Upcoming Exhibitions

Lesley Dill: Faith and the Devil

January 24-March 22, 2015

Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Faith and the Devil is a large-scale installation that investigates the philosophical and existential conundrums of evil and underlying faith in the world. The source and lynchpin for this investigation is Big Gal Faith, an eight-foot tall female figure centered in the gallery. Her wild, word-hair and lavish twenty-six foot wide dress of drawn images and words express the main themes of the exhibition: cruelty and violence, lust, forgiveness, reflection and transcendence. Mural sized drawings Big Gal Faith and Lucifer create a dense foresr of interlocking words and images stenciled on fabric and function as a theatrical backdrop.

Words in Freedom, Friday, January 23, 6-7 p.m.

Faith & the Devil Exhibition Opening, Friday, January 23, 7-8 p.m.

Join us for a talk about concrete poetry with René Morales, Curator at Peréz Art Museum Miami from 6-7 p.m. then stay for the exhibition opening reception from 7-8 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

Artist Talk with Lesley Dill, Thursday, January 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with artist Lesley Dill and College of Central Florida Professor Dr. Scott Olsen in the auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

A Treasury of Indian Miniature Paintings

February 7-March 29, 2015

Glamour, history and fairy tales combine in this strikingly beautiful exhibition from the collection of the Museum of the Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach. Works from the Appleton collection will combine with those of this neighboring institution to bring to light fascinating stories of Rajas and princes, demons and super heroes.

The complex cultural heritage of India is woven into a rich, colorful fabric in this compilation of Indian miniature paintings. The first Indian paintings to receive notice and appreciation in the West were the miniatures, created for the Mughal courts of India. Their realistically rendered tableaux of court life, warfare and portraiture appealed to Western tastes. Other works comprising this exhibition include Deccani: Muslim paintings from South India, Rajasthani: paintings from the plains of North India, Pahari: paintings from the Himalayan foothills and the Dhruva Folios, which illustrate portions of the Prince Dhruva story from the fourth book (Pusan) of the Bhagavata-Purana.

The works in this exhibition are gifts to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach from Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow.

Beyond Reality: The Many Worlds of James Vredevoogd

April 11-June 7, 2015

Beyond Reality: The Many Worlds of James H. Vredevoogd is the artist's first retrospective. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, he taught painting, drawing and performance art for thirty-two years. Realistic in style but surrealist in subject matter, his works are enigmatic dreamscapes with their own unique symbolism and iconography, captivating the viewer and daring them to take a closer look.

Vredevoogd received a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums, universities and private collections. The artists lives and works in Dunnellon, FL.