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Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator

November 27, 2021 – April 3, 2022

Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator illuminates the wondrous world of Judith Linhares (b. 1940, California) and the abundance of influences that shape her artistic practice—from her time in the California Bay Area in the 1960s and 70s, to her studio space, to her dream journals, to other artists, five of whom Linhares has selected to include in the exhibition.

Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010, Oil on linen, 60 x 81 in., Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul
Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010
Oil on linen
60 x 81 in.

Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

November 27, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996, Cuba) used everyday materials, such as lightbulbs, paper, and candy, to engage viewers in deeper consideration of intrapersonal and cultural issues. “Untitled” (L.A.) is one of the artist’s candy spill works that employs the familiar and alluring material of candy.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (L.A.), 1991 Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply Overall dimensions vary with installation Original weight: 22.7 kg (50 lbs) Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
“Untitled” (L.A.)
1991
Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Original weight: 50 lbs

Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
Courtesy of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

October 9, 2021 – March 20, 2022

After painting for only six years, David Budd (1927-1991, Florida) dove into the New York art scene in the 1950s —immersing himself in Abstract Expressionism and working alongside iconic names of the movement, such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. His paintings, like others of the time, relied on the bodily relationship between the artist and canvas —each stroke and mark of the artist encapsulated in viscous gestures of paint—and spontaneity; although, this is not to say that Budd painted hastily—each mark was placed with intention to animate the canvas’s surface.
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in., Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design, Photo: Rich Schineller
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 in.

Collection of Ringling College of Art and Design
Photo: Rich Schineller

Samo Davis: Happiness in ROYGBIV

May 29, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Happiness in ROYGBIV is a vibrant sculptural installation that features a colorful and effervescent tree composed of found objects from the artist’s home, intending to spark joy within the difficult times of the last year.

Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021, Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Sarasota Art Museum
Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021
Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials.

Courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Xaviera Simmons

May 2021- November 2022

Xaviera Simmons engages her sweeping practice of photography, painting, video, sound, sculpture, and installation to explore the construction of landscape, language, and complex histories in the United States and its empire building globally.
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause (2020) Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic, in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft. Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami Photo: Sara Morgan
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause , 2020
Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic
in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft.

Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami
Photo: Sara Morgan

The Memory Project

Barbara Banks : Worker

Located in the south wing, Barbara Banks’ Worker celebrates the individuals who lent their talents to remake the building that is now Sarasota Art Museum.

Barbara Banks, Worker (2019)

Barbara Banks, Close up of Worker (2019)

In the Rudolph Building

Thonet

Sarasota Art Museum

Paul Rudolph Building

Bistro Thonet Exhibit
Thonet exhibition