Saturday, September 19, 2009

"N x fp x ne x fl x fi x fc x fL = N" September 18, 2009

Artwork by John Mack

N x fp x ne x fl x fi x fc x fL = N is better know as Drake's Equation. It is famous for it's results in the search for extraterestrial intelligence. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors that determine the number of such extraterrestrial civilizations.

John's artwork deals with the search for other forms of life in an interesting way. The gallery was dimly lit. One flashing orange light shown over the "UFO." About every 3-4 minutes, the space ship would start to rumble as if it was about to take flight.

John graduated from the Fine Arts program at Ringling College in 2007. Since then he has been working as the technician for the Fine Arts department at Ringling College. He has exhibited his work at the Mack B Gallery and Greene Contemporary in Sarasota, and more recently at the Chelsea Gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami.

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Figures and Landscapes" September 11, 2009

Senior illustrator, Jacob Neagle, showed us his work in the Crossley Gallery.

“I love everything about life, people, landscapes, cultures and everything in between. My love for life gives me motivation to create art, which I hope will inspire the world with joy.”
- Jacob Neagle

Jacob James Neagle is a motivated young man native to New England. The exhibition will consisted of recent original oil paintings on canvas and masonite. These paintings are portraits and landscapes that have a beautiful plein-air quality that could be categorized as impressionistic realism.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Vernissage" September 4, 2009

Josh Weinstein and Jessica Asp traveled to Pont-Aven, France this year and have shown their work in the Crossley Gallery.

"I adjusted fast to Pont-Aven’s simple lifestyle and found myself more focused in my work then I had ever been. Biking in the cold rain to get food or to go home after a long day in my studio became a normal part in my life. The French country lifestyle is a big contrast to America’s fast paced and materialistic culture. The experience I had here in Pont-Aven is one I will not forget and will stay with me for a long time. My work has just begun to express the many experiences of cultural differences I have learned and had here. My appreciation of the small things in life and the experience of living with less are two things I will always remember of my experience in France. Sometimes a simpler way of life is better."

-Jessica Asp

"Pont-Aven was my very first experience in Europe. The whole atmosphere affected me; the colors, people, weather, food. The Plaid Pantings are a systematic investigation of color and harmony. My intention is to evoke the certain emotions if felt while immersed in France through the use of color and line. Shape and pictorial depth are more of a by-product of this linear process."

-Josh Weinstein

Paintings by Jessica Asp

Paintings by Josh Weistein