Common Denominator' shows work of Mary GrandPré and Tom Casmer

by Niki Kottmann, Observer Group

Mary GrandPré and Tom Casmer speak the same language. They’re one of those rare married couples who are completely in sync without being stale carbon copies of one another.

GrandPré and Casmer are both artists with backgrounds in illustration, but the art they create today is completely different. However, their mindsets are still quite similar in one way: They see the world as a series of shapes, forms and colors. READ MORE

Artists Embrace the Abstract at GAZE Modern

by Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

Step away from the figurative and embrace the abstract this weekend at Gaze Modern, where the penultimate exhibition of the gallery’s inaugural season celebrates the intertwined worlds and art of the husband-and-wife artist duo of Mary Grandpré and Tom Casmer. Opening Saturday and entitled Common Denominator: the mechanics and organics of form, READ MORE

"Accumulus" and The Return of Joseph Patrick Arnegger

by Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

It started with a whisper.

He’s back,” they’d say, heads close and speaking softly, as though to pronounce the thing could banish the thing. Still, whisper turned to talk, and talk turned to rumor. All the same, no one could know for sure the truth of it. But tonight, at GAZE Modern, rumor becomes fact with the opening of Accumulus, the first Sarasota solo exhibition in years from painter Joseph Patrick Arnegger. He’s back. READ MORE



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Gaze MODERN Gallery Incoming, Jaeger at the Helm

by Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine

When local artist Tim Jaeger earlier this year announced he was stepping down as director of SARTQ, the artist collective he founded more than a decade ago, some may have wondered if the community would be seeing less of the rooster-loving Ringling College instructor. Turns out, he was just making room on his plate for the next project—director of the new Gaze Modern gallery, opening with the new Arcos development at the corner of Central Avenue and Fruitville Road. READ MORE


New Art Gallery Opens Saturday

Staff, Sarasota Magazine

Gaze Modern, a new art gallery, is opening to the public this weekend at 340 Central Ave., Sarasota, with an inaugural exhibition titled Color + Content that will feature the work of Taylor Robenalt and Polly Johnson. The gallery will feature revolving exhibitions of local and regional emerging and mid-career artists, as well as group exhibitions and collaborative participatory projects. The staff includes director, curator and artist Tim Jaeger; preparator and artist Zachary Gilliland; and gallery assistant Shelley Travis. An opening reception for Color + Content takes place 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Normal gallery hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and by