Con-Text: The Word Based Images of Tyrus Clutter
June 10-August 6, 2017
Marked by exuberant color combinations and embossed textural variations, the images of College of Central Florida Associate Professor Tyrus Clutter have relied increasingly on text over the past few years. These recent printmaking ventures explore the ways humans interpret both words and images—how both can be “read” and reexamined when paired within the same space. Some images are literally drawn with words. All the works explore interactivity, leading viewers to personally complete them by engaging the juxtapositions of texts and imagery.
Opening Reception: June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints
Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
June 17-August 13, 2017
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. Photographs and works of popular art, including sculptures, paintings, prints, religious objects, toys, and booklets of poetry illustrate the complex and vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and introduce the festivals, heroes, and spiritual traditions that give shape and meaning to the daily lives of the Nordestinos, common people of Brazil’s Northeast. The exhibition explores how diverse traditions come together in the region, using work by historical and contemporary artists to illuminate a fascinating history that reaches into modern Brazil, while exploring the resilience and vitality of modern-day descendants of Africa.
This exhibition was curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators, Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas, and organized by Con/Vida–Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, in partnership with NEH on the Road/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.
The Series of Cphace
August 19, 2017-January 9, 2018
The Cphace images depict natural phenomena such as glaciers, rainforests, plantations, botanical gardens, swamps, reefs, mud flats and coral landscapes.
Captured with a converted camera that records infrared waves of the electromagnetic light spectrum that are invisible to the naked eye, the lush images of nature are then cropped and manipulated to create a new original image.
The result is a symmetrical image of organic forms with a central axis. Within each image nature, becomes less complex in color but much more complex in its shapes, textures and lines.