This stylistically diverse show cuts a broad swath across medium and theme and includes abstractions of the natural world, hyper-real photography, nuanced graphite drawings on paper, gothically rendered oils, thickly layered baroque surrealism, and heroic sculptural pieces.
(Sarasota, FL) Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents “Made in Sarasota,” March 5-March 29, 2014. The show features works by Sarasota-based and globally celebrated artists. An artists’ reception is March 7, 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 941-366-2454 or visit www.allyngallup.com. The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota.
The exhibit’s represented artists are Kim Anderson, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Aaron Board, Tom Carabasi, Hugh Davies, Robert Farber, Hugh Davies, Nancy Hellebrand, Susan Klein, Dennis Kowal, Andrew Kuziak, George Pappas, Vicky Randall, Gale Fulton Ross, Rob Tarbell and Susan Zukowsky. This stylistically diverse show cuts a broad swath across both medium and theme and includes abstractions of the natural world, hyper-real photography, nuanced graphite drawings on paper, gothically rendered oils, thickly layered baroque surrealism, and heroic sculptural pieces.
Gallery director Allyn Gallup says the artists in this exhibition represent some of our region’s top talents. But just because their art is made here doesn’t mean it stays here. According to Gallup, the talent on display is globally respected, though often neglected at home. “The title’s ironic,” he says. “I don’t want people to see this exhibit because these artists are from around here. I want people to see it because it’s world-class art by established artists. There’s an invisible prejudice against hometown artists. As the saying goes, ‘A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country.’ These artists deserve our honor. I’m just trying to set the record straight.”
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.