FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS AT THE STUDIOS

ON VIEW FEB 2-23, 2023

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

VIEW THE EXHIBITIONS

 • VISIT IN PERSON →
Our galleries are open Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm, and are free of charge.

• VIEW ONLINE →
Some exhibitions are available online. Click through to see what’s on view.

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Facade of a building - in each window there is a scene or character from Alice in Wonderland.

ALICE'S WONDERFUL WORLD

Rubén Alpízar

Sanger Gallery 

 

One of Cuba’s most beloved artists, Alpízar is a master of his craft at a level that approaches the magical. With the technique of an old master, he combines surreal juxtapositions and razor sharp wit to fashion whole worlds within his paintings and objects. A renaissance merchant might lean out a windowsill to leer at Marilyn Monroe, or a toy version of Pablo Picasso might engage in a boxing match with Salvador Dalí. In his latest series, Alpízar enlists Lewis Carroll’s Alice in a trip down a rabbit hole of the artist’s own design.

 

sponsored by Preferred Properties Coastal Realty

Facade of a building with outer walls cut so you ccan see inside the rooms -each room depicts a character or scene from Alice in Wonderland.

ALICE'S WONDERFUL WORLD

Rubén Alpízar

Sanger Gallery 

One of Cuba’s most beloved artists, Alpízar is a master of his craft at a level that approaches the magical. With the technique of an old master, he combines surreal juxtapositions and razor sharp wit to fashion whole worlds within his paintings and objects. A renaissance merchant might lean out a windowsill to leer at Marilyn Monroe, or a toy version of Pablo Picasso might engage in a boxing match with Salvador Dalí. In his latest series, Alpízar enlists Lewis Carroll’s Alice in a trip down a rabbit hole of the artist’s own design.

sponsored by Preferred Properties Coastal Realty

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LIVING TRADITIONS

The School of Mario Sanchez

XOJ Gallery 

With his distinctive low-relief paintings on wood depicting old Key West scenes, folk artist Mario Sanchez is not only one of Florida’s cultural treasures, he also passed down a tradition that lives on today.

supported by the Tom Majors Fund for Wood Artists, sponsored by The Restaurant Store

Baseball Clock-2

MECHANISMS OF LIFE

Nathan Heverin

Zabar Project Gallery 

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. The gears, levers, and springs of the clock components display the beautiful harmony and heartbeat found within our individual environments, and the repurposing of these items welcomes each viewer to discover a personal experience or viewpoint.

sponsored by Keys Wealth Management

Curvy, organic shaped sculpture made of orange osage wood

UNPREDICTABLE JOURNEYS

Jeff Ware

Zabar Lobby Gallery 

Jeff Ware’s own unpredictable journey brought him to woodworking four years ago. In the time that’s followed, he’s excelled at the craft producing numerous freeform sculptures from local and non-local woods.

special thanks to the Tom Majors Fund and Perry Arnold, sponsored by Spottswood, Spottswood, Spottswood & Sterling