Featuring the works of ALAINA PLOWDREY
Conceptual, Representational & Figurative Artist
November 9th from 6-9pm
We’ll open our doors for Alaina’s solo exhibition that will run through December 21st
There’s nothing basic about this chick, she is every bit of epic!
Light food and drink will be provided with plenty of artful conversations.
Perception and experience are subjective to an individual. Truth comes from the best possible understanding one has of a moment in time. What happens when that reality is slightly shifted or skewed into a plane of open conception? A new sense of autonomy within an individuals perception of a moment takes over, making the individual both artist and viewer. Plowdrey uses this concept in many of her paintings within the technique of the washing away of identities. It is her job to seduce the individual to view the work then it is the individual’s job to finish the work within their mind. Highly influenced by the work of Carl Jung on the collective unconscious, Plowdrey looks to create subjective interwoven veracities using the subject of the female form engaging the conscious and unconscious of her viewers. The figures gently dance within the realm of the elegant as well as the erotic, using the backdrop of the ocean as an interstate.
Alaina Plowdrey, a Michigan native, received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art (2011), BFA from the College for Creative Studies (2009) and AFA from Delta College (2006). After attaining her master’s degree she taught in NYC and then as an adjunct professor in numerous colleges throughout Michigan. She is the Director of a Saint Leo University Education Center, keeps an active studio and teaches when able. She is currently in the process of earning her Ph.D from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.
Studio Sesh Arts proudly presents:
MEMORY LANE - A group show exploring the theme of object nostalgia. Original works by 10 artists will be on view beginning Friday, October 5th through November 2nd. All works are under $475.
Featured Artists: Stacie Albano, Sandra Attales, Angela Burson, Jen Brack, Michael Ezzell, Tamara Garvey, Sophie Le Mehaute, Melody Postma, Peter Roberts and Beata Vavrova.
While we can't go back to our childhood rooms or the other good times in our lives, we can certainly remember them through nostalgia. And many of us do. For better or worse, nostalgia can be an influential force in all our lives. Our attachments to objects of nostalgic significance is determined in our formative years, from childhood to early adulthood. Simple objects evoke powerful memories. Everything from scrunchies to leg warmers, fluorescent shirts to Jams, fashion to home appliances. As such, these objects bring on strong emotions while transporting us to a moment from the past.
Explore the Topographical resin works of Steve Robinson Thursday, July 19th from 6-9 pm. FLUX features the continuous motion of surfaces on Earth and other observable astronomical objects including planets, moons and asteroids.
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19th 6-9pm (ARTWALK Thursday)
Small bites and Cocktails provided
NEW SUMMER EXHIBITION SERIES
Featuring the Art of Sandra Attales
June 1st // 6-10pm
POOR LOVER BOY MAN BABY is launching point for Attales’s exploration of social and personal questions in regards to the importance of “female tasks” within the household. The series features lady mischiefs of the past who’ve been charged and arrested for hustling to make a dollar through unlawful acts such as prostitution and theft. Her focus remains on the mundane tasks left behind once women are removed from the home. These made up scenarios are a way for Attales to make us question who’s in the wrong, the women being arrested or society for removing them from the household? Cynical tag lines such as, “at least he can cook bacon” and “she still had time to fold his clothes” introduce a light hearted sarcasm belonging to both stereotypes. Attales redirects the focus from why these women were arrested to the importance of their rolls in day to day domestic spheres. She highlights the responsibilities left behind creating a sense of desperation for their return.
LUSH January 26th - March 22nd | Lush is the Grand Opening exhibition of Studio Sesh Art’s programming for 2018 with an exciting group show of 3 artists working in diverse mediums and aesthetics. Lush features the work of Laura Shull, Michael Ezzell and Jenny Eitel. Engaging with non-traditional uses of their mediums and materials, the artists bring together painting, lithogrpahy, etching and drawing celebrating visual elements from history's most fashionable and decadent periods.
OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 26TH // 6-9PM
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 6:30pm
Music + Food + Local Beer will accompany the event.
Our studio is located in the heart of Islamorada's Art's District
151 Morada Way, Islamorada, FL