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Current Exhibitions

Jake Longstreth

Pastures and Parking Lots: Outtakes and Rarities, 2003-2016

January 13 to February 25, 2017

Artist Talk: Friday, January 13, 4pm @ Jay’s Place, Ringhaver Student Center
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 5 to 7pm

Facade (AMC), 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 30”

Facade (AMC), 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 30”

Press Release

For the past 15 years, Longstreth has drawn inspiration from the “non-place of American capitalism,” including video stores, fast casual dining establishments, big box retailers, and parking lots, along with the atmospheric Southern Californian landscape.

The works on view at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum will represent these themes, but will also emphasize Longstreth’s more visionary treatment of the landscape. These paintings offer a further subjective, inner perspective that has been an understated, yet consistent theme throughout the artists’ oeuvre.

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Film Screening: Every Little Thing (La Moindres des choses) by Nicolas Philibert

(1997 / France / digital projection / 105 minutes)

Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm, Kenan Hall, Room 300
Every Little Thing, 1996
Every Little Thing, 1996, film still. © Films I’ici.
Selected with artist, writer, and film curator Carolyn Lazard, CEAM artist-in-residence and curator Staci Bu Shea will host a screening of Nicolas Philibert’s “Every Little Thing" (1997) on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm, followed by a discussion with Lazard via Skype.
The CEAM Artist Residency is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

Jamie Isenstein

Head Case

March 3 to April 15, 2017
Exhibition Walkthrough with Artist: Friday, March 3, 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 5 to 9pm
Jamie Isenstein, Body of Mirrors (four hands, two arms)
Jamie Isenstein, Body of Mirrors (four hands, two arms), 2017, c-print. Courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is please to present an exhibition of recent and past work by New York-based artist Jamie Isenstein. Isenstein’s long interest in the nature of truth and illusion, the self, and the body, has resulted in a body of work that spans photography, sculpture, video, and performance. Included in the exhibition will be a new series of photographs and sculptures, that speak to the mistranslation of the reflection of the body that one might experience with ‘fun house’ mirrors.