Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students
September 22-January 14, 2018
Mysteries of the Amazon will feature approximately 70 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from the collection of Scott Olsen, Ph.D.
Completed 2001-2016, the large-scale, acrylic paintings are considered to be some of the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism. Exhibiting stunning and brilliant use of color, the paintings depict the plant, animal and human deva-like (or angelic) spirits encountered in deep ceremonial visionary experiences. Incorporating unique Shipibo textile and pottery designs, Pablo’s students were taught to carefully render the flora and fauna surrounding them and to inwardly visualize the spiritual presences encountered in the rainforest. In addition, a selection of 30 paintings by Amaringo and his students, also from Dr. Olsen’s collection, will be on display at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery from September 14-October 20, 2017.
Mobile Photography Exhibition
October 10-22, 2017
An annual exhibition of mobile photographys submitted by members of the community. Details TBA.
The Series of Cphace
November 18-March 25, 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.
The artist, Laird, lives in northeast Florida.
After receiving a BFA in graphic design from University of North Florida
in 1980, he pursued graphic art and photography in advertising, journalism, illustration and commercial work. A redirection in 1997 as a solo photo artist he started blac palm inc.
and later opened the DEWEY, a studio and gallery of commercial / fine art photography.