2019 - 2020 Season

 

 global sustainable design


Global Sustainable Design

August 19 - September 5, 2019

ARTLAB
reception  |  Thursday, august 22nd  |  5pm to 7pm

This exhibition contains works from students from the 2019 Global Sustainable Design course study abroad. Students travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmo, Sweden and London, UK to experience firsthand practical approaches to sustainable design. The students were asked to explore current practices in sustainable design and then create works that could translate to the US culturally. The focus is on challenging and changing existing  attitudes, products, spaces, communications, and communities as a positive step towards a greener, more ecologically balanced future. Read more...

 

 Image credit: (left to right) Environmental Design Vinyl (detail) by Aimee Farmer, Raquel Holness, and Haley Levy. Photo courtesy of Mike Salmond

 

 

 permanent collection
 

OPEN TO INTERPRETATION
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

AUGUST 29 - October 3, 2019

wasmer art gallery
RECEPTION and curators' talk   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th  |  5PM TO 7PM

In celebration of new donations to the FGCU Art Galleries, guest curators are invited to activate the FGCU Permanent Collection through their own lens. As part of the Seidler Fellowship, FGCU student Farrah Alkhadra will research and curate an exhibition alongside a display of recent gifts and other works never displayed before including sculptures, paintings and prints. Read more...

 

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

Image credit: 

Anne Lindberg, Twilight Garden Blue, 1988,  44x48 in., Gift of ASG Technologies¨ Collection of FGCU Art Galleries, 2016.0003.0053

 

 

 nosotros
 

nosotros
adriana flores and felipe maldonado

september 26 - novemBER 7, 2019

ARTlab
RECEPTION AND artists' TALK   |  THURSDAY, september 26TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

“We are the embodiment of the aspirations, the dreams of our parents and our abuelitos.” Gil Rocha-Rochelli

This year’s Reunion Series presents FGCU Alumni Artists Adriana Flores (Class of 2017) and Felipe Maldonado (Class of 2016). The two American artists of Latino descent explore their heritage in Nosotros and express an appreciation for one’s origins, character, values and personal accomplishments. These culturally-diverse artists celebrate their lives as US citizens while acknowledging the histories and traditions of their familial roots. Read more...

 

Sponsored by the FGCU Alumni Association and WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: (left to right) Felipe Maldonado, Surface Patterns, 2019, Ceramic transfer; Adriana Flores, Stand Still My Child, Don’t Move My Child, Stand Still My Child, 2018, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in. Images courtesy of the artists

 

 everyone is alienigeno
 

everyone is an alienígeno
enrique chagoya

october 17 - novemBER 14, 2019

WASMER ART GALLERY
RECEPTION AND artist TALK   |  THURSDAY, october 17th  |  5PM TO 7PM

The first survey exhibition of Enrique Chagoya’s work in Florida covers his political and social activism through his innovative prints and paintings. Using pop culture icons, current events and historical images, Chagoya creates layered narratives dealing with immigration and cultural identity as a basis for social reflection. Born in Mexico City, Chagoya immigrated to the United States in 1977, where he worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, and became an American citizen in 2000. He currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at Stanford University. Read more...

 

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

 Image credit: Enrique Chagoya, Everyone is an Alienígeno, 2018, Color lithograph with collage, Ed. 30, 22 x 30 in.

©Enrique Chagoya 2018, Photo credit: Bud Shark

 

death of a coral reef

LIFE AND DEATH OF A CORAL REEF
NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 12, 2019

ARTLAB
RECEPTION  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st  |  5PM TO 7PM

The Gulf of Mexico and regional aquatic environments are struggling to support the abundance of life they are known for. With this in mind students in FGCU’s Relief Printmaking class and two art classes at Cypress Lake High School worked together to express their concern for the health of our local waters.  Students created woodcuts and collagraphs that were inked and printed under the weight of a 6,000 lb steamroller to create prints larger than traditional classroom presses can deliver.  Read more...

 

This exhibition and workshop was sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero and Diana and Ken Lewis.

 

 

 2019 fall senior projects


senior projects, fall 2019

december 5 - decEMBER 13, 2019

WASMER ART GALLERY
RECEPTION   |  THURSDAY, decemBER 5TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

At the end of their studies, art majors are 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. Each artist in the exhibition designs and creates a unique installation that combines their technical skills and conceptual vision. Read more...

 

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero and WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: Allana Nagy, Beneath the Flowers (installation detail), Spring Senior Project 2019, Ceramic. Photo courtesy of James Greco

 

 

 experiments
 

experiments
digital media workshop

january 16 - february 13, 2020

ARTLAB
RECEPTION   |  THURSDAY, january 16TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

This exhibition showcases student work from the Digital Media Design Workshop course. Students in this class are exploring potential pathways towards their senior project. Experimentation, innovation and creativity are at the heart of the course as students seek out design solutions to unique challenges based upon their research and personal discoveries. Read more...

 

Sponsored by WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: Audrey Mobley, Untitled, 2018, 108 x 36 in.,  Digital Media Design Vinyl Banner Project

 

 presence
 

presence
ran adler

january 30 - february 27, 2020

WASMER ART GALLERY
RECEPTION, artist's talk and performance by the fgcu jazz combo  THURSDAY, january 30TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

Drawn to Nature’s roughness, randomness and disorder, Ran Adler takes a meditative approach to life and his art. His gathering of organic materials (while wandering such places as along the banks of the Mississippi River) is the inspirational first step. Ran’s rhythmic, repetitive process of sorting, cutting, weaving, threading, burning and inscribing induces a prayer-like state and clarifies his intention...to share the harmonious transformation of chaos into order. The exhibition will feature new large-scale installation pieces that encompass the viewer within these concepts. Read more...

 

Sponsored by The Wasmer Family, Judith Liegeois Designs, Alice and Dean Fjelstul, Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: Ran Adler, Art of Assemblage, 2015-16, Wire, mahogany pods, and driftwood, Dimensions variable. Photo credit: Steve Scott

 

 villar
 

juxtaposition
hevelyn villar

february 27 - march 26, 2020

ARTLAB
RECEPTION and artist's talk  |  THURSDAY, february 27TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

Hevelyn Villar (b. Brazil, 1986) is an architect, photographer and sculptor who incorporates different construction materials in her work such as concrete, wood, drywall, metal and clay. Through juxtaposition, conversion, inversion, interception and approximation she explores and reveals stillness and movement, light and darkness, and order and disorder. Form understood as a relational system among different parts is the theme of this exhibition. Read more...

 

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: Hevelyn Villar, Uma Casa de Material (detail), 2018, Concrete, wood and clay, 72 x 24 x 12.5 in.

 

 khaname
 

22nd annual student juried exhibition
march 19 - april 2, 2020

WASMER ART GALLERY
RECEPTION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH  |  5PM TO 7PM
award presentations 6pm

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 area arts professionals. Read more...

 

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, Method & Concept and WGCU Public Media

 

Image credit: Rae Williams-Simmons, Hannibal, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in. Photo courtesy of James Greco

 

 2020 spring senior project
 

SENIOR PROJECTS, spring 2020
april 16 - may 1, 2020

WASMER ART GALLERY
RECEPTION   |  THURSDAY, april 16TH  |  5PM TO 7PM

At the end of their studies, art majors are 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. Each artist in the exhibition designs and creates a unique installation that combines their technical skills and conceptual vision. Read more...

 

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero and WGCU Public Media

 

Image Credit: Senior Project Alexa Pavone "Feel it in My Bones," (detail), 2014, Mixed media installation.Photo by James Greco