Past Exhibitions : 2009
Annual Arts for ACT Preview Exhibit
June 26 – August 12, 2009
This annual favorite features the artwork of local and national artists
that has been donated to benefit A.C.T., Inc.
Annual Student Art Show
April 23 – April 30, 2009
This exhibition features the work from Edison State College art students and includes painting, drawing, design and photography.
Syd Solomon: On Black
March 13 – April 9, 2009
Syd Solomon (1917-2004) was born in Uniontown, PA and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After serving in Europe during WWII, he attended L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Solomon has exhibited globally and his works are held in numerous permanent collections including: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, The Cincinnati Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Norton Gallery of Art, Tampa Museum, Tate Gallery in London, Tel Aviv Museum and the Whitney Museum of Art, to name a few.
Syd Solomon, Shore Sentry
Lithograph on black paper, 22” x 30”, 1977
Lilian Garcia-Roig: Nature of Being There
January 16 – February 21, 2009
The paintings of Lilian Garcia-Roig are anchored in the tradition of landscape painting. But, that is just a stepping stone to what are her main concerns. While her paintings do have the initial impact of looking like landscape ‘interiors’ it becomes immediately clear her work is less illusionistic than a first glimpse might suggest.
“By creating the illusion of recognizable trees, I draw the viewers comfortably into an assumption that what they perceive will be glimpses of conventional space. Up close, however, the images break down and the lush, gestural paint marks, the squeezed-out patches and the occasional raw canvas help instead, to reinforce the two-dimensional character of abstract painting.” – Lilian Garcia-Roig
Garcia-Roig was born in Havana, Cuba, studied at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and received an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. In 2006 she received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and a State of Florida Artists Enhancement Grant. In 2004 she was the featured artist for the State of Florida during the National Hispanic Heritage Month. She currently teaches painting at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Lilian Garcia-Roig, St Marks Inlet, oil on canvas, 40”x 30”
Mamie Holst: From the Series Landscape Before Dying
October 24 – December 6, 2008
With her ongoing series of paintings titled “Landscape Before Dying,” Mamie Holst explores the inspiring abstract landscape within her experience of chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Since 1989, when she was diagnosed with CFIDS and forced to return home, she has mined her syndrome related sensations for her work’s static, tremor, crosshairs, elegance, distortion, drift, space, targets, voids, isolation, and peace.
Mamie Holst, Landscape Before Dying (High Strangeness)
Acrylic on canvas, 14” x 18”, 2001
Bonnie Baxter: Rewind
August 22 – October 11, 2008
The international tour of Bonnie Baxter: Rewind, a multi-media exhibit,is being offered by Laurentides Museum of Contemporary Art in Canada, with stops between 2006 and 2009 in Newfoundland, Alberta and Quebec, Canada, Fort Myers, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee in the USA, and Istanbul, Turkey. The artist acknowledges the generous support of the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).