2016 - 2017 Season

 

 inspired collectors

Inspired Collectors
Highlights from the Permanent Collection 
August 17 - September 22, 2016

Wasmer Art Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant

Why do we collect? Is it the desire to preserve art objects, support a rising artist, or to satisfy intellectual curiosity? Inspired Collectors creates a dialogue about our passions as collectors using gifts of art donated to the permanent collection. This will be the first time many of these works have ever been on public display, revealing the commitment these collectors have for the arts. 

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.Levoy Exil, Loa / Dream Interpretation (detail), 1994, Oil on canvas, 8.5 x 11”, Promised gift to FGCU Art Galleries from Richard Stephen and Ingela van Essen Conley

 

Vanessa DiazTyanna Buie

Accumulating Interiors
Tyanna Buie and Vanessa Diaz 
October 6 - November 17, 2016

Wasmer Art Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant

As part of the Currents Series, Vanessa Diaz (South Florida) and Tyanna Buie (Detroit, Michigan) were invited to collaborate for the first time on a site-specific installation. Diaz’s found furniture constructions and Buie’s large-scale prints are combined to create fragmented interior spaces for the viewer to explore. Childhood memories and dreams are recalled as the artists reflect on family and architectural spaces. 

 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.

Top: Vanessa Diaz, Which Good Manners Oblige Us to Conceal, 2014, Fabric, wood, glass, mirrors, and wire, 14 x 13 x 12’

Bottom: Tyanna Buie, Still Life #2 (detail), 2014, Screen-print, charcoal, and hand-applied ink on paper, 50 x 38”

 

 

 John Buck

Latitudes and Longitudes
ASG Technologies Gift to FGCU Art Galleries
ArtLab | October 13 - November 17, 2016
Reference Gallery | October 13 - December 8, 2016

 ArtLab Gallery and FGCU Reference Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant

ASG Technologies, headquartered in Naples, FL has recently donated over eighty works of art to the FGCU Art Galleries. This gift compliments FGCU Art Galleries’ growing collection of internally recognized contemporary artists. Joseph Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, John Buck and Judith Murray are a few of the artists represented in the gift. The works are diverse in the mediums represented including painting, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media sculpture and fiber arts. 

John Buck (American, b. 1945), East West, 1988, Color woodcut, 74 x 73.5”, Gift of ASG Technologies to Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries.

 

 Fall SP 2016

Senior Projects, Fall 2016 
December 1 - December 9, 2016

Wasmer Art Gallery

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.

 Sponsored by U. Tobe, FineMark National Bank & Trust, the Smith Family Foundation of Estero, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
Image courtesy of James Greco

 

 Jessical Osceola

Thirty-One: An MFA Thesis Exhibition
Jessica Osceola
November 28 - December 8, 2016

ArtLab Gallery

Discovering her place and identity between two cultures has been a conscious exploration in which Osceola’s work takes root.  Her current sculptural pursuit is a series of bas-relief portraits and figures. The focus of these portraits and figures is to illustrate a narrative of different roles she inherently embraces to be part of a modern society. Self-reflections take shape in a series or self-portraits that uncover the layers of inner psyche of an individual turned mother.

Image courtesy of the artist

 

 changed surfaces

Changed Surfaces: Works from the Fall 2016 Painting Workshop 
January 12 - February 9, 2017

 ArtLab Gallery - Curated by Morgan T. Paine

This exhibition features students’ work from the Fall 2016 Painting Workshop course taught by Morgan T. Paine. Artworks from the semester will be curated to showcase the range of ideas and techniques explored by the students as they create their own body of work. 

 Sponsored by U. Tobe, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel
Image Courtesy of James Greco

 

 Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian: Telemetry
Crossroads of Art and Science Residency & Exhibition
January 26 - March 2, 2017

 Wasmer Art Gallery - Curated by John Loscuito

As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design.  Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifests in drawings and three-dimensional forms. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; Shlian sees their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration.  Shlian will exhibit past work and partner with FGCU faculty and students to create new work related to research being conducted at FGCU. 

 Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Alice and Dean Fjelstul, Thomas Riley Studio, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Image: Matthew Shlian, Ara114, 2012, Paper, 48 x 48 x 4”

 

 juried 2017

19th Annual Student Juried Exhibition 
March 23 - April 6, 2017

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 artist, curators and art professionals. 

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, U. Tobe, Thomas Riley Studio, the Smith Family Foundation of Estero, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Image: Selina Wagner, Blessing in Disguise, 2015, Charcoal and white chalk on wood panel, 13 x 24”. Photograph by Caitlin Rosolen

 

 typography

Visual Language
Typography and Creative Writing
February 23 - March 30, 2017

 ArtLab Gallery - Curated by Sasha Minsky

When typography, the design and creation of type, is applied to literary texts, this collaboration can result in a hybrid form of art that provides incredible visuals and summons intellectually stimulating experiences for both the artists and their audiences. This exhibition features the work of the Special Topics Advanced Typography course instructed by Sasha Minsky in collaboration with Jesse Millner’s Narrative Techniques creative writing class. Students from both courses worked together to bring literary narratives alive through the use of innovative typography techniques. 

 Sponsored by U. Tobe, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Image by Sasha Minsky

 

 finemark bank

FineMark National Bank & Trust 
FGCU Alumni Exhibition
March 1 - April 10, 2017

 Estero - Coconut Point bank office
10010 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs FL

Select FGCU Alumni who were part of Senior Projects, Fall 2016 are invited to exhibit their work at the FineMark Estero - Coconut Point bank office.

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust

Installation view of Pamela Davis’ Enlightenment series, 2015

 

 Spring sp 2017

Senior Projects, Spring 2017
April 20 - May 5, 2017

 Wasmer Art Gallery

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. 

Sponsored by U. Tobe, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and Palette Pals of the United Church of Christ

Photograph by James Greco