Museum of Art - DeLand presents
The 2017 Walter May 
Art Speaks Lecture Series
Four Lectures with Reception
January 6  |  January 28  |  February 10  |  March 17
Reception  5 - 5:30 p.m.  Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cost $90 or $25 per Lecture
(Members $80 or $20 per Lecture)
 
 
 
 
Back to the Future: The Works of Natvar Bhavsar and Cy Twombly Friday, January 6, 2017
100 N. Woodland Blvd., 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Alpesh Patel (left) - Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Theory; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Women and Gender Studies; Affiliate Faculty, African and African Diaspora Program; Director, MFA Program in Visual Arts; College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Florida International University

Natvar Bhavsar is an India-born painter who spent most of his adult life living in New York City. Cy Twombly (1928-2011) is a US-born painter who spent most of his adult life living in Italy. At first glance, these artists have little in common. However, I will argue that a careful look at their works from the 1960s suggest that they both uncannily forecast contemporary understandings of sexuality and nationalism as fluid--moving away from the binary of male/female and here/there, respectively.

Exhibition Natvar Bhavsar: The Dimension of Color, (Oct. 21, 2016 to Jan.15, 2017) Natvar Bhavsar, as a purist, has reduced his art down to the very minimum and divorced it from any association with the appearance of physical reality.  To him, art’s beauty, wholeness, even its unique kind of perfection, should come from within the sensibilities of the viewer, and not be spelled out too precisely on the canvas.  His art stakes out new frontiers and establishes guidelines for the expansion of the human spirit.
 
 
 
 
Gallery talk with Artist David Remfry 
Saturday, January 28, 2017  
100 N. Woodland Blvd., 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Lecturer: David Remfry (left) - Studied at Hull College of Art from 1959 to 1964; first solo show in London in 1973 with more than 50 international solo exhibitions since; Elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society; Awarded the M.B.E. for services to British Art in America by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Received Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Lincoln; and awarded the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize by the Royal Academy of Arts

David Remfry’s large scale watercolors are the bone and muscle of his art, the often fascinating and, in themselves, eloquent preparatory solutions that underlie his finished ideas.  His brush is at once a surgeon’s scalpel and a sculptor’s chisel, a mirror, a telescope, camera, computer, and laser beam.  His paintings are the videotypes of a recording eye whose curiosity and ingenuity remain a marvel in the contemporary art world.

Exhibition David Remfry: Dancers (Jan. 27 to April 9, 2017) Through his career David Remfry has earned a highly regarded reputation as a draftsman and watercolorist, best known for his near life-size paintings and his urban subjects.  His career includes more than 50 solo exhibitions in Europe and America including shows at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York City, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
 
 
 
 
Julio Larraz: Painting in Time and Space
Friday, February 10, 2017  
600 N. Woodland Blvd., 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Carol Damian, Ph.D. (left) - Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History; Former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (2008-2014); Specialist in Latin American and Caribbean Art; Teaches Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Spanish and Contemporary Latin American Art, Modern Art surveys and Women in Art.

The magical images of Julio Larraz lure the viewer into an enigmatic reality that is as fantastic as it is lucid and believable. A master of color and light, Larraz describes objects, strange people, the landscape, interior settings and mysterious narratives with remarkable attention to detail and dramatic effects. An astute observer of everything around him, he is constantly questioning the very existence of the things of this world, while analyzing their plastic qualities and compositional relationships. It is a serious consideration of objective associations in time and space, and it informs both his paintings and sculpture. Larraz follows a realist’s approach to the production of art, but only insofar as the real world is considered to be the vehicle for an intellectual investigation into the complexities of pictorial structure and the physical properties of the objective.

Exhibition Julio Larraz: Painting and Sculpture (Jan. 20 to April 2, 2017) Julio Larraz, extraordinary draftsman, painter and sculptor, is the quintessential embodiment of the post-World War II Latin American artist.  Unmasking the angst of humanity, he sets out a new reality and politically conscious self-identity for existence in the modern world. His contribution to Western art, like that of the “boom” generation of Latin American writers, is a new kind of portraiture, which co-opts the conventions of the genre and transforms them into multilevel sociological and historical allegories.
 
 
 
 
Gallery talk with artist, Jill Cannady
Friday, March 17, 2017
600 N. Woodland Blvd., 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Jill Cannady (left) - BFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, MA Bowling Green State University, Ohio; Public Collections in The Brooklyn Museum, Norton Museum of Art, The Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection, Florida International University, to name only a few; and Awarded Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture, and five State of Florida, Individual Artist Fellowship Awards

Jill Cannady’s artworks offer the viewer, in the art of looking at art, a chance of those “experiences as they once were.”  She proffers the pleasure of something to see, a field of dreams, and object to admire, a mystery to ponder or appreciate, a way beyond.  The glory of Cannady’s art is the art, its artistry stemming from profound thought, hard work, technical virtuosity and whatever it is that happens when a true artist takes up tools to create something never before seen.

Exhibition An Awareness of Gravity: New Drawings by Jill Cannady (Jan. 20 to April 2, 2017) In Jill Cannady’s new drawings the viewer will discover larger than life figures, precariously balanced or helplessly falling in space. The idea that this perplexing world could be controlled through aesthetic systems fascinates this long time, award-winning Florida artist. Cannady is adept in all mediums, as was evident in her Idea & Medium exhibition (Jan – May 2014) which had more than 200 works of art on view in all Museum Galleries at both 100 N. & 600 N. Woodland Blvd. (View a Google 360 Tour of Cannady’s 2014 Boxing Ring.) In this Awareness of Gravity exhibition, Cannady has placed her focus for this body of work using vine charcoal over a light acrylic wash on white stretched canvas – a surface typically used for painting other mediums.
 
 
 
 
Family Fun Saturday
Dec. 17, 10 am - 1 pm
600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Tour Galleries then
share a great family
moment at the
Museum of Art.
 
 
 
 
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Louise Lieber or
David Douglas
Jan. - March 2017
 
 
 
 
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MUSEUM OF ART - DELAND
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW

600 N. WOODLAND BLVD.
Ernest Trova: Visionary
Francis Luis Mora: A Legacy Reconsidered
Doug Safranek: Both Sides of the Bridge (New York in Egg Tempera)
Selections from the Collection of Samuel Blatt

100 N. WOODLAND BLVD.
Natvar Bhavsar: The Dimension of Color
Water Trouble: A Photographic Essay by Barbara Neijna
(This is the last weekend to view Water Trouble)
 
 
 
 
 
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