Snap! Downtown Gallery Opening
Snap! Orlando presents:
The opening of Snap! Downtown
Three artists. Three galleries. Three exhibits.
Snap! Downtown opens on Thursday, January 21th, 2016, 7-10pm. As part of our ongoing mission to boldly increase the visibility and appreciation of art in our community and beyond, we are expanding to the Downtown/Thornton Park neighborhoods.
Our newest location, at the 420 East building, will house three gallery spaces, Snap! Downtown (Main Gallery), OG1 (Orlando Gallery 1) and OG2 (Orlando Gallery 2).
Snap! Downtown: Mark Gmehling, 'Nu Werks' - Exhibit curated by Holly & Patrick Kahn. Mark Gmehling is a German artist who has an elastic view on life. He makes fine art prints from 3D renderings of abstract characters and bizarre scenarios, all illustrated in a playfully fluid manner. The aesthetics of each of his figures are highly polished though and resemble beautiful, glossy ceramic pieces. Gmehling was introduced to the US by Snap! in 2014, and has garnered international press including the cover of Orlando Weekly, front page of Orlando Sentinel, Hi Fructose Magazine, and Der Spiegel in Germany.
Additional works presented by Rebecca Rose, 'New Sculpturings'. ‘Sculpturings’ are beautifully created pieces redefined beyond their traditional sense, each piece with unique form and storytelling, blending luxury with urban activism relevant to current social issues. Rebecca sketches, assembles, carves, invests, kiln fires, and casts her own work in her studio.
Chris Robb, 'Continuum' - Exhibit curated by Holly & Patrick Kahn. Coming from a background of graphics and printing, Robb's work has evolved over the past 30 years into an expressionistic abstraction. Color is central to his dynamic compositions. His grasp of the formal properties of color––hue, value, intensity, and temperature–– permits him to layer multiple colors without overpowering the structure of his compositions.
Earl Funk, 'Seasons Change' - Exhibit curated by Gina Bernadini. Orlando illustrator and tattoo artist new works are inspired by the changing of the seasons, as well as the idea of being open to changing ourselves.
Artists will be present on opening night. Catering, craft cocktails by The Courtesy Bar (21+ cash/cc), music by DJ Nigel John and DJ Ken Sherry. Valet parking available.
Opening night sponsored by Jefferson Apartment Group, Suntrust Bank, In Bloom Florist and Snap! Orlando.