April 6 – May 25, 2019
Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum presents Vision 2019, the annual juried exhibition of Melbourne’s Strawbridge Art League. This exhibition will be on display in the Foosaner’s main galleries from April 6 to May 25, 2019.
Each year the Strawbridge Art League awards over $2000 in awards, including a $1000 Best of Show award. The juror for this year’s Vision exhibition is Donna Torres, an adjunct professor of painting at Florida International University in Miami. Torres received her BA in Liberal Arts from the University of New Mexico and her BFA and MFA in Painting and Drawing from Florida International University.
During the exhibition, works created by Strawbridge Art League members will also be available for purchase in the museum’s Gift Shop.
February 16 – May 25, 2019
Aurora Molina: The Selfie Project will be on view at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum from February 16 through May 25, 2019. The Selfie Project will feature hundreds of embroidered sculptures by Aurora Molina of Miami, Florida. Molina, a figurative fiber artist, uses thread to communicate her subversive narratives.
Through these complex embroidered artworks, Molina examines the egocentricity that informs the modern phenomena of the “selfie” and a person’s desperate need for attention. She highlights the addictive nature of the selfie, the publicity fix, and creates a series of sculptures that project pop culture’s drug-like dependency on social acceptance. The selfie becomes a self-perpetuating social disease that feeds off of its own self-indulgence and complacency, leaving little or no room for self-examination.
Molina was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. She emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen, where she opted to pursue an education in art. Molina received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Molina’s art explores themes ranging from national identity and immigration to self-identity and feminism, staging Molina’s personal history within universal experiences of women and minorities in the United States and Cuba.
Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:
Larry and Mary DeRose