UNEXPECTED: Art by Alternative Means

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May 19, 2019

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
(727) 712-5762

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UNEXPECTED: Art by Alternative Means Featuring Nathan Beard, Akiko Kotani and Rob Tarbell
Through May 19, 2019

Three contemporary Florida artists use alternative processes to create unique work based on drawing and memory. Nathan Beard explores his family’s lineage through a labor-intensive process using tape to create undulating layers of painted patterns. Fiber artist Akiko Kotani creates drawings with silk thread, explores mark-making on glass, and crochets “melting walls” from plastic. Rob Tarbell harnesses the elusive medium of smoke to create ethereal portraits on paper and porcelain.

(From left to right) Nathan Beard, "Exit Music #61 (Fall Kintsugi)" (detail), 2017, drawing with silk on three layers of linen scrim, 110 x 96 x 3 in., courtesy of the artist; Akiko Kotani, "Storm Daniel" (detail), 2005, silk stitched on three layers of linen scrim, 110 x 96 x 4 inches, courtesy of the artist; Rob Tarbell, "Joseph" (detail), 2017, smoke on porcelain, acrylic, 30 x 20 x 2 1/2 in., courtesy of the artist.

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Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

600 E. Klosterman Road
Tarpon Springs,, FL 34689
(727) 712-5762

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