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Understated, Daring, Confident, Particular: Charles Parkhill at Leslie Curran Gallery

2019-10-27T13:20:49-04:00

I like to think I don’t have much sensitivity for sculpture, because I prefer empty space to clutter. So, when I connect with a sculpture show, I feel like it must be really great. Because of my intolerance. That was no fake smile, no fake gasp, the day I walked into Leslie Curran’s white cube gallery that holds the new sculpture show by Florida artist Charles Parkhill.

Understated, Daring, Confident, Particular: Charles Parkhill at Leslie Curran Gallery2019-10-27T13:20:49-04:00

Guest Editor Babs Reingold’s Roots of Inspiration

2019-10-27T13:20:49-04:00

Multidisciplinary artist Babs Reingold doesn't preach but doesn't shy away from asking big questions about humanity and environmental devastation. Viewing her installations, intricate graphite drawings and provocative paintings of female bodybuilders, we're intrigued and want to learn more about the ideologically eviscerating artist who blurs the  lines between beauty and disgust and asks necessary, open-ended questions.

Guest Editor Babs Reingold’s Roots of Inspiration2019-10-27T13:20:49-04:00

Dancing with a Hurricane | Kenny Jensen

2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

“My favorite place on the Earth is that land, at Gulf Hammock,” artist Kenny Jensen says in an achingly earnest way. I immediately Googled “Gulf Hammock, FL” and dipped into the street view: there is little more than a single intersection home to blinking red lights, an abandoned gas station, a tiny post office and long curtains of trees. Jensen’s cabin, barn and art studio are nearby, surrounded on three sides by Florida swamp. Gulf Hammock seems like the kind of place that is far from anywhere that is not Gulf Hammock.

Dancing with a Hurricane | Kenny Jensen2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

Drawing the Line

2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

Two New York Artists, Each Working Urgently in Times of Water Crises Florida has water problems, as does the country and the whole world. Harsh realities have caused some artists to become dissatisfied with merely creating studio art for its own sake and pushed them to shine their creative intentions directly onto real-world threats, such as the way federal and state regulations fall short of protecting water health.

Drawing the Line2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

Living in the Zone: Jeff Vandermeer on Weird Fiction, the Environment, and Human Stupidity.

2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

Florida has always had its handful of heavy-hitters in the book world, from Zora Neale Hurston to Carl Hiaasen. In the last few years, a new Floridian star has ascended to similar heights – Tallahassee-based Jeff Vandermeer, whose 2014 Southern Reach trilogy garnered praise from no less a giant than Stephen King, and saw him compared to titans like Kafka and Thoreau.

Living in the Zone: Jeff Vandermeer on Weird Fiction, the Environment, and Human Stupidity.2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

‘The Last Dog Standing in Aripeka’ — A Visit with Leslie Neumann

2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00

Leslie Neumann wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world -- easy to understand as we gazed at an amazing panorama of coastal marsh from her home-studio balcony in Aripeka.

‘The Last Dog Standing in Aripeka’ — A Visit with Leslie Neumann2019-10-27T13:20:50-04:00