The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF) presents a season of exhibitions exploring the intersection of visual art and design within the context of contemporary art. The three visiting artist exhibitions: SOS, Schema and Iconicity, address the dynamic interaction of fine art and design in both direct and abstract associations, and through varying approaches to media, form and concept.
An Exhibition of Work by Leslie Mutchler
September 9, 2010 – October 8, 2010
Opening Reception: September 9, 2010
Opening reception sponsored by the Lewis Bear Company.
According to artist Leslie Mutchler, “SOS” is both a reference to “Save Our Souls” and a play on the title of her series of collaged digital prints, Green Space / Outer Space, in which she uses images from mass produced furniture catalogs to form representations of green space, French gardens and space colonies that comment on our use and misuse of these spaces. The print series paired with her organic installation works test the integrity of built environments and our traditional ideas of what constitutes and defines space. Ms. Mutchler specifically examines, questions and recontextualizes the utopian ideals of efficiently built and controlled environments championed by modernist architects.
Leslie Mutchler received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from Kent State University and her Masters of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2004. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin. For more information, please visit her website at http://www.lesliemutchler.com/index.html.
All events are FREE and open to the public.
TAG is located on UWF’s campus in The Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82.
The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.