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2015-2016

 Art Faculty Exhibition

FGCU Art Faculty Exhibition

August 19 - September 24, 2015

Wasmer Art Gallery

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...

Sponsored in part by WGCU Public Media

 

 

Capyuring 24 Hours

Photograph by Anica Sturdivant

Capturing 24 Hours 2015

September 17 - October 1, 2015

Artlab Gallery

 Juried exhibition featuring award winners

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...

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and WGCU Public Media

Reunion

Photographs courtesy of the artists

Reunion: Courtright, Davis & Wood

October 15 - November 5, 2015

Artlab Gallery 

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 behaviors.  Read more...

Sponsored by U. Tobe and WGCU Public Media

Yesterday, It Was Sunny

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

Yesterday, It Was Sunny Solo Exhibition of Work by T.L. Solien

 October 8 - November 14, 2015

Wasmer art Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito

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...

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and WGCU Public Media

 

Studio Project: The Painting Experience

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

 

Studio Project: The Painting Experience

November 19 - December 3, 2015

Artlab Gallery - Curated by Jake Hand, Adjunct Professor of Art

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...

Sponsored in part by U. Tobe and WGCU Public Media

 

 

Senior Projects Fall 2015

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

Senior Projects - Fall 2015

October 8 - November 14, 2015

Wasmer Art Gallery - Patricia Fay, Faculty Mentor

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...

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

 

Borborygmus: Or Beware the 3-Fingered Mouse without a Soul

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

Borborygmus: Or Beware the 3-Fingered Mouse Without a Soul Solo Exhibition by Roger Chamieh

January 21 - February 25, 2016

Wasmer Art 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...

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

 

Michael Massaro: The Vanishing

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

 

Michael Massaro: The Vanishing - Crossroads of Art and Science Residency

February 11 - March 17, 2016

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...

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
 

18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Photograph by Anica Sturdivant 

18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 17 - 31, 2016

Wasmer Art Gallery

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...

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

 

Eschuchala La Ciudad Respirando (Listen, The City is Breathing)

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

Eschuchala La Ciudad Respirando (Listen, The City is Breathing): A Solo Exhibition of Work by Andres Martinez, Jr.

March 13 - April 28, 2016

Artlab Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito

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...

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

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Photograph by James Greco

Senior Projects - Spring 2016

April 14 - 29, 2016

Wasmer Art Gallery - Michael Salmond and John Loscuito, Faculty Mentors

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...

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

Quest for Permanence

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

Quest for Permanence

May 19 - June 23, 2016

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

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...

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