Current Exhibitions at Gallery221

What lies beyond: Ashley Ortiz-Diaz and Janelle Young 

Installation of Ashley Ortiz's "False Space, No Shadow" exhibition.

September 30 – November 21, 2019
Gallery3 | 3rd Floor DLRC

Reception: Thursday, November 14, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with artists and curators to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Co-curated by Amanda Poss and Phillip A. Townsend, What lies beyond at Gallery3 presents recent work by artists Ashley Ortiz-Diaz and Janelle Young. Moving deftly between physical expanses and psychological topographies of the self, the selected artworks by Ortiz-Diaz and Young question our understanding of matter, materials and what lies beyond our perception of the known world. Including drawings, photographs, prints and found objects, What lies beyond encourages viewers to consider the liminal spaces between what was and what lies ahead—the spheres of transitions, pauses and the unknown. Ortiz-Diaz (b. 1991) received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2019 and currently lives and works in Gainesville, FL. Janelle Young (b. 1983) is an artist and educator currently living in Tampa, FL who received her MFA degree from the University of Georgia in 2016.

130 Years: Lynn Foskett, Leslie Neumann, and Roberta Schofield

Colorful clouds painted in a blue sky with hills in the background

October 7 – December 5, 2019
Gallery3 | 3rd Floor DLRC

Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with artists to begin at 6:00 p.m.

This exhibition is the second showing at Gallery221 to explore the artistic careers of older artists. The three painters in this exhibition are female artists over the age of 65 who collectively have been practicing artists for more than 130 years. It is a complement to the exhibition 130 Years: John Gurbacs, Tom Kettner, and Stephen Schatz presented in Gallery221 in the fall of 2017. Guest curated by Lynn Whitelaw.

Lynn Foskett |

“More often than not, I am taken aback by what I think I see or understand and the reality beneath; perception is, at best, imprecise. Whether visual or emotional, our interpretations of our world, seen and unseen, are equally deceptive. My work reflects a continuing curiosity in exploring the dichotomy between perception and reality, and the resulting ambiguities.”

Leslie Neumann |

“Oftentimes, I paint nature from the ‘kayak point of view,’ up close, nose to nose with the wetlands.  These paintings are full of vibrant colors and lush textures. Occasionally, I paint nature from a flying bird’s point of view, when I float above it all in the clouds, but I’m still within view of the earth. Once in a while, the journey is deep into the cosmos where there’s no attachment to land, and I feel free from time and gravity.”

Roberta Schofield |

“My current work uses a wide range of subjects, all processed through photo-editing software to emerge with painterly and fantasy quality that reveal my vision for color, line, volume, and texture. With manipulations applied to an image until it is something new, the worlds created in the computer take on a reality of their own, both modern and timeless.”

Program Analyst
Dale Mabry
DLRC 222

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