FGCU ART FACULTY EXHIBITION

August 19 - September 24,  2015

Sponsored in part by WGCU Public Media


Thursday, September 3 ~

Reception and Meet the Faculty 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Sculpture, painting, ceramics, and printmaking are but a few of the mediums represented in this exhibition featuring the Art Faculty of FGCU. This is an opportunity to see the range of subjects and techniques the faculty are researching in their artistic practice. Having this diversity of approaches to art makes for an intriguing exhibition and diverse art program. Read more...


Main Gallery

2015 - 2016 EXHIBITIONS


CAPTURING 24 HOURS 2015

September 17 - October 1,  2015

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and

WGCU Public Media


Juried exhibition featuring award winners


ArtLab Gallery

Photograph by Anica Sturdivant

Following TheatreLab’s 9th Annual 24-Hour Festival (September 11 and 12), this exhibition features a selection of works highlighting the activities of the festival. Works include theatre performance, video, music and visual art.  Read more...


Location: FGCU Arts Complex

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S

Fort Myers FL  33965

Phone: 239.590.7199

Fax: 239.590.7270


REUNION:

COURTRIGHT, DAVIS & WOOD

October 15 - November 5,  2015

Sponsored in part by U. Tobe and

WGCU Public Media


Thursday, October 15 ~

Artist Talk and Reception beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Open Mic at 5:30 p.m.

ArtLab Gallery

Photographs courtesy of the artists

Reunion continues FGCU’s dedication to alumni artists to create exhibitions showcasing their talent and the positive impact the Art Program at FGCU is having on the region.  For this season, Carrell Courtright (‘10), Megan Davis (‘13), and Tarra Wood (‘11) present a stylistic mixture that offers commentary on social values, environmental analogies, and an examination of the human psyche and our behaviorsRead more...


YESTERDAY, IT WAS SUNNY

SOLO EXHIBITION OF WORK

BY T.L. SOLIEN

October 8 - November 14,  2015

Special Saturday Hours on November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Curated by John Loscuito

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler

and WGCU Public Media

Main Gallery

T.L. Solien, Squatter, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72”, courtesy of the artist

T.L. Solien is known for his personal, surrealist paintings combining everyday objects in haunting landscapes and interiors. For this exhibition the technique of collage features prominently in the development of his works. Solien’s freeform collages will be on display alongside his paintings and drawings, offering a unique glimpse into his narratives and working process. Read more...



Opening Reception

Thursday, October 8 ~ Artist Talk at 5:00 p.m. with reception until 7:00 p.m.

STUDIO PROJECT:

THE PAINTING EXPERIENCE

November 19 - December 3,  2015

Curated by Jake Hand, Adjunct Professor of Art

Sponsored in part by U. Tobe

and WGCU Public Media


ArtLab Gallery

Left to right, “John, Fauvist Portrait” by Deborah Ruppel, “Rage” by Ariana Myers

The medium of painting has been a dominant force throughout the history of art. These works, in part, represent a walk through the pantheon of Modern Art. From here, students can begin to speak (from experience), to wonder and to explore what it means to make paintings today. This exhibition features work from Fall 2015 Painting I students. Read more...


SENIOR PROJECTS

FALL 2015

December 3 - December 11,  2015

Patricia Fay, Faculty Mentor

Sponsored in part by U. Tobe, FineMark National Bank and Trust, and WGCU Public Media


Main Gallery

Installation view of Dani Papanikolaou’s Senior Project. Photograph by James Greco

At the end of their studies, each art major is required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists. Read more...


BORBORYGMUS: OR BEWARE THE

3-FINGERED MOUSE WITHOUT A SOUL

SOLO EXHIBITION BY

ROGER CHAMIEH

January 21 - February 25,  2016

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, WGCU Public Media, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel


Roger Chamieh, Mutation 2 (detail), 2015, Styrofoam, pine wood, silicone, rigid foam, Variable dimensions, Courtesy of the artist

Main Gallery

As part of the Currents Series, Roger Chamieh’s visual metaphors are expressed through sculptural installations that incorporate elements of sound, video and kinetics. Personal experiences, dreams, childhood memories and random moments are part of a collective unconscious that we all recognize. The catalyst for this body of work emerges from the exploration of these archetypes to develop a visual narrative of meaningful and random aesthetic paradoxes. Read more...


MICHAEL MASSARO:

THE VANISHING

CROSSROADS OF ART AND SCIENCE RESIDENCY

February 11 - March 17,  2016

(Closed for Spring Break: March 7 - March 11, 2016)

Sponsored in part by Alice and Dean Fjelstul, The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, WGCU Public Media, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel


ArtLab Gallery

As part of the Crossroads of Art and Science Residency, each year an artist is invited to spend time working and thinking alongside the science faculty at FGCU’s Vester Marine and Environmental Science Research Station. While in residence Michael Massaro will be creating new art work, engaging with students and installing an exhibition in the ArtLab Gallery. Artists chosen for this residency work to illuminate the relationship between art and science.  Read more...

Mike Massaro, Pillowcase (detail), 2015, Print on cotton, Variable dimensions, Courtesy of the artist

Main Gallery

18th ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

March 17 - March 31,  2016


Major sponsorship provided by: FineMark National Bank & Trust, and Thomas Riley Studio


Additional sponsorship provided by U. Tobe, WGCU Public Media, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

Photograph by Anica Sturdivant

Students working in sculpture, drawing, digital media, printmaking, painting and ceramics submit their finest works for this annual juried exhibition. Up to 70 works of art demonstrating students’ accomplishments and experiments will be featured. The jurors for the exhibition are local artists, curators and art professionals. Read more...

SENIOR PROJECTS,

SPRING 2016

April 14 - April 29,  2016

Michael Salmond and John Loscuito, Faculty Mentors


Sponsored in part by U. Tobe, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, Palette Pals of the United Church of Christ, and WGCU Public Media


Main Gallery

Photograph by James Greco

At the end of their studies, each art major is required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists.

Read more...

ESCUCHALA LA CIUDAD RESPIRANDO (LISTEN, THE CITY IS BREATHING)

A SOLO EXHIBITION OF WORK BY ANDRES MARTINEZ, JR.

March 31 - April 28,  2016

Curated by John Loscuito

Sponsored in part by WGCU Public Media, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

ArtLab Gallery

Andres Martinez, Jr., Still Life, 2015 Mixed media installation 24 x 47 x 47”

Andres Martinez, Jr. is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in Miami, FL whose works are saturated with daily events, clichés and bad jokes. As an artist immersed in the city, he depicts moments that punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence finding poetic meaning in everyday life. For this exhibition he will be transforming the gallery into an environment rich with his visual metaphors. Read more...


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QUEST FOR PERMANENCE

May 19 - June 23,  2016

Co-curated by Barry Cavin, John Loscuito and Michael Salmond


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and WGCU Public Media

Main Gallery

Quest for Permanence examines our play with time in its many forms and the tensions that arise as time and place collide. The artifacts we leave behind give the illusion of permanence to ourselves as well those that come after us. This exhibition brings together local, national and international artists employing visual art, digital media and performance, offering a range of interpretations of this universal issue. Read more...

Kent Anderson Butler, Bathe (still, 2:20), 2015, Video

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery