Leaning Forward/Looking Back is an exhibit highlighting paintings, mixed media collages and found object assemblages from 1970 to the present. State of the Arts has become the destination to acquire and appreciate work by Sarasota’s legacy artists. The collection includes several works by Syd Solomon who was a friendly member of the New York School of Artists when he was migrating from his home in Sarasota to the Hamptons during the 1950s to 1980s. The most current work includes a collection of paintings, which are figure studies of the Sarasota Ballet by Tim Jaeger. A portion of proceeds will be donated by the Gallery to the Sarasota Ballet. This exhibit is a display of synergy of the visual arts created in Sarasota for over six decades.
Also included in the collection is a mixed media assemblage by Joseph Melancon with a circus theme. State of the Arts Gallery is proud to partner with other cultural arts organizations, including the Sarasota Ballet and the Sarasota Circus Conservatory. "Cross pollination" of the cultural arts is the summary of our current exhibit.