MAY EXHIBITIONS AT THE STUDIOS

ON VIEW MAY 4-25, 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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Variable block print on Strathmore 300 paper using a movement drawing on Plexi-glass in cool tone colors, greens, blue and purple.

ANATOMY OF PLACE

Vera Vasek

Sanger Gallery 

32 years ago, Vasek pioneered a new creative approach to documenting the natural world. Working with plaster, burlap and bamboo, she set out to create “tidal reliefs” in the mouth of Tampa Bay. Today, she continues to respond to the shifting sea levels around Key West in sculptural form. Additionally, she’s expanded her creative process to include movement drawings, freestanding abstract sculpture and installation.

sponsored by The Green Pineapple

ANATOMY OF PLACE

Vera Vasek

Sanger Gallery 

32 years ago, Vasek pioneered a new creative approach to documenting the natural world. Working with plaster, burlap and bamboo, she set out to create “tidal reliefs” in the mouth of Tampa Bay. Today, she continues to respond to the shifting sea levels around Key West in sculptural form. Additionally, she’s expanded her creative process to include movement drawings, freestanding abstract sculpture and installation.

sponsored by The Green Pineapple

MARC-Watermelon

FINDING INSPIRATION IN ISOLATION

MARC clients

XOJ Gallery 

“Finding Inspiration in Isolation” explores the resiliency of people with disabilities and builds cultural equity through displaying a variety of works of art evoking their emotional experiences during the ongoing pandemic.

sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, The Helmerich Trust, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty and private donations.

Painting of a street corner showing a laundromat and scooter.

SUN AND SHADOW PLAY

Steve Bickis

Zabar Project Gallery 

Bickis started his Key West tenure as a sign painter before briefly moving north. Called back by the unique lighting of the island, he began his second life here, exploring the push-pull of shadow and sunlight.

sponsored by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty

Painting of a close up view of a root system from a banyan tree.

AS ABOVE SO BELOW

Fiona Morehouse

Zabar Lobby Gallery 

While in residency at The Studios, Morehouse became enamored with the Kapok trees dotting the island, leading to further study of the lives of trees. The resulting imagery explores resonance, receptivity and entanglement through the language of landscape.

sponsored by Bésame Mucho