UNEXPECTED: Art by Alternative Means Featuring Nathan Beard, Akiko Kotani and Rob Tarbell

February 24 – May 19, 2019 • Changing Exhibition Galleries

Three contemporary Florida artists use alternative processes to create unique work based on drawing and memory. Nathan Beard explores his family’s lineage through a labor-intensive process using tape to create undulating layers of painted patterns. Fiber artist Akiko Kotani creates drawings with silk thread, explores mark-making on glass, and crochets “melting walls” from plastic. Rob Tarbell harnesses the elusive medium of smoke to create ethereal portraits on paper and porcelain.

Images from left to right:

Nathan Beard, Exit Music #61 (Fall Kintsugi) (detail), 2017, drawing with silk on three layers of linen scrim, 110 x 96 x 3 in., courtesy of the artist.
Akiko Kotani, Storm Daniel (detail), 2005, silk stitched on three layers of linen scrim, 110 x 96 x 4 in., courtesy of the artist.
Rob Tarbell, Joseph (detail), 2017, smoke on porcelain, acrylic, 30 x 20 x 2 1/2 in., courtesy of the artist.