Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz
This exhibition navigates through the lives and works of two of the most influential artists of their time, and ours — Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. O'Keeffe was one of two abstract painters in America 100 years ago. She went on to create iconic landscapes of the West. Stieglitz was the first to show the art of Rodin, Picasso and Matisse in America, and he fought to have critics recognize photography as "artistic."
Imagine if O’Keeffe & Stieglitz — two true pioneers of American art — had the technology that is available today to create art. What would it look like? How would they continue to push the envelope of creativity? Those questions were posed to 20 artists from around the world who collaborated with Alfstad& Productions to create 100 works of art, including paintings, photography, silkscreen prints, ink jet paintings, airbrush renderings, sculpture, installation art, video and digital video art, drone videography, seven performances by the Fuzion Dance Artists and three one-woman shows by Sarasota actress Jenny Aldrich as Georgia O’Keeffe.
This multifaceted exhibition consists of 21 series of works that construct a story of exploration: about Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz and the impact they continue to have on present day artists. Examples of the series explored include: The Story of Stripes, Jazz Stripes, The Stripes Videos, the Warhol Series, Elvis / Yentl / Georgia, Flower Series, O’Keeffe Country: An Aero View, the Iridescent Series, Airbrushed Portraits, the Equivalents, New Mexico, the Hands and the Love Letters installation.