WILLIS SMITH GALLERY
OBSERVATION-REFERENCE-GESTURE: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
OCTOBER 14-DECEMBER 2, 2016
Opening Reception October 28, 5–7 pm
This exhibition organized by Mark Ormond features 15 large and small-scale works by an international roster of artists that includes Lucy Barber, Zhong Biao, Ester Curini, Lynn Davison, Michelle Doll, Kenny Harris, Mary Henderson, Ling Jian, Dustin Juengel, Bruce Marsh, Michael McNamara, John Moore, Hideo Ohya, Grace Graupe-Pillard and Jeffrey Ripple.
Focusing on the role of observation, reference, gesture and mark-making in contemporary painting, the exhibition presents a selection of figurative portraits, landscapes, interiors, wildlife, and urban views that transcend realism to explore the intricate relationship between artist and subject.
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Saturday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7
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Willis Smith Gallery is located in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center at
2363 Old Bradenton Rd. on the Ringling College campus.
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues;
Sponsored in part by WSMR 89.1