Exhibition Archive

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

Adrienne and Chris Birchby Collection
Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

October 9 – 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 – March 6, 2022

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

Charles McGill: In the Rough

29 May – 31 October

Charles McGill: In the Rough explores the assemblage works of artist, educator, and golf teaching professional Charles McGill, who physically deconstructed and repurposed the plastic, steel, leather, vinyl, and hardware from vintage golf bags to examine the racial and class inequities associated with the sport and leisure activity.

Charles McGill, Shredded Quilt II, 2016
Reconfigured golf bag parts on panel, 72 x 72 x 6 in.

Courtesy of the Estate of Charles McGill
Photo: Jenny Gorman

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

29 May – 31 October 

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the United States’ most compelling and provocative artists who—through vibrant paintings laced with biting satire—confronted issues of race, gender, identity, and the uncomfortable realities of American life in the latter half of the 20th century.

Installation view of "Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott". On view at Sarasota Art Museum, May 29 - October 31, 2021, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Installation view of Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Unraveling: Aranda\Lasch & Terrol Dew Johnson

12 June – 26 September

Aranda\Lasch, a New York and Tucson-based design studio, and Terrol Dew Johnson, an internationally renowned Tohono O’odham basket weaver, collaborate on exquisitely intricate sculptures that are a unique blend of traditional Native American weaving techniques and digital fabrication methods.
Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson, Knot #3, 2016 Aluminum, creosote, yucca, and cedar bark, 68 x 66 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artists Photo Credit: Aranda\Lasch
Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson, Knot #3, 2016
Aluminum, creosote, yucca, and cedar bark, 68 x 66 x 40 in.

Courtesy of the artists
Photo Credit: ArandaLasch

Janaina Tschäpe

Between the Sky and the Water

13 December – 2 May 2021

Janaina Tschäpe, Gush (2014), Photo: Teresa Lojacono
Janaina Tschäpe, Gush (2014)

Casein and watercolor pencil on canvas, 118 x 234 in.
Podesta Collection, Washington D.C.
Photo: Teresa Lojacono

Carl Abbott

Architecture for Nature

Caribbean Hilltop Residence photo: Steven Brooke Studios
Caribbean Hilltop Residence
Photo: Steven Brooke Studios

Carrie Mae Weems

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!

Sarasota Art Museum launched its participation in Carrie Mae Weems’ public awareness campaign RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! in July of 2020. The project delivers Weems’ characteristic dual force of powerful, yet sobering image-text unions – here, concerned with COVID-19 and the disproportionate effects on Black, Latinx, and Native communities as a result of healthcare inequities.

Carrie Mae Weems, RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! poster on a billboard at US301 and 17th Street, Photo: Matthew Holler
Carrie Mae Weems, RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! poster on a billboard at US301 and 17th Street
Photo: Matthew Holler

Harmony Hammond
Material Witness, Five Decades of Art

15 October - 15 November 2020

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art is the first museum survey of the work of Harmony Hammond – subversive artist, feminist and lesbian scholar, author and curator. Through the recontextualization of a wide cast of materials and form, Hammond challenges the historical associations of painting as a male-dominated field, and combats stereotypes of feminist and queer art. Organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, this exhibition spans fifty years (1971-2018) of Hammond’s painting-sculpture works, drawings, and ephemera.
Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art is organized by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Generous support for Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art is provided by Crozier Fine Arts and Diana Bowes and James Torrey. Media support is provided by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (CTC&G). Generous support from the Wagner Foundation has helped to make it possible for Material Witness: Five Decades of Art to travel to the Sarasota Art Museum.
Crozier, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, and Wagner Foundation logos
Dogon by Harmony Hammond
Harmony Hammond, Dogon (1978/2015)
Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York
Photo: Eric Swanson
© Harmony Hammond / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Color. Theory. & (b/w)

14 December 2019 - 25 October 2020

This is the first installation of an ongoing investigation into the art and science of color. The subject of color theory allows us to look at wide range of ideas, from cognitive science to philosophy to literature, while marveling at the seductive and confounding ways in which artists wrestle with color. Here, we invite you to pay close attention to the artists’ use of color relative to the medium. What is the relationship of color to material? Is color applied, embedded, reflected, atomized, projected, inferred? How do colors shift in the light?  How do colors appear relative to their neighboring works? We invite you to take a closer look on the third floor galleries of the Museum, and then enjoy visiting our Conservatory to learn more about Color. Theory. & (b/w).
Pino Pascali's Bachi da setola are acrylic bristle brushes on metal supports
Pino Pascali, Bachi da setola (1968)
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Celadon Landscape

Jean Shin

14 December 2019 - 13 March 2020

Celadon Landscape is constructed from ceramic discards collected from numerous kilns in Korea. These shards are the result of potters destroying finished ceramic vessels with any minor imperfections. Shin views the celadon fragments as a metaphor of the Korean diaspora, vibrant artifacts of the Korean people, their history and culture that are scattered all over the world to form new identities elsewhere. The term celadon also refers to the soft, pale grey-green color achieved by coating the clay with an iron-rich glaze that oxidizes during the heating process.

Artist Jean Shin poses with her installation Celadon Landscapes
Jean Shin, Celadon Landscape (2015)

Vik Muniz

14 December 2019 - 8 March 2020

Vik Muniz is distinguished as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. Endlessly playful and inventive in his approach, Muniz harnesses a remarkable virtuosity in creating his renowned “photographic delusions”. Working with a dizzying array of unconventional materials including sugar, tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, and junk Muniz painstakingly builds tableaux before recording them with his camera. From a distance the subject of each resulting photograph is discernible; up close, the work reveals a complex and surprising matrix through which it is assembled. That revelatory moment when one thing transforms into another is of deep interest to the artist.

Marat(Sebastiao)(2008) from Vik Muniz's Pictures of Garbage series
Vik Muniz, Marat (Sebastião)(2008) from Pictures of Garbage