Don’t forget! The opening reception for No Vacancy is this friday at 7:00 pm at Working Method Contemporary! See you there.
Tanja Softic is our visiting artist today.
Tanja Softic is an artist who works across the media of printmaking, drawing, photography, and book arts. Her work explores notions of cultural identity, memory, and hybridity.
Reuben is a sculptor, but what he is best known for are his kinetic wave sculptures/installations that are sometimes small scale and hand-cranked, while others are more ambitious and powered by a complex assembly of motors and cables with pulleys.
Join us today at 7:00 pm in room 249, next to the Fine Arts Museum for this amazing visiting artist lecture! He will share insights into his work and career.
The LGA is excited to announce that we have been accepted into the Aqua Art Fair that runs during Art Basel this December! We are very honored to be showing at this event and now we need your help! The LGA is currently fundraising for travel and room expenses and will be holding a number of fundraising events throughout the fall. If you would like to help us out, please visit our Gofundme campaign.
Sometimes you have to paint a whole tube of Pringles to know it’s a bad idea.
“I identify as a painter, but not all of my works are wall based and within the conventional rectangle. I don’t think this necessarily means that I’m not making a painting, however. I view the work that I make being rooted in the vocabulary and history painting resides in, but I see the medium more as a means than an end, which is why I like to explore painting through sculpture and installation as well. I make a variation of objects that differ in display, but still are in dialogue with each other. This, as a first impression, can come through formally via color palette, mark making, materials, etc. I make paintings on translucent materials employing marks that range from ethereal and ghostly, to thick and skin-like. Freestanding, human scale sculptural objects are also considered in the same body of work. Often, I feel my objects garner strength in collections and groupings to suggest relationships when it comes to how they are perceived.”
Elise Thompson is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist that works primarily with paint, fiber, wood and plastic. She has a wide variety of influences including Arte povera, provisional painting, process art, The Bay Area School, Mitzi Pederson, Claire Ashley, Pam Lins, Sarah Braman, Rachel Harrison, Eva Hesse, Amy Sillman, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Karla Black, Katharina Grosse, Vincent Fecteau, Lisa Sigal, Jacqueline Humphries, Richard Tuttle, Phillip Guston and more.
Check out more of her work at www.elisethompson.com
“I am exploring to depict ideas of internal struggles, external spiritual forces and our direct relation to the superior being. Because I am dealing with intangible and invisible ideas, I use abstraction and abstract art. I use materials such as cardboard, foil, discarded drawings to emphasize the idea of finding new purpose and meaning within this world.”
Mary Chong is a painter that combines painting and drawing into mixed media collages. She is influenced by Anselm Kiefer, Wassily Kandinsky, and Julie Mehretu.
Jillian Marie Browning
Series of 6 ink jet prints
Ink, watercolor, paper, pins & canvas frames
With this photographic series I explore the concept of feminine identity through the lens of the contemporary black experience. My work often deals with the intersection of feminism and race, and how the two are constructed through the investigation of social, familial, and gender roles. Furthermore, my work considers the way in which personal identity is assembled through one’s body image and racial identity. This work serves to comment on the over sexualization of black female bodies in this culture and in turn also comment on the censoring of fat bodies. The subject of my work is more often than not my own body, and as such the pieces function as both literal and metaphoric self-portraits. More than that, my art works as an extension of my personal experiences as I aim to communicate them visually. Thus, the body is rendered anonymous, and can therefore function as a placeholder for a universal body; as a method for engendering a discourse about relatable concepts of womanhood, race, and identity.
Skin: Me is a solo exhibition by Jillian Marie Browning, whom is a 2015 MFA Candidate at Florida State University. The show will run from April 24th – May 8th, 2015.
For more information, please check out Gallery 208’s website: http://news.art.fsu.edu/2015/03/skin-me/
Now that time has passed, I have turned my frustration with the abandoned transfer station into something positive that informs my artistic practice. It has opened my eyes to other social issues that plague rural communities, such as big businesses shutting their doors and population decline. It is my hope that my work can inspire others, and hopefully shed light on subjects that are often overlooked.”
Christina Klein is a painter that works primarily with acrylics. Check out more of her work at www.ChristinaKlein.com