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 clockwise from left to right:
Akiko Kotani, Roll, silk stitched on paper, 80 x 45 x 10 in., courtesy of the artist.
Nathan Beard, Exit Music #30, Red Shift, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 53 in., courtesy of the artist.
Rob Tarbell, Basel Stabber 1, 2016, smoke on paper, 60 x 40 in., courtesy of the artist.