May 17-31, 2024: Remaining at Baashgaah Gallery

“Remaining”
17 - 31 May 2024

Artists:
Ali Golestaneh
Solmaz Vilkachi @solmazvilkachi
Najmeh Pashaee @najmeh.pashaee
Alireza Chalipa @alireza_chalipa
Hossein Tamjid @hoseintamjid
Kiyan Vatan @kianvatan
Pooyan Hashemi Tari @pooyan_hashemi_tari
Ehsan Kafi @eh.kaf
Pooneh Oshidari @poonehoshidari
Soroush Zahed @soroush_zahed
Mohammadreza Khalaji @khalajimohammadreza
Hossein Shirahmadi @hoseinshirahmadi
Cynthia Mason @cynthiamasonvisualart

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 17th 2024
16-21

Visiting Hours:
Sun.-Thu.: 12-20
Fridays: 16-21
* The Gallery is closed on Saturdays.

Address:
Third Floor, No. 13, Twelfth St., Hosseini St., Karim Khan Ave.

baashgaah.gallery/

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کارنمای گروهی
۲۸ اردیبهشت - ۱۱ خرداد ۱۴۰۳

هنرمندان:

علی گلستانه
سولماز ویلکاچی
نجمه پاشایی
علیرضا چلیپا
حسین تمجید
کیان وطن
پویان هاشمی طاری
احسان کافی
پونه اوشیدری
سروش زاهد
محمدرضا خلجی
حسین شیراحمدی
سینتیا میسون

افتتاحیه:
جمعه ۲۸ اردیبهشت ۱۴۰۳
ساعت ۱۶ الی ۲۱

ساعات بازدید:
یکشنبه-پنجشنبه: ۱۲-۲۰
جمعه‌ها: ۱۶-۲۱
* گالری شنبه‌ها تعطیل است.

آدرس: خیابان کریمخان، خیابان حسینی، کوچه ۱۲، پلاک ۱۳، طبقه سوم
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SKYWAY 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration

Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration is a joint triennial exhibition celebrating the diversity of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region. Following the success of the initial Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration at regional museums in 2017, and the second iteration in 2021, the highly anticipated Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration exhibition is set to be showcased at five leading art institutions across the Tampa Bay area this year.

The museums participating in this triennial exhibition—the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum—are proud to announce their joint effort in presenting this groundbreaking showcase.

Skyway 2024 embodies the theme of boundless exploration and unity, reflecting the limitless potential of artistic expression in the region. This collaborative effort will feature a diverse array of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, installations, and multimedia presentations by 63 artists and art collectives living and working in the Tampa Bay area.


Exhibition Dates and Artists

Each museum will host a distinct grouping of Tampa Bay area artists and art collectives in Skyway 2024, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to embark on a comprehensive journey through the vibrant contemporary art landscape of the Tampa Bay region.

On view at The Ringling from May 25, 2024 through January 26, 2025: Caitlin Albritton, Ainaz Alipour, Mohsen Azar, Saumitra Chandratreya, Elisabeth Condon, Robyn “Avalon” Crosa, Rachel de Cuba, Jake Fernandez, Akiko Kotani, Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, Libbi Ponce, Michael Vasquez, and Joo Woo.

On view at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg from July 13 through November 3, 2024: Will Douglas, Kendra Frorup, Emily Martinez, Cynthia Mason, Carola Miles, Anat Pollack, and Emiliano Settecasi.

On view at the USF Contemporary Art Museum from July 19 through November 23, 2024: Elisabeth Condon, Keith Crowley, John Gurbacs, Karen Tucker Kuykendall, Caui Lofgren, Bruce Marsh, Eric Ondina, Sebastian Ore Blas, Andres Ramirez, Bradford Robotham, Erin Titus, and Susanna Wallin.

On view at Sarasota Art Museum from July 28 through October 27, 2024: Kim Anderson, Ryan Day, Sue Havens, Dominique Labauvie, Tatiana Mesa Paján, Samantha Modder, Roger Clay Palmer, Herion Park, Gabriel Ramos, Eszter Sziksz, Jill Taffet, Rob Tarbell, Kirk Ke Wang, Willow Wells, and Corinne Zepeda.

On view at the Tampa Museum of Art from August 28, 2024 through January 5, 2025: Marc Brechwald, Samo Davis, Danielle Dragani, Joe Fig, Adrian Gomez, JD Hardy, Sami Harthoorn, Cort Hartle, Latonya Hicks, Dallas Jackson, Aimee Jones, Candace Knapp, David Mack, David McCauley, Marina Shalthout, David Sibbitt, Yajaira Urzua-Reyes, and Corinne Zepeda.


Collaborative Curation and Community Engagement

The selection of artworks for Skyway 2024 was a collaborative endeavor, with curatorial teams from each museum working together to showcase the region’s dynamic and varied artistic talents. Museum curators reviewed over 300 submissions in response to an open call to artists from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. This initiative highlights local artists’ creativity and strengthens the community's connection to contemporary art. The curators working together for this third iteration of Skyway include the following:

  • Evan Garza, Guest Juror for Skyway 2024 and Independent Curator

  • Christopher Jones, the Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

  • Katherine Pill, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

  • Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tampa Museum of Art

  • Christian Viveros-Fauné, Curator-at-Large, USF Contemporary Art Museum

  • Ola Wlusek, the Keith D. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

  • Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design

Anticipated Impact and Legacy 

Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration is more than an exhibition; it is a celebration of artistic innovation and a testament to the collaborative spirit of the Tampa Bay art community. This project promises to leave a lasting impact on the region by shining a spotlight on the artistic voices of the central gulf-coast Florida region, inspiring future generations of artists and art enthusiasts alike.

A full-color catalog will accompany the exhibition. It will include curatorial essays and information about each artist and their work.

This exhibition is supported by the Gobioff Foundation and the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation.


About Guest Juror Evan Garza

photo credit: Emil Cohen

Evan Garza (they/them) is a Curatorial Fellow at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts and an MA student in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art at The Clark Art Institute (‘24). Garza was the 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), and simultaneously served as Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin. Garza and Ryan N. Dennis were artistic directors and co-curators of the 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon on view across five Texas museums (Artpace, FotoFest, Ruby City, The McNay, and San Antonio Museum of Art) from August 2021–January 2022.

Garza was Director of Rice Public Art at Rice University in Houston from 2016–2019, and was previously Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, 2014–2016. In 2011, Garza was cofounder of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), a New York nonprofit and the first residency program in the world exclusively for LGBTQ+ artists. They have held visiting graduate faculty positions at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and the Lesley Art + Design Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Their writing on the work of contemporary artists has been published in several books and monographs and by IMMA, The Drawing Center, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Flash Art, ART PAPERS, Hyperallergic, and Artforum.


CANVAS REBEL Interview

Thank you to Canvas Rebel for the interview.
www.canvasrebel.com/meet-cynthia-mason



September 14, Primary Prism at Quiad Gallery in Ybor, Tampa Florida

Primary Prism at QUIAD on Thursday, September 14!
Currently at the Historic Kress Annex 1624 E 7 ave in Ybor City- ste 241


September 23–October 7, 2023 - The Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Party, Atlanta GA

Hambidge 2023 Art Auction & Performance Party

Presented by PNC

September 23–October 7

The Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Party showcases artwork from over 200 of the best emerging and established artists from across the region. The Auction will be held at the fabulous Uptown Atlanta Atrium, and will feature interactive art installations by Eddie Farr, musical performances by Elle, dance performances by Dance Canvas, and unforgettable specialty craft cocktails by Loren Lyles. Chef LaMara Davidson will bring her unique Southern and Asian influenced menu to the VIP Pre-Party event on Friday and the VIP Lounge on Saturday night. In addition, Hambidge is an official Cultural Partner for Atlanta Art Week happening October 2-8. The auction also includes a $100 ”Buy-It-Now“ Works of Art section with 100+ works of art for purchase.

HONOREES Sherry Cohen and Woodie Wisebram, Hambidge 2.0 Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

We're thrilled to honor Sherry and Woodie for their dedication to Hambidge and its bright future. Thanks to supportive champions like these, Hambidge is expanding its mission to nurture creativity in exciting ways.

AUCTION SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 23 – Online Auction Begins here

Saturday, September 23, 11am-2pm – Opening Reception & Film Screening, Join us for a first-look at the 2023 Auction artwork and world premieres of four short documentary films focusing on the creative process highlighting Hambidge residents and the filmmakers. Register

Tuesday, September 26, 7-9pm – Join The Bakery at Uptown Atlanta for a special Chit Chit Club with Hambidge. Meet someone cool. Learn something new. Donate $5 to RSVP. Our own Jamie Badoud, Executive Director, will be a featured speaker along with Brandon Sheats, Nedra Deadwyler, and Gabi Madrid.

Tuesday, October 3, 7-8:30pm – Artist Conversations with Lauren Tate Baeza, High Museum Curator of African Art; FREE to attend as part of Atlanta Art Week: Register

Wednesday, October 4, 3-5pm – CenExel iResearch Artist Wellness Panel and Resources, Details forthcoming

Wednesday, October 4, 7-8:30pmBurnaway Panel, Details forthcoming

September 25 - October 6 – Auction Artwork will be open to the public for free tours, registration by appointment

Friday, October 6, 6pm – VIP Cocktail for Patrons and Sponsors

Saturday, October 7 – Art Auction & Performance Party

  • 6pm – Doors open for VIP guests
  • 7-10pm – Final Auction Event - Ticketed Event (Tickets on sale in September)
  • 7pm – $100 Buy-It-Now Artwork is available online – Patrons and Sponsors get early access!
  • 10pm – Bidding ends


AUG 28-SEPT 28, 2023-Wild Garden at Warner Gallery, FGCU, Ft Myers, FL

WILD GARDEN

JEN CLAY, CYNTHIA MASON, LUCA MOLNAR, GRACE MIKELL RAMSEY, AND ANASTASIA SAMOYLOVA

AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2023

Artists' Talk and Reception
Thursday, August 31 • 5-7pm

CURATORS' STATEMENT

Grace Mikell Ramsey, Assistant Professor, FGCU Art Program • John Loscuito, Director, FGCU Art Galleries

 

The five artists in the exhibition utilize very different media and methods, but in a mysterious way, they are often traversing similar conceptual territory. Or perhaps it’s more precise to say that once the works shared this space, they seemed to be in conversation with each other. The approach to selecting the works started with studio visits around Central and South Florida, visiting accomplished artists who had the potential to resonate with one another. The exhibition developed organically based upon these visits and led to a startling set of connections between individual narratives and materials.

The presence of the body and the weight of natural surroundings recur throughout the show, grounding us for the otherworldly visions on display. Each artist uses dreamlike images or textures to reckon with the familiar reality of our lives - a kind of storytelling hypercharged by the uncanny. The narratives and ideas within each work seemed to tangle and thread once they were in the same room. New questions, secrets, truth-telling, and myths emerged from this threading. Each artist brings a fantastically unique vision and, together, something even richer emerges: a wild garden.

Walking through the gallery, you will notice the work drifting between the natural and the surreal to conjure distinctive environments, lifeforms, and habitats. The colors, textures, and narrative mysteries on display create an immersive space - untamed and lush. If these works are alluring, even playful, they also hint at darker visions, grappling with questions of control, cultivation, and social responsibility. The natural world has a history much older than human culture in Florida, we are bearing witness to the changes we have wrought. These artists do not shy away from troubling questions about the future, even as they revel in human possibility and natural (or supernatural) wonder.

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, The Wasmer Endowment, WGCU Public Media and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Image Credit: Luca Molnar, Baker-Miller Pink, 2022, Oil on linen, 36 x 36 in.

 

Jen Clay

Traversing a wide range of media, from quilted wall hangings to interactive and multimedia performance, Jen Clay’s body of work often places monster-like sculptures and wearables in situations that encourage interaction with them. Clay frequently stages multi-sensory environments, which - together with the creatures - become meditations on the uncertainties we all face at a time when disaster is a constant threat. They interrogate how the effects of fears are impacting - or not - how we as individuals can assess risk or ignore it, sometimes at the expense of sanity.

In 2022, at the same time Jen Clay completed a two-year residency at Oolite Arts, she was awarded a Knight Arts New Work Award to produce Eyes of the Skin, a video game and immersive installation set to debut at Locust Projects, Miami, FL in the fall of 2023. She received her BFA in Sculpture from University of North Carolina Charlotte and her MFA from the University of Florida. Clay lives and works in South Florida.

Artist's website

 

Cynthia Mason

Cynthia Mason trained as an architect and is fascinated by the overlap and edges of topographies. Mason makes soft paintings and mixed media constructions that scramble the spatial and material codes of painting and sculpture. Mason revels in those moments where she is fully connecting with the materials, luring her into the next response. Gravity, collapse, systems, folds in space, apparitions, nature, and authority are all subjects that influence her.

Mason received her MFA at the University of South Florida and BFA from Ringling College. She is the recipient of a Professional Artists Grant from Creative Pinellas and has been selected for numerous artist residencies including The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, The Carrizozo Artists in Residence Program in Carrizozo, NM, Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming; and the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Program in New York. She currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Artist's website

Luca Molnar

Luca Molnar is a painter, most days. Her work uses historical figures and personal mythologies as its starting point, building networked connections through both research and intuition. In her paintings, pattern references imagined domestic spaces, allowing the private sphere to emerge as a complex and contradictory site worthy of our attention. Her interest in our relationships with the past, memory, and identity extend into her installation work and writing.

Recent exhibitions include Same Source at Art Center Sarasota, Formation at Spartanburg Art Museum, and Fresh Squeezed 4 and Juicy at the Morean Arts Center. Molnar is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Molnar received her MFA from New York University and her BA in Studio Art from Dartmouth College.

Artist's website

 

Grace Mikell Ramsey

Grace Mikell Ramsey’s work explores themes of girlhood and womanhood, using elements of ritual, magic, and religious iconography to give color and light to what is kept hidden or left unsaid. The paintings featured in this exhibition are part of an ongoing series about the physical and psychological experience of motherhood and the complexities of nurturing—a reflection on intimacy, both its toils and possibilities. These paintings function in a dreamlike narrative space between fantasy and reality, but they are rooted in the everyday rhythms of being a mother.

Figures in this series endure strange ordeals and trials—perhaps in the midst of rites and ceremonies, perhaps being tested by judges unseen. Moments unspool with the pulses of lived experience but also the strange texture of myth. If there are mysteries in these images, there may also be moments of uncanny familiarity. The narrative and emotional threads grow richer and more complicated with every viewer who might think, for a moment, I’ve seen or felt or dreamed this before.

Ramsey received her MFA from Tulane University and is an Assistant Professor and the Two-Dimensional Art & Design Foundations Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Artist's website

 

Anastasia Samoylova

Anastasia Samoylova is a Russian-born American artist who moves between observational photography and studio practice. Her work explores notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. Using her own experience as a starting point for exploration, Samoylova’s images vacillate between appeal and repulsion, paradise and catastrophe. Her record of climate crisis is less direct reportage than lyrical evocation. The color palette is tropical and pastel-pretty, but there is peril too: rot, wear and decay becoming apparent under the glossy surface.

Recent exhibitions include Fundación Mapfre; C/O Berlin; Eastman Museum; Chrysler Museum of Art; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; and Kunst Haus Wien. Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum, Miami; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; among others. Published monographs include Image Cities (Fundación Mapfre / Hatje Cantz, 2023), Floridas (Steidl, 2022) and FloodZone (Steidl, 2019). Samoylova received her MFA from Bradley University.

Artist's website


MAY 5-25, Imagined Futures at Swale House, Governors Island, NY


The exhibition will be held at Swale House @swale_house on Governors Island from May 5 -25 with an artist’s reception Sunday, May 15, 12 - 5pm! Viewing is Thursday - Sunday 12 - 5pm throughout the show. Thanks to Swale House for hosting this exhibition!
Please check Governors Island Ferry schedule and ticketing depending on where you would depart from to get there. DM me for any questions or details.
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Imagined Futures, curated by Fred Fleisher
(initially conceived in collaboration with Kim Darling)
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Mark Andrew, Kevin Bright, Kim Darling, Marguerite Day, Fred Fleisher, Josh Kil, Susan Knight, Eric Hagan, Patty Harris, Cynthia Mason, Mary Mattingly, Tricia McLaughlin, Eric Ondina, Zoe Reid, The G-77, Walter John Rodriguez
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Special thanks to SUNY College at Old Westbury @sunyoldwestbury for my Faculty Development Grant that helped to make this show possible.
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Imagine design conceived by Anthony Wyant and adapted by Marguerite Day.
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October 28-December 26 | Leave Your Body and Soul at the Door

Tempus Projects is pleased to present Leave Your Body and Soul at the Door. Through a range of media, these thirteen regional and national artists tackle themes of identity, exclusion, discrimination, imposed limitations, and denial of body autonomy. As a birthright in the United States, we learn to play by a delineated set of patriarchal rules—rules that insist on leaving oneself out of the equation and going above and beyond just to break even.

Please join us on Saturday, October 30 for a members-only cocktail hour at 6pm, with our opening reception to follow from 7-9pm, as well as a Dead Man's Party setlist from DJ Gabe Echazabal and a special performance by Noisy Womxn!

Costumes encouraged!

Leave Your Body and Soul at the Door will be open for a press preview and special guests on October 28 by invitation and closes on December 26.

Tempus Projects is located at 4220 N. Florida Ave.

Masks required in the gallery, please.

 


TAKE IT or LOSE IT ONLINE MARKETPLACE, June 18-July 17, 2021 at Collar Works in Troy NY

Honored to have a piece in the online show 'TAKE IT or LOSE IT Marketplace' at Collar Works.

THE BIG TAKE
May 28 - July 17, 2021
An Exhibition + Art Auction In Support of Collar Works + Community

Exhibition Statement

We are shaking things up this year for our annual fundraiser and we invite you to join in on the art heist The BIG TAKE. Collar Works is offering up the best of the best in a vibrant, serious, yet playful exhibition of contemporary art that celebrates creativity, sparks dialogue, and brings our Collar Works family and community together in support of emerging and underrepresented artists making unexpected, challenging, and provocative works! We invite you to play your part and purchase incredible works of art at dynamite prices, all for a great cause!

In what feels more like a segment on The Price is Right than a big art heist, we invite you to experience, bid, and purchase works of art in support of Collar Works' mission. This exhibition in our main gallery is a rare opportunity to showcase the talented artists behind the Collar Works family, together with an artist they admire, and invite to share space while engaging in conversation around spirited contemporary art.  Works will be available for sale throughout the duration of the show. For works in the auction, bidding begins on June 18th and ends on July 17th. In conjunction with The Big Take, we have over 50 artists exhibiting and selling works in our online exhibit Take It or Lose It. Proceeds from both exhibitions will be split 50/50 between the artists and Collar Works.

Join us for the final night of the auction and to celebrate Collar Works and the community at the ART PARTY of the summer on Saturday, July 17th! It’s going to be a steal!

VIEW OUR ‘TAKE IT or LOSE IT Marketplace featuring over 50 artists nationwide!


JUNE 14-SEPTEMBER 1, 2021: SKYWAY 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa FL

Installation view of Skyway 20/21 exhibition at USF Contemporary Art Museum. Left to right: works by Casey McDonough, Ry McCollough, and Cynthia Mason. Photo: Will Lytch.

SKYWAY BROCHURE


Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration

  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - May 22 – August 8, 2021
  • The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota - June 20 – September 26, 2021
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa - June 3 – October 10, 2021
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa - June 14 – September 1, 2021

 

Visit the Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration website for more information on the curators and the exhibition.

 

The Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration exhibition, now in its second iteration, is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region, as it is a collaboration between four institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Working together, curators from each institution offer context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Artworks and projects in the exhibition were selected by museum curators and the guest juror, Claire Tancons, an independent curator and scholar whose practice takes a global focus on the conditions of cultural production. Tancons has curated biennials around the world, including Prospect.1, New Orleans; the 2008 Gwangju Biennial; and the 2019 Sharjah Biennial.

Artists featured at the USF Contemporary Art Museum are Rosemarie Chiarlone, Danny Dobrow, Babette Herschberger, Akiko Kotani, Cynthia Mason, Ry McCullough, Casey McDonough, and Kodi Thompson.

Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration at the USF Contemporary Art Museum is supported by the Gobioff Foundation, the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, the Lee and Victor Leavengood Trust, and Dr. Allen Root in honor of his late wife Janet G. Root.

 

USFCAM HOURS + ADMISSIONS

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Closed Weekends and USF Holidays (July 5) – Reservations required for visits June 1425. No reservations required starting June 28 when USF lifts COVID restrictions on public access to campus

Admission to the Museum is free; however, a USF parking permit ($5.00 daily) or pay-per-space parking is required. Please call (813) 974-4133 for questions regarding reservations, parking, directions, or more information on events associated with the exhibitions.

 

RELATED EVENTS

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration - ART Thursday: Online Panel Discussion
6-7:30pm EDT, Online - REGISTER NOW! - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8VD6S7qiQ_qbw47LQAsWEA

Join this online program to hear from four artists featured in USFCAM’s Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration. Artists Danny Dobrow, Babette Herschberger, Akiko Kotani, and Casey McDonough will discuss material investigations and transformations within their creative practice in dialogue with Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice.

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration - ART Thursday: Online Panel Discussion
6-7:30pm EDT, Online - REGISTER NOW! - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_15vuSiF3RGOwIy58TQvd0Q

Join this online program to hear from four artists featured in USFCAM’s Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration. Artists Rosemarie Chiarlone, Cynthia Mason, Ry McCullough, Kodi Thompson will discuss their process for developing their unique visual language and how it imbeds and expands meaning in their practice. Moderated by Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice.

 

 


APRIL 19-25, 2021: REFLECTING ON CHANGE: HOW DOES THIS FEEL? at Coco Hunday, Tampa FL

FOR IMMEDITATE RELEASE:
Reflecting on Change: How does this feel?

In these bizarre and unpredictable times with a global pandemic, an insurrection, continuous
battling for basic human rights, and more, we are forced to reflect on the state of the world, of
the U.S. and ways to cope through these incidents. “Reflecting on change: How does this
feel?” is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists: Cynthia Mason,
Eugene Ag., and Cindy Leung at Coco Hunday. This exhibition will show artwork using
juxtaposing un-traditionally fine art materials to grapple with identity and the tactility of
materials in new, innovative ways. This exhibition will feature a resurgence of craft media that
has been transformed into contemporary practices over the past decade. By using these
alternative mediums and techniques, artists are able to intertwine both material exploration and
personal histories to share their varied experiences as a reflection of the times.

Curators, Krystle Lemonias and Aimee Jones are MFA candidates at the University of South
Florida. This exhibition will host a virtual opening through IG live
on https://www.instagram.com/psychicjacuzzi/. Krystle will moderate a discussion with each
artist about their works and art practices. Follow @psychicjacuzzi all week to learn more about
the featured artists and their works. We also welcome in person visitors during this opening
who follows social distancing guidelines and with a face mask.

Reflecting on Change: How does this feel? opening reception/virtual artist talk at Coco Hunday
on IG Live @psychicjacuzzi and in person from 5-6pm (ET). This exhibition shows from April
19-25th.

Location: 304 West Crest Ave. Tampa, FL, 33603. and IG live @pyschicjacuzzi
Show Title: Reflecting on Change: How does this feel?
Exhibition dates: April 19th-25th
Opening Reception: Monday, April 19th 5-6pm (ET)
Gallery Hours: By Appointment only
For inquiries, please contact: klemonias@gmail.com or aimeej044@gmail.com
To schedule an appointment, please contact: jasonlazarus@gmail.com


SKINS IN IT

NEIL BENDER & CYNTHIA MASON
January 28-March 5, 2021

Exhibition at Art Center Sarasota
Virtual Opening: TBA

The exhibition ‘Skins in It’ is an installation of multi-media works that deal primarily with the experience of the body—both imagistically and metaphorically—through a variety of means.

Neil Bender’s work is interested in the complexity of sexuality and the body through paper and paint, making flattened images that play with the shallow spaces of slightly-overlapping images, and the shallow spaces of popular cultural vernaculars. Recent images range from small-scale collages and sketchbook drawings to shaped, cut-paper garments, and large, expansive wall murals.

Cynthia Mason’s low-relief and sculptural wall pieces deal with a plethora of materials to crate abstract forms that riff off of grids and known structures that are uncanny and disarming. Some of the soft sculptures recall solid objects (handbags and shoes), but lack rigidity. Some recall the body, but lack smooth contours. Sewn from coarse fabrics and stuffed with shredded documents, they bloat and pudge. Gender is rendered in provocative shapes noisily on display, questioning gender performance in politics and how we consume it.

Both artists use whimsy and serious play to make viewers aware of the potency of negotiating and reconciling art amongst other bodies in public spaces.

The variety of scales and shapes of both artists’ work lends to creative hangings and relationships. The imagined asymmetrical and challenging hanging of the show is emphasized by the rectilinear quality of the gallery space.

A site-specific atmospheric wall painting serves as a stage for the actors (the paintings, drawings, and sculptures) to have enhanced dialogues—revealing a kinetic, tactile, and immersive collaborative experience that is sensorily-engaging, ribald, and pleasurable.

Download pdf catalog: SKINSINIT_catalog WEB



WHAT WE CREATE MAY SAVE US

https://vimeo.com/502875268

curated by Cynthia Reynolds
video produced by Cynthia Reynolds

October 2-30, 2020 | Ejecta Projects | Carlisle, PA

Kate Alboreo
Yael Azoulay
Patty Barth
Claire Blanchette
Elisabeth Condon
George Ferrandi
David B. Frye
Tom Keating
Cynthia Mason
David McQueen
Maureen O'Leary
Kimberly Reinhardt
Cynthia Reynolds
Samantha Robinson
Jillian Rose
Jonathan Sims
Meredith Starr
Elise Wunderlich

what we create may save us

The Great Oxygenation Event, which occurred approximately 2.3 billion years ago, radically altered the earth’s atmosphere. It made possible the development of more complex and diverse forms of life, even as it caused those dependent upon previous conditions to die off. This global transformation was brought about by cyanobacteria, which use photosynthesis to convert sunlight into energy and release oxygen as a byproduct. For reasons that are not entirely clear, the cyanobacteria began to produce oxygen in quantities sufficient to overwhelm the “sinks” - environmental factors that absorb oxygen and prevent it from accumulating in the atmosphere. Increased levels of free oxygen eventually gave rise to things that could breathe, and led to the extinction of things that could not.

Today, we find ourselves at another atmosphere-defining crossroads, both figuratively and literally. We face grave threats to the survival of our democracy, our health, and our planet. As we grapple with painful aspects of our history, navigate our increasingly fraught relationship with the truth, adjust to existential dangers posed by simple human contact, and recognize our role in the destruction of the environment, we ask ourselves what part we can play in transforming our toxic atmosphere. As artists, we take up the mantle of the cyanobacteria to which we owe our existence. We filter our inspirations through encounters with the natural and built worlds, the past and the future, the unknown and the familiar, and the beautiful and the ridiculous. We release the byproducts of our observation, alienation, humor, skepticism, joy, anger, hope, and disillusion into the atmosphere in an effort to overwhelm the sinks of complacency, greed, ignorance, and hate.

Our individual expressions come together in a collective display of what matters to us. When so many of our connections to people and places have been interrupted or broken, we send our creations into the world as proxies through which we can still convey meaning and participate in conversation. At the same time, we long for the togetherness of Wayfarers (brooklynwayfarers.org), the cooperative studio program and gallery in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, that is responsible for bringing this group of artists into the same oxygenated orbit. As we prepare to bid it farewell with this final Member Exhibition before it closes its doors in December, we acknowledge the bittersweet reality that even things that can breathe must eventually die, but only after they have first lived.

Cranes in August

They clutter the house,
awkwardly folded, unable
to rise. My daughter makes
and makes them, having heard
the old story: what we create
may save us. I string
a long line of them over
the window. Outside
the gray doves bring
their one vowel to the air,
the same sound
from many throats, repeated.

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MARCH 7-28, 2020 PAINTING AT NIGHT, Fort Houston Gallery


Top: Sculpture by Katherine Duclos. Bottom: Wall pieces by Lauren Rice and Emily Zarse.
Photography by Kaylan Buteyn


Virtual Exhibition Tour: Painting at Night



JANUARY 2020 Two Coats of Paint review of 'The Daily' at Ely Center of Contemporary Art

Thank you to Two Coats of Paint. Honored to have work featured in one of my favorite blogs. Two Coats of Paint

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JANUARY 30, 2020 'ARTISTS WORK OUT THE DAILY GRIND' by Brian Slattery / New Haven Independent

A thoughtful review from Brian Slattery of 'The Daily' at Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven. Curated by Sharon Bulter of Two Coates of Paint:

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DECEMBER 14-FEBRUARY 1: Stalls at the Morean Center for Clay


The Center Gallery, curated by Artist-in-Residence Danny Dobrow, is a contemporary installation of local boundary testing artists. Each of the five invited artists were challenged to transform a narrow white stall. Celebrated local art community favorites:
Cynthia Mason
Sebastian Coolidge
Casey McDonough,
Ashley Lester
Danny Dobrow

were challenged to transform spaces divided by petition walls. The diversity of execution reflects their distinct visions and audiences are invited to explore the commonalities of response to the constraints of a stall.

Morean Center of Clay


 


NOVEMBER 18-30, 2019: American Wilderness at Art Lab Tokyo

American Wilderness
Art Lab Tokyo and Art Lab Akiba
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Nov 21-30, 2019
Opening Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday, 3-8 pm
photo credit: Chiakara Photography

The concept of “wilderness,” untamed land lacking conspicuous traces of human activity, has existed as an essential fantasy in the American psyche. True wilderness may be physically disappearing every day but that does not stop us from recrafting wilderness from scratch so that we may explore and escape. As part of an artist exchange, five American artists from the Wayfarers collective in Brooklyn, New York create an exhibition of new works at Art Lab Tokyo. These new works, developed in the US, and curated by the artists, explores wilderness graphically and metaphorically.

For the artists wilderness is often experienced on a journey undertaken in cars or on foot, with provisions, with maps and with guides pointing to the unknown. Expectations of grandeur and of a primal privacy are triggered. The government may have preserved these wild areas in advance for us. New encounters with plants and animals are anticipated. These are experienced with loved ones and become new memories and future secrets.

When we think we have finally arrived in wilderness we often trip over the leavings of another explorer. A shock (or disappointment) that we are not alone and are perhaps being watched. Or did the previous explorer perish? Unexpectedly, someone else’s garbage can comfort, a handhold against an abyss as we peer over the cliffs, trudge in the woods, or listen to the stars.

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Recipient of a 2019 Professional Artist Grant from Creative Pinellas

 

So honored and grateful to have received a 2019 Professional Artist Grant from Creative Pinellas!


The Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain Pinellas County’s creative community and to enhance the County as an arts and culture brand.  The program provides an unrestricted financial award to Pinellas County artists of outstanding talent and ability who, with a history of increasingly successful work on the local, national, or international stage, bring recognition, awareness and interest to our community, inspire other artists and art lovers, and help make Pinellas County a vibrant arts and cultural community.

New in 2019, the Grants of $5,000 each are open to performing artists as well as to artists doing original work in the disciplines of:

  • Choreography (composition/performance)
  • Literature
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Media Arts
  • Music (composition/performance)
  • Theater/Musical Theater (composition/performance)
  • Visual Arts

 

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FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 9, 2019: Group Exhibition 'America's Majestic Street Cats' at Quaid Gallery

America's Majestic Street Cats
February 16 - March 9, 2019
Opening Reception February 16, 7 - 10 p.m.

QUAID Gallery is pleased to present America’s Majestic Street Cat, a group exhibition featuring works in a wide variety of media selected by current members of QUAID. Exhibiting artists include: Cynthia Mason, Paul Shortt, Muyuan He, Jonathan Talit, Will Douglas, Courtney Hartle, Carlos Pons, Daniel Dobrow, Adam Mathieu, Jason Pinckard, Katelyn Montagna, Andres Ramirez, Bonnie Mae Carrow, Tim McMillan, Chase Palmer, Rhonda Donovan, Ben Galaday, Emily Bayless, and Kate Kinder.

The exhibit will be open to the public at QUAID Gallery, 5142 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, from February 16 through March 9.The exhibition will open with a reception at QUAID Gallery on Saturday, February 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will run through March 9. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

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QUAID GALLERY
5128 N. FLORIDA AVE
TAMPA, FL
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SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 21, 2018: Member Show at Wayfarers in Brooklyn, NY

SEPT 28 - OCT 21
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 29th, 11am
1109 DEKALB AVE. Brooklyn, NY 11221

Join us Sat, Sept 29th, 11am - 1pm
for coffee, donuts and mimosas
Curator's Talk at noon

Curated by Tom McGlynn. Featuring works by David “Scout” Mcqueen, Maureen O’Leary, Meredith Starr, Cynthia Mason, Jeong Lee, Tahnee Ann Macabali Pantig, Kate Kosek, Cynthia Reynolds, Elise Wunderlich, Taehee Whang, Brian Davis and Ivan Rivera.

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SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 19, 2018: At Hand, An Exhibition Celebrating The Poetry of The Hand-Made, at UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery

On Sept. 21, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will open a new exhibition, At Hand, exploring the intersection of color, materiality and the blurred lines between image and object. The exhibition runs from Sept. 21–Oct. 19, with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21, from 7–9 p.m.

Curated by Ry McCullough, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, At Hand brings together works by three nationally recognized contemporary artists — Damien Hoar De Galvan, Cynthia Mason and Ryan Sarah Murphy — developing a conversation between artists to explore this nexus in contemporary art. Each artist brings a unique aesthetic vocabulary that elevates humble materials by celebrating the poetry of the hand-made through their exceptional sculptural works.

Hoar De Galvan, from Boston, recently showcased at the VOLTA NY 2018, a division of the Armory Arts Week in New York City. Mason, a local artist from St. Petersburg, FL, was recently seen in the renowned Skyway exhibition at area museums. Murphy, from Brooklyn, NY, participated in the Art on Paper Fair 2018, another part of the Armory Arts Week program.

The gallery is located on campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 310 North Blvd. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Friday, and 1–4 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge for admission.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Boigenzahn, gallery director, at jboigenzahn@ut.edu or (813) 253-6217.


SEPTEMBER 14-OCTOBER 21, 2018 Florida Biennial at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, FL

2018 Florida Biennial, September 14 - October 21, 2018

The 2018 Florida Biennial features 68 works by 30 artists who were selected by juror Sarah Fritchey from entries submitted to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. The exhibition opened on Friday, Sept. 14 with the announcement of awards for the Juror’s Pick, Edison Peñafiel, and Honorable Mention, Lisa Rockford.

This ninth edition of the Center’s Juried Biennial received applications from 291 artists living in 85 cities throughout Florida. In all, juror Sarah Fritchey reviewed 2,050 works from artists working in any media. The 2018 Florida Biennial focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy.

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SPRING, 2018: Ghost Member at Wayfarers Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

I am thrilled to announce my ghost membership with Wayfarers Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Wayfarers is an artist-run studio program, art space, and psychic home base for creative action in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2011 we've been supporting the development of experimental work through innovative exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, and other cultural programming, all of which are free and open to the public. Wayfarers provides affordable studios, work space and equipment access, as well as exhibition opportunities, critical discussions and social events for members, all of whom who are directly involved with operations.


JULY 28-AUGUST 19, 2018: Color at BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

Juror: Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Color is “passive,” “deceptive,” and “unstable,” color behaves, color  is magic.”   – Joseph Albers, Interaction of Color

BWAC Show Curators: Katrina D. Jeffries and Alicia Degener
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6PM

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MAY 12-JUNE 17, 2018: Wide Open 9, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Art Coalition, Spring Pier Art Shows, Brooklyn, NY

Juror: Carmen Hermo, the Brooklyn Museum’s Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.  

I am thrilled to have Soft Wedge selected for the Wide Open 9 Show at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Please say hi at the opening on Saturday May 12.

WIDE OPEN 9, our ninth spectacular juried show on this theme will be on exhibit May 12 – June 17, 2018.



MARCH 2018: Headed to Jentel Artist Residency this Spring

So excited to return to Jentel Artist Residency in Banner Wyoming this Spring!

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JUNE 2-25, 2017: Solo Exhibition at 621 Gallery

Excited for my solo show at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee! Opens June 2:  www.621gallery.org/2017/05/fragile-state/

Fragile State

An Exhibition by Cynthia Mason

June 2 – 25, 2017

Opening Reception Friday June 2, 6-9 pm

www.621gallery.org/2017/05/fragile-state/


JUNE-JULY 2017: SKYWAY A Contemporary Collaboration

I am excited to have work in the SKYWAY show at Tampa Museum of Art this summer! See below for more details:


SKYWAY: A Contemporary Collaboration
, opening June 2017

This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in the Tampa Bay area, but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art. Working together, curators from these institutions will provide context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. Works in the exhibition will be selected from an open call by museum curators and a visiting juror.

For more information: skywaytampabay.com

 


MARCH 10-11, 2017: Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Creators & Collectors Tour

I am excited to be a part of the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Creators & Collectors Tour in the GalleriaGalleria. Below are the details:
- March 10 - March 11
- 10am - 4pm at Ringling College of Art and Design
- Purchase your tickets at fineartssarasota.org

A write up all of the participating artists: facebook.com/Fine-Arts-Society-of-Sarasota-65185840375/


Draped Structure, linen, porcelain, air dry clay, ink, 14k gold wire, wood, styrofoam and wire

JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 17, 2017: Introductions 2017, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Draped Structure, linen, porcelain, air dry clay, ink, 14k gold wire, wood, styrofoam and wire
I am thrilled to announce my work 'Draped Structure' will be in the group show Introductions 2017 curated by Julie Torres at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn NY.


JULY 2-AUGUST 13, 2016: Solo exhibition at alt_space Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts

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I am excited to announce my solo exhibition Implosion / Explosion at alt_space, Atlantic Center for the Arts. Please join me at the opening reception on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 4 - 7 pm.

Opening Reception Date: Saturday July 2, 2016, 4 - 7 PM
Exhibition Dates: July 2 – August 13, 2016