The artists of Making Now are a collaborative ensemble, working with one another to create contemporary light and magic through serious as well as quirky inventiveness. The tools of the 21st century artist are likely to involve digital wizardry and the artists are persons of goodwill who embrace global awareness and responsible ecology. They also have finely tuned senses of both humor and the absurd. Making Now will be a surprise—an indefinable exhibition bustling with movement, vivid artworks and the incandescent glow of life. Guest Curator Carolyn Henne is Chair of the Department of Art at Florida State University and Associate Dean in the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. She believes most firmly in the unexpected.
From Florida during the “Space Age” to his new-millennium studio near the rugged cliffs of southwestern England, Trevor Bell has been drawn to dynamic environments. Some of his keenest enthusiasms are for the massive pillars of light from the launches of Cape Canaveral shuttles, or, in Cornwall, the steep downward vistas at the edge of the sea. Traveling many times to India, he has also trekked the high Himalayas. Mental images gathered throughout the world are armatures underlying his sculptural canvases with their brilliant and vibrant color. Trevor Bell was a much-lauded artist when he worked from studios in Florida and since returning to Britain in 1996, he has been re-discovered by the British art world: last year the Tate Britain added several of his paintings to their permanent collection.
An opening reception will be held for both exhibitions on Friday, February 14th, 6-8pm.
The Museum is in the East Wing of the Fine Arts Building, which is located at the corner of West Tennessee and Copeland Streets on the campus of the Florida State University. For directions to Florida State University please click here. (These will take you to the FSU Visitor Center.)
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