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24 JANUARY - 21 APRIL 2018: ARTIS-NAPLES BAKER MUSEUM HAYES HALL GALLERIES: THE EXHIBITION
UNLIMITED :THE MULTIFACETED ART OF JOHN CARROLL LONG
Poking Holes in the Dark
GALLERY SEASON 2018
Due to damages suffered by Hurricane Irma, UP ART AND DESIGN GALLERY has been temporarily closed for restoration and renovation repairs.
Re-opening is anticipated for JUNE 01, 2019. We look forward to your visits!
15 DECEMBER 2018 -ART BOOK LAUNCH - 3 NEW COLLECTIBLE VOLUMES -ART, HUMOR & PROSETRY
THE UNIQUE CONVERGENCE of ART, ARTOONS & POETRY in COUPLETS by JOHN CARROLL LONG
Prolific, imaginative and revealing an incessant aptitude for charting different bodies of work, John Carroll Long (American, 1950) is something of a polymath artist, whose work addresses the human condition and life’s complexities.
In defiance of limitations to his creative process and a growing need to communicate ideas, Long became an autodidact, mastering and incorporating painting, printmaking, sculpture and metalworking into his presentday practice. Imbuing his works with social commentary, the artist combines his knowledge of different art techniques with a personal sense of observational humor and gentle subversion. Through bright, unusual constructions and wall assemblages, he approaches his subjects from many intellectual viewpoints: art history, politics or life’s conundrums. At times, the visual styles and narratives are so different that one could be led to believe the works were created by different artists.
Long’s continually evolving body of work is supported by a vast production of paintings, prints, “paintography,” quasinarrative and fully abstract, three-dimensional works along with a growing number of small-scale installation works in mixed media and constructions out of found objects. His work perpetually allows for multiple translations and reflections of history, contemporary culture and details of a personally constructed “cultural, often surreal mythology.” Using ambiguity, metaphors and word art, the artist creates unique compositions that are enigmatic, cerebral and at times provocative.
Unlimited: The Multifaceted Art of John Carroll Long features a crossselection of 35 works that illustrate the artist’s versatility in different media and invite the viewer to contemplate their narrative impact.
18 NOVEMBER - 13 JANUARY: EMOJINATION IMAGINATION
UP "ART and FASHION" week!
20 January through 31 January 2017
The UP ART AND DESIGN GALLERY - Contemporary
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