PAST exhibitions
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It's Personal 

by Harold Garde

 

 

Nov. 8th - Dec 31st, 2020 at the Mills Gallery

Opening Sunday, November 8th, 2020.

 

We have been privileged to collect the works of, and, from time to time, curate a show for, Harold Garde, one of the last surviving members of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism.

 

We asked Harold if we could curate a special selection of his works and he enthusiastically agreed. We, in turn, are pleased to share this collection with you in a unique exhibition.

 

Our selections, curated with insights from Harold, span four decades of his nine-decade career. Half of the selections feature rare black & white works. The other half features vibrant color works. Together they offer a broad range of original works that show the diversity of imagery from Harold’s long career.

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A tribute for the artist Paul T. Scarborough who passed in 2018.

 

In this exciting exhibition, artist Kristy Lee honors the memory of her mentor and friend Paul T. Scarborough. Scarborough taught Kristy how to remove herself from the self-doubt and self-judgement and to just paint.

 

This exhibition presents a combined body of work by these two well-known Orlando artists.  Says Lee about Scarborough: “He was the type of artist who inspired other artists to just paint…unapologetically.”

 

The monies from Paul T. Scarborough’s art sales will be donated to charity.

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Past

Present

Future 

by Richard Reep

 

 

Mar. 13th-31st, 2020 at The Mills Gallery

Richard T. Reep is a contemporary American artist who has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries nationwide. He was born in Minnesota in 1960, and his family checked into Tabb’s Seaside Motel in Jacksonville Beach when he was 12. Since then, Reep has maintained an art practice in Florida, with a 2-year hiatus working in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Reep’s installation of mixed media works from three series collectively titled “Past, Present, Future” will be featured at Mills Gallery starting March 13th, 2020. “My current aim,” states Reep, “is to delve into Florida’s soft, hairy underbelly, the pimples and scars riding against its architectural waistband, and make erratic personal statements uncovering truth and beauty concealed in our crapulous built environment."

A Certain Kind of Light 

by Kieran Castaña

 

 

Jan. 10th - 31st, 2020 at the Mills Gallery

Mills Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of portrait works from Kieran Castaño. “A Certain Kind of Light” will run from January 10, 2020 – January 31, 2020. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Zebra Coalition.

Castaño's work explores the makeup of identity through pointillist representations of trans individuals. His goal is always trans visibility. "In my work, I use color as light to shine on Trans subject and related themes. To me, color used as light represents wisdom, truth and self-love gained from our unique journeys to find and know our true selves. I use pointillism to bring out the authenticity of every color within ourselves.”.

This show will also draw eyes to the "too controversial" existence of trans bodies, allowing viewers to bypass the curtain of censorship and take a peek what so many find curious.

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The Seven Deadly Sins 

by William S. Burroughs 

 

 

Nov.1, 2019 at the Mills Gallery

The Mills Gallery is proud to present one of the unsung works from one of America's great artists - The Seven Deadly Sins as Presented through the imagination of William S. Burroughs.

Curated and organized by Kyle Eagle, Enrique Wiedmann, Daniel Fuller, and The Modern Music Movement. From the collection of Robert DelVillan.

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The Art of Felix Royett

10/04/2019 - 10/24/2019

Considered one of the most accomplished and prolific artists of Venezuela, Royett is a pioneering painter who experiments in a variety of creative mediums. His work has been seen all over the world, including Paris-France, Seoul-Korea, Bremen-Germany, and now Orlando, Florida. His collection of work includes an astounding body of paintings that shows the authenticity, diversity, and true experience of being a woman in today’s world. His subjects are of diverse age, social class, and ethnicity, and practice a wide range of professions.

This particular exhibit represents a group of work that embraces modernism and surrealism to bring Royett’s protagonist, THE WOMAN to the forefront.

This exhibition will be curated by Boris Douglas Garbe and Derricka Destiny.

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Sore losers. We all know one, or two, or too many. Artist Ashley Taylor puts in her two cents on the subject starting August 2 at the Mills Gallery with a series of eye popping, jaw dropping, and chin tapping images put to graphic print. If you’re not familiar with the art of Ashley Taylor but are the type that like some visuals with your satire, as well as the kind that can see the grotesque in the beauty, and vice versa - then Taylor may be the artist for you, and one not to be missed. Her work responds to superficial interactions found in the swamps of social environments and explores the psychological effects of trying to assimilate into this twisted social world.The series, Kyle Eagle presents: "Whatever you want it to be" continues with another feature on the stellar talent that lies within the City Beautiful, as Taylor puts her point of view to paper in a way that’s a stunning as anything R.Crumb and James Gillray ever composed, propelling her into a league with luminaries like Taylor McKimens and Warrington Colescott.

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Heaven is a Place on Earth: Works by Anna Cruz and Adam Lavigne
05/10/2019 - 05/28/2019

On Friday, May 10th, Anna and Adam bring their unique vision to the walls of the Mills Gallery with an exhibit they call, “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”. They’re the right people to state that claim if you’ve ever seen their work in person. This will be an exciting part of this year’s art-going season with two of the most promising artists working today - in our area or beyond.

If you attended any of the number of art exhibits that happen across the Central Florida area, you may have seen the colorful and charming work of Anna Cruz and Adam Lavigne. The two have been collaborating for 4 years and have had dual shows in Orlando since 2015. Dreamy, dark, and sometimes funny, their work explores paradise imagery and celestial bodies. Inspired by their home, Florida, bright and primary color palettes fill the heavy black lines that define their work, reminiscent of the moods captured by the Highwaymen school of art.

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BURN THIS DOWN:
Reflections on the Art World
04/05/2019 - 05/03/2019

Gallerist Boris Garbe and artist Marla E present a provocative exhibition of selected works by renowned American Abstract Expressionist, Harold Garde.  Experience the extraordinary achievements and continued vitality in Abstract and Figurative Expressionism by a master who believes "painting is truth."  Through his bold large scale works and the art form he created known as Strappo, Garde is becoming recognized as one of the leading painters of his generation.

Curator Victor Bokas is presenting a body of work representative of what Garde sees as a decline in today's society.  It is evident when meeting Garde that he was not an angry young man.  He is, however, a furious old man - ready to BURN IT DOWN!

A special thanks to Udo Garbe and Bernhard Garbe whose support provided the creation of this catalogue.  

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Trepidation features the Works of six orlando artists
01/11/19 - 02/08/19

Join us at Mills Gallery on Friday, January 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 to view works by Orlando artists Peterson Guerrier, PJ Svedja, Jason Littlefield, Ivelisse Perez, Scott White, and Evan Rosato. 

 

 Trepidation is a six person exhibition taking place at Mills Gallery curated by Amanda Jones. This event will explore the themes of "Trepidation" as each artists takes on that feeling. It will feature Orlando's great painters and illustrators such as Peterson Guerrier, PJ Svejda, Jason Littlefield, Ivelisse Perez, Scott White, and Evan Rosato. The works run the gamut of genre and style, from serious to tongue in cheek.

Free admission and open to the whole community. Please share this event with your friends, family and colleagues!

Artist Bios:

Peterson Guerrier

PJ Svejda

Jason Littlefield

Ivelisse Perez

Scott White

Evan Rosato

10: Harmony in Art
01/11/19 - 02/08/19

10 Harmony in Art brings together 10 modern contemporary artists. This exciting exhibition will have its premiere on March 23 at the Art Gallery at Mills Park and will remain open through April 20th. All of the artists participating are members of the Beaux Arts of Central Florida which was organized in 1962 by the students of the late Lillian Belmont of New York City. The wide array of works featured in the exhibition will encompass fine art, photography, and installation. Created by artists ranging from painters to architects.The works run the gamut of genre and style, from the serious to the tongue in cheek. 

Learning Contentment from the Dutch

01/27/2017 - 03/05/2017

This timely exhibit follows on the heels of a reportedly successful Art Basel Miami 2016, where several Dutch artists were seen in the Wynwood arts district, the galleries represented at SCOPE, and at Bridge - the new Dutch Pavilion. During a period of economic and political uncertainty for most art collectors and aficionados, Dutch art is being exhibited at an unprecedented rate, coupled with a rise in “must-see” art installations in the Netherlands. The pragmatic and direct approach of Dutch art and culture seems to appeal to a wide audience and speaks to the abstract, with pared-down aesthetics centered in basic visual elements such as geometric forms and primary colors. The creators in the LDVC exhibit envision their art to be a universal visual language that is appropriate to the modern era and the fluid movement of so many cultures across borders. The Dutch artist lineup includes Clemens Briels, Jan van Lokhorst, Judith Braun, Laurien Renckens, Marianne Y. Naerebout, and Erik Langkjaer.

Bokas & Bitner

09/08/2016 - 11/05/2016

The Art Gallery at Mills Park presents Bokas & Bitner: New Paintings, an exhibit featuring never before seen works from the local artist Victor Bokas and Donne Bitner.The exhibition will highlight new never before seen works by both artist. Bokas’s art depicts bold colors and playful images that reflect the artist's love for life. Donne Bitner incorporates monotypes, oil pastels, oil stick, and acrylic paint, creating an exotic and varied subject matter. 

La Diaspora

09/08/2016 - 11/05/2016

The Art Gallery at Mills Park presents Diaspora, an exhibit featuring art from Puerto Rican émigrés. Through their artwork, a collection of talented artists will share their narratives as members of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. These artists have translated their historically rich narratives into beautiful masterpieces, the uniqueness of each story and experience is reflected in the array of artistic styles, which ranges from expressionism to realism.

The group is made up of nine artist: Dennise Berlingeri, Pedro Brull, Jose Feliciano, Felipe Morales, Yasir Nieves, "Meri" Maria Ramos, Angel Rivera, Carmen Rojas and Jose Sanchez.