FSC Exhibits Designs from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Paintings of Fallingwater
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2009) — Florida Southern College is proud to show two singular art exhibitions related to its campus designer, Frank Lloyd Wright. "Fallingwater en Perspectiva," featuring the works of contemporary Spanish realist painter Félix de la Concha, is on display in the Melvin Art Gallery, while "Shelter," featuring designs by the students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, is on display in the Burks Gallery. Both exhibits run through Nov. 10.
The opening reception over the weekend featured such luminaries from the fields of art and architecture as Victor Sidy, Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture; the artist, Félix de la Concha; Justin Gunther, the curator at Fallingwater; Michael DesBarres and Ryan Hewson, graduates of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and the curators of "Shelter;" Dakotah Apostolou and Emil Crystal, current students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture; and Jeff Baker, a partner with Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects in Albany, N.Y., and the architect in charge of the restoration of FSCs Wright campus, as well as the Thomas Jefferson Campus at the University of Virginia and the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary.
Félix de la Concha was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1989 and has been exhibited in museums around the world. "Fallingwater en Perspectiva" is composed of de la Concha's interpretations of one of Frank Lloyd Wrights most celebrated buildings, Fallingwater, where de la Concha spent a yearlong residency. His paintings document a time and place, reflecting a particular moment while mirroring, in spirit, the driving energy of the house. He combines virtuoso technique with a deeply sensitive approach to the subject matter, recording subtle fluctuations of light and color that raise questions about perception.
"Shelter" showcases the work of students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, who were asked to design dwellings appropriate for students at the School. The exhibit includes models, drawings, and photographs of their work.
The Melvin Art Gallery and the Burks Gallery are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and during intermissions of many performances of the FSC Fine Arts Series. For more information, please contact the galleries at 863.680.4743.