Visual Arts: Current Exhibitions
The Center’s main gallery presents a survey of recent photographs by Francie Bishop Good. The artist was born in Bethlehem, PA, and currently lives and works between New York City and South Florida. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. It has been featured in publications including Art in America, ART News, and the Miami Herald, and is included in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad.
For the past 20 years, Charles LaBelle has explored both the geographic and psycho-geographic space of the city. Celebrating what Walter Benjamin called the “phantasmagoria of the modern metropolis,” This exhibition includes several hundred drawings of sites throughout the world investigating the intersection of place and subjectivity.
Life is a series of recurring events for South Florida-based artist Melissa Fredendall. Temporal Flux is a direct reflection upon her personal experiences with déjà vu. This exhibition synthesizes diverse research in memory and reality and is the result of the artist’s quest to recreate and understand this enigmatic phenomenon.
Sarah Michelle Rupert’s photo-based work in In Search of Ever After draws upon media driven narratives and modern day fairy tales propelled by popular culture expectations. Referencing the usual suspects of children’s literature and popular films, Rupert questions the validity of these mass-marketed storylines as a base of comparison to contemporary realities.
1000 Missed Connections is a section in the personal ads on Craigslist where individuals seek out people they met or saw in public but have no way of contacting. Most of these ads contain sexual or romantic advances toward complete strangers. The project 1000 Missed Connections is an ongoing web-based undertaking where Samantha Brooks takes these ads and travels to the locations where the meeting or sighting occurred. Once there she photographs the area the ad pertains to and posts it online with a screenshot of the missed connection ad. The project can be viewed at 1000missedconnections.tumblr.com.
This semi-permanent site-specific sound piece in the Center’s library is inspired by the idea of seeing with our mind’s ear.
The upstairs Student Gallery displays work by local students and participant's in the Center's education programs. For information about Student Gallery exhibitions click here.