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Review: Stutz Holiday Exhibition and Open House


Marna Shopoff, "Grey Area" (detail)
  • Marna Shopoff, "Grey Area" (detail)

Through Dec. 19 in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery. Yet another holiday show, this one with the feel of a link-heavy website. Like the work of an artist featured in Stutz's showcase gallery? Just take the elevator upstairs to his/her studio for more!

Yes, it was an open-studio night for 50-plus Stutz artists — and unlike most link farms, a click-through delivered on its promises.

Marna Shopoff, a 2014 Stutz resident artist, struck a low-key note with her architecture-inspired abstract painting “Grey Area” in the Stutz Gallery, but upstairs her latest work found her going in a mind-blowingly fluorescent direction.

The year's other Stutz resident artist, Cheryl Anne Lorance, offered a glimpse of her oeuvre via the masterful egg tempera painting “How May I Serve You?” which portrays a creepy looking masked man in a dunce cap opening a door in what appears to be a medieval dungeon. There was plenty more to see in her studio, where she's working on an exhilarating and conceptually intriguing variety of travel-inspired sketching, etching and sculpture.

The gallery show is open through the month, but you'll have to wait until April for the next Stutz open studio night.


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