This evening Sunnie and I went to the Cummer Museum of Art to catch the Folio Invitational Artist Exhibition, an exhibition of work of fifty local artists. It’s been three years since the last one and I was happy to see that a number of my friends had been selected for this one.
I was very happy to see that there was a great turnout for the event, in fact the Cummer was packed.
We were immediately drawn to two photographic entries by Doug Eng. He does wonderful images, this time of trees.
There is so much depth in each of these pigment on paper digital images.
This form was different from the rest of Dave’s work that I have seen and really liked it’s sinuous flow.
Jenny Hager, who was also in the Installations! show had another cast iron and steel sculpture that really made a statement.
Once again, beautiful flowing lines. Jenny is not limited to working metal, entering a beautiful monoprint.
Art Center member, Pablo Rivera had a very nice basswood sculpture in the exhibition.
Friend Jim Smith, often recognized for his Steampunk creations, had a more sedate entry, which I really liked.
There were lots of other pieces that also appealed to me, like Jason Campioni’s piece made of wood and scrap steel belted radial tires.
I also liked Tony Wood’s backlit, transparent photo of a Madonna like woman.
David Dollarhide also had a very amusing piece which we both liked very much.
This multimedia sculpture was very aptly named Childhood and it certainly took us back to those days.
There was also a very nice screen print by Dimelza Broche> I loved the colors.
There were too many other great pieces to add them all here. However, I do need to include the one woodturned piece by Grant Ward. It was a small, delicate and flawlessly finished small hollowform, from a maple burl.
On reflection, I am sad that I didn’t enter some of my work to be juried for this competition. I was in the middle of so many other projects when the exhibition was announced that I just couldn’t see the forest through the trees. I certainly hope I don’t have to wait three years to try my hand.