RECEPTION: THU JUN 6, 6-8PM

MANGO MADNESS MEMBERS’ SHOW

Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Lobby and Zabar Project Galleries

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Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members’ Show and party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately). Join us for one of Perry Arnold’s famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works from our family of artists.

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RECEPTION: THU MAY 2, 6-8PM

SOLID UNCERTAINTY

Michel Delgado

Sanger Gallery

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“As an artist, I don’t work in series. That structure doesn’t interest me. I’d rather be remembered as an interesting artist.”

Delgado works with the idea of experience – mining visual images for their emotional and spiritual content. Never having a preconceived image in mind, he seeks to portray things that are not obvious in reality, focusing instead on the composition and the balance of the work. This amalgamation of uncertainty and confidence brings his work to life in surprising ways.

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RECEPTION: THU APR 4, 6-8PM

SMALL WORKS SHOW

Curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery

Sanger Gallery

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The rules of the show are simple – nothing more than 10” in any direction – but the possibilities are endless. Since it began in 2005, Lemonade Stand’s Small Works Show has become one of the most anticipated exhibitions on the island.

Last year, despite a hurricane, a record number of submissions poured in from forty-four states and sixteen countries resulting in nearly two hundred selected works on view, including those of local artists Susan Sugar, Elizabeth Chamberlain, John Martini, Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Jim Racchi and many others. The precedent has been set and with Small Works returning for its second outing at The Studios, this year’s show promises to be the best yet.

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RECEPTION: THU MAR 7, 6-8PM

TOM MAJORS TRIBUTE TO WOOD: WITH THE GRAIN

Tom Majors

Sanger Gallery

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Spotlight artists: Christian Burchard; Michael Bauermeister; Michael Peterson; Reagan Furqueron; Mark Lindquist; Norm Sartorius; Kristin LeVier

The Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational is a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn’t be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host With the Grain, an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.

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Images: Michael Peterson & Mark Lindquist

RECEPTION: THU FEB 7, 6-8PM

CONVERGENCE

Roberta B. Marks

Sanger Gallery

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Construction artist and painter Marks presents a breadth of work that synthesizes past and present. The collection of all new work highlights the emotional content of memory while exhibiting a consciousness of current societal issues.

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RECEPTION: THU JAN 3, 6-8PM

HOW TO TAKE THE WORDS OUT OF A POEM

Objects and Images from O, Miami

Gallery Talk with P. Scott Cunningham, Founder/Director of O, Miami: Thu Jan 10, 3PM

Sanger Gallery

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Photos by Gesi Schilling

Combining site-specific, cross-genre projects with poetry-in-public-space projects, O, Miami has produced over 400 events and projects over the course of their seven-year festival history in the Greater Miami area.

Every April since 2011, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has embraced the goal of each and every person in Greater Miami encountering a poem during the month of April. Working with artists and organizations of all kinds, they’ve painted poems on rooftops, made them into tattoos, golf-leafed them into urinals, flown them behind airplanes, and sewn them into clothing tags. How to take the words… is O’ Miami’s first-ever public retrospective, documenting the range and depth of their accomplishment with objects, photos, video and audio.

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RECEPTION: THU OCT 4, 6-8PM

HEADS UP KEY WEST, THEN AND NOW

Tom Flip

Sanger Gallery

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“So many things have happened to people here over the last five years, it’s fascinating to see the changes ” said Flip about revisiting this project years later.

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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RECEPTION: THU AUG 2, 6-8PM

THE GOLDEN HOUR

Matt Stock

Sanger Gallery

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Matt describes his technique akin to “…sculpting with darkness as a medium. I chip away the shadows to reveal light and dimension the way a sculptor chips away at a block of marble to reveal the sculpture within.”

Matt Stock is a Florida native who finds inspiration in the natural elements of water, earth, and sky. Also drawn toward untold stories and subjects that are looking for a voice and a champion, he works cooperatively with national and state parks, non-profit organizations, and historical societies to raise awareness about the world around us. Matt Stock has been recognized by his peers being juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several international awards.

 

Matt’s area of expertise is in creating hyper-realistic nighttime photographs with a technique called Painting with Light in the Dark® in which he and his team meticulously illuminate a scene on location using light sources ranging from the Milky Way and full moon to specialized lighting tools through the course of many hours and hundreds of individual exposures. He then digitally weaves elements of each of these exposures into a single luminous composition in post-production using Adobe Photoshop. Everything seen in his work was captured in real time and on location. Some photographs can only happen once a year, some even less frequently.

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