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







   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Placebo

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.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Motion Machine

Two Columns is pleased to announce Motion Machine, an exhibition of time-based artworks from students at Ringling College of Art and Design.  Please come to the reception Friday, April 18, from 7-9pm.  The exhibition is open April 15-19, 2014 during regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Friday, 12-3pm and Saturday, 11-4pm.

Featuring artists: Corey Allen, Muriel Holloway, Jennifer Pappas, Alexis Macchia, Anastasia Rostarchuk, Nadia Valenti, Ben Stoddard, Miguel Diaz, Peggy Blount, Alexander Keller, Joshua Hines, Lauren Eisenburger, Tammy Zeitler, Danielle Colon, Maurice Mullinax, and  Hunter Taylor Slade.



Monday, March 31, 2014

#nofilter

Ringling College of Art and Design and the Two Columns Gallery are proud to present #nofilter A Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring the works of Katie Aucoin, Bianca Rylee, and Hunter Slade. The title #nofilter references our society’s obsession with social media, and how Instagram turned everyone into overnight artists, photographing their every waking moment. The decision to not add a filter to the photograph, thereby not altering it’s imperfections and mediocre reality, is then stamped with a #nofilter. All three artists’ approach their work with a similar mindset; creating the work in the moment, with raw and unfiltered content and emotion. This show consists of a wide range of media including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. 


Please come to the Opening Reception Friday, April 4th, 6 - 8 PM.  The exhibition is open April 4-April 12.  There is also a panel discussion with the artists, Wednesday, April 9th, 11:00 AM - noon.  Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-3pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.