Arts on Douglas will open two new exhibits from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.
“Found Spaces: New Paintings” by Robert Ross will open in the feature gallery and “N o w [ ] h e r e” by Dana Hargrove will be in the alt_space gallery.
Arts on Douglas will feature the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Ron Gilotti on upright bass, Howard Post on guitar and Tyler Rosenke on drums. Light hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
Found Spaces will be on display until Sept. 28. There will be an artists talk at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
For his second solo exhibition at Arts on Douglas, Mr. Ross, a Central Florida oil painter, examines the essence of everyday scenes from direct observation. While he continues to paint outdoor landscapes, the exhibit reveals a new area of exploration for him: interior spaces.
Many of the locations in his paintings are found by accident and they often depict spaces in various states of transition. His urban exterior landscapes often include barricades, temporary walls and construction sites while his interiors tend to depict empty spaces with patched walls, scaffolding, or building materials. Windows and doors are also important elements in this new work.
“N o w [ ] h e r e” will be on display until Oct. 12. There will be an artists talk at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20.
For her second alt_space exhibit, Ms. Hargrove, a conceptual artist, presents new work that expands upon an ongoing exploration of human/land relationships while also referencing related themes through vestiges from her Scottish heritage.
For more information, call (386) 428-1133 or visit artsondouglas.net.