Connors’ oil paintings capture the feel of Key West through the moments she glimpses: people at the corner ice cream joint; angels at the cemetery; bikes, boats, dogs and their walkers; palms, bananas, pools and patios.
McAloon is known for her exquisitely balanced compositions using found materials, wood, metal and ceramics. The abstracted shapes of boats are a recurring theme, evoking the near universality of immigration stories and a scorching critique of historical and contemporary politics.
Retson’s richly-hued black and white figure drawings offer up an unexpected perspective, capturing her subjects from behind and serving up reminders of how the bodies we think we know can still surprise us.
With the perspective of a young Black man in America, John’s charged, abstract artworks have developed into a coded language that relays energy and emotion as a way to connect the self with ancestral energy.
Our annual summer exhibition is an expression of gratitude – for the artists that inspire us, and for the island that inspires them. That generosity is gloriously embodied in the fruit we love like no other in the Keys. Mangoes fill our trees each spring until they grow pregnant with their weight, thumping to the ground in summer to be gathered, enjoyed and shared with neighbors like golden currency.