The exhibit features paintings and works on paper by University of Central Florida art professor Carla Poindexter.
(Sarasota, FL) Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents “Above the Planet Through A Microscope,” November 22-December 28, 2013, featuring paintings and works on paper by Carla Poindexter. A reception, with the artist, is December 13, 6-8 p.m. For more information about this exhibit, call 941-366-2454 or visit www.allyngallup.com. The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., in Sarasota.
“Carla constructs a fascinating world of characters and signs interacting in vast fields of micro and macro space that are both private and collective,” says Allyn Gallup, director of the gallery. “She has a lifelong interest in the relationship between science and the humanities, and engages us in a profound exploration of how space and form parallel human thought and emotion.”
The show includes eight large-scale acrylic paintings on canvas and 12 smaller, hand-colored copperplate monoprints. According to the artist, these paintings reflect her explorations of contemporary physics from a visually metaphorical point of view, reflecting current conversations involving chaos theory and quantum mechanics. “I’m consumed by how we continuously endeavor to understand and respond to science and poetry, language and movement, time and space, and all manner of enigmatic human causes and effects,” says Poindexter.
She adds that the 12 interconnected hand-colored monoprints were influenced by the Japanese proverb, “When good luck comes to the door, it is often accompanied by devils.” Poindexter says that her thoughts about the proverb, “involve both the potentials for good and harm in these emerging times of complicated new technologies. The etchings are intended to be visually poetic responses to thoughts about our current human dilemma.”
An associate professor in the art department at the University of Central Florida, Poindexter is the recipient of numerous honors, including a commission from the State of Florida, Art-In-State Buildings Program to create an 8′ x 28′ painting on canvas, which is permanently installed in the atrium of the Darden Theatre Auditorium at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando. With more than 30 years of experience, her exhibition record includes 18 solo exhibitions and scores of nationally and internationally competitive or curated group exhibitions. Her works are in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States.
About Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art was established in 1991. Since the beginning, its founder, Allyn Gallup, has been committed to providing serious art to the community. Through this commitment, the gallery has earned the reputation as the leading place in southwest Florida to view contemporary art. The gallery’s collection includes paintings, sculptures, mixed-media assemblages, works on paper and prints by mid-career artists with well-established exhibition records. The gallery also occasionally showcases works by promising emerging artists. Visit www.allyngallup.com.