Monday, March 16, 2015

Echo

Two Columns is pleased to present ECHO​, an exhibition featuring the works of Corey Allen, Carrianne Bullard, Dana Dojka, and Kyler Duhé. This exhibition consists of a dozen pieces highlighting concepts relating to both acts and processes of repetition. ECHO​ is presented through multiple mediums, including: video, installation, painting, and printmaking. For artists Duhé and Allen, their practices rely upon recurring rhythmic gestures found in motions like painting (for the former) or sewing (for the latter) in order to create their individual artworks. Similarly, Dojka is a printmaker who utilizes the methods of duplication and replication inherent to the medium to optimize her imagery. Finally, in many ways, Bullard simply redefines the effort by relying on the emulation of natural processes in sculpted images.

ECHO​ is formed from diverse personalities which share a collective motif. This presentation explores how four emerging artists delve into personal motivations to display the slippage of recalled memories, naturally occurring structures over time, the vulnerability and strength captured in intimate portraiture, and the creation of a spontaneously­formulated experience. Their work focuses on generating a personal sensation for the viewer that echoes the intent of the artists upon close examination.

Allen was born in Sarasota, Florida, Bullard born in Lakeland, Florida, Dojka born in Tampa, Florida, and Duhé born in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are all receiving their BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in May 2015.


The reception for the artists will be held on March 20​ from 7:00 - ­9:00 pm. The show will be open March 17-21.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Curb Appeal

Two Columns Presents the thesis show of Fine Art majors Maurice Mullinax, Stephanie Kroth, Jackson Ray Petty, Miguel Diaz III and Jose Carlos Zavarse Pinto. Curb Appeal explores the theme of coded experience through introspection.  Whether the experience is fabricated or not, it is evident that all of the artists strive to observe an unfamiliar consciousness or authentic perspective that may help create a better understanding for both the artist and viewer.  In a show such as Curb Appeal several similarities in artistic intentions are pursued while allowing each artist to continue pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium.  
Maurice strives to explore the recreation of his identity and subsequent evolution to that of a studio artist.  His works draw attention to the solitary existence of the artist that and how he maintains a balanced connection with our counterparts. Miguel Diaz explores an artificial experience under the guise of Trigga Miggz. The paintings and prints of Trigga Miggz are exaggerated in content while still relating to the disconnection between users and their portrayed self in social media.
Artist Stephanie Kroth, depicts important moments of personal history by visually defining them through documenting structural and organic landscapes. Her recent works are derived from the idea of being perceptive of everyday structure that visually aids to an idea of mental mind mapping that define her current environment.
Jackson Ray Petty’s paintings explore intention through reflexivity by depicting the plan as well as the execution. Through specific focus on figure-ground relationships and material consideration, Jackson questions the relative authenticity of experience.
Jose Carlos Zavarse Pinto’s work stems from the meeting place between observation and contemplation. Both of them share a space in which selective abstraction of observed scenes are then translated into timeless moments through the incorporation of color.

The exhibition will be open from February 23rd to February 27th with the closing reception on Friday, February 27th from 6 pm to 9 pm.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Journal


Journal is the Senior Thesis Exhibition of Careth Arnold, Glenna Dame Baker, and Peggy Blount. The exhibition includes works of painting, ceramic, and assemblages. The works create an exhibition representing the exploration and documentation of the artists’ personal experiences, ideas and reflections.
Journal will be open at Two Columns Gallery February 10 -­‐ 14 with a reception February 13, 7-­‐9pm.

Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday -­‐ Friday, noon -­‐ 3pm 
Saturday, 11am-­‐4pm


1947 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, Florida 34236

For more information or to schedule private viewings please contact us at journal.senior.thesis@gmail.com. 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Motion Machine


MOTION MACHINE

Two Columns Gallery is pleased to announce Motion Machine, an exhibition of time-based artworks from students in Experimental Imaging at Ringling College of Art and Design. 
Please come to the reception Friday, January 30, from 7-9pm.
The exhibition is open Jan. 28-31, 2014 during regular gallery hours, Wednesday - Friday, 12-3pm and Saturday, 11-4pm.

Featuring artists: Harrison Lemire, Adrian Pumarejo, Mark Orzechowski, Glenna Dame-Baker, Josette Yarn, Kyle Kavanaugh, Tammy Zeitler, Nelson Ledezma Ugalde, Min Park, and Muriel Holloway

Saturday, November 8, 2014

bamboo scaffolding

Two Columns is pleased to announce bamboo scaffolding , an exhibition curated by guest curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi.  The exhibition opens this Saturday, November 8, from 6 to 8pm, and runs until December 5, 2014.
The exhibit features work from students in Fine Arts.
Please come to the opening  reception to hear a curatorial statement by the guest curator, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, at 6:30pm This event is free and open to the public.

About the Curator:
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Georgia State University.
Al-Khudhairi was previously Co-Artistic Director at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, where she collaborated on the curation of the ninth edition of the Gwangju Art Biennale. During her tenure, she contributed the exhibition catalogue and a number of essays including Thoughts on Revisiting Histories, an essay for the Gwangju Biennale Roundtable.
Prior to her time in South Korea, Al-Khudhairi served as the Founding Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, which she helped to establish from the ground up. At Mathaf, she spearheaded the development of the institutional vision and strategic plan and initiated the cultivation of community relationships and support of the Museum. Among the exhibitions Al-Khudhairi curated were Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art and Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab, and collaborated with fellow scholars and guest curators on a number of projects.
She completed the Museum Leadership Institute program at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University and, in 2014, participated in the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in New York.
Al-Khudhairi has lectured around the world on the subject of modern and contemporary art, specifically related to the Middle East. Other past experience includes positions at the Brooklyn Museum and the High Museum of Art.


Monday, October 27, 2014

'Close Quarters': first two official rehearsals of collaborative project

Two Columns is pleased to present the first two official rehearsals for "Close Quarters," a new collaboration between sculptor Nathan Wilson, Professor of Music at New College of Florida Mark Dancigers, Fuzión Dance Artists Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, and REVoultions Dance Artistic Director Dwayne Scheuneman. The open to the public rehearsals will take place: Wednesday, October 29th 12-m-1pm
Wednesday, November 5th 12pm-1pm

These rehearsals will be the first time the sculptor and dancers come together in the same space, with props, to begin choreographing this new physically integrated piece. Nathan Wilson's sculptures will be open to the public October 29- November 5th, 2014







Friday, October 3, 2014

Mercury is spinning forward

Two Columns is pleased to present Mercury is spinning forward. The installation is the outcome of 14 continuous hours of vigorous multi-disciplinary collaboration of diverse students from the community.
Please come to the reception on Friday October 10th. The exhibition will be open to the public  
October 8th - October 17th, 2014.

The idea of this exhibition came from two distinct needs in the community. First, was the need to explore the possibilities of the gallery space as a location for creation. The roll of the gallery as a 'white cube' is changing rapidly in the contemporary art world, and with access to the Two Columns gallery space, we felt compelled to explore its capacities. The second came from the need to involve students from all disciplines with the Fine Arts gallery, making the space more available and familiar to them.
As a student run space, the more students participate, the more they will want to partake in exhibitions, and hopefully enlivening both the gallery and culture.
Collaboration is complicated, and throughout the installation diverse and challenging ideas and situations arose, but this only exercised our limitations as artists and put the individual in perspective.

We hope this exhibition mirrors how the explosion of our creativity coalesced into a nebula of ingenuity.

Participants:

Celia Garcia Nogales  
Fine Arts
Glenna Dame Baker
Fine Arts
Ruzica Ivanovic            
Fine Arts
Michael Cano    
Photography
Peggy Blount                  
Fine Arts
Chris Phelps
Computer Animation
Tyler Shea                    
Advertising Design
David Allin Reese
Graphic Design
Henri Scribner
Illustration
Kyler Duhe          
Fine Arts
Stephanie Kroth
Fine Arts
Alonso Vasquez         
Film
Maurice L. Mullinax
Fine Arts
Alma del Valle
Illustration
Alexis Schultz    
Photography alumni
Careth Arnold
Fine Arts
Miriam Colombero
Illustration
Jose Carlos Zavarse
Photography
Irene Garibay
Fine Arts