Susan Rife, the arts and books editor for the Herald-Tribune Media Group, reviewed the exhibition “BACK AND FORTH: thinking in paint”.
The Exhibition “BACK AND FORTH: thinking in paint” is a visual dialog between contemporary painting and The Ringling’s esteemed permanent collection. The premise is straightforward: given that most periods of art are being mined by contemporary artists, this exhibition pairs paintings created by FSU faculty with works in the Ringling collections. This format reflects contemporary art’s continuing influence in juxtaposition with the historical works on which it was founded. With a perspective gained through the iconic, historical works that compose Ringling’s collection, this exhibition offers diverse solutions within contemporary painting’s dialogue with the past.
The article illustrates the works shown with quotes:
Steven High –
It highlights the incredible possibilities that exist with our partnership with FSU. We are proud of our collection at The Ringling, and it is wonderful to see the contemporary art that it continues to inspire.
Matthew McLendon –
Each of these artists has a very strong voice, and all of these voices are different from each other
“BACK AND FORTH: thinking in paint” will officially be open August 14 – Oct 25, 2015 but there will be two special events with FSU faculty in attendance: Thursday, Sept. 4, Carrie Ann Baade will give a gallery talk at 6pm in the Searing Galleries. Thursday, Sept. 24. Exhibition Reception and gallery walk-through & talks by Messersmith, Garcia-Roig, Rushin & Burggraf
There will also be a 64 page catalog of the show that will be for sale in the Ringling Museum store.
The full review can be read at Ticket Sarasota.