Exhibitions

ON VIEW APR 6-27, 2023/EXHIBITION

Psychedelic Gardens II, Bria Ansara

Ansara creates works reminiscent of the popular psychedelic posters that adorned the walls of stoner basements in the 1970s, but with a modern, tropical twist. Works on paper feature indigenous plants and animals in a dayglo palette.

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Sketch book drawing of a hand holding pills that says "WHAT I TAKE EVERY DAY SO I CAN BE O.K."

ON VIEW MAR 2-30, 2023/EXHIBITION

Anywhere But Inside My Head, B Lucy Stevens

Stevens invites audiences into the intricate and intimate working of her mind. 30 years worth of doodles explore her experiences with anxiety, depression, motherhood, marriage, and divorce. Funny or grief-stricken, each piece is real and raw.

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ON VIEW FEB 2-23, 2023/EXHIBITION

Mechanisms of Life, Nathan Heverin

“Mechanisms of Life” is Heverin’s ode to the amalgam of spiritual and technical ingenuity. He starts with a common object of beauty (a horse, a violin), bringing that object to life with polished brass, woodwork and vintage clock parts.

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ON VIEW JAN 5-26, 2023/EXHIBITION

Southernmost Cypher, Lindsey, Max and Sydney Shavers

The Shavers depicts the Black experience of Key West from their perspective—a family that has lived on the island for six generations. The exhibition includes the VMFA award-winning short, “Southernmost” alongside screen prints and photographs.

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ON VIEW MAR 2-30, 2023/EXHIBITION

Eat A Peach, Sandra Williams

Throughout the pandemic, Williams thought critically about all the expressions of love–romantic, familial, spiritual, platonic, self-love. The papercuts she created in this time depict love as a constant and defining element of the human experience.

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ON VIEW JAN 5-26, 2023/EXHIBITION

Silence, Rebecca Bennett

Bennett’s series of intimate paintings illuminate the slower side of Key West, and the expansiveness of vistas beyond the island. Each work is observed from nature, but not plein air, allowing her memory of the scene to inform the painting.

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ON VIEW JAN 5-26, 2023/EXHIBITION

21 Pillows, Cheryl Wilson Smith

Audiences entering the Sanger Gallery in January will be greeted by an immersive environment designed by Wilson-Smith. Atmospheric nature sounds from the Boreal forest fill the space and clusters of smooth glass stones cover the floor. Visitors are invited to explore, touch and rearrange the rocks, creating a community environment, filled with collective energy.

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ON VIEW OCT 6-22, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Smallest Parade in the Universe!

Everyone’s favorite miniature parade returns! Artists compete for cash prizes and bragging rights with pint-sized floats to suit this year’s Fantasy Fest theme: Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos! The fantastical entries, plus some past season highlights, are on view all month before being auctioned off in everyone’s favorite pint-sized parade on Oct 22.

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Sketch of the front of a naked woman standing in front of a mirror, with her reflection also facing forward

ON VIEW NOV 3-23, 2022/EXHIBITION

Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Had To Learn Over In My Own Language, Katharine Doughty

Doughty’s series of alphabet self-portraits began with an “A” in 1999 and finished with a “Z” in 2017. The complete series shows an exploration of personal mythology, archetypes, and the differences between writing and visual imagery.

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A four legged felt vessel with small opening at top with strings

ON VIEW NOV 3-23, 2022/EXHIBITION

Eco Echoes, Marianne Vogel

Vogel’s fiber art serves as a reflection of and response to her natural world, finding deeper meaning in basic shapes through mindful slow stitching and beading. Each piece celebrates the beautifully unusual arrangements designed by nature.

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The Studios of Key West