Sergio Vega, “The Lost Steps”
The Orlando Museum of Art has announced the next cohort of artists to be selected for the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibit, which will be on display from May 14 to August 14, 2016.
The show will display the work of ten artists, working in a wide range of media dealing with the theme of technology and human geography, with one receiving the prize. This year’s artists include: Anthea Behm, Gainesville; Adler Guerrier, Miami; María Martínez-Cañas, Miami; Noelle Mason, Tampa; Ernesto Oroza, Aventura; Matthew Roberts, Deland; Dawn Roe, Winter Park; Kyle Trowbridge, Coral Gables; Michael Vasquez, Miami; and Sergio Vega, Gainesville.
Some examples include mobile applications used by Matthew Roberts to create augmented reality experiences dependent on user location, tapestries by Noelle Mason that reproduce satellite images along the U.S. – Mexico border where human smuggling occurs, and video by Sergio Vega that explores an early Spanish Colonial author’s theory that the Garden of Eden was located deep in the Amazon River basin.
There will be an exhibition opening party on May 13, click HERE to see the Facebook event page. Money raised at the door will help fund the exhibit.
For more information about the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art and the Prize Preview Party please visit www.omart.org.