Winter Park, Florida- Transference, an exhibition of contemporary art, runs March 6th through March 31st, 2016 at the J.K. and Sarah Galloway Foundation Community Gallery in the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 West Lyman Avenue.
Transference is a group exhibition featuring new and recent works by Brittany Metz, Martha Lent, Patricia Lois Nuss, Dina Mack, Dawn Roe and Rachel Simmons. The exhibition's concept emerged from the artists' previous group exhibition, Imprint, held at Avalon Island Gallery in 2013, and their subsequent discussions about the role of influence, transference, exchange and inheritance in contemporary art practice. The exhibition will include photography, printmaking, mixed media installation and collaborative works.
Brittany Metz, based in Sanford, Florida, earned her MFA at The University of Central Florida and teaches art and design at several universities and colleges. Her work acts as a substitution for lost childhood memories and stems from an obsession with unearthing information about other people’s lives. She will show a new series of manipulated found photographs which magnify the banality of photography as a document of the past.
Martha Lent was born in Connecticut, but grew up in Central Florida. Camping, hiking, snorkeling and shell collecting have been the staples of her imagination and creativity. Recent projects include large scale, site specific, public art sculptures and community arts outreach programs for children and adults. Lent's work captures fleeting moments of inspiration and joy in intermediary places in time.
Patricia Lois Nuss is based in Central Florida, but is currently teaching photography in Thailand. She will show collaborative works from her participation in the Orlando Transit Interpretation Project (TrIP). Nuss and collaborator Metz utilized one of the original “instant” communicators, the Polaroid, to create a unique artwork which evidenced their day riding public transportation throughout downtown Orlando.
Dina Mack lives in Longwood, Florida and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She leads sensory tours and teaches art courses, and her works are part of various collections including The City of Orlando, the Maitland Art Center, The Eustis Museum of Art, and The Robert B. Feldman Collection. Mack "gives form to fragments" in her new series of mixed media works based on this quote from writer Rebecca Solnit: “But I digress, which is all I’ve ever done.”
Dawn Roe received a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA from Illinois State University. She divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. Roe works with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms. She relies upon the reproductive nature of these media to activate and make visible perceptual inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time.
Rachel Simmons, is Professor of Art at Rollins College who earned her MFA from Louisiana State University. Based in printmaking and book arts, in her interdisciplinary and collaborative practice, Simmons typically responds to tensions between human beings and the natural environment. Her recent letterpress print installations are explorations of the intersections between writing and printmaking.
A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 9 am to 2 pm during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The Winter Park Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call 407-644-828 or visit cityofwinterpark.org.