Members and guests enjoyed a visit to the Baker Museum, highlighted by a docent tour of Subject Matters, drawn from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit addresses subjects commonly found in visual arts, while exploring a wide array of formal characteristics and styles in modern and contemporary art.
Love in All Forms, work from the collection of noted philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker, ranges from the Impressionist painting of Claude Monet to the art deco portraits of Tamara de Lempicka to the abstract sculpture of Henry Moore.
In this year's Florida Contemporary in Hayes Hall, Gonzalo Fuenmayor has created an astonishing body of charcoal drawings and photography imbued with a sense of magical realism. His work poignantly addresses Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy, as well as the multilayered cultural influences that have impacted both his artistic practice and Latin America as a whole.
Akiko Kotani creates massive, site-specific installation pieces crocheted with plastic trash bags as well as minimalistic stitched works that distill impressions of nature and landscape, exemplifying the boundless innovations taking place in contemporary fiber arts
Noelle Mason employs a variety of medium from hand-embroidered handkerchiefs to cross-stitched cotton compositions and from handwoven tapestries to photographic images processed with 19th-century photo-based techniques, such as cyanotypes and collodions. Her process-oriented, handmade works — often quite time- and labor-intensive — represent her artistic redressing and examinations of images that garner visceral responses in our omnipresent surveillance culture.