Exhibitions

DEC 6-27, 2018/EXHIBITION

Look Upwards, to the Sky, Members’ Exhibition

As we prepare for our final push to burst through the roof – and build our long-awaited roof terrace here at The Studios – we find ourselves looking upward quite a bit lately. Whether it’s the endless blue of an ocean-colored tropical sky, the stars overhead as you bicycle home at night, or a spontaneous rainbow after a mid-afternoon shower, we invite artists to consider the simple act of looking up as metaphor for a future filled with creative possibility.

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NOV 1-29, 2018/EXHIBITION

Nutcracker Key West, 12 local artists

Sculptor Tom Jorris cast 12 plaster Conch Nutcrackers from the original mold of the nutcracker used in the production Nutcracker Key West. These nutcrackers inspired local artists and artisans who have embellished, painted, and re-imagined them to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

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NOV 1-29, 2018/EXHIBITION

I Don’t Want to Lose Her, Agnieszka Pestka

When we meet someone, we create somebody that doesn’t really exist. As we get to know them, our fantasy is challenged and inevitably, that image disappears. Do we keep our creation alive or replace it with reality? I Don’t Want to Lose Her explores this ever-changing perspective.

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OCTOBER 18-27, 2018/EXHIBITION

Fantasy Fest Hub 2018

Part command center, part makers’ lounge, part exhibition space, the gallery is transformed into one of the creative hubs of this year’s Fantasy Fest as a fresh, new artistic team takes the reins. On the walls, a collection of posters, video and rare photographs from the 38 year history of Key West’s gonzo signature event. Also Christine Fifer and Co constructing over-the-top costume pieces for their Candy Land Themed Parade Float. 

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NOV 1-29, 2018/EXHIBITION

Portable Memories in Rising Seas, Lisa Bulawsky & Laurencia Strauss

How are we grappling with climate change on individual and collective levels in a place we are actively still creating?  Portable Memories in Rising Seas is an ongoing participatory project about sea level rise that connects lived experience with memory and climate change.

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OCT 4-28, 2018/EXHIBITION

Color is the Muse, Marge Holtz

Marge Holtz describes herself as a maker, intrigued by a spectrum of media. Holtz draws inspiration from the design process and the tactile sensation of fabric, creating art quilts that serve as love letters to color.

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OCT 4-14, 2018/EXHIBITION

Heads Up Key West, Tom Flip

Thomas Filipkowski revisits his popular 2013 project, Heads Up Key West in which he photographed 600 faces from the community. Then and Now illuminates the changes caused by  time and circumstance, providing a clear-eyed look at ordinary people coping with the reality of what it means to live in paradise.

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MAY 3-31, 2018 / EXHIBITION

SITTING IN THE SHADE, Kate Divoll

With poems and illustrations derived from her inner child, “Sitting in the Shade” is Divoll’s ode to her adolescence in key West spent hiding from the sun but basking in the island’s magic.

Supported by Anne McKee Artist Fund

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MAY 3-31, 2018 / EXHIBITION

BEACH DAY, Lucy Paige

Sunbathers of all shapes and sizes laze in the sun or play in the ocean in Paige’s “Beach Day” series, marking a departure from her previous abstract paintings. Bright, lively and charming, the work is quintessentially tropical but never kitschy.

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MAY 3-31, 2018 / EXHIBITION

SIGHTS UNSEEN, Rick Worth

The perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards, Rick Worth is among the defining Key West artists of his generation, and likely the most productive. From his “shingle paintings”, which frame snippets of old Town architecture on fragments of metal roofs, to the dozens of murals bearing the signature all across the island, Worth is a fountain of creativity. For this not-to-be missed event, Worth fills the gallery with recent work and installation-size paintings.

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