‘APPLETON BIENNIAL 2012: FLORIDA INSTALLATION ART’ OPENS JUNE 30
June 14, 2012
Twelve of Florida’s best installation artists who have expanded the use of materials and space in new and interesting ways will be featured in the juried exhibition “Appleton Biennial 2012: Florida Installation Art” opening on Saturday, June 30, at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. The exhibition runs through Aug. 12 and showcases pieces ranging from textile works and multi-colored electrical structures to a virtual tour of the Appleton.
Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
“Installation art is difficult to categorize,” said Alette Simmons-Jimenez, a Miami-based artist/curator who juried the show. “Very simply put the work exists physically but it cannot be classified as a sculpture or painting. The most successful works I see are those where the artistic immersion takes place on several levels: space, ambience, architecture, light and audience involvement.” The Florida artists participating in the “Appleton Biennial 2012” include Pip Brant of Hollywood, Janis Brothers of Lake City, Wes Kline of Gainesville, Cindy Mason of St. Petersburg and Judith Salmon of Winter Haven. Seven artists from the Miami area are Gretchen Scharnagl, Natasha Duwin, Marina Font, Danilo Gonzalez, Patricia Schall-Guttierez, Bianca Pratorius and Alex Trimino.
In addition to the “Appleton Biennial 2012,” the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.