Exhibition Explores the Lives and Works of Two Iconic Figures of American Art Through a Contemporary Lens
Daily Hours: February 8-16, 2014, 12-6pm, FREE
Opening Night Gala: Feb. 7, 2014, 6-9pm, $25 admission
Sarasota, February 5, 2014: This 10-day art exhibition navigates through the lives and works of two of the most influential artists of their time, and ours—Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. O’Keeffe was one of two abstract painters in America 100 years ago. She went on to create iconic landscapes of the West. Stieglitz was the first to show the art of Rodin, Picasso and Matisse in America, and he fought to have critics recognize photography as “artistic.”
Imagine if O’Keeffe & Stieglitz had the resources and technology available today to create art. What would it look like? How would they continue to push the envelope of creativity? Those questions were posed to 20 artists from around the world who have collaborated with Alfstad& Productions to create original 100 works of art, including paintings, photography, silkscreen prints, ink jet paintings, airbrush renderings, sculpture, installation art, video art and digital video art, aero videography, seven performances by the Fuzion Dance Artists and three one-woman shows by Sarasota actress Jenny Aldrich as Georgia O’Keeffe.
This multifaceted exhibition consists of 21 series of works that construct a story of exploration: about Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz and the impact they continue to have on present day artists. A few (not all) of the series explored include: The Story of Stripes, Jazz Stripes, The Stripes Videos, The Warhol Series, Elvis / Yentl / Georgia, Flower Series, O’Keeffe Country: An Aero View, The Iridescent Series, Airbrushed Portrait Series, The Equivalents Series, The New Mexico Series, The Hands Series and The Letters Installation. Prepare to be delighted by unexpected combinations of the old and new.
Reimaging Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz: 2014 runs Feb 8th through Sunday, Feb 16th, 12-6pm daily. Free admission. IceHouse is located at 1314 10th Street, Sarasota, FL, 34236.
There is also an Opening Night Gala the evening of Feb 7th, 6-9pm. Enjoy music, wine, delicious pastries and hor d’oeuvres from C’est la Vie and mingle with the artists and other art lovers of Sarasota. $25. Free parking.
Reimaging Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz: 2014 is sponsored by The Hermitage Artist Retreat and Sarasota Magazine. It is produced by Alfstad& Productions.
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IceHouse is the newest addition to the Rosemary District and one of the largest fine art galleries in Sarasota. This hybrid art space exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists from all over the world. The mission of the IceHouse is to bridge various artist communities and provide artists greater exposure to new markets. It is an 8,900 sq. foot exhibition facility that includes a theater for visual/audio art, lecture hall, gift shop and an outdoor leisure patio. Located at 1314 10th Street, IceHouse is only two blocks east of North Tamiami Trail, near the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Website
About Alfstad& Productions:
Founded in 2013 in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida, Alfstad& is exploring new ways to produce art, collaborate with artists and promote multidimensional art exhibitions. Its goal is to reimagine how to make and market art, and—in the process—create an art brand recognized worldwide. Website