Saturday, December 22, 2012

Curtains exhibit by Joanna White

FORT MYERS, FL (December 14, 2012) – The solo exhibit “Curtains” by sculptor and installation artist Joanna White opens Friday, January 4 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.  Using primarily folded paper box forms, White incorporates materials such as thread, onion skins, oil paint, and plastic in the construction of her three-dimensional work.  She utilizes byproducts of her environment and career, such as abandoned student drawings, used post-it notes, and junk mail.  In all her work, connections and gaps play an important role, as well as material incongruities such as translucency and opacity, crisp and saggy, fragile and sturdy, geometric and organic, authentic and fake.  She says the boxes function as several things at once, “as houses, bodies, a time sequence, or segments of a greater whole.  My work addresses concepts of mortality, eternity and corporality.”

Miss White completed her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida State University in 2005, where she focused on installation and inter-media projects.  Currently, she is Assistant Professor of
Art at Brevard Community College in central Florida, where she has worked for the past seven years.

The opening reception for “Curtains” is Friday, January 4 from 5-7:30pm.  It will remain on display until January 26.  Artwork created by Alliance instructors & their students will be on display in the member gallery during White’s exhibit.  Artwork created by students from the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership will be on display in the theater lobby.  For more information go to or call 239-939-2787.

The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the
public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

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