We know the Atlantic Center for the Arts isn’t exactly in Orlando, but it’s not that far and it’s a really great place to see what’s going on in contemporary art. They have a solid residency program that artists from all over participate in. Atlantic Center’s Harris House Gallery is housed within the Community Arts Center at Harris House and acts as a showcase for artists living and working in Florida with occasional special exhibits that include national/international artists.
Eclectic Knights III: Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday: September 1st 6 – 9pm
Every year the OMA has an event showcasing the best student & Alumni work from UCF’s Visual Art & Design Department. A great way to check out what the UCF students, faculty, and alumni are doing.
Nathalie Chikhi Closing: Twelve21 Gallery (US!): September 15 7-9pm
Did you miss the opening? Shame on you…just kidding. We’re having a little closing so you can come see the Nathalie Chikhi show before we take it down. Even if you already saw the show, just come see it again!
Kate Brooks – In The Light of Darkness: A Photographers journey after 9/11at The Southeast Museum of Photography: September 9th 6:30 pm
Photojournalist Kate Brooks will be having an exhibit at the Southeast Museum of Photography. The exhibition will be a collection of personal essays and photos of the photographers journey through the major regions of conflict since 9/11: Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Palestinians.
Kate Brooks has received numerous international awards including PDN 30, POYI, Lucie Awards, Communication Arts, American Photography. She is regularly published in international magazines and her major clients include Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and UNICEF.
The Exhibition will be up until December 16th, don’t miss it.
Yatin Patel – Sutra: September 17th 6pm – 10pm 120 N. Orange Ave
We previously blogged about Sutra, an exhibition that will be showcasing the work of Yatin Patel. The exhibition will be a images of Yatin Patel’s journey through his hometown, Ahmedabad, India. Check it out!
We just got info for an Amazing photography show happening next month in Downtown Orlando.
Photographer Yatin Patel will be opening his solo show “Sutra” September 16th. Sutra is an exhibition with Large scale works from Patels journey through his hometown, Ahmedabad, India.
“What fascinates me is how, after thousands of years, the original environment and its habitants have organically evolved in time to find a delicate balance between tradition and modernism, without compromise. My work seeks to document this astonishing harmonious paradox. It is the spatial and intimate interconnection between architecture and mankind which matters to me,” – Yatin Patel
We’re pretty sure you’ve heard the word Sutra before. If you’ve never taken the time to look it up, the word “Sutra” has ancient sanskrit Indo-Aryan origins meaning “ a thread or line that holds elements together”, and Sutra perfectly describes Patels intricate and thought out series that shows the tie between the humanity, architecture, and culture of modern india.
In Sutra, Patel brings his images to life by using the HDR process to accentuate the detailed imagery. Not wanting to skimp on the details, Patel went to renowned printer Jon Cone who developed his own software to print the images, he also used special inks and paper, making this series of photos very unique.
After it’s Orlando debut, the word is Sutra will be traveling internationally in 2012. Never let it be said that good things don’t start in Orlando.
Opening September 17th: 6:30 – 10:00 pm and,
September 18th: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Twelve21 Gallery presents an exhibition by local artist, Nathalie Chikhi. With a background in Visual Communication and Multimedia studies, Nathalie’s work is an exploration of visual experience through intense color, pixilated patterns, and geometric forms. Her colorful, highly rendered imagery is often organic in essence, yet the range of media she works with as well as her elevated level of detail allow for a vibrancy that is completely fresh and wonderfully synthetic. This exhibit will include an array of Nathalie’s work including drawings, installation, mixed media, and paintings.
The opening reception will be held from 7-10pm on Friday, August 26, 2011. Treats will be provided from BabyCakesNYC and the gallery will be providing beverages from Tim’s Wine. The exhibition will be on view until September 23, 2011.
Nathalie Chikhi was born in Quimper, France and currently lives in Orlando, FL. She received a Diploma in Visual Communication in 1996 from Le Paraclet and a Degree in Multimedia in 1999 from The Gobelins. Her work was selected for a group show at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, in 2008. She also participated in group shows inHuntington Beach, Orlando, San Francisco and Chicago. Her video work has been part of the exhibition “an exchange with Sol Lewitt” at the MassMoCa, MA in Jan-March 2011. The upcoming exhibition at Twelve21 Gallery will by Chikhi’s first solo show.
Guess we’ll have to go swimming! “Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface.” is a project created by artist Andreas Franke. He installed and opened a photo exhibition that is literally underwater. Franke had recently photographed the wreckage of the Vandenberg shipwreck off Key West. The ship was sunk so that it could be made into an artificial reef for sea life. Once he was reviewing the photos he started digitally manipulating them to add more life to the photos because he felt the wreckage was a dead stagnant thing. When he was done creating the composite images he had the brilliant idea of featuring them underwater, attached to the ship walls. The photos are encased in plexiglass and mounted by magnets to walls of the wreckage. There’s a website in progress for this project, where more photos of the exhibit will be posted and where you can see purchasing options.