Wischer works in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, to video, sound and public works. With our increasing global climate crisis, Wischer has shifted focus to incorporate and highlight environmental issues; finding ways to translate data into personal understanding and create artwork that moves the viewer in poetic ways. She seeks a wide range of data that can be used to creatively link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections.

 

Wischer will partner with FGCU faculty Win Everham, Professor of Environmental Studies, along with other faculty and students to create new restorative artwork on campus and present digital works inside the gallery related to the same topic.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The FGCU Art Galleries will be closed during all University holidays and breaks.

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Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

October 12 - November 16, 2017

Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms:

Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall

The works of Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall playfully draw on art history and mythology using ceramics and soft sculpture. Their fantastical and sometimes humorous works are being shown together for the first time, providing two distinct viewpoints that revisit age-old stories...


“As artists, we shepherd fragile ideas into intimate forms, both human and animal, both real and unreal.” - Balzer and Hall. 

Wasmer Art Gallery

Opening Lecture and Reception | October 12, 2017 | 5-7pm


A performance from Professor Greg Longenhagen’s Acting Styles class begins at 5pm

Left to right: Barbara Balzer, “Les Diplomates” (detail), 2017, Ceramic and metal, 26 x 24 x 18", Courtesy of the artist, Linda Hall, “Sometimes The Earth is Sky,” 2017, Fabric, fiber fill, glass and paint, 6 x 3 x 1’, Courtesy of the artist

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Renata and R.J. Vigoda, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

October 5 - November 17, 2017

Stop and Listen:

FGCU Students on Environmental Awareness and Restoration

This exhibition invites FGCU students to voice their concerns and display their research surrounding environmental issues. Stop and Listen asks students to express their observations, concerns and possible solutions on issues surrounding ongoing changes in the environment. This exhibition is in partnership with the visiting artist Wendy Wischer and Win Everham, Professor of Environmental Studies.

ArtLab Gallery

Artists discussion and reception | November 16, 2017 | 5-7pm

Sponsored by U. Tobe

Sienna Quinn, “Untitled” (detail), 2006, Soft pastel on paper, 26 x 19”, Courtesy of the artist

Works from student artists Tai Goggins, Marile Franco, and Taryn Estrada. Photograph by Anica Sturdivant

December 7 - 17, 2017

Senior Projects, Fall 2017

At the end of their studies, art majors are 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.

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, U. Tobe, and Renata and R.J. Vigoda

Student Presentations at 5pm in U. Tobe Recital Hall with a reception to follow | December 7, 2017 | 5-7pm

Image provided by Megan C. McShane and Marshall S. Nathanson

January 18 - February 8, 2018

Radical Landscape Design: Addressing Scarcity and Abundance in the Public Ecosphere through the Material Culture of Bees

When humans originally inspected feral beehives, we were inspired to create our first cities. The honeycomb form stimulated construction design; humans feverishly augmented our buildings with such innovations as insulation, framing, arches, pillars, and pyramids as a result of our relationship with bees. The historical context for apiary science predates written language. Before bees were strategically managed, annual expeditions were held to retrieve honey from feral colonies in not only Europe, but also Asia and Africa. The legacy of these honey expeditions is still evident today as the material culture of bee colonies remains enmeshed in the daily lives of contemporary artists, horticultural projects, and radical landscape design communities. This exhibition explores the interactions between apiary science and contemporary art and design practices with material from the fall Art and Ecology seminar.

ArtLab Gallery

Sponsored by U. Tobe

Opening reception | January 18, 2018 | 5-7pm

February 1 - March 1, 2018

Wendy Wischer: Parallel Journeys

Crossroads of Art and Science

Wasmer Art Gallery

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Alice and Dean Fjelstul and State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Artist Lecture in U. Tobe Recital Hall at 5pm with an Opening Reception to follow in the Arts Complex | February 1, 2018 | 5-7pm

Wendy Wischer,  “Parallel,” 2008, , Digital print, 9 x 10 x 40 ft. bus wrap, Courtesy of the artist

March 22 - April 5, 2018

20th Annual Student Juried Exhibition

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 drawn from local artists, curators and art professionals.

Wasmer Art Gallery

Opening reception with Awards Presentation | March 22, 2018 | 5-7pm (Awards at 6pm)

Sponsored by Thomas Riley Studio

Karri Leamon, “Compartmentalize,” 2017, Wood, 70” diameter, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Caitlin Rosolen - De Jesus

Anna Nunez, “A Middle Voice” (detail), 2017, Watercolor on paper, variable dimensions, Courtesy of the artist

April 20 - May 4, 2018

Senior Projects, Spring 2018

At the end of their studies, art majors are 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.

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, U. Tobe, and Renata and R.J. Vigoda

Student Presentations at 5pm in U. Tobe Recital Hall with a reception to follow | April 20, 2018 | 5-7pm

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery