Open to Interpretation: Selections from the Permanent Collection will be on display at the Wasmer Art Gallery at FGCU Aug. 29 – Oct. 3.
A reception and curators’ talk will take place Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In celebration of new donations to the FGCU Art Galleries, guest curators were asked to activate the FGCU Permanent Collection through their own lens. Open to Interpretation provides insight into how the collection has been formed and is being used. The exhibition has three parts; Recent Gifts, Three Rooms, and Unexpected Forms.
Recent Gifts features artists who have recently exhibited at FGCU such as Jen Ray, Mally Khorasantchi and Linda Hall. On display is also a new sculpture by Nancy Wilkins and a print by Édouard Manet from a gift by Edwin L. and Marlene Lyons to the FGCU Library Archives and Special Collections. Three Rooms are three arrangements of artworks that mimic how art collector Robert Feir has the works displayed in his home.
The 18 artworks are a small selection of Feir’s bequest to the Permanent Collection. Unexpected Forms is a selection of works from the Permanent Collection curated by FGCU Art major, Farrah Alkhadra. Artists in the exhibition include Tom Nakashima, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval and Joyce Crain.
For more info, call 239-590-7199 or visit www.fgcu.edu/artgalleries