|Bruce Ferguson, "Egrets Bayou"|
Bruce Ferguson is a Tampa painter who has been reviewed here before. He paints the flora and fauna at the water's edge. Mangroves, water, birds and more with romantic colors and in a slightly Impressionistic manner.
On the right is an unfinished Ferguson, titled "Egrets Bayou". I show it because one almost never sees an unfinished work on display.
|Bruce Ferguson with his work.|
Liz Williams, who has been reviewed here before, paints on silk. Works with strong, melodic colors simultaneously insightful and witty.
In the painting at left, we see a Cuban Sandwich in what appears to be an ovum-like enclosure. Smaller Cuban sandwiches float like moons and planets around it. Note the DNA strand diagonally across the lower left corner.
|Liz Williams and her work.|
Sarah Thee Campagna and her Cybercraft Robots have been reviewed here several times. Her art robots have steadily evolved since the first time I saw one over three years ago.
|Sarah Thee Campagna, "Copperhead"|
"Copperhead" is a fictional, albeit familiar, artifact, according to its accompanying narrative, a weapon found by a robot from the Redhead Rebellion against the Snake People. It is an artifact of freedom. Coincidentally, the artist happens to be a... redhead.
|Sarah Thee Campagna, "Sirius and Corvus"|
From the artist's narrative: Named after the Dog Star and the constellation of the Crow, these two Star Rangers patrol our stellar neighborhood fighting injustice and rescuing damaged robots. They are new knights, purposeful and true.
These robots are strangely human.
Congratulations to all the artists, PAVA, and the Casino for a memorable show.