March 1 – April 13, 2013

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
Edison State College
Fort Myers, FL

Opening and Reception: March 1, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk with Guest Curator D. Dominick Lombardi: 7 pm

The barrage of endless data from the most intense hard news to the silliest of social media is something we all must muddle through on some level each day.  Depending on one’s needs or interests only a small percentage of said information is of any use, and an even smaller amount of it actually leaves us with palpable, lasting effects.  What is most amazing is that somehow, every bit of the images and information has some potential use to someone out there, and it’s up to the individual to pick and choose what benefits, bothers or beguiles them.
Then there are some who use this never ending stream of mayhem, mind games and minutia to reflect, extrapolate or re-present that very same cornucopia of comments to enhance, enliven or elucidate their own thoughts and ideas.  When this occurs, it may be considered Contemporary Art, and it is a sampling of this thought provoking work that makes up the exhibition EYE ON THE STORM.
Participating Artists: Isak Applin, Anita Arliss, Jonathan Beer, Susan Breen, Mia Brownell, Ernest Concepcion, Paul Gagner, Chambliss Giobbi, Richard Höglund, Shawn Huckins, Marcus Jansen, Arcady Kotler, D. Dominick Lombardi, Marci MacGuffie, Tim Merry, Arnold Mesches, Rashaad Newsome, Trong Nguyen, Leah Oates, Rebecca Reeve, Holly Sears, Karen Shaw, Patricia Smith, D. Jack Solomon and Melanie Vote.

Catalog link: http://media.icompendium.com/ddlombar_Eye-on-the-Storm.pdf

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 Views of open studio at Cité des Arts, Friday 22 February.


Talisman for Paris
Organic Will to Artifice (detail)