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.


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


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Two Columns is pleased to present "Placebo" an exhibition featuring photographs from Photography and Digital Imaging seniors Kelly Machado, Mirella Martinez, Rob Fehere, Ferenc Belaznay, Abril Sicarios and Jose Zavarse. Please come to the reception on Friday, September 19, 6-8pm.  The exhibition will be open to the public September 15 - September 26, 2014.

Placebo aims to deconstruct the surplus of photographic stimulus in the media by giving a saturated experience to the audience yet involving content that make every photograph a particular viewing experience.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Assiduous Applications

Two Columns is pleased to present "Assiduous Applications," an exhibition featuring the artwork of Faculty and Staff from the Fine Arts Department at Ringling College of Art + Design.  Please come to the reception on Friday, September 5, 6-8pm.  The exhibition will be open to the public September 3 - September 12, 2014.

The exhibition includes recent artworks by Jeff Schwartz, Vicky Randall, Claudia Cumbie-Jones & Lance Ford Jones, Shawn Pettersen, Nathan Skiles, Patrick Lindhardt, Michael Wyshock, Hugh Davies and Mark Anderson.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Flying a Sign

Two Columns is pleased to present "Flying a Sign", a solo exhibition of artworks by Sally Pettibon.  Please come to the reception for the exhibition Friday, August 22, from 6-8pm.  The exhibition is open August 20 -29.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12- 3pm, and Saturday, 11am- 4pm.

Ms. Pettibon is an internationally exhibited photographic artist with numerous exhibitions and awards including Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CIAC Gallery in Brittany France, Florida Center for Contemporary Art in Tampa, FL. Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida, Ringling Museum of Art and the Appelton Museum of Art. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Ringling Museum of Art , Center for Fine Art Photography and the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art. Private collections in New York, California, Connecticut, and Florida.

Ms. Pettibon has been a full time faculty member of the Photography and Digital Imaging department at the Ringling College of Art and Design since 2003. She has taught at the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in France and is a former staff photographer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and freelance editorial photographer in New York and Florida.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Call Me When You Get There

"Call Me When You Get There" is the final exhibition and send off for sixteen senior Fine Arts majors majors and minors! This exhibition includes works in sculpture, painting, video, printmaking, and drawing.

Artists in Show: Jacquelyn Alexis, Katie Aucoin, Javier Aparente, Shannon Chong, Lauren Eisenburger, Adrian Harris, Cutter Hume, Natalie Lerner, Makar Malinouski, Leah McMacken, Maggie Moody, Jennifer Pappas, Paige Ramsay, Bianca Rylee, Zachary See, and Hunter Slade. 

Please come to the opening Friday, April 25th from 6-8pm.  The exhibition is open April 25 - May 3, Tuesday-Friday, 12-3pm, Saturday 11-4.