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Flashback Female:  Women Artists in the 1980s and 1990s from the Permanent Collection  Part I
Jun
1
to Aug 3

Flashback Female: Women Artists in the 1980s and 1990s from the Permanent Collection Part I

Miriam Shapiro,  Arts and Crafts,  1991.

Miriam Shapiro, Arts and Crafts, 1991.

This two-gallery, two-part installation highlights the important contributions and strides female artists made in the art worlds of the 1980s and 1990s. Selected from the Museum’s permanent collection and situated adjacently in Gallery II and the Perkins Gallery, these thematically related exhibitions present an instructive visual dialogue with one another, allowing viewers to engage with art not merely from two decades but also through an exclusively female lens.

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Flashback Female:  Women Artists in the 1980s and 1990s from the Permanent Collection  Part II
Jun
1
to Aug 31

Flashback Female: Women Artists in the 1980s and 1990s from the Permanent Collection Part II

Miriam Shapiro,  Arts and Crafts,  1991.

Miriam Shapiro, Arts and Crafts, 1991.

This two-gallery, two-part installation highlights the important contributions and strides female artists made in the art worlds of the 1980s and 1990s. Selected from the Museum’s permanent collection and situated adjacently in Gallery II and the Perkins Gallery, these thematically related exhibitions present an instructive visual dialogue with one another, allowing viewers to engage with art not merely from two decades but also through an exclusively female lens.

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 A Colored Image of the Sun
Jul
27
to Nov 10

A Colored Image of the Sun

The Polk Museum of Art is pleased to present A Colored Image of the Sun, a solo exhibition by artist, Kelly Sturhahn. Sturhahn’s work explores notions of the sublime in nature from a contemporary viewpoint, simultaneously considering experience, perception and transformation. Favoring process and experimentation, her practice combines the unconventional with the traditional, incorporating a range of tactile materials to create paintings on cut fabric, ink drawings, and large-scale installations comprised of textiles, such as hand-sewn sequins and painted lace. Drawing on nature’s intricate, ever-changing phenomena, these works translate sensory experience, and often reinterpret nature abstractly as shapes, patterns, color, light, and movement.

Kelly Sturhahn is an Associate Professor of Art and the Director of the Foundations Program at Florida Southern College. Sturhahn holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Ann Street Gallery (NY), Times Square Gallery (NY), Skylight Gallery (NY), 6th Street Container (FL), Cheryl Hazan Contemporary (NY), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (NY), and Boca Raton Museum of Art (FL).   

 

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