On February 23, 2024, the Key West Museum of Art & History will open its juried art exhibition, Shadow & Light which features over 50 Florida Keys artists. The exhibition beckoned artists to immerse themselves in the outdoors, capturing natural light and its interaction with everyday objects into visual expressions that evoked contemplation, wonder, and introspection. The museum, located at 281 Front Street, welcomes the public to a special reception on February 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the participating artists and the exhibit opening.
Juried by Dr. Cori Convertito of the Key West Art & Historical Society, Martha Resk from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Emma Starr of The Armory Studios, and Elena Devers of The Studios of Key West, the exhibit incorporates the basic painting principals of shadow and light in the broadest sense. A wide range of mediums will be on display including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fabric, pencil, sculpture, and mixed media.
“In art, shadow and light are fundamental to expressing three-dimensional form. When applied the correct way, shadow and light effects make a powerful storytelling tool,” says Cori Convertito, PhD, curator for the Society. “We were delighted and overwhelmed by the wide-ranging submissions that artists submitted and applaud the endless creativity in our arts community.”
Shadow & Light runs through April 28, 2024, in the Bryan Gallery and is sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust.