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New Exhibitions Arriving at WMA this Summer

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is thrilled to announce the opening of several new exhibitions that will offer visitors unique artistic experiences. These exhibitions showcase a diverse range of artists and artistic styles, reflecting the museum’s commitment to providing a platform for both established and emerging talents. WMA invites members of the community to attend the opening of these exhibitions during Art After Hours on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is free for WMA members and $5 for not-yet members. Attendees will enjoy music, art-making activities, and more.

Above: Installation view of works from Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

“Shape Shifting: 35 Years of Late Modernist Prints,” on view July 21 – September 23, 2023, takes viewers back to the late 20th century when modern advances in technology began the proliferation of the inexpensive printed image. Against the backdrop of the Xerox machine, artists embraced novel digital processes while finding renewed relevance in the traditional techniques developed over generations. Saturated matte oranges, yellows, and reds join unexpected hot pinks and lime greens, punctuated by clean, crisp lines and occasional texture. In the abstract meeting of color and shape, space is created for your interpretation, response, and imagination. The exhibition explores the alchemy of geometry and form, arranged during this pivotal moment in print history. Courtesy of Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.

Above: Ann Trondson, Day Series #2, 2021, collage

On the first Monday of August 2021, Ann Trondson started “The Day Series.”. For one year, the artist created one work of art each day from Monday-Friday. Each collage and color gradient used the previous weeks’ New York Times Sunday Newspaper as the source for her color story and collage material. The series commenced on July 29, 2022. This is the first exhibition that includes all 260 pieces from “The Day Series” and will be on view July 21 – September 30, 2023

Above: Nita Terrell (American, born 1971), Point of View, 2012, stoneware, purchase, 2012.6

“Form in Motion: Sculptures from the Permanent Collection,” July 21 – December 30, 2023, presents a selection of sculpture works from its permanent collection. The exhibition brings together a diverse array of sculptures that span different styles, materials, and artistic perspectives. With a keen focus on engaging the senses and sparking thoughtful contemplation, this exhibition promises to be a captivating celebration of sculptural mastery and creative expression. Each sculpture invites viewers to explore the boundless possibilities of three-dimensional art. WMA’s permanent collection includes 580 works ranging from painting, sculpture, photography, and other works on paper.

“We’re always excited to showcase new exhibitions, whether artist projects, collaborations with partner institutions, or exhibitions from our vault,” said Dana-Marie Lemmer, the Executive Director and Curator of the Wiregrass Museum of Art. “Through our new summer exhibitions, we hope to inspire, challenge, and engage our visitors, fostering a greater appreciation for the power of art in our everyday lives.”

WMA is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Daily admission to the Wiregrass Museum of Art and its exhibitions is open to the public and free of charge. Donations are welcome to support the museum’s ongoing commitment to promoting art and culture in the community. Learn more about current, upcoming, and previous exhibitions here.

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