Alexa Kleinbard

Alexa Kleinbard, Passion Flower with Pollinators, Remedies Series, 2003-2008, oil paint on birch wood, 36 x 60 inches

Guest Curated by Cynthia Hollis
Sara May Love Gallery

Alexa Kleinbard’s artistic project for more than thirty years has been devoted to addressing issues surrounding the ongoing degradation and destruction of our natural environment. She has always taken the position that we are in and of nature, never accepting the concept of nature as something separate from and controllable by humans. She has studied animals and plants in their native environment for decades, producing strikingly unique and beautiful images that comment on the natural world. Her work presents dichotomies of good and evil, despair and hope, destruction and healing, with a lyricism, lushness of imagery, and sophisticated sense of color and form that underscores and makes bittersweet the issues we face with the ongoing degradation of our natural environment. Through three series, ranging from oil on shaped birchwood, oil stick and graphite drawings on paper, and intricate collaged animals in ink, paint, and pencil, this exhibition presents the dichotomies of despair and hope with a lyricism and lushness of imagery.Click to download catalog for Alexa Kleinbard: Twilight in the Garden Exhibition

Exhibition Catalog

Read the exhibition catalog, with essay by Curator Cynthia Hollis, artist biography written by Alexa Kleinbard, works list and over 30 decades of Kleinbard's work, available as a free download (please note, this is a large file size and may take a while to download) and to read for free online (for easier and quicker reading).

Related Programming
Saturday February 1, 2020

Free admission day! All visitors to the museum can view all 5 galleries admission free!

Saturday February 15, 2020

Events included with admission ($5 nonmembers, free for members and children under 18)
Join artists and visitors for a procession and panel discussion associated with the exhibitions Linda Hall: Beyond Gone and Alexa Kleinbard: Twilight in the Garden on display at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum.

Procession for the earth
Saturday February 15, 10:30-11:00am:
Meet in the Jessie Shaw Bates and Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. Lobby

At 10:30am on Saturday February 15, 2020, there will be a procession throughout the galleries of the Museum celebrating nature’s beauty and fragility. Participants are encouraged to wear masks and costumes related to wildlife that is special to you and/or endangered or extinct. Musicians Patrick McKinney and Paul Harvey will provide percussion.The procession will conclude in the Bates Community Room, where the group can join the audience for a panel discussion with experts on native plants and animals.

Bringing Nature Home: Panel Discussion
saturday February 15, 11:00am-12:00pm:
Meet in the Bates Community Room, 2nd floor

This panel of experts will discuss how to take out invasive species and plant natives to attract the biodiversity that is so rich in North Florida. Panelists include Eleanor Dietrich, the former head of the Florida Wildflower Foundation's Florida Department of Transportation liaison, who placed one of the state's first wildflower resolutions in Leon County and aided FDOT in rewriting official policy and procedures; and Scott Davis, a Botanist-Ranger at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. 

ALEXA KLEINBARD: PIECING TOGETHER THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH COLLAGE
saturday March 7, 2020
TUITION: $70 MEMBERS, $80 NONMEMBERS
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8

Join exhibiting artist Alexa Kleinbard for two 2-hour sessions in the art of collage. Kleinbard’s artistic work is devoted to addressing issues surrounding the ongoing degradation and destruction of our natural environment. She has studied animals and plants in their native environment for decades, producing strikingly unique and beautiful images that comment on the natural world. Using nature magazines, printed photographs, oil pastels, and paint, participants will make their own nature collage, with demonstrations and assistance from artist Alexa Kleinbard. Download the workshop flyer and registration form here. Or sign up for the workshop online here

Saturday March 7, 2020

Free admission day! All visitors to the museum can view all 5 galleries admission free!

 

 

 

Alexa Kleinbard

Alexa Kleinbard, Mountain Sanctuary on our Ridge, Songbirds Nesting at Twilight Series, 2018-2019, oil paint on birch wood, 48 x 60 inches

Alexa Kleinbard

Twilight in the garden

January 11-March 14, 2020

Alexa Kleinbard

Alexa Kleinbard, Aucilla River, Deer, Florida, Corridors Series, 2011-2017, archival photos, archival paper, russian birch wood, 35 x 25 inches

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 

                   

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

     

 

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.