Opening Reception: In Plain Sight
Aug
31
to Sep 28

Opening Reception: In Plain Sight

August 31st – September 28th

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31st, 5 - 8pm

In Plain Sight is the moment of connection – the moment you realize that there is more than meets the eye. The barista at your local hang-out spot is a fine artist. Just down the street from where you are, they have created their own realities, expressed on their terms. GAZE Modern is here to host a few of those realities, to open your eyes to what is hidden in plain sight

A combination of mediums brings us to something poignant – where you can feel another person’s intentions. RSVP Here!

Participating artists include: Elle LeBlanc, Manny Rangel, and Savannah Magnolia

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Opening Reception: Viewpoint
Oct
5
to Nov 2

Opening Reception: Viewpoint

October 5 – November 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 5 - 8pm

What have you captured through your camera’s lens?

For this exhibition, we’ll be focusing on some of the strongest photographers in Southwest Florida. Witness their viewpoints in a comprehensive exhibition, where we cover everything from fashion to street photography to stylized portraits - all the way to pictures that are something else entirely. Come by and experience a different perspective - a wholly separate experience from the usual.

Join us on Saturday, October 12, from 5 - 8 PM to witness the world through the lenses of the best photographers in Sarasota. RSVP here!

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Opening Reception: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Nov
9
to Dec 7

Opening Reception: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

November 9 – December 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 5 - 8pm


For our 1 Year Anniversary, we’re hosting a group exhibition! Aptly titled “GREATEST HITS vol. 1”, GAZE Modern is bringing our featured artists together to form a showcase of beauty, intrigue & talent. Experimental work is kind of our thing, and this series is no exception as we bring together works from every walk of life, only available here in Sarasota, FL. This will be a night for the appreciators and collectors alike - don’t miss out!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, November 16th, from 5 - 8 PM, will be the night you cannot afford to miss!


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Opening Reception: INTRO, pt. 2
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: INTRO, pt. 2

Always looking to push the envelope, GAZE Modern is opening our doors to the artistically inclined in our first invitational exhibition. Looking to expand the scope of our gallery, we implore the Sarasota scene to help decide who should join our featured artists. Setting up a convergence of mediums, we hope to press the importance of the experimental.

Join us on Friday, July 26th from 5 - 8pm for the opening reception of this purposefully eclectic exhibition.

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Opening Reception: INTRO, pt. 1
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: INTRO, pt. 1

Always looking to push the envelope, GAZE Modern is opening our doors to the artistically inclined in our first invitational exhibition. Looking to expand the scope of our gallery, we implore the Sarasota scene to help us decide who should be our next featured artists. Setting up a convergence of mediums, we hope to press the importance of the experimental.

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd from 5 - 8 PM for the opening reception of this purposefully eclectic exhibition. 

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OPENING RECEPTION: KEITH CROWLEY: HOME
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: KEITH CROWLEY: HOME

May 18 – June 16, 2019

Opening Reception, May 18, 5-8pm

Since moving to Sarasota four years ago, Keith Crowley has been focused on the uncanny aspects of the region’s landscape.  Keith’s densely layered paintings owe a great deal to cinematic influences and snapshots taken from his daily passages. 

Stop by to meet the artist at the opening reception of Keith Crowley: HOME, May 18 from 5 - 8 p.m.  

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OPENING RECEPTION: COMMON DENOMINATOR, MARY GRANDPRÉ + TOM CASMER: the mechanics and organics of form
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: COMMON DENOMINATOR, MARY GRANDPRÉ + TOM CASMER: the mechanics and organics of form

OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY APRIL 13, 5-8PM . OPENING RECEPTION: COMMON DENOMINATOR, MARY GRANDPRÉ + TOM CASMER: the mechanics and organics of form.

OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY APRIL 13, 5-8PM. OPENING RECEPTION: COMMON DENOMINATOR, MARY GRANDPRÉ + TOM CASMER: the mechanics and organics of form.

ARTISTS:

ABOUT: Tom Casmer was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. Art and music have been the two constants throughout his life and career. Recalling his response to the age-old question asked during elementary school, of what he wanted to be when he grew up, he stated that “he wasn’t exactly sure” but he knew that he “liked to build things and organize things in boxes.” With those interests in mind he eventually attended Hamline University where he received his BA in Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing while minoring in English Literature. There he began using canvas panels to serve the purpose of those “boxes” in which he constructed a variety of images. The work of Charles Scheeler, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Louise Nevelson have always inspired and informed his work. The mysteries of schematics and blueprints along with both figurative and architectural elements often appear in his work. After graduating he happily continued painting and making music but decided to learn more and focus on Illustration and Graphic Design so he attended the School of Associated Arts and received his BFA. He has worked for small design groups, in-house illustration studios, and corporate art departments and eventually freelancing. That allowed him the opportunity to begin teaching classes in the areas that he loves…drawing, illustration, and graphic design. In 2003 he was asked to join the Illustration Department at the Ringling College of Art + Design, so he and his wife packed up their belongings along with their dogs and cat and moved to Sarasota, Florida. Their family grew in 2006 with the addition of their daughter Julia Wren Lingjing GrandPre’. At Ringling he began to explore digital media and has introduced aspects of it into his most recent work combining both traditional and digital elements. He loves teaching and continues to freelance, paint, and make music.

ABOUT: Tom Casmer was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. Art and music have been the two constants throughout his life and career. Recalling his response to the age-old question asked during elementary school, of what he wanted to be when he grew up, he stated that “he wasn’t exactly sure” but he knew that he “liked to build things and organize things in boxes.” With those interests in mind he eventually attended Hamline University where he received his BA in Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing while minoring in English Literature. There he began using canvas panels to serve the purpose of those “boxes” in which he constructed a variety of images. The work of Charles Scheeler, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Louise Nevelson have always inspired and informed his work. The mysteries of schematics and blueprints along with both figurative and architectural elements often appear in his work. After graduating he happily continued painting and making music but decided to learn more and focus on Illustration and Graphic Design so he attended the School of Associated Arts and received his BFA. He has worked for small design groups, in-house illustration studios, and corporate art departments and eventually freelancing. That allowed him the opportunity to begin teaching classes in the areas that he loves…drawing, illustration, and graphic design. In 2003 he was asked to join the Illustration Department at the Ringling College of Art + Design, so he and his wife packed up their belongings along with their dogs and cat and moved to Sarasota, Florida. Their family grew in 2006 with the addition of their daughter Julia Wren Lingjing GrandPre’. At Ringling he began to explore digital media and has introduced aspects of it into his most recent work combining both traditional and digital elements. He loves teaching and continues to freelance, paint, and make music.

ABOUT: Mary GrandPre’ began her career as an illustrator. The path that led her to that point started with her education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her passion for light, color, drawing and design came together in evocative paintings, using a variety of mediums. Much of her focus was creating paintings for numerous picture books and book covers. While she has illustrated over 20 picture books, she is perhaps best known for her illustrations on the Harry Potter books. She has also worked as the conceptual artist on Dreamwork’s animated film “Antz” and on Blue Sky Studios’ animated film “Ice Age”.  Mary has since turned her attention to pursue her love of abstract painting, still carrying on at times, with a suggestion of narrative, but exploring shape, color and light with a totally new sense of freedom. She is inspired by nature, hieroglyphic symbols and letterform, and most recently, aerial views of land and water. She strives to create a place for the viewer to travel through and discover their own story, while half hidden marks and messages, peek through layers of paint and collage which have been worn away. What once seemed familiar, is new.  READ MORE

ABOUT: Mary GrandPre’ began her career as an illustrator. The path that led her to that point started with her education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her passion for light, color, drawing and design came together in evocative paintings, using a variety of mediums. Much of her focus was creating paintings for numerous picture books and book covers. While she has illustrated over 20 picture books, she is perhaps best known for her illustrations on the Harry Potter books. She has also worked as the conceptual artist on Dreamwork’s animated film “Antz” and on Blue Sky Studios’ animated film “Ice Age”.

Mary has since turned her attention to pursue her love of abstract painting, still carrying on at times, with a suggestion of narrative, but exploring shape, color and light with a totally new sense of freedom. She is inspired by nature, hieroglyphic symbols and letterform, and most recently, aerial views of land and water. She strives to create a place for the viewer to travel through and discover their own story, while half hidden marks and messages, peek through layers of paint and collage which have been worn away. What once seemed familiar, is new. READ MORE

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OPENING RECEPTION: SHOPLIFTABLE
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: SHOPLIFTABLE

SHOPLIFTABLE, is a week-long invitational micro exhibition that challenges 40 artists from Southwest Florida to create small things with depth.

Inspiring and thought provoking, the works represent a full range--from political and social commentary to humor, from personal narrative to enigmatic statements, and from realism to abstraction. These small sculptures and paintings demonstrate the imaginative spirit and the endless creativity of the artist.

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