sees in every aspect of the natural universe, but it is her passion that drives her attempt to "make viewers aware of how everything in the world is connected in some way." In order to show the structures and designs in nature, Kissinger loves to get up close to things that normally aren't accessible, like birds and butterflies, to bridge the magical distance that wild things have learned to maintain for their safety. That detailed precision is complemented by combinations of radiant colors in the sweeping settings in many of her paintings. Her compelling compositions do in fact reveal her fascination with light and line.

"I can get lost," the fine artist admits, "in late afternoon and twilight shadows-sweeping and arching lines - and in scenes like the dappled light of oak hammocks and pine scrub.” ~ Megan Kissinger

Alumni Series: Megan Kissinger

September 16 - October 30, 2013

Previous Exhibitions 2013- 2014 ArtLab Season

Visiting Instructor Sara Truman’s spring Contemporary Ceramics class invites you to view our show, “Installation Collaboration”, in the Art Lab at FGCU Library opening February 6th, 2014 at 6pm.  For this particular assignment the class was split into four groups, each group creating a large-scale installation.  Each idea is unique and inventive based on ideas discussed in lecture from current contemporary installation artists across media. 

“Legacy” is a piece created to address certain truths about humanity and art that are inescapable.  Dealing with the struggle to make, create, and yearn to make successful art the piece confronts the daily battles of the working artist, and what is left when the artist is no longer with us. 

“ Flow of destruction“ is an audience participation piece that represents the effects humans have on the biodiversity of our oceans.  Creating hundreds of painted clay fish, this group of artists has suspended the depths of the ocean right above our head to bring awareness to the magnitude of loss we create everyday beneath the ocean.  The artists ask that you cut down, one fish, to symbolize your inadvertent participation in their destruction. 

“Don’t Worry, We are Here to Assist You” is a glimpse into what can happen when we lose our natural independence on ourselves, relying on the machines we create to make our everyday easier.  With such a grand gift of intelligence and speed, what have we lost?  Our artists ask the audience to decide. 

“Timmy Travels” is a social media interaction experiment addressing our constant need to be seen and heard online.  Instead of viewing social media as impersonal and invasive, this piece acknowledges how it can bring us together.  Highlighting the different directions people on the FGCU campus and community at large take, this group asks you to take a Timmy with you, photograph where you are with Timmy, and then post it to their instagram page at #fgcutimmy.

Installation Collaboration

February 2014

organized by Sara Truman, Visiting Professor of Art in Contemporary Ceramics

Human Forms and Drawing Lessons

March 10 - March 28, 2014

Geoff Hamel, Adjunct Instructor of Art

Human Forms and Drawing generally covers Western Art History’s development and applied context of the human form and objects. Students explored various functions and phrases of line to approximate, express and describe intention, form and light as they either observed or invented the human form. Charcoal, soft pastels or oil pastels were chosen as their mediums.

This exhibition is a showcase of work from members of the newly formed FGCU Design Club. ‘Design:Love’ is a platform for all levels of student-produced design from introduction to advanced. Design club students come from a variety of majors at FGCU and this show reflects the cross-disciplinary nature and mission of the club. Works in this show originate from projects created from within the Digital Media Design curriculum, as well as projects produced for professional clients and experimental design works.

Design is very much about communication and connection, the design club and the students who participate in it are dedicated to sharing conversations and content related to design and creating viable solutions to everyday problems through a variety of mediums.


April 24 - May 9, 2014

Design: Love

April 24 - May 9, 2014