August 26 – October 8, 2011
Opening and Reception:
August 26, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk: 7 pm … Elisabeth Condon
Elisabeth Condon’s paintings, collages and drawings combine improvisational pours of paint, sketchbook drawings and digital projections to create work fused with observation and memory that challenge our perception of reality.
Condon’s work has been exhibited at Shenghua Nanjing, China; Song Zhuang Museum, Beijing, China; Art Centre, Weatherspoon Art Museum, FL; the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT; and the Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA to list a few.
Condon is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a Florida Individual Arts Fellowship. She is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida and alternates her time between Tampa and Brooklyn, NY. Her work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace, New York and Dorsch Gallery, Miami.
October 21 – December 3, 2011
This touring exhibition was organized and circulated by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL.
Artist’s Reception: October 28, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk: 7 pm … Karen Glaser
“For more than two decades Karen Glaser has documented amazing worlds beneath the surface of water. Her photography for this exhibition was made ‘inside’ Florida’s springs, swamps and waterways and it provides a unique interpretation of these distinctive environments. Her color images are not mere documents of Florida’s underwater wonderlands; they convey the mystery and primal power of this alien environment in a unique and personal view and one that is unfamiliar, alluring and visceral. Glaser evokes this otherworldly aquatic realm as no other photographer has done before.”
-Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography
January 13 – February 25, 2012
Opening and Reception: January 13, 6 – 8 pm
Curated by Barbara Anderson Hill
A Conversation: Theo Wujcik & Barbara Anderson Hill, 7 pm
Theo Wujcik is masterful in combining fragmented images of contemporary popular culture to make paintings of exceptional power. Combining appropriated images found in magazine ads or from his physical surroundings, Wujcik creates hard edge, powerful works that convey a multitude of meaning. His large scale paintings of mythical heroes and notable figures can be perceived as simultaneously ominous and humorous. Wujcik makes clear that every one of his paintings, while not perhaps immediately evident to the viewer, has its own unique back story.
This exhibition of works from 2001 to 2011 expands on Wujcik’s earlier traveling Florida museum 30- year retrospective 1970-2000. Wujcik lives in his studio in the heart of historic Ybor City, where his urban life and studio work are seamlessly interwoven. Retired since 2003 after serving as professor of art at the University of South Florida and master printmaker for Graphicstudio, Wujcik paints fulltime, continuing his lifelong investigation of popular culture, associating its idiosyncrasies and disconnects in a remarkable, visually poetic way.
Theo Wujcik’s Website: http://www.theowujcik.com/
Article in On View Magazine (Page 100): http://www.onviewmagazine.com/On%20View%2012-1.2012.pdf
March 16 – April 14, 2012
Artist’s Reception: March 23, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk: 7 pm … Denise Bookwalter
Denise Bookwalter works in a range of print media including traditional and digital processes, artist’s books, installations and dimensional prints. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues nationally as well as internationally. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MFA from Indiana University in Printmaking. Bookwalter currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University where she teaches printmaking and is Area Head of the Printmaking Department. She is the director and a founding member of Florida State University’s new artists’ book press, Small Craft Advisory Press.
April 26 – May 11, 2012
Opening and Reception: April 26, 4 – 6 pm
Awards Ceremony: 5 pm
The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is pleased to announce that for the very first time the Annual Student Art Show is open to all Edison State College students. All ESC Students were welcome to enter original artwork completed within the last year (May 2011 – April 2012). Kevin Dean, Director of the Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, served as judge this year. Mr. Dean has selected 16 winners from the exhibit including one “Best of Show” award, five Awards of Excellence, and ten “Honorable Mention” awards.
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May 25 – June 30, 2012
Opening and Reception: May 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 7 p.m. … Michelle Weinberg
Michelle Weinberg is a visual artist living and working in Miami Beach and New York. Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has been a visiting artist and instructor at Tyler School of Art, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Miami International University of Art and Design, Kenyon College, and a mentor at Transart Institute MFA Program in Linz, Austria. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Millay Colony, MacDowell Colony, Tigertail Artist Access Grant, an Artist Enhancement Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida, a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in Visual and Media Art, a FIVA Fellowship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, a Visual Arts fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, among others.
July 13 – August 6, 2012
Opening and Reception: July 13, 6 – 8 pm
This marks the 12th year that the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery has sponsored the Arts for ACT preview exhibit. Artists, galleries, organizations and businesses throughout the region join together in support of ACT, Inc in its fight to end domestic violence.
Each year hundreds of pieces of original artwork are donated to ACT, Inc to be sold to benefit their programs. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is very pleased to host the preview exhibit and offer our space to display the work that has generously been given to ACT, Inc. As one of the community’s leading arts venues, it is our privilege to not only support the efforts of this organization, but also the many talented individuals who have donated their time and work to benefit ACT, Inc.
Gallery exhibitions are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The State of Florida, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.