On exhibit until Nov. 4 at the Alexander Brest Gallery are captivating works exploring text and imagery, art and hope, and painting and patterns.
- In “tell me all about it,” Erin Colleen Johnson and Kari Marboe look at the relationship between text and image through the process of writing and creating videos, photos, and sculptures in response to each other’s work. Johnson received an MFA and Certificate in New Media from The University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and is currently a Visiting Artist in Digital Media at Bowdoin College. Marboe earned her BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland in 2008, and her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012.
- NO HOPE to NEW HOPE by Jefferson Rall explores the local nonprofit Operation New Hope through the eyes of those it’s helped. Part art, advertising, and design, the exhibit shows the hope and restoration of lives affected for good in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield and Eastside neighborhoods. Rall received his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Graphic Design from Flagler College in 1990.
- Margi Weir’s Recent Works shows her work using a computer to repeat images stitched together to create a pattern. The juxtaposed images, stacked and repeated, are a unique addition to the visual language of painting in the 21st century. Weir earned her MFA in painting from the University of California at Los Angeles, her MA in painting from New Mexico State University, her BFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
The show is free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information about the gallery, click here.